Talk:Old versions

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What is the function served by the outline-style list of links at the top of the page?

It doesn't seem to do anything useful, and actually makes the page more confusing.

I'd this it would be logical to delete the outline-style stuff at the top and just have the tables with the links to the different versions. —The preceding unsigned comment was added on 23:17, 29 August 2008 by SuezanneC Baskerville

Hm. You're talking about the Help Portal Header or about the table of contents?
The table of contents can be removed by adding __NOTOC__ anywhere on the page. It's meaning is kinda self explaining (fast jump to the right spot in the table). The Help Header is supposed to provide links to other helpful recources. So every article which is somehow related to the Help Portal got this header, which I would consider as useful.
Greetz, Zai signature.png Lynch (talk|contribs) 17:41, 29 August 2008 (PDT)
If you mean, why is the list formatted the way it is? Two reasons: 1. It was easier to work with while creating. Scrolling through that long of a list without linking to each version is actually pretty painful. There's really a fuckton of links there and it was a PITA to verify 'em all. 2. I organized the links by type, not chronology. Putting everything in one table would necessitate chronological or version order to make skimming possible, and going that extra step really didn't really seem worth it to me, particularly since version order and release date order do not line up well, so either way the list would be less usable.
Basically, I was more interested in that it worked than how it looked. I suppose the appearance needs some love, though *goes to edit*. As the list grows with RC versions, separate pages will prolly be needed anyway. --McCabe Maxsted 14:36, 8 September 2008 (PDT)