While brainstorming about the Drupal website, I went through the past discussion at the mail list.
I was struck by the fact that several ideas (similar/contrasting) are repeated several times by
The ideas are scattered in multiple posts under unrelated headings.
For example, one post is extremely remarkable:
Although it starts with the title "Extensions List suggestion", it goes on to expound the design
philosophy for the website.
This just goes to show how precious thoughts are getting lost in that black hole of a mail list.
What we need is a website section that captures such ideas and collates them.
In other words, a meta-model for the community.
With such modeling, we can consciously change the very nature of our community, website and product.
It should also be designed so that all ideas converge on a collective decision, and don't remain
Imagine a website section, which has-
1. A navigational bar at left, which contains taxonomically arranged tree of all relevant topics
2. Each node of the tree has a wiki page to capture the thoughts.
3. Each page can be linked to a concept map (or an argument map) to settle conflicts.
4. Each page has "See also" section, so that interdependencies (if any) can be highlighted.
This would be a "live" section, forever changing to respond to new ideas, new needs and new
Especially, the tree (similar to the folder tree we see in Windows Explorer) would keep evolving.
How about it?
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