Talk:Ken's Main Page (temporary)

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Colons in article names

Hi Ken,

We cannot use colons (:)s in article names. These are reserved characters in the wiki software.

ST 23:45, 3 January 2009 (EST)

Creating alias's to existing pages

I noticed that you created a new page called Microphone Feedback that appears to be a (near) clone of the existing page Feedback / Microphone

Rather than have two nearly identical pages, you can create an alias that points to the original page.

You can create a page (any name you want for example Microphone Tips) and then make its sole contents

#REDIRECT [[Feedback / Microphone]]

Any reference to Microphone Tips will automatically load Feedback / Microphone

So if you want to have a page called Microphone Feedback then you could create that as a redirection page with contents

#REDIRECT [[Feedback / Microphone]]

Then we will just one page to maintain. We can make any required changes in the original page and avoid having redundant pages.

We need to avoid having two (or more) pages that have essentially the same information. It's fine if you make pages that refer to and present the building blocks (like atoms) to create different molecules. But we don't want to have multiple versions of the "atoms". It becomes really difficult to maintain.

ST 00:13, 4 January 2009 (EST)

Ken's reply

Hi ST,

I realize the problem with nearly-the-same articles. I'm only doing this temporarily while I get the hang of editing. I am nervous about making significant changes to pages you've built, so for now I have been building parallel pages.

This alternative main page is an example: I REALLY didn't want to mess with the real main page and yet needed a place where I could explore some of my ideas. This seemed like a good way to do that.

If you think it's okay for me to edit fairly freely (make significant changes) to existing articles (but still not the main page) then I'll stop making these. (A reply via Bose email or message board may be best for this question as I don't think I'm notified of replies here.)



Got it. I understood what you were doing with this Ken's Main Page. I didn't understood that Microphone Feedback was also a practice page. I just hate to see you do the work twice.

You should be getting notifications about changes, but you may have the notifications going to an email address you are not monitoring. If there is a tab at the top that says "unwatch" then you should be able to hit the "my watchlist" link at the top right to see what's changed in the pages where you are active.


You can check your notification settings in the my preferences link near the top right of the page.

You will want to look at email preferences (on the first tab) and Watchlist

Pages that need input

Here's a page that could use your input ToneMatch®

ST 17:39, 4 January 2009 (EST)


To be more clear, my purpose right now is twofold: one is to practice, and the other is to develop content. For example, I was trying hard on my "Microphone Feedback" article to create information that a first time Wiki visitor who comes with feedback as a specific problem would find immediately useful. I used material from the other article on this subject but really wanted to do a re-design of my own. I feel awfully sheepish about re-designing a page someone else (you in this case) put a lot of thought and effort into. I realize this is the nature of a Wiki on one level but I can also see how it can lead to conflict and hurt feelings if not handled correctly. This is something I'd like to get your thoughts about when next we speak. I think your experience will guide us. I had this going on in my mind when I did a fairly big comb of the article The Bose L1® Wiki Project yesterday afternoon. This is new territory for me.

One of the other things that's got me flummoxed at the moment is the titling of articles. For example, if I ever wanted to go more public with my main page, I'd want to strip off the "(temporary)" part of the title and yet it seems that this could be really messy. A little more conversation on this subject would also be good I think.


Solo Duo reference

I took this out of the By User Type section in order to maintain simplicity.

I plan to ensemble size be a big part of the "musician" article.