Talk:Uncommon Sense

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Why did you create a second page on this topic? --Etenne (talk) 12:12, 5 April 2014 (CEST)

"Common sense" is something that is "intuitive". BoyWiki should "be intuitive" (make sense) to users. At this point, it really doesn't. This discourages readers as well as contributors.

I am trying to find a way - within the limitations of the wiki format - to make things "make sense" to the readers and the contributors. Most people don't have the time/inclination/skills to comb through BW to find the good materials it contains. That is one reason why BW is criticized so fiercely by some.

BW just "doesn't make sense" to the average person. Wiki software was designed by computer programmers, and NOT by educators. This is also often a serious problem in the field of education - the ones creating the computer programs which make the information accessible don't think like "normal folk" and so they often design software which is basically unusable to regular people.

I am (along with working on a large number of other, unrelated-to-BW things) working on this problem here.

I will find a way to make BW user-friendly! But I may stumble along the way.

My bad...

Please leave the two entries "as is" for now. I will have to ponder this further. P~

User4 (talk) 12:32, 5 April 2014 (CEST)

That doesn't answer the question. You do know that you can rename pages or add a page to more that one category or add redirects? --Etenne (talk) 12:37, 5 April 2014 (CEST)

I purpose making this page a redirect to the main article... if you don't know how to do it, I will add it so you will get the idea. This is not a criticism... just a helpful hint. --Etenne (talk) 13:00, 5 April 2014 (CEST)

At this point, I still don't know what I do know. Too much here must be learned by "trial-and-error".

So, I try, and err.

My bad...

A "redirect" is not necessary. The other article should be in the encyclopedia category.

Be nice if you had a little tutorial prepared on "creating redirects". P~

Ditto on "renaming pages".

I just figured out the "more than one category" thing (by - guess what? - trial and error...

I am holding off on my "editor help page" until you (and I) figure out what is different in the new version of the wiki.

No, I do not have the time to go back through the "fixes" and "new features" implemented in all previous versions of mediawiki. But you expect me to do that?


User4 (talk) 13:06, 5 April 2014 (CEST)

Redirects are a good idea when you have pages that end with things like (e-magazine) because it helps in the search function. The syntax is #REDIRECT [[ Uncommon Sense (e-magazine)]]. I hope you have noticed that the search function works a lot better now? --Etenne (talk) 13:17, 5 April 2014 (CEST)

L'espoir fait vivre.

Uh, no. Haven't tested it yet. It worked miserably before, so anything is likely to be an improvement. P~

When I have some free time, I'll test it. I recommend you not hold your breath until then.

User4 (talk) 13:46, 5 April 2014 (CEST)