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Here is a place to enter feed back about this WikiFON. Main thing is to make comments, offer suggestions or ask questions. Don't worry about format, somebody will tidy it up later. Be sure to check back with this page if you asked a question. Click on the edit tab to add something.

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Hey Chris - I want to put a table with people's names and where they lived. How can I do that?--Test User 14:51, 29 December 2007 (EST)

No problem Test, did you see the group lists in edit mode, that was a table. Do a copy and paste that into the sandbox and play with it. I think I put a link to the MediaWiki help page that will tell you more than you want to know. Best --Chris C. 14:54, 29 December 2007 (EST)

Hi somebody - the links to other pages do not jump out at me. Must be my old age. Can we set the WikiFON so I can read the LINKS. Thks --Test User 10:11, 28 December 2007 (EST)

  • Sorry for the delay. Yes I think I can do that. Let me do some research on how. I have the same problem. Thks for comment --Chris C. 15:00, 29 December 2007 (EST)

Neophyte questions: I don't seem to be able to save the url as a favorite. Should I? My first attempt to add info to Group IX Training wasn't saved. What didn't I do? FFairburn 11Jan 2008

I think you asked 2 questions:

1. I can not save the url as a favorite. Strongly recommended: I have wikifon.org as a favorite in Internet Explorer AND as a bookmark in Mozilla Foxfire. I like to save the homepage of a wiki, so I can chose to log in or not. After logging in, I go to My watchlist or my contributions as a quick way of jumping to where I last left off. Just an idea. Tip when a url does not seemed to be go to organize favorites or organize bookmarks. Sometimes the name is not what you remembered or it is placed at the bottom of a long list or urls. This happens to me on a regular basis. Or I saved it to a folder within favorites and thus I do not see it! (big grin).

2. Just to make sure you understand the edit process check Help page or click on the edit help link in the box in the upper right, or on the help link in the navigation box on the left. With our new site, the annoying timeout should not be an issue.

Hope this helps. --Chris C. 10:45, 13 January 2008 (EST)

Main page suggestion

"One benefit of being away for a month is you get to have a fresh look at things. My initial reaction to the web site is one of confusion. It was not completely clear to me how to get to the table of contents and the overview that would tell me where to plug in. Obviously, I was able to figure things out and get there eventually, but maybe we should make it more obvious for the new users. I didn't think of telling you that reaction until I slept on it, and I realized I was somewhat uneasy about opening up the site. I don't have a specific suggestions for making the roadmap more obvious, but thought you'd appreciate the feedback." email to Chris from Greg Jones 12/30/07

Excellent point. I was thinking of something else when I created that page, however we would like the testers to jump right in. So I added a welcome sentence with a bold link to General site map. Then realized that the ToC on the general site map page might be improved by showing some sub categories. Eventually, I can see the front page changing to have something like a ToC (replacing the See also section) and having the text part be even shorter than it is. Thanks for sleeping on it but I would have agreed straight away. Is this better --Chris signed in as Admin 09:10, 31 December 2007 (EST)

Site errors

Time Outs - Losing work

John Losse Dec 31, 2007 5:54 PM reminded Chris that the old draft site did not warn people when it thinks a person has been connected to the site but inactive for too long. This is called a time out.

Chris will post a warning. Keep hitting either the save or preview button when editing a page.
Chris will find out what the time out period is
Chris will document his trick for recovering text in edit mode, when "edithis" says he has to login to edit text.--Chris C. 08:32, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Your feedback

I've enjoyed reading some of the posts in the stories section or wherever, and frequently wanted to email the author with a comment.

Perhaps the site could maintain a directory of email addresses (of those who don't mind) and an easy way to respond to the author of a particular posting - maybe automatically include an email link when someone posts something, unless they prefer not to be contacted.

Apologies if this capability is there already and I missed it - JL

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