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Adding templates: We should add some templates to mark articles for e.g. deletion. You can see the reason for the need for templates if you have a look at the article about Beau Jolly. You can find examples for that kind of templates in the original wiki (

Hmmm I'm not really sure what you mean... the Beau Jolly page is a harmless prank - at least I consider it so at this point. If and when the wiki gets bigger and to such a size that systematic patrolling is needed, then I think we can start putting some mechanisms into place... For now, just reading the changes and glancing at the pages is surely enough? Gryzor 14:07, 7 August 2006 (CEST)
I meant the template signs of Wikipedia to simply add warning, etc. Here is an direct example of some different marks: We don't need all signs, of course, but some to easily mark articles for deletion or for the need of an improvement would be nice (no automatic robots - just to mark the articles). --Octoate 14:24, 7 August 2006 (CEST)
Ah, that's interesting now... I'll have to see how to implement them - unless you got some idea? Gryzor 14:53, 7 August 2006 (CEST)
I think they can just be added with copy & paste!? --Octoate 15:06, 7 August 2006 (CEST)
I made a test with the Beau Jolly article. Unfortunately you can't do simple copy & paste because of all the internal links in the Wikipedia templates. Maybe someone can improve it. -- Prodatron 16:57, 7 August 2006 (CEST)
I would like to see templates for different categories of software e.g. games, demos, applications, like the information boxes one sees on Wikipedia for computer games - see Wikipedia's entry on Spindizzy as an example. The problem for me at the moment is that I don't know how to create complex tables and boxes in wiki markup at the moment! :-( Nich 17:31, 7 August 2006 (CEST)

More Fileformats should be added, so upload of PDF and ZIP-Files will be possible. I Think a lot of manuals and stuff is in PDF-Format or some Freeware / Shareware / Public Domain Programmes can be directly addes to the pages (Wanted to do that with the SOundtrakkr 128K). So its will be great if someone who reads something about a demo or programm also can download the DSK or whatever to run it on an emulator or cpc.

More file extensions allowed now. You can actually upload zip, rar (preferred due to better compression), pdf and mp3 (for all those tape conversions!). Nevertheless, can't a manual be copied as txt? Gryzor 09:00, 6 August 2006 (CEST)

Real names with the pseudonym? Shall we add the real names to the scene-informations as we know it? Maybe it's very helpfull to add the real name to remember the persons. So in my case i will add "Kangaroo MusiQue (Thorsten Norman Mitschele). What do you think about that? Kangaroo MusiQue of HJT 09:48, 5 August 2006 (CEST)

Well, absolutely, why not? I mean, there's nothing stopping you doing so anyway, and in general a real name would be welcome indeed, to go with the pseudonym... Maybe a photo too :)

Moving the search field a bit more to the top of the left menu will be nice, so its easier to search articles without scrolling around. Hope you can do that PLEAAAASE :-) Kangaroo MusiQue of HJT 09:36, 5 August 2006 (CEST)

That would be nice - I think it should be higher, too. The problem is, this has to do with the skin, and I'm not yet as comfortable with customising it... if someone knows how, please step forward! Gryzor 16:48, 5 August 2006 (CEST)

I think it would be nice to have a menu link to technical documentation and sourcecode (routine collection) on the left side. You then can put articles like 'Hardware scrolling' in this categories... --Octoate 15:14, 3 July 2006 (CDT)

That's a really good idea - it would be nice to be able to post source code here.... --ChaRleyTroniC 17:00, 3 July 2006 (CDT)
Indeed it's a nice idea, and I thought about it upon looking at the source code provided over at the Zone. Will add a link when I get back from work :) - Gryzor 22:35, 3 July 2006 (CDT)

Maybe its possible to make a list of all software-houses like Ocean, Alligata etc. Where we can add some nice informations about those companies?

You can actually add a link yourself. If you go into The Games section you can add a link about Software Houses and start adding. Maybe I will add it to the sidebar as well :) - Gryzor 22:35, 3 July 2006 (CDT)

Why does the crap keep getting posted at the bottom of the main page... bloody spammers! Executioner

Indeed... I have noticed your work (you always get to it faster than me!), and I really thank you for that. This is what you get for allowing posts without registering, but I think it's worth it continuing like this, at least for a while, and see how it goes... Thanks so much! Gryzor 02:16, 22 July 2006 (CDT)

Hi, if I add a JPG with the '|thumb' command, it doesn't show on the page (e.g. CPC Schneider International). What am I doing wrong? --Octoate 01:02, 5 August 2006 (CEST)

I also think, that the "thumb" feature is not working yet. -- Prodatron 03:18, 5 August 2006 (CEST)
I'm having troubles with the permissions on the server. The Wiki needs the image folder to be chmod'ed to 777, but some of the subfolders do not have full access yet. I'm trying to chmod all of them, but how do I make sure that the newly created ones will be 777? Gryzor 08:38, 5 August 2006 (CEST)
if you need help or Shell-Access on the server to do chmod -r comands on dirs, just give me a call and i will set it up for you. Kangaroo MusiQue of HJT 09:27, 5 August 2006 (CEST)
Problem solved indeed :) Gryzor 16:38, 5 August 2006 (CEST)

I think it will be a good idea to do localisation. So i can add or translate Pages into german, cause my english writing is not that good as needed for the wiki. I'll do my best, but hey.. there are a few users around wich cannot write nor read english, so it will be a help for them. What do you think about localisation? Kangaroo MusiQue of HJT 09:31, 5 August 2006 (CEST)

I would be a little bit afraid, that this could split up our forces, as it is a lot additional work. Maybe people would start writing only in their native languages. Better to have an article in bad english (which can be corrected by other people) than having it only in a "local" language (which can't be read by other people). But that's just my opinion. -- Prodatron 13:12, 5 August 2006 (CEST)
I have the same opinion like Prodatron. It's much more work and both Wikis will be different. You can see an example for that situation on the GP2X Wiki and this device has a much bigger userbase. I guess the most common language should be used, so we should write greek.... aehm... english ;-). --Octoate 15:57, 5 August 2006 (CEST)
I think this was discussed before... I'm not against content in other languages, but I'm worried this will lead to lots of content being in French, German or Spanish, hence for a limited audience. So I was thinking that maybe it should be allowed as long as an english translation is provided. In any case, maybe we can allow it with the provision that this will, eventually, be translated. But if we see that no translations are done, then maybe it shouldn't continue... Gryzor 16:38, 5 August 2006 (CEST)
i dont think its clever to do it that way so it will be better to have only english as main language. the problem also will be, that the content will move away in different languages, so information will be vailable in german but are not at the english page and so on. dont know how it can be handled to have everything with the same content in different languages