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Hi, The Wiki + Forum is a great technology combination for the working out of problem sets.
Are there already examples of where this is done on the Wiki, and how do you use the category system towards this end?
What I'm picturing is a Wiki page for each Book that is to be worked through. Since I'm getting the Sudbery book, I would start a page on that. Then post selected problems, along with whatever solutions I could work out. The page would be developed by the group, and discussions would take place in an associated Forum thread.
Would this go under an "Experiments " page. And do we have a category for such an animal. If there's no convention already, I suggest using a prefix other than Experiments, it could be "Problem Sets," which is different from the idea of an Experiments page.
In theory we could also work out problems in the setting of a blog, which has the advantage of larger readership and more participants. There could be a blog "header" article that announces e.g. that I will be going through the Sudbery book, and will be posting some problems and solutions in location ABC. A big drawback of this is that our blog setup does not provide Wiki capabilities. Though it could contain postings that describe individual problems, and have a URL that points to the page on the Azimuth wiki.
Another technical issue is that the blog could then generate too much traffic for the general readers of the blog. According to the scheme I just described (which is growing on me), I would make a post for every problem that I want to work on. That could be a lot of little posts, which would be annoying, and would wipe out the limited history buffer that the Wordpress blog is maintaining.
To reduce posts, there could just be the header blog article, that points to the Wiki page. But then there would be no notification mechanism, for people who want to follow the progress of the problem sets that are being worked out.
Maybe a companion blog for the working out of problem sets?