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I took off the 'To Do' list because so much of it was done - that's great! I just sent out an email to the OCA Clergy list soliciting contributions. More solicitations to come. FrJohn


Does anyone know how to add bookstores to the book list that comes up when you click on an ISBN number? It seems a little sparse right now. It would be great to add Orthodox sellers like light-n-life.com, svspress.com, eightdaybooks.com, and so on. FrJohn


Just as a general note: if you can't think of what to work on, a good place to start is Special:Wantedpages. There's still a lot of basic stuff needing coverage there. --Rdr. Andrew

I was just going to do that, and I cannot determine where articles on priest, deacon, bishop, hieromonk, etc. should go. I was thinking an "Orders" subcat in "Ecclesiology". --Basil 20:05, 24 Jan 2005 (CST)
There's Category:Clergy already, which could certainly include all these articles and even those for the minor clergy. --Rdr. Andrew 20:39, 26 Jan 2005 (CST)

Just created OrthodoxWiki:Meta Reflections for discussions about the kind of endeavor we're engaged in here. FrJohn

Contents

Divide, divide

Methinks we ought to apportion this page into several discussion sub-pages, e.g., OrthodoxWiki:Meta Reflections, OrthodoxWiki:Suggestions (to be a renaming of Suggestions for future development), OrthodoxWiki:Administration, OrthodoxWiki:Help wanted, OrthodoxWiki:Categories, OrthodoxWiki:Free-for-all, etc. Comments? --Rdr. Andrew 09:10, 25 Jan 2005 (CST)

Sounds good -- then this page will be a portal to the whole realm of OWiki community discussion, yah? Also, let's add something like OrthodoxWiki:Chatter, i.e. reverse links and "what they are saying" :-). FrJohn 14:59, 25 Jan 2005 (CST)

Newsfeed?

Hey, doesn't Wikipedia have a newsfeed? We've got to figure out how to do that too. That's something for the admin to do list... FrJohn 15:41, 25 Jan 2005 (CST)

Never mind -- I found it. See Special:Newpages.

Skins and FAQs

I notice some skins (well, at least CologneBlue) prominently feature an OrthodoxWiki:FAQ page. Maybe we should think about this at some point in the future, or even just slip in a redirect to something appropriate. Fr. John

IRC Channel?

Was wondering if you would be intereseted in creating an IRC channel for the wiki. I am an avid WordPress user and have found their #wordpress IRC channel a very helpful addendum to their wiki Codex manual.

The channel could be used for sysops and users to basically do group chat and might help communication.

I know of several others that are using the IRC channel that Kevin Basil created called #orthodoxy, but it is registered with lplug.org. I personally think that freenode gets a lot more coverage. Anyways, let me know what you think.

You can find out more about freenode at their site. This wiki would classify as Web Media, as it is an online community reference site.

A primary group called #orthodox-wiki or #orthodoxwiki could be created. Online registration seems fairly easy. I could facilitate if you would like.

--Joe Rodgers 00:17, 16 Jun 2005 (EDT)

Vandal rename

Why exactly is it that on this wiki, indefnitely blocked "vandal-only" accounts get renamed? I have never come across it on any other wiki. Jow (Community Portal)

Hey JOW - this is our own business. Feel free to email me privately if you want to talk seriously about what your beef is - otherwise, you're still banned from the wiki for the previous abuse. — FrJohn (talk)

Lost link

Hello, in the section "How to contribute", said "We also recommend the Wikipedia Extension for Mozilla Firefox". The link to "Wikipedia Extension" doesn't work now and I have no idea what was meant. Is it same Wikipedia search toolbar found at mozdev.org? --Cat68 22:55, February 16, 2007 (PST)

Double redirects, FYI

28 of them currently: Special:DoubleRedirects. --JohnK 22:13, July 27, 2007 (PDT)

Clean Up tags

Hi, I think adding 'clean up' tags to just about EVERY article I create is getting beyond ridiculous ... I cant believe that everything I contribute is considered by Martha as rubbish and requiring clean up ... I think Administrators need to moderate how much 'policing' they exhibit on this site as it can appear to be personal and out of control some times ... I challenge anyone to compare the Jacob disambiguation page to the Mary disambiguation page and explain to me why the Jacob page requires a clean up and the mary page DOES NOT? If anything the format is the same, the etymology is there, all saints with that name have been listed, put into chronological list AND linked to availale OW pages ...do u know how much work went into doing that? It was hours ...and its disappointing to have a 'clean up' tag just added with no IDEA what it is I need to clean up! Vasiliki 06:47, April 10, 2008 (UTC)

It is true that the tag is often included in an article without an explanation—it would help if we were all a little more fastidious in that regard. In any event, it's never meant personally. It's just a mark noting that work needs to be done on the article to bring it up to OrthodoxWiki standards. It may appear that your articles have been tagged often, but let's face it: you've also added a rather massive number of new articles in a short time. It stands to reason that many tags may be included.
I think the reason why many of your articles are tagged is that it's clear that academic English is not your primary means of communication, in addition to various non-standard bits of formatting and so forth. I can see a lot of things that need to be fixed in both the Jacob (disambiguation) and Mary articles (and most of the other disambig articles you've done), especially in their introductory paragraphs. They don't read as sentences, for instance—more like erratically parsed dictionary entries. The language notes need to be put inside parentheses, and there's a broken link in the Jacob article. If you want to see a well-done disambiguation page, check out Symeon (disambiguation) or Synaxis.
Remember—it's not personal. A general rule, though, is that if you feel emotionally agitated by something on the wiki, it's probably best to take a wiki-break and then come back to the work later. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 19:22, April 10, 2008 (UTC)
Thank You for making the time to have this discussion. Vasiliki 01:51, April 11, 2008 (UTC)

New Webpage

I dont know where this can fit in ... so if anyone has any ideas: http://meetorthodox.com/ -IXthis

Vasiliki, this page would be fine. — FrJohn (talk)
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