Talk:Protocols and Networks

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No idea yet how we'll organise this, suggestions welcomed. --Dredmorbius (talk) 08:16, 17 October 2018 (CEST).

Phototaku updates / organisation[edit]

User:Phototaku: I love what you've done with this page. This is part of the highly-durable site content I've had in mind, and I hugely appreciate developing it.

As discussed at the PLOOS

You'd used a Python script to generate page output based on data. That's great, and would be a useful tool to stash somewhere. Where we need to think about, though a page here, or a GitLab repo, would be useful. Also the source data.

Request: Please sort the entries within categories alphabetically.

I'd also like to have a separate summary table with, say:

  • Name
  • Protocol
  • Users
  • Nodes
  • MAU

Sortable, for comparison

Most of the reasons I have for documenting things aren't that I understand them, but that I don't, and I'm trying to.

The rare occasion I do know what I'm talking about and feel I can help others, so much the better.

I'm wrestling with how to present dense information and standardise the presentation. Your Python script might be useful to mention on the Talk page of that article, so that others can use it for updates. The other general procedure I have is to create a n "unclassified / new additions" section to a page, and ask people who don't know how to format appropriately to post their contributions to that.

Getting information is the first key part, formatting it is the second. They're separate processes and skillsets.

Again, I can't say how much I appreciate this.

I'm wrestling with a similar "how to express the information" problem on the Platforms & Alternatives pages generally. If you hit up my user page on PlexodusWiki you'll find a couple of (somewhat neglected) attempts to address that.

Dredmorbius (talk) 05:52, 15 December 2018 (CET)