[Foundation-l] Template Overkill
birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 30 16:32:18 UTC 2010
----- Original Message ----
> From: Stephanie Daugherty <sdaugherty at gmail.com>
> To: fredbaud at fairpoint.net; Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
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> Sent: Thu, December 30, 2010 2:55:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Template Overkill
> Where there exists a clean elegent technical solution to a social
> problem then it wasnt really a social problem to begin with.
> Where it comes to something like ws maybe a tool to do an outline
> grouping a large multiarticle document into a single coherent one is
> whats really needed.
> Any solution that calls for endless templates is a bad one socially as
> well as technically, and at the point where you even consider
> something on that scale you should probably be consulting developers
> for a better way, like a way to do parent!child relationships.
That suggestion just makes my jaw drop. Do you realize how may months we wait
for a very simple bug fixes to go live? How many years do think that the entire
work of the community should be stalled while developers revamp the entire idea
of how MediaWiki works? We have great developers, that are an integral part of
our community, who put time and thought into writing coded solutions for
Wikisource, but they can't even get the developers with authority to review and
implement their code into MediaWiki. So we are left with JS hacks for ages. And
you really think we should have sat around waiting for entirely new code that is
not even started instead of making the project actually work with templates?
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