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I don't like this name. Perhaps “Organic Structure” or “Grow Structure Organically”. That also allows this to become a Pattern instead of an Anti-Pattern.

Posted by Jason Yip at Feb 18, 2007 02:10

How about creating a pattern page called “ [OrganicGrowth] ”? I like your idea of turning the anti-pattern into a pattern, so would you be willing to write what you think is important about growing organically? I would however, suggest keeping the Subdivision page (and adding a prominent link to the [OrganicGrowth] page? since the anti-pattern pages are intended to help people recognize potential (or occurring) problems with their wikis.

Posted by Stewart Mader at Feb 18, 2007 12:58



Posted by a.oliva at Feb 03, 2008 07:33

On this topic, I'd like to know if anyone has discussed the varying strengths and weaknesses of wikis with a built-in hierarchy, vs thosewith none at all.  My company currently has a “tree” wiki, and there are a lot of users who really want something like Mediawiki that has no inherent structure.  Where could I find an intelligent comparison of these things?

Posted by Robert Rapplean at Feb 18, 2008 02:17

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