Revision history for WhereIsEverything


Revision [3727]

Last edited on 2008-02-19 11:26:46 by BethJensen
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There needs to be a better system of navigation rather than a recent post page and an index. These tools are good to have, but they are too thick. No one wants to waste time looking through crap they don't care about to get to the good stuff. The challenge is to create a system that makes it easy to find things while not obstructing the flow of the wiki. Listing every link on a page would be a daunting and pointless task and would defeat some of the advantages of spontaneity in creating wiki links.
What is proposed is something along the lines of programing and making algorithms of automatic and helpful code that is embedded into the wiki. It would catch any new link that gets created and sort it into a few broad catagories...
- One by user links - similar to a key word, except it finds people's names.
All of these would be organized into a browser style with advanced features to include, or exclude, certain criteria. Unlike a search bar, browsing enables you to find topics you never thought existed without guessing or trying to find things by accident. You can never go wrong with a BrowsingFeature that is organized. It becomes like a shopping experience. For example,
- You might not have bought that expensive shirt if you had seen it in a different light.
- You might not have written in that wiki page had you not seen how it applied to your area of interest.
- You see the overall content and can decide if it is worth spending time in.
Contributors: BethJensen
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There needs to be a better system of navigation rather than a recent post page and an index. These tools are good to have, but they are too thick. No one wants to waste time looking through crap they don't care about to get to the good stuff. The challenge is creating a system that is easy to find things while not obstructing the flow of the wiki. Just listing every link on a page would be a daunting and pointless task and defeat some of the advantages of spontaneity in creating wiki links.
What is proposed is something more along the lines of programing and making algorithms of automatic and helpful code that is embedded into the wiki. What it would do is catch any new link that gets created and then sort it into a few broad catagorys.
- One by user links - kind of like a key word except it only finds peoples names.
All of these then would be organized into a browser style with advanced features to include or exclude certain criteria. Unlike a search bar, browsing enables you to find topics you never thought existed without guessing or trying to find things by accedent. You can never go wrong with a BrowsingFeature that is organized. It becomes like a shopping experience:
- You might not have bought that expensive shirt if you didn't see it in that sexy light.
- You might not have written in that wiki page had you not seen how sexy those words looked together.
- You see the overall content and can decide if it is worth spending time around.


Revision [3674]

Edited on 2008-02-18 10:33:21 by MarthaPeters
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There needs to be a better system of navigation rather than a recent post page and an index. These tools are good to have, but they are too thick. No one wants to waste time looking through crap they don't care about to get to the good stuff. The challenge is creating a system that is easy to find things while not obstructing the flow of the wiki. Just listing every link on a page would be a daunting and pointless task and defeat some of the advantages of spontaneity in creating wiki links.
Deletions:
There needs to be a better system of navigation rather than a recent post page and an index. These tools are good to have, but they are too thick. Know one wants to waste time looking through crap they don't care about to get to the good stuff. The problem though is how to make a system that is easy to find things while not obstructing the flow of the wiki. Just listing every link on a page would be a daunting and pointless task and defeat some of the advantages of spontaneity in creating wiki links.


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Edited on 2007-02-16 08:59:44 by MorganAdmin
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"Once the initial wave of adverse symptoms passes, recovery is supported by a loose collection of contextual signposts that can be remarkably descriptive." -BrianLamb-
"No matter how descriptive, too many SignPosts that are loosly collected will leave many roads untraveled." -TheCollective-
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"Once the initial wave of adverse symptoms passes, recovery is supported by a loose collection of
contextual signposts that can be remarkably descriptive." -BrianLamb-
"No matter how descriptive, too many SignPosts that are loosly collected will leave many roads
untraveled." -TheCollective-


Revision [1325]

Edited on 2007-02-16 08:57:06 by MorganAdmin
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=====A Call To Organize A Wiki =====
One of the common complaints about a wiki is that there is an apparent lack of organized structure.
== The Defense ==
== The Rebuke to the Defense ==
- One by Titles - alphabetical (perhaps this already exists as the index).
- One by subject matter - using actual content from within the wiki pages.
- One by user links - kind of like a key word except it only finds peoples names.
- One by length of page.
- One by how frequently a page gets edited.
- SoOnAndSoForth...
- You might not have bought that expensive shirt if you didn't see it in that sexy light.
- You might not have written in that wiki page had you not seen how sexy those words looked together.
- You see trends emerging.
- You see the overall content and can decide if it is worth spending time around.
If you have doubt of the usefulness in browsing by category just check out any online store, such as [http://www.buy.com Buy.com].
=== Further Areas To Explore ===
Deletions:
= A Call To Organize A Wiki =
One of the most common complaints about a wiki is that there is an apparent lack of organized structure.
*The Defense
*The Rebuke to the Defense
*One by Titles - alphabetical (perhaps this already exists as the index).
*One by subject matter - using actual content from within the wiki pages.
*One by user links - kind of like a key word except it only finds peoples names.
*One by length of page.
*One by how frequently a page gets edited.
*SoOnAndSoForth...
*You might not have bought that expensive shirt if you didn't see it in that sexy light.
*You might not have wrote in that wiki page had you not seen how sexy those words looked together.
*You see trends emerging.
*You see the overall content and can decide if it is worth spending time around.
If you have doubt of the usfullness in browsing by catagory just check out any online store, such as [http://www.buy.com Buy.com].
== Further Areas To Explore ==
'''Note To Everyone Who Contributed To This Page'''
I deleted all contributers names, including my own. I saw a trend developing where all the contributers where leaving their names at the bottom of document wikis. I don't like that trend. So I hope you all don't mind remaining among the anonymous wiki and being apart of TheCollective.


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