[pcdb] [Permaculture] Structuring Topics and Information
paul.cereghino at comcast.net
Fri Jun 8 01:04:53 EDT 2007
I saw your post, intended to respond, then got busy. I think our
population has become a little listless lately (LAWRENCE -- whats our
list population?). It may be useful to do a little marketing for core
membership. I have been the principal tinkerer of the wiki lately
(having no coding expertise), but still consider working on the better
permaculture wiki as part of developing a better understanding of how a
more structured dataset would have utility -- many of the folks with DB
expertise have come and gone, but will likely come again.
Bless Mr. Rich Morris for his sysop skills (Salix alba on the wiki).
I arrived as some of the same ideas you expressed, and considered the
wiki platform the venue for working that angle. I have been trying to
develop a taxonomy of permaculture related information.
My idea at this point is to build a good clean structure for a wiki, a
system of introductory pages, and a means of tagging and searching
articles, then populate some preliminary articles, and then work on
marketing that space as a good home for synoptic knowledge base, as well
as a home for people wanting a cheap flexible not-for-profit internet
presence for information transfer.
Rich has an extraordinary plant DB that could be transfered. We have
not had any/many discussions about that.
If you are not familiar with wiki here are some useful pages in this wiki:
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