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*Sign your posts (on talk pages and on this page) with <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> or by using [//www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/skins/common/images/button_sig.png this button] (click to view) in the editing toolbar.
*Sign your posts (on talk pages and on this page) with <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> or by using [//www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/skins/common/images/button_sig.png this button] (click to view) in the editing toolbar.
*Check out [[Explain XKCD:Copyrights]] before {{Special:Import|importing}} or {{Special:Upload|uploading}} anything ''other'' than the comics here - you don't want to get in trouble by mistake!
*Check out [[Explain XKCD:Copyrights]] before {{Special:Import|importing}} or {{Special:Upload|uploading}} anything ''other'' than the comics here - you don't want to get in trouble by mistake!
*Almost any part of the interface can be edited - drop-down menus, special pages, edit notices, sidebars, the javascript and css, etc.  Please leave a note at [[#Discuss the Wiki]], below, if you have a change that should be considered.
<!-- Don't know if this is where help will stay or if we'll get a special page like Wikipedia's Help Desk or Village Pump.  But why not put it here for now. -->
Need some help?  Ask us!  Just make sure you click "watch this page" so you'll know if someone replies! --''[[User:Philosopher|Philosopher]]''&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Philosopher|Let us reason together.]]</sup> 08:34, 1 August 2012 (EDT)
==Discuss the Wiki==
I created this page.  --''[[User:Philosopher|Philosopher]]''&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Philosopher|Let us reason together.]]</sup> 08:40, 1 August 2012 (EDT)
I've also created [[Explain XKCD:Sandbox]]. --''[[User:Philosopher|Philosopher]]''&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Philosopher|Let us reason together.]]</sup> 08:40, 1 August 2012 (EDT)
I've changed [[MediaWiki:Helppage]] to point here.  If we decide to have a local users manual or help desk, it should probably be changed.  The default target was [[Help:Contents]].  This also changes where the "Help" link in the sidebar points, so right now we have two different sidebar links pointing to the same place.  --''[[User:Philosopher|Philosopher]]''&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Philosopher|Let us reason together.]]</sup> 10:30, 1 August 2012 (EDT)
I haven't created [[MediaWiki:Tagline]] yet, but we need to think about what to put there.  That's the familiar "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." over at Wikipedia - it appears right under the title of each page.  --''[[User:Philosopher|Philosopher]]''&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Philosopher|Let us reason together.]]</sup> 10:39, 1 August 2012 (EDT)
I created [[MediaWiki:Common.css]] and [[MediaWiki:Common.js]].  This is one of the "did I break it"-type changes, so let me know if you notice anything strange.  The new pages are made up of excerpts from their Wikipedia counterparts - I copied what I thought was potentially useful and left the rest.  --''[[User:Philosopher|Philosopher]]''&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Philosopher|Let us reason together.]]</sup> 22:32, 2 August 2012 (EDT)
I think we should create a separate Discuss the wiki page, so that each discussion can go under its own header. I'd suggest setting up a todo list where people can help out. I'd start with a suggestion:
: We should be using [[mw:Manual:Short URL|cleaner urls]]. Maybe [http://shorturls.redwerks.org/ this tool] can help setting that up. --[[User:Waldir|Waldir]] ([[User talk:Waldir|talk]]) 05:46, 2 August 2012 (EDT)
:: Whatever we do decide, I've created <nowiki>{{xkcd}}</nowiki> and <nowiki>{{explain}}</nowiki> templates to create links to the xkcd site and other explanations here on this site; that should factor at least those sites (nice central administration) as well as helping us categorize pages that use them.  Was thinking of also <nowiki>{{wiki}}</nowiki> for the same benefit, even if there's already a prefix built into mediawiki... the only drawback is the bias toward the en side...  [[User:IronyChef|IronyChef]] ([[User talk:IronyChef|talk]]) 10:31, 2 August 2012 (EDT)
:::I'm liking the idea of creating a Discuss the wiki page - I'll start one if someone doesn't/hasn't beat me to it and add it to the sidebar.  I'd asked for better URLs at [[User talk:Jeff#Robots.txt]], though I didn't know what they were called. --''[[User:Philosopher|Philosopher]]''&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Philosopher|Let us reason together.]]</sup> 17:17, 2 August 2012 (EDT)
::::I also like the idea of the {{tl|xkcd}} tags.  On a related note, I've [[Special:Import|imported]] {{tl|tl}}.  :-)  <s> I also realize we don't have a secure server here, but I'd support the best practice of beginning URLs with protocol-relative links ( // instead of http:// or https:// ) anyway, especially since the xkcd website ''itself'' appears to be https-compatible.</s><small>Nevermind, it doesn't seem to be.  So I guess it doesn't matter.</small>  --''[[User:Philosopher|Philosopher]]''&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Philosopher|Let us reason together.]]</sup> 22:40, 2 August 2012 (EDT)
::: Maybe we can create a subpage of the community portal for the wiki discussion. What do you think? --[[User:Waldir|Waldir]] ([[User talk:Waldir|talk]]) 04:32, 3 August 2012 (EDT)
:::: Also one for editing coordination (see [[User:SurturZ/sandbox]] for instance), another for mediawiki assistance (requests to admins perhaps on the same page, or on a separate one). Any other ideas? --[[User:Waldir|Waldir]] ([[User talk:Waldir|talk]]) 04:41, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

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Welcome to the Community Portal. This set of pages is used to discuss how Explain xkcd works, and is divided into five sections. Please use the table below to find the most appropriate section to post in, or post in the miscellaneous section. You can view all community portal sections at once here.

Ambox notice.png Don't use this page directly for discussions. Use the "Community portal sections" part below to navigate.
Community portal sections

Proposals (post)
Ideas to improve the wiki's design and organization.

Technical (post)
To discuss technical issues.

Coordination (post)
To coordinate content editing and maintenance tasks.

Admin requests (post)
User problems, changes to protected pages, etc.

Miscellaneous (post)
Messages that do not fit into any other category.


A few tools to start you out:

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