[Pdbwiki-devel] On useless comments

Dan Bolser dan.bolser at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 06:29:57 EDT 2009

2009/7/29 Jose M. Duarte <jose.m.duarte at gmail.com>:
> Hi all
> I wanted to finally settle the issue of 'useless comments'. So I've been
> quickly going through all of them (by the way now we've reached 100
> comments! we should throw a party or something ;) and here is what I've
> found.
> The only ones that I could unambiguously call useless would be:
> 7adh: alcohol dehydrogenase comment
> 1ld4: simply inviting to check the biounit (which is indeed quite amazing)
> 1bm9: most popular structure in PDBWiki. I'd keep this one anyway, it's kind
> of a meta discussion but interesting anyway
> 2o12: 50000th structure of the PDB. I would keep this one too. it's good to
> have it marked
> Apart from those there are the movie links, which I guess somebody can
> consider useless but I find them quite useful and the 'too many chains'
> warnings that again I think they are useful even though some people could
> say there's no value in them.
> Then there are a few more that are either poorly explained or a bit too
> informal (e.g. 1zvn), but they are useful content and precisely this is what
> a wiki is about in my opinion: incrementally curating the data.
> We could delete the 2 or 3 that are really 'useless'.

Thanks very much for this report Jose.


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