NDWiki:Community Portal/Archive 2010

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Should we try to put some more "start" links on the front page? Right now (May/2010) it's a bit difficult to find the interesting articles unless you know where they are, otherwise the only way seems to be to, for example, use 'Special pages->Categories' and continue from there. I ran into this when I tried to find a good place to link to the floppy article (currently there's no page linking to it): It's not easy to get the overview. -- TArntsen 12:55, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Good thinking! What links do you think we should have? Another idea is link to a sitemap. Having a large amount of links in main page is usually not recomended, since it scares away new visitors. /Mike 17:56, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm terrible when it comes to layout-organization of heterogenous information, I always get stuck! But maybe we could start with a separate sitemap, as you suggest, and add whatever we think of (to start with), and link to it from the front page (which would then just get one more link). The sitemap would need something that would make it easy to go directly to info about some category. Let's think about what we have.. documentation (which is currently the only one easy to find), ND-100 instruction set (pretty well hidden now, although 'random page' will get you there quickly), ND-100 hardware, ND-500(0) hardware, a little bit about Sintran, that piece about floppy formats, then file formats, ND history, compilers/assemblers (it's actually a bit difficult to figure out what we have right now.. I always have to hunt around). I would also like to have a section about Sintran commands (that is, all of them, like for the instructions), monitor calls, ND-500(0) instructions (unless we'll get overwhelmed). But how to lay that out from the/a top? That's what I'm not good at! :-) -- TArntsen 09:20, 7 June 2010 (UTC)