Thread Subject: Re: default tab on the wiki
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Tue, Oct 17 2006 8:05 AM
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Someone suggested putting summary, resource or consensus stuff at the top of
a page with a running discussion on the bottom below a "=DISCUSSION="
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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> Bailey Bruce
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> Subject: Re: [teitac-tools] default tab on the wiki
> > At least on a discussion page the text looks less authoritative --
> > it's clearly a bunch of opinions.
> Do you have any examples of this put to practice? Perhaps a
> wikipedia discussion page? Does the search facility return
> hits on discussion pages? From what I can tell, the media
> Wiki Talk: pages get their formatting because of the
> understanding among users. The mechanics of Editing on the
> Talk: pages is exactly the same as the main article pages.
> (Someone please correct me if I am wrong here!) If Jared
> just make the Discussion tab the default tab, nothing has
> changed but one more-or-less arbitrary text label! It
> doesn't solve the challenge of promoting contributions.
> I agree with Jessica that putting comments in the discussion
> tab hides them, which is why you want the discuss tab to be
> the default. I do not understand the problem with promoting
> a proactive of having less formal areas of the main pages.