1. If Wikipedia is to be an encyclopedia, then it probably is not
appropriate to have threaded discussions on a subject page. See for
example AlTruism, where one person gives a flame bait description of the
concept, and numerous people then argue back about that description. If a
discussion is approptiate, perhaps there should be a standard discussion
page, as AltruismDiscussion or AltruismDebate, that is linked to from the
There is already a cultural tradition in the wiki world called
"refactoring". The idea is that there is a "discussion mode" and
a "document mode". In discussion mode, people have a threaded discussion,
with many different issues being raised.
Then, some WikiMaster comes through after the discussion has died
down, and "refactors" the page. This involves editing/rewriting/
rearranging, so that all points of view are presented fairly.
2. Often the wiki links for noun and adjective forms of a word should
point to the same subject page. For example, SkI and SkiinG are
essentially overlapping concepts. We could say, on the SkI page, "To
engage in SkiinG". This is not elegant, but it works, I suppose. I see
on the WhichWikiShouldWeUse page that there are different versions of wiki
that might allow for different ways of linking. Do one of these
alternative ways offer a solution to this problem, allowing for different
links to point to the same subject page?
I don't think there is any automated solution to this and similar