World Editable pages

Discussion in 'Mac Guides' started by arn, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. arn
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    arn

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    I've created a page which includes the current world editable pages on the MacGuides wiki

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Guides:WorldEdit

    Only admins can change this page. And when u change it, the results are live. So you can add or remove world-editable pages to this list.

    My eventual goal is to create a world-editable page of the week... which encourages user participation.

    arn
     
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    Thanks arn, I think it will work well. A few questions:

    I'm assuming that the "Featured Guides" links at the top of the forums will be changed to automatically refer to them, but will they be displayed anywhere else (eg on the main pages of MacRumors and the guides)? As it is I think the user encouragement is limited by the fact that it's not obvious they are world-editable until you visit the pages themselves.

    Are you wanting just one world-editable article each week, or a few? I think having about 5 per week would be more advantageous since a single article represents such a small portion of the Guides, and we have enough people to watch over changes. There are only so many improvements that can be made to one article, so a week seems like a long time to focus on a single page. Take for example the Aperture article, which has only had one change in the last 6 days yet has been the only featured guide during that period.

    Finally, would there be a set time each week for the article selection to change, and would it be just you or all the sysops choosing them? If the latter, would there be prior discussion as to which articles to select (eg in the WorldEdit talk page), or would sysops just add articles without consultation?
     
  3. arn
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    arn

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    I guess the eventual goal would be to make it more prominent and linked from various areas (macrumors, macbytes).

    For now, this gives you all a way to turn it on/off.

    arn
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    I think 5-7 articles a week would be great to have world-editable.

    I think that Tuesday would be... a fitting day to change the guides. And talking about them first would be MUCH better than random addition. :)

    (Yeah, this is an old thread, but I've been in Israel for the past 10 days...)
     
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    I've structured the WorldEdit talk page to allow for nominations. This allows everyone (including unregistered users) to make them. Tuesday sounds good to me, although we might have to delay it a bit this week.
     
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    HexMonkey

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    I've been adding articles of products announced at Macworld, but it seems it doesn't work for products with an apostrophe in their name. I added both [guide]iLife '06[/guide] and [guide]iWork '06[/guide], but neither of those pages show are world editable, regardless of whether I use "%27" or "'" in the links. Is this fixable arn?
     
  7. macrumors 603

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    ...and can we make it a bulleted list without destroying the majik?
     
  8. arn
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    er... I just tried, but I broke the magic. wasn't as easy a change as I thought. I'll have to get back to you on this one.

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    Mechcozmo

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    Hmm. Odd. Because that page isn't very human-readable (I count myself as more Borg-like than human) is really why I was wondering about the HTML encodings and the comma separations and stuff.
     

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