Naming convention for self-labeled physical parts
I've been thinking about how we're going to organize the (post)mediawiki. Because 1) I seem to have elected myself "Seniormost Library Gnome" and 2) because I have no idea how we're going to do it yet.
And it's a bit tricky. So I'm awake at 5:28 AM. Which means I'll ask you guys to sort it out. So I can go to sleep, knowing that in the morning, this riddle will be solved, and I can file this thread a week or two from now inside "Library Administration and Announcements" [dev.forums.reprap.org]
First idea: a suggested-if-you-feel-like-it RepRap house style, for self-labeled parts.
Say we have
Maybe it gets a 2D barcode, using whatever's most popular and works: Wikipedia:2D_barcode
But, speaking as a human. I think human-readable is important, speaking as a human. But it also gets the URL of the part. Because then the part contains its documentation.
but that's too long, so
everyone knows it's RepRap.org, and we don't need "wiki", so
but that doesn't look stylish enough, so maybe
To indicate wiki-ness. One of the last two. It's an idea.
Thoughts? Like it? Hate it?
One reason it will be handy is that a lot of folk just google stuff. So they look at something, type in Mendel/Widget, and it will work.
But also because the part is bonded to its documentation a bit more neatly. And people who edit the wiki will get it instantly.
[[Mendel/Widget]] = Mendel/Widget
Unless we want to file everything using a n-digit 36 character code, but it's utterly impossible to enforce that even though it scales better.
[[5ceae3ce3klnwerynjry3mbq]] .... Bleeeergh. Nope.
So, is this good enough for the suggested-if-you-feel-like-it RepRap house style until we figure out something cleaner and more elegant?
I'll start a new thread for the hard question. This was the easy one.
Naming convention for multi-lingual Wiki pages
The templates Template:Not English and Template:Languages encourage one specific naming convention for multi-lingual Wiki pages -- i.e., a group of pages that are more or less "the same page" translated into other languages.
I think we all benefit when we make it easy for people to post ways to improve RepRap, even people who don't speak a word of English.
(FIXME: Has there been discussion of multi-lingual wiki pages on RepRap? If so, please link to it here?)