Is there an area that lists published 'best practise' to users in order of importance (the best-practise entry that generates the least real-world work, should be at the top) and a reminder to adhere regardless of honor/honour code to it?
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Best_Practise:narrowing or https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/BestPractise:narrowing
I am using the FQDN path each time as per https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Categorization
With regard to convention and 'accepted convention' may I suggest https://www.wikitree.com/wiki gets relayed to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:WikiTree_Help for the few users that type URL's in. You could try it out on a http version first so it does not use a certificate.
The above can be used as a convention and used site-wide as it will stop/reduce
- The need to ask end users to make an action (challenged people-mental and physical)
- The need to type up a http/s page
- Reduce the 'how many clicks to target?' result (Rule of 3!)
- Stop 404's which bots and crawlers use in their data harvesting. Use a 301 forward/redirect to retain 90 to 99% of link equity.
- The difficulty of satisfying HTML5 and CSS3 demands. Currently https://www.wikitree.com/ has 46 errors and 14 warnings. To balance this out it has a 100% result for Adobe Flash not being present. :-)
Psychologically most people wish to be or do the best thing. Using best-practise will attack, at root cause level, the things that generate lots of work (eg:
- does wikitree allow Gedcom uploads or not; and if it does why does it state it does not and does it give strong advice on cleaning up trees before exporting from 3rd party apps/databases and then importing Gedcoms to wikitree,
- merged profiles
- 'dupes' or duplication of tree entries (surname/givenname/middlename)
- text analysing for cuss/swear words etc
- forceable correction of words typed in ALL UPPERCASE (can be used to attempt to acquire dominance/importance as known as 'shouting' in messaging systems) to all lower case. (C++ usues 'is' and 'to' with 'upper' 'lower' 'alpha' 'digit' etc. Example:
/* isupper example */
int main ()
char str="Test String.\n";
if (isupper(c)) c=tolower(c);