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  • Explaining "add a tag". I was honestly thinking I needed to link to a new "How to add a tag" page and added it to my mental to do list. However this list is like a blackboard in the rain.
  • Yeah, I was just lazy adding it there. You're 100% right.
Re: Part B and Step 4 by Paul DugganPaul Duggan, 27 Jan 2019 02:46

Step 1 - Details, I recommend further explanation for how to do “• Add tags for any details”

Step 4 - Add Tags, I recommend that “Commercials” be made its own category following details section (commercials are not in details section).

Part B and Step 4 by Beverly TheunisBeverly Theunis, 27 Jan 2019 02:35

So, to turn all the episode pages on into pages here?

By hand, I think, otherwise we end up with 50 complete pages and 150 half done episodes.

Better that people know going in that the episode's nothing more than the page on the official page.

It's a line-call for the person creating the episode, really.

I like to think of it like this:
- A mention is when the person is discussed on the episode, so if you visit Justice Alito's page you should be able to find episodes where there's some (even minor discussion) of him.
- A reference is when the person is brieftly mentioned, so if you are are listening to the episode and you don't know who they mean when they said "Gorush is worse then Alito" you can get some info.

But, again, there's no solid line.

For example, on Justice Alito's page, there's a section for episodes that reference him, and a section for episodes that mention him, controlled by two different tags. What's the difference? When should each be used? :)

There are a lot of episodes which don't yet have pages. Do you need someone to write a script to scrape the data and add them all or would you prefer to do this all by hand?

Beverly TheunisBeverly Theunis 04 Jun 2018 14:09
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Cases: "v." not "v" — agree
First or 1st? — 1st (to avoid longer headlines)
Should headings end with a colon or not? — Use colon before block quotes, otherwise do not use colon (this is how episode pages are already being done

by Beverly TheunisBeverly Theunis, 04 Jun 2018 14:09
Paul DugganPaul Duggan 04 Jun 2018 07:24
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  • Cases: "v." not "v"
  • First or 1st?
  • Should headings end with a colon or not?
Suggests by Paul DugganPaul Duggan, 04 Jun 2018 07:24
Paul DugganPaul Duggan 02 Jun 2018 01:01
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Perhaps pull the explanation Title Case out and have it in a "definitions" section at the start, so readers can apply it to whichever bit they're using.

Perhaps another name for "original content" or an explanation of what it means.

But a good start.

Thoughts by Paul DugganPaul Duggan, 02 Jun 2018 01:01

1.1 - Will check that page.
1.2 - Edited, does this help? (The page still doesn't go anywhere but is the intent clear?
1.1 & 2 - "oa" is used where it is needed, "OA" is used where it is needed. I'm not sure how this is confusing.
1.4 - Discussed with group.
2 - Good.

by Paul DugganPaul Duggan, 01 Jun 2018 00:11
Paul DugganPaul Duggan 31 May 2018 23:51
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Step 1, line 1, > link to three ways — Method 1, “in the box at the side of the box” is vague; Method 2, meaning of “Click on a broken link” unclear

Point 1 - fixed (I think)
Point 2 - do the images help at all?

Edits by Paul DugganPaul Duggan, 31 May 2018 23:51

I did Steps 1 and 2 for page for OA6 and stopped there as checkpoint for tags.

My thots:
Step 1, line 1, > link to three ways — Method 1, “in the box at the side of the box” is vague; Method 2, meaning of “Click on a broken link” unclear
Step 1, line 2 — “this link” does not go to official website as indicated
Step 1, lines 1 and 2 — showing both lower case oa and upper case OA is confusing as to which to use;
Step 1, line 4 — Should include instruction for inserting around guest name or include it on template; no instruction for deleting “(if any)” tho it seems it would be obvious to do it, if maker of page does not notice to do it, then proofreader must deal with it. Suggest either deleting “(if any)” from template (since the point of it is dealt with in instruction) or place it within an

Step 2 was clear and easy to follow.

Step 1 and 2 by Beverly TheunisBeverly Theunis, 31 May 2018 22:24
  • add
+++ Episodes including the segment:
[[module ListPages tags="SEGMENT-TAG" order="title"]]
* %%title_linked%%

where SEGMENT-TAG is a tag used on episodes including the segment.
by Paul DugganPaul Duggan, 29 May 2018 22:02

Please clarify (thank you):

In copy below on Segment page:

tag the page with segment.
tag the page with seg-clean-up or seg-ref-clean-up.

Does the word, "add" mean "create a new tag". And is the module code following "add" what automates creation of a list for it, and then places new tag on said list?

Segment Tag Question by Beverly TheunisBeverly Theunis, 29 May 2018 15:07

I put in the strikethrough on OA1, using the strkethrough formatting from wikidot. Was that what caused the glitch?

Re: Formatting Glitches by Robin HofmannRobin Hofmann, 26 May 2018 19:48

I think we need some way of flagging specific problems needing guru attention … for instance, on ao1 I saw that the formatting had fallen apart and with a little guesswork I discovered that a strikethrough word copied over from official website caused the formatting to break. Lesson learned: Wikidot does not accept strikethrough text. I substituted em dashes around the word (change this if you have better idea).

Next, in cleaning up oa161 I came across typography glitch in text for "show notes & Links" and after trying, I cannot fathom the cause.

Maybe a new tag "guru-attention-needed" with a descriptive editor's note placed at the problem area, and whoever is able to fix it removes that tag?


Formatting Glitches by Beverly TheunisBeverly Theunis, 26 May 2018 19:15

This is my suggestion:

• ABOUT - Yes, on top bar (a good start on copy about the podcast has been made).
• MEMBERSHIP (join) - with this link visible, anybody in world can join; if we want to limit joining in some way we could bury it within the site and provide a direct link to it from Facebook Community, Patreon, wherever else.
• MEMBERS - Position this next to Membership (if we keep Membership in top bar), otherwise, move it within the site next to Membership.
• HELP DOCS - Pull down menu. - needs to stay on top bar because dropping attribute probably be awkward in side bar.
• CONTACT - to use it or delete it, that is the question; decision to use it means we must provide an email to someone somewhere, don’t think any of us want to our emails boxes flooded from around the world, so I suggest we have no contact page at all, unless Andrew wants us to use his gmail.

Side Bar

Clone this site (button) - leave as is
“Site Navigation” (head) - Change to “Site Management” (or some such)

• USER GUIDE - delete this because it can be accessed in Help Docs in Top bar
• FIRST TIME USER - keep this
• ABOUT - redundant, so delete this
• LAYOUT - move to side bar from top bar
• CONTACT - - redundant, so delete this
• LEGAL - If we have no legalities, disclaimers, etc. delete.
• DISCUSSION FORUMS - I assume this would be to discuss the episodes, and be open to the world, but it would compete with official web site, would it not? If so, I say delete it.
• TALK (but possibly left at top.) - Move to side bar
• CREATE A PAGE - keep as is

In my search through global css choices for the Standard Theme that we have, I see none for controlling headline size. All I can think of now for options are (1) use episode # for headline, and put title underneath as a subhead or (2) continue headline format as is and learn to love it.

Downside of option (1) is that only number of episode, not its title, appears in episode list. I don't know if that's good or bad.

Headline Appearance by Beverly TheunisBeverly Theunis, 24 May 2018 02:21
Paul DugganPaul Duggan 24 May 2018 01:21
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Most episode pages currently have some or all of the following headings:

  • Cases
  • Legal Terms
  • Legislation, regulations, and executive orders
  • People (mentioned)
  • References
  • Topics

I think "Legislation, regulations, and executive orders" needs a new shorter heading.

Headings by Paul DugganPaul Duggan, 24 May 2018 01:21

So, I googled for Wikidot example web sites ( and see that pretty much "anything goes." I think we can do whatever we want with the Legal Page … keep as is, edit it, delete it. My guess is that the manner in which it is provided by Wikidot is so that web site makers will be aware of it.

Legal (link) by Beverly TheunisBeverly Theunis, 24 May 2018 00:43
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