I removed the comment on not having a link to the home page in the main menu. Though it does not necessarily need to be in the main menu, it is usual best practice for every page to have a link to the home page, for visitors who enter the site through search engine results or links from other sites. This provides a guaranteed way on every page for a user to quickly get to an overview of the site.

-- IsaacLin - 15 Nov 2008 - 19:50

I did not say that no link to the homepage should be provided. It is just not necessay to put this in the main menu.

To illustrate that this is not a fad, just try these sites (links are deeplinks in the site - and try to find the home button):

-- ArthurClemens - 15 Nov 2008 - 20:44

The current reason on the page ("users are not expected to return to the homepage") seems to imply that no link should be provided. I will edit the text to clarify that the main menu does not have to be the location for this link. -- IsaacLin - 15 Nov 2008 - 21:21

Topic State

MichaelDaum has created a page called TopicState. The page explains the way in which users can tag a page as being "Under Construction" or "Needs Merge". The page also allows the user to search for topics that are in one of those states. This "Needs Merge" idea is borrowed from Wikipedia and the idea is to allow users to tag pairs of pages that are in this state (which they will probably do because it is easy to do) rather than having to try and merge the two articles themselves (which may be hard and horrible and hence they will probably NOT do this).

I think this concept relates to Usability of the wiki and hence I am flagging the issue on this talk page. I didn't want to edit the main article page because I am not sure that the concept belongs there. But it certainly belongs somewhere and I think it probably belongs in the usability domain. Please could you stitch this page into your part of the wiki fabric. -- MichaelCorbett - 2 December 2008 - 18:14

Misc. Comments

I am a little bit confused: What is the purpose of a separate discussion webpage for a brainstorming page? -- YogiParish - 03 Dec 2008 - 09:15

I created it to discuss why I made a change on the brainstorming page that removed someone else's idea, so it would not appear to be just an arbitrary removal (Wikipedia's ability to specify a comment for your edit would come in handy with Foswiki). I agree that the comment above ought to be placed somewhere else — much like Michael, not sure where at the moment, but I don't think it fits as discussion about the website organization page. -- IsaacLin - 03 Dec 2008 - 20:22
Topic revision: r8 - 03 Dec 2008, IsaacLin
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