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contribute to wiki catalog of plugins, extensions, and tools

Postby dbraughlr » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:11 am

I refactored the catalog in the wiki of Community Plugins, Extensions, and Tools.

The general concepts driving this refactoring are to present the information in a consistent format across all script entries, to avoid explaining for each entry how to load JavaScript extensions for various browsers, and to make the catalog easier to scan.

I ask for a volunteer who is familiar with the requirements and instructions for various browsers for downloading, installing, and executing scripts.

Please review and edit the [[Community_Plugins,_Extensions_and_Tools#Browser_requirements|"Browser requirements"]] section (or post details here and I'll update the page). I have sketched in a framework at the start of the page for this purpose.

Notes:
  • At present there is only one entry which uses ''Stylish'' (and perhaps that is all there ever should be), thus I did not attempt to produce independent (normalized) instructions for this.
  • I endeavored to provide basic categorization of the scripts but left taxonomy for another time.
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Re: contribute to wiki catalog of plugins, extensions, and t

Postby iainhouse » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:10 pm

It looks very good. :mrgreen:

Might I suggest that the Wiki page should not include download links, though? I think most or all of the individual forum topics for these scripts maintain a current download link in their first post. If the link appears in the Wiki as well, it will need to be updated in 2 places when it changes.

I also think it would be better to lead editors into reading the relevant topic about the thread, rather than just downloading it from the Wiki page and jumping in.
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Re: contribute to wiki catalog of plugins, extensions, and t

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:12 am

dbraughlr wrote:I refactored the catalog in the wiki of Community Plugins, Extensions, and Tools

It looks really good. Nice work on that.

I also put a post in the Wiki forum leading back to this thread if there are recommendations for changes to this Wiki page. I think this is a better forum for that page in particular.
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Re: contribute to wiki catalog of plugins, extensions, and t

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:04 am

iainhouse wrote:Might I suggest that the Wiki page should not include download links, though? I think most or all of the individual forum topics for these scripts maintain a current download link in their first post. If the link appears in the Wiki as well, it will need to be updated in 2 places when it changes.

I also think it would be better to lead editors into reading the relevant topic about the thread, rather than just downloading it from the Wiki page and jumping in.

If I can paraphrase to confirm your suggestion. Have the wiki link to the appropriate entry of the thread with the current download links to have only one point of maintenance. That will also give them the more detailed info on the tool.

I think that is a good idea.
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Re: contribute to wiki catalog of plugins, extensions, and t

Postby kentsmith9 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:40 pm

We are still linking directly to download pages, however I believe most (or all) of them lead to landing pages that have the latest link, so this may not be required to maintain the current link. I would still help ensure people use the tool correctly and appropriately.
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Re: contribute to wiki catalog of plugins, extensions, and t

Postby tonestertm » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:50 am

I was going to say the same thing. It looks great, now. Thanks for that!
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