TEI Council discussed that it should investigate the technical details of implementing a system whereby any reference page, or optionally chapter/section/xml:id'ed thing?, can be linked to a page on the wiki where users can discuss their uses of the element, post examples, and provide other forms of targetted user-submitted content.
For example, the reference page on relatedItem might have a URL at the TEI Wiki like:
This page is currently (at time of writing) empty and contains the text "There is currently no text in this page, you can search for this page title in other pages or edit this page", which could enable us to know in advance whether the page already has any content in it if we desired to have the text be 'See/Add Comments' or something like 'Write a Comment'. Or, we could just have it say 'Wiki page on this element' Additionally we could create a mediawiki template for such pages which contained other content...perhaps including a pointer back to the appropriate place in the TEI guidelines.
Section headings in the Guidelines have URLs like
so would require some form of URL on the wiki like:
Where people could talk about this section on the <creation> element.
Whether we want to do this for things which are not reference pages is still under discussion, as is whether this is a good idea at all. I simply record it here so we don't forget to examine it.