User talk:Kraester

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DP Jargon

--deleted most of that stuff since things seem to be running pretty smoothly, for now anyway; left just a few things that may be handy in the future-- OnceAndOnlyOnce


Jmdyck 21:18, 16 July 2006 (PDT): Glad to be of service.


Hope you don't mind me adding a Userbox to your page. You easily qualify as a WikiGnome. Jgillbank

Special days (definition)

On the capitalization, I am seeing "Special Days" as the title of the list of days and "special days" as the concept. So since the definition refers to the concept, I used the lowercase (and Wiki forces the capital S).

The syntax is based on the more commonly used one at Wikipedia for precision [Nirvana (band), Bach (disambiguation)]. Now, I would have never thought to look for 'Help:Jargon'. I only found this definition page while going through some of the Special pages for oddities. I can go around and change all the jargon definitions when I get a chance now that I know about them. The double inclusion, definition page -> jargon -> jargon list, looks odd to me, especially since definitions are not used at WP. But, I can see how they are helpful with the jargon list.

I do a lot of disambiguation and redirect repair on Wikipedia (under a pseudonym) so I tend to automatically use their rules while Wiki'ng (??, Wiking looks wrong). Don't hesitate to question anything that I do that looks strange. Jgillbank

Missing volumes

I created a new page today for missing volumes. Can you help me slap a category on it? I really don't know much about how that works or what to do. I've added it as a pool on the front page, too. Thanks! Estreya 11:58, 16 November 2006 (PST)


Does it really help to have all of the author pages in Category: Authors and Category: Content Providing? I'm only partway through, and it bloats the pages considerably. Also, because of the way the pages were on Greg's site, the Page Names are very ugly. Is there a way to make them prettier on the autogenerated pages, like I did on the PGRule6 page? --Grythumn 10:15, 31 March 2007 (PDT)

Well, as I suggested earlier, if I were doing it, I'd probably set up a new category just for Category: PGRule6 for all the subsidiary pages, set the new PG Rule 6 category to be a subcategory under Category: Authors and Category: Content Providing, and just put the main PGRule6 page in the CP (and maybe Authors) category itself. And then, within the PG Rule 6 Category, I'd probably want to specify a sort name (like logista and I did with the Category: Periodicals so everything doesn't end up under "P."
As for the page names, I'm not totally sure what you mean, but if you're talking about having spaces in the page names, you can do that by moving the existing pages to new pages which have the names you want them to have. But you may be talking about something else altogether because if you had wanted spaces in the page names, it likely would have been easier to just do that in the first place when you created the pages than now "after the fact," so to speak. So if you can be a bit more specific about what you want, I can probably provide more specific "hints" about how to accomplish your desired results. -- kraester 12:13, 31 March 2007 (PDT)
I would _prefer_ they show up as natural names in the authors page, rather than having PGRule6 prefixed; however, there doesn't seem to be a way to specify a "Display name" along with the sort key. Much of the formatting was inherited from the TWiki implementation, including the page names. I did the minimum transforms necessary to get them to display clearly here. Main reason for moving them from durendal was reliability (durendel was hosted on GWeeks' home connection), but the transition had to be done quickly as the wiki is in active use. Many of the pages include biographical information in addition to bibliographic and renewal information. --Grythumn 10:35, 1 April 2007 (PDT)
As far as I know, the page's actual name is what will always be displayed at the top of that page. It is what it is. The only way to change the name of the page is to actually move the page to a new page with the new desired name, which is certainly an option you can use at any time, of course. And of course, you can display any label you want when you create a link to a page, but the page name itself is what displays at the top of the page itself. Now that's what an ordinary Wiki user can do. I don't know if one of the Wiki admins may be able to do more than that; it's possible, but I've never had occasion to ask about anything like that at all. -- kraester 22:34, 1 April 2007 (PDT)
In that case, I call the current case good enough. The authors are listed in Authors, the Periodicals in Periodicals. Not the prettiest, but they sort properly. --Grythumn 23:01, 1 April 2007 (PDT)

Wiki Maintenance

Hi, I'm asking for comments (and editing help) at a little project I'm working on. User:Arenlor/Maintenance is the location, since you are a WikiGnome I thought you may enjoy helping this project develop.