Help talk:Contents

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Man, this help page needs help. There should be a lot more here. We need to move stuff from my help pages on WikiLou over to here. I'm kinda at work right now and can't get into more than just minor edits. Someone feel free to rob things from WikiLou. I'll do it sometime when I remember and get time... --Mijunkin 13:18, 14 August 2008 (EDT)


I completely agree that the mopedwiki help page needs help, and I completely agree that the stuff you've got on WikiLou is superior to the stuff we've got here. I have to wonder though -- how much of it is applicable? I tried to embed the ZA50 rebuild videos based on the directions from WikiLou, and it didn't work. Do we have that capability here?

Also, on the templates -- I finally have a general idea of what templates do, but does someone need to make the templates first, or can we automatically use all the ones that are part of wikipedia.org? Is there a list of templates somewhere here that I'm missing? I looked and didn't see one, although it could be somewhere too obvious for me to check.

Finally, on WikiLou, you've got the help pages all neatly sorted out into different help sections. I think that would be a really useful addition to the mopedwiki. Is that something we can do? Like, can I just make a new article called "Help:____" and link it to this contents page? It would be awesome if we could divide up the help stuff into different sections like you did on WikiLou. Then people could look up basic editing, or images, or fancier stuff one by one rather than having to scroll through the whole editing help page and try to find what they're looking for. Yes, I know it's got headings, but I still think it's hard to find what I'm looking for. --Mycider 23:20, 14 August 2008 (EDT)

Videos won't work here like they do on wikilou. I had to go install custom extensions on my server to let it embed you tube videos. You and I don't have server-side access, so we're stuck on that front.
The templates need to be created, as they don't come pre-installed. I don't think there is a list of templates that is readily available (one annoying thing about mediawiki). I could see them being useful here, but we'll likely have to make custom ones. Making templates is all wikitable coding. Get over your fear! Carpe the diem and table-ify everything! You can't mess anything up. Make templates by using "Template:Stub" (or whatever other template name) as the title of a new page. Then to use it, you just put {{Stub}}.
Yeah, we can divide all the help stuff up page by page like it is on WikiLou. I agree that that is a better model. Just like you said, the pages would be "Help:Tables", or whatever else.
Oh, and I do check this like a 5th forum, but a bit less often than the real forums. :)
--Mijunkin 11:21, 15 August 2008 (EDT)