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

Florian Lohoff f at zz.de
Sat Apr 20 13:53:19 UTC 2019


On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 11:01:23PM +0200, Jochen Topf wrote:
> 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. And moving them to a different namespace is even worse, because
> it breaks links but doesn't make the page invisible.

I second this - Either delete or move somewhere where it disappears
from the main search index.

Old pages pollute the search index massively and make it pretty hard
for users to find the right page.

If possible it would be nice to have multiple search indexes e.g.
by language and or archival and current.

So typically you get responses from your browser language settings and
current pages. Looking for any key currently returns at least 10 pages with 
languages i dont have a clue about.

And i am not shure that the current form of our wiki is the best design.
When you look for hazmat you find the "OSM-Stammtisch-Odenwald" - just a
random example, because they talked about hazmat.

Florian Lohoff                                                 f at zz.de
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