A page for general discussion as we work our way through issues. New topics can be added at the top using === Headings ===
Does search include talk/discussion pages?
If it doesn't then they won't become noise. At the moment we have so few talk/discussion pages in use that I haven't found one to test. Anyone know of an example?
- And I found that by typing 'talk:' into the wikiMedia search bar that I can get access to talk pages and more importantly, unless I specifically look for a 'talk:' page it does not show up in the mediaWiki search results but does for the J wiki search. Bob Therriault (talk) 21:17, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
- If I enter: "Talk:" in the top-right searchbar (is that the mediawiki or the J searchbar??) then it finds 9 instances. Most written by me, I fear, and very short. Here's 3 that have entries by other people: Talk:Articles/J_--_a_Glimpse_of_Heaven ; Talk:Standard_Library/break ; Talk:Vocabulary/Unreadability . Ian Clark (talk) 05:15, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
- And here's another that's long and even has a Table of Contents: Talk:Guides/iOS. Ian Clark (talk) 05:22, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
Does delete put pages at risk during reboot?
- I must have misread the information. Wiki's are set up so that deleted pages are tagged, but never removed unless you go to extraordinary lengths.
Reference: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Deleting_a_page Bob Therriault (talk) 21:35, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
Quick Access Category Page and Wiki Web Crawl
I have created a page with some category tabs on it. https://code.jsoftware.com/wiki/Wiki/categories
This will allow me to copy and paste from side by side tabs on my browser as I wander the corridors of the wiki. Feel free to update with your initials or additional categories. The format has to be <nowiki>[[Category:Delete]]</nowiki> so that the category declaration is ignored.
Also, Eric has already done a web crawl here, https://code.jsoftware.com/wiki/Eric_Iverson/Site_Map This may give us a jump on the pages to be trimmed. Easiest way to check if a page has been tagged when you land on it is to go to the bottom and check the categories.
Bob Therriault (talk) 22:30, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
This page draws together some suggestions of areas on which to focus the new wiki. It would be a good place to start for anyone willing to contribute but is unsure of where to start.