Discussion

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Things that need to be reconfigured in this wiki before we roll it out to the public:

1. Change title of "Main Page" to "10/25 Project" (but leave the page name "Main Page" in place). Allan Hurst

2. Is there a way to show who's made each edit/addition? Allan Hurst

There are 2 ways. One is to click on the history tab to see who performed each edit, chronologically. That works on all pages automatically. The second is to type 4 tildes (Libcub 15:51, 22 June 2009 (UTC)), which adds your username and the data and time. (I am doing this at the end of my responses to these questions.) That works well when you are adding text, but not as well for revisions and deletions. Libcub 15:51, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
For purposes of this discussion page, I really like this idea. Allan Hurst

3. Add a "10/25 Project" logo underneath the IAGSDC logo. Allan Hurst

4. Do we want to create stub pages for each category (e.g., "Clubs") and set the initial page to read "Please add information here"? Since a number of wiki novices will be using this system, that may make it easier to encourage them to add information themselves.

5. Do we want to create a stub page listing all of the past and present IAGSDC clubs? I suspect this would be a good idea. Allan Hurst

Agreed. Libcub 15:51, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

6. Do we separate inactive and active club names, or put them all together? Allan Hurst

I can picture some uses for which separate lists would be better, and some where a single list would be better. One option in the Wikimedia software is to put all the data in a sortable table. We can have a "Status" column, with values "active", "inactive", "dead", whatever we like. Then the table can be sorted by the page visitor by clicking the column title. Libcub 15:51, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Expect to be asked to help me figure out how to create a sortable table. :) Allan Hurst

7. If we put all club names together onto a single page, do we add the word "[Inactive]" to the name of each inactive club? (E.G., "Bent Squares [Inactive]") Allan Hurst

8. Questions about the Framework Libcub

a. Dancers: What is the thinking behind the 3 categories of dancers? I think having a category like "Popular" or "Highly Visible", which is highly subjective is going to upset people.

I was brainstorming when I wrote up the list. I suspect that if we're going to list individual dancers of note (e.g., Freeman Stamper, Harlan Kerr, etc.) that a single list will be fine. Allan HurstMichael Spayd 05:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)I think popular and highly visible may almost be the same.Michael Spayd 05:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

b. Dancers: What is "SBNN"?

Hell if I know. I can't remember. :) Allan HurstMichael Spayd 05:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)Straight But Not Narrow....a TAQC creation to commemorate the straight square dancers that add to our activityMichael Spayd 05:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

c. Callers: The distinction between national/international vs. local vs. club callers is not always easy to decide. What category would you put Grant Ito, Ron Masker, Pat Carnathan, etc.? It also becomes a maintenance headache. At what point does a caller move from club to local, or from local to national/international?

I agree; I suspect a single "Callers" category would be fine. Allan Hurst

d. Events: Why are only some fly-ins listed? Are those just examples?

I listed the major recurring fly-ins that I could think of off the top of my head at the time. I suspect adding (or letting clubs add) all fly-ins would be appropriate. (For example: what's the history of Chase The Chile, and why is it held only every other year?) Allan Hurst

9. How does one force a text wrap(see the Framework page to see what I'm talking about)? Allan Hurst

That's due to the leading spaces. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples. I've edited a couple of the long lines on the Framework page using initial colons instead of leading spaces so you can see how that looks. Libcub 05:17, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

10. Keep the framework as simple as possible and depend upon the extensive linking capabilities of Wiki to structure and cross-reference the information.

I imagine one page for each entity that we are recording. The entities seem to be Clubs (members, affiliates, associates), People (Callers, Dancers, others), Events (flyins, conventions, special). Both past and present entities should be recorded, i.e., clubs no longer in existence. Links should be used extensively to associate people with clubs, clubs with events, callers with clubs and events, etc. Cross-reference with the information in Bradley Bell and IAGSDC.org should made when it makes sense. I imagine that club histories are available from club web sites as well as other sources.