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purps

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Re: Task | Draft Page Status
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2011, 02:27:34 pm »
I've just viewed this page on my netbook for the first time, and the text is wrapping in a stupid way, probably due to the stupid way in which I have done it. I will change this also.
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Re: Task | Draft Page Status
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2011, 04:36:51 pm »
I agree on the colours for the version info, will change that shortly.

Regarding the page type, I see no reason why both can't be displayed as per the example. Doesn't make sense to split pages up just for the sake of it - if there is RELEVANT background information to an instruction, or vice versa, then fine, just have both.

Makes sense.
Ok, I will wait till you modified all, so we can finalise it.

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Re: Task | Draft Page Status
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2011, 11:28:15 pm »
A lot of our current wiki articles assume a level of knowledge that many beginning and intermediate users do not possess (i.e. change the polarity on the flux capacitor and Bob's your uncle - it works!). I find that really irritating. If I knew as much as the author, I probably wouldn't be reading his wiki article. So it might be nice to include some verbiage in the template on the preferred level of detail. Something like...

"Wiki articles should be written with beginning users in mind. Readers should be provided an overview of what they are doing before being given a laundry list of steps to perform. If the overview already has already been covered elsewhere, a link to that source would be helpful. If no overview exists, then an introductory paragraph might eliminate repeated cries for assistance in the forums."

This is a pretty simple thing that will pay off in a big way. It makes LinuxMCE less intimidating to new users, so we will increase our user-base. It will also allow users to graduate more rapidly from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced, to developer. A larger and smarter user-base is nothing but good.
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