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The pinpoint principle is a basic design principle of subject wikis. The design principle is that a user should be able to, with minimal effort in learning the lay of the land of the subject wiki, get an answer to a specific question (of a variable degree of specificity) as quickly as possible. The gold standard is that the person should simply be able to type something in the go/search bar and land on the page that addresses the user's question, and has the right context and setup for further exploration of the topic.

See also Subwiki:Road network versus specific routes.