MythTV Official Wiki talk:Manual of Style

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Okay, first cut is out

Well, I borrowed from Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Manual of Style, and trimmed some things down. It's a first cut, so go ahead and make your comments. P.S. Interwiki links to wikipedia DO seem to be working. --Gregturn 20:43, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Be damned. Cool. Thanks for pulling this over, Greg; I really appreciate the help. I've linked it off the Main page.
--Baylink 21:02, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

I spotted this comment on another talk page. I would consider this input to our style guide. Thought I should paste it in here for consideration. --Gregturn 23:51, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

A TOC will be generated automagically on any non-talk page with at least 3 subject headers, unless you include the token on the page. All pages should have at least one lede (lead) paragraph above their first section header, for style's sake.
--Baylink 21:39, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Style for boxes

I'm inclined, as many of you have noticed, to try to run text size in in-line boxes from 70 to 80% of main-copy size; I feel it sets them off visually a bit more, and that that is A Good Thing. I gather some of you disagree. Discuss?  :-)
--Baylink 04:20, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Better to start categories relatively flat

A personal observation from working with other Mediawiki sites is that it is easier to start with a flatter structure, and wait until articles grow in volume before deepening the hierarchy. I think the categories marked on the Main Page are good. I am running into existing categories that currently have something like three articles. That is NOT a category. For the sake of full disclosure, I started Category:Bot, which at the time of this writing only has 2 articles. My intention is that other bot accounts created may want to move there as well. I will personally watch that category, and if there is little change in the next few weeks, I will move the articles I created myself and remove the category. :) --Gregturn 17:43, 31 January 2006 (UTC)