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Keeping things tidy (hierarchical structured pages)

  • Aside from the necessary etiquette, users should try keep their pages as tidy as possible. Not only the content within the pages, but also the location of said pages.
  • Here's an example:
    • Imagine my user name is Bio Engineer and therefore my user page URI is:
      (Please assume as a prefix to all the following URIs)
This address is my User Page where I'll place all my up-to-date information and also all the links to pages that I create or that I think others might find interesting related to me and my work (in or outside the wiki).
    • Pages that I create should remain within my namespace and not elsewhere (unless they belong to another namespace like a lab or a group). So, I want to create a page for this cool new idea I have and therefore I edit my User page by clicking on the edit tab (at the top of the page) and inserting the following:
[[/Cool idea|My cool idea]]
Note the /. This will create a link to your new Cool idea page within your current page. Do your best to keep within the page naming conventions.
  • In a nutshell, you end up with something similar to this:

User:Bio_Engineer |- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_1

|- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_1/Subpage_1a

|- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_2

|- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_2/Subpage_2a
|- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_2/Subpage_2b </pre>


Why use such a hierarchical scheme?

  • There are a few good reasons to use such a scheme.
    1. Your URL becomes easier to remember and is directly related to you and/or your lab
    2. You will be able to search for information contained within your hierarchical ladder of pages
    3. A proper breadcrumb navigation is automatically created which allows better navigation within your namespace.