Wiki Organization

Missions are divided into four domains (called categories in the Wiki software) somewhat consistent with the Discord server, : Legislative Advocacy, Research & Development, Knowledge & Culture, and entrepreneurial support, or Business Development. Furthermore, independent of the various missions and the knowledge they embody, we have community categories: the organizational meta-knowledge of how we work. This plan is an example. Although a traditional wiki might not require rigid organization - our works might not always stay in wiki form.

Within the categories, we will collect information from specific missions. Sometimes we may acquire information that seems useful but that is not immediately mission-relevant. We can store that information in the wiki, too - assigning it to the broad category that seems most appropriate.

Sometimes, a mission expands to a degree that another tier of organization is useful. When this occurs, we can organize the mission information in the wiki by moving the mission up a level, as has been done with the CDReality mission - it generated various subcategories of information. So it appears on the same level as the broad categories and we avail ourselves of the sublevels for organizational convenience.

Wiki information is added in chunks called articles, or “posts” in the Wiki software - an individual article to summarize each mission, and other articles that describe achievements or developments of that mission. The wiki software has this two-tier organization so within a category, a mission is a subcategory and that subcategory also includes the set of all articles directly produced by that mission.

Wiki searches are not like word searches in a text document - they do not search every word of every article. Instead they search the article titles. One way to make wiki content more accessible is to chunk the articles and not make them too general - that is how Wikipedia does it. But because our wiki posts were not created to be wiki posts, but rather as mission products, they often contain a lot of information that isn’t obvious from the title alone. Rather than laboriously breaking up mission products and trying to sort the pieces into bite-sized chunks, the Wiki software provides the option to “tag” the contents with descriptors.

The current limit on tags (December 2022) is 20 per article, but this number is adjustable. The character limit for a tag is 20 and no spaces. If you create a tag, consider whether anyone else would ever think to use it.