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-===== Set Window of Discussion =====+====== Set Window of Discussion ​======
  
-==== Usage ==== 
  
 Due to the self-determined growth of Wiki content, the effort needs to be refocused from time to time. For certain content, setting a **Window of Discussion** encourages a burst of contributions to get the content up to a certain level of quality, or helps draw attention to neglected sections of your knowledge base. Due to the self-determined growth of Wiki content, the effort needs to be refocused from time to time. For certain content, setting a **Window of Discussion** encourages a burst of contributions to get the content up to a certain level of quality, or helps draw attention to neglected sections of your knowledge base.
  
-==== Example ====+===== Example ​=====
  
-  * Pages documenting how to resolve certain issues in your project contain half-answers and haven'​t been touched for months. You create a meta-view that lists the pages, reverse sorted by the last date they were updated, to encourage people to work on the stale pages. You then post a notice stating that pages older than a certain number of days will be frozen, hidden, or removed (depending on the nature of the information). You also set the expectation with your contributors so they take a look at the pages. The '​important'​ or '​sponsored'​ old pages are soon updated to avoid the deadline, while the less important pages are allowed to be purged from the system.+Pages documenting how to resolve certain issues in your project contain half-answers and haven'​t been touched for months. You create a meta-view that lists the pages, reverse sorted by the last date they were updated, to encourage people to work on the stale pages. You then post a notice stating that pages older than a certain number of days will be frozen, hidden, or removed (depending on the nature of the information). You also set the expectation with your contributors so they take a look at the pages. The '​important'​ or '​sponsored'​ old pages are soon updated to avoid the deadline, while the less important pages are allowed to be purged from the system.
  
-=== Symptoms ===+===== Symptoms ​=====
  
 You may want to apply this pattern if: You may want to apply this pattern if:
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   * Documents remain in an uncertain state for too long. (See  [Stale Pages] ​ ).   * Documents remain in an uncertain state for too long. (See  [Stale Pages] ​ ).
   * Open issues are not answered. (See  [Sponsorship] ​ ).   * Open issues are not answered. (See  [Sponsorship] ​ ).
-  * Articles and/or comments often wander **far** from the stated purpose (See [[SingleProblem|SingleProblem]] ).+  * Articles and/or comments often wander **far** from the stated purpose (See [[SingleProblem]] ).
  
-=== Solution ===+===== Solution ​=====
  
   * Look at open issues and social tags denoting hypotheses on a regular basis. Then prioritize and assign a deadline to open issues. ( [[Maintainer|Maintainer]] role).   * Look at open issues and social tags denoting hypotheses on a regular basis. Then prioritize and assign a deadline to open issues. ( [[Maintainer|Maintainer]] role).
   * Set a date that the survey or discussion will be closed (and close it).   * Set a date that the survey or discussion will be closed (and close it).
-  * Set a release date where the work of the group will be presented to some audience. ( [[BarnRaising|BarnRaising]] pattern).+  * Set a release date where the work of the group will be presented to some audience. ( [[BarnRaising]] pattern).
  
-==== Related Patterns ====+===== Related Patterns ​=====
  
-  * A [[BarnRaising|BarnRaising]] is another way to focus energies for a short time. +  * A [[BarnRaising]] is another way to focus energies for a short time. 
-  * A [[Maintainer|Maintainer]] can help encourage others to keep things fresh and rolling. +  * A [[Maintainer]] can help encourage others to keep things fresh and rolling. 
-  * Using the [[SingleProblem|SingleProblem]] pattern will help to focus discussion. +  * Using the [[|SingleProblem]] pattern will help to focus discussion. 
-  * Documents with [[Built-in+obsolescence|Built-in obsolescence]] often become stale, not because of a lack of interest, but because the nature of the document itself.+  * Documents with [[Built-in obsolescence]] often become stale, not because of a lack of interest, but because the nature of the document itself.
  
-==== References ====+===== References ​=====
  
-This contribution was initially taken from Using Wikis to Manage Use Cases: Experience and Outlook, page 113 of  [[http://​www.se.uni-hannover.de/​big_picture/​LSOplusRE-Proceedings-web-v1.0.pdf|Proceedings of Workshop on Learning Software Organizations and Requirements Engineering\]] ​+This contribution was initially taken from Using Wikis to Manage Use Cases: Experience and Outlook, page 113 of  [[http://​www.se.uni-hannover.de/​events/​LSOplusRE/​LSOplusRE-Proceedings-web-v1.0.pdf|Proceedings of Workshop on Learning Software Organizations and Requirements Engineering\]] ​
  
  
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