Talk:Main Page

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The main page could stand to be cleaned up now that we have many pages in the wiki. Also some pictures would be nice. Mborgerson (talk) 17:10, 25 May 2017 (PDT)

Re cleanup I was going to do something like the navigation at - but I only ever finished the box on top. --JayFoxRox (talk) 01:34, 26 May 2017 (PDT)

Also we need a wiki logo. See here for some great high-quality pictures. Mborgerson (talk) 17:10, 25 May 2017 (PDT)

Agreed. I vote this one (Click here). Maybe we can add a text to it later or replace it with one which suggests we are interested in the internals, but so far, I don't like the others --JayFoxRox (talk) 01:34, 26 May 2017 (PDT)

Contribution Policy

I also think we should create a contribution policy page. One thought on the matter is this: Instead of linking to content elsewhere, we should try to bring as much content into the wiki as possible. This is so we don't lose valuable content as things tend to become unavailable over time (that is, dead links). It also makes for a better experience when browsing the wiki and provides a place for visitors to improve the info. Mborgerson (talk) 17:10, 25 May 2017 (PDT)

Agreed: the Template:Input-* templates are being used.. differently. we use `A+B`; `A,B`; `AB`; `A B`; `A then B`; ... all of them are supposed to mean: "press B after pressing A"

IMO: `A + B` is always pressing "A and B at same time"; for sequences we should always use something like `A, B + Y, X` (= press "A", then "B and Y at same time", then press "X")

--JayFoxRox (talk) 12:24, 5 September 2017 (PDT)

Translation to german

Hey i would like to translate some pages into german, can anyone explain how i can translate them? :) Greetings.

I'm not sure if there is any benefit in this.
As the articles mostly focus on technical documentation, there'd be a lot of english terms anyway (regardless of main-language).
I'd assume any reader who is able to make sense of this information already speaks english good enough.
Also, even internationally, we are a rather small community.
So introducing the small subset of germans with technical skills but without english language skills wouldn't add any new readers or writers.
We'd also run into further administration issues:
We currently don't even patrol page changes, because we don't have enough time / people to do it.
With 2 languages there's also the risk of articles going out-of-sync.
(There is also the minor issue that I don't know how mediawiki handles translations, but this is the least of our problems)
If you want to attract new people (beginners or people who still lack skills in english), I'd suggest writing posts on another medium instead.
For example, a blog post which puts stuff in layman terms (in whatever language you feel like), but might cross-reference XboxDevWiki as a source.
I think google or some other translation services have features which allow translation of websites as some kind of interactive overlay.
So it's auto-translated but you can improve the translation.
I'd prefer these methods over overcomplicating XboxDevWiki with niche features which target a very small fraction (maybe none?) of the community, but add a maintenance burden.
--JayFoxRox (talk) 05:27, 22 April 2018 (PDT) (This is my personal opinion, I don't speak on behalf of the other wiki admins / users [MB: agree])