[OSM-talk] An Archive namespace for the OSM wiki?

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Sat Apr 20 07:10:12 UTC 2019

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 11:07:45PM +0200, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> Apr 19, 2019, 11:01 PM by jochen at remote.org:
> > One problem with the wiki is that you can't find current stuff because
> > of all the old stuff in there. Deleting helps. Marking them as obsolete
> > doesn't. 
> >
> Can you give example of situation where this is a problem?
> With pages properly marked as obsolete it should add single click.

Go to wiki.osm.org. Type "GPS" into the search field and look at the

* GPS (redirect to "GNSS tracelog", looks okay)
* GPS device reviews (helpful page and seems to be maintained)
* GPSBabel (still useful software, okay)
* Gpsmid (software that seems to be maintained, okay)
* GpsPrune (not the newest software, but probably okay)
* GPS receiver (meaningless page only referring to a few others)
* GPS navigation & maps (page says on top: "No longer maintained since 2015")
* Gpsdrive (last version from 2012, does it still exist?)
* GPS Units for Loan (totally outdated)
* JA:GPSトレースの公開性 (I don't speek Japanese so I can't judge this)

So from the 10 suggestions, I would say that half are useful, half are

The wiki is not perfect and will never be. It is okay if you
occasionally encounter something outdated or have to do a "single click"
further. But single clicks also add up. And it is not so much about the
click but about the need to read the contents of the page first. Might
be okay for you and me because we have been around long enough to see
quickly what's interesting and what isn't. But if you are not familiar
with OSM this is daunting.

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