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Please, whoever put it there, remove it.  Let's not have this wiki turn into the old EmacsWiki. [[User:Damd|damd]] 15:45, 5 April 2012 (EEST)
 
Please, whoever put it there, remove it.  Let's not have this wiki turn into the old EmacsWiki. [[User:Damd|damd]] 15:45, 5 April 2012 (EEST)
 
: apologies for the ignorance, but I don't understand what you mean. do you mean we should n't put any customisation information in a page.? How would a reader know how to use a package with out that information.? -- [[User:Kindahero|Kindahero]] 16:36, 5 April 2012 (EEST)
 
: apologies for the ignorance, but I don't understand what you mean. do you mean we should n't put any customisation information in a page.? How would a reader know how to use a package with out that information.? -- [[User:Kindahero|Kindahero]] 16:36, 5 April 2012 (EEST)
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: I think that [[User:Damd|damd]] meant that customization should be finer grained - a separate section for "set nick", "set autojoin channels"", "autoreconnect". [[User:Bozhidar|Bozhidar]]
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::I mean that we should try to not dump all of our customizations into the main article.  People make all kinds of customizations to ERC, but what the article should describe is how to make it work out of the box.  Instead of immediately describing how to write a command for connecting to one's favorite IRC networks, we should describe how ERC works out-of-the-box.  This means instructions on how to customize the default ERC nickname, how to connect to a different server, how to switch between channels, how logging works, etc.
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::The biggest problem with EmacsWiki, in my opinion, is that there is no clear distinction between discussions, "useful" customizations (i.e. someone's homebrew Emacs Lisp) and information about how to actually use whatever part of Emacs that's described. Simply dumping one's custom code into the article is a *huge* step in the wrong direction. [[User:Damd|damd]] 00:50, 7 April 2012 (EEST)

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The "common" customizations[edit]

Please, whoever put it there, remove it. Let's not have this wiki turn into the old EmacsWiki. damd 15:45, 5 April 2012 (EEST)

apologies for the ignorance, but I don't understand what you mean. do you mean we should n't put any customisation information in a page.? How would a reader know how to use a package with out that information.? -- Kindahero 16:36, 5 April 2012 (EEST)
I think that damd meant that customization should be finer grained - a separate section for "set nick", "set autojoin channels"", "autoreconnect". Bozhidar
I mean that we should try to not dump all of our customizations into the main article. People make all kinds of customizations to ERC, but what the article should describe is how to make it work out of the box. Instead of immediately describing how to write a command for connecting to one's favorite IRC networks, we should describe how ERC works out-of-the-box. This means instructions on how to customize the default ERC nickname, how to connect to a different server, how to switch between channels, how logging works, etc.
The biggest problem with EmacsWiki, in my opinion, is that there is no clear distinction between discussions, "useful" customizations (i.e. someone's homebrew Emacs Lisp) and information about how to actually use whatever part of Emacs that's described. Simply dumping one's custom code into the article is a *huge* step in the wrong direction. damd 00:50, 7 April 2012 (EEST)