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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by tatewise » 20 Nov 2019 16:04

OK, I've had a first attempt at dealing with Namespace Concepts, but feel free to pull it apart :D

The Knowledge Base > Contribute Your Knowledge has a new Namespace Concepts section.
The Knowledge Base > Contribute Your Knowledge ~ Namespace Concepts page is new, but derived from older pages.

The Knowledge Base > Contribute Your Knowledge ~ Edit Links and Media page has updated links to namespaces throughout, plus other minor corrections and improvements.

The Knowledge Base > Contribute Your Knowledge ~ Create And Manage Pages has similar updates, but only within the Introduction section and the What Sort of Page section, that now also incorporates the details from the Knowledge Base > Contribute Your Knowledge ~ Creating A New Namespace page.

Does Knowledge Base > Basic Concepts need any adjustment, maybe by referring to Namespace Concepts for details?
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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 21 Nov 2019 14:35

Mike,

I think what you've done is fine, given it will only be the really motivated that need to delve into the advanced stuff.

I've edited Knowledge Base > Basic Concepts to simplify the Basis cs concept para and point to the Namespace para, eliminating duplication.

Do we now just need to go through and check all the FIXmes etc. and publish?

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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by tatewise » 21 Nov 2019 15:16

Yes, I think that is the way to go :D

I will have a go at the most obvious FIXME entries.
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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by tatewise » 21 Nov 2019 16:03

In Knowledge Base > Download Links there is a FIXME for the pushfile.php utility name= option for the %20 feature.

Since the Knowledge Base > Pushfile Plugin Macro allows space characters in filenames, can we remove the %20 feature and say users must use the Pushfile Plugin if they need spaces in filenames?

Once that is resolved the only FIXME entries are to do with Expert Features and Reference Material that needs a little more thought.
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Post by ColeValleyGirl » 21 Nov 2019 16:14

I thunk that makes sense for the %20 issue.

Will have a look at Expert Features and Reference Material -- but probably not today, so if you get there first, don't wait for me!

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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by tatewise » 22 Nov 2019 16:24

I think the updates are almost nearly complete.
I have: There are a few of those macros not discussed anywhere, such as ~~PAGEINDEX~~ and ~~GOTO>pagename~~, so I will give that a little thought.

Do each of the detail Pages need a hyperlink somewhere back to the top level Page?
I know there is the Related Pages Backlinks at the bottom, but is that enough?
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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 23 Nov 2019 07:53

tatewise wrote:
22 Nov 2019 16:24
Do each of the detail Pages need a hyperlink somewhere back to the top level Page?
I know there is the Related Pages Backlinks at the bottom, but is that enough?
I think a link back to the starting point makes excellent sense.

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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by tatewise » 23 Nov 2019 10:30

OK, I can add add some Return to Overview Page backlinks where appropriate.

Do you agree that we can swap the 'original' and the 'alternative approach' around now?
Even if there are a few details to review or update, they can be edited on the 'live' pages.

What I then plan to do is review each of the 'original' sections and delete/hide/strikeout all that have matching sections in the 'alternative approach' just in case we have missed something, and eventually delete those old redundant pages.

At the end of the Knowledge Base > Root Pages & Namespaces section are some root Namespaces that appear to be redundant 'junk' and maybe removed, so I will ask Jane to confirm and delete them.

Does that sound like a workable plan?
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Post by ColeValleyGirl » 23 Nov 2019 10:45

That sounds like an excellent plan, Mike -- sorry I'm not contributing more but a new drug is disagreeing with me...

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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by tatewise » 25 Nov 2019 10:44

Sorry about your disagreeable new drug.

I've carried out that plan and hidden the text linked via Knowledge Base > Contribute Your Knowledge ~ Original Index.
Only a few topics needed migrating to the new pages, and a few new pages needed minor adjustments.

So I plan to leave things to settle for a week or so, and then can delete all the old original pages.

My review of the Namespaces used https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?do=index to obtain a site map.
That revealed an alternative_approach Namespace containing Pages all without Backlinks:
Knowledge Base > To-do List Attribute
Knowledge Base > Using Naming Lists To Track Your Research
Knowledge Base > Using Notes To Track Your Research
Knowledge Base > zim and Knowledge Base > zotero
but alternative_approach has screenshot Images used in Knowledge Base > Zim and Knowledge Base > Zotero

These all seem to be leftover from your Knowledge Base > Planning and Tracking Your Research and apart from moving the Knowledge Base > Zim and Knowledge Base > Zotero Images to the how_to namespace, they can all now be deleted. Do you agree?
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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 25 Nov 2019 11:02

Agreed, Mike.

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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by tatewise » 07 Dec 2019 11:13

Helen, I know you have been busy with the Research Planner, but have you had any chance to review the final version of our Knowledge Base > Contribute Your Knowledge and the other recent changes in my previous posting?

Has anyone else taken a look at the new improved advice that hopefully makes it easier for users to add KB details?

Is it time to ditch all the old redundant pages?
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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 07 Dec 2019 11:17

Sorry, Mike -- when I said agreed, I meant I was happy with what you'd done and we could ditch the old pages.

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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by tatewise » 07 Dec 2019 22:28

OK, all old stuff ditched, and it only took us a year to complete this task :roll:
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Re: Contribute Your Knowledge Improvements

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 08 Dec 2019 07:49

Hardly any time at all in genealogy terms then ;)

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