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We must formalize naming of certain pages. We have this now for Crews and Meeting, but we can extend this for projects, topics, documentation and other events as well. Some of these already have conventions because we have standardized forms, but are not listed on this page.

We should also formalize how we want URL's to be. For example, a standard project could be:

  • 'Project/Some_Project'

A project of a crew could be:

  • 'Crew/An_Awesome_Crew/Project/Some_Project'

Now, what about temporary projects, such as a Linux install party ? It is by definition limited in time, and there can be several of them within a year ! Here is what we suggest:

  • 'Project/Some Project/dd mm yyyy'

This date would be the start date of the project.

We could then list all projects in 'Project' or 'Projects', or redirect to the 'Category:Project'. Same goes for crews.

For the crew, because most start with the 'Crew' word, we could name them after the city where they are located. Example:

  • 'Crew/Louvain-la-Neuve' for Crew BW

Note that some crews sometimes aren't located in a specific city. We could use the province for those crews. Example:

  • 'Crew/Brabant wallon'

The idea is to have a general convention such as 'Something/Something specific'. See the clean URL's structure. This makes the URLs easy and readable also for people who aren't used to the wiki.

Finally, for reasons of transparency, every page should have some sort of introductionary section. We should make this a convention as well. Examples of introductionary sections are the 'Details' section on the Meeting-page (where people can give a short description of the goal of the meeting), the crews-section on the Category:Crew page and the introduction on the Category:Project page.