This is a good idea! Reasonable too.
I would especially support an editing that retained to-the-point
annotations along with any compilation or "digest" done by the
editors. There is some background information that we have frequently
referred to as events unfolded---such as Uncle Robert and his will,
Lady Castlemain, and the Sir Wms---that will need to be handled
carefully so as to remain the familiar groundings for reading with
understanding that they have become.
I'm interested in taking responsibility for a page or three.
Thanks for it all,
On 8/22/06, Phil Gyford <phil@...> wrote:
> I've been thinking that some of the background info entries aren't
> ideal as reference pages - once there are many annotations it's a lot
> of unordered material to read, and there's no telling where the most
> relevant bits will be. And because these pages are used over the life
> of the diary, some of the older annotations may contain links or
> information that no longer work.
> So I was wondering if this would be a good solution...
> Anyone can claim "ownership" of one or several background info pages
> and become its editor. They would be able to write an
> encyclopedia-style summary of the topic, and update it whenever they
> like. The editor could use material from the existing annotations and
> do new research if they thought it was needed.
> Of course, assuming this is a good idea, it relies on there being
> people who'd like to adopt one or more pages. So does it sound a good
> idea? Would you like to be an editor? If we go ahead it'll probably
> be a few weeks before I can implement it, but it should be a useful
> thing for everyone without too much work for me (always a good
> Phil Gyford
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