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Christophe! Nice to see you here. :-)

Also, very nice to have our first multilingual wiki person! Best, MarkDilley

Hi Mark and thanks. This WikiIndex is a very good initiative. I'll try to make my best to bring french wiki-people -- Christophe

Yea!! :-) MarkDilley



Christophe, we're doing caricatures for wiki people we know and would be very happy to do one for you if you wish. Just upload or send me a pic and I'll have it done --Raymond King | talk 03:09, 4 Feb 2006 (EST)

Neat idea. I don't really feel at ease in publishing photos in wikis. Could you do something with that? Have a nice week-end - xtof


Ouvrir une Category: FrenchTranslation

Help - en Francais[edit]

Awesome that you've added French help, THANKS! --Raymond King | talk 18:51, 9 Feb 2006 (EST)

Is it ok raymond to create a category: Aide? Thanks to let me know. - xtof 19:37, 9 Feb 2006 (EST)
Sure, I think that means help in French, right? --Raymond King | talk 21:04, 9 Feb 2006 (EST)


Love the front page of yours! see my thoughts from earlier at Category:Spanish - would that help organize language based content? Best, MarkDilley | talk

Hi Mark. Trying to follow on Category: French. Think it could be complex to multiply the categories language. How about using redirection? I mean but still not sure for our future french and other languages sub-community...

  • create [[:Category: Français]]
  • redirect [[:Category: Français]] to Category: French

We could also invite people to tag articles with some tags I just found on Yellowikis:

  • [[:category: العربية]]
  • [[:category: Česká]]
  • [[:category: Dansk]]
  • [[:category: Deutsch]]
  • [[:category: Español]]
  • [[:category: Français]]
  • [[:category: Italiano]]
  • [[:category: Magyar]]
  • [[:category: Nederlands]]
  • [[:category: 日本語]]
  • [[:category: Polski]]
  • [[:category: Português]]
  • [[:category: Româna]]
  • [[:category: Русский]]
  • [[:category: Suomi]]
  • [[:category: Svenska]]
  • [[:category: ไทย]]
  • [[:category: Українська]]
  • [[:category: 中文]]
  • [[:category: 繁體中文]]

To be completed. But for the moment, I see two main problems:

  • the ability for people to type some characters
  • the ability to understand all these languages

Should we build a table in order to ease redirections via a simple copy/paste extracted from a page like LanguageTagTable or something like that? Really need your guidelines ;) -- Christophe Ducamp | talk 05:24, 14 Feb 2006 (EST)

Like some of your ideas above, but I was thinking sorta reverse:
But I am not sure about the language stuff! It can get overwhelming real quick! :-) MarkDilley | talk
Mark, I just tried the redirection mentioned... But reverted it because I felt completely lost ! Agree with you on the fact it could get overwhelming ... Still confused about the language base content. Not sure it's a simple way :-) Christophe Ducamp | talk 12:16, 14 Feb 2006 (EST)


I see you picked right up on that! you might use the template:inactive, i think it's a bit easier?

Yes, for the future of defunct, it could be easier ? Just made first tests ! it works. Defunct is a huge category to move ;) -- xtof

yes, there are something like 200 inactives and 100 defuncts, but many overlap, so maybe only 250 in total :-)

ok. let's go ! I will begin by the end Z,Y,X, etc.. and one day we could meet :-) - xtof.

great idea :-)

You're technique for inactive wikis and mine are different:

Christophe example


{|cellpadding=5 border=0 align=right
{|cellpadding=3 align=right border=5

{|class=infobox cellpadding=3 style="width:23em; font-size:95%"
|[ WafelWorldWiki]


Ray example

{{Inactive |
wiki_name = BorlandDelphiWiki |
wiki_URL =
Not Found

The reason I'm using the template this way is because we will later have the option to change the template to make a global change. Or do you have a reason that I'm not aware of? --Raymond King | talk 23:07, 15 Feb 2006 (EST)

Hi raymon. no reason at all to use the old template. I did not invent the previous one (this wiki-syntax if still too much complicated imho...). Just tested the new inactive template on ZaurusWiki to achieve Z inactive letter. Nice. Will follow-up soon to review Y,X,W and so on. Thanks for your new suggestion. Seems much more simple to use. I have to work now :-( Christophe Ducamp | talk 05:50, 16 Feb 2006 (EST)
Super, thanks :-) --Raymond King | talk 13:34, 16 Feb 2006 (EST)
I realize where the confusion was and I've tried to be more specific in defining "template" separately from "boilerplate text" so we don't get confused again. My apologies --Raymond King | talk 03:52, 17 Feb 2006 (EST)
Thanks. Just discovering through an update of portail communauté the difference between "template" and "boilerplate". Still not found the right words in french... For the moment, I've translated template with "gabarit". Should we suggest french people to use template:Wiki boilerplate. For me (New Template) is still confusing... on Community Portal. Hé Raymond, may be you could sleep sometime ;) Christophe Ducamp | talk 04:06, 17 Feb 2006 (EST)

Salut vielle branche, dis-donc tu te bouges!-) OlivierAuber 08:32, 25 Feb 2006 (EST)

J'aimerais réattaquer le projet WikiNodes pour la Category:FêteInternet -- Christophe Ducamp | talk 09:06, 25 Feb 2006 (EST)

definition of inactive[edit]

I noticed you asked about a spam-filled wiki and changing to inactive. I think the idea is that NeedsLove covers spam-filled as long as the engine itself still works. Inactive is only if the site isn't there anymore, or isn't a wiki anymore. TedErnst | talk 14:18, 25 Feb 2006 (EST)

Thanks Ted - Christophe Ducamp | talk 18:45, 25 Feb 2006 (EST)

move function[edit]

Do you know about it? Near the top to the right of the "edit" button is "move". You can use that to rename pages and preserve their edit history. TedErnst | talk 16:43, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Merci Ted. Great for any future translation/structure migration : Category:FrenchTranslation and pages contained in Category:Aide should move with prefixing WikiIndex:... ? A lot of work this week. Should come back here probably next week to help on translation/synchronization Christophe Ducamp | talk 05:21, 10 May 2006 (EDT)
Yes, those categories look good. I'm still not clear myself on naming scheme for meta pages. Do you have opinions on this? The WikiIndex namespace seems to make sense, though there's also a Help namespace. I'm not sure how to know which pages go in which namespace. TedErnst | talk 12:14, 10 May 2006 (EDT)

I think we can use whatever namespace we want (within a limit of 150) - so whatever it is, we can hardwire it into this MediaWiki. MarkDilley