Hotwords are an underdeveloped feature in tikiwiki.
Ideally, hotwords should be a feature that automates the linking of related pages in a wiki. In a site specific fashion, admins creake a list of words/phrases that are their core vocabulary, this list of words may relate to topics/people/objects whatever. In this way, hotwords can function as the hypertext equivalent of an index (which is not the same as a table on contents).
This is an important feaure because untrained editors will have a habit of creating pages and not linking them to other relevant pages. Using hotwords and backlinks together provides an means for regular users to manage/avoid content sprawl.
Competition and standards
List of other products with similar/interesting/related features.
Here I would like to see some "editorial" content. How do our features compare to others?
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Some inconsistency problems
I see it's a bit problematic not to be able to describe hotwords at all. They'll be highlighted in a text, but that's not so useful I propose to merge Hotwords with directory. It's obvious that the hotwords one use will also get in its site's directory, so the process of creating one is almost everytime duplicated. Maybe a way to change that would be to get a "hotword(s)" field added to the directory.
Wiki pages with names that are not WikiWords can't be Hotwords easily Of course, pages like Wiki shouldn't be linked to by default because we would have a huge hotwords mess here at tw.o. Maybe we would even want some page (like TikiWiki) not to generate Hotwords, considering how much often it's written here. So, we would end with a hotword switch for Wiki pagenames, which default state (on or off) would be determined by whether the pagename is a ))WikiWord(( or not. But we could even want to have multiple names for a Wiki page. If the primary identifier of a Wiki page becomes an ID, this would mean that renaming wouldn't break links anymore (we could just keep the old name as alias).
Extending this idea, it's clear that we could use hotwords for other things than Wiki (~and directory). Images, Forums could all use that.
So we would still need a hotwords listing, but it would include all kinds of hotwords.
I write this after wondering why we ended up with a WikiPedia page at tw.o, probably a copy of a page already at WikiPedia.
Please, comment this idea, mine is still incomplete.