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Types of pages are recognized by some organization protocols in a wiki.
This recognition is central: as protocols change, the types change, but it is EXTREMELY expensive to change the list of page types. The hardest definitions of types are set by the upper ontology and are extraordinarily hard to change. Very often a failed organization can trace its failure to its inability to process a certain type of information in a new way. Accordingly this requires great foresight and the types must be anticipated without error for a very long period in the future. The dialectics between different types of pages is very important to explore.
Different types of pages must be able to:
- naming conventions - which apply to every page
- name precedents which will apply where conventions don't
- prototypes showing best practice within a page or even HTML templates to enforce these
- inclusion or exclusion from a specific namespace, within which may apply
Wiki best practices detail how types of pages are differentiated in different circumstances/needs.
A point of view is assumed any time you report any event. Always ask "where are your feet?" as in relativity
- third person MPOV: IPA
- second person MPOV: dialogues, discussion or "talk page"
- third person NPOV: encyclopedia article, news article, backgrounder, definition, disambiguation, list of anything in weak priority order, issue briefing that compiles an MPOV IPA
- third person SPOV: interest group briefing, position paper, list of anything in strong priority order
- first person SPOV or IPOV: essay, rant or personal commitment, e.g. signified by _user_signed tag and commit verb in close conjunction
be able to control OP - for reflexivity
Some types of pages are required to keep Open Politics itself reflexive:
- third person control POV