Restructuring techbase and userbase

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Sat Jan 3 17:45:35 UTC 2009

On Saturday 03 January 2009 17:07:58 Mark Ziegler wrote:
> Hallo,
> am Samstag, 3. Januar 2009 schrieb Stephen Kelly:
> > Mark Ziegler wrote:
> > >> 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 :-)
> >
> > Well, if you move a page in mediawiki, it leaves behind a #redirect
> > [[newlocation]].
> You are right.
And that has given me a present problem in userbase.  I accidentally set a 
path including '//'.  Moving the page looks correct, but I'm aware that it is 
a re-direct.  I don't mind creating a new page with the info pasted in, and 
I'd feel a lot happier if I knew that the incorrect page could be completely 

I've just realised - I'm a Bureaucrat/sysop - and it says that sysops

Not create a redirect from the old name when moving a page (suppressredirect)

I wonder if that is automatic, or whether it requires a particular setting 
that I might have missed?

> > > 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.
> >
> > Yes, I also like the idea. Many applications already have a page there.
> I know, but both projects I mentionend have no website at all.
> Should we use Userbase to keep all stuff a website normally includes like
> news, announcements, download, roadmap, user docs? Technical stuff should
> be in techbase then? Does it means to have at least one page in each base
> for one app?
Probably, but that would be at the discretion of the devs concerned.

> > I do have more ideas on that, but writing these kind of emails can be a
> > lot of effort, and not worth it if the response is only going to be 'No
> > restructuring' anyway.
> Hahaha. Sounds like you did it before ;-)
I want to hear the ideas :-)  I'm learning as we go along, and anything that 
makes it more efficient is of interest to me.

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