Wiki organization

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Infrastructure proposal.png This article covers an infrastructure proposal.

Infrastructure proposals are suggestions how to improve the project infrastructure; this also includes the code toolchain and tools for code documentation. Infrastructure proposals will be evaluated by the project management department and implemented down the line if they have been agreed upon.

This proposal explores how to we can restructure the wiki to improve its usability.

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Wiki organization

Current problems

The current wiki organization for department pages is a bit strange:

These pages use the namespace name style (with the ":"), but none of them are actual namespaces.

New organization proposals

I propose to use one system for all department related wiki pages.

  • We could keep the namespace style naming, but convert them into actual namespaces.
  • We could convert all department pages to subpages (like Programming:Glossary). This would add breadcrumbs, making browsing even easier.
    • Note: Subpages are disabled by default in the main namespace, we should enable them.
  • Change {{Name}} to {{Name}} (cleaner approach according to #mediawiki)

Advantages

A simple wiki organization ...

  • makes finding an article easier.
  • doesn't confuse users as much who want to make a new article.

Disadvantages

  • We'll have to move some pages. Taldor wants to help with this.

Wiki page name casing

Currently page names use different casing styles, this should be unified, in order to prevent useless discussions and to improve consistency. This should apply to templates as well.

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