Github Actions discussion: developer category or not?

@moderators please note that this guide was specifically written for non-developers, the only skills required are being able to run on TiddlyWiki on node.js and being able to push files to Github.

While that skillset may not be found in most TiddlyWiki users, it definitely isn’t limited to just developers (for whom this is probably trivial anyway). As such, moving this post to the Developers category may make it harder to find for its intended audience: node.js users who also use Git.

The next step would have hopefully been for people to try the steps described and help further simplify the instructions.

Having explained the intent behind this writeup, I’ll now leave it to your judgement as to which category this post should reside in.


In my experience, I think having to create a GitHub account — and using Git — makes it a developer topic.

Realistically, using NodeJS is also a very technical skillset.

I also find that a lot of developers are very new to GitHub Actions, and so no, not trivial for them either :wink: Hence all the reasons I moved it to Developers category.

If this got turned into a “template” repo — a particular feature that lets people copy rather than clone a repo — that might make it easier for people.

And now we have a big off topic thread on this post :wink: LMK if you want me to trim these comments into a Meta thread.

Not to take this even further off course, especially a week later, but I’m not sure I agree. Yes, having to use GitHub, Git, NodeJS, and GitHub Actions is a technical topic which requires some dev skills. But as someone who would self-identify as a “developer,” I don’t think I would go looking for this under the “Developers” category. I would look for things that involved development on TiddlyWiki itself in that category. This is tooling that I would add to my own wiki and has nothing to do with “TiddlyWiki development”.

I have moved this back to the Discussions category and moved the discussion around it here to Meta. I had not done so at first since it seemed prudent to discuss the matter rather than get into a tug of war with moving things back and forth.

My experience with the TiddlyWiki community has been that the divide between what is considered to be in the domain of developers or users, usually depends on whether there is JavaScript involved.