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Edit hint: This intro blurb could be radically improved.
Categories give you a way to find pages on the wiki. If you're interested in how we go from feature requests to features being implemented in Audacity then Category:Feature Planning should list the relevant pages. Some categories are wide, like Category:For Developers. Others are narrower and have fewer pages, like Category:For Blind Users. The largest categories generally contain smaller categories too. Category:For Blind Users is a sub category of Category:For Users. If you didn't know it existed, you'd find it on visiting the larger category page.
Category links appear at the bottom of most pages.
Remember that this is a wiki and in a constant state of flux. Don't expect the organisation to be perfectly hierarchical and perfectly logical. Particularly in larger categories you may need to drill down into the subcategories to see the less 'high profile' pages.
- Category:Category gives a list of categories on this wiki as well as some general tips on searching. That makes sense because it is the top level category, and people may end up there when they are lost.
- You can get a comprehensive list of all categories from Special:Categories. This list has the advantage that as well as naming the categories it shows the number of articles in each category too.
Edit Hint: Do we still want this? Do we want to go and format the pages these come from more consistently too?
Each category page should have a brief introduction. At this current moment some of those intros are as follows:
This category contains online resources for users to meet each other, read our developer news or contact our Team.
- These pages are more about the social, organizational and psychological side of Audacity and only indirectly about technology.
(GSoC) is Google's program for promoting Open Source Software development. Audacity was a mentoring organization for five students for Google Summer of Code 2008, and mentored two students in 2009.
Ideas for GSoC projects, 2021:
This category contains foreign language material about Audacity. It is also for pages about how the Audacity program, documentation and web sites are translated, and about how this process can be extended and improved.
This category is for pages about ideas for future changes to Audacity.
These pages include our current Roadmap and ideas for Google Summer of Code projects.
This is how we get from ideas to new releases of Audacity
Feature Requests --> Proposals --> Projects --> Releases
- More details of how we plan at the The Feature Requests Pipeline
- This table comes from the Feature Requests page.
Most tutorials are now in the Audacity Manual - there are a few residual ones that remain here in the Wiki.
- Also see our list of Tips to enhance your day-to-day experience of Audacity.
Audacity Manual Tutorials
See our Tutorials in the Manual for step-by-step instructions for performing the most common tasks in Audacity.
Audacity Wiki Tutorials
A few residual ones remain in the Wiki.
Our Tips pages comprise tips on particular aspects of working with Audacity and your hardware. Following these will greatly enhance your day-to-day experience of using Audacity.
Complete alphabetical list of Tips pages (autogenerated)
This category is for pages about troubleshooting problems with Audacity.
An important page is that about troubleshooting recording problems.
The Work in Progress pages are used by subscribers to audacity-devel mailing list. All these pages, and this category page itself, should only be modified by subscribers to that list. All pages in this category have a prominent header noting this.
The top level category. It lists the other categories and subcategories. It also has some general tips on searching.
Adding Categories to Pages
Edit Hint: Need to say more
If you want to add a category to a page, look at an existing categorised page to see how it is done. The category is added as a link at the foot of the page. The order matters. Generally we try to have the wider categories first and the narrower categories later.