Guidance for the Perplexed

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Congratulations on your election to the Council. Also thank you for contributing a response to my Guidance for the Perplexed page. I have summarised the useful points made by contributors as follows:

Summary of points:[edit]

  • Mechanism for raising points with Council
  • Council sets priorities


  1. Establish Taxonomy
  2. Standard naming conventions as part of the style guide
  3. Increase range of sysops and bureaucrats
  4. Create Tools
    1. E-mail newsletter with guidance notes
    2. Tutorial for newbies
    3. Portal pages
    4. Creation of bots
  5. Integration of categorisation into training
  6. Development of users with advanced skills in categorisation and organisation of site
    1. Advanced Tutorials
    2. Barnraising
  7. Promote use of "MyTitle"
  8. Encourage wiki gardening

I hope this proves useful.Leutha 15:30, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Leutha (talk)04:36, 22 September 2008


All very good points, and the structure and flow of these suggestions makes very good sense. I believe the greatest struggle will come in the 1. Taxonomy... How do we grow a taxonomy within a mass collaborative environment? My understanding is that taxonomies should not be prescribed but formed by the group as a part of their culture. How do you suggest establishing the taxonomy? --Peter Rawsthorne 22:53, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Prawstho (talk)11:53, 24 September 2008