Organizing your new pages

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Thanks for using the UBC Wiki. As part of an effort to better organize the UBC Wiki, we're moving pages to the appropriate section of the wiki. The goal of this process is to make information on the UBC Wiki easier to find. I just noticed that you added a number of new pages to the wiki and I wanted to discuss how they could be organized better.

Currently, many of your new pages are in the the root, or Main Space, of the wiki. This namespace is primarily a shared community space and articles in this section should be encyclopedic in nature, appeal to a broad audience, and be reflective of UBC. Articles in the main space should start with an introductory sentence describing what the page is about as this space is syndicated. Finally, pages in the main space belong to the wiki community and we encourage anyone edit them. It looks like many of your pages are related to specific workshops and should probably be organized into a different Namespace. If not, perhaps they could be merged with already existing pages in the main space.

Since your pages seep to be specific to specific workshops, I'd first look at moving them to a specific namespace. The Documentation namespace is reserved for user manuals, documentation, workshop pages, support and other similar content. Similarly, the Sandbox can be thought of as a notebook/workspace and it's a great space for personal or group project projects. Outside editing of articles or pages in the documentation space or sandbox space less encouraged. Pages in the Sandbox or Documentation space can be structured hierarchically using subpages. MediaWiki will automatically add navigation links between child and parent pages. Additionally, it looks like you have access to the LFS namespace, and that could be a great location for them since they seem to be about LFS workshops.

Please see UBC_Wiki:Community_Policies#Organization_Policies for more info about how the wiki is organized. Please let me know how you'd like to proceed.


17:57, 27 March 2012

Hi, I just wanted to follow up on my above message. I went ahead and organized your workshop pages into subpages of the LFS:Workshops page, so that they all have the following naming protocol:

I updated the links on the main LFS:Workshops page to reflect these changes. The software that the wiki runs on will automatically add navigation links between child and parent pages, which might make it easier for your users to navigate between those pages.

Please feel free to undo my moves (or ask me to do so). More information about moving pages can be found at: Help:Moving_a_page.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can do anything else.


00:00, 29 March 2012