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Rewording suggestions

{"The foundational principles by which Infogalactic operates are very different than..."

change to- "The foundational principles by which Infogalactic operates are very different from..."


"Infogalactic is written collaboratively by volunteers who contribue..."

change to- "Infogalactic is written collaboratively by volunteers who contribute..."

The word "contribute" is misspelled as "contribue". Maybe enable edits of the page?}

These problems have been fixed.

typos and spelling errors

List any errors you find in this secured text. Admins: once corrected in main text, delete the item from this list.

Items to Fix

  • "To edit an existing page, clicking the Edit link" (should be "To edit an existing page, click the Edit link")
  • Currently the "MediaWiki has been successfully installed" is showing up on the front page... That should be removed.

MediaWiki default content

I suggest getting rid of "MediaWiki has been successfully installed" and everything that follows. Jean Valjean (talk) 18:06, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

A main discussion page

It would be a good idea to have a main discussion page. Sophie Whelan (talk) 19:22, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

-- That is what talk pages are about. If you want to discuss a topic, go to it's discussion page. If one does not exist, create it. Eg: add something like this [[Talk:Topic of interest]]. -- Crew (talk) 19:53, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps Sophie was referring to a meta discussion page, about Infogalactic policy/procedures/technology/incidents/etc.? Jean Valjean (talk) 02:20, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
Regardless of what Sophie was referring to, you are right Jean. https://www.google.com/trends/ Can be checked very single day by Galaxians and used to rapidly create create "relevant" articles and check the ones which already exist to watch for vandalism and improve what might already be there. Where should I be directed to discuss an idea like this? --The Librarian (talk) 21:19, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
We need an area of the website just to discuss the website generally, where people can ask for advice oncreating pages and get answers from other users. This should be added to the sidebar --Hydrargyruum (talk) 18:25, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
Howdy, I created an unoffical InfoGalactic forum here with areas for private discussion, I'm hoping you guys will find it useful; I'm happy to grant admin privilidges to the staff here, check it out:

http://s15.zetaboards.com/InfoGalactic/index/

--Tears of Ovid (talk) 22:12, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

I started a topic here for discussion about the project's future and how it can surpass Wikipedia, particularily in regards to concerns such as a smoother editing interface which is one thing driving new users away from Wikipedia and helping to kill it off with the rise of Smartphones;--Tears of Ovid (talk) 03:39, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

http://s15.zetaboards.com/InfoGalactic/topic/10100289/1/#new

Main discussion page now created - Village Pump

Hi, I went ahead and created a main dicussion forum at Infogalactic:Village Pump for the community to discuss things and concerns in a centralized location and and allow for more organized discussions.

If possible I'd ask that an administrator ad a link to it from the main page or the toolbar where 'recent changes', 'random page', etc are available.--Tears of Ovid (talk) 16:12, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Some Wikipedia criticism forums worth looking at

In case anyone's interested, here's a few active websites dedicated to Wikipedia discussion and criticism. The staff at InfoGalactic might consider getting involved with the members there and seeing if anyone there is willing to collaborate:

There's also an older forum "Wikipedia Review", but it's mostly dead now.

--Tears of Ovid (talk) 00:57, 9 January 2017 (UTC)