Hi fellow wiki editors!

To help newly registered users get more familiar with the wiki (and maybe older users too) there is now a {{Welcome to the wiki}} template. Have a look at it and feel free to add it to new users discussion pages (and perhaps your own).

I have tried to keep the template short, but meaningful. /Johan G

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(Tip: User subpages: Reply to Jhan G.)
(Linking to article sections: Examples on how to link to an article heading. Headings already are anchors, so there is no need to add anchors to them.)
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: Thank you for the suggestion. Indeed, I'd have adopted it if I had known this was possible beforehand. The intent is to move the material (or part of it) to the main article namespace, but I don't have the time for this right now (I'd need to check the already existing material on the destination page and update it where it is outdated, which adds to the required time). Besides, Torsten very recently mentioned mirrors of the FG repositories on GitLab which I wasn't aware of, and the one for FGData might offer a simpler solution for users who just need read-only access...
 
: Thank you for the suggestion. Indeed, I'd have adopted it if I had known this was possible beforehand. The intent is to move the material (or part of it) to the main article namespace, but I don't have the time for this right now (I'd need to check the already existing material on the destination page and update it where it is outdated, which adds to the required time). Besides, Torsten very recently mentioned mirrors of the FG repositories on GitLab which I wasn't aware of, and the one for FGData might offer a simpler solution for users who just need read-only access...
 
: --[[User:Rominet|Rominet]] ([[User talk:Rominet|talk]]) 10:38, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
 
: --[[User:Rominet|Rominet]] ([[User talk:Rominet|talk]]) 10:38, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
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== Linking to article sections ==
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Hi Rominet,
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I noted this edit [http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php?title=FFGo&diff=121100&oldid=108682 Add an anchor for the “Using pip (generic method)” section] to the [[FFGo]] article.
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Please do not add separate anchors to headings, the headings are anchors in themselves.
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To link to a section from another article on the wiki use:
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* <code><nowiki>[[FFGo#Using pip (generic method)]]</nowiki></code> (renders as [[FFGo#Using pip (generic method)]]), or
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* <code><nowiki>[[FFGo#Using pip (generic method)|Installing FFGo using pip]]</nowiki></code> ([[FFGo#Using pip (generic method)|Installing FFGo using pip]])
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And when linking from other websites use:
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* <code><nowiki><a href="http://wiki.flightgear.org/FFGo#Using_pip_.28generic_method.29">Installing FFGo with pip</a></nowiki></code> ([http://wiki.flightgear.org/FFGo#Using_pip_.28generic_method.29 Installing FFGo with pip]) (Copy the link from the table of contents in the article).
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Sometimes you might want to link specifically to the current revision of the page (in case it will alter later). For those instances there is a link on the left sidebar, "Permanent link" (under "Tools"), that you can copy and when linking to the specific section open that link and copy the link from the table of contents.
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—[[User:Johan G|Johan G]] ([[User_talk:Johan_G|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Johan_G|contribs]]) 16:15, 25 November 2019 (EST)

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FFGo screenshots category

I have created a category, Category:FFGo screenshots, for screenshots of the FFGo FlightGear front-end.

I am not fully sure, but I think you will find it when you start typing "FFGo" in the category field when you upload more screenshots.

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 19:35, 30 January 2016 (EST)

Hello Johan G,
Thank you for making this a bit tidier. I'll use the new category in the future. I would also be willing to remove obsolete screenshots (for instance, http://wiki.flightgear.org/File:Tools-menu.png has been superseded by http://wiki.flightgear.org/File:Tools-menu_1.9.0.png), but I am not sure it is feasible because of the wiki history. And I now realize (with these URLs) that the file names don't belong to any particular namespace inside the FG wiki, therefore I suppose I should prefix them with FFGo_ or something like that next time...
--Rominet (talk) 05:33, 31 January 2016 (EST)
The older files may make sense if someone uses an older version. Also, at some point in the future (or even now) it might be interesting to look back at how things looked a couple of years back.
More descriptive file names is never wrong. ;-)
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 10:59, 31 January 2016 (EST)
Historians... I doubt someone is going to dig through wiki history just for that, but anyway. If uploading too many images is a problem one day (not what you said), I expect some wiki admin to tell me so we can discuss how to handle that. Concerning the other point, yes, I'll prepend FFGo_ or even FFGo_<version>_ to file names in future uploads. It's a bit cumbersome of course, but I really don't like the unqualified names in the global wiki context.
Thanks.
­­—Rominet (talk) 04:23, 1 February 2016 (EST)

Tip: User subpages

I noted that you use your userpage a bit like a draft for something you are working on. It is entirely ok, but if you want to have several drafts going on at once you could add them as subpages to your user page.

To add a subpage to your user page, add a wikilink to your userpage with a slash and the title of the subpage like this, [[User:Rominet/Article title]], then click on the red link to start editing the new subpage.

When you are ready to make the page available, move it to the main article namespace. (Though keep in mind that perfection is the enemy of productivity. ;-)

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 07:56, 15 April 2019 (EDT)

Hello Johan_G,
Thank you for the suggestion. Indeed, I'd have adopted it if I had known this was possible beforehand. The intent is to move the material (or part of it) to the main article namespace, but I don't have the time for this right now (I'd need to check the already existing material on the destination page and update it where it is outdated, which adds to the required time). Besides, Torsten very recently mentioned mirrors of the FG repositories on GitLab which I wasn't aware of, and the one for FGData might offer a simpler solution for users who just need read-only access...
--Rominet (talk) 10:38, 15 April 2019 (EDT)

Linking to article sections

Hi Rominet,

I noted this edit Add an anchor for the “Using pip (generic method)” section to the FFGo article.

Please do not add separate anchors to headings, the headings are anchors in themselves.

To link to a section from another article on the wiki use:

And when linking from other websites use:

  • <a href="http://wiki.flightgear.org/FFGo#Using_pip_.28generic_method.29">Installing FFGo with pip</a> (Installing FFGo with pip) (Copy the link from the table of contents in the article).

Sometimes you might want to link specifically to the current revision of the page (in case it will alter later). For those instances there is a link on the left sidebar, "Permanent link" (under "Tools"), that you can copy and when linking to the specific section open that link and copy the link from the table of contents.

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 16:15, 25 November 2019 (EST)