Thursday, 11 March 2010


Crazy folder names





Great blog here (which I found via Patrick Lambe's blog) and which shares some of the worst folder names ever

Folder naming is part of KM, in as much as knowledge owners need to make sure that the knowledge for which they are the stewards, is accessable and findable. Heaven only knows what you would find in some of the folders below (the text in capitals is a grouping or taxonomy of these apalling folder names)

CONTENT OWNERS WERE BAD DOCUMENT GUARDIANS:

Abandoned Content
Content That Is Up For Adoption
Floating in the Ether
Left Behind
Red_Headed_Step_Child
Unclaimed

DEEP FRUSTRATION:

Called Joe But He Wont Call Me Back_Toss It?
Effing Crap
Help!
I No Longer Care
Jill’s Train wreck
No_One_Will_Step_Up_To-The_Plate

DISORDER REIGNS SUPREME:

A Big Mess
Collection of Junk
Disaster_I_Inherited
Hopefully Trash
Random Crap
Something Went Terribly Wrong

MULTIFARIOUS:

Miscellaneous
Not Categorized
Uncategorized

MUST RETAIN DUE TO LEGAL OR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS:

One Day This Can Be Deleted_Hooray!
Wait Until Records Retention Period Is Over and Then Delete

SENTIMENTAL:

Files from my old job_I dont want to delete
Superseded But Can’t Bring Myself to Discard

UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES:

This Person is Deceased_Now What?
Tom’s Files: he was incarcerated and we don’t know what to do

UNCERTAIN TONE:

????
Clueless about this stuff
I’m not sure
No idea

WILL GET TO THIS CONTENT, EVENTUALLY:

Cant think about this right now
Dont invest time until someone asks about it
Low Priority Stuff
Not Very Important to Anyone

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