On Sat 10 Mar 2012, Kake L Pugh <kake(a)earth.li> wrote:
4) Things that have closed.
The plan that Janet and I hashed out between us is thus. When a
business closes, we remove all its categories and locales, add it to
the "Closed" category, and make it very clear on the page that the
business is no longer in, er, business.
NB I would actually be happier to leave things in their original
categories, *iff* we could filter all searches etc on 'Closed'
orthogonally to other searches. eg a search for 'Restaurants' should
only include open restaurants by default, but it'd be nice to be able
to toggle 'show closed stuff as well'. As we currently can't exclude
stuff based on its closedness, taking it out of other categories seems
the best way to exclude it. (Kake, I think you said we'd also be able
to add something to the template and/or CSS to make it really clear
that a thing is closed? The openguide has surprisingly good googlejuice
& if someone lands on a page out of context I don't want them to be
confused by it.
field for both pages is updated to mention the old/new occupant of the
I'm assuming we use our judgement & common sense as to how many levels
of "old occupant" we put in the summary...? Otherwise eg Wok & Roll
would have to say "Chinese restaurant on Woodstock Road, formerly Wok 23,
formerly Just Friends, formerly Friends" etc etc. :)
Have I forgotten anything important?
Not that I can think of, but can I tack some more stuff on the end? :)
A) Another question about scope occurred to me when I realised there were
pages like these kicking around in the openguide:
Leaving aside the fact that they're wildly out of date, are they within
scope? I think there is such a thing as a 'gay pub' (or 'goth pub' for
that matter) & it's useful to record that sort of information, but I
feel that trying to provide a "guide to gay (or goth) life in Oxford"
is very subjective & might be best done elsewhere. Not sure though...
There's a few other things I wanted to mention but I'd probably best
split them out into other emails to make less cumbersome threads. :-}