Help talk:Editing

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In general, what is the prevailing philosophy on removing out of date information? Regarding the fglrx page, a lot of the stuff is regarding historical patches for old driver versions, and really ceases to be useful now. Nevertheless, there is possibly a rare situation where a person constrained to an older kernel / driver for hardware issues would need to reference this stuff. I guess the person could always dig through the diffs to find out what has happened in the past.

I think a moderate pruning approach is best, where really arcane / historical issues are simply deleted, and anything a user might realistically run into can be briefly summarized...

--gsmenden 24 May 2006 01:16 (EST)

Wiki-formatting blocks of text from files

Is there a convention or established best way to format a larger block of text that's used for displaying the contents of a file - for example, when documenting a configuration file or instructing the reader to enter a block of text into an editor?

An example of what I'm talking about:

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768"

-- Midorigin 23:36, 1 December 2006 (CET)

Changing general editing help links

What do I mean by "Change links to pages that are less Wikipedia-psycho."? The page originally link spends a lot of time discussion Wikipedia policy about referencing sources, points of view, copyright, etc.

In my opinion, ThinkWiki doesn't need to focus on policy as much, since it's intended for a much more narrow audience than Wikipedia. So, I linked to a couple of pages that start closer to the nitty-gritty of mark-up code. -- Pi3832 18:24, 7 December 2009 (UTC)