[GNC-dev] Wiki FAQ Page

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Wed Sep 5 12:13:54 EDT 2018

I feel like MediaWiki also has a way to fix that, too, but it may only
work at a page level and not at an anchor level.

c.f. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Redirect


On Tue, September 4, 2018 12:42 pm, Adrien Monteleone wrote:
> Broken links can be handled by permanent redirects in the web server’s
> .htaccess file. I think Derek would be the one to add those in. If you
> compile the list for him to copy & paste, I’m sure that would help. The
> end result is someone can click the old link from the mailing list and the
> server will drop them in the new location.
> On a content note, I suspect you could have three separate headings for
> “Managing GnuCash files”, “Configuring GnuCash” and “Customizing GnuCash”.
> I’m thinking the latter to be more geared towards things like CSS and
> where to put custom reports, while ‘Configuring’ is more related to
> tweaking the app preferences.
> Regards,
> Adrien
>> On Sep 4, 2018, at 9:43 AM, David T. via gnucash-devel
>> <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am digging in to the FAQ page with an eye to rationalizing the
>> accumulated mess. My hope is to make it easier for uers to find answers
>> to their questions.
>> Currently, the structure of the page does not accurately reflect the
>> content of the questions. For example, the section “Installation
>> Troubleshooting” covers two broad and disparate question areas.
>> In addition, numerous questions have been placed haphazardly in sections
>> to which they do not belong. For example, questions about theming do not
>> belong under Installation (for Mac or Windows), but IMHO under “GnuCash
>> Files and managing a GnuCash installation”, which itself would be better
>> named “Configuring and Managing”
>> On a practical level, as I rearrange the FAQ on some pretty substantial
>> levels, questions and headings on the page will be changed.
>> First issue: I do not see a way to see whether the wiki has any
>> instances of links to a specific question. Clicking “What links here”
>> only shows links to the overall FAQ page.
>> Second issue: many links from the mailing lists will no longer work,
>> which may cause problems for users searching the ML archives and
>> retrieving the stale links. How should this be handled?
>> Now, on a meta-level, I think the primary headings here might be better
>> arranged as follows:
>> 1. General Questions
>>  [move “Accounting Questions” to this section]
>> 2. Installation
>> 3. Using GnuCash [moved ahead of cunfiguring]
>> 4. Configuring and Managing
>>  [Move “Customizing" questions from current section 8 to this section]
>> 5. Troubleshooting
>> 6. Exporting and Importing Data
>> 7. Business Features
>>  [Move entire Developing GnuCash section of questions to the pages
>> established for Developers]
>> I welcome input and feedback.
>> David
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