On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Joshua Kronengold <mneme@xxxxxx>
Who's maintaining the Icehouse wiki, anyways? It might be worth
installing Subjunctive Mediawiki and/or DynamicPageList -- which let
you put category searches (and combo category searches) inside other
pages. This is -really- cool stuff, and would let a lot of the site
be automated in ways that require hand-holding now.
Mike Sugarbaker owns the site, and there's at least one other admin. BUT, I don't think anyone's that keen on rolling out a bunch of plug-ins (or, more likely, dealing with the learning curve and broken wiki code all over the site).
Further, shifting to semantic wiki or similar will mean that we have to basically retool a BUNCH of stuff that was organized painfully and in fits and starts. I'm not sure (a) what we'd have to strip out, (b) how to restore that functionality with another "better" technique, or (c) what we'd really gain in the end, after all the dust settles and the site is relatively error-free.
But maybe one of the admins will just go crazy, update it with all the latest bling, and rebuild the Category and InfoBox and navigation pages (especially What Can I Play?) using more-automatic methods. Perhaps it should be a discussion on the Main Page (where such site-wide stuff tends to be discussed).