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[[User:Suf|Suf]] 12:55, 23 June 2007 (PDT) (modified)
 
 
 
== PlugIn / plug-in ==
 
 
 
The front page has instances of both.  I don't really care which is deemed canonical, but I was trying to search the page for instances of plugin/plug-in so consistency would be a good thing.  Perhaps PlugIn was written in camel case out of habit from other wiki systems, which treat those as WikiWords?  But MediaWiki doesn't care, so just pick one and standardize it.
 
Thanks, [[User:Philip|Philip]] 09:43, 13 March 2006 (PST)<BR>
 
<span style="color:green;font-style:italic">Unfortunately as we allow users to freely edit, we'll never get consistency (I'd  personally prefer all pages to have spaces between words for the reasons you state). But if any one wants to write a page with suggested standard words and phrases when writing here, go ahead. In the case of plugins, Audacity calls its folder "Plug-ins" (hyphenated) and I suspect that usage is the more correct. - Gale
 
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== vandalism and links without spaces ==
 
 
 
Is it possible to block regular vandals? It's not good to go two days with porn-spam on the front page. Also, some of the links on the main page don't contain fingerspaces. Should they be added? [[User:Tommylommykins|Tommylommykins]] 10:11, 9 November 2006 (PST)
 
 
 
 
 
== Orphaned pages ==
 
 
 
There are really a lot of orphaned pages.  The only ways to get to these pages is by hitting the "Random page" link in the navigation bar, by hitting "Special pages" then "Orphaned pages" or by seeing them in the "Recent changes" list soon after they've been made.  Someone in charge of the wiki might want to check these pages and either delete them or create links where they would be appropriate.
 
 
 
(That really was the long way of saying that people really aren't going to see those pages)
 
 
 
[[Special:Lonelypages]]
 
 
 
You will also find that users have created pages for themselves which is redundant.  We have user pages that are linked when using our signature with 3 or 4 tilde like this <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> <br>[[User:A Witt|A Witt]]
 
<br>[[User:A Witt|A Witt]] 16:05, 20 January 2007 (PST)
 
 
 
<span style="color:green;font-style:italic">Most of the orphaned pages have now been removed. The few remaining pages are still considered for actions. There is also a new page ([[Pages suggested for deletion]]) where anyone can suggest pages to be removed. (23:05, 9 July 2007 (PDT))
 
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== Need for a style guide? ==
 
 
 
Is there a need for a "style guide" for this Wiki? Recently the pages seem to become more and more colorful, and different editors use color slightly differently. Personally I think it would be a benefit to our readers if we kept to "general Wiki style", with only a few specific "Audacity Wiki styles". It would also benefit the editors, as it would limit the amount of html tags to be used.
 
 
 
Things that there could be a guide for are:
 
* Plainlinks or not for external links. ''(I prefer classic style, i.e. with the trailing little arrow icon.)''
 
* Use of '''''if you want to ... click [[here]]''''' or not. ''(I prefer writing out a [[descriptive link name]], not just '''here'''.)''
 
* Use of colors.
 
* How to format a page intro, before the first heading.
 
 
 
''([[User:Suf|Suf]] 23:30, 9 July 2007 (PDT))''
 

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