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This wiki has been in place since at least 2012, and many pages have not been updated in years. There are pages for [[:category:Tools and Equipment (defunct)|tools we no longer have]], outdated pages on tools we do have, and a lack of information on newer tools and on our teams and how the space works. The plan is to bring this wiki back up to date, and make it a resource that all ~600 of our members can count on.
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Its worth mentioning that our Wiki is probably one of the better ones, when compared with other Hackspaces in the UK.
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This wiki has been in place since at least 2012, and many pages have not been updated in years. There are pages for [[:category:Tools and Equipment (Defunct)|tools we no longer have]], outdated pages on tools we do have, and a lack of information on newer tools and on our teams and how the space works. The plan is to bring this wiki back up to date, and make it a better resource our members find useful and interesting.
  
We're aiming to meet regularly on a Wednesday once a month to manage the cleanup project. The next meeting is scheduled for '''13 March 2019'''.
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Its worth mentioning that our wiki is probably one of the better ones, when compared with other Hackspaces in the UK.
  
 
==How to help==
 
==How to help==
 
You can help by simply picking any page at all and updating it! '''Be Bold''' with your changes, nothing is lost when the wiki is edited; We can always revert back.  
 
You can help by simply picking any page at all and updating it! '''Be Bold''' with your changes, nothing is lost when the wiki is edited; We can always revert back.  
  
We use discussion pages to communicate and also the #wiki Slack channel.  
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Every wiki page has a [[Help:Talk_pages|discussion page]] (see tab at top left of page). For general wiki discussion or to request help there is the #wiki channel on [https://nottinghack.slack.com Slack].
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==Priority List==
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Priorities listed by topic - {{todo}} tag priority level (high {{high}}, med {{med}}, low {{low}}).
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===Bugs===
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* Several people reported being unable to log in on the Google Group (SLA pledge pages and mentioned on Slack) {{high}}
  
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===Page content and maintenance===
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====Missing pages====
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;Hackspace Information
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* [[:Category:Location|Location pages]] -As part of a wider documentation project in the hackspace we should create a page for each area of the space, and keep all relevant information on the wiki for members and guests to view. {{high}}
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* Some [[Workshop]] and [[Dusty Area]] tools need pages including the Axminster Bandsaw and a 'portable' Mitre saw (as you walk in its on the far side)
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There's also manual ones under one of the work benches in the non dusty area (AKA workshop)
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* Page for oscilloscopes we have, as purchased from pledges [[Electronics Test Kit Pledge]] and [[Oscilloscope Pledge]]
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* Page for badge maker, from [[Badgemaker pledge]]
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* Page for tool acquired from [[Strip Heater Pledge]]
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* Page for [[Lift]] and access for those that can't use stairs, also more information about access from street, more info [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nottinghack/LpK6efp72gA Google group thread] {{high}} - started using page [[Access to the space]]
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* Pages for paper creaser and book binder new donations.
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* Page for Challenge Coins.
  
==Tasks==
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====Pages to update====
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* Update [[Hackspace 2.5]]
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* [[Tools/We Have]] - list needs tidy and update - maybe have separate pages for each cat of tool? {{med}}
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* [[Members list]] - redesign table for open ended blog and social media pages - add options to member template
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* [[HMS]] - update or make new page for HMS 2 {{med}}
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* Expand [[Screen Printing Area]]
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* Update info about new heaters
  
===Reorganisation of projects===
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====Link to flickr albums====
Maybe have separate subcategories for projects that of large 'Projects (by team)' and ones that are more or less solo 'Projects (by member).
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* Links on relevant pages to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nottinghack/albums flickr albums]
  
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===Page types and boiler plates===
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{{also|User:Mikehaber/Document structure - pattern draft}}
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* Tools {{high}} - Wiki team was about making page for Viking Loom
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* Projects
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* New editor welcome
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====Project Pages====
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* Reorganisation of project pages;
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::Maybe have separate subcategories for projects that of large 'Projects (by team)' and ones that are more or less solo 'Projects (by member).
 
*Add [[Template:Project]] infobox to projects.  
 
*Add [[Template:Project]] infobox to projects.  
:75 Projects are using it as of 06/02/2019
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::92 Projects are using it as of 16/05/2019
:Close out old projects by marking them as Complete or Dormant
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::Close out old projects by marking them as Complete or Dormant
* Encourage general membership to post projects.
 
:Even just a picture is ok, big essays are not necessary :)
 
*The [[Projects]] page needs purging and re-writing. See talk page at [[Projects]]
 
 
 
===Deletion===
 
The wiki is fairly old and has a lot of pages that haven't been updated in years. Pages that genuinely aren't required can be tagged with [[:Category:CleanupDelete]] any page that I feel should be gone.
 
  
Most pages that contain historic pages can be de-categorized and tagged with [[Template:archive]]
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====Location pages and maps====
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* Page for all areas downstairs - done?
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* CNC corridor is now more of an Electronics area, change location map graphic to reflect this
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* Mini-maps for locations with lots of equipment/sub-locations?
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* Street access map
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* Make clicking on infobox takes you to floor level view (instead of image page)
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* Add click upstairs/downstairs on floor plan maps
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* Standard floor images, use SVG?
  
===New pages===
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====Rule pages====
====Hackspace Information====
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* Tag top of page with <nowiki>{{RuleArchived}}</nowiki> and content with striked text <nowiki><s></nowiki> and <nowiki> {{grey-start}} and {{grey-end}}</nowiki> style. Also, any wikilinks pointing to those rule pages should be delinked. {{high}}
*As part of a wider documentation project in the hackspace we should create a page for each area of the space, and keep all relevant information on the wiki for members and guests to view.
 
*Add area infobox with map showing location.
 
* Write [[About:History]] Page
 
:([[:Category:Featured]] - our story pages may help)
 
* Write [[About:The Space]] Page
 
* Sort out :[[:Category:Featured]]
 
:It currently contains an article that should be moved to [[Featured]]
 
* Update [[Hackspace 2.5]].
 
:This is quite a big one that it feels like people want to see more about.
 
* Encourage Teams to update their [[Team:]] pages with current contacts/ members
 
  
====Front page====
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====Tool pages====
[[File:Wiki comakingspace.de MainPage links table.PNG|thumbnail|A nice table taken from the front page of CoMakingspace Hackspace wiki in Germany]]
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* It would be good if members with a particular expertise can add info about tools to wiki. Bob Wood maybe able to help with woodworking tools. Could shout out the google group.
*Convert 'list boxes' into template.
 
*Tidy alignment.
 
*Highlight featured pages.
 
*Make it easier to find task like tidying/ cleaning
 
*Make it clear how to contribute to the wiki
 
*Change the sidebar links so that they link to Pages [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Featured_content (Or Portals like this?)], Not categories
 
  
 
{{clear}}
 
{{clear}}
  
===Tools and equipment===
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===Physical link to space===
* Add some how-tos and reminders.
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* Add QR code stickers/tags in space that link to relevant wiki page
* Add [[Template:Tool]] infobox to Tools & Equipment pages
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** QR code link on left-hand column needs testing - to ensure it links to right page.
:12 Tools are using it as of 24/01/2019
 
* [[Tools/We_Have]] could be useful page - need updating - links to tool page if relevant, images don't need to be with 'thumb' borders.
 
  
===Locations===
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===Encourage participation in Wiki===
Each [[:category:location|location]] ie, room, area and storage place could have a page. This in turn could link to pages of what is in that area and vice-versa. Location pages could have an infobox with a floor plan image indicating where it is.
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* Encourage general membership to post projects.
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:: Even just a picture is ok, big essays are not necessary :)
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::- how? see [[Talk:WikiCleanup#Encourage general membership to post projects|talkpage]]
  
===Wiki documentation===
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====Good wiki practice====
*List all the namespaces and their functions Help: Category: etc. (partially done at [[Help:Quick reference#Namespaces]])
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* List all the namespaces and their functions Help: Category: etc. (partially done at [[Help:Quick reference#Namespaces]])
*Encourage use of edit comments.
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* Encourage use of edit comments.
*Encourage wikilinking (Perhaps trawl through [[Special:LonelyPages]] and update where possible?).
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* Encourage wikilinking (Perhaps trawl through [[Special:LonelyPages]] and update where possible?).
  
 
===Naming conventions and categories===
 
===Naming conventions and categories===
 
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* Have a naming convention for categories template etc. - for example, only capitalise first letter unless proper noun. Start with category type word first, for example, 'Category:Templates emoji'  rather than 'Emoji templates'.
*Have a naming convention for categories template etc. - for example, only capitalise first letter unless proper noun. Start with category type word first, for example, 'Category:Templates emoji'  rather than 'Emoji templates'.
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* Move articles that have been placed at the top of a category pages, for example [[:Category:Rules]] and previously [[:Category:Network]]. Move them back to article space.
*Move articles that have been placed at the top of a category pages, for example [[:Category:Rules]] and previously [[:Category:Network]]. Move them back to article space.
 
  
 
===Adding dates===
 
===Adding dates===
A lot of the information on the wiki is lacking dates. This can be helped by adding date= parameter to any relevant template. Also categories like [[:Category:Project started in 2012]], [[:Category:Tools and Equipment acquired in 2013]] etc. could help.
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* A lot of the information on the wiki is lacking dates. This can be helped by adding date= parameter to any relevant template. Also categories like [[:Category:Project started in 2012]], [[:Category:Tools and Equipment acquired in 2013]] etc. could help.
  
 
===Style===
 
===Style===
Make infoboxes' top text white on dark green (like boxes on front page). For example, [[Template:Tool]].
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* Decorate infoboxes' as appropriate. For example, text white on dark green used in [[Template:Tool]].
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* List of currently coded styles - for example there is a style for the boxes on the front page (-early 2019)  
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* Add fancy CSS
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* Add long-winded or frequently used styles (esp. table) to CSS
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* CSS to scale images by page percentage [https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9078157/is-there-a-way-automatically-to-resize-mediawiki-images-depending-on-screen-size see example]
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* Make CSS for style used in tables on [[power]] page {{high}}
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* Make CSS for style on template LinkTable and [[Community links]]
  
===Rule pages===
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===Integration===
Rules are no longer updated on wiki (since 2016), make template for rule pages saying historical and pointing to [https://rules.nottinghack.org.uk/ rules.nottinghack.org.uk].
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* Work on integrating the Rules and Guide (on Github) with wiki (have any changes been pulled in).  
  
===Encouraging wiki editors===
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===Processes===
*Welcome template.
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* Update recycling process information - get accurate info on how it works.
*Meetup for editors.
 
*Update MediaWiki software/settings to allow thanking for contributions. Enable [[Wikipedia:WYSIWYG|WYSIWYG]] editing?
 
  
 
===Photos===
 
===Photos===
*Photos are great! If a photo is needed, any page can be tagged with [[Template:Photo]].  
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* [[:Category:CC-zero_license]] - fix photos that reference [[:Template:Self]] incorrectly. Generally older photos by [[User:Marcus]], generally should use [[:Template:CC-by-sa-3.0]] instead  {{high}}{{high}}{{high}}
*Also, many photos are on the flickr, unfortunately a lot don't have descriptive titles.
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* Photos are great! If a photo is needed, any page can be tagged with [[Template:Photo]].  
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* Also, many photos are on the flickr, unfortunately a lot don't have descriptive titles.
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* Clear [[:Category:Pages requiring photo]] list. Currently 11 pages requiring photos as of 15/05/2019.
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===Categories===
  
===Categorise all uncategorised pages===
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====Tools and equipment====
Categorise all uncategorised pages. Especially useful for template pages, as it avoids making a template that already exists. We could make a tag for uncategorised pages. See [[Special:SpecialPages]]:
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All the Textile Workshop tool need re-categorising as Tools and Equipment in Craft Room (by change location in Tools infobox)
  
* [[Special:UncategorizedCategories]] {{done|date=December 2018}}
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====Categorise all uncategorised pages====
* [[Special:UncategorizedTemplates]]  {{done|date=December 2018}}
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* Categorise all uncategorised pages. Especially useful for template pages, as it avoids making a template that already exists. We could make a tag for uncategorised pages. See [[Special:SpecialPages]]
* [[Special:UncategorizedPages]] (136)
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** [[Special:UncategorizedTemplates]]  (7) {{med}}
* [[Special:UncategorizedFiles]] (~1,316)
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** [[Special:UncategorizedPages]] (136) {{med}}
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** [[Special:UncategorizedFiles]] (~1,316) {{low}}
  
*Remove [[Special:UnusedCategories|unused categories]] if no longer useful.
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* Add categories to Widget: pages {{med}}
*Add categories to Widget: pages
 
  
* Many teams'pages have a category closely associated with them - add relevant pages (for example, [[Team:Metalworking]] will have many pages for [[:category:Metalwork]])
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* Many team pages have a category closely associated with them - add relevant pages (for example, [[Team:Metalworking]] will have many pages for [[:category:Metalwork]]) {{med}}
  
===Topics needing better coverage===
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====Inter linking pages====
* Try to get info crafty tools and arty things as these seem to have little documentation currently. Things like screen printing are totally absent from the wiki.
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* Categories should help readers discover pages by subject. Another way to aid discovery is to link from other relevant pages. See [[Special:WhatLinksHere]] in the left hand column. If no other page link to the page can be another reason for readers not finding it.
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===Archiving===
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* Archive pages with historical information
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::Test example of archive style [[Old Wood lathe]] using <nowiki>{{grey-start}}</nowiki>
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===MediaWiki extensions===
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Most or all extensions will have to wait until the MediaWiki software is upgraded, as per March meeting. However, preparity research can be done - find out the best extension for a particular use and what MediaWiki version it needs.
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* Better search {{high}}
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** Main search could be set to search all pages (apart from media) to make it easier to find pages in namespaces with a prefix
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** Would it be possible to search rules, guide and wiki all-in-one?
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* Wiki notifications {{med}}
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** [[Wikipedia:Template:Ping|Ping]] wiki users
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** Send thanks for edits 
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* Semantic Wiki - data structure for pages, allows form -> infobox
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* Extension for dynamic display of Categories within a page
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** [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension%3aCategoryTree Extension:CategoryTree] and/or
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** [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension%3aDynamicPageList_%28Wikimedia%29 Extension:DynamicPageList (Wikimedia)]
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* Tooltips
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* [[WikiPedia:WYSIWYG|WYSIWYG]] editing, two main contenders:
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** [[MediaWikiWiki:Extension:VisualEditor]] pros: native editor handles tables and templates well, can generate detailed reflinks, cons: harder to install, needs to use older version for MediaWiki 1.32 (as NHack on [[Special:Version|1.32]], latest version of extension needs 1.35-alpha)
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** [[MediaWikiWiki:Extension:TinyMCE]] pros - easier to install, can use TinyMCE plugins, latest version works on MediaWiki 1.23+, cons: non native so less tight integration
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* Ignore caps on wikilinks (for example, using [[:Category:Utility templates]] would still link to [[:Category:Utility Templates]])
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* Something to display the number of page views
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* Extension:InputBox - for easy new page creation [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Starting_a_new_page#Using_article_creation_template code]
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====Mobile phones====
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* Serve styles better suited to mobile phones, see [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Mobiles,_tablets_and_responsive_design Manual:Mobiles, tablets and responsive design] {{high}}
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===Templates===
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* Infobox for [[Template:Event|Events]]
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* Infobox for Network locations
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* Welcome new wiki user template, should be used with substitution (update notes on [[Nottinghack Wiki:Maintenance]]).
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*Make template to get left string (see [[Wikipedia:Template:Padleft]] and [[Wikipedia:Template:Str left]]). This will allow images to be specified with or without File: prefix.
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* Make merge banner template.{{clarify|date=March 2019}}
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* Add optional date parameter to banner template missing this parameter.
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===Widgets===
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* [[Widget_talk:Flickr#Bug_-_gallery_vanishes_on_reload]] - fix bug in Flickr gallery widget {{low}}
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===Tidy Pages===
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* Fix [[Special:DoubleRedirects]] ~30
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===Graphics===
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Icons needed to replace 'H's in lower three boxes on frontpage [[NottingHack]], and one for [[Template:Archive]].
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==Wiki meetups==
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We meet on the second Thursday of each month to work on the wiki and other hackspace documentation. Members can also document their own projects. Meeting starts at 6pm in the [[Blue Room]].
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===Upcoming===
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* 2020-01-09 Wiki meetup - continue work on improving floor plans, ~50 pages need updating see see [[:Category:Pages_for_Update]], revise WiiCleanup - move outstanding jobs to Trello?
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* 2020-02-13 Wiki meetup
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* 2020-03-12 Wiki meetup
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===Past===
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* [[2019-02-13 Wiki meetup]] - Discussion on 'What is the wiki for?' and how to improve it
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* [[2019-03-13 Wiki meetup]] - Process pages tagged to Delete, Nip round space for required photos: [[:Category:Pages requiring photo]]
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* [[2019-04-10 Wiki meetup]] - Wiki frontpage progress. Photos of the areas and equipment that require it.
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* [[2019-05-08 Wiki meetup]] - Move past events and pledges to (past) categories.  Archive and cross out any rule pages left.
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* [[2019-06-12 Wiki meetup]] - Added new [[Hackspace 2.5|downstairs]] room locations.
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* 2019-07-10 Wiki meetup - Tinkered with [[Template:Hack]] so it can link to Guide/Rule page and/or HMS page. Deprecated 'members' parameter on [[Template:Team]] (now held on HMS).
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* 2019-08-14 Wiki meetup - Meeting probably not happening due to wiki 'team' not being able to make it.
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* 2019-12-11 Wiki meetup - work on floor plans - mainly though about how it improve hackspace floorplans
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==Done==
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* [[/done April 2019]]
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* [[/done June 2019]]
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==See also==
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* [[Nottinghack Wiki:Maintenance]]
  
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==
 
* [https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/London_Hackspace London Hackspace wiki] - potential source of templates
 
* [https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/London_Hackspace London Hackspace wiki] - potential source of templates
* [https://wiki.comakingspace.de/Main_Page comakingspace.de] -  A nice wiki from a German Hackspace - Written in English mostly
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* [https://wiki.comakingspace.de/Main_Page comakingspace.de] -  A nice wiki from a German Hackspace - good front page - Written in English mostly
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* [https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_Field_2018 EMF camp wiki] - example of a [[wikipedia:Semantic wiki|semantic wiki]] that has a structured way to record data 
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* [https://wiki.hacman.org.uk HACMan wiki] - interesting use of CSS to change appearance of wiki
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* [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_color_formatting_help Wiki color formatting help]
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* [https://revspace.nl/Main_Page Revspace wiki] - dutch hackspace wiki that also uses semantic wiki
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===Nottinghack wiki===
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* [[Special:Version]] - MediaWiki version, plugins and config
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** [[WikiPedia:Special:Version]] - what's installed on Wikipedia
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* [https://github.com/NottingHack/website/blob/andromeda/public_wiki/LocalSettings.php Nottinghack Wiki settings (Github)]
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* [https://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/api.php Nottinghack Wiki API]
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[[Category:ToDo]]
 
[[Category:ToDo]]
 
[[Category:Website]]
 
[[Category:Website]]
 
[[Category:Nottinghack Wiki]]
 
[[Category:Nottinghack Wiki]]
[[Category:Looking for Collaborators]]
 

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This wiki has been in place since at least 2012, and many pages have not been updated in years. There are pages for tools we no longer have, outdated pages on tools we do have, and a lack of information on newer tools and on our teams and how the space works. The plan is to bring this wiki back up to date, and make it a better resource our members find useful and interesting.

Its worth mentioning that our wiki is probably one of the better ones, when compared with other Hackspaces in the UK.

How to help

You can help by simply picking any page at all and updating it! Be Bold with your changes, nothing is lost when the wiki is edited; We can always revert back.

Every wiki page has a discussion page (see tab at top left of page). For general wiki discussion or to request help there is the #wiki channel on Slack.

Priority List

Priorities listed by topic -  To do  tag priority level (high  , med  , low  ).

Bugs

  • Several people reported being unable to log in on the Google Group (SLA pledge pages and mentioned on Slack)  

Page content and maintenance

Missing pages

Hackspace Information
  • Location pages -As part of a wider documentation project in the hackspace we should create a page for each area of the space, and keep all relevant information on the wiki for members and guests to view.  
  • Some Workshop and Dusty Area tools need pages including the Axminster Bandsaw and a 'portable' Mitre saw (as you walk in its on the far side)

There's also manual ones under one of the work benches in the non dusty area (AKA workshop)

Pages to update

  • Update Hackspace 2.5
  • Tools/We Have - list needs tidy and update - maybe have separate pages for each cat of tool?  
  • Members list - redesign table for open ended blog and social media pages - add options to member template
  • HMS - update or make new page for HMS 2  
  • Expand Screen Printing Area
  • Update info about new heaters

Link to flickr albums

Page types and boiler plates

  • Tools   - Wiki team was about making page for Viking Loom
  • Projects
  • New editor welcome

Project Pages

  • Reorganisation of project pages;
Maybe have separate subcategories for projects that of large 'Projects (by team)' and ones that are more or less solo 'Projects (by member).
92 Projects are using it as of 16/05/2019
Close out old projects by marking them as Complete or Dormant

Location pages and maps

  • Page for all areas downstairs - done?
  • CNC corridor is now more of an Electronics area, change location map graphic to reflect this
  • Mini-maps for locations with lots of equipment/sub-locations?
  • Street access map
  • Make clicking on infobox takes you to floor level view (instead of image page)
  • Add click upstairs/downstairs on floor plan maps
  • Standard floor images, use SVG?

Rule pages

  • Tag top of page with {{RuleArchived}} and content with striked text <s> and {{grey-start}} and {{grey-end}} style. Also, any wikilinks pointing to those rule pages should be delinked.  

Tool pages

  • It would be good if members with a particular expertise can add info about tools to wiki. Bob Wood maybe able to help with woodworking tools. Could shout out the google group.

Physical link to space

  • Add QR code stickers/tags in space that link to relevant wiki page
    • QR code link on left-hand column needs testing - to ensure it links to right page.

Encourage participation in Wiki

  • Encourage general membership to post projects.
Even just a picture is ok, big essays are not necessary :)
- how? see talkpage

Good wiki practice

Naming conventions and categories

  • Have a naming convention for categories template etc. - for example, only capitalise first letter unless proper noun. Start with category type word first, for example, 'Category:Templates emoji' rather than 'Emoji templates'.
  • Move articles that have been placed at the top of a category pages, for example Category:Rules and previously Category:Network. Move them back to article space.

Adding dates

Style

  • Decorate infoboxes' as appropriate. For example, text white on dark green used in Template:Tool.
  • List of currently coded styles - for example there is a style for the boxes on the front page (-early 2019)
  • Add fancy CSS
  • Add long-winded or frequently used styles (esp. table) to CSS
  • CSS to scale images by page percentage see example
  • Make CSS for style used in tables on power page  
  • Make CSS for style on template LinkTable and Community links

Integration

  • Work on integrating the Rules and Guide (on Github) with wiki (have any changes been pulled in).

Processes

  • Update recycling process information - get accurate info on how it works.

Photos

Categories

Tools and equipment

All the Textile Workshop tool need re-categorising as Tools and Equipment in Craft Room (by change location in Tools infobox)

Categorise all uncategorised pages

  • Add categories to Widget: pages  

Inter linking pages

  • Categories should help readers discover pages by subject. Another way to aid discovery is to link from other relevant pages. See Special:WhatLinksHere in the left hand column. If no other page link to the page can be another reason for readers not finding it.

Archiving

  • Archive pages with historical information
Test example of archive style Old Wood lathe using {{grey-start}}

MediaWiki extensions

Most or all extensions will have to wait until the MediaWiki software is upgraded, as per March meeting. However, preparity research can be done - find out the best extension for a particular use and what MediaWiki version it needs.

  • Better search  
    • Main search could be set to search all pages (apart from media) to make it easier to find pages in namespaces with a prefix
    • Would it be possible to search rules, guide and wiki all-in-one?
  • Wiki notifications  
    • Ping wiki users
    • Send thanks for edits
  • Semantic Wiki - data structure for pages, allows form -> infobox
  • Extension for dynamic display of Categories within a page
  • Tooltips
  • WYSIWYG editing, two main contenders:
    • MediaWikiWiki:Extension:VisualEditor pros: native editor handles tables and templates well, can generate detailed reflinks, cons: harder to install, needs to use older version for MediaWiki 1.32 (as NHack on 1.32, latest version of extension needs 1.35-alpha)
    • MediaWikiWiki:Extension:TinyMCE pros - easier to install, can use TinyMCE plugins, latest version works on MediaWiki 1.23+, cons: non native so less tight integration
  • Ignore caps on wikilinks (for example, using Category:Utility templates would still link to Category:Utility Templates)
  • Something to display the number of page views
  • Extension:InputBox - for easy new page creation code

Mobile phones

Templates

Widgets

Tidy Pages

Graphics

Icons needed to replace 'H's in lower three boxes on frontpage NottingHack, and one for Template:Archive.

Wiki meetups

We meet on the second Thursday of each month to work on the wiki and other hackspace documentation. Members can also document their own projects. Meeting starts at 6pm in the Blue Room.

Upcoming

  • 2020-01-09 Wiki meetup - continue work on improving floor plans, ~50 pages need updating see see Category:Pages_for_Update, revise WiiCleanup - move outstanding jobs to Trello?
  • 2020-02-13 Wiki meetup
  • 2020-03-12 Wiki meetup

Past

Done

See also

Resources

Nottinghack wiki