Archiving wiki pages [was: Re: Minutes of the Board meeting of October 29th, 2013]

Dave Neary <dneary gnome org> wrote:
That page is pretty new. The intention was to consolidate the
pre-existing guidelines, but there's a chance that some of the issues
you mention are simply bugs that need to be ironed out.

This raises a very important point.

Mairin worked on logo & brand guidelines back in 2006. That was the work
(I believe that you based this page off.

Those old guidelines were seriously out of date and were desperately
in need of a refresh. We have also been wanting to move the guidelines
off the public wiki for (literally) years. I'm only embarrassed that
it took me so long to get around to it. :)

And all of the links to her
work are now broken and point at this page.

Links to our trademark guidelines shouldn't point to our trademark
guidelines? I don't get your point...

The archive is gone. The
history is gone.

Not true. All the assets from that page were moved to an archive
section [1] in You can also still see the history of
that page [2].

We are losing collected collective wisdom at al alarming rate in the
GNOME project as people (like myself) become less active and old wiki
pages get deleted wholesale as we move to new infrastructure and the
content gets "refreshed".

I don't think this is a good thing, but if it's a conscious decision
that's one thing. If it's collateral damage and is happening unawares,
then it's more serious (and consider this to be calling attention to it).

We know that outdated material on the wiki is a serious problem,
particularly for new contributors. I think it's great that things are
getting updated and cleaned out. Valuable material shouldn't be
discarded in the process, of course, but I know I've made an effort to
save anything that looks like it needs saving.



[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]