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two things620:33, 26 October 2011
OccupyPortlandWiki012:13, 20 October 2011

two things

  1. don't think it is a good wiki convention to confuse external links with internal wiki links.
  2. don't think it is a good idea to immediately send people to other websites.

your thoughts?

14:40, 2 October 2011

I have to admit to lapsing into more traditional approaches to web linking. Particularly with prominently placed items like the site notice. The little wikified external link icon only adds to visual noise, from my perspective. Wondering if we could come to some sort of acceptable mid-point by replacing the external links with their respective graphical icons?

WikiMaster (talk)14:56, 2 October 2011

That would be fine for twitter and facebook - and I think that we don't need the links to occupy portland or wallstreet - they are noise and can be found on the occupy portland page.

15:01, 2 October 2011
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Sounds good. I'll put up the icons for fb & t, and leave to your discretion on how to link the op & ows websites. My personal preference is with the non-wikified links, but will not revert if you change them to wiki links.

15:07, 2 October 2011

The current sitenotice is a little long. Can we shorten it? I agree that Occupy Portland is a big enough deal to be an exception to the sitenotice's usual purpose of internal PortlandWiki announcements, but I don't think we need to go overboard with it when we have a page set aside for going into detail. Would this be appropriate?

The occupation of Portland will begin at 12PM this Thursday at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
If you are one of the 99%, please join us.

Short and sweet, with intriguing language that will interest people into clicking to the Occupy Portland page for more information.

On the Occupy Portland page, we could very prominently put all the external links up at the top of the page (Twitter, Facebook, OP site, etc). Thoughts?

kotra (talk)21:01, 3 October 2011

Sounds good, do it! :-)

22:07, 3 October 2011
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I think "Welcome to OccupyPortlandWiki" will confuse people... to me it means that this is a wiki called "OccupyPortlandWiki", instead of PortlandWiki with a section of pages about Occupy Portland. So I changed it to "Welcome, Occupiers", which I think addresses the confusion issue but still intrigues anyone who's unfamiliar with Occupy Portland to click through "Occupiers" to learn what it's about. But maybe a different wording entirely would be better?

kotra (talk)12:13, 20 October 2011