Information Copied from the (now deleted) Expanded Teaching Resources Discussion Page
Can't decide between "Beating a Dead Horse" or "Thread Necromancy" as a section header
The information on this page should be added to Teaching resources, and this page should be remade into a redirect to the same. Having this extra page with different information defeats the purpose of a wiki article. Which is: to collect all information in one place. If the information is on multiple pages, viewers may forget which of the two pages they found something on. Creative formatting can be used to make the current information on Teaching Resources stand out against the information which was originally on this page. --SeanC (talk) 16:01, 2 September 2019 (JST)
To me this seemed like an underused gem when I found it. I think that the layout of this page is a lot clearer than the other one, but I also understand Doug's complaint about there being a little clutter. I added this link to make it more accessible. Casey 17:42, 9 February 2011 (JST)
- Oh I'm not complaining about this page -- use it if you think it's useful. I just don't want to see this page replace the already existing Teaching resources page, for reasons discussed below. --D 10:00, 5 September 2011 (JST)
- Advantages of one large page with sections:
- loading one large page is faster and more convenient than loading several small ones
- searching within one large page (the page itself or the wikitext) with a local search function is faster and in some respects better than searching several pages (for which one has to search the whole project); also the TOC provides for convenient navigation.
- enforces the cohesion of a concept that while having several definitions needs independent editing.
- This is from the wiki help section and I think I agree. What do others think?I also think this helps a lot because at any time one can click on Teaching Resources on the side bar, and they don't have to click their way back into where they were. It is all listed on the first click. This way we don't need "see also" or "Teaching Resources" listed on the bottom of most pages.Michael 16:39, 4 September 2009 (JST)
- These two links did not work for me. I was using Firefox from my home internet.
- There are disadvantages to large pages: hard to read, organize, search. Contrary to best web design practices as expressed by many professional website experts. Hard to add content to. On the other hand, there are the advantages noted above. If you wanna use giant pages with everything in one place, that's your deal and it doesn't bother me (why should it?), but I personally cannot use such a page. I hope there's a way that people who like this test page can use it without erasing the current page that works so well for people like me. --Douglaspperkins 15:21, 7 October 2009 (JST)
- Those links also do not work for me.
- I think this looks fantastic. Great work, Michael.
- one suggestion: can the Activities heading under JHS be just a heading with a link under it? The difference in color made it less visible at first glance.
- Thanks for the input. I tried a few things, but ended up just making it more bold. If you can think of something better please feel free to make the changes. I just wanted this to be easier to use and possible to find stuff :) Michael 14:29, 11 September 2009 (JST)