User talk:Vdanen

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here’s an interesting wiki with some nice plugins we may want to look at later:


Hey, nice work on the home page! - N Reid 08:19, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. =) We need a "getting started guide" or a "dummies guide to our wiki" or something that tells people how to add new content, etc; see the thread on mac-min. It also needs to be linked to from the front page; I've added a link to the editor's guide for now. --Vdanen 16:41, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

What links here

This feature does not work to identify redlinks to non-existent pages. For instance, CMUG:Notes for editors has been moved; if you click on this red link and then "What links here", the list at Special:WhatLinksHere/CMUG:Notes for editors includes this page, but not others e.g. the redirect at Notes_for_editors.

Before I updated CATUG wiki:Notes for editors, it had two links for CMUG:Formatting guide, but Special:WhatLinksHere/CMUG:Formatting guide did not show it.

Search me why it does show this user talk page! - N Reid 01:39, 29 September 2010 (MDT)

I can only imagine this is due to the redirect on Notes for editors being an internal thing, and not part of the wiki text? I'm not sure. Is it a big deal though? I can try and get in the db and do some cleaning, but I'm not sure if it's worth the effort. --Vdanen 08:28, 29 September 2010 (MDT)
Thanks for suggesting the Special page listing redirects; it's a new one on me. I'll use that in my toolbox on this wiki; I agree that it will be sufficient to discover redirects to non-existent pages.
As for the issue of other articles not showing up in WhatLinksHere for redlinks, I don't know if I just wasn't looking properly, because it seems to be working now!
Special:WhatLinksHere/CMUG:Formatting_guide does now show a test link that I added on another page.
It's odd that the switch Show/Hide Redirects does nothing, i.e. redirects still don't show, but as stated above I can live with that. - N Reid 10:33, 29 September 2010 (MDT)

Indenting level on talk pages

Hi Vincent, I clicked the + button to start this section, so the heading level is automated. It's defaulting in at == == rather than = =, which is inconsistent with the format that we agreed for article pages. Can you change this, please? - N Reid (talk) 17:50, 29 December 2010 (MST)

What "+" button? I'm not seeing it? Different skin perhaps. I think it does this as a sub-heading since it thinks = is for the "main" page. I don't know if this is hardcoded or not though (I've never noticed this being configurable in my few years with mediawiki). :--Vdanen 19:26, 29 December 2010 (MST)
That's interesting, the button now shows as "Add topic". I guess that's part of the new skin. I didn't consciously change the skin; I looked at my prefs and Vector(default) was already selected. - N Reid (talk) 11:14, 31 December 2010 (MST)
Oh nice, I wasn't sure if it would change automatically for people or not. That is good to know. --Vdanen 11:28, 31 December 2010 (MST)

Article titles

Under the new skin, the article title appears at the top of the text, the same as in Wikipedia. (Before, it was way off up to the left.) I don't think the {{title}} at the top of each article is needed any more. Do you agree? If so, I'll remove it from the formatting guide. Shall I also go through all the pages and remove the title, or can you change Template:Title so that it becomes null? - N Reid (talk) 11:18, 31 December 2010 (MST)

No, I don't think it can be made null. If you don't want to do it, I can do it later today. --Vdanen 11:28, 31 December 2010 (MST)
I made it null. Seems to have worked! - N Reid (talk) 12:15, 1 January 2011 (MST)
Very cool. Thanks!! --Vdanen 14:55, 1 January 2011 (MST)