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Archived by Akchizar 18:56, 30 Mar 2005 (EST)

Which voice to use?

Just a brief thought - should we each be writing in a personal style here, or would it be better to use a more impersonal voice? I've used a personal tone for my OmniOutliner and Web Browsers pages, but I wonder if that's appropriate? --Fraser

I was wondering a bit about that too. I personally think that a personal style is appropriate in most places if one of the points of this wiki is for people to share their workflows, tips and tools. But I'm happy to edit if that isn't what's wanted. Oh, and hi, everyone ;-) --bsag

These are excellent questions. I think the canonical wikipedia notion is to be as neutral as possible. I think that's a great guiding _organizational_ principle, but I'm not married to it for capture, as we can always re-arrange things in such as a way that we can associate "systems" with specific people. Fr'instance I *love* Fraser's OO stuff, but I could see some of that moving to its own page under the rubric of "different people's systems."

My gut--and I'd love to hear from others--is that the most important thing is to "get it down" here, then we can worry about where the best place to put it is. Make sense? --Merlin 14:02, 5 Feb 2005 (EST)

On the other hand, some wiki communities have a definite sense of polyphony. Witness the original wiki: WikiWikiWeb and ThreadMode (not to the exclusion of singular editorial voice pages, of course). --RobertDaeley 19:28, 20 Mar 2005 (PST)

IMO, we should probably keep it impersonal for the program writeups (with possible an opinion bit below it where we can say what we want about it), but I don't see why a personal feel would be bad for lifehacks or other things where we don't really need an objective viewpoint. --Akchizar 16:16, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)

>= GTD

Just a reminder--as in the Google Group--that you all shouldn't feel restricted to talking just about GTD (please!). Points of orthogonality eschew from _my_ brain, not David Allen's.  :-)

Seriously, though, please also know you can link to and discuss anything that's germane to the general 43F mojo--there's lots of GTD sites, but only one 43F, and I'm pleased as punch you kids are here to help me flesh out what that means. --Merlin 20:04, 5 Feb 2005 (EST)

Are Windows subjects out of the question then? 8-) --K 14:08, 20 Mar 2005 (EST)

Heh. I wouldn't say "out of the question," but as I said in The Rules I do intend for this to remain a Mac-centric site. I'd say most Windows talk is better suited in the 43F Google Group. Candidly, I just know that there are about a dozen people/companies who have been really bugging me to shill their Windows crap on 43F, and I don't want them to be encouraged to regard an editable page as their implied permission to guzzle our tasty Google juice without really giving something to our base. :) Feel free to email me if you have concerns or ideas, K. Cool?

--Merlin 14:09, 20 Mar 2005 (EST)

Synchronize our chronographs

Not sure where else to note this, but here on the West Coast of the U.S., it's 4:10pm on February 6. Yet the time in the Special:Recentchanges section shows that it just rolled over to February 7--eight hours ahead of me. Maybe that doesn't matter. Maybe it does. Just thought I'd note it. --Bren

Probably GMT? That's the default time standard for time-stamping, I think. Could be wrong. --Merlin 13:38, 7 Feb 2005 (EST)

Default timestamps will all be based on whatever the server is running at. In this case it is GMT. (Which is now more properly known as UTC.) You can change how it displays for you in your Preferences. --JamesRifkin

Important Windows Reminder

Please remember: if you're adding content about anything that's not available to a Mac OS X or Unix user, it's very important that you frame why you're posting it and provide as much background info as possible. Are there features here that you'd like to see in a Mac product? Do you have ideas about how interesting elements of a program might be picked up by an Open Source app?

It's no fun to play cop, but I do want to be very clear from the beginning; 43 Folders and its sister sites cater to the vastly under-served users of Mac OS X. Products that cannot be used by OS X users simply don't belong here unless they can be framed in a broader fashion than "here's a nice thing for Windows users." There are thousands of sites that cater unapologetically to Windows users; please respect our desire to provide an unadulterated alternative for Mac users.

--Merlin 02:09, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)

There's a ton of great stuff potentially here. Is anyone else interested in having a section for MacJournal? How about Quicksilver? -Glenda

A Quicksilver hacks section would be great...there's a whole heap of tricks I found out while messing around with it that I wish I had read about. --Akchizar 05:59, 22 Mar 2005 (EST)

Merlin, in light of your update on the blog on Mar 24, I assume this section doesn't really apply any longer? I hate to think that you'd limit such a phenomenal resource to Mac folks only. Being productive and getting stuff done isn't a Mac-only thing, after all ;-) and I don't know of any Windows-specific resources that cover this topic as dynamically and throughly as you have on your blog, and as well as I expect this Wiki will also. --ecm 01:26, 26 Mar 2005 (EST)

Q: Changing the persistent nav?

Dumbguy administrator has a question for you MediaWiki gnomes of renown. Where do I go to change the items in the navigation bar? Knowing how well-abstracted this app is, I'm guessing there's a page or an `include` someplace. TIA --Merlin 10:48, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)

All the info you need right here --RobertDaeley 16:58, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)

GTD Consolidation?

How do we feel about consolidating all the GTD stuff into Getting Things Done? I'm thinking it might be healthy to encourage tighter clustering to start and then sort of break things out once we've gotten a critical mass of info. Thoughts?

--Merlin 12:37, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)

+1 on that idea from me. Better to run a tight ship on the front page, I think. Things will necessarily be messy for the first couple of weeks, I guess, but longer-term it would be good to make the front page a simple list with good pointers into the depths.

--Fraserspeirs 13:05, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)


Why is the content here licensed with the "no derivative works" clause? Doesn't this mean that, technically, nobody can edit anybody else's pages?

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