[Openstack] Dealing with Out of Date wiki pages

Bob Ball bob.ball at citrix.com
Wed Aug 28 09:41:15 UTC 2013

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel P. Berrange [mailto:berrange at redhat.com]
> Sent: 28 August 2013 10:27
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 01:06:01PM +1000, Tom Fifield wrote:
> > TL;DR - Obsolete page on the wiki? Consider moving it to the
> > Obsolete namespace.
> > Alternative proposals and thoughts very welcome!!
> So I think a better option is to define an "Obsolete Content"
> template which would add a prominent banner across the top of the
> page which warns users that the content is out of date and asks
> for contributions to update it. 

I agree that using a template in this way would be better than moving pages to the Obsolete namespace.

I do think that we should have some automatic process to mark pages as possibly obsolete as well.

Perhaps we could make better use of the categories?  My thoughts are having a category for pages that will automatically be marked as obsolete, a category for potentially obsolete pages, one for obsolete and another for pages which will never be obsolete, or pages kept in that state for the archive (e.g. blueprints).

Each page could also have a designated owner who can be contacted when a page is being considered for moving to the obsolete category - even if it's just a comment at the bottom of the page, or another category - to give the human review element.

I'm not very familiar with mediawiki - but perhaps templates would be better used for all of the above.


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