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We need to have a link to the user contributed help page on the main page. maybe user contributed help should get it's own namespace? e.g. help:

User:Aaron Peterson/Alternate Main Page

Bug Report

Hi there, I'm not sure whether I should add bug reports here. However I find it very disturbing that the adress and doesn't take me to the same page just as Wine and WINE does.

This time I was lucky not to write a lot on the WINE-page, but I mean sometime someone will get really upset when they realised that everything they䶥 added to a page was written on a different page!


I have changed the WINE page to redirect to Wine. David ross 13:54, Mar 7, 2004 (EST)

That's because an excellent Wine page had already been contributed. You shouldn't be duplicating pages. Contributions are greatly appreciated, but please view all the help and documentation, study the wiki markup and the layout of the top levels, and search to see if your topic has already been covered before diving in. There is no bug - each of those two pairs of addresses goes to each of that pair of pages.

Digiot 07:14, Mar 1, 2004 (EST)

On second thought, I was under-valuing the 'plunging forward' aspect. Yeah, better to post twice than not at all. :) My suggestions might be valid, but might have missed the spirit of things a bit.

Still didn't notice a problem with the links though. If there is an issue, reporting the post or possibly leaving a message on an admin's talk page would probably be the best way to go. They'll probably see it here but it's not the most direct way to address them and none of this is relevant to the main page.

Digiot 07:41, Mar 1, 2004 (EST)

We should always encourage plunging forward, but we need to make sure that we are not duplicating effort. The content from the WINE page should be integrated into the Wine page, links updated and WINE removed.

Jeremy 23:37, Mar 1, 2004 (EST)


I was just wandering why isn't there a forum of (one that i can find anyway) for the wiki. I appreciate they are seperate in a way but a forum would be useful.

generic_genus 03:38, Mar 2, 2004 (EST)

Do you mean a place to discuss issues/directions about the Wiki itself? - if so, you can check out the new Wiki mailing list here:

Skyline 07:23, Mar 2, 2004 (EST)

Pound sign question

Hey all, I don't know what to think about the following issue. If you try to type hash(the thing above the number 3), it won't print. Instead, the number 1 apperars in it's place.

But the funny thing is, the sandbox also shows the number 1 instead of # but here, in the discuss page it shows # as #.




The character # (when it is at the start of a line) is interpreted as the beginning of a numbered list and is replaced with a "1" (or another digit if it is one in a series). When it is embedded in a sentence (such as the previous sentence) it is rendered as a "#". If you want to show use it at the beginning of a line without it being interpreted as a list item, use the
 <pre> and 
</pre> tags around it like:
 # this should show as a hash. 
  1. this should begin a numbered list.
  2. a second entry in the numbered list.

Texastwister 15:31, Mar 5, 2004 (EST)

Right Texastwister,

I had also posted this in the wiki mailing list and jeremy replied explaining the same to me.


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