Wiki -- break very long pages up into short pages?

There are some very very very long pages in the wiki. If we do add
screenshots and stuff they will get even longer. In addition, many
of the sections within pages would benefit from direct linking
elsewhere in the site. http://wiki.bestpractical.com/view/ManualAdministration
in particular.

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source
and other randomness

It’s a wiki. One ought to simply do as one likes (within reason), yes?

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There are some very very very long pages in the wiki. If we do add
screenshots and stuff they will get even longer. In addition, many
of the sections within pages would benefit from direct linking
elsewhere in the site. http://wiki.bestpractical.com/view/ManualAdministration
in particular.

The ManualFoo pages were from an attempt to have a techwriter write a
proper manual a good few years back. The intent had been that it was
going to be a for-money item, but we ended up posting the content
instead of charging for it. I’d be 100% ok with splitting the pages into
logical sections, though I’d probably say that cutting to less than a
couple screens is probably too fine-grained. But that’s handwavey and
I’m happy to be overruled by a volunteer who’s actually doing the work.

Thanks!
-jesse

It’s a wiki. One ought to simply do as one likes (within reason), yes?

It’s also a colaborative effort and it has a primary owner, so I tend
to try and figure out what changes they would be happy with and which
they would prefer not to have before making a structural change like
that.

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source
and other randomness

The ManualFoo pages were from an attempt to have a techwriter write a
proper manual a good few years back. The intent had been that it was
going to be a for-money item, but we ended up posting the content
instead of charging for it. I’d be 100% ok with splitting the pages
into
logical sections, though I’d probably say that cutting to less than a
couple screens is probably too fine-grained.

Sounds like we are on the same page. I’ll see what I can do.

Would it be okay if I dropped Manual from the front of the new page
names? Every time I see “ManualApache” I think “configuring Apache
by hand”… etc.

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source
and other randomness

The ManualFoo pages were from an attempt to have a techwriter write a
proper manual a good few years back. The intent had been that it was
going to be a for-money item, but we ended up posting the content
instead of charging for it. I’d be 100% ok with splitting the pages
into
logical sections, though I’d probably say that cutting to less than a
couple screens is probably too fine-grained.

Sounds like we are on the same page. I’ll see what I can do.

Would it be okay if I dropped Manual from the front of the new page
names? Every time I see “ManualApache” I think “configuring Apache
by hand”… etc.

Certainly.

Will you leave the old page names as indexes to where the content went,
since there are folks outside the wiki who deeplink to those pages
today.

Would it be okay if I dropped Manual from the front of the new page
names? Every time I see “ManualApache” I think “configuring Apache
by hand”… etc.

Certainly.

Will you leave the old page names as indexes to where the content
went,
since there are folks outside the wiki who deeplink to those pages
today.

As do I, so yeah :wink:

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source
and other randomness