Help talk:Editing pages
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Propose move to Help: Editing 
On Help talk:Editing I was giving some reasons (technical reasons really) why this page should be moved to "Help:Editing" (currently a redirect here) Add your comments over there. -- Harry Wood 09:52, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
- I agree reverting redirect to "Help:Editing" as one from "hardcode names". --Kaganer 12:34, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
- I don't think moving 10 or so translated pages is so hard. Since the purpose of this is to fill in the help on other sites, we should have content in the right places. If the default installation calls it help:editing, then so should we. -Steve Sanbeg 21:07, 13 December 2007 (UTC)..
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"How to edit a page" Information 
In my opinion something goes completely wrong here. Each installed Wiki have a button in the lower right corner which opens the main page http://www.mediawiki.org. Now I see "How to edit a page", fine this seems the right place for "How to insert an image?", "How to make a two row table entry?", "How to remove the table of contents from a page?", "How to...", but oooohhhhh I see some rules, conventions or whatever. Sorry, no, I guess most of the users come to this page to find some infos "How to edit?" and not "What should I do." --Lastwebpage 17:32, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
- You're obviously looking for the information we have at Help:Formatting. It's true that page has the most important quick reference material the people will go looking for. It is fairly prominently linked from this page. Maybe that section is a bit to wordy at the moment, certainly for some use cases, but I wanted to put forward some very general advice such as the "be bold" philosophy here. -- Harry Wood 17:48, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
How can you edit a Wiki like this, this isn't like Wikipedia, or is this a Wikipedioa but for the soft ware? I am User:Akira-otomo, but I am not signed in.
- "MediaWiki" is the name of the software which powers wikipedia.org and many other wiki projects all over the internet. This website, mediawiki.org, is all about the mediawiki software. This website is also powered by MediaWiki (meaning you can edit the pages in a similar way to editing wikipedia)
- So that's confusing... but when you think about it, it makes sense. What other software would we use?! -- Harry Wood 10:37, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Links to Wikipedia, sense of the help section 
I still not understand the sense of the complete help section from "Mediawiki", sorry. For e.g. Help:Formatting a wikipedia link to: w:en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_User_Page_Help/Do-It-Yourself/Formatting_Text there are some nice picture, yes, but useful infos? The useful infos are on m:Help:Editing but no link to this useful site...
Another one, on the same site I found some words like "Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki..." With a link to wikipedia HTML. WTF??? What is the relation between "How to edit a wiki" and the HTML history? I want to know how to use HTML in the mediawiki software. And no link to m:Help:HTML in wikitext , again.
However, for which kind of users was this help section created? --Lastwebpage 17:08, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Is it possible to create a user-interface on a subpage of my Wiki? 
I'd like to know if it is possible to create a user interface to insert data on a page in our study program's Wiki. I want the Wiki page to get easier to be edited. for expample it could look like below
Short Internship description:
Description of the internship:
Next to each of the categories I would like to have a field where the information can be inserted and then it would be translated into Wiki language. An additional question is, if it would then be possible to take the first line (Short internship description) and let it be automatically be displayed on the main page in a table or in a news feed?
Has anyone an idea on one of those crazy ideas? I'm not an expert...
--Timsen 16:45, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
- You'll need to research the following further, but I believe that Extension:Semantic MediaWiki together with Extension:Semantic Forms allow you to do all that. For example, if you visit http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Case_Studies/Flickr and click the "View form" link at the top, it allows you to edit the subpage by filling a predefined form. If you visit the parent page http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Case_Studies, and examine the code, you'll see that the tables are automatically created based on a query. This seems to be exactly what you need. However, Semantic MediaWiki is large and is about much more than just using forms, so there should be much to install and learn first, before you have a working result. Hamilton Abreu 22:07, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
Special permissions for editing 
The goal is to prevent information lose in a documentation:
Is there a way to limit editing to certain functions for some users? Example: I have a group "Add" which are only allowed to add content/lines to an existing page, they may not edit or delete existing content.
Is it possible to make edits only apear after they have been validated? Example: Someone edits a page and saves it, but his edit is not visible in the current version of the page until it was validated by a user with a certain permission to do so.
Being new to Mediawiki, I apologize if this has been covered elsewhere: I read the previous comment about the help:formatting page, but I have a different concern.
I recommend that this help page, which is the one new users first see, be amended to add links which explain Mediawiki's Categories and similar style and layout rules, plus the basics of user rights, etc. I only want the links, not the content, and I think others will agree that they are appropriate on the "splash" page of the help section.
A page that tell me to "Be Bold" isn't much help when a new volunteer administrator has to get up to speed quickly, and please don't reply that the links and info I need are to be found somewhere else: I wound up here, not somewhere else, and I feel that the links to the information should be here.
Thanks for reading this. I appreciate your time.