Discussions about enhancements of the Wiki

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Bgschaid (talk)16:47, 18 July 2013

In the new site structure, as logged in editors, we're missing an important "Page Tool", namely: "What Links Here"

I'm asking for this feature, because it's a somewhat important tool when trying to figure out how readers can easily find a particular page or not ;)

Wyldckat (talk)13:57, 8 November 2014

I see it at the bottom (just above the privacy policy). Is that sufficient for your purposes? (it makes sense to me that the creator of the Skin moved it to the bottom: it is more for maintainers than for the general public. So the visibility doesn't have to be THAT high)

Bgschaid (talk)14:59, 8 November 2014

Oops, sorry about that. I vaguely remember seeing the links at the bottom of the page a few weeks ago, but today I completely forgot to look for them at the bottom of the page.

It does make sense that these are placed at the bottom. Many thanks for pointing it out!

Wyldckat (talk)15:04, 8 November 2014
 

What does annoy me about the current skin is that there is no visual feedback whether there is a discussion about the current page.

That is a long term-project to find a non-intrusive solution for that

Bgschaid (talk)15:04, 8 November 2014
 

I was wondering about the organization of the wiki. What about using namespaces for each OpenFOAM version? This would allow the creation of a sort of a subwiki for each version that could work, without relations with the other version pages, as a reference for that particular version.

This way it would be possible to have same-titled pages but for different namespaces, somehow freezing a common structure for them.

Don't know if you already discussed about that.

Ref: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Using_custom_namespaces

Tidusuper91 (talk)15:04, 14 November 2016

Actually we already have categories for each version, which allows cross-referencing other versions if needed, e.g.: Category:OpenFOAM_Version_3.0.x - each category page does act as a wiki page.

What I mean is that we already have a very hard-time maintaining the existing content. Creating dedicated namespaces for each version would only make sense up to a point, for example, for keeping documentation on how to go from version A to version B. And still, that should be stored inside something like what we have for OpenFOAM_guide.

That said, if you already have a set of wiki pages that can be used as an example of the structure you have in mind, it will likely make it easier to see what you mean.

Wyldckat (talk)15:16, 14 November 2016

Ok. I see your point. Don't have already examples to show. Maybe better to not add more overhead on this. I'll stick with this configuration and focus effort on improving the content.

Thanks in any case! :)

Tidusuper91 (talk)16:29, 16 November 2016