RFC: The default public place to discuss LifeWiki-related issues

For discussion directly related to ConwayLife.com, such as requesting changes to how the forums or wiki function.
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confocaloid
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RFC: The default public place to discuss LifeWiki-related issues

Post by confocaloid » June 6th, 2022, 7:10 am

Where and how should one publicly discuss various LifeWiki-related issues that pop up sometimes? Should it happen on LifeWiki itself (talk pages), or on these forums (in a dedicated thread for LifeWiki questions, or in separate threads, or both), or maybe either on the wiki or on the forums depending on some guidelines?

If the discussion takes place on LifeWiki, one may have to frequently switch between two places to discuss things (as opposed to having all discussion in one place). There may be no completely objective way to decide where to ask something specific. The attention is split between two places, which seems to be a disadvantage.

If the discussion takes place on these forums, there will be at least two different kinds of questions discussed in one place: one is about documenting existing knowledge; another is about creating something new in the first place. I think "being a good wiki editor" is sufficiently distinct from "being a CA enthusiast" to make this even a reasonable thing to ask for comments from the community.

-confocaloid

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