Project:Editing Discussion/Archive 02

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This is an open forum for people to discuss this wiki, ala the Wikipedia "Village pump". This is not for general discussion of Second Life. For that, please refer to the forums

Feel free to add your comments below.

What should this be called?

I used "Village pump" as a working name. If it sticks, that's fine. I thought about using a Second Life themed name (e.g. The Telehub), but then realized that there could be confusion between that page and a future Telehub page which actually describes what Telehubs are. Maybe the "Hippo Pond"? -- Rob Linden 18:29, 13 May 2007 (PDT)

That names sounds ok, but what should the namespace be? -- Strife Onizuka 18:44, 13 May 2007 (PDT)
I'm using the same guidelines as other wikis (like Wikipedia's village pump, at ), though I'll admit it's a little confusing in this case. One really irritating thing about MediaWiki is that it assumes that the name of the wiki ("Second Life Wiki") is a term that is appropriate to use as a namespace identifier, because it works for Wikipedia. So, we either have to shorten the name of the wiki ("SLWiki", which I think was already being used by someone else), or use "Project". I opted for the latter in configuring this wiki. -- Rob Linden 10:55, 14 May 2007 (PDT)


Given past experiences with the forums, some moderation will need to be done. -- Strife Onizuka 18:44, 13 May 2007 (PDT)

I suggest keeping it simple. If it is the only SL Forum call it 'SL Forum'. If it is the SL People's Forum then call it that.Errol Carter


How does this 'forum' differ from the Second Life Forum? (except that this one is accessable by free-accounts)--Vernes Veranes 18:14, 1 June 2007 (PDT)

This is specifically a place to discuss the wiki itself, not Second Life generally. -- Rob Linden 18:19, 1 June 2007 (PDT)

Policy Section

  • To discuss existing and proposed policies


Q. Residents have begun to share sculpt maps, textures, and sculpted prims on the wiki. According to the General Disclaimer, "Linden Lab will make your contribution available under the Creative Comments (sic) Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license". (cf. Contribution Agreement and the Copyrights Project). Will residents be able to choose other licenses (a different Creative Commons license, GPL, or the Free Art License for example) if they wish to do so? — Yuu Nakamichi 01:08, 4 June 2007 (PDT)
A.: No, not if you host it here. It's just too complicated. You may link to differently licensed material, but please don't expect to choose your own license for information you upload here. -- Rob Linden 11:35, 18 July 2007 (PDT)

Project page vs. Project discussion page

Discussion should occur on the discussion page; with this project page itself being an overview rather than the actual discussion.
Is this correct? --JetZep Zabelin 20:01, 27 September 2007 (PDT)
Well, this page is kind of the exception to the rule, since it's specifically identified as a discussion page. But yes, in general, discussion should go on the discussion page. I thought about putting a redirect from here straight to Project talk:Editing Discussion, but thought better of it. -- Rob Linden 20:59, 27 September 2007 (PDT)

Persistent Logins

Q. Can we please have persistent logins here? I really don't see the need for having to log in each time, it's annoying; but even more annoying is being in the middle of an edit, getting called away, coming back, finishing the edit, clicking the Preview button...only to be told you need to log in to edit, and all the work you've done is gone. Siann Beck 16:57, 9 October 2007 (PDT)
A.: Logins should be persistent for 24 hrs. It could be that our sysadmins needed to reset the sessions, which could lead to the probelm you describe. A workaround for the problem (in Firefox, at least) if it happens again is this:
  • Leave the "you need to log in to edit" screen up
  • Open the login link in a new window
  • Hit reload in the first window. In Firefox, this causes you to get prompted to repost form data. Click "ok".
Sorry that you lost your edits. I know that's frustrating. There are also form saving plugins for various browsers, as well (Firefox Auto Save, for example) -- Rob Linden 17:18, 9 October 2007 (PDT)