Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pleiades Hackday: Improving Descriptions

A Pleiades hack day is now underway in the Pleiades IRC channel. We've decided to focus on cleaning up descriptions for Pleiades place resources on the island of Sardinia. The following query gives you most of the Pleiades content for Sardinia and Corsica:

Here's our process:

  1. Pick a place to improve
  2. Drop the title and URL into the IRC channel, so everyone knows you're working on it
  3. Check out a working copy of the place
  4. In your working copy, write a better description and connect the place to the place resource for the island you're working on.
  5. Submit for review
  6. Ping paregorios or servilius_ahala in IRC to get it reviewed and published

We're also building an FAQ on the subject of "What Makes a Good Pleiades Description?".

Monday, December 3, 2012

Latest at Maia and Electra

In response to a request from the author, I've pulled the feed for from the Maia and Electra feed aggregators (is is moribund). I have added to both the feed for Stefano Costa's blog.