Please, Oh, Please, Can we delete the (10 year old and counting) Draft Concept Guide on the Wiki?

John Ralls jralls at
Sat Nov 11 16:35:29 EST 2017

> On Nov 11, 2017, at 12:51 PM, Frank H. Ellenberger <frank.h.ellenberger at> wrote:
> Am 11.11.2017 um 15:55 schrieb David T. via gnucash-devel:
>> Okay,
>> Once again, I search Google for some aspect of GnuCash functionality, and ONCE AGAIN, one of the top hits there is the 10 year old Draft Concept Guide lurking on the wiki. Not the ACTUAL, CURRENTLY-MAINTAINED Tutorial and Concept Guide. No. The ***Draft Concept Guide*** (ostensibly invisible on the gnucash wiki).
> That rises the question "why get the recent documents no better Google
> ranking?" Something we are doing wrong there. To fix it, it might be
> useful if you could be more precise, e.g. Which expression were you
> searching, on which server are which results (www or wiki/lists/code). I
> could imagine, wiki gets a better ranking than wiki because there is
> more activity, but it might also be a suboptimal configuration of
> robots.txt or similar.
>> As my subject line suggests, I believe this set of pages should BE REMOVED FROM THE WIKI. I know, I know—I’ve said it before. But, since the pages are still there, it bears repeating.
>> I continue to question what purpose this inaccurate, outdated, unmaintained, and misleading set of pages serves. The only reason I have heard is that they might serve as a set of templates for other pages. I think that this is a specious argument; first, there does not seem to be much on the wiki that uses many wiki features; and second, if users need more technical guidance, there are numerous sources online to serve as guidance.
>> I say, “Draft Concept Guide—BEGONE!”
> That reminds me of Cato who finished each speech in the roman senate
> with "Ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse." ;-)
> So if nobody else is interested I could move them below user:fell.


I've no objection to either moving them to your user page or deleting them altogether, though I wonder whether moving them will stop Google from finding them.

John Ralls

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