Help talk:Funtoo Editing Guidelines

Please keep DISQUS chats at the top of talk pages.

Fancy Boxes

TODO: Describe fancy* boxes, and explain the most fool-proof way of using them. Use this format, exactly:


Now you can put lots of funky stuff in here, like html tags, etc, and not have a problem with the parameter getting passed as the first parameter.


watching pages

we should have a section dedicated to explaining how to watch pages that an editor is knowledgeable about, and how to use the watch list to keep the pages clean, concise, and accurate. ie if i know about the web server stack i watch that, and pages related to that... (i think i might need to turn off watching pages i touch automatically...)

To watch, or unwatch a page: in the menu bar Actions > Watch or Actions > Unwatch

To display the watchlist: in the menu bar account > watchlist

To adjust watchlist settings: (this should probably have a better default setting guide or wiki section detailing better settings for default watchlist settings.... though i can see the virtue in what it is set at out of the box.)


rss codes should be also generated to easily track the watch list so everyone gets pinged when a change occurs. Threesixes (talk) 03:55, March 27, 2015 (UTC)

Special Characters

To produce pipes:

generates: |

To produce equals:

generates: =

delete template

to flag a page as a candidate for deletion, insert


at the top of a page.


This page has been proposed for deletion because it does not meet the Editing Guidelines.
If you disagree, please discuss it here.

Threesixes (talk) 16:54, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Minor edits

Check minor edits to note that your commit is a small commit. A minor edit can be filtered out of logs when searching through them.

video playlists

i have several examples of how to embed playlists in Programming but there are no examples in how to wiki.


fixing a broken link brought this subject to my attention. [ is this a bug?] && [ shouldn't this work?] do not work... brackets or not.

no protocol defined external links [// //] produces (use these style links) //

no bracket links: (regardless that this service only offers https)

Image Embedding

To embed images:


how to talk pages

we need a section explaining how to indent for step2 of talk threads

ie conversation 2
ie convo 3
we need info on using tilde's to sign and date etc... noting that its good practice to sign with 4 ~
~~~ && ~~~~ && ~~~~~
produces Threesixes (talk) && Threesixes (talk) 22:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC) && 22:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

we need a note about user talk pages being a messaging system.... (i put a disqus on my talk page so i get email notifications when people say things to me) Threesixes (talk) 22:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

template requests

external resources

I would like a sexy little widget for by the top of the page with links to: tldp, wikipedia, ohloh, cvedetails, github, sourceforge, etc with sexy little icons. It will make our pages feel more interwoven with the larger linux community. ;-) Threesixes (talk) 23:30, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

fortune of the day

I'd like a daily fortune rotation on my user page to show im looney tunes ;-) Threesixes (talk) 23:30, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

widget requests

  1. for dynamic language summary on packages
  2. <-this ones pretty rad
  4. adsense, the sites set for traffic, corporate sponsorship is a good idea.