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stencilBOY.de is in the business of manufacturing and selling top quality stencils. Our stencils are made from reusable and durable PET plastic stencil material.The range of our stencil products is very extensive and includes custom stencils, interlocking stencils, alphabet and number stencils, [http://www.stencilboy.de/en parking lot stencils], cake stencils, cappuccino/coffee stencils and wall stencils. Our customers range from government, universities and sports clubs to small business and home decorators.We maintain a large stock to ensure that your order is shipped quickly.
== Structure of the Welcome page ==
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Basically people coming here come mostly to find wikis. The first block should then be the category list then optionaly the wiki of the day then optionaly  the user list.
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The current structure is just adding a unecessary step. [[User:193.164.156.10|193.164.156.10]] 08:47, 4 February 2008 (EST)
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I agree. I have to scroll down three pages to get to the meat of the welcome page. My first visit was nearly my last as I couldn't see a way to navigate the site. --[[User:St3f|St3f]] 11:18, 7 March 2008 (EST)
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=== Wiki of the day ===
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You need a wiki of the day, or a wiki of the week! [[User:194.80.21.10|194.80.21.10]] 06:58, 19 June 2006 (EDT)
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: Yes, one per week would probably be more manageable for us to start.  Would be great if we had a way to invite the community to participate also, then we could get up to one/day --[[Raymond King]] | <small>[[User talk:Ray King|talk]]</small> 12:47, 19 June 2006 (EDT)
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Ok.
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=== User list ===
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List currently on [[Template:Recent visitors]] could get rather long, so maybe have a separate page for it? [[User:Robin Patterson|Robin Patterson]] 22:32, 1 June 2006 (EDT)
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== Colors ==
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I seem to have messed up the colors.  Can someone fix it?  Thanks! [[TedErnst]] | <small>[[User talk:TedErnst|talk]]</small> 19:04, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
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== News ==
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Mark, you were envisioning the photo news-item staying in the middle while Ray was envisioning all news entering on the left and moving to the right.  Any futher thoughts after my mess-creation today?  What about news that needs to be "sticky" like the WikiSym notice?  [[TedErnst]] | <small>[[User talk:TedErnst|talk]]</small> 19:04, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
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:''Yeah, I am not sold on the "blogging" flow on the front page of left to right.  I wonder if having a more constantly image update in the middle surrounded by sticky articles and plain text articles would be more "exciting" (well, ya know, as exciting as text on a wiki can get!).''  [[MarkDilley]]
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Okay, no problem.  So of what we have there right now, we can put the image back in the middle.  Then we have WikiSym, the front-page re-org asking for help and that peer to peer thing.  I can do the work to move around again.  What would you suggest (or just do it, obviously)? [[TedErnst]] | <small>[[User talk:TedErnst|talk]]</small> 12:40, 15 June 2006 (EDT)
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:I am just talking out loud, do you want to let it settle for a day or two? [[MarkDilley]]
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:: My thought on the "left-right" flow is that if the picture moves from panel to panel, since it is recognizable, it shows more "activity" for the casual user. --[[Raymond King]] | <small>[[User talk:Ray King|talk]]</small> 12:46, 19 June 2006 (EDT)
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Sure thing. [[TedErnst]] | <small>[[User talk:TedErnst|talk]]</small> 15:32, 15 June 2006 (EDT)......
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== Protecting ==
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You could protect the page to "Block unregistered users" so that we won't have any anonymous IP jerkoff vandals.
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== The Future of WikiIndex? ==
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The Welcome page includes the RecentChanges.info section and "The Future of WikiIndex and this (we)blog" blog entry, but it doesn't seem clear to me where people are supposed to reply to the request "Would you like to help?" --[[User:EarthFurst|EarthFurst]] 12:44, 26 July 2007 (EDT)
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== Captcha ==
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Annoyed by the Captcha? Sure! Login to avoid it? I am logged in - and I get it anyway! - Is this a bug or a feature? Either this behaviour or this note on the welcome page should be fixed, I think.--[[User:Speckmade|Speckmade]] 00:22, 15 November 2007 (EST)
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:I'm not exactly sure how it works, but I think you might still be getting it because you haven't hit some arbitrary number of edits to where MediaWiki will no longer consider you "newly registered". Or are you doing more than just simple page editing (i.e.: moving pages or uploading files) because in those cases, I think anybody but an admin will have to go through a CAPTCHA to prevent spammers and vandals biding their time and pretending to play nice for a few days until they're no longer "newly registered". &mdash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Kristen ITC, Comic Sans MS;">[[User:Sean Fennel]][[User talk:Sean Fennel|@]]</span> 22:49, 15 November 2007 (EST)
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: At first, the system would present me with a captcha every time I added a new link - or at least that's what it said. After I was made a sysop, this has ceased. Of course, I can't be sure that the two events were related. [[Felix Pleşoianu]] | <small>[[User talk:Felix|talk]]</small> 07:26, 16 November 2007 (EST)
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::Its a bug. No doubt about it. [[User:Elassint|Elassint]] 22:54, 17 November 2007 (EST)
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== How many wikis is too many? ==
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Currently, only 647 out of 5500 [[:Category:Wikia|Wikia]] sites are listed here. Would listing them all be regarded as spam, or is this acceptable? [[User:Angela|Angela]] 21:40, 12 March 2008 (EDT)
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:It's acceptable but much work. Start this task, if you want to do so. :) Best regards --[[Wolf Peuker|Wolf]] | <small>[[User talk:Peu|talk]]</small> 07:13, 13 March 2008 (EDT)
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: ''Angela, I think it would be fabulous!  But agree with Wolf about the much work :-)  We are trying to get [[WikiIndex:WikiProject:Wikis to Add|Wikis to Add]] done! Best, [[MarkDilley]] ''
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::Given that Angela, is is one of the co-founders of Wikia, then I think that she could probably pull in support from Wikia staff and get Wikia wikis added into [[:Category:Wikia]] fairly soon after they are set up. Or maybe Wikia and WikiIndex can work together to make some sort of WikiaBot that grabs the basic information from Wikia and then posts it on WikiIndex.
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::But as that there are over 4,000 Wikia wikis to add to WikiIndex, I would be inclined to suggest that Wikia gets a bot to put out a system message to their wiki admins that do not yet have a page here. Poking admins may encourage many of them to set up their own WikiIndex pages. And if the wiki founder (or a wiki staff member) sets up the page here, they are probably more likely to come back and update it.
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::Given that Wikia wikis all have a couple of things in common, maybe Wikia wiki editors could be targeted with boilerplate text that already has the correct edit mode, wiki software and [[:Category:Wikia]] added to it. [[User:David Shepheard|David Shepheard]] 08:06, 24 May 2009 (EDT)
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==Compliments==
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WikiIndex is coming along nicely. I'm a little obsessive, and like the way WI is well organized, clean and neat. Best wishes. —[[User:Dishiwiki|Dishiwiki]] 04:03, 17 October 2008 (EDT)
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== Cite? ==
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No cite extension? (<nowiki><ref>...</ref></nowiki>) [[User:Theresa Wilson|Theresa Wilson]] 00:50, 11 June 2009 (EDT)
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== Where should I highlight a wiki collaboration project? ==
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I have, together with some others, put together a proposal for a wiki Q&A site called '''[http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/13716/wikispeedia WikiSpeedia]'''. The goal is to provide help and community for experts and moderators across a variety of wiki platforms.
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I think this could be of great benefit to MediaWiki user's and other people with a passion for sharing information, whether publically or behind company firewalls. Here's my question: where can I highlight this where it will be effective but not draw disapproval? Note: there's no money involved so there is nothing to sell except a free exchange of information. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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--[[User:Mark Robinson|Mark Robinson]] 23:48, 5 November 2010 (PDT)
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:A good question, to which I do not have an answer. I think I'll repost this at the Community Portal. --[[User:MarvelZuvembie|MarvelZuvembie]] 11:34, 6 November 2010 (PDT)
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:: MarvelZuvembie - thank you very much! --[[User:Mark Robinson|Mark Robinson]] 04:12, 7 November 2010 (PST)
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== Your logo should change ==
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I always loose this site because I think it's called 'wikikeys'. --[[User:Dan Bolser|Dan Bolser]] 13:32, 11 April 2011 (PDT)
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== Update ==
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Please update your MediaWiki version and install SMW/SF. k. thx. bi --[[User:Dan Bolser|Dan Bolser]] 13:41, 11 April 2011 (PDT)
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== Collaborative merge suggested ==
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A merge was suggested, hope you will go to [[Category talk:Collaborative]] and post an opinion. --[[User:EarthFurst|EarthFurst]] 12:25, 11 December 2011 (PST)
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This is a very good website! :D BOOBS
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== anon edited Template:Wiki dead ==
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Anon [http://wikiindex.org/index.php?title=Template:Wiki_dead&diff=next&oldid=84491 186.30.135.229 edited Template:Wiki_dead]. I'm not sure if it is an improvement or not. --[[User:EarthFurst|EarthFurst]] 14:21, 11 December 2011 (PST)
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: I have often wanted to just leave a note saying to change the template from '''Wiki''' to '''Inactive'''  ~~ [[MarkDilley]]
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== Locations ==
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Hi, I don't have access to the Welome page, so was wondering if someone could add "Category:Australia and Oceania" to the location list? --[[User:Thedugganaut|thedugganaut]] ([[User talk:Thedugganaut|talk]]) 15:10, 31 August 2012 (PDT)
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:[[:Category:Oceania]] isn't yet a valid category, but I added [[:Category:Australia]], [[:Category:New Zealand]], and [[:Category:India]] for you.  Any other improvments or additions you can suggest? [[User:Hoof Hearted|Hoof Hearted]] • <small>[[User talk:Hoof Hearted|talk2HH]]</small> 16:49, 31 August 2012 (PDT)
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There is an existing [[:Category:Australia_and_Oceania]] already, but I think having NZ and Australia on the front page seperately is even better. Thanks! --[[User:Thedugganaut|thedugganaut]] ([[User talk:Thedugganaut|talk]]) 23:30, 31 August 2012 (PDT)
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== New look, and wiki news ==
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I like the new look, particularly pulling the welcome languages above the text boxes.  However, [[WikiOhana]] - that is a dead wiki, so is it wise to have that on the main page?
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And can I propose (or be advised of) a [[WikiNews]] section for the main page.  My thoughts on this ... there is some major re-shuffling of travel related wikis, which involve mergers and forks, disgruntled admins, Internet Brands Inc, and Wikimedia Foundation.  I think these kinds of wiki-waves are probably worthy of being on our main page.  [[User:Hoof Hearted|Hoof Hearted]] • <small>[[User talk:Hoof Hearted|talk2HH]]</small> 14:46, 3 October 2012 (PDT)
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:Love the idea of WikiNews... we have RecentChanges.info that I would like to resurrect for wiki news, until then, manually on the wiki is an awesome idea!  Best, [[MarkDilley]]
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::I've looked at [[:Category:RecentChanges.info]] - unfortunately, the URL it is referring to is effectively dead, and all its articles are long out of date.  I honestly don't think we ought to be including dead or stale info on our 'front door'.  I also checked out {{tl|WikiSpotlight}} (and tidied it a little), and whilst I agree that might be a good platform, I again feel that it has too much outdated info to be used on our main page.  How do you propose we move forward on this?  [[User:Hoof Hearted|Hoof Hearted]] • <small>[[User talk:Hoof Hearted|talk2HH]]</small> 10:16, 5 October 2012 (PDT)
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==Favicons==
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Along with the logos, is it all at possible to add in the [[:mw:Extension:IconLink|Iconlink extension]]?  Thanks!  09:15, 5 October 2012 (PDT)
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:I've added the suggestion to [[WikiIndex:Upgrades needed]], where we will hopefully discuss in the near future.  BTW, we don't currently have a Favicon . . . do we need to create one, or does this extension do it for us?  [[User:Hoof Hearted|Hoof Hearted]] • <small>[[User talk:Hoof Hearted|talk2HH]]</small> 10:57, 5 October 2012 (PDT)
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::Thanks!
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::You would have to supply your own, otherwise it'll just show the link.
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[[User:Nazeo|♥★♦]] ([[User talk:Nazeo|talk]]) 13:59, 5 October 2012 (PDT)
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== Post sth about this on the main page ==
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[[Wiki Community]]
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I just created this as a way of helping membership and cooperation between wikis through link and possibly banner exchanges.  [[User:Inquisitor Ehrenstein|Inquisitor Ehrenstein]] ([[User talk:Inquisitor Ehrenstein|talk]]) 08:28, 7 December 2012 (PST)
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== User rename request ==
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Hi there~ is there someplace I can request a user rename (Momiji -> Mamizou). Thanks~!  [[User:Momiji|Momiji]] ([[User talk:Momiji|talk]]) 00:56, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
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: [[Category talk:Active administrators of this wiki]] --[[YiFei]] | <small>[[User talk:Zhuyifei1999|talk]]</small> 04:27, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
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:: Done. Best, [[MarkDilley]]
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:::Thanks!  [[User:Mamizou|Momiji]] ([[User talk:Mamizou|talk]]) 16:32, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
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stencilBOY.de is in the business of manufacturing and selling top quality stencils. Our stencils are made from reusable and durable PET plastic stencil material.The range of our stencil products is very extensive and includes custom stencils, interlocking stencils, alphabet and number stencils, parking lot stencils, cake stencils, cappuccino/coffee stencils and wall stencils. Our customers range from government, universities and sports clubs to small business and home decorators.We maintain a large stock to ensure that your order is shipped quickly.