Ideas from userpage
I agree that the Wiki is out of date and lacking information. I would like to help. Maybe it would be good to meetup and discuss ideas? I'm going to edit the project page to make it more general. Some of my thoughts to follow. Jon (talk) 14:44, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
AFAIK "Project:" (along with other invented namespaces) are not created as actual namespaces as far as MediaWiki is concerned, and these pages are all in the standard Article namespace. It's a nice way of separating out pages by purpose (e.g. You know straight away that a page called Project:WikiCleanup is a project, you know that Tool:Laser Cutter is about a tool, About: gives you info about the space, etc). I'd like to give every page a useful name to help with navigation. I'd also like to be ruthless about getting rid of old shit we don't need anymore (something hackspaces in general are very bad at), such as Fox Bandsaw which was removed from the space three years ago and hasn't been around ever for the last couple hundred members to sign up. Important historical information, such as the founding of the space and Hackspace 1.0 should be available at About:History, but we don't need to keep pages on every tool and every project that's ever been around. We especially don't need pages like Wall Of Faeces. Alexmann (talk) 21:07, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
EG: https://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/2018-11-22_AGM_Agenda/Special_Resolutions_Explained What's the correct way to deal with categorizing sub-pages like this? I notice they don't inherit the category of the parent page. --Danspencer101 (talk) 15:55, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Two tones for highlighting locations
I think this is a good idea. Either is fine with me. I used the dimmer one as its the default extrusion colour in Fusion 360 (I imported the svg from github and used Fusion to draw a box in the correct location). It is easy to change the colour if we decide on the lighter one. --Danspencer101 (talk) 09:13, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
Looking back it seems I used the lighter one for some reason. Going to go for the dimmer one as only two pages use that. I've upload the images from last night using Commonist. Jon (talk) 09:34, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
Clean up categories
there is already
Yup, but I want to make myself a list that I can check through and plan properly before submitting anything for deletion. I also want to be able to mark things for my own list, while still being able to check with the original writers/teams to see if pages are still required. Alexmann (talk) 07:40, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
- @Alexmann, Lwk:Another way to keep track of pages that need attention for the WikiCleanup is just to list them on a page, either personal or on the project page. That would reduce confusion for readers not aware of the cleanup.
- I've started a discussion about removing duplicate clean up and delete categories at Template_talk:Cleanup.Jon (talk) 14:44, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Ideas from the ToDo page
These ideas are listed on the ToDo page, some may be incorporate into the WikiCleanup:
- New wiki Theme & layout? -- Probably best to keep the standard mediawiki theme, it's clean and works well + a custom theme could be a maintenance burden. -- Marcus 07:50, 20 April 2012 (EST)
- Templates for:-
- Event planning and feedback
- User pages
- The Category:Activities needs to be done properly or deleted.
- Current Events Page, Google calender, links to Blog/Events:
- The community portal is intended to help people start contributing to the wiki. Describe best ways contribute here.
- Key holders list
- Updating the bookshelf page.
From Slack and discussion in the members meeting Feb 2019 it seems like the Main Page needs some re-organization. Any thoughts on this? I'll post in the slack group too and get views on what people think is important.
Encourage general membership to post projects
A few ideas:
- Some kind of monthly/quarterly newsletter.
- More linking to the wiki from facebook/ twitter/ google group.
- A small projects update agenda item at members meetings.
- Mention sharing projects on the wiki during tours for new members
- Signs in the space: "What are you working on?" Kind of thing
- Some kind of competition. Eg. Each month a substantial edit to your project page enters you into a draw to win 1hr laser time.
- Good ideas. I like the idea of using hackspace 'credit' to motivate members. Revspace has used credit in a similar way to get cleaning done. I newsletter could be some work - so maybe quarterly would be a better time frame. It could also help highlight issues about hackspace governance that are currently being debated and flag up member's meetings, AGM etc. Jon (talk) 19:44, 16 February 2019 (UTC)