Talk:Sasopedia

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Is "FAQ" really the right term or even concept for this? Isn't this the place where it's envisioned that a SAS encyclopedia will develop? To me the operational word in FAQ is frequently, those questions that recur often like "how do I use this site".

Interesting question. Do you have a different metaphor? SASopedia?

--Statprof 14:47, 13 March 2007 (EDT)


Agreed. Not sure the SAS lawyers will like SASopedia - though I certainly do. I think a FAQ will likely be part of this, but you are correct that this could grow in a number of areas. For example, I could see a FAQ on re-ordering variables (a common question on SAS-L) referencing using RETAIN. And we could have wiki page on RETAIN that has discussion of how it can be used and could contain a link to the SAS Online Doc for the RETAIN statement.

--Donh 18:33, 13 March 2007 (EDT)


Let's at least nail down the spelling

It seems to me there should be an "o", as in encyclopedia. I corrected above (where "a" was used), but in the Main Page and menu sidebar, not editable by mere users, it's spelled with an "i".

Of course I'd rather use a different phrase altogether, without any kind of "pedia"

--Howles 21:46, 26 March 2007 (EDT)


Do you have a suggestion that is consistent with the Web 2.0 style of branding? --Statprof 21:50, 26 March 2007 (EDT)


I admit to being guilty for the different spellings on the main menu vs what is here. We can fix that once we nail down the name. So Howard, am definitely interested in any thoughts you have for a short but meaningful name. --Donh 23:42, 26 March 2007 (EDT)


I went into the main page looking to add another hyperlink, but the table structure didn't match what I expect. So rather than screw up the HTML, I'll provide the addition here for the support forums. "Discussion forums for Enterprise Guide, ODS, Stored processes and industry use of SAS http://support.sas.com/forums/index.jspa" When I previewed the result I can't see my identifier. Perhaps I have not done this in the kosher way and someone can set me straight. DavidJ 19:27 31 May 2007 (EAST)

DavidJ: First, apologies for the delay in responding to this. It seems that you have two questions/issues:

  • You wanted to add a link to the forums on support.sas.com to the Sasopedia page. Were you aware that there is such a link on the Forums page? If you still think it should be added to the Sasopedia page but you don't want to mess with the html, if you can suggest which column it should be added to, I will be glad to make that change.
  • When you ask about seeing your identifier, are you asking how to add the text that is your id and the date time of the change? If so, you can use the sig button (second from the left above the edit text area). Alternatively you can just type is the text --~~~~. --Donh 16:24, 7 June 2007 (EDT)

Thoughts:

  • The bottom of this page (SASopedia) seems crowded. I think there are too many links, and I have concerns about the categorization.
  • Getting rid of the dupes (Technical Presentations and Papers, code samples) will help a bit, but I would not stop there.
  • There's been some mission creep. This is not the place for a sas.com sitemap; that is already at http://www.sas.com/smap.html. If people want to do a better one, that's fine, but it ought to be a page in its own right.
  • The SAS Technical Support heading should only refer to URLs actually belonging to the Tech. Support Dept. at SI. Similarly, SAS Documentation should only refer to URL's formally designated as "documentation" by SI.
  • Secondary and redundant or near-redundant links can be eliminated. For example, SAS-L @ UGa only needs one link, to http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/sas-l.html, because one can get to the search form from there.
  • I would only include third-party (user or user site) web pages and newsletters which are truly serving purposes which otherwise are not being served. Right now that would only admit lexjansen.com. Other than that, I would limit links to SI, user groups, and the SAS community-at-large (ie, SAS-L/comp.soft-sys.sas).

--Howles 22:14, 28 February 2008 (EST)


Interesting ideas. Perhaps this could be a topic for the SasCommunity.org Panel Discussion? --Donh 22:19, 28 February 2008 (EST)


Have you thought about adding a section or links for industry? Any topic/paper/etc. related to that industry could be referenced in this section also. Just a suggestion. Sunil Gupta 16 August 2008

If you click "by Topic" you will see "Industries and Disciplines" as one set of topics. --Howles 07:35, 17 August 2008 (EDT)

Sasopedia metapage

The broad ranging discussion in the section above suggests to me there is a need to have several levels of discussion about Sasopedia:

I want to discuss the sasopedia concept/collection as a whole, but feel this talk page is not quite the place to say all I want to say, since I want to discuss the concepts behind the sasopedia, not content of the sasopedia page itself. To do this, I had thought of creating a metapage to explain, and discuss, the sasCommunity:Sasopedia in the sasCommunity:namespace. Is that a good idea? Or should I be explaining myself somewhere else? Other wiki I have used make extensive use of their "Project" namespace to discuss various wiki activities. However, the sasCommunity:Namespace is barely used on this wiki. - Cameron 08:00, 10 April 2013 (EDT)