Portal talk:Australia/Archive 1

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Edit links

Can we have edit links for these? There's a spelling error in did you know and I can't work out how to fix it. Ambi 11:02, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I haven't completed the main description. I am going to rewrite it. As for edit tags, I haven't quite figured out how to work them yet, though I have been experimenting. I was actually going to put a request on the Notice Board to see if anyone could do it. Until then, the only way to edit the boxes is to "edit this page" and click on the appropriate template listed below the edit box.--Cyberjunkie 11:33, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I copied it directly from the Information Technology Wikiportal, and followed the layout of Wikiportal Canada, Wikiportal UK and Wikiportal Quebec. So its more hybrid than non-standard. I'm not at all learned in wiki syntax. Since you seem to be, could you perhaps add edit links as Ambi has requested - I made one half-hearted attempt to do so, but without success.--Cyberjunkie 13:35, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

unfortunately it looks like you picked a bad wikiportal to emulate, actually the instructions for creating a new portal are at wikipedia:wikiportal#Wikiportals under construction, it uses the template:wikiportal as a skeleton and has all the edit links in place. i'll try and fix it if i get time. clarkk 10:21, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
fixed now. edit links are now in place. clarkk 11:15, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed that that was the instruction. But, as an aesthete, their template did not appeal to me at all. And, at 600 x 800 screen resolution, it rarely worked. Thankyou for adding those edit links - it saved me a lot of hassel.--Cyberjunkie 04:56, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Okay, now I see you've gone and used that template, which I decidedly disagree with. It may be what they're using for a basic start at Wikipedia:Wikiportal, but we by no means must follow it. If you look at any of the existing Wikiportals, they have all been modified in some way. Their "instruction" is not policy and their template is not "standard". --Cyberjunkie 05:14, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
That version can now be found at Wikipedia:Wikiportal/Australia/Alternate.--Cyberjunkie 06:01, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
it helps to standardise (within limits, obviously) where possible. less startup cost when somebody is switching into a new project, easier to maintain multiple portals, and helps maintain general consistency (e.g. using template:Wikiportal:Australia/Opentask rather than COTF). that said, tweaking the portals stylistically for each country, i have no problem with, your version looks fine to me, now that we have the links in place. the point being that if somebody wants to go with a less standard version, the burden is then on that person to make it work as well as the standard one, which can sometimes be time consuming. anyway, it all works fine now. clarkk 07:38, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Portal namespace

May I suggest we move this portal to Portal:Australia? -- Longhair | Talk 02:36, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

At present, this an unresolved issue. It would be inappropriate to move it there until consensus is formed. There are discussions at Wikiportal talk and Wikipedia:Votes_for_deletion/Portal:Cricket.--Cyberjunkie 02:52, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

co-op article

(Discussion moved to Wikipedia talk:Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight.)


Hello, I would be very pleased, if you can help me: I'm searching for "my" article de:Flagge Australiens a public domain photo of an australian sportsmen (cricket player, soccer player, whatever...) in a national green/gold sportsdress. Grüße de:Kookaburra

PD Images

Fo your information, I've created this PD image template {{PD-Australia}} which is self-explanatory:

Public domain
This image was created in Australia and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired. According to the Australian Copyright Council (ACC), ACC Information Sheet G23 (Duration of copyright) (Sep 2005), generally copyright has expired as follows:
Type of material Copyright has expired if ...
 A  Photographs or other works published anonymously, under a pseudonym or the creator is unknown: taken or published prior to 1955-01-01
 B  Photographs (except A): taken prior to 1955-01-01
 C  Artistic works (except A & B): the creator died before 1955-01-01
 D  Published editions1 (except A & B): first published more than 25 years ago
 E  Commonwealth or State government owned2 photographs: first published more than 50 years ago
1means the typographical arrangement and layout of a published work. eg. newsprint.

2owned means where a government is the copyright owner as well as would have owned copyright but reached some other agreement with the creator.

-- Iantalk 06:11, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

Location image

The world map showing the location indicates the continent, not the country. Was this the intention, or should something like Image:LocationAU.png be substituted? Radagast 16:44, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

It wasn't the intention. That map had been used to show Australia for quite a long while, but it seems someone had changed it without bothering to check the consequences. I have subsequently updated it. Thanks, --cj | talk 17:33, 5 February 2006 (UTC)


I've put down some thoughts about this proposed portal at Portal talk:Oceania. Please come and comment.-gadfium 05:55, 12 February 2006 (UTC)