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Before we get started here, did we want to decide on a layout/skin. I like the ThinkWiki skin. I believe rt-linux is using a variant of this skin as well, or so said Ted. Or do we want to get more original?

--Wmat 05:16, 13 October 2006 (EEST)

First, how do I indent? I tried to find out using the Editing help link, but that page is empty. OK, so we need a buglist or feature request list also. OK, now to my actual comment: I think this is a good start. I'd say the site should be organized using portals. The main page should consist almost entirely of links to portals. Here is a list of possible portals: kernel, tools, distributions, hardware, companies, distributions, middleware, technologies --Tbird 21:48, 13 October 2006 (EEST)
I guess you figured out the indenting using colons to indicate number of tab stops. I agree with the portal idea, assuming you define a portal as a cluster of like content. The Main page layout is geared toward exactly that. I don't want to simply recreate the Table of Contents from the CELF Public Wiki though, I'd like to try to organize things more logically. I'll begin putting out the idea for 3 Main Content Clusters:
  1. Development Resources
  2. Industry Information
  3. Research & Development
I'll add subcategories directly to the Main page --Wmat 22:10, 13 October 2006 (EEST)

OK, I put up a basic structure for the main page based off of thinkwiki.orgs layout. I'll add in potential real headings soon for discussion.

--Wmat 06:32, 13 October 2006 (EEST)

New User Observations

I just recently subscribed and as a new user have noticed a couple things
1) I could not find anyway to email a message to the moderator

There are several ways: * if you can still see the text of the dismissable message at the top of the page, there is a link in it to email the administrator, [User:Wmat] * on the [User:Wmat] page, in the left navigation there is a link to Email This User

2) I can not find any reference to the Tutorials on the main page or any other index

What Tutorials would you be referring to?

Thanks. jwzumwalt 2013.10.06 (UTC)

pages that imho can be deleted

What happened to the elinux logo? I thought the logo was once a Tux penguin with headphones holding electronics with blinking lights. But today the site logo ( ) appears to be the original original unmodified Tux penguin. --DavidCary 04:50, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Hardware Pages

I'm not sure at what point a board qualifies as having "LOTS of information", enough to be given its own link under Hardware Pages, but what I do know is that BeagleBone doesn't seem to have any prominent links near the front. I suggest that a dedicated link to BeagleBone be added under this heading, but if that is deemed as giving Beagle* too much prominence then I will at least want to put a link at the top of the BeagleBoard page to direct users accordingly. Morgaine 18:11, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

This is a wiki, so feel free to add whatever you like. --Wmat 20:46, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
The main page is locked so it cannot be edited as we like. Morgaine 04:46, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
I've added a BeagleBone icon and link. --Wmat 22:46, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
And a cute icon it is too! :P Well done and thanks, now to add more content. Morgaine 01:22, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Page title

Would it be possible to change the main page title from "Main Page -" to " - Main Page"? The reason is that browser tabs get narrower as you gain more tabs and so only the start of each title tends to appear on labels. A tab name of "Main Page" isn't really all that helpful for finding this site among one's current tabs. :P Morgaine 19:11, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately yes, it's not possible. This is a MediaWiki-ism. --Wmat 20:46, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Ah, that is indeed unfortunate. Morgaine 04:47, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
So Wmat, how did you fix this since? I've had this annoyance with my own installation of MediaWiki. Thanks. --Inops (talk) 23:55, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
I set $wgSitename in LocalSettings.php to "", I believe. --Wmat (talk) 00:26, 31 December 2012 (UTC)