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09 October 2007

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Got a common document repository? Have it organised into a hierarchy? Here is my official list of words that you should never use for nodes in that hierarchy.

Data, General, Misc, $COMPANYNAME, Stuff, Docs, Team, $X-Drive

If you find yourself using any of these vague and overly-generic terms, you really should re-think your taxonomy.

(This post requested by Scott, who I'm sure would never be responsible for using any of these...)

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Posted by
Name
2007-10-09 07:37:00 -0500
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Comment expressing agreement.

New paragraph.

Closing remarks.

(Parenthetical postscript.)

(Or, to put it another way: I've seen this particular curse everywhere I work, and it drives me insane. Unfortunately, repositories get set up at precisely the point in time when the people setting them up know the least about them. Naming things is hard. I guess that's why.)


Posted by
Scott Snell
2007-10-09 07:37:00 -0500
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The top level directory has to be called SOMETHING Unless you're proposing dumping stuff in /


Posted by
Alastair
2007-10-09 07:37:00 -0500
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Scott, the top of the heirarchy is surely the name of the repository itself? (And the naming of such things is another topic entirely...)