User talk:David Mathis

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I'm finding that the line spacing default between paragraphs is a little too small. It's hard for me to discern between a regular new line in a paragraph, and the start of a new one. On my free will page, I've resorted to putting in an extra line break to accentuate the separation, but Ted hasn't done that on his pages. Could you adjust the CSS to make the new paragraph spacing a litle larger?

Yes, I can adjust the CSS, I had thought about doing this before, but Ted had already put line breaks into his articles, and he seemed overwhelmed at the time, so I let it go. Please ask Ted if it's OK for me to make the adjustment. If I make the adjustment, can you remove the line breaks from all of the existing articles including his? --David Mathis 14:10, 1 June 2011 (CDT)

I have been using double CRs to give adequate break between paragraphs. Not perfectly happy with this as it seems like too much at times. Adjust it and we will see how it goes. I can take out extra spaces not needed within the pages I created.

Did you both see the new page I put up regarding editing? --Ted Vollers 11:14, 2 June 2011 (CDT)

Yes, it's pretty good for instructions for simple edits. I am reading on advanced editing (what a wiki is all about) and OO can't handle the advanced stuff. For example I am going to start building templates that will add info boxes etc to enhance user experience. If you look at this page you will notice the info box top left. These type things can't be done in OO. I don't have any issue setting up the needed structure to accomplish these type things.

Paragraphs have been adjusted at the CSS skin level to have a bottom margin of 1em. Please let me know if this looks better.


--David Mathis 11:48, 2 June 2011 (CDT)

David, that looks pretty good to me. I compared it before and after by reloading an already open page and it is a great improvement. --Ted Vollers 13:19, 2 June 2011 (CDT)


Didn't you indicate that you had installed a copy of the main system help system? How do we link it into and replace the dummy file I set up at first to show the link to the MediaWiki help pages? Just delete what I put there and make a new first help page out of the old first help page? Not that you aren't doing more than enough in keeping me out of trouble and putting in things that I don't even know about as it is. We can then also start to add some more helpful information where necessary. --Ted Vollers 22:49, 3 June 2011 (CDT)

Hi Ted, I switched over to the help system I have been working on (still need to fix a couple link and images but no big deal). Click on help and let me know what you think. --David Mathis 23:18, 3 June 2011 (CDT)

Hey Dave, What do you think of adding a couple links on the navigation bar somewhere to and the forums? --Michael Saganski 01:16, 4 June 2011 (CDT)

I think this would be a good idea, it would help get more hits from search engines too. Shawn has access to add those links. --David Mathis 10:40, 4 June 2011 (CDT)

Oh I think you are talking about links from MBT to the Wiki - I meant the other way around. But links going in both directions would be ideal I think. --Michael Saganski 10:57, 4 June 2011 (CDT)

Gotcha. Take a look at the side navigation now. I added a new group called sites. Does this look OK? --David Mathis 11:19, 4 June 2011 (CDT)

Looks good. --Michael Saganski 11:45, 4 June 2011 (CDT)

Actually... I just had another thought. How about a link to MBT version on Google Books? --Michael Saganski 12:17, 4 June 2011 (CDT)
Another idea for an affiliated site link: How about one to Tom's YouTube page? --Michael Saganski 11:13, 6 July 2011 (CDT)