Talk:IT Development/Progress meetings/Minutes 21Jan13

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Local hosting of UK wiki[edit source]

I've been thinking about this following on from a conversation elsewhere, and I'm not sure it's really worth the hassle. There's a clear benefit for controlling our own private wikis - private data! - but for the broader public wiki, those don't quite apply.

The two real issues for most users of the wiki, in terms of annoyances, are a) SUL and b) interwikis. Moving will fix b) but break a); however, per the water cooler#Interwikis discussion, we may be able to fix b) without moving, allowing us to keep SUL as well. This seems to me to tip the scales.

Things like bureaucrats don't really seem to matter much - do we really need to make new ones very often? In practice, we could just make RS a bureaucrat and leave it at that; we already trust him not to run off with the chequebook, so we can probably trust him not to also desysop everyone ;-) Andrew Gray (talk) 16:28, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Andrew - I think I pretty much agree with this and will pass on your thoughts in the Tech Committee meeting next week :D Of course, you're welcome to drop in yourself to say so if you want Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 16:36, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Not sure I'll be able to make it, but thanks for the invitation! Andrew Gray (talk) 18:55, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Names[edit source]

Blimey, I wondered why this conversation was here, I mistook this for a discussion relating to the board minutes. Perhaps we should have sub-pages of a master Committee page for minutes? Just using 'Minutes' and the date is a bit hard to follow if checking recent changes, and we are likely to get a bit lost once more committees are underway. As an example, Education Committee/Education Committee meeting January 2013/Minutes is pretty obvious. Just a thought. -- (talk) 20:05, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

"Education Committee/Education Committee meeting 2013-01/Minutes" would sort more nicely as categories fill up. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 20:31, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
I agree it should be a subpage of the committee; the current title creates ambiguity with board meeting minutes. "Education Committee/Education Committee meeting" is probably a little redundant; the Conference Committee uses a similar format but without the repetition of the committee name. Anyway, great to see other committees getting up and running. Harry Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:42, 7 February 2013 (UTC)