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Help:Examples of bad article title

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There are a number of ways that one can have the best intentions and still hide content from wiki readers, or make it difficult for other contributors to avoid recreating existing content. Giving articles a title that is hard or impossible to guess is one of them.
  • YaST/Modules/Online_Update mangles the well known name of the YaST module "YaST Online Update" (YOU):

1) using unusual word order,
2) adding word "modules" to the title (known to insiders, not the new openSUSE users)
3) unusual separator between words "/" (slash) instead of space.

The good intention was to organize YaST related articles by groups and one of the groups was by module. The author decided to use subpages as an organizational model likely because that is familiar to everyone using Linux file systems. For the wiki this is undesirable. Such a model is good for relatively static content with elements that belong to a single topic, however, YOU (YaST Online Update) is related to "package management", "software management", "online update", "software update", "update", "YaST module", "software update module" and probably few a more.

A Wiki visitor that is looking for help around YOU (YaST Online Update) can use any of the mentioned names as a search term. Whatever term is used search must return either direct access to the article, or article must be one of top search results. This will happen when a title contains words, but not slashes.

In the worst position are the wiki authors and editors that want to point user to YOU. Instead to write simple [[YaST online update]], or [[YOU]] and have link to the article, they have to browse, or search the wiki, to find out what is correct name, and then use long link form [[YaST/Modules/Online_Update|YaST online update]] to have what they would have instantly if the article title wasn't in a quite unusual form.

One article is not a big problem, but we had few hundreds of articles about YaST alone that required such long links and a lot of browsing to find them. How the fact that you have to learn a lot of wiki tools in order to contribute affects number of contributors is not hard to guess.