User talk:Blondin Linden

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More info on your user page, please

Hi, Blondin -- your User page only mentions your office hours. Could you add additional information on your role at Linden Labs? It doesn't have to be long -- Torley's page is a good example. Thanks! Gem Blue 02:17, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Nov 4 '09 Office Hours

Members of the Chilbo Community were disappointed that there was no office hours on the topic of Supporting Mainland Communities today. We hope all is well and that the topic will be the same next week or otherwise rescheduled. Kristine Kristan 00:27, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Placeholder / Back

Hi Blondin!
I saw you created multiple placeholder pages for the Current Business And Marketing Resources article. These all contain a link named "Back", which links to named article. I'm not sure if it is a good idea to call it that way, since a user will assume s/he's getting back to the page s/he was before, which isn't neccessarily the case, when the page was linked at another page than the Current Business And Marketing Resources article too. In case you'd like to stay with the "Back" scheme, I'd consider something like "Back to Current Business And Marketing Resources" instead, which contains more information for the user.
Another suggestion would be a category for these pages. Like Category:Current Business And Marketing Resources.
Last suggestion for upcoming similar projects: The creation of placeholder pages might lead into confusion. When a link in the Wiki is shown in red, anyone (who is familiar with Wikis) recognizes that there is no page "behind" that link and therefor avoids clicking it. While, in case a link is blue, people become snoopy and look, just to see a "this page is not ready yet" text. Both (red link and describing text) carry the same information, but the red link is more obviouse for the user and easier to filter. They don't have to click, wait for the page to load, read, get back, repeat... That way, it's also easier for you (the contributor/creator) to keep track which pages are already done and which still need to be created.
I hope some of this was useful for you and am looking forward to the upcoming additions to the Wiki =)
Greetz, Zai signature.png Lynch (talk|contribs) 09:00, 20 August 2008 (PDT)

Easy Sync

Heyas Blondin!
It looked like Education Related Articles and the Education Related Articles section in Education were supposed to be the same? If so, I added an inclusion of the first page into the second, so you'll just need to update the list on the first page and it will automatically be updated in the second page to. In case they were not meant to be the same, please revert my edits. =)
Greetz, Zai signature.png Lynch (talk|contribs) 16:14, 22 October 2008 (PDT)

Hm... just looked at the last edits of yours and it seems there are more pages thought to be like this?
I'm not quite understanding why there are these duplicates hosted but in case you'd like to sync them, you can use the same markup. E.g. add {{:Government Related Articles}} at the Government page, etc.
Zai signature.png Lynch (talk|contribs) 16:22, 22 October 2008 (PDT)

September 16 Communication Tools Office Hour Transcript

Blondin, sent you an IM but here it is again just in case, it is up and formatted at User:Blondin_Linden/Commtools_16SEP09. GW (T|C) -- 03:13, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

lists and variables

Hi Blondin :-)
I saw you fighting with that chatlog earlier and thought I'd give two hints:

  • The list of attendees in the chatlog is created via variables. This is done, cause we like to display links to userpages when someone talks in a chatlog. Since we don't want to call the expensive {{#ifexist|...}} function all the time, we just call it once, save the output in a variable and then call this variable's value all the time. Or more clear for that specific purpose:
    • When you want to add {{#var:parameter}} somewhere, you need to define that value first. That is done in the upper part of the transcript where it reads {{#vardefine:... . But, since the people who aren't automatically listed in the chatlog's attendees are most likely not involved in the chatlog itself (but only communicating via voice), it would also be enough to use Template:User2 for that. Like {{User2|Blondin Linden}} creates a link to your profile page in case you got one. In case you got none, then it just displays the text.
  • When you open a tag in HTML (like the <ul style="-moz-column-count:3; -webkit-column-count:3; column-count:3;">), you need to close that tag again somewhere (in this case with </ul>). Otherwise it might result in a pretty messed up output :-)

I restored the log at User:Blondin Linden/3rd Party Viewer Brown Bag: Session 1 09 Nov 09. In case you removed it for another reason than it's look, then: sorry! and please delete it again.
Cheers :-) --Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 14:47, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

iFrames & LLO

Hi Blondin :-)
I'm not sure if these kinds of comments are appreciated or not. Please let me know when it bothers you...
I'm having two remarks on the most recent edits:

  • There's a rather huge difference between Linden Lab Official/Test & Linden Lab Official:Test. It seems to be only a colon vs. slash thing, but it is in fact a whole different namespace. Namespaces on MediaWiki's can hold their very own rules on how they treat content added to them. For example, the File: can store files (images, sounds, etc., depending on the settings), MediaWiki: namespace stores Wiki settings which can be edited by administrators (CSS files and such), etc. etc. The Linden Lab Official namespace is a custom namespace that is automatically write protected (only administrators can edit it) and it also automatically adds a header and footer with legal information. The article which Kate created and which you're editing, however, is not in that namespace. It ended up in the "main" namespace and everyone can sneak in and change it at their own will. (You can read more about namespaces in the MediaWiki documentation.)
  • Like you already experiences, adding iFrames to the Wiki doesn't work with its current settings. You'll need something like Widget:Iframe to use iFrames in a wiki page (just copy and paste the widget code to Widget:Iframe and then use it like described in the related documentation). However, I could imagine that such a widget would ring some alarm bells for the more paranoid people (phishing). I'm almost sure that Rob wouldn't have liked it in case he'd still be in charge. But as we're seeing an influx on more exotic widgets lately, that policy might have changed.

--Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 15:44, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

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