This is an open thread for anyone to express ideas about a how tiddlywiki.com should be redesigned. This is a recurring topic that otherwise easily hijacks other discussions. It is also a topic that engages many but where much of the same ideas are repeated (year after year!) This phenomenon is partly due to the forum design (same with the google group) which does not provide the structure needed for complex discussions involving many people.
This post and the outlined concept below can be viewed as an experiment to see if we can handle a more structured approach to discuss tiddlywiki.com. Either it works… or we continue to blurt out random pies in the skies.
The title of this thread
The title, especially the distinct “TAKE n” suffix is important. The number is there to indicate progression in an otherwise all-over-the-place discussion. If “landing page discussions” stick with the format
<topic> TAKE n, then we will have a clear chronological record which should steer participants to where relevant ideas are discussed instead of old/dismissed ones. The idea is that “TAKE 2” can be started whenever, and whyever, anyone feels it is justified. (An option could be to use the optional tags feature in the editor. Is that better?)
Ideally, eventual TAKE’s will center around actual mockups instead of loose ideas. Then the “TAKE n” labels will be even more useful for references (e.g “that conflicts with what we all agreed on in take 5 so leave it…” or “the take7 color scheme is better because…”)
So, regardless if you have anything to post on this matter right now or later, this somewhat official bucket makes it easier for people to find your ideas later on and build upon them.
A necessary starting point for any discussion on this and, even more so, for any actual mockup work on the matter, is to consider Jeremys purpose with tiddlywiki .com: