Talk:AQ Work Group Telecons

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Wikithoughts -- Davidmccabe 19:00, 5 June 2008 (EDT)

Hey folks - This week I attended a good workshop on 3D visualization of AQ data. (i can talk about that too on the telecon). A couple state AQ forecasters were there and they articulated the needs that their community has for integrated, interoperable, standardized, accessible data very well. So, I buttonholed a few of these folks and told them that we could really use their voices in the ESIP AQ cluster.

When I was writing to them yesterday, I sent them a few links to the wiki. This got me thinking...

I'd like to propose focusing the wiki more on content and information. Perhaps this means we need to focus less on workspaces, the main content of which is links.

I'm willing to hack away at this, but not unless this makes sense to others (and I don't have to do it all myself!!! Everything on wikis is by consensus, after all). For one thing, I think we need to start paring down each other's contributions more than we have in the past. Generally, we just keep adding pages and links. I think we need to start cutting and deleting a lot more.

Some quick brainstorm on how I'd improve pages:

  • More narrative. What is this page for. Complete sentences
  • Less links. Too many links to inactive areas. too many subjects 'described' by a set of links
  • More editing, less simple addition and new pages. When we keep old pages around and just add new ones that make things less clear. Example: Workspace for Data Summit and the follow-up to the data summit.