Whystartatxyz talk:Organisation

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Other attributes to organize by that may be useful as an index could be:

  • Fixity: prefix, infix, postfix, circumfix/fenced, scripts, fractional, tabular and compound notations.
Good idea! Christian Lawson-Perfect (talk) 13:58, 13 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Level of study: it may be helpful to separate which notations are present in 1) early education, 2) K-12, 3) higher education and then 4) active research notations. I've talked to people who like focusing on specific levels, so they may find it easier to navigate the wiki for whichever parts they find important to them.
  • Indeed some current pages write about specific examples, and some write about a general ambiguity. To my taste having a page about a conceptual practice is great, and then listing various interesting examples in its body. So, to take a random recent page, Prime symbol in variable names could be a little more generic, even just "Prime".
I think I like having a mix. I definitely prefer "prime symbol in variable names" to "prime". Christian Lawson-Perfect (talk) 13:58, 13 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Naming conventions for pages could be nice, so that they're easy to find and add. For instance, I have an external page on the "Many meanings of superscript plus", that I would be happy to transport over but am unsure what name to use in this Wiki so that it fits in naturally.
I like titles that look like a statement of a problem. I think they help to keep a page focused, rather than writing down everything you know about a certain symbol. "Many meanings of superscript plus" sounds good to me. Christian Lawson-Perfect (talk) 13:58, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

That's all for some early thoughts from me, it's very fun to see the wiki growing!

Dginev (talk) 13:30, 13 July 2021 (UTC)