Hey Scott, ya i'm getting addicted to the Wiki lately and I keep forgetting things while i'm editing. I do use the "Show Preview" button but keep on screwing up. I go too fast and by the time I see my mistakes, I need to re-edit it. -Christian Champagne (talk) 10:08, 11 October 2006 (PST)
Thanks for the constructive criticism: The columns are quite easy to edit. All you need to know is Col-begin, Col-break and Col-end. As for the Multi-columns numbered list, it's almost as easy but you need to modified a thing or two only. I'll add these sections to the help menu for reference.
I don't think that I'll do much more related to templates at the moment: I just felt that it was urgently needed to clean up a few things (aka. long lists). Templates are quite complicated to grasp (took me 5 hours just to get it) and pretty much out of reach for most people. The beauty of them is that once they're up, there's not need to modify them anymore and any webpage can access them for use (aka. make columns).
I'll also add a section about pictures (in not already present) in the help section later.
Finally, I believe that the main page needs some type of cleaning but I'll refrain to modify it anymore until the execs want express any desires for it. Making 2 columns makes the topics more prominant and fits easily into any computer screen
Cool, sounds good. The main page is probably something that could be "more complicated" a bit without any problem, since it is unlikely that the average person would want to edit that. Particularly important for simplicity is sign-up type stuff. I also think that the main page could look better. Maybe we can add a bit of colour like on wikipedia's home page? I haven't changed it because I don't want to make it worse. Maybe you have some good ideas. You may have noticed that Chris said we could either put more tips in the "wiki tip" box, or remove it to make more space etc.
Updating the help is a really good idea. I tried to make the VOCWiki:How_does_one_edit_a_page page better recently. We can't really hope to duplicate wikipedia's help pages though, since there is so much content, but adding instructions for stuff like pictures would be great.
Also, I'm not sure if you realized that you can "sign" your posts with four tildes to automatically generate your name/date. Scott Webster 09:49, 13 October 2006 (MDT)
- Thanks for the notice but I get an email each time someone modifies my Talk section and I get a notice when I sign up into the wiki Champagne 11:26, 13 October 2006 (MDT)
And I thought I was a wikiholic... Champagne 01:25, 19 November 2006 (MST)
Since you are such a wiki-keener, I made you a sysop so you can delete files and whatnot. Enjoy the power. Mouhahahahahah!!! Chris Michalak 00:26, 22 November 2006 (MST)
- 'bout time ! Champagne 00:28, 22 November 2006 (MST)
- Thanks. Scott Webster 13:36, 22 November 2006 (MST)
Thanks for correcting my typos. Champagne 23:52, 8 January 2007 (MST)
You're no fun, Scott :-) Champagne 15:32, 16 April 2007 (PDT)