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thomasp
Oct 31, 2005, 01:47 PM
http://guides.macrumors.com/Category:Apple_Desktops

Note the spellings of eMac, iMac,and in other sections, iTunes.....


This may have been posted before, if so, sorry :)

stridey
Oct 31, 2005, 01:48 PM
http://guides.macrumors.com/Category:Apple_Desktops

Note the spellings of eMac, iMac,and in other sections, iTunes.....


This may have been posted before, if so, sorry :)

So fix it. That's why wikis are cool. :)

Edit: Nevermind, apparently mediawiki doesn't see a difference between EMac and eMac, so the page can't be moved.

arn
Oct 31, 2005, 01:49 PM
this is a limitation of the Wiki software.

titles can only start with Capital letters.

arn

thomasp
Oct 31, 2005, 01:52 PM
I guess someone will have to create a page with the correct spelling of all things Apple!

I wonder what the Wiki thingy will do about .Mac ;)

thomasp
Oct 31, 2005, 01:55 PM
It also seems that Maths isn't a strong point for the guides ;)


User statistics

There are 6 registered users, of which 29 (or 483.33%) are administrators (see Project:Administrators).

How can there be more admins than reigstered users? (from http://guides.macrumors.com/Special:Statistics )

stridey
Oct 31, 2005, 01:57 PM
It also seems that Maths isn't a strong point for the guides ;)



How can there be more admins than reigstered users? (from http://guides.macrumors.com/Special:Statistics )

My guess is that the 6 users are people who signed up specifically for the guides, while any forums user with over 20 posts automatically have accounts, 29 of which (probably the mods) are admins.

arn
Oct 31, 2005, 02:05 PM
It also seems that Maths isn't a strong point for the guides ;)



How can there be more admins than reigstered users? (from http://guides.macrumors.com/Special:Statistics )

ya, apparently my vbulletin integration isn't triggering the usercount as it should.

arn

bousozoku
Oct 31, 2005, 02:45 PM
this is a limitation of the Wiki software.

titles can only start with Capital letters.

arn

Why not start them all with Apple? Apple eMac, Apple iMac...it's redundant but it preserves the name.

~Shard~
Oct 31, 2005, 03:00 PM
Why not start them all with Apple? Apple eMac, Apple iMac...it's redundant but it preserves the name.

Yeah, either that or we should all be smart enough to figure out what is really meant when something is listed as "IBook" as opposed to "iBook"... ;)

kalisphoenix
Oct 31, 2005, 03:11 PM
Yeah, either that or we should all be smart enough to figure out what is really meant when something is listed as "IBook" as opposed to "iBook"... ;)

Yeah.

I normally loathe popups, but I'm considering writing a flash image that triggers a pop-up containing the following phrase:

"MediaWiki articles, due to technical limitations, all begin with capital letters. There's nothing we can do about it. If it seriously bothers you, then douse yourself with gasoline and set yourself on fire, and then maybe someone'll listen."

Is it just me, or are there about 10 000 posts too many on this topic, when a simple look at any of these so-called "misspelled" models' pages would result in the glorious epiphany of, you know, answering your @#$%ing question?

~Shard~
Oct 31, 2005, 04:15 PM
Yeah.

I normally loathe popups, but I'm considering writing a flash image that triggers a pop-up containing the following phrase:

"MediaWiki articles, due to technical limitations, all begin with capital letters. There's nothing we can do about it. If it seriously bothers you, then douse yourself with gasoline and set yourself on fire, and then maybe someone'll listen."

Is it just me, or are there about 10 000 posts too many on this topic, when a simple look at any of these so-called "misspelled" models' pages would result in the glorious epiphany of, you know, answering your @#$%ing question?

Yeah, it would be one thing if the answer wasn't provided anywhere, but being that it's mentioned right in the article itself for those items in question, it makes you shake your head...

mainstreetmark
Nov 1, 2005, 12:02 PM
wikipedia thows a notification template on pages like this:

see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itunes

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Lowercase

Someone's already added it, so we should use it.