Bunsen wrote:My dream page would be a table of all models, with all specs. And you can click on each table heading to sort the table by that spec ie by CPU, by RAM type, by expansion slots, etc.
I know (from Wikipedia) that wikis can do tables, but can anyone tell me if the above is possible?
ChristTrekker wrote:*Any firm policies on what can/can't/should/shouldn't be included?
ChristTrekker wrote:*Isn't prefacing model articles with "Macintosh" a bit superfluous? It's of no aid at all to sorting, and it's not like Apple has had so many product lines that anyone with even a casual familiarity can't tell them apart.
ChristTrekker wrote:*I'll start working on some templates when I feel ambitious again. I'm still a little deflated from the loss of the MLAgazine wiki.
ChristTrekker wrote:*Do we have support for parser functions? All the cool template stuff requires parser functions.
It hasn't been decided yet. Start a new thread about it and see what people think
Patrickool93 wrote:I made a page for the Centris 650
~tl wrote:That's really open for discussion. However, as I said in the first post I think we should keep it strictly technical. Peoples stories about their own Macs for either their own talk pages (and subpages thereof) or the forums. MLAgazine was headed in the direction of being just a bunch of stories collated. I'd like this to be written in a unified way.
~tl wrote:Possibly, but it seems like the correct way to do it. I debated with myself over this one quite a bit to be honest. In the end I decided it would be best to have the actual articles at "Macintosh Model" and then have the simpler "Model" pages redirecting to them.
~tl wrote:Cheers, yeah MLAgazine was a bit of a loss! Although it was only just getting started, a few people had put a lot of effort into it.
~tl wrote:Um, to be honest, I don't know! How could I tell? If we don't then I'm sure they can be enabled.
ChristTrekker wrote:~tl wrote:Um, to be honest, I don't know! How could I tell? If we don't then I'm sure they can be enabled.
I have no idea; I've never been admin for a wiki before. From what I've read at the Traxus Project, I'm pretty sure it's an add-in module for Mediawiki. Evidently MW is extensible that way. IMO, includeonly/noinclude blocks and ParserFunctions are the two most valuable add-ons we use, to start with. Creating useful (i.e. anything beyond simple boilerplate text) templates is hobbled without them.
Bunsen wrote:In case my description was a little vague, I'm imagining a page much like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... ng_systems.
IE: model name column down the left, then columns for CPU, Bus speed, slot type, RAM type/min/max etc.
And not to take over the purpose of every single page on the wiki, with detailed info on each model. More as a handy page where folks can say, "OK, I have a Comm Slot II modem, what machines does it go in?" <click> Sort by slot type.
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