CZ Talk:Computers Workgroup

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This is the talk page for CZ:Computers_Workgroup

I don't know why but in my browser, I cannot get back to the main page from here, so I am providing the link explicitly right above here.Pat Palmer 00:44, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Discussion Archives
Archive 1, 8-28-07 (stuff taken off main workgroup page): Talk:Computers_Workgroup/Archive1
Archive 2, 2-15-09: (old stuff from workgroup talk page) Talk:Computers_Workgroup/Archive2

Forgot talk was here -- additions to article page

I put some draft writing guides and style guides there, completely blanking that there might be a talk page. Shall I move them here, or can we discuss them? Howard C. Berkowitz 01:51, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Howard, I would like to move the draft writing and style guides, either to this page or into a page of their own (possibly linked with a brief disclaimer on the main page). My personal judgement is to keep the main page quite simple, and give writers freedom until someone objects. New people already have a lot of policy regulations to plow through; us providing a computer-specific one could just be the straw that broke the camel's back. Let's make it drop-dead simple for someone to glance at the page and start authoring. If you don't object, I'll move it over here, for now.Pat Palmer 13:51, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
No problem; as I mentioned, I forgot this page was here but then had several choices of where to move them. Howard C. Berkowitz 14:00, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Here is the link the saved writing-guide: CZ_Talk:Computers_Workgroup/Writing_Guide Pat Palmer 00:39, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
I would like to make the point that the guide is not intended as policy, but as ways I have found useful to write. No one has to use it, but, at the same time, don't expect everyone automatically to develop their own style. This has been productive for me; it may be productive for others. Howard C. Berkowitz 00:48, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Help plan Computers Week!

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I have moved this here from the main page. Not sure it's even current, but it's been there a while and has had no takers. Let's leave it off the main page, for now, in hopes of making it simple for people to feel welcome and start authoring.Pat Palmer 00:57, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Simplified, stripped down main page

Right now, there is a great need for people to begin authoring in Computers. To that end, I have stripped down the main page so it's simple and clear how to begin, and hopefully has a welcoming tone. Let's try to keep it simple for now. Newbies have a LOT of policy to plow through, so let's don't raise any barriers in terms of learning curve. People, join us! We need authors!Pat Palmer 01:15, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

DOD IA Policy Chart???

There have been changes of this page to reflect something called "DOD IA Policy Chart". This seemed not to be appropriate to me. Thus I undid the change. If it was an intended change please explain it here. -- Alexander Wiebel 08:19, 20 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi there Computers Editors. The original contributors intention was to make a definition for mainframe but what they got was an article. A look at another online encyclopedias version of the same article shows that a full article is possible, so I do not want to make it just a definition.

I plan to add the subpages, metadata and definition, which gives other contributors more ways to contribute to the article, like adding related articles or external links, catalogs or just editing the main article. Of course it would be great if someone wrote the whole thing up in one go, but we are more likely to get to a complete article by lots of people making small edits over time, and having the article properly categorised and conforming to the subpages system is a good idea.

Before I do any of that though I'd appreciate some advice - that other encyclopedia I mentioned has a disambiguation page that lists 8 uses for the word mainframe, although perhaps only three that would be useful to us. Would this article be better titled Mainframe, computing or something like this? David Finn 14:43, 20 November 2011 (UTC)