This site has volumes
of information about pizza, most of which is scattered across space and time in the forum categories, which is great for the community and conversational aspect of the site. While this forum is searchable, do you think it would be worth adding a wiki or knowledge base (see below for examples of each of these) that would allow members to create documents, categorize them, and distill lengthy conversations and explorations down to the essence for historical and reference purposes?
For example, I could imagine a wiki topic or knowledge base article about New York style pizza. Someone would start this with a basic description, history, and ingredients list, based on the information in the topic Randy created at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,64.0.html
. Over time others could update this with more information found in the forums or through experience. Multiple users would link from this page to new pages listing their favorite NY-style recipe. Peter could create a linked index to his Tom Lehman work like he has created at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,1453.0.html
. Another topic branching from here could be a discussion of just the ovens, cheeses, or sauce specific this type of pizza.
Other examples would be:
- A topic on pizza stones, with information on what to look for and experiences folks have had with different stones.
- A topic on building pizza ovens, with lists of links to diagrams and instructions.
- And on and on...
The current forum is fantastic, and I don't want to downplay it at all. I'd just like to throw this idea out there and see what you think. Based on the participation levels in the forum today, I would think this group could quickly evolve the organization of the information.
Knowledge base example: