User talk:Jeremy

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Jeremy I found you on the history of Wiki:Section suggestions, but wanted to see what you had written. Is there a way to make diff's of the history? User:TomFrayne June 2, 2004

You can get a history of each page by clicking the "Page history" link. Jeremy 18:14, Jun 2, 2004 (EDT)
I found the history. I wanted diff's of versions of the page.
Thanks. I found it on the left side of the watchlist entry. I can't understand how I missed it.

Hi Jeremy,

We are running since near 2 years meanwhile and I think we have the same goals, so we should coordinate our work.

Maybe we can meet on #wiki on I am permanently logged on to that channel (but not permanently present ;).


Just out of curiosity, what license are you using over at ? I've been a bit obbsessed with copyleft incompatibilty ever since I found out we can't use Wikipedia content here. Crazyeddie 19:06, Jun 29, 2004 (EDT)

Jeremy, Dave - another spellcheck-bug ?? - 3 simple spelling corrections on the Network addressing page brought out some bizarre "userdefined"/"strange symbol" markup - could be the spellchecker and <code><pre></pre></code> :) - I'll put a note on the Wiki mailing list if I here nothing from here - Sky.

Skyline 19:10, Mar 14, 2004 (EST)

Please post all bugs to the wiki mailing list. Thanks. Jeremy 19:28, Mar 14, 2004 (EST)

Hi. I think that the idea of a linux knowledge base as a wiki is great! I'm a contributor of Wikipedia (en and fr) and and hope that this wiki will become as useful and interesting to browse.

My main problem with the is its appearance; the fonts in the articles are too small, the headers are too big and look like links. I know that all this will be polished over time, but I think that ASAP would be a good idea to avoid turning away potential contributors. MikeCapone March 06, 2004.

I agree the headers are a bit big (specfically the biggest one), but they are like that on Wikipedia also (it should be fixed soon if I understand correctly). As for the font issue, what browser are you using?

Jeremy 00:42, Mar 7, 2004 (EST)

I'm using Mozilla 1.6 on Linux (Slackware 9.1). The headers might be as big on wikipedia, but they fit in much better since the text of the articles isn't as small. If most of the article formatting was the same as on Wikipedia (same fonts, same size, etc) I'd be 100% happy. If you want to see what I'm talking about, I can take some screenshots comparing wikipedia to here, if you want to see what I'm talking about. MikeCapone March 07, 2004.
Mike, we're looking into this now. Jeremy 11:28, Mar 7, 2004 (EST)
A few changes have been made. How do things look after a shift-refresh? Jeremy 13:56, Mar 7, 2004 (EST)
They look pretty much the same as they did before, and my minimum font-size is higher than the default (and I no other site that I can think of has been giving me such small fonts). Have a look for yourself: [1] [2] MikeCapone March 07, 20:16 (ET) 2004.
Wow, that wikipedia text looks huge to me (almost too big, but I guess that is a matter of taste). You want to forward a note to the mailing list and we'll see what people think? Thanks. Jeremy 20:39, Mar 7, 2004 (EST)

Aren't a lot of sites small? (I'm Slack9.1/Moz1.6, myself.) Set mozilla's minimum font size higher if it bothers you. (Not saying it couldn't/shouldn't be adjusted, but just saying it's not exclusive to these pages and there's a workaround.)

And, again, not that things couldn't be adjusted, but I notice a *lot* of comments regarding wikipedia. This isn't wikipedia. Personally, wikipedia's font size is too big, to me - somewhere in the middle might be okay. About the size of how the text looks in the input boxes.

Digiot 04:58, Mar 7, 2004 (EST)

Well, it does use the same software as Wikipedia, and wikipedia is *the* success story in the wiki world, so I think that comparisons are fair. MikeCapone March 07, 20:16 (ET) 2004.

I think the size of the text and headings is fine (now), however I don't think that third and fourth level headings should be indented. Headings are almost never indented more than the text, usually they are either flush level or hang out to the left of the text. Perhaps this could be changed so that heading levels 2/3/4 are smaller than level one but at the same indent position. LordK 16:02, Apr 2, 2004 (EST)

I'll second that. Not a big benefit if the cost is high, but if it's an easy fix, it's a worthwhile fix. Either that or they should be indented more. ;) As is, they just look a bit off. Digiot 06:29, Apr 3, 2004 (EST)
Also it would be nice if external links could be a different colour from internal links (a la Wikipedia) so that the difference is obvious. LordK 10:34, Apr 4, 2004 (EDT)
LordK, can you post these concerns on the mailing list so they can be discussed? Thanks. Jeremy 13:45, Apr 7, 2004 (EDT)

I'd love to, but I really hate mailing lists. Would it be okay if I told you and you could pass it on? Let me know Dysprosia

You can post it here, it's just easier if everything is collected on the mailing list for discussion. Jeremy 17:58, Mar 23, 2004 (EST)
Wikipedia handles redirects by doing the following -
  1. assume that a page operating System redirects to Operating system
  2. a user clicks on a link that moves to the redirect page.
  3. the user is taken to Operating system but the user is notified of the redirect by saying "(Redirected from Operating System)" just under the main title.
This way, on clicking the link in the brackets, the user can then go to the page, which shows the page without redirection, allowing the page to be queried (Edit, What Links Here, &/c) more easier. An example is here - OS
Without this, one must use the wiki.phtml?title=...&action=edit method, which is more difficult.
HTH Dysprosia 01:17, Mar 24, 2004 (EST)
Let me look into this. Jeremy 12:00, Mar 24, 2004 (EST)

When you delete a page for copyright violations, do you delete just the violating material, or do you NuuKE it? I suggest leaving them as a stub and lilnking to the article that they were plagarizing from.

Jeremy, someone does a "hacker" attack on my name by writing me with %D0%B5, see --ThorstenStaerk 03:15, May 26, 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for the heads up, will look into this. Jeremy 14:06, May 28, 2007 (EDT)


In case you haven't noticed already...

Since March 21 2018 there is a HUGE amount of spam. Perhaps it would be wise to close the wiki a while for new registrations... - Bemoeial (talk) 10:12, April 4, 2019 (EDT)

Candidates for speedy deletion‎ - Bemoeial (talk) 16:17, June 6, 2019 (EDT)
I have to say I concur, and it seems like it's time to elevate a new admin or two, since you're the one that's contributed most recently and that was a year and a half ago. RogueScholar (talk) 18:38, August 27, 2021 (EDT)