Restructuring techbase and userbase

Mark Ziegler mark.ziegler at
Sat Jan 3 16:13:40 UTC 2009


am Samstag, 3. Januar 2009 schrieb Stephen Kelly:

> Another issue I'd like to see fixed is URL normalization. If I use
> konqueror up while on a tutorial page, I get to
> which is not the same as
> without the slash on the end. There are a
> few ways to solve this.
> 1) mediawiki redirects for pages with subpages. Ie redirect [[Tutorials/]]
> to [[Tutorials]]. This is not a big job if we reduce the number of subpages
> and sub-sub-pages as I'm proposing.
> 2) HTTP redirects (301, permanent redirect request.url_with_slash to
> request.url_without_slash). I can't think of a reason someone would want a
> slash on the end of a page in techbase or userbase.
> 3) Maybe mediawiki has a setting for this?
Have to check.

> Yet another thing that I don't see a reason for is that it's not possible
> to create a 'normal' account on userbase. Why is that?
You can use one account for multiple pages. So maybe people should get used to 
use OpenID. In our opninion ;-)

> Can we change it?
Maybe the admins can tell you. Imho it should be easy.

> What do you think of these ideas?
I do not see the big benefit on changing techbase structure so much. Result 
would be that we have many dead links in search engines. gives you a 
hint where this app belongs to. Maybe I have to read your email once more :-)

A thing I would like to talk about is the future of Userbase. Should it be the 
home (website) for some apps like skanlite or lokalize. I spoke to the authors 
and they like the idea. We discussed that in our september meeting, but there 
was no decision. I stopped contributing to userbase because I miss some 
guidelines for userbase. What should be in.
We talked about reducing no. of outdated * pages, but where to put the 
The promo people missing a place to provide slides, movies, managing events.
Will we have onther wiki? Than we need to spent time on cleaning up techbase 
and moving content.


If you find typos or wondering of my short message, this is related to my 
current limited mobility.
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