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Here are some thoughts and questions about how the site should be organised. Please add your own responses, and make sure to sign your contributions by writing ~~~~ at the end.

Of pages

At the moment (2021-07-13), there are a few dozen pages, each belonging to one or two out of a handful of categories.

I'm keen to identify common themes, but how should we achieve that? Doing something like TV Tropes, having links for phenomena like parentheses are overused wherever they appear, appeals to me.

Is there any point in trying to come up with a top-down structure? Like, "" → "Avoidable ambiguities" → "Ambiguities you have to go out of your way to make"

Christian Lawson-Perfect (talk) 09:58, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Within pages

Is there a common structure for pages that we can try to follow?

Maybe something like:

  • Description of the problem
  • Examples
  • Suggested resolutions
  • References

Should it be one problem per page, or is it OK to collect a few similar problems on one page?

Christian Lawson-Perfect (talk) 09:58, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Quick questions

More experienced mediawiki users might be able to answer these:

  • What's the deal with namespaces? Would we benefit from adding any?
  • It would be nice to have templates for editing remarks, like "please give an example". What's the best way of writing these? Does it make sense to copy some from wikipedia?