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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Help:Wikipedia: The Missing Manual:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Article requests : Consider the possibility of having a duplicate copy on Wikibooks.
  • Cleanup : Fix various errors in the text.
  • Copyedit : Fix grammar errors caused by the XML conversion and subsequent cleanup.
  • Expand : Add power user notes.
  • Update : Add info about unified login; update screenshots.
  • Wikify : Fix broken markup; use {{tl}} around references to templates; add links here from relevant pages.
  • Other : Explore add formatting to notes.

Capitalize only the first word of article titles and section titles![edit]

Every single article and section title in this manual uses incorrect capitalization and thereby helps causes widespread problems! See Help:Wikipedia:_The_Missing_Manual/Building_a_Stronger_Encyclopedia/Getting_Readers_to_the_Right_Article:_Naming,_Redirects,_and_Disambiguation#Common_Naming_Mistakes --Espoo (talk) 07:43, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Good observation. I've got a bit of time and a sense of goodwill towards the wiki today. I'll address it. --Kevjonesin (talk) 15:21, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
I've modified the "Contents overview" template and moved* the linked page titles to match. I've not (yet?) modified the subsection headings within those articles.
* With the exception of Reader’s G(g)uide to Wikipedia which is on a 'title blacklist' for some as yet unknown reason.

"Help:Wikipedia: The Missing Manual/Appendixes/Reader’s Guide to Wikipedia" cannot be moved to "Help:Wikipedia: The Missing Manual/Appendixes/Reader’s guide to Wikipedia", because the title "Help:Wikipedia: The Missing Manual/Appendixes/Reader’s guide to Wikipedia" is on the title blacklist. If you feel that this move is valid, please consider requesting the move first."

I'll likely request such a move. Though it seems a bit of bother for a single letter "g". Meh, we'll see.
--Kevjonesin (talk) 17:11, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Move request was made and the move implemented. Been working through within the articles via the outline links. Have made it through 'Part I, Chapter 3' so far. May (eventually) go back and correct link targets on both the pages and outline template to bypass the redirects left after the title moves. --Kevjonesin (talk) 23:39, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Updated the Template:Wikipedia-The Missing Manual - Contents targets, as per above. --Kevjonesin (talk) 21:47, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Finished adapting caps usage throughout 'Part I' articles. --Kevjonesin (talk) 13:05, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Adapted caps usage throughout 'Part II' articles. --Kevjonesin (talk) 00:27, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Through 'Part IV'. --Kevjonesin (talk) 23:46, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Through 'Part VI'. Finished adjusting caps usage in visible section headings. --Kevjonesin (talk) 16:05, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
@Espoo: --Kevjonesin (talk) 17:00, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Great, thanks! --Espoo (talk) 19:21, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Interwiki links[edit]

This page still mentions interlanguage links, but those have been moved to Wikidata, so we should probably reword it and explain how to add items to Wikidata. I don't know enough about it, is there someone who can fix this? Rchard2scout (talk) 18:04, 29 March 2016 (UTC)


Title page and licensing information, and Author and publisher information should really be merged with "About this book." I think GNU Free Documentation License, which is just a verbatim copy of Wikipedia's past license, needs to exist anymore. PDF uploading on Commons and the Book namespace have reduced the need for the old way of navigating this page.

I'm also working on overhauling graphics on this page. I've already deleted a few megabytes of text that were no longer useful (e.g. references to mediation processes that no longer exist, guide to creating Wikiprojects etc.) Mark Schierbecker (talk) 19:25, 3 April 2017 (UTC)