[OWASP-wiki-editors] TODO - Plan of action clean up

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Fri Jul 29 12:03:49 UTC 2016


+1 Great plan, Paco.

I am on the run this weekend but I have time scheduled to do another
round of "delete clean-up" next week. All of these empty pages also mess
up the namespace of the wiki for search and more.

- Jim


On 7/29/16 4:26 AM, Paco Hope wrote:
> Achim,
>
> It works exactly as you think it does. If I create a page and stick
> [[Category:Control]] at the bottom of that page, then my page will
> appear in the Category:Control page. The problem is that someone has
> created dozens of empty pages that have almost nothing in them. They
> do, however, have "Category:Control" at the bottom. This was the
> author's attempt at leaving a hing for future authors that "we need to
> write a page on this."
>
> The net result is that we have a LOT of pages whose content is either
> empty, or only contains a copy/paste of some template that nobody ever
> filled out. These are actual pages, but they don't have anything (of
> substance) in them.
>
> My suggestion is to basically turn the "Category" list into a bulleted
> list. It's OK to leave it out there and say "gee, we wish people would
> write on these topics." We don't need 20 empty wiki pages that say
> "please put information in me." Slight difference in presentation, big
> difference in the amount of crap we have to maintain.
>
> Paco
>
>> On 28 Jul 2016, at 22:31, Achim <achim at owasp.org
>> <mailto:achim at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Control
>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:How_To
>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Technology
>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Threat_Agent
>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Vulnerability
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> these pages, category -as the link implies- is the better name, are
>> subject
>> to be filled automatically. Means that I'd expect an automatic
>> process which
>> generates the content with proper links (to other owasp.org
>> <http://owasp.org/> pages)
>> automatically.
>>
>> Does this make sense? Can it be done?
>>
>> Ciao
>> Achim
>
>
>
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