[GMG-Devel] Fwd: Re: wiki: the very beginning

Christopher Allan Webber cwebber at dustycloud.org
Wed Jul 20 19:52:15 EDT 2011


Hm, interesting.  It is a pretty steep change from the way we're doing
things but maybe it's actually for the best.

Sure, I'm fine with this route if others (esp Will) are.


will kahn-greene <willg at bluesock.org> writes:

> I'm pretty sure Jim meant to send this to me and the list.
>
> I like this.  It's different than what I was thinking, but I'm game.
>
> How do other people feel about this allocation of content?
>
> /will
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Re: [GMG-Devel] wiki: the very beginning
> Date: 	Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:58:55 -0500
> From: 	Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com>
> To: 	will kahn-greene <willg at bluesock.org>
>
>
>
> Hey All,
>
> This is what I've put together. Let me know what you think.
>
> The general idea thus far is to have the wiki be more hacker +
> administrator focused, and the docs to be more user-focused. If someone
> has a good argument the other way, I'd be open to it, though.
>
> With this project, I think we can assume that the users have access to
> the web, otherwise they wouldn't be downloading the software, or
> uploading their images.
>
> Here is a sketch of how things may be organized:
>
> Wiki
> ====
> Because this is a wiki, these topics don't have to placed in a linear
> order like the python-sphinx docs.
>
> - About the Project / Contributing / Administering
>
> About
> - What is MediaGoblin (this should be somehow different from the main
> "about" page on the web.)
> - Design document (vision)
>
> Contributing
> - Git, Cloning and Patches
> - Codebase documentation
> - Hacking
>
> Administration
> - Deployment (For security, any binary packages should be provided on
> the main web site, but we can link to them from here.)
> - Security
> - Theming
> - Updates and maintenance
>
> Docs
> User-level docs (goblins = pictures or other media) Topics should be
> task- or topic-oriented. Collect questions such as these, and organize
> them under broader topics areas.
> - Move the docs "Foreword" to the end and call it, "About the docs," or
> something similar. This will get users straight into the documentation
> without needing to read any preamble material.
> - How do I create / delete my account?
> - How do I change my password?
> - How do I update my profile information?
> - How do I link this with my Friendster? (just kidding)
> - How do I add my goblins?
> - How do I delete my goblins?
> - Who can view my goblins?
> - Can I keep some goblins hidden from view?
> - Can I download my goblins?
> - How much storage space do I have, and how many goblins can I fit in
> that amount of storage space?
> - How much does this cost? Do I have to pay this fee in any special
> goblin currency?
> - Is there a size limit on how big my goblins can be when I upload them?
> - How do I set the license under which I provide my goblins?
> - What metadata is available for my goblins?
> - How can I view how many times my goblins have been viewed?
> - How can I share my goblins with other instances of this fancy
> mediagoblin framework?
> - etc
>
> Jim
>
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM, will kahn-greene <willg at bluesock.org
> <mailto:willg at bluesock.org>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Jim!
>
>     How's the proposal going?  Is there anything I can help with?
>
>     /will
>
>
>
>     On 07/15/2011 11:00 AM, Jim Campbell wrote:
>
>         Hi Again,
>
>         On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM, will kahn-greene
>         <willg at bluesock.org <mailto:willg at bluesock.org>
>         <mailto:willg at bluesock.org <mailto:willg at bluesock.org>>> wrote:
>
>             On 07/14/2011 01:14 PM, Jim Campbell wrote:
>
>                 [snip]
>
>
>                 I'll put a content inventory with some suggestions
>         together and
>                 make it
>                 available by by tomorrow.
>
>
>             You rock!  That would help a ton because then it'll be
>         clearer what
>             we've got and where it should go.
>
>             /will
>
>
>
>         Here's a basic inventory of what we have now:
>         http://j1m.net/?attachment_id=__610
>         <http://j1m.net/?attachment_id=610> (LibreOffice spreadsheet)
>
>         One thing that stands out is that some of the contributing info
>         can be
>         split up in some places, and some of it can be consolidated.
>
>         I'll put together a proposal for how things might be organized,
>         and will
>         have that available either later today or tomorrow.
>
>         Jim
>
>
>
>
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