See original ideas at User:Asimong/Wiki_Housekeeping
- 1 Link to Michel's version
- 2 The Essential Idea
- 3 Topical Quote(s)
- 4 Topical P2P Writers
- 5 Key Concepts of This Category
- 6 Useful Learning Resources
- 7 Related Categories
- 8 The Bare Bones
Link to Michel's version
In several cases, Michel has written a long introduction to the category, which, valuable as it is, makes it hard to find the actual pages at the bottom. If it is long, move the material into a page, perhaps with title "Introduction to category name". If short enough, consider just revising it rather than moving it.
For a longer introduction to the category [[:Category: Category Name]] by Michel Bauwens see [[Category Name Introduction]]
The Essential Idea
No heading needed for this first section. Start with the essential idea. If someone else has spelled it out adequately, use that as a first quotation. If not, put in our own short definition, perhaps combining elements from Wikipedia or elsewhere. This should normally be shorter, and certainly not longer, than the initial piece of text on Wikipedia articles.
If there is a Wikipedia article, link to that, particularly if some of the quote is from there. Generally, here and below, try not simply to duplicate Wikipedia material, as the article on Wikipedia may quickly change and make this page look old.
As Michel has so often done, introducing quotes from elsewhere may help to give an authentic flavour of the category. This could, for example, include differing points of view, but in any case could simply be worked in with the essential idea section. Any quotes should be checked, and given with dates where possible, as well as sources.
Topical P2P Writers
Optionally, list writers who have pages on this wiki.
Key Concepts of This Category
Here, a good idea would be
- find pages for a few key concepts that support this category
- ideally on this wiki
- if not then maybe on Wikipedia
- link them into some prose
Add where to find out more, if there is no link or the link is inadequate.
The idea here will be to give a structure for people to explore. If they are supporting concepts, then explaining them here will allow people to gauge whether they need first to learn more about them, before understanding this properly. If they are related concepts, that will help focus and sharpen people's conceptual map.
Useful Learning Resources
If there are any such resources, try to give
- a link to where they are
- some indication of coverage or level
and where there are plenty, put them in sections.
Shorter pages that are accessible to a general reader.
Longer or more complex pages that would take more dedicated study.
Put in related categories on this wiki.
Sub Categories appear at the start of the page listings. Super categories appear naturally at the very bottom, after the list of pages.
The Bare Bones