Talk:Old Main Page

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Dutch translation

@ Orkie: Seeing as The Netherlands has a GP2X community too (and (although) indirectly, Pandora), it might be useful to add a link to it. I'm even willing to do (some) Dutch translations for the Wiki. ;) --SharQueDo 11:57, 17 April 2008 (CEST)

Sure, I'll do it when I get chance. Orkie 20:23, 17 April 2008 (CEST)

Finnish translation

I would like to do a finnish translation of the page, I just need you guys to link the main page to and create the finlands flag symbol.

Great, same as above. I'll dig out a flag icon and set up a new category later today. Orkie 20:23, 17 April 2008 (CEST)
I think I will have time to start the translation project in Sunday and I will be working on it for some time. For starters I will be translating about pandora and Faq, but I will also add thinks that finnish people always ask me to faq. I plan to update as the english version updates and add stuff in the user category, in the developer category I will just put links to the english versions because you just have to know english to do that stuff. (besides, I don't think that I'm the right person to translate developer stuff) Gaeryc 21:45, 17 April 2008 (CEST)

Icelandic translation

i have translated the Main Page in to icelandic --Andri12 06:58, 20 April 2008 (CEST)

Czech translation

Can you add Czech translation link please? I'd like to make some translations to Czech language. Thanks.

Sure, sorry it has taken a few days to get around to it. Orkie 19:47, 5 June 2008 (CEST)

Spanish Translation

Anybody working on this?
If not, what dialect should it be in? (I can only do some of the Latin American dialects, not much of any Spain/Castillian) You may consider having two namespaces: one for the European dialect (Es:) and one for Latin American dialect (La:)
Nat1192 02:11, 1 October 2008 (CEST)

German translation

Hey, I would like to do a german translation of this page. First i will link to the english articles.
Shorty Meeks 16:58, 7 December 2008 (CEST)

French translation

There was already a basic French page. I'm slowly updating it and a bunch of other pages. KodeIn 21:38, 23 January 2011 (MET)

Allow editing

Please allow all established users to edit this page. The requests are completely backlogged, and the front page is getting more and more outdated. Esn 08:24, 5 July 2010 (MEST)

Thank you for updating it, EvilDragon. Esn 12:13, 15 July 2010 (MEST)
Just a thought... we could make templates for the different sections to this page (About Pandora, links, user links, dev links) and then have this page use those templates. That would mean any logged in user could edit it, which is slightly dangerous for reasons of spam but does make it so it can be edited by everyone, they just couldn't get at the layout of the page. --Cheese 09:11, 20 July 2010 (MEST)
Or just add a couple of users as explicit editors. The template suggestion seems OK, since anyone could revert spam, but we don't have 24/7 coverage of recent changes.--Tsh 12:19, 20 July 2010 (MEST)
I agree that would be the best choice, but ED is the only active admin and I don't think he's familiar enough administering a wiki or he would have done it already, that or he's too busy. I've gone ahead with the template idea and sent him an updated main page, it should be up within a day or two. Hopefully the spammers won't realize they can now access part of the main page and start spamming like crazy. --Cheese 07:37, 21 July 2010 (MEST)

Will X Run on the Pandora?

We have an article with this name. It really SHOULD be added to the main page, under Users. It's begging to be used more often! I've already put it on the Port Requests page.

Blue Protoman 22:49, 22 January 2011 (MET)BlueProtoman

The main page uses templates to bring in the links, so we don't need admins to update it. See (or edit): Template:MainPageUsersLinks. Feel free to add it there if no one objects to it. --Cheese 04:00, 23 January 2011 (MET)
Wow... I had no idea. Thanks a bunch, Cheese. The Will_X_run_on_the_Pandora? article is quite rough at the moment though, so I don't know... Esn 04:45, 23 January 2011 (MET)
Oh, I see that someone cleaned it up a bit so that it doesn't overlap with the software list articles. That was a good idea. Esn 04:48, 23 January 2011 (MET)

That was me. Also, I didn't know it ran off a template. If that's the case, I'll add the page now. Thanks. Blue Protoman 15:20, 23 January 2011 (MET)

Move Hardware hacking from Users to Developers ?

That's said--Linux-SWAT 19:14, 16 February 2011 (MET)

It has nothing to do with developers, though... i.e. I had to do some so-called "hardware hacking" as a user because my stylus was stuck when I got my unit. Also, DaveC is known for hardware hacking but is certainly not a developer. Esn 00:05, 20 February 2011 (MET)
Ok, so the french main page has to be changed--Linux-SWAT 00:40, 27 February 2011 (MET)

Wiki Translation tips

Anyone ?--Linux-SWAT 19:41, 16 February 2011 (MET)

What's your question? Esn 00:06, 20 February 2011 (MET)
I don't know how to proceed efficiently... Read a lot of wikis but never edited seriously :/--Linux-SWAT 00:39, 27 February 2011 (MET)
Maybe have several tabs open, one with the original page, one with the translated page that you're creating, one with Google Translate? Esn 23:19, 17 March 2011 (MET)

What happened to the logo?

Title. The logo's missing in favor of a placeholder, and I don't know why. Anyone care to explain? Blue Protoman 14:58, 17 March 2011 (MET)

ED updated to the latest MediaWiki and changed the captcha to something more complex at my request, to get rid of the constant spam problems that we've had the past few weeks. It seems to have worked, but the logo seems to have gotten lost in the process. He's understandably quite busy, but I hope that eventually he'll find some time to put it back in (I'd do it, but I suspect I don't have access to that part of the site - though I'm not entirely sure). Esn 23:17, 17 March 2011 (MET)
Instructions for setting a logo image are here. I don't think I have access to LocalSettings.php, though. Esn 23:24, 17 March 2011 (MET)
It's nice to see that we're running the newest version now, I didn't realize ED had access to the server. Yep, you need write access to the files on the server to change the logo URL, there's no way to set it from the admin interface. --Cheese 23:29, 17 March 2011 (MET)

Houston, we have a problem!

"Upload file" on the wiki no longer works. When I try, I get a message saying "The upload directory (public) is not writable by the webserver." I've notified ED about this. I hope he checks his PMs from time to time. Esn 07:26, 25 March 2011 (MET)

By the way, this is now fixed. And we have a logo again. :) Esn 06:14, 20 April 2011 (MEST)

Second Problem

Translation disappears !!! --Linux-SWAT 22:58, 6 April 2011 (MEST)

What? Where? Esn 07:47, 7 April 2011 (MEST)
Clicked on the french page to edit this and there like when i have time gives Fr:Main Page There is currently no text in this page. You can search for this page title in other pages, search the related logs, or edit this page.

Clicking on some other flags gave the same answer :/ --Linux-SWAT 21:21, 8 April 2011 (MEST)

Bizarre. I'll have to ask EvilDragon about this... Esn 21:36, 8 April 2011 (MEST)
I also have to add that every contribution to the french page has been removed from my history... weird --Linux-SWAT 13:01, 9 April 2011 (MEST)

Right to change the mainpage

Hi Orkie,

I would like to help to clean up the wiki and therefore outsource templates, reorder mainpage etc. Might you grant me the right to do so, please?

Orkie is no longer around, ABC. Neither is Chip. The only admins active now are myself and EvilDragon. Esn 05:20, 20 April 2011 (MEST)
You're free to improve the wiki of course, but please add a discussion topic in the relevant talk page before you decide to start on any radical changes that may be controversial and difficult to undo. This is better for all sides, because if you go in too rashly, you risk having all your work undone if someone heavily disagrees with what you propose. So if you have anything radical in mind, it might be better to start a "fork" page first (like this one), then if nobody objects it can be brought over to the main article.
By the way, what do you mean about "outsourcing templates"? And what specifically on the main page don't you like? Esn 06:12, 20 April 2011 (MEST)
Sorry was my fault, you already use templates so I could just do some little reordering. I would like to remove the language flags, I try to get template:languages working instead, which is checking if the pages have translations or not.
I understand your point of view, concerning critical edits. Currently I just do refactoring and reformatting so nothing that affects the content or structure to heavy. I guess a discussion would be necessary before renaming some of the pages.--ABC 09:37, 20 April 2011 (MEST)

Updating Mediawiki

Hi, are there any concerns on updating this instance to a more recent version? I'm always confused to have the searchbar at the left side without outocomplete and SVG is currently unsupported :/ --ABC 18:22, 19 April 2011 (MEST)

Well, I personally think the new look of Wikipedia is pretty ugly and inefficient, so I'm a fan of keeping the cosmetics as they are. ;) EvilDragon actually updated to the latest MediaWiki just recently to combat a spam problem that we had. It might've messed up a few other things, though (see discussion in the above topics). The SVG thing isn't that great, if true (I've never tried uploading an SVG file). Do you actually need SVG for something specific? Esn 06:08, 20 April 2011 (MEST)
Yes thats a big UI step, I see. But for me it's not that nice to switch between different styles. Anyway thats not that important :)
Yes SVG will allow everybody to upload and update schemes, diagrams etc. that would be static otherwise. It prevents to use a lot of material of the Creative Commons database that could be used using interwiki links. --ABC 09:37, 20 April 2011 (MEST)
Ok template:langues worksbut it lacks the collapsing feature. This is done by template:hidden but I guess it seem to lack a few CSS definitions? Check it out at wikipedia --ABC 21:39, 20 April 2011 (MEST) --ABC 21:39, 20 April 2011 (MEST)