[maemo-community] WikiTalk .... was Re: The role of the docmaster

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Sat May 16 11:59:16 EEST 2009
Qole wrote:
> Thank you for this, Quim.
> I personally wish there was some way to pull the many, many great tips
> and tricks out of Talk, like a prospector hunting for gold, and collect
> them somewhere central. Too much for one person, but a good organizer /
> delegator could send out teams to rove through the threads and return
> with the nuggets...

Indeed ... and on the "teach a man to fish principle" ... maybe they could
write/commision a "wikify this thread" button?

Guides the user to pick a title and creates a new page with all quoting removed,
headers between each post and a backlink to the original thread?
Maybe list tags and request suitable ones.
Add tags like WikifiedTalk.

Big edit box with "delete all cruft, flames and enquiries about the next model"

Unsure about copyright - maybe only comments by users who opted in (or not out)
of the "allow my posts to be wikified" option.

Of course it may be an idea to cc a docmaster about new pages; label threads as
wikified and link to their page; disallow duplication; suggest wikifying the
results of a search; search wiki for pages to link to/from";  bugzilla-like only
letting you create a bug *after* you've done a search; PM the submitter ever 3/6
months to say "hey, why don't you review this page" ... and countless other things.

However the ability to filter the 99% chatter and condense some useful stuff out
could be huge.


"Don't worry, you'll be fine; I saw it work in a cartoon once..."

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