- ThreadMode - a wiki page [displayed | organized] as a conversation. It is the beginning of a process of distilling experience that culminates in patterns. There are at least four ways you can contribute to a page in thread mode:
- You can ADD a comment furthering the conversation. Please sign your comments like this, especially when writing in the first person. -- TWikiGuest
- You can EDIT older comments signed by others to improve the flow. Rearranging, merging and editing comments is a real contribution to communication if done with care and respect. But Rather than edit something with which one disagrees, perhaps changing its meaning, ... draw a line and comment below the line (Wiki:ConceptDestruction)
- If you see several conversations going at once, you can SPLIT them apart, putting all comments about a given subject on their own page. Leave a short summary with the name of the new page in the old page.
- If comments seem to be converging then prepare for Wiki:PatternMode by suggesting single paragraph patterns that CAPTURE the ideas present in the discussion. These are better anonymous or collectively signed so that all contributors know they are welcome to fine tune them.
- ThreadMode comments are usually shorter than DocumentMode ones. If you find yourself writing a long reply, consider writing it in document mode, or even making it the OpeningStatement of a brand new page (with back and forth links to the original page, of course).
We ought to think about Slashdot style comment ranking for messages left in Threadmode. Isn't SlashCode
written in Perl?
- 06 Apr 2006