[pmwiki-users] want opinions on a new cookbook recipe format

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Mar 6 15:43:30 CST 2006

On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:50:22PM +0000, Hans wrote:
> Monday, March 6, 2006, 7:45:23 PM, Neil wrote:
> Looks good with the color box.
> Could we use '''emphasis''' for the summery text, to make it stand out
> more? It is probably the most looked upon and I'd prefer it bold or
> bigger.

For the time being I think the fact that it is first gives it
sufficient prominence.  I'm not a big fan of making things bold.

> I am not sure how relevant  Votes: are. A popularity indicator is all
> fine and good, but may be also meaningless for some special purpose recipes.

If it's meaningless, a recipe can always remove it.  But I think in
the general case having Votes: as a popularity indicator can be a very
useful thing -- not for the purposes of distinguishing "good recipes" 
from "bad recipes", but simply so that we have a measure of what
the population of sites is using.  For a newcomer, it will help to
know which recipes are most popularly used (and thus most likely
to be supported), for people working on advanced features or PmWiki
itself, it helps to know what the "community" sees as important.

In fact, I was even thinking about enabling a variant of the
Cookbook.Voting recipe for pages to make it easier to vote -- see 
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/RandomQuote for an example of
the voting link and let me know what you think.


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