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== Ongoing discussions ==
 
== Ongoing discussions ==
=== Featured article wanted ===
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===Images===
It may be time to change our featured article. Any ideas? See the [[SeattleWiki:Featured articles wanted|Featured articles wanted]] page!
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#[[Special:Upload]] has a dead link to an image use policy. In particular, I was trying to look up the licensing situation for images. There are certainly over 1,000 (maybe over 2,000) Seattle images I've released under GFDL on Wikimedia Commons. I'd be glad to release them under another license that still requires attribution, but not under a license that allows reuse without attribution. Is there a way we can make that work here?
: [[User:Matias|matias]] 12:01, 10 May 2005 (PDT)
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#Also, I was wondering: now that this is on Wikia, is there any reason not to upload the best available resolution of photos? - [[User:Jmabel|Jmabel]] 04:55, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
   
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:: Now that we are on Wikia, the license has changed to GFDL. Hopefully that won't cause issues with any the contributors. So if you have other text or images released under the GFDL, it should be fine to use them here. And yeah I don't see any reason to not upload high-res photos. -- [[User:Matias|matias]] ([[User Talk:Matias|talk]]) 17:59, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
=== List formats for categorized events? ===
 
What's the consensus on the format for lists of events under a certain category? For example, I just made some updates to the [[Beer festivals]] page, which has a list of (two so far) annual beer fests in the Seattle area. The festivals are listed first by date, then by festival name, and finally a bit about the festival location.
 
   
Do we want to list events in a page such as this by date or by event name? Seems to me if I were looking for the NWSource.com Summer Brewfest, it'd be easier to find it in a list by name than by date order.
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[[Special:Upload]] still has a dead link to an image use policy. I recently uploaded three images of 1993 Seattle graffiti; the uploads appeared to be successful but when I tried to use the images at [[Graffiti]], no dice. Any clues? - [[User:Jmabel|Jmabel]] 06:29, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
:-- [[User:Don|Don]] | [[User talk:Don|Talk]] 20:09, 15 May 2005 (PDT)
 
   
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Similar problems with uploading the images at [[Bone Cellar]]. They don't show up in the article, but the underlying images seem to be fine. Can someone please look into this? There has really been no response to the issue that I raised a month ago. - [[User:Jmabel|Jmabel]] 06:02, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
=== {{color|maroon|Some changes to site organization}} ===
 
I've been making some changes to the way SeattleWiki is organized...
 
   
The first is that I got rid of the '''[[General resources]]''' page, and instead moved all the content to new or existing articles, all of which are part of the new '''[[:Category:General resources|general resources category page]]'''. This will hopefully encourage people to create and improve on pages rather than just adding links to that one big page.
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==Email==
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I recently tried to send Matias an email and got an error message saying I had to be logged in and to have an email address in my preferences. I was logged in. I have an email address in my preferences. What gives? - [[User:Jmabel|Jmabel]] 19:29, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
I also got rid of the '''[[Useful websites]]''' page, instead moving all the links to the relevant pages (or creating new ones). This serves a similar purpose as above, encouraging use of individual pages rather than one big monolithic one, and hopefully reducing content duplication.
 
 
Lastly I started renaming some pages, like those of movie theaters, to indicate in the title that they are a movie theater, and also the neighborhood in parenthesis. This makes the [[:Category:Movie theaters|Movie theaters]] category page more useful, since you can see at a glance where those theaters are. This technique can be used with other location-specific pages like restaurants, parks, etc.
 
 
On a related note, I have also recently enabled '''[[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Subpages|subpages]]'''. Subpages let you associate a particular page closely with another "parent" page. This is useful for creating sort of "mini wikis" for neighborhoods, with pages that may repeat between each neighborhood (for example "Eating Out" or "Parks"). Feel free to read the [[SeattleWiki:Location-specific pages]] help document for more info, and the [[Lake City]] page for some examples of using subpages.
 
 
Please feel free to comment on any of these changes and you like or dislike, either right here on on each article's talk page.
 
 
: -- [[User:Matias|matias]] 22:58, 18 May 2005 (PDT)
 
 
Is there a high-level strategy for the use of '''Categories''' that we can adopt or that I can help implement? It's something I haven't been using for much of my edits or topic creations, but seems like something that can be incredibly useful. (i.e. some of the broad "topics" might be better suited to be category pages?)
 
 
: -- [[User:Hunkdujour|Chris, aka HunkDuJour]] 10:15, 19 July 2005 (PDT)
 
 
:I don't think there's too much written on stone about categories... In general I've been creating categories for neighborhoods ([[:Category:Queen Anne]], [[:Category:Capitol Hill]], etc), and for types of places or venues ([[:Category:Parks]], [[:Category:Restaurants]], etc). In addition there are pages that as you mention are well-suited for category pages, like [[:Category:General resources]]. If you want to convert other similar pages feel free to comment on the page's talk page and anyone interested can discuss it. Otherwise feel free keep categorizing stuff!
 
 
:: -- [[User:Matias|matias]] ([[User Talk:Matias|talk]]) 14:42, 19 Jul 2005 (PDT)
 
 
=== Which Fireworks ===
 
 
I notice that there are two fireworks on July 4th.... Which one is better... Ivar's or the one by WAMU?
 
 
:The biggest concern I've run into with the fireworks, is not how spectacular the show is, but rather, how long I'm stuck in traffic on the way out. There are more ways to get out of lake union than the waterfront, so that's my favorite one. I *think* the Lake Union show also gets more money thrown at it, and that's the one with the coordinated radio soundtrack, but ultimately it's going to be a matter of taste. In the past, I've gone up the space needle to watch *both* shows at once, I don't know if the general public can do that anymore.
 
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:I'd agree with the previous comment. The two shows are so similar in their content that for most people, the thing to consider is the traffic getting in and out, and which vista you'd rather see: Elliott Bay or Lake Union?
 
 
:The surface roads around Lake Union and the Elliott Bay waterfront get ''insanely'' crowded in the hour or so leading up to these shows and for the two hours or so after the shows as people try to make their way in and out. If you live far enough away that vehicle transportation is required for either show, make sure you consider that in your plans.
 
::[[User:Don|Don]] | [[User_talk:Don|Talk]] - [[Special:Contributions/Don|Contributions]] 13:51, 20 Oct 2005 (PDT)
 
 
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=== Date formats: Typed out versus links and wiki user prefs ===
 
It occurred to me that if we formatted dates and times as links, they'd show up according to users' preferences, and we wouldn't have to worry about misunderstandings due to such things as the order of month and day in short dates (for example, 10/07/05 could be either Oct 05 or Jul 10).
 
 
The only problem with using links for dates is we'll end up with a slew of empty pages, or we'll have to create pages for each date.
 
 
If we wanted to create pages for each date, we could use them as a historical timeline of sorts. The page linked to each date could be a brief summary of major historical events for that date in the Seattle area.
 
 
And of course we can certainly continue the way we are, which does avoid confusion because we're typing out month names. But the wiki can handle date formats for us if we use the links method.
 
 
Thoughts?
 
 
:[[User:Don|Don]] | [[User_talk:Don|Talk]] - [[Special:Contributions/Don|Contributions]] 13:57, 20 Oct 2005 (PDT)
 

Latest revision as of 19:29, November 14, 2007

The coffee shop is kind of a "lounge area" where anyone can ask questions about the site or anything else, and anyone else should feel free to respond. Here we can also discuss what SeattleWiki should be. Click here to start a new topic

Dicussions moved to other pages Edit

Archived discussions Edit

Ongoing discussions Edit

ImagesEdit

  1. Special:Upload has a dead link to an image use policy. In particular, I was trying to look up the licensing situation for images. There are certainly over 1,000 (maybe over 2,000) Seattle images I've released under GFDL on Wikimedia Commons. I'd be glad to release them under another license that still requires attribution, but not under a license that allows reuse without attribution. Is there a way we can make that work here?
  2. Also, I was wondering: now that this is on Wikia, is there any reason not to upload the best available resolution of photos? - Jmabel 04:55, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Now that we are on Wikia, the license has changed to GFDL. Hopefully that won't cause issues with any the contributors. So if you have other text or images released under the GFDL, it should be fine to use them here. And yeah I don't see any reason to not upload high-res photos. -- matias (talk) 17:59, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Special:Upload still has a dead link to an image use policy. I recently uploaded three images of 1993 Seattle graffiti; the uploads appeared to be successful but when I tried to use the images at Graffiti, no dice. Any clues? - Jmabel 06:29, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Similar problems with uploading the images at Bone Cellar. They don't show up in the article, but the underlying images seem to be fine. Can someone please look into this? There has really been no response to the issue that I raised a month ago. - Jmabel 06:02, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

EmailEdit

I recently tried to send Matias an email and got an error message saying I had to be logged in and to have an email address in my preferences. I was logged in. I have an email address in my preferences. What gives? - Jmabel 19:29, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

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