Best Practice - Joseki
This page contains thoughts on how to best write or modify joseki pages on Sensei's Library. It is not about joseki themselves.
- Encourage the use of position search, whoever knows what he is looking for should use it. It is the shortest way.
- There is no need for over-comprehensive listings, Sensei's Library has a search function (and you can even link to specific search results).
- Indices and basic pages like (4-4 joseki) are meant for people, who do not yet know what to look for exactly. They should direct them to important material foremost.
- Statistics are good, an additional instructory example is even better.
- Better provide a reasoning, instead of a simple statement.
- If possible provide references, this need not be the latest joseki dictionary.
- If it is common enough and has a name, if only in your local club. Please add it to the page.
- Research yourself, game databases are a powerful tool in doing that. Since 2018 you can use AI additionally.
- Long pages may need a Table of Contents.
- It is sometimes necessary to split pages, but resist the temptation to split them too fine-grained with only one or two moves per page. People tried that before and failed.