Talk:Main Page

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New look![edit]

User:AaronPeterson has added new styles to the Main page. It looks much nicer :^) I see that it makes heavy use of hand-coded HTML and inline styles. Is there a way to wikify this, and split out the styles to external CSS? I added some whitespace to try to make the source easier to read. It didn't do much. It's a bummer how indenting wikitext makes it automagically pre-ified. Hopefully we can find a way to make the source nicer to read, but it's a minor quibble.

Whitespace is nice, I tried to keep content packed at the top. My intention is to make the main page include other pages, with granular control.. Only Bureaucrats can edit FGS namespace, and the home page, so there can't be vandalism on the home page.
  • tag makes it possible to have floating elements, and all media wikis for the past bunch of years

I've reverted the **this statement is not board approved** stuff. It needs to be cleared with the board and with the rest of FGSEA.

I kind of realized that the previous statement had been up there for quite a while, so the board has already seen it. I came across the new wording while editing another feature, and liked it so much, I thought I'd take a chance. I hope that it, or another statement becomes board approved. The wording that was on the web page before I came to it was verifiably false, so I had cleaned up the wording.

I had to copy-paste from a previous version, it wasn't a simple reversion. This happens with monster edits. I know it's hard to do, but it would be nice if we could commit edits more-or-less atomically to make tracking them easier.

I'm sorry about that, and grateful that you were willing to do the work to replace that statement without affecting much of the rest. I figured that the quantity of edits I was making would flood the history as well, so I hope my consideration didn't harm you too much. AaronPeterson (talk) 20:55, 24 September 2014 (PDT)

--Koanhead (talk) 15:54, 24 September 2014 (PDT)

IRC link points to mw:IRC, this is the page at mediawiki.org for their IRC channel. Is this what we want? Our IRC information is right there, so maybe this doesn't need to be a link at all... maybe a link to mibbit?--Koanhead (talk) 20:59, 20 April 2014 (PDT)

This belongs here and not on the page itself[edit]

someone wrote:

This wiki will be undergoing a major update over the next few weeks. It may not look pretty in the meantime.

Note to page editors/coordinators on new organization of wiki... some of the bulleted items under each heading on this page may be redundant with the main pages for each "department", which you can get to by clicking the headings. List items on the front page that you want general visitors to our page to see immediately. The listed items may have more details on your department page, and links to their particular pages both here and there.

Would like to have separate responsibilities clearly delineated and organized. Would also like to see every single page on the wiki accessible through a tree structure that's as shallow as possible, with this front page being the root. No orphan pages that aren't linked from anywhere, or separate pages for things that would be best just listed on one longer page with other like topics.

cleanup & restructuring[edit]

There are now no uncategorized pages, except this one. Lots of text has been moved to the relevant top-level category page; thus have many pages been superseded and deleted. I have changed a bunch of links here to reflect this. AFAICT no information has been lost.

Koanhead (talk) 20:01, 12 June 2014 (PDT)
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