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Meta discussions about this Wiki itself. Not about Wiki in general...try ?WikiNature for that.
Stupid question, where to add, top or bottom ? ( i will do on top)
Translation Pages Managing
A smart way of managing transaltions should be used. The main problem for now is, i think, to determinate a stanadrd for naming that pages, like for example
<language-identifier><page title in language> (1)
<language-identifier><page title in english> (2)
the second has the advantage that given a page and a language there is a unique name for its translation, but on the other hand it requires to know the english title of the page, it could be good to have this corrispndence, and a good idea would be to follow this rule:
if i generate a page in my language, that page must exist (even if empty) in English. (3)
I noticed that most of pages follow the rule, that is functionally equivalent to (2):
<page title in englis><language> (4)
but somene have simply the name made by the english title translated in their language.
In conclusion i think that:
- The format (4) should became a standard
- The rule (3) should become a standard too
There are already discussions about the wiki engine to use on this page, ?DebianWikiEngine, and ?DebianUserDiscussion, as recommended by DebianUser. It sounds like we could use a clarification on this. --chealer
Use of DebianLogo
As stated here : http://www.debian.org/logos/
it would be nice to have an hyperlink to www.debian.org associated with the logo used on the wiki pages (up/left)
I'll do that. Ping me if I miss some. -- MichaelIvey
- Another idea for this Wiki: When a user deletes a whole page, let it show up in recent changes.
- Only admins can delete a page (and that means just me, for now...any volunteers?) ... and when t's deleted, it's gone. -- Michael Ivey
- Also, when you are editing a page, and someone changes ANOTHER page, you should STILL be able to save. (I dunno, maybe this is filed as a bug allready - gotta check when I get the time) -- ["Dabian"]
Maybe a Kwiki bug? http://www.kwiki.org
What about charactersets and encoding?
See ["KWiki"]:?KwikiKnownBugs ... hopefully we'll get full encoding support soon, including international characters in wikinames
Is there a chance that this wiki will use UTF-8 and put the line::
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset="UTF-8">
in the head of each page? After all, this is a multilingual wiki.
Another thing .. how can we make it easier on translators? I have yet failed to come up with a real good idea, but I know when I go to some websites, they show in danish ?AutoMagicly. It would also be nice, if you can check which version of the english document the translation was created against - that could be done manually of course, but maybe it could be automated also? (Eg. "this translation is (7 versions) behind the english page"). -- ["Dabian"] .
I'm not having any luck finding where the width of the text is being set, but I get more words per line using lynx on a virtual terminal than I do in the browser. Does the site seem too narrow to others? Any way to modify that to be a little wider? -- JacobAnawalt
It's a CSS issue...I need to nuke the Kwiki CSS. Take a look at wiki.scrums.org and tell me if it looks better for you. -- MichaelIvey
Yes, I like that much better for the width. The recent changes don't spill over the next column and if I want the page to be narrower or wider I can adjust my browser. The one annoying thing that stood out to me was their tiny font for the dates. I would rather have those be the same class. Also, the colors on this wiki have seemed fine to me. -- JacobAnawalt
Have others looked at and considered the Faq-O-Matic?
It has some nice features: categories (think package for major category and release for minor categories); static links; bags for non-text data; pre-generating html to reduce server load (maybe kwiki does that too, I forget.); maintainers who can be emailed on-change.
I like the wiki concept. The low barrier to editing is a good thing. It can be fun to just wander from topic to topic reading at leasure. I often wandered through encylopedias in the same way when I was suppose to be researching for a report.
When I'm in a hurry to find an answer though, getting lost in the Wiki or wading through [http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?action=search&search=%s a list of all the pages] or even searching can be a frustrating experiance.
The Faq-O-Matic would be my last choice for a ?WikiWay wiki, but as a FAQ engine it seems like it would do a pretty top-notch job.
I plan on adding FAQ info to this wiki and including links to the answers when I see people asking questions, and I guess we'll all see how it scales. Maybe at some point it would be good to run ["KWiki"] and Faq-O-Matic side-by-side. -- JacobAnawalt
?EeliKaikkonen 2004-02-21: I just found out that the current wiki makes illegal html syntax, checked with w3.org validator. Konqueror cannot display the EDIT button, and you can guess if I was confused at first... Now I use Mozilla with this. The wiki implementation should really make good html.