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December 29, 2005

Hi Sean Seahen, you're now an admin on this wiki. I'll add the portal namespace now. I like your changes to the main page. Do you know aout Wikipedia:Template:Click? It might be useful to use that here so those images link to pages instead of to the image description pages. Let me know at the Central Wikia if you need any help. Angela (talk) 02:44, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Since Wikipedia:Template:Click is non-universal (doesn't work in Safari or non-graphical browsers), I'll instead make the image pages redirects. Seahen 19:45, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Icon Edit

you guy need one of those things, if you dont know how it's easy, You just need to upload the image as wiki.png. But you need sysop rights which i think you have.--Bobafett122005 23:48, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I have sysop privileges here, but they aren't necessary because I've reduced Wiki to semi-protection. The problem is not uploading the icon, it's finding a suitable one that matches the Nuvola icons we've got. Neither the KDE or the GNOME Nuvola icon set includes a cash register or shopping bag, or anything else that evokes shopping, nor does Commons:Category:Modified Nuvola icons. Seahen 21:06, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

So Basically Edit

In this wiki you just write about a product? Can I get a better understanding before i go and write a whole bunch of articles

I will reply on your user talk page immediately. Seahen 21:06, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Getting our wikis to be noticed Edit

Hi Seahen,

As the founder of the Hebrew equivalent of the shopping wiki, I would like to discuss something with you: One of the problems we are facing, I think, is that everything our wikis is about, already have huge presence in the search engines (try searching for "Gaggia Evolution" in Google for example). Do you have any ideas about how to deal with this?

Thanks --Oshani 14:30, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

The problem is not what products we're writing about, but what we have to say about them. Instead of simply regurgitating factual information, we need to go beyond it with things like:
  • For specific products:
    • Photos
    • User reviews giving the pros and cons.
    • Home/office test results, where applicable
    • Price comparison between different retailers.
  • For general types of products:
    • When someone might need this type of product, and what alternatives to consider instead.
    • Comparisons between different brands and models.
    • How to choose.
  • For retailers (both bricks-and-mortar and online):
    • Comparisons (between competitors) of prices, selection, atmosphere, helpfulness of sales staff, shipping/delivery time and cost, returns
    • Are the stores/websites accessible to the disabled?
    • Information about ownership, controversial activities or criminal record of the company, etc.
  • For brands:
    • Comparisons (between competitors) of prices, quality and varied selection.
    • Information about ownership, country of origin for products, sweatshops, controversial activities or criminal record of the company, etc.
Once we have all this for some well-publicized products, we'll have something to show off, and should see some major growth. I see you're making a good start on this with Gaggia Evolution; this is much appreciated.
In the mean time, let's try to get more product articles in place, so we'll have a complete category framework and a variety of pages for editors to expand. As I mentioned, you can help a lot by translating pages between the two wikis. Seahen 23:51, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Regarding your comments on Dune wiki Edit

Hi Seahen. Unfortunately I haven't had very much spare time to contribute to this wiki recently. As I'm the administrator of the Dune wiki that takes up quite a lot of my spare time.

That said, I would like to continue contributing to this wiki, though I doubt I'll ever be a major contributor. What one specific content area do you feel is top priority? Let me know and I'll try to chip away at it, as and when I can. Regards, Careax 19:33, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

re: Debug template #if:? Edit

The problem was that #if only checks if a string is null or non-null. You have to add a vertical pipe after the names of the parameters to use #if as a parameter checker. The vertical pipe indicates text to return if the parameter is undefined, eg: {{{1|no parameter}}} will return "no parameter" if a template has no parameter, or the contents of the first parameter if it does (this is called parameter defaulting). Using just a pipe with no text returns nothing if the parameter is blank (which is how you use it with #if). --Splarka (talk) 22:43, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

SVG bug fixed Edit

SVG images should be working more properly.. better late than never? see w:Help:SVG. --Splarka (talk) 02:51, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Adding Video to our Wikis Edit

Hi Seahen,

I was thinking about adding Video content to Kwish, so that people can video themselfs reviewing products and services and upload the clips to the Wiki. I think this can boost up interest very much. However, since this is a rather radical change, I wanted to ask your opinion first. If you think this is a good idea, maybe we can ask Angela for whatever is needed together so it will be handled quicker.

Let me know what you think. Thanks --Oshani 14:39, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Seahen, after I wrote the above I saw that it is now possible to embed YouTube videos in wikia wikis. Are you aware of that? Would you like to help me figuring out how to best utilize this feature? Thanks, --Oshani 13:59, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

A Shopping/Consumer guide magazine Edit

Hi Seahen,

I would like to refer you to this note, that I sent to Angela. This is of course just my opinion, and you may approve/disapprove.

Bye, --Oshani 08:14, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

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