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User talk:Carthik/2005

Carthik, Thanks for all the hard work. It's much appreciated! --NuclearMoose 05:58, 2 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Thanks, Craig, in more than one way :) --Carthik 06:39, 2 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Carthik, I noticed you playing with the php "switch". If you haven't figured it out yet, just make sure 1. to start it at the beginning of the line, and 2. insert a space between each "<code><span style="color: #000000"> </nowiki>" and the actual code fragment:<br /><br /><nowiki></span> </code> <?php the_tag(); ?> <code><span style="color: #000000"> </nowiki><br /><br />Gives us<br /><br /></span> </code> <?php the_tag(); ?> %%% -[[User:Kafkaesqui|Kaf]] 08:23, 5 Jan 2005 (GMT) ---- Note from [[User:NuclearMoose|NuclearMoose]] 18:11, 8 Jan 2005 (GMT) {{Newpage}} ---- <blockquote style="background-color:#eee; font-style:italic; padding: 6px;">Hey Kaf, what do you say to editing the Template Tags pages to have the type of parameters listed too, like at the old wiki (boolean, integer, string etc)? I think it makes thing unambiguous and professional.</blockquote> They were missing in action when I started on Codex, and thought there'd been some decision to nix them?? But I agree, it leaves things less confused as to argument type for a parameter. Easy enough to slip them in. So be it! <blockquote style="background-color:#eee; font-style:italic; padding: 6px;">Also, maybe the tables you were working on for describing the Template Tags' parameters can be used for all the pages, eh?</blockquote> Not sure what you mean here. Tables? <blockquote style="background-color:#eee; font-style:italic; padding: 6px;">Please reply at my User_talk page so I know that you've replied :)</blockquote> That's fast becoming an obvious limitation to the talk feature around here. Perhaps Matt can dig up some magic reply-to markup to deal with that? If not, a pre-styled blockquote markup would be a nice addition... <tt>:/</tt> P.S. I'm thinking we should avoid php syntax highlighting on examples, that is unless we can get the markup tag for it tweaked to allow double-quotes (instead of having it escape them: <tt>\"</tt>) and doubled-up single quotes for *empty* parameters (which initiates an emphasis tag). Finding one example highlighted and the next not may be disconcerting, and I don't want to be left having to explain the reason (since the reason is, honestly, fairly lame). ---- Thanks, Carthik, for your advice and for everything! [[User:Lorelle|Lorelle]] 02:39, 27 Jan 2005 (GMT) ---- Carthik, I just wanted to mention <strike>USER:MDAWaffe/Administration Panels</strike> [[Administration Panels]] here, since I have no faith in the docs mailing list <code>:)</code> ---- The Admin Panel Docs are done as much as I can do them <code>:)</code> [[Import Links SubPanel]] needs... I'd like to say "fleshing out", but really it just plain needs some content. <strike>USER:MDAWaffe/Administration Panels#Upload</strike> could use some help too. I figured there would already have been a separate page in the codex on Uploading, but the only information about it seems to come from the [[FAQ]]. I didn't want to fill it out myself since there seems to be a number of bugs with Uploading in 1.5. The other issue is with Options->Discussion. There is already a very nice 1.2-centric page [[Discussion Options]]. Since all this stuff is intended to be for version 1.5 only, I was unsure about how to proceed. See [[User_talk:NuclearMoose#1.2_v._1.5_Codex_Protocol]]. Thanks for your help! --[[User:MDAWaffe|MDAWaffe]] 21:52, 27 Jan 2005 (GMT) :Oh - and most of the pages need screenshots with numbered regions that the codex pages can reference (like the 1.2 [[Writing Posts]]). I'll get around to that eventually, but if you know of someone just dying to take some screen captures (hopefully from FireFox), I won't be ''at all'' offended <code>:)</code>. --[[User:MDAWaffe|MDAWaffe]] ---- Carthik, I've done a lot of editing on the ANSWERS-x pages and yet I find no links to these from within the other documents, at least not obvious. Can you tell me the purpose of these and from where they link from so I can connect the dots on the Main Page? There's some really helpful info that's worth sharing. Thanks. [[User:Lorelle|Lorelle]] 19:00, 1 Feb 2005 (GMT) Thanks for answering my questions about the Answers pages. I hadn't noticed the "links to" link. I agree that the FAQ should have all the questions and the various pages have the answers. That's the norm. As for the links from the Main Page, I just to clarify what you said. 1) Don't remove links on the main page (I haven't). 2) ??Add links from the subpages to the Main Page section? I have done a little cross linking between sections because it felt appropriate. People will often look in one section when the answer is in an another and adding a cross link to the other section just helps everyone find the information they need instead of bouncing around. But only if it is relative. As for putting all the links from the subpage (those unique to each section) in the Main Page, if that is your intent, I think its messy. A lead in that identifies what types of topics will be found is better than listing everything. So I need some clarification. Thanks! [[User:Lorelle|Lorelle]] 16:14, 2 Feb 2005 (GMT) Thanks for the clarification. Main Page listed on subpage. Got it. That was the intent, so sorry if one got left out. Is the cross linking okay? [[User:Lorelle|Lorelle]] 17:11, 2 Feb 2005 (GMT) ---- Check out <strike>USER:MDAWaffe/Pages</strike> [[Pages]]. If it get's into Codex, an appropriate name might be "Pages and Templates". --[[User:MDAWaffe|MDAWaffe]] 02:39, 6 Feb 2005 (GMT) ---- Should there be a notice on the front page of the old wiki telling people about Codex? --[[User:MDAWaffe|MDAWaffe]] 10:35, 16 Feb 2005 (GMT) :It's Matt's call as to when to stop at the old wiki and start here. A deluge of random editors creating new pages all over Codex is the primary worry. I think the Codex has enough useful information now, to be linked to. :[[User:Carthik|Carthik]] 15:15, 16 Feb 2005 (GMT) ==Pages Not Done - In Works? == I'm looking for a page on how to blog by email. Is that in the works yet? I wanted to link to it from the Main Page and a couple of other places where it is referenced. Is there one? [[User:Lorelle|Lorelle]] 20:00, 17 Feb 2005 (GMT) Add to this: Using Link Manager. [[User:Lorelle|Lorelle]] 20:31, 17 Feb 2005 (GMT) :Thanks for the info. How are the old wiki pages being handled? Can I just "copy" from the old wiki, clean it up, and then post it? (In my own admin pages, for editing and review...of course.) There are some really good bits over there and I don't know how those are being handled when it comes to adding to this new site. :[[User:Lorelle|Lorelle]] 20:56, 17 Feb 2005 (GMT) ===Templates=== I hate to keep bugging you here. I'd like to see USER:MDAWaffe/Working with Templates ([[Templates]]) moved in as a top level article replacing <strike>Template Files|Template File Structure</strike> ([[User:MDAWaffe|MDAWaffe]]) and all the articles it links to moved in as well. If not the implementation I've written up, than at least the information those articles contain. Let me know what I can do. Also - just a nag - don't take it for impatience <tt>:)</tt> - [http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=23651 a froum post] regarding <strike>USER:MDAWaffe/Administration Panels</strike> [[Administration Panels]]. Again, I'm in no hurry. --[[User:MDAWaffe|MDAWaffe]] 21:54, 17 Feb 2005 (GMT) :Carthik rocks. PS: I'm still in no hurry about the Admin Panel stuff. I'll look at it as discussed on wp-docs.--[[User:MDAWaffe|MDAWaffe]] 21:02, 6 Mar 2005 (UTC) ::I'll look into them soon, too... :) [[User:Carthik|Carthik]] 21:27, 6 Mar 2005 (UTC) == SysOp-ing == "You have been made a sysop." Zoinks! I'll try not to let it go to my head. At least, not all at once. <code>:)</code> -[[User:Kafkaesqui|Kaf]] 19:18, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC) I'll try to let it go to Kaf's head instead of mine --[[User:MDAWaffe|MDAWaffe]] 23:45, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC) == Friendly Reminder Template == Protected so only sysops can edit it: <nowiki>{{Preview}}

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Hey, Carthik!

Why is my new article - DRAFT ARTICLE now sitting in the main stuff????? I'm in panic mode, folks. Please REMOVE IT AT ONCE and all redirects. It is NO WAY ready for prime time!!!!! Lorelle 19:16, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)


I've been blocking for '1 year'. If you're worried about blocking an innocent IP address, don't. Autoblocks only apply for 1 day. See Special:Ipblocklist. --MDAWaffe - Talk 05:11, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Task List

Thanks for the info on the Meta:Tasks page. Who IS in charge of creating such a list? Should it be done on the mailing list? Is it a group activity or free-for-all? I put a list, per request, in the Wiki Activities page, which a couple people put notes on, but that is a good start for things to do. But someone has to be "in charge" of creating such a list and maintaining it. I'll add tasks and even layout the task page to help get it started but I'm not in a position to maintain such a listing. But a "things to do" list is critical here, one that not only lists things needing doing, but features an invitation to "sign up" so we know if something is happening on a task or if it has just been sitting there collecting dust.

You already know these things, I'm just your housekeeping nag, and I don't know the decorum for how and who this should be done. We need some guidance here, and it can't be anonymous. Lorelle 16:02, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Later: I quickly put together a potential replacement for the Task List - it could be separated into two pages but it's a start. Use or not. Lorelle 17:28, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Reply: Lorelle, thanks a bunch for that quick page you put together. We can use that as a launchpad for the actual page. Do we really need a "director"? I think of myself as someone who keep the house in shape, when possible (and required). You are doing some great work, so you can do your own thing, and let me, or some other admin know if you have a particular issue that you cannot resolve and we'll all try our best to help you.

As for the Task List : here's what I can do - I will create a list of things that I think require some attention. It may take a little while before I dedicate a day or two to this, but in the meantime, please feel free to add tasks to the page - tasks that you think are essential, or even nice to have. If someone disagrees, it can be removed. I am quite insensitive to criticism, and know that it helps to put my best foot forward, without letting it grow roots, so I can adjust my position after seeing the feedback.

Thanks a lot for your help :) I really appreaciate it.

Carthik ‹ ℂ › Talk 03:06, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Yes, I think that there needs to be someone people can go to to get help, or a couple of people, no more than three. When I started, I had no one to turn to and hunted throughout the Codex to find someone to ask a question about how things worked. The first message of welcome from Moose helped. It told me that someone was in a position to ask a question or accept their judgement if I stepped over the line. Now that he's gone, is that you? People just need to know there is someone who is the final "say". It's a comfort zone thing for groups. When you say "let me or some other admin know" - I don't know who the admins are! Is there a list? The user list, even with all the arguments lately, is totally useless to find any key people among the junk.
I'll clean up the to-do list from the wiki weekend and post it, since not all of it is critical but some of it "should be" and then anyone can slash and burn on it as they want. As for insensitivity - brick wall here. I concentrate on the goal not the obstacle-ers. And thanks for sticking with this! Lorelle 14:36, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Documentation_team has a list of the "Sysop"s and "Bureaucrat"s who are folks who have some additional privileges with respect to being able to do things at the Codex. I am always there should you be in doubt. (Moose is not gone, not yet :). I expect/hope he'll be back. ) I'll get cracking one of these days, and sort some things out here - whatever I can. Your help is very welcome :)
Carthik ‹ ℂ › Talk 20:56, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I've been chatting around and thinking about this User:Lorelle/Sample_Task_List and I've done some minor revisions to make it easier to use. Again, I think it's time to get serious and have some of the documentation team step up to be recognized as "coordinators", overseers, overlords, or whatever name as leaders of specific areas. Responsibility gives pride and "reward" to volunteers, too, so they stick around a little longer. And it helps to coordinate new user's energies to the areas they are interested in. If someone wants to work on development docs, they would know that Jack Smith (or whoever) is in charge of them, so go talk to them and see what needs to be done.

I'm starting to put together a little "team" for Lessons, so someone else can help with the dirty work and soon replace me...if necessary. Also to help with the potential contest coming up, that I will just not have time to fully monitor by myself. I think having a coordinated task list and list of who is doing what will help everyone feel more like they have a sense of ownership. So whatcha think? Lorelle 23:20, 3 May 2005 (UTC)


Did you want me to start the moving process for Lessons stuff on Thursday or are you? I can do it towards the end of the day, if you want. I'd like to put it under Getting Started with WordPress, since it applies, and not give it it's own section. Or should we? Maybe they are "that" important?

I'm also still in debate mode about Lesson or Lessons for the page name and setting them up as subpages such as Lessons/Making_Fun_of_CSS or independent pages. Which do you think is best?

I also haven't noticed any edits on those pages, and there are some things I'm a little nervous about, especially on User:Lorelle/Stylizing_Page-Links and the very end of User:Lorelle/Stepping_Into_Template_Tags. I'm especially proud of myself on the last article.

Let me know, boss. Lorelle 02:19, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Been missing you, Carthik, hope all is well.

The Lessons are doing great, but needs more editors to make sure everything is working fine. I'm slowly getting some folks who are interested in them to help form a kind a team. I'm also working on another team to help put together the contest. I'm also starting to work on an article about the WordPress groups. Busy, busy. We're starting to get a lot of new people who appear to be serious, so as a test, I put together a Template:Welcome as a start to help them. I posted it to a couple of my "co-workers" to have them edit and comment on it, so please look at it and tell me what you think. I just thought we needed a little more of a hello, and since Moose used to do all this, and he's not around here any more, someone has to pick up the slack on greeting people. Not that it's me, just as an idea on how to greet new users.

I also posted that Task/Signup list in my User Page that we talked about. While the free-for-all is nice, I still think we need some kind of a sign up list to coordinate something.

Anyway, I'm plugging along. Hope you're doing good things, too. Lorelle 03:11, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

A category for Lessons would be great. I'll have to read up on those and how they work. I just discovered the category issue on the Wiki and thought it would be nice if more things were categorized but I haven't looked into it yet. I've shortened the template for the Lessons to the categories with a few highlights, and I'd like to finally get enough to use User:Lorelle/Lessons_List_Template with each lesson category getting their own box, kinda like template tags.
Are you also thinking of pulling Lessons out of "Getting Started" main page menu into their own section? Just wondering. So let me read about how the categories work on the Mediawiki and I'll get back to you, unless you just want to jump in and do it and let me figure it out afterwards. Either way. And thanks!! Lorelle 20:01, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Fixing Things

Thanks, Carthik, for those quick fixes on serendipity and SimonFarine. The Localizing Wordpress links are now fixed, and I won't touch the Spanish pages (as if I would know what to change) ;-} MichaelH 18:47, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Regarding marking pages for deletion, I will be glad to add the {rfd}. I've encountered some pages in DoubleRedirects that are NOT linked to by any other page. Should I mark these for deletion also? I ask because I thought a #REDIRECT was the only thing allowed on a 'redirected' page--examples are Make a Directory Writable, Permalink Structure, and Upgrading. Thanks and let me know. MichaelH 19:46, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

I posted the list of Codex:X articles I thought met the criteria. I went through the entire Codex All Pages list and recategorized them in order to pull out these. I thought about ordering them by how we have things on the Main Page, but then I didn't, trusting my instincts to see what I could come up with, especially after working on the Articles Wanted List and getting a fresh perspective on how to structure things. Whatcha think? And what's next? Lorelle 23:48, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

Codex Administraion

Lorelle 23:44, 7 May 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome. Recognition of my handle is a bonus!

I entered the date as instructed in the Metawiki guidelines, but I did find it bizarre that it was formatted as broken links.

Any idea why your edit doesn't show on my watchlist?--Al-khowarizmi 18:12, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Appreciate the speed

Hey, you made the change at Guidelines almost before I hit the 'Save Page' button ;-} Thanks and appreciate the massive effort you've thrown at the project!! MichaelH (talk) 21:52, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

You're welcome, Michael. I just happened to be around at that time.

Carthik ‹ ℂ › Talk 23:32, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Flushing out filter hooks

Thanks for the welcome message. I've been slowly working on flushing out the filter hooks on Plugin API. I'm trying out a style similar to the Template Tags where each hook has it's own page. I'm working in a scratch area: Filter Hooks Draft. I've only filled out a couple of the hooks so far (try list_cats and the_date), but let me know what you think. I'm very open to suggestions. Davepar 22:40, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Title Case

I know renaming is a PITA and certainly don't think it should be a high-priority task - but I'm glad someone appreciates my pedantry ;) If you're ever up for a scheduled renaming binge, let me know and I'd be happy to help w/ fixing links.

I went through Special:Allpages and I think I caught all the malformed titles; may have missed one or two, and left alone issues with foreign language pages, but otherwise what's currently on the docket should do it.

yami 18:58, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Who to Welcome

Carthik, I've been adding the Welcome Template to new User's Talk pages, but if a user has posted in the past, like over 60 days ago, should Welcome be put on their Talk page? MichaelH (talk) 17:15, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

Sir, your comments would be appreciated on Lorelle's concern about creating Talk Pages where registered user hasn't bothered to create a user page. See User_talk:MichaelH#Welcoming. Thanks! MichaelH (talk) 13:43, 21 May 2005 (UTC)


My watchlist page shows the same list regardless of what I enter for "show last".

i.e. even if I click 1 hour, I get a list going back to 12 May.

Is this a known bug?--Al-khowarizmi 08:25, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

Images Needed

  • Screenshots of Press It paragraph, on browser link toolbar, and in action (popup screen)
  • Use of Quicktags closeup (more, image, link)
    • Mouse on quicktag
    • HTML in post edit screen
  • Classic Theme - font page, single page (if changes)
  • Three or more posts featured as excerpts on the main page
  • Three or more posts featured as titles on the main page
  • Three or more posts featured on an archive page
  • Three or more posts featured on a category page
  • Comment section form and with comments
  • Built-in Editor
  • If these files were writable - note
  • Dashboard Latest Activity, showing the different sections, especially Posts and Scheduled Entries (upcoming posts).
  • Comments panel with comments awaiting moderation and not.
  • Comment moderation panel
  • Edit comment panel with Approve, Delete, Moderate buttons
  • Users and Authors - need pictures of several users/authors set at various levels and a closeup on how to click the +/- to change the user level with a mouse pointer.

Lorelle 21:01, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Welcome template change


User:Chiieddy suggested on Codex talk:Creating a User Page making the Creating a User Page clearer--maybe a link that actual start the User page?

MichaelH (talk) 15:44, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
Note: Lorelle took care of this.MichaelH (talk) 15:48, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Cleaning Up Codex Stuff

I'm going to work on merge stuff over the next few days and I found that the Mailing Lists doc is listed for merge. Yet it has no tag that I can see on the document, and you just cleaned it up and worked it over and there are a bunch of links to it. Ideas? Or is this a "Mailing lists" to "Mailing Lists" thing? That's a redirect...but what do I know.

In fact, when I go through all the different kinds of merges on the list, there is only one article to work on. And I checked "rename" and there is nothing there. I thought Yami was going through marking all of those. Did you fix them already? Gee, and nothing for me to do now. ;-) Lorelle 03:32, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I got that!
Carthik ‹ ℂ › Talk 02:55, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

Translation Bar

Can we clean up the red links in the translation bar? Thanks. Lorelle 23:25, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Codex Cleanup Week June 18-26



Codex Cleanup Week is Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 26. This is a major push to clean up the Codex and stuff it full of great documenation so we can relax a little this summer.

Thanks for everything you do! Lorelle 21:41, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Decisions to be made during cleanup

1. These two "articles" are a mess and weak alone. It's been recommended by myself and others that we merge them, but we worry about any links that might be coming from wordpress.org/docs or elsewhere. Can you check and give permission to merge these? Thanks.

Before_You_Install and Hosting_WordPress

Lorelle 20:58, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

2. I just stumbled upon User:Carthik/Plunge_into_Plugins. This is terrific. Can we get it cleaned up and released. It's a great dot connector for those wanting to do more with plugins. We're getting a lot of whines about how "dated" the Codex is with plugin making information. Lorelle 13:27, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

3. Here is a list of articles I "stumbled" upon that need to be checked to see if they should be cleaned up, beefed up, and moved out into the documentation. They are in user pages.

Lorelle 20:10, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Maintenance: Pages with misspellings

Hope this question falls under your jurisdiction...would it be possible to have the Pages with misspellings omit the raw IRC Meetup logs? Presumably they won't be changed (spelling-wise)... --Schulte 14:10, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Answered by Lorelle 18:54, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)