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==Choosing a name==
 
==Choosing a name==
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===If wiki uses various names===
 
* What if the home link has one name and a different name appears in the welcome message?
 
* What if the home link has one name and a different name appears in the welcome message?
 
** Personally I think we should link to the home link, but it may be a judgement call, [[SpookyWiki]] seemed pretty straight forward to me.  That text could change anytime, but the FrontPage is always the same, unless there is a code change. [[User:MarkDilley|MarkDilley]]
 
** Personally I think we should link to the home link, but it may be a judgement call, [[SpookyWiki]] seemed pretty straight forward to me.  That text could change anytime, but the FrontPage is always the same, unless there is a code change. [[User:MarkDilley|MarkDilley]]
 
*** I agree [[User:TedErnst|TedErnst]]
 
*** I agree [[User:TedErnst|TedErnst]]
 
*** Yes, and I'd go with what makes for a more "specific" name if it's a toss up --[[User:Rathbone|Ray]] 23:42, 22 Jan 2006 (EST)
 
*** Yes, and I'd go with what makes for a more "specific" name if it's a toss up --[[User:Rathbone|Ray]] 23:42, 22 Jan 2006 (EST)
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===If no name apparent===
 
* What if there is no name?
 
* What if there is no name?
 
** [[AnUnnamedMoinMoinWiki]] is a problematic name.  See also: http://dunck.us/collab/FrontPage
 
** [[AnUnnamedMoinMoinWiki]] is a problematic name.  See also: http://dunck.us/collab/FrontPage
 
*** We could use the url instead. [[TedErnst]] | <small>[[User talk:TedErnst|talk]]</small> 11:44, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)
 
*** We could use the url instead. [[TedErnst]] | <small>[[User talk:TedErnst|talk]]</small> 11:44, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)
 
*** I agree, and in my humble opinion, some wiki's are not worth having in the system and can be deleted.  Of course we have to be a bit careful because sometimes an active wiki is offline for a short period of time, but there are a lot of wiki's that were no more than short lived experiments which are junking up our wiki. --[[Raymond King]] | <small>[[User talk:Rathbone|talk]]</small> 14:37, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)
 
*** I agree, and in my humble opinion, some wiki's are not worth having in the system and can be deleted.  Of course we have to be a bit careful because sometimes an active wiki is offline for a short period of time, but there are a lot of wiki's that were no more than short lived experiments which are junking up our wiki. --[[Raymond King]] | <small>[[User talk:Rathbone|talk]]</small> 14:37, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)
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==Name styles==
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All the exampleas are CamelCase, but it is not needed in MediaWiki. Is there a policy of using CamelCase for preference? [[User:Robin Patterson|robinp]] 14:14, 7 Feb 2006 (EST)

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Choosing a name

If wiki uses various names

  • What if the home link has one name and a different name appears in the welcome message?
    • Personally I think we should link to the home link, but it may be a judgement call, SpookyWiki seemed pretty straight forward to me. That text could change anytime, but the FrontPage is always the same, unless there is a code change. MarkDilley
      • I agree TedErnst
      • Yes, and I'd go with what makes for a more "specific" name if it's a toss up --Ray 23:42, 22 Jan 2006 (EST)

If no name apparent

  • What if there is no name?
    • AnUnnamedMoinMoinWiki is a problematic name. See also: http://dunck.us/collab/FrontPage
      • We could use the url instead. TedErnst | talk 11:44, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)
      • I agree, and in my humble opinion, some wiki's are not worth having in the system and can be deleted. Of course we have to be a bit careful because sometimes an active wiki is offline for a short period of time, but there are a lot of wiki's that were no more than short lived experiments which are junking up our wiki. --Raymond King | talk 14:37, 30 Jan 2006 (EST)

Name styles

All the exampleas are CamelCase, but it is not needed in MediaWiki. Is there a policy of using CamelCase for preference? robinp 14:14, 7 Feb 2006 (EST)