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===== PagePatterns =====
We're not talking about WikiPatterns, a now-defunct site and book.

A rhetoric of wiki will develop page patterns that writers can use to articulate internal structural relationships that emerge from the conversational thread.

* ThereforBut? - claimed as the simplest and most dominant on c2 wiki
* ThereforButOneTheOtherHand?
* ThereforButOkSoHowAbout?

==== Use page patterns====
Start new page?
One refactoring strategy is to suggest an internal relational structure for the developing page, eg, separating and linking parts with therefore... and an optional but... (see Wiki:ThereforeBut, and Wiki:ThreadsConsideredDrivel for examples).
switch to Berthoff Mode

Ann Berthoff has confronted this problem in her discussion of sentence patterns in F/T/W. She presents sentence patterns as "ways out of chaos," much as I imagine page patterns can work. Some prototypical page patterns might look like

- a pattern for stating and considering dependencies: ItDependsOn?
- a pattern for stating if-then, with an option
- IfThenOtherwise? | IfThenElse?
- pattern for breaking an explanation into several parts
o IfThisAndThisAndThisThenThis?
* a pattern for articulating parallel points or reasons in a series
o ThisAndThisAndThisLeadToThis?
* ...

Like sentence patterns, these page patterns are not meant to be formulas but heuristics. Consequently, writers do not need a large set but could use a good collection. Many will arise from enactment.

There is a list of refactoring strategies at Wiki:RefactoringWikiPages to use as a starting point for more patterns.

more on page patterns

PatternMode as an organizational strategy can become a generative act. It not only addresses reading and understanding, but makes explicit the (organically initiated and developed) structure that has arisen in the thread mode collaboration.

page layout

* Wiki:WikiPageLayout on WardsWiki? presents some general guidelines on how wiki pages are typically organized - a sort of wiki page style guide.
* There some discussion on patterns and pattern forms on Wiki:PatternForm and a list of page patterns on Wiki:WikiPageLayout. But these are not the patterns I'm thinking of.
* Nor am I thinking of modes, such as ThreadMode and DocumentMode (and others such as FAQMode?, DialogMode?, etc.

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