So, I've tried in a way to re-architect the way our logbook system works. I feel like we haven't been using it to its maximum potential, and I'd like to experiment a bit with the format.
Here's the idea:
- We have a single page, dated, for each day. For example, Wikitravel:9 June 2004. The date format is arbitrary; it just happens to be my preferred date format.
- We have a page for each month, like Wikitravel:June 2004 or Wikitravel:May 2004, which has links to each day page.
- People are free to write whatever they want on the day page. It's kind of a combination of the Wikitravel:Travellers' pub, a group blog, and a scientific or naval logbook. It'd be nice if it was mostly about Wikitravel, or travel in general, but other ideas are welcome, too. We basically use it like a talk page for the day.
- We can also use it like a hand-built Special:Recentchanges -- saying what happened during this day.
- There's no problem with replying to or using an old logbook page for a discussion, but important ideas or information should be copied off to its own page. For example, I'll probably move this list of info to Wikitravel:Logbook help or something similar.
- Eventually I'd like to add a link to today's logbook page in the quickbar, for easy reference.
Any ideas about this? Is this the right way to do it? I had an idea at first that we'd have an official-looking news page at Wikitravel:9 June 2004 and more casual stuff at Wikitravel talk:9 June 2004, but then I thought, naah, why not just leave it? --Evan 13:39, 9 Jun 2004 (EDT)
- Well, that's one way to handle the pub-sweeping problem... just let the entries become old :-). Which timezone should be used for starting a day? (EDT, I assume). -- Colin 03:03, 10 Jun 2004 (EDT)
- Yes, it does make that easier, doesn't it? And the page histories are much shorter.
- As far as time zone, I'd say UTC. --Evan 11:04, 10 Jun 2004 (EDT)
So, I'm having a hard time making Manual of style suggestions to people without sounding like I'm trying to get people to stop editing entirely. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to make suggestions without alienating other editors? --Evan 13:59, 9 Jun 2004 (EDT)