Guiding principles

Guiding principles

Do we want to link to a good reference for these principles here? Also, would we consider using this image at the top of the page for visual interest I use it in my presentations and feel it resonates:)

Tkstephe (talk)20:32, 7 November 2022

I will play around with the layout of the image to add it.

I can also look up a reference for the guiding principles. The only potential hesitation with this is that all the references I've come across so far have stated that special characters should never be used - while the principles on this wiki are cIRcle-specific, would it cause confusion if our linked reference is in conflict with our guide?

ClaireSwanson (talk)22:02, 7 November 2022

I feel like I might be misunderstanding our meeting about this. If all the guidelines are saying do not use special characters, why are we saying you can?

Tkstephe (talk)00:05, 11 November 2022

Ok, I was getting confused by what we are trying to say so I looked it up and I think we could adapt this example from

Avoid special characters Just because you can use something doesn't mean you should. There are two reasons to avoid special characters, punctuation marks, and symbols in filenames:

Special characters and punctuation marks are often reserved characters for computer operating systems. This means that the character is used in a very specififc way by the operating system and using it in a file name will cause errors. Not all operating systems and programs support the same characters. A common example is how the modern Mac OS (9 and after) support a number of special characters (/ \ : * ? < > |) that are not supported by Windows. Also: Never Use Emojis in file names! It's a very bad idea at this time.

Tkstephe (talk)00:15, 11 November 2022
Tkstephe (talk)00:18, 11 November 2022

I added text to support my recommendation. Please edit as needed/preferred.

Tkstephe (talk)23:24, 8 December 2022

No additional edits - considering this thread done

ClaireSwanson (talk)18:12, 9 January 2023

No additional edits - considering this thread done

ClaireSwanson (talk)18:14, 9 January 2023