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# Introduction: Daniel Geisler

edited May 2020 in Chat

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Welcome to Azimuth!!

Comment Source:Welcome to Azimuth!!
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Howdy! @DavidTanzer mentioned policies that the Azimuth Project was created to support. But I can't find the organizational material that will help me to successfully work with others here. Can I please get a reading list? Thanks

Comment Source:Howdy! @DavidTanzer mentioned policies that the Azimuth Project was created to support. But I can't find the organizational material that will help me to successfully work with others here. Can I please get a reading list? Thanks
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Hi @DanielGeisler, We're a pretty freewheeling group. The homepage states our general concept. Otherwise, it's just us, posting ideas about math, science and projects. The only formal document is the moderation guidelines, which are only intended to ensure civility etc. and a good atmosphere for rational inquiry. Fortunately, there has been little need to refer to this document. Other than these parameters, the map is pretty open for exploration.

Comment Source:Hi @DanielGeisler, We're a pretty freewheeling group. The homepage states our general concept. Otherwise, it's just us, posting ideas about math, science and projects. The only formal document is the [moderation guidelines](https://www.azimuthproject.org/azimuth/show/Azimuth+moderation+guidelines+and+rules), which are only intended to ensure civility etc. and a good atmosphere for rational inquiry. Fortunately, there has been little need to refer to this document. Other than these parameters, the map is pretty open for exploration. 
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Howdy, my new project is at Green Mathematics. Drop by and share your thoughts.

Comment Source:Howdy, my new project is at [Green Mathematics](https://greenmath.org/index.php?title=Main_Page). Drop by and share your thoughts.
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Not sure why I am don't build more with Wiki's than I do. Around ~2000, I installed a https://twiki.org/ for capturing team work processes. That worked out fine because it was within a corporate firewall (I still like the Twiki syntax much more than MediaWiki)

A few points that I can make:

1. If the goal is wide dissemination of information, adding to Wikipedia or some currently existing wiki accommodating to research is more appropriate, such as the one here or at https://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/HomePage. But for all other wikis, people wonder why it's not on Wikipedia and may more readily dismiss it

2. If the plan is to create a book or monograph from the end product, it's much more difficult to integrate as a whole. Conventional books as they currently exist do not incorporate linked info

3. Not a semantic web, where finding stuff is driven more by classification schemes driven by an ontology. All linkages then become discoverable and all the manual work involved in maintaining links is replaced with the manual work in maintaining tags, LOD, etc.

All IMO btw

Comment Source:Not sure why I am don't build more with Wiki's than I do. Around ~2000, I installed a https://twiki.org/ for capturing team work processes. That worked out fine because it was within a corporate firewall (I still like the Twiki syntax much more than MediaWiki) A few points that I can make: 1. If the goal is wide dissemination of information, adding to Wikipedia or some currently existing wiki accommodating to research is more appropriate, such as the one here or at https://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/HomePage. But for all other wikis, people wonder why it's not on Wikipedia and may more readily dismiss it 2. If the plan is to create a book or monograph from the end product, it's much more difficult to integrate as a whole. Conventional books as they currently exist do not incorporate linked info 3. Not a semantic web, where finding stuff is driven more by classification schemes driven by an ontology. All linkages then become discoverable and all the manual work involved in maintaining links is replaced with the manual work in maintaining tags, LOD, etc. All IMO btw 
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Hello @WebHubTel, thanks for the feedback. I'm just trying to fulfill a need I perceive. My only game plan at the moment is to network to obtain help from interested parties.

Comment Source:Hello @WebHubTel, thanks for the feedback. I'm just trying to fulfill a need I perceive. My only game plan at the moment is to network to obtain help from interested parties.
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Daniel, I just use a blog or forum to capture notes in a linear fashion, and then can cull through it later to pick out the important ideas. It's that linear mode vs tree mode that is frustrating to deal with if the goal is to create a monograph.

And as far as getting people interested in reading new ideas, the Wiki tree mode does not help at all because the content is immediately buried in a possibly deep nesting. It would be interesting if a wiki could be automatically created from blog posts -- in a sense it can be, via judicious use of hash tags and embedded links.

Comment Source:Daniel, I just use a blog or forum to capture notes in a linear fashion, and then can cull through it later to pick out the important ideas. It's that linear mode vs tree mode that is frustrating to deal with if the goal is to create a monograph. And as far as getting people interested in reading new ideas, the Wiki tree mode does not help at all because the content is immediately buried in a possibly deep nesting. It would be interesting if a wiki could be automatically created from blog posts -- in a sense it can be, via judicious use of hash tags and embedded links.