Notes on Clippings
The initial clippings were created simply as part of my own blog reading and clipping on the topics of Identity and IIW in particular. This is a little like del.icio.us Wiki-style.
The editorial preferences for selections are mine and the bias in my selection should be apparent. I am not apologetic for that. This is a wiki and I invite others to add their clippings too.
The clippings are not as dated as I thought they might be by now. There is a gap, and I will use the library-catalog update strategy -- Start adding current material now, and fill in the gap between now and then on an opportunistic (i.e., chaotically random) basis.
- Orcmid 16:40, 27 November 2007 (PST)
Earlier, I went through and added headings so that any individual day is easy to edit, and it is easy to add a new date, even though the overall page may become rather large.
This makes for a ridiculous table of contents for the page, though. Not quite sure what to do about that.
When we roll into 2008, I'll consider something else (and also making this an archive page, but I won't move it. I will change the link from the Help page though, and link this to its successor. Hmm, that's a design pattern. Ah well, back to my regularly scheduled activity.
- OrcmidAgain 11:20, 12 December 2007 (PST)
I have transferred clippings from Windley's IIW Wiki.
FIX ME (NOT): I see that the internal links -- cross-references among the clippings pages themselves -- are still tied to the Windley Wiki. I will need to go in and edit those to be links to fragments of the page here. ADDED: This was apparently a false alarm -- I was looking at the wrong blog in my tabbed browser. (Orcmid 12:00, 30 November 2007 (PST))
- Orcmid 16:40, 27 November 2007 (PST)
I also learned that an easy way to make an entire page movable, rather than moving it one subsection at a time, is to add a master title at the top of the page. This will open up all of the wiki text content when you click it's edit button.
Now, the downside of this is that this is apparently something that wiki spam robots look for. On the Windley IIW Wiki, those seem to be the only pages that have been defaced. We'll have to watch here. (Orcmid 12:00, 30 November 2007 (PST))
OH, THE DOWNSIDE: is that I have now munged the table of contents. I now how to handle that though. I will make the table of contents even more nestier. Later. (Orcmid 12:01, 30 November 2007 (PST))
OH, DUHHH ... and if you use the edit tab at the top of a MediaWiki page, you get the entire wikitext for the page too, with no fuss, no problems. Ah well, I needed to make an organizational cleanup for clippings anyhow. Now, when this page gets just too freekin' big, there will be other problems (because I have #fragment shortcuts among items on the page.) Your obedient servant, Professor von Clueless. (Orcmid 12:18, 30 November 2007 (PST))
Just getting started and doing a morning's worth of clippings to get the hang of it
Clipping Format explained
How to add clippings
What are identity-relevant clippings
Other places to look
Other places to put items that are different or should be easy to find as other than clippings (too)
- Orcmid 13:14, 15 June 2007 (MDT)
A better organization and some way to roll off the older material without losing it is called for. There is probably some game with dates and levels of heading that can make exploration of clippings somewhat easier.
- Orcmid 13:24, 15 June 2007 (MDT)
I am a little concern that this Wiki is going away, to be replaced by a new MediaWiki on Identity Commons. That one isn't there yet. I need to make sure that I save the WikiText so it is easy to move it to another site. This is complicated by my using headings that break the WikiText up in line with the automatic table of contents. (This has not slowed down making clippings, the volume of related material has simply gone down in the past two days.)
- Orcmid 15:57, 18 June 2007 (MDT)