Talk:Wikimania 2006/Sandbox

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What kinds of images can we add? What other information and sections should there be? Does it make sense to have separate portals for research, community, and popular discussions? And last but not least, how much public editing should take place on the Wikimania wiki, and how much on meta? Where should we encourage comments on published abstracts, panel topics, &c?

I would personally like to see lots of activity on the wikimania wiki; for visitors to feel it is open and 'theirs to play with' -- but to have a clear set of 20 informational pages which will be protected during the conference itself. I would also like private information to be on a completely separate CMS -- another wiki, perhaps -- and not mixed in [in the db, in recentchanges, &c] with publicly visible pages. Sj 01:26, 19 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You wouldn't be referring to the GoogleGroups one, would you? Whatever happened to that? I never really saw any activity... As for images, I think some pics of Boston would be nice, maybe from Commons, or from my own photography. I'll get right on it. -Mysekurity 22:47, 19 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Name of main pages[edit]

Should this be at "Main Page"? --sj

yes. (see, that was easy!) Brassratgirl 03:30, 23 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moving this page[edit]

This should be moved to Wikimania 2006:Main Page, where it will eventually be archived... in keeping with Wikimania 2005:Main Page. Sj 01:28, 19 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Too much on one page[edit]

I think this is much too confusing for the main page. Who is it aimed at? Conference attendees? Speakers? Organisers? These groups will each want different information and trying to put it all in one place just leads to a mass of links which no one new to the site is going to be able to deal with. Could we split these into separate portals with only the information necessary for everyone on the main page? Angela 07:23, 20 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I concur. Should we have a very basic front page, with a very small number of links (a neat little dichotomy), which leads the user down a different rabbit hole depending on which color pill they take? Okay, enough with the Matrix references; this could definitely use some breakdown, but how to do it? By established members and new users, press, and everyone in-between? This should be laid out so that the user is able to find the information they are looking for quickly and easily, which is difficult in this current revision. I'm away until about New Years, but I'll definitely check in then.


I don't like the "topics" section with all its links under the "overview" section. Too much, and there's no good single page for "what is wikimania all about?" for the benefit of the naive/press. I'd rather either integrate the links into the community discussion section, or pare down the links under overview and instead have a link to a main "topics" page, which would serve as a portal-type page for more extended discussion about the topics. Breaking all the topics up into individual pages seems like bad news unless/until there's a LOT of content for each. There should also probably be a longer explanatory paragraph right at the top under "what is wikimania", as well ("Wikimania will deal with the following areas and more.."). There's a little cfp overlap, too. Brassratgirl 04:07, 23 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I added a link to "press" under people, but perhaps press will need to be it's own section? I guess we can leave it as a single page until/unless it gets bigger.