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  • Started 5 years ago by The Geek
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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

I've created a new forum that will be used for discussion of topics related to the Wiki. For the time being, I'll leave these posts in the front page, but eventually might move them to only the sub-forum like the off-topic does.

I also removed the reader contributions forum, since it was barely used... all those threads were moved into Geek Stuff instead.

[edit] I also renamed the XP forum to be simply "Windows XP" instead of "Windows XP/2k/2k3", which was somewhat confusing. I figure most people only are asking about XP or Vista, no reason to include the others in the title.

I also renamed Suggestions to "Site Suggestions" instead, which might limit the number of threads put into that forum accidentally.

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

Made a few other changes... moved the forum list/views to the right side for easier access, and changed the front page and forum/view pages to show 30 topics in the list instead of 20, which should make it more easy to find recent posts.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

I like those last changes. Makes life a little easier.

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jd2066
jd2066
Posts: 3814

I like those changes too. I actully had the same idea about showing more topics and putting a copy of the forum list on the right, I just didn't get around to suggesting them.
I see there is also a new wiki home page and new wiki page rich text editor.
Also I have one idea at the moment, add a sandbox like the wikipedia one at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sandbox so people can test the wiki markup.

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

I think a sandbox makes a lot of sense.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Nice one Geek, although cab we have all the topics on the right side on every page? ie on the page i write on now

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

@aleeve there are already the quick links to all of the pages so in my opinion i don't really think that those would be nessisary to have. but i did think of that too.

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

There's not really enough space to have a topic list on this page, though.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

ya that is what i thought too when i first though of it then i remembered that there were already the quick links which are pretty close to the same thing any ways

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newagepirate
newagepirate
Posts: 76

A topic list would be pretty cool, but the Geeks right, theres nowhere near enough room for a topic list on this page

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

What's wrong with the "Quick Links". I think some guys have not discovered that yet. That's something you guys have to click on - it won't open by itself. I think it's great and completely sufficient. Else, I agree, those last changes are for the better - one step at a time.

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