Can someone add a link to the Founder & Admin Forum:
I am talking about adding the link to the top of Special:Forum (Community Central Forum).
Special:Version lists Extension:DPLforum and "Forum" (Hyun Lim, Kyle Florence, Saipetch Kongkatong and Tomasz Odrobny). DPLforum is what is being used at Admin Central:Forum. I don't know what is being used on Special:Forum here. I assume it is the "Forum" software.
In some ways I prefer DPLforum because it uses the full edit toolbar with all the wikitext shortcuts. I prefer that because I can deal with complex questions about charts, and much more. Also, I always edit in source mode.
Since Wikia created "Forum" then Wikia can change it to do whatever Wikia wants with Special:Forum. Such as allowing a paragraph on the top of the forum hub.
I think the Admin Forums should be retired. They see very little traffic and Wikia does almost nothing to advertise them. I only look to help at the Admin Forums after I have looked at these forums. Lastly, about 90% of the questions asked at these forums are really admin questions.
As far as putting a link on Special:Forums, Timeshifter has basically revealed that it should support some MediaWiki: message page so you can add customized intro info for your new forums.
Can you give some specific examples? I never use the toolbar, so I don't know how not having it limits the editing capabilities.
Well the editing toolbar is generally there for those who aren't used to wiki-markup, such as tables or bold/italics. Those are relatively simple to pick up in my mind.
The ones I assume to be default (those enabled on central) include other inserts like galleries, external links, math tags, nowiki tags, file links (as opposed to embedding them), signatures and horizontal lines. External links, nowiki tags and embedding files might prove useful, but math tags and horizontal lines aren't going to be widely used for this particular style of discussion.
I can't see any mediawiki page relating to the editing toolbar here, nor do I believe there's one for the editing interface as I've seen CSS to remove certain buttons that aren't needed (signatures in mainspace for example). There are ways to add more in, such as w:c:kangaroo:Scope, but I'd probably just add a link to MediaWiki:Edittools as it's far easier to maintain.
Fandyllic. I am sure you use the editing toolbar at times in Admin Central:Forum threads. The editing toolbar in source mode is more extensive. See Help:Wikitext and click its edit button. It has complex wikitext and so only source mode is enabled. See Help:Managing Your Community for a page that opens in visual mode editing (assuming you have the visual editor enabled in preferences).
Nope, I use the markup that the toolbar might insert, but I never use the toolbar. I find it's just faster to type it, because I usually have to correct the markup toolbars make to get what I want. I have Visual editor turned off in my preferences and I wanted to kill myself back when I left it turned on just to see what users who used it were running into.
I have visual editor turned off also. I would leave it on if the source mode tab stayed on top by default. I find it easier and faster (for me at least) to use the editing toolbar at times. Especially for things like nowiki and noinclude tags. A table button (as on Wikipedia) would be nice too. I also tend to add bold and italics to stuff later rather than as I type, and so it is much faster for me to use the toolbar icons in that case.
Call me old-fashioned, but anything beyond the bare basics needed for discussion is pointless to me. I'm struggling to think of a situation tables might actually be needed to illustrate a point in discussion.
Cåm. Search for tables in the forum archives. There are many threads about tables.
What do you think?