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[edit] Signatures

Suggestion, to everyone, is to use the 'signature' on wiki discussion pages, so you can tell who's who. This is done with ~~~~, often prefixed with something like --, but that's not necessary. Because this is really hard to figure out who's who right now. Best not to use these on normal edits, but on talk pages it's nice. Also, on the edit links, it's a bad idea to remove them from almost any normal pages, but removing them from the main page is more a matter of taste, since it'll generally only be edited by people who know what they're doing (indeed, most wikis protect the main page from editing by anyone but admins). --Chaos 08:52, 28 March 2006 (CST)

[edit] Style Guide

Hi folks. Is there an agreed-upon style guide for this wiki? If not, I presume the Wikipedia Manual of Style should be a sufficient guide? Keloff 16:45, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

We do not enforce any style guide on articles. Generally standard English rules are used regarding sentences and structure. For look and feel the rule is to find something similar if you can and then use it as a template for your own article. There are many international users at MobileRead and styles vary based on their familiarity with English. Obvious errors are corrected but changing things just for style purposes is not a good use of time unless there is confusion as to meaning. Spelling is generally American English as indicated by the built in spelling checker. Is there any specific area you are concerned about?

One thing that is important not to change is headings unless you chase down all usage to ensure that nothing links there. Don't break links. They are fundamental to this wiki. Provide links whenever possible.--DaleDe 16:59, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

There is a page on Wiki structure and naming conventions which should help as a style guide --DaleDe (talk) 16:56, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

[edit] topic link suggestion

The hardware review should be added on the main page instead of being buried in the FAQ section

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Hardware_Reviews Julien -- Done --DaleDe 18:33, 7 December 2010 (EST)

[edit] Statistics

Statistics on this page can be seen at: Page Statistics#1 Main Page.

[edit] News section

There should be added a section with news (not necessarily named "News") so it'll have the new needed information and links to the info or reviews to find more information.

We have several ways to find new information on the wiki and we have a news page in the MobileRead forum https://www.mobileread.com/. There are links on the home page to the recent changes, the new pages and Frontnews which points to the mobileread News page which is updated daily for important changes and a weekly summary. If you are asking for someone to write news for the wiki there is no one to do that. --DaleDe (talk) 12:11, 4 January 2018 (EST)

[edit] Adding a dev section to the main page?

While the main page leads to devices generally, many people may use it to search out instructions and discussion on hacking their ereaders. Any qualms about a new header sending people toward dev pages?

--DaleDe (talk) 12:06, 3 March 2018 (EST): I would suggest you create a page on hacking and see if it is popular. A page is necessary before a link to the page can be generated. (Do a search on hacking and jailbreak.)

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