[dokuwiki] Re: Namespaces/Tags

On my wiki, I use:

characters:
guide:
location: (specific places, eg restaurants, capital building, etc)
planet: (planets)
species:
system: (star systems)

Each major organization also has its own namespace. Sometimes the
namespacers are multiple levels, eg
http://stararmy.com/wiki/doku.php?id=stararmy:starships:plumeria_gunship
but this is fairly rare.

All characters currently go in the central character namespace, but I
am considering making a character namespace in each faction's
namespace.

I couldn't stand it back when I had everything on the root name-space
(it was a jumbled mess and very slow or impossible to search) so I
eventually created namespaces.

-Wes

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 6:12 PM, Chip Dunning <chip.dunning@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I personally am a big fan of the cloud method coupled with tags. After
> seeing Gina's email that is works with tags I have added it.
>
> The problem I think was really mental for me. I have been a programmer
> for the past 15 years (C/C++, Java, and now C#) and thus I tend to
> organize in trees. This project is for my RPG game world. I intend to
> have a copy of doku wiki for each of my main world (Cyberpunk,
> Fantasy, Heavy Gear, Western, Fuzzy Animals, Wild Martial Arts, etc.).
> Then I will have a main page (like the main Wikipedia page) that
> allows you to select which one you want.
>
> I am currently transitioning my main fantasy game world as it has the
> most history.
>
> The problem I ran into is that I started with the following namespaces
>
> atlas
> characters
> lore
> rules
>
> It is basically a people, places, and things layout. Things were going
> well, but then I ran into issues about pages that could be under
> multiple namespaces. Say I was working up the Hamlet of Don - which
> falls under the atlas section. However Sir Giles lives in the Hamlet
> and he owes fealty to Lord Davide di Alleto. So, Sir Giles has a brief
> write-up in the atlas and then a full workup in the characters.
> However, when I try to link him to Lord Davide I have to remember if
> he is in the atlas or character namespace (since I might not have
> given Lord Davide a full workup).
>
> It seemed to be easier to simply just type [[Lord Davide di Alleto]].
>
>
>
>
>
> Chip
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Felipe Uderman
> <felipe.uderman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Chip Dunning <chip.dunning@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Okay, after spending time putting just a section of world into the
>>> wiki I have abandoned the namespaces in favor of tags and just
>>> linking.
>>
>> Are you sure you want to totally give up of namespaces? I was doing
>> that on my wiki (it´s not a big one), and it was starting to get a bit
>> confused and messy over time. I re-organize it on namespaces (just one
>> level deep), and liked it better, especially for organizing the
>> contents on a TOC.
>>
>> Don´t know exactly what you plain to do with the Tags, but there the
>> Tag and the Cloud plugins that can help you on the task of setting and
>> displaying the tags.
>>
>>
>> Uderman
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