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rockers, the "we need your help" box is a very fine "To Do" list i've always wanted to see. keeps a backlog in one place, nice and tidy :) --fu (talk) 13:22, 30 August 2013 (PDT)

Wow, nice job on the total front page redesign nekonoko! -- smj 01-Dec-2011

Started by wanting to show one or two additional categories in the banner, to try and make the main page a little more useful to a new visitor... Revamped the External Links section to actually reference some external sources rather than just the Neko main page. If somebody wants to build that out with many more links, we should probably make it a separate page, or page-per-category.

Then I noticed the Current News section was kindof pointless if nobody was maintaining it. So I incorporated the wiki start date into a fresh tag line for the title/banner and got rid of the section. The table layout in the banner area is a mess and should perhaps be redone from scratch at some point.

End result is a different look, but hopefully one that's clearer to people looking for quick answers, e.g. a new user/member who's trying to find the answer to get a system going again.
-- smj 25-Dec-2010

Just a minor thing, but we have two links to offsite mirrors of "This Old SGI" on the main page and no reference to the onsite wiki version at http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/index.php/This_Old_SGI Is there a reason we're preferring the offsite versions? It was quite a bit of work adding that to the wiki. --nekonoko 17:23, 16 March 2011 (PDT)

I have done major revamps. I have tried to structure everything so that every category can be accessed from the main page and then sub categories below it and sub categories and sub, etc.. I have tried to put categories in other categories. I have tried to get all uncategoried items into categories. All categories should be accessible from a link of a link of a link from the main page.. No one wants to view all all pages just to find something or view all categories because they can't find a category. If you create a page please put it in a category with the [ [ C a t e g o r y colon some category name ] ] wiki tag... -- Regan

Please visit the SGI page, any red links mean that the page the link directs to is non-existent. It would help out a lot if these pages could be created. Also, cleaning up existing pages and removing any non-sgi links would be greatly appreciated.

Lots of recent changes, more pages to clean up, etc. Please visit the recent changes page to see whats been going on.

Please add more pages! do you have a howto or an old page saved to your system? load it up here and link to it! --Vp 12:43, 11 December 2006 (PST)

Changed the HowTo index to a category - they're auto-linking and a little cleaner. --Nekonoko 14:17, 11 December 2006 (PST)

I like it, Zizban made the main page a little more warm and inviting. Fixed some spelling and grammar and added a legal disclaimer to the main page also, dont know if it is the best place for it. --Vp 13:19, 12 December 2006 (PST)

Main page design

Hi guys, I just took a crack at the main page. I hope everyone thinks it's an improvement. I'm not sure what the community rule will be like on the Nekochan wiki but I'm assuming it's okay to be bold. If we start to build portals we can replace the links to the category pages in the header with links to the appropriate portal. --RageX 22:27, 26 December 2006 (PST)

where to discuss general wiki-specific things?

I figured Nekochan:Community Portal but that just points to the forums. So here goes...

I was wondering what version of MediaWiki is being used? I was adding <ref> and <references/> tags, but it doesn't seem to work. I don't think this is a particularly new feature of MW, so I was curious if it has to be explicitly enabled or something. ⇔ ChristTrekker 09:53, 10 January 2007 (PST)

Was running MediaWiki 1.8.2 (previous current) but just updated to the new 1.9.0 current this evening. --Nekonoko 02:24, 11 January 2007 (PST)
It still doesn't work like it does on Wikipedia... ⇔ ChristTrekker 12:07, 18 January 2007 (PST)
Well sorry - this isn't Wikipedia :) Might be worthwhile to research whatever tag that is and see if it's something unique to Wikipedia's setup. Let me know what you find out. --Nekonoko 13:34, 18 January 2007 (PST)
I was actually looking for the same tag when I wrote the TP9100 page. The tag is part of the Cite Extension, if Neko is interested in installing it. It isn't a big loss without it, though. Ipaddict 11:41, 20 January 2007 (PST)
Sure not a problem - I've added the extension. Let me know if that solves the issue. --Nekonoko 01:49, 21 January 2007 (PST)
Works great, Neko! I used it on the Itanium page in the last paragraph. Thanks. Ipaddict 11:05, 27 January 2007 (PST)
Cool! Now I wish I could remember what it was I was planning to use it for... ⇔ ChristTrekker 20:17, 12 February 2007 (PST)