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I can bring this up with the other moderators. A key issue is
whether we have bandwidth to manage a Wiki.
Another option is to add "Tips and techniques" info to the
dita.xml.org site. That site is owned and maintained by the OASIS
DITA Adoption Committee.
Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
+1 919 622-1501; kriseberlein (skype)
On 1/6/2020 7:17 AM, Chris
I was first tasked with learning DITA about 1.5 years ago. Indeed,
by far the biggest obstacles were (1) locating information, and
(2) finding non-outdated information. Many
well-intentioned (but busy!) people have collected helpful
information that has since aged - sometimes well, sometimes not.
There are plenty of examples of such fossilized DITA-related
content around. But this group is active, and I
believe it is a good opportunity to try a community-driven
approach. As problems are solved and best practices are uncovered,
content can be updated in-place to maintain relevance. This
approach (incrementally updating reference content to reflect
real-time Q&A) is very effective.
But what about questionable, incorrect, or malicious edits?
According to this
discussion about the groups.io wiki feature, "if there's a
major problem, a moderator can delete the new page so it reverts
to the older one." This is at least a basic level of moderation
that we can use.
The hashtag approach is interesting, but posts can't be
retroactively updated for relevance, the poster must remember to
set the hashtag, and such flgged nuggets of information would not
be available in a structured, readily-consumable form.