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Please keep DISQUS at top and use DISQUS for new discussions. It renders quickly for me.
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== chat ==

Revision as of 15:11, October 27, 2014

Please keep DISQUS at top and use DISQUS for new discussions. It renders quickly for me.

console output

there are no examples of console output.

<console>###i## some command


root # some command

Seo friendly spaces

it should be noted that google indexes seo_unfriendly_url as seounfriendlyurl while it indexes seo-friendly-url as seo and friendly and url keywords. thus we should prefer - instead of _ for spaces.

http://www.funtoo.org/Web-server-stack <--- good

http://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_Linux_Installation <--- bad

see http://youtu.be/_CbNXj3YlK4

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.


ebuild documentation


i think the first part should have a link to adding the build wiki info. the pages should be linked against each other. & or transclusion at the bottom of this help article. (and a very minor note that the file stuff should be bundled into the fancy notes at the bottom.) =D <3 u guys

Special Characters

To produce pipes:


generates: |

(i think equals needs a similar template?)


That's right = I added it

Note that in general cases you can use the <nowiki> markup that displays inner content as-is, but for a single character that might have lots of occurrences that's quite a pain.

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 ?

Should we use the checkbox "This is a minor edit" and when should we use it ? I often forget to set this option when I make what I consider a "minor edit", but what is the purpose? Is it somehow useful? -- Pytony (talk)

http://www.funtoo.org/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&hideminor=1 <--- you can hide minor changes... like duncans recent flooding of the logs with category changes on templates should all be minor changes, if not double tisk ;-) Threesixes (talk) 22:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh that's right, thanks. Maybe this could be good to add in the page, dear BDFL :P -- Pytony (talk)
I really think we need a section explaining NOT to edit for W to w or category changes ONLY.... this is really a shortcoming in mediawiki not detecting "stub edits" and moving them out of the primary logs. this morning looking at the changes i see all these tiny commits, with out content being rolled in also. in all reality minor edits is poorly designed in the base web app and should be bug reported upstream. it should be include minor edits, rather than exclude minor edits..... Threesixes (talk) 01:28, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

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)