William One Sac, Thank you, I was happy to see your reply. :-) I am glad you like the notion of trying to upgrade the main page a little bit. I, too,
noticed, by the way, when the articles counter was approaching 500 and thought it was something like a "mile stone".
There is obviously -- given the nature of human beings, if I may -- a need and justification for tinWiki, a website which only focuses on "conspiracy
related material". And I think this particular wiki has great qualities as it has already established itself, and of course it is a great strength
that it's related to ATS. My impression or thought is something like you have thought also then, that right now could be a good time to try and, a
little bit, further "tailor" the visual organization and the functions that meet the visitor, to get across a clearer impression of the qualities of
tinWiki. Something like that.
I will go ahead and create an experiment page for trying out Main page improvement ideas. (Like I mentioned, to have something realistic or relevant
to work from, I will make the experiment page have the same contents as the actual Main page, starting out.)
As for the manual Wanted pages page, Xkp created that already. It
does indeed seem like a
nice addition to tinWiki like I was hoping (I have already used it to write in ideas for pages that I thought would be good to have).
Actually I have had one more thought now for something that could be a good "non-article" page, and that is something I have seen in Wikipedia (to
give credit where credit is due), namely some kind of "How can I help?" page. Not quite sure how it could be done, but the purpose of such a page
would be to list the "chores" that exist at tinWiki, so that a visitor can go to one page and see a simple overview of contribution suggestions.
This is just an idea, and, at least right now, a somewhat vague one at that.
I will think about the newest page idea and, according to your reply, go ahead and create a page for this purpose when I have a clearer or more
specific "vision". I am thinking of making its title begin with "TinWiki.org:", like Xkp made the Wanted Pages page. (Of course, if someone else
goes ahead and makes such a chores page before I happen to get "inspired", that is great, too.)
Thanks again for the reply. I really do think tinWiki is one of the really good uses of the Internet.
edit: corrected two typos
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