User talk:Nfoos

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For the time being, please use this page to contact me and ask any questions, make suggestions, etc., that may come up. Please feel free to use this page like crazy. Examples are provided for how to format this page for clarity. To edit this page click on "edit" in the top right, next to "read."

If you're looking for a beta test guide, it's here: Guide.

This is a question or discussion topic[edit]

Here is where I'm further explaining the topic.

This is a reply to the topic. Whenever you make an edit (start a topic or reply to a topic), make sure to sign your name like this: The Archivist (talk) 23:39, 28 October 2022 (UTC) (It's easy! Just type four tildes: ~~~~.)
Make sure to click "edit" so you can see what the code looks like. The Archivist (talk) 23:41, 28 October 2022 (UTC)
Or!! You can click on "add topic" next to "edit" up by the search bar. That's a more graphical interface to add a new topic/question/discussion. The Archivist (talk) 23:46, 28 October 2022 (UTC)

To-Do List[edit]

  • Fix time zone
    • wiki shows incorrect local time zones The Archivist (talk) 00:54, 1 August 2023 (UTC)
  • "stub pages" script
    • Add an automatic bit of text explaining that a page without any text is a stub and to invite the reader to edit the page. The Archivist (talk) 21:45, 14 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Add a "flag for copyright" feature
    • add a link to pages to flag the object for removal for copyright or other reasons. These flagged items will need to be reviewed by admin. The Archivist (talk) 21:47, 14 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Figure out how to speed up load time on the site
    • Maybe look into mediawiki extensions for caching The Archivist (talk) 12:41, 9 December 2022 (UTC)
  • Get count for books/objects on the wiki
    • Right now we have a counter for number of pages and files uploaded, but neither really represents how many actual books we have. There has to be a way to figure out those numbers. The Archivist (talk) 18:22, 7 January 2023 (UTC)
  • Create pages for select archives housed elsewhere
    • For example, a page called "Alchemy Journal" will be listed under the "Alchemy" category
    • That page will include a DIFFERENT template that will link to the journal archive on AJ's website
    • The Archivist (talk) 20:31, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
  • Add a practitioner directory
    • A simple listing of practitioners of healing, mediumship, etc in the greater Rochester area
    • The Archivist (talk) 13:02, 18 April 2023 (UTC)
  • Add a mystery school student directory
    • Users can add themselves to a directory aimed at connecting students of correspondence courses (AMORX, BOTA, etc)
    • The Archivist (talk) 13:02, 18 April 2023 (UTC)

Completed Tasks[edit]

  • Make site mobile-friendly/mobile version
    • After the issue with the infoboxes not resizing correctly was fixed, the site became much easier to use on a phone, but is not ideal. The Archivist (talk) 21:47, 18 November 2022 (UTC)
    • Site is now fully mobile friendly The Archivist (talk) 17:09, 1 December 2022 (UTC)
  • auto image resize in info boxes
    • The thumbnails of title pages in the info boxes to not automatically resize to fit the div they are in. Gotta fix this. The Archivist (talk) 15:46, 9 November 2022 (UTC)
    • Done! The Archivist (talk) 17:09, 1 December 2022 (UTC)
  • copyright: unknown category
    • If the copyright status is "unknown," add the item to a category page to make it easy to identify what needs to be researched. The Archivist (talk) 01:18, 14 November 2022 (UTC)
    • Done! Though each individual page needs to be updated (do a null edit) for the category to apply. The Archivist (talk) 17:09, 1 December 2022 (UTC)
  • Create a "featured object submission" form
    • A form that can be used to submit write-ups for the featured object chunk of the site. Ideally present on the wiki, but maybe a google form. The Archivist (talk) 17:07, 1 December 2022 (UTC)
    • Created a Google Form for now. Keep this open and research better options. The Archivist (talk) 19:04, 2 December 2022 (UTC)
  • Make Links page two columns
    • Either the whole page or section by section The Archivist (talk) 00:58, 15 November 2022 (UTC)
    • All set. Functionality is there, but it will be a little while before it looks good. The Archivist (talk) 22:22, 24 December 2022 (UTC)
  • Make new template for copyrighted material
    • Use it to create a research page for material NOT in the public domain
    • Item is not available for download
    • Include ISBN, publishing info, etc.
    • Maybe link to places to buy it
    • The Archivist (talk) 20:31, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
      • Standard book infobox template has been updated to include information for both digital and physical objects.
      • Only objects held digitally or physically will be added to this website, meaning that material is either in the public domain (held digitally) or it is not (held physically). Honestly, I think I was making this a bigger deal in my brain than it needed to be in real life.
      • ONE template can be used to catalogue a variety of types of objects and it will be revisited and updated periodically to ensure this remains the case.
      • The Archivist (talk) 16:32, 28 February 2023 (UTC)
  • Add Google Analytics
    • Add a Google Analytics tag to this website to track use and traffic (honestly just for fun. No ads!)
    • The Archivist (talk) 20:10, 25 January 2023 (UTC)
      • All done! It was incredibly easy once I finally figured it out :-P The Archivist (talk) 22:57, 4 March 2023 (UTC)