The tag database-design has no tag wiki, and SO invites me to help create one. I've got the reputation. I think Database-design really needs a tag wiki. I'd like to help.
But I don't feel quite up to creating a tag wiki on my own for three reasons.
First, I'm not too sure what a good tag wiki looks like, and I don't know the tools that create tag wikis.
Second, the subject of database-design can get quite controversial. There are experienced professionals that I respect that hold very different and mutually contradictory views on what constitutes good database design.
Third, most of today's database design neophytes are interested in building a database to be embedded in a single application, and to be managed without a DBA. Most of the classic works on database design were based on the idea of strategic data management spanning multiple departments, multiple applications, one or more DBAs, and several kinds of stakeholders. The goals of good design are completely different in these two cases.
So I'd like two kinds of help:
First, how do a get skills at building a good wiki?
Second, is there any way several of us could collaborate on a Database-design wiki before launching it on an unsuspecting public?
Edit based on first response.
The most valuable thing I've learned from the response is that the tag wiki should outline the issues more than the answers. Accordingly, I've come up with a document that reflects my first attempt at describing the issues concerning database design.
I'm not entirely happy with it, but it's not a disaster, IMO. It's too long, and it's not as clearly bulleted as the C# tag wiki. Some of that difference may be appropriate. It does clarify most of the issues connected to good database design. I've left a lot for the closely related data-modeling tag wiki, that doesn't exist yet either.
I'm tempted to go ahead and create the wiki, and post my effort. After that the community process can correct for my blind spots. But maybe I should post it here first, and let the meta discussion give some feedback and correction first. Opinions?
I've decided to go ahead and post my first effort at a tag wiki for Database-Design. It will probably be heavily maintained both by me and by others. But it's a start. There probably needs to be a parallel effort on a tag wiki for data modeling (sp?).