TechWiki talk:Community portal

I'm not sure why there was a redirect here. The Community portal page is interesting. It presumes that there's a group of wiki moderators and administrators who need to coordinate. Is the information still relevant on this page? Perhaps someone could update this page? I'm not quite sure what to do with this content. --Tom Johnson 22:45, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

There was a redirect because I made a mistake a couple of years ago trying to fix up a complicated cycle of redirects. I remember being uncomfortable because one of my moves didn't work like I had expected, but I didn't follow up on that. That's a pretty embarrassing mistake, and I'm glad you found it and removed the bizarre redirect.
As for the Community Portal page, it does not presume "that there's a group of wiki moderators and administrators who need to coordinate." It's intended for anyone who wants to contribute to the portal. It does assume that there would be a more active community of contributors than we have had to date. It really has little to do with coordination, but is intended to suggest various ways that people can contribute -- almost all of the suggestions require no coordination.
I think almost all of the content is still relevant, with the exception of the references to Development Project Guidelines. As I've discussed with you in other contexts, I think that whole area needs a lot of work, and that old draft of those guidelines never got much review or support.
It was my intent to lower the barriers to contributing so that people with all sorts of talents and abilities could help move the wiki forward, even if they didn't have a lot of time. The current version of the Community Portal may not accomplish that intent, but I strongly feel that we need that kind of vision if we are ever to move beyond the current status of the wiki where it's rare that more than 2-3 people ever work on any given page. -- Aebrown 23:00, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. I've toyed around with the idea of creating a wiki project group. Maybe this potential group could check out the Community Portal page on a regular basis and use it as a starting point for their work? The problem I'm running into is that much of the updates that need to be made require one to have content knowledge, often domain-specific knowledge. Still, it's possible for people to get involved without having a lot of subject matter expertise about the content. I think I need to gather a group of people who are passionate about wikis. In my LDSTech Blog group, I have a lot of writers who can write, but not many of them are aware of how to wikify content. --Tom Johnson 23:05, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
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