Proposal talk:Wiki Page Tours
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|Cross-links in the target pages||1||09:25, 11 February 2010|
|Update notification||0||09:12, 11 February 2010|
|Dynamic or static links||0||09:10, 11 February 2010|
|Collaborative or private?||0||09:04, 11 February 2010|
|Alternative tour formats||0||08:57, 11 February 2010|
Wiktionary, for example, commonly has a box at the right portion of an article indicating that there is a related article on Wikipedia.
When an article used in a tour is updated, the tour guide (creator) should be notified of that fact.
Unfortunately, many articles are subject to a great deal of updates. A simple way to see what changes have been made and whether to update the link or not would be a valuable service for the tour guide.
If the content of the articles is embedded in the tour such as inside a scrolling box on the tour page, there is the question of whether to make the content dynamic or static.
Static with notifications that a page has been updated ensures that the content in the tour stays relevant, whereas dynamic content means that the article might change in a way not favorable to the tour. The static content can be fetched from the archived versions; that is, the link created is automatically defined with the date and time.
A fundamental idea behind the Wiki projects is the collaborative manner in which they are expanded. There might be adequate reason to consider non-public options. The two variables are:
- Who can tour (view)
- Who can guide (edit)
The first option does not seem useful; Wiki is not set up as a social networking site.
The second option, though, may be useful because it is the unique nature of the motivation behind creating the tour that drives its development. The creator may not be adequately capable of expressing what the underlying inspiration/object of the tour is, and opening it to collaboration might ruin that inspiration.
An option to make a tour editable only by the creator might be useful.
The proposal has a simple HTML page as the format for the tours with links to other articles. Other possibilities are:
- Having the content of the link appear in the tour page. -> problem: space. solution: a scrolling box for each link within the page.
- Having a PowerPoint type presentation. Each leg of the tour is a different page.