There hasn’t been the lead in discussion of the disclosure award this year that there was last year, which to me is ironic because I believe the graduating class last year did a much more thorough job of updating their wikis than several schools this year. Part of that may be that I found this year’s wiki to be more cluttered/disorganized than last years which was more bare bones imo.
So this year for the disclosure award I will be throwing in a twist. This year the award will go to a team who shows not only that they were committed to disclosure by putting up their arguments but also to the team who best comes up with a way to organize their wiki to make it easy to use.
What I mean by easy to use is not only that the information is organized, but also that the form of organization/division is either great, innovative, or somehow distinguished from the general field. So for example, early in the year Batterman divided the St Marks BM wiki into different subcategories like disad, cp etc. I have written earlier about how I liked the scribed approach used by some teams where they embed the doc in the wiki (I believe it was Edgemont that first brought this method to my attention).
At the outset, I don’t really know what the best method will be. Part of the goal here is to generate some different approaches and see what works out best instead of saying “i like X the best, lets see what dancing monkeys can format their wiki the way I want it”.
So here is how the process will work, students will have 1 week (until 5-24) to update their wiki by adding things/organizing it etc. If you want your wiki considered, after you have fixed it up then post a link in the comments section of this thread. In your post feel free to explain any organizational features you think distinguishes your wiki as being superior/explain the rationale behind them.
One note- as per last year, open source/full text will be given a bonus in my mind. However, the organizational burden goes up with full text because it makes it so much more difficult to scroll through the wiki- some peoples full text 1AC’s with huge cards take hours just to figure out what the advantages are. So if you use full text, you need to find a better way if you want to get the W.
After 5-24, I will come up with a list of finalists and submit them to Roy/Batterman in addition to posting the list for community comments before selecting the winner.