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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)
so i now have moved the search field for the "monobook" template a bit up :) TO THE TOP :-D and leaved the searchfield at the bottom also. If you want, i can delete the search-field at the bottom later, to get things a bit thinner. Kangaroo MusiQue of HJT 16:10, 14 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)
THIS IS NOT!! working
I have tried to upload a PDFand a ZIP. Both doesn't work. Please check that and correct it Kangaroo MusiQue of HJT 22:53, 9 August 2006 (CEST)

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)
I added the template for the game info boxes (Template:Infobox CVG), but currently the "parser functions" like #if: don't seem to work. --Octoate 18:44, 7 August 2006 (CEST)
Ok, I found the page which explains the installation of the "ParserFunctions" extension. It have to be installed to get the template working: --Octoate 18:51, 7 August 2006 (CEST)
Mmmm just installed it -at least the relevant files. But, how about this line:
require_once( "$IP/extensions/ParserFunctions/ParserFunctions.php" );
it says it has to go to the end of LocalSettings.php. But if I do place it there (before the closing tag), it breaks the whole wiki... darn. Will try to look into it. Gryzor 20:32, 7 August 2006 (CEST)


Today I wanted to add some formulas (very simple!) to describe the mathmatic background of a routine. Are <math> Tags supported? --Octoate 21:18, 9 August 2006 (CEST)

Which article did you edit? Can you try emailing me? You have not verified your email address and I can't send you an email... Gryzor 10:06, 10 August 2006 (CEST)


when tryig to add a PNG-File, there occurs an error saying that the png is not correct. Can you please check if PNG is enabled in the wiki configuration. Thank you Kangaroo MusiQue of HJT 21:21, 9 August 2006 (CEST)

Will look into it, I thought i had it fixed... Gryzor 10:06, 10 August 2006 (CEST)
Darn... I can't get it to work! what has to be done is add this line to LocalSettings.php: $wgFileExtensions = array( 'png', 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'ogg','doc','xls','ppt','mp3','pdf' ); listing all the extensions you need... well, I changed LocalSettings.php and also changed DefaultSettings.php (though not advisable), extensions are not blacklisted but it still won't work !! ARGH!!!! Gryzor 08:47, 11 August 2006 (CEST)

Main page:

Yesterday, Kanga and me thought about how to do a good entry point for the articles of the Wiki and came to the conclusion that the main page wastes too much space and the sidebar gets too big. If it is ok, I will think about a new design of the main page during the weekend and maybe prepare a first design under in the "Loose Lemmas" article. --Octoate 10:09, 11 August 2006 (CEST)

Basically, I was thinking of creating text boxes on the main page. That was my intention right from the beginning, and I thought I'd do it once there's enough stuff. I'm not too sure about how to shorten the sidebar, though... Gryzor 22:08, 11 August 2006 (CEST)
Just dont add the whole CPC Models again :-) summarize the stuff in "CPC-Models" and you won 4-Lines in the Side.Bar Kangaroo MusiQue of HJT 22:20, 11 August 2006 (CEST)
Well, I know you're somewhat right, but I'd like to hope that by having them there would motivate someone to write something extensive on a single model... later on maybe I'll pull it in (probably two entries: CPC and CPC+/GX4000)... By the way, I've managed to tidy up the Sidebar a bit. Gryzor 07:12, 12 August 2006 (CEST)
Seems, that we can be happy if someones writes an article for at least one model of the old generation CPCs ;-) As the hardware is nearly the same between the first 3 models, I think one article should be enough. I modified the sidebar a little bit and changed the font size of the "mono book" skin back to its correct size of 127%. -- Prodatron 18:47, 12 August 2006 (CEST)

I think we shouldn't copy the links in the sidebar on the main page. What's about sections like:

  • Welcome/Description
  • CPC scene news
  • CPCWiki related news
  • new articles (larger ones)
  • additional important links not listed in the sidebar

-- Prodatron 17:55, 13 August 2006 (CEST)

Scene news would be very cool... Just talking with Eliot that there are still releases that keep quite unknown. This is because we still don´t have a point were really all CPC news are collected and available. The CPCwiki could become this point I think... --Villain 22:01, 14 August 2006 (CEST)

I dont know if people want it to get a "CPC Scene Wiki" :-) but i love to add more informations about scene members of the CPC but someone means that "not hard facts" are only on the discussion page welcomed.. GRRR.. maybe i shall start a CPC-Scene-Wiki with some Klatsch & tratsch sections :-)
If we already announce upcoming CPC parties it wouldn´t be bad to integrate all the other news, too. Just my point of view of course... ;-) --Villain 22:46, 14 August 2006 (CEST)

I had a few minutes, so I did this little logo for the wiki. Feel free to use it (or not). - Grim/Arkos

Very nice!
Hello mate, thanks for your effort! I'm afraid it's a bit too busy, lacking a bit in coherence... I know mine is not very much cpc-related, so if you can improve yours... Cheers! Gryzor 22:08, 11 August 2006 (CEST)

Talk page format

Could we please stay with this usual format for talk pages? It is used in all the other Wikis, and as you see, there is a "+" function, which supports this format, too. Every new entry is placed at the end, not at the top. It is also more easy to jump into a section to continue the discussion there. Time by time the contributes can be moved into the archive. -- Prodatron 18:19, 12 August 2006 (CEST)


While there are such few categories by now we should decide whether they should be in singular or plural now. -- Ythcal 14:08, 13 August 2006 (CEST)

Languages and countries

Please remember: Languages and countries are written upper-case in English (eg. Germany, French)! -- Ythcal 17:24, 14 August 2006 (CEST)


Do very small "stubs" make sense? I think not, as it's just disappointing to watch them. I tried to extend a lot of stubs, but again people are inserting useless 3 word entries - have a look at "short pages". It shouldn't be the goal to have as many senseless 3 word articles as possible but to create interesting information. What do you think?

I think its necessarry to have such ages to have things in mind and to have a chance that someone can re-edit the page in knowing, its being there, instead of not remembering things. Sometimes it is very helpfull for me to find a short description about a group, a module or something and if i remember more i'll write it down.