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Wiki:About page missing...

Hey congratulations on starting an interesting model for (I guess) content experiments. I am most likely to use be using it in future, but I wonder if it is possible to have a more extensive About description, since metaphor is somewhat clear, but examples of real needs and potential uses are kind of missing (at least it is not obvious for me). For the moment it seems that About page redirects to Main_Page which is super basic. I understand that project is in early stage of articulation, but it would be useful at least to understand what it is not (for example why it is not a Sandbox substitute), if that is an easier way to describe its range of (non) uses. Either way looking forward to its use. Zblace (talk) 13:59, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Good idea! They're a bit old-fashioned these days, but to help pierce the mystery, maybe we should start with a FAQ.--Pharos (talk) 17:46, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
I followed up and made a first draft ;-) Zblace (talk) 19:58, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Intro to adding a new spore

There should be a page linked from Main to how to set up a new Spore! Sj (talk) 00:26, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Agreed. I am still seeking clarification on this thread, tho: Wiki:Greenhouse#Is_Wikispore_about_new_kinds_of_information_or_new_topics.3F. Koavf (talk) 20:54, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Recent changes

It's worth making RC and New Pages more visible on the main page for now, until the activity rises -- as a reminder to all visitors! Sj (talk) 14:19, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Perhaps something like this:

9 new pages on Wikispore:
17 new changes on Wikispore:
List of abbreviations:
This edit created a new page (also see list of new pages)
This is a minor edit
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19 October 2020

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18 October 2020

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15 October 2020

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A Main Page for people who are new to this wiki

Hello, I would like to propose that we review the Main Page with the following idea in mind: how does this page serve to people who still do not know this wiki? Will first time readers/users understand what this wiki is for? Will they understand the "spore" metapher? Do you expect readers/users to know other pages or wikis in order to understand this one? Ziko (talk) 15:44, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Sure, do you have any suggestions or would you like to start a new Main Page/draft? Perhaps we could incorporate stuff from the FAQ or something like #Recent changes above, or borrow ideas from the Incubator Main Page or that of other Main Pages in the movement?--Pharos (talk) 00:25, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
Hello, it would be great if everyone who comes to the main page can understand what this website is about - without having to click on any links. I allow myself to make some changes, please revert at will. Ziko (talk) 16:24, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Ziko, moving things in a positive direction!--Pharos (talk) 00:21, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps we can learn something from incubator:Main Page, which is probably the closest to our "twin" among the Wikimedia sister projects.--Pharos (talk) 00:40, 12 August 2020 (UTC)


Why can't I edit my preferences? I would like to change my old email address with my new one. Killarnee (talk) 21:09, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Email is not yet working on this wiki, see phab:T254668.--Pharos (talk) 00:17, 28 July 2020 (UTC)