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Formatting[edit]

I think that discussions here should be formated like any wiki-discussion; with an indented comment. I know not everyone agrees (Dmilewski already stated otherwise), and so I think this should be put to the vote.

I have to agree that the line delimited text is easier to read, especially when comments can involve multiple paragraphs. –Cúthalion (talk) 20:27, 6 May 2007 (MDT)
Formatting for Discussions
Wiki-Like With lines (----) seperating each comment
  1. Green Dragon
  1. Aarnott
  2. Blue Dragon
  3. Cúthalion (talk)
  4. Sledged: the difference is warranted in that talk pages can contain several different topics of discourse. Discussions here differ in that each subject has it's own a page (or at least they should). Also, the use of <dd>s (which is what ":"s translate to in HTML) for indentation actually abuse of the original intent for styling purposes.
It has been settled, then (4-1, running for over a week). All discussions will now be formatted with lines separating them, instead of with dds. — Blue Dragon (talk) 20:32, 10 May 2007 (MDT)

Okay... I really cannot stand the current formatting, so I have another idea... How about we make no indentations (like it presently is) but instead of dividing comments with ---- we use l3 or l4 headers with the posters username in the header. An example of the current one can be found almost anywhere, whereas my idea can be found at Discussion:What happens when a wizard takes VoP?. --Green Dragon 00:24, 1 June 2007 (MDT)

I can run with that. --Dmilewski 04:38, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
I could walk with that, but my running isn't great. — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:48, 5 June 2007 (MDT)

Turning it into a forum[edit]

Wiki is awesome and all, but there is a time and a place for different styles of editing. I propose a few different options to change our discussion pages.

  1. Add a forum to the server (phpbb -- I can help whoever installs it). Make it be at dandwiki.com/forum.
    Addendum: non-phpBB forum. —Sledged (talk) 22:38, 31 January 2008 (MST)
  2. Add a page that will allow you to enter a comment and include quotes --> it will format it for you (I could program this in php).
  3. Have a template for discussion comments ie:
{{Discussion_Comment
|user=Aarnott
|date=~~~~~
|comment=Blah blah...
}}

The third option would at least encourage people not to use average wiki syntax for discussions. We could also have a quote template:

{{Discussion_Quote
|user=Green Dragon
|text=Put more spaces before those "Back to" footers!
}}

I assume wiki can nest templates right?

Anyways, let me know what you guys think... --Aarnott 17:17, 10 January 2008 (MST)

I say #1: a phpbb forum. —Sledged (talk) 20:00, 31 January 2008 (MST)
phpbb is not an option. The security on phpbb is horrid—Blue Dragon stated that he will not allow this on this server. Sorry. Maybe we should look into other forums if we want to consider that option. --Green Dragon 22:20, 31 January 2008 (MST)
From the end-user point of view, I'm not so concerned with what forum software is used. There's a lot from which to choose, even if you limit the selection to open source software. —Sledged (talk) 22:38, 31 January 2008 (MST)
I am all for a template. --Green Dragon 00:01, 13 February 2008 (MST)

Why can I not see any of the discussions?[edit]

I even changed computers and accounts, and I can't see any of the discussions (which means it's a problem on your end). ?

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