Wiki Name Examples
There's the standard Wiki Name rule, but there are lots of annoying cases which make me crazy. (Please don't generate new pages by clicking on brackets!) The goals of this page are:
improve my memory of the resolution, so I can make new Wiki Names consistently.
See Meatball Wiki:LinkPattern
if/when you use code for Expanding Wiki Words you'll end up "Py Thon"
- but what about exceptions: singular words/names that still end with 's'
there are also various social conventions used for manually handling situations on engines that don't use code.
- I choose to use a "-s" to separate the plural "s" from the root WikiWord.
Acronyms (e.g. PDA). Not possible in classic wiki. But this wiki supports all-caps words that have at least 3 letters. (Actually, since May'03 even 2-letter acronyms are OK.)
Phrases including word "A". In classic wiki a Wiki Name can't have 2 consecutive caps, so the singletter word 'A' gets stuck in lower case as in Life Isa Pain. I prefer Life Is A Pain. At least for now.
Proper names that are ambiguous
Agile Software Development is both a concept/process and a book title). That's OK, just combine concept and book notes into a single page. If that gets too big, then you might move the book discussion into a Agile Software DevelopmentBook page.
Phrases with articles ("the", "a") as initial word. Drop them. Likewise for book titles, etc., although I've made exceptions when it seems like a key part of the brand, e.g. The Brain.
Phrases containing numbers. Some WikiEngines support names ending with a series of numerals, others allow digits anywhere within a name. This engine supports them anywhere (except the first character) - P2P.
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