Talk:South Wales Mountaineering Club - Guidebook Wiki

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mediawiki 1.16.0 and Vector Skin

This version of MW contains a nice new skin called Vector. It's the same as that on Wikipedia. I think we should all switch to it if we like it and it suits our purposes. All using the same skin will make layout a little less complicated. I will make the skin the default skin if I hear nothing.

You can change your current skin to the Vector skin by going into your preferences and checking the Vector skin under the 'appearance' tab.

--Tim Hoddy 11:20, 28 July 2010 (BST)

Looks nice so far. --Alan rosier 16:53, 28 July 2010 (BST)

Front Page Layout

Just a slightly different layout which may help the search engines. Note the purposes are clearer to search engine bots; i.e. bold and larger fonts. Content under the two sub-headings, Bouldering... and Rock Climbing... would need to be added... --Tim Hoddy 14:07, 30 July 2009 (UTCI

I'll have to admit I love the news box. Now with some sort of header like the one I made for Craig-Y-Llyn this page would be much improved! Anyone got a suitable landscape picture to use? Great stuff Tim --Del 19:30, 7 February 2010 (UTC)


Yeah - lets do it! Nice one Tim--86.11.38.232 21:28, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

I like it better too... We should be able to use the News Box to supply a RSS feed... but in the meantime, perhaps we should just shove it up front. --Tim Hoddy 20:54, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

I think I've just fixed a problem I have had getting the RSS extensions to work. After configuring them the wiki produced errors. After installing the No Title extension, I had the same. Disabled some rarely used extensions and hey presto it works and so do the RSS ones!! --Tim Hoddy 23:41, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Apart from the addition of some suitable text, this page still has many opportunities for improvement; in particular layout still needs improving. This would be best done with CSS and NOT tables.
  • What about a the picture being incorporated into the news box? The latest bit of news comes with its own picture (and, if possible, a link to its own page) ?
  • The News box has its own RSS feed.
Anyone any more ideas? --Tim Hoddy 09:39, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

That is a really nice page Tim. Do you want me to say something about bouldering? Chris

Placed my email address in the mailto: link. No particular reason why it should be mine, I'm just unwilling to add anyone elses without their permission. --Tim Hoddy 11:11, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Put the craginfo@ address in the mailto: link instead. --Tim Hoddy 09:25, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Would some kind soul please complete the Rock Climbing in S. Wales and the Bouldering in S. Wales sections and I'll move this page to the front. Thanks. --Tim Hoddy 09:25, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

No probs - just had a go. You should have given me a word limit. I can't get it smaller than that! Feel free to edit more. --Del 10:51, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

That's great! Thanks! I've taken the liberty of adding some links, etc.... --Tim Hoddy 13:22, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

And I have made some tweaks too, Cheers.--Alan rosier 18:56, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Nice one Alan. I was intending to do the adjective thing at some point too. "Dinorwig with trees!" <---- that's awesome! --Del 21:30, 21 June 2010 (UTC)


Ugh! Don't like the wide news box! --Tim Hoddy 18:20, 18 October 2010 (BST)

Any chance of a link to Bridegend Area Tim--Alan rosier 20:14, 7 November 2010 (GMT)

Ermmm... there is one isn't there? --Tim Hoddy 20:59, 7 November 2010 (GMT)
Ah! I see what you mean now! --Tim Hoddy 21:00, 7 November 2010 (GMT)
Edit Test --Tim Hoddy 15:58, 21 April 2011 (BST)
Edit Test --Tim Hoddy 16:01, 21 April 2011 (BST)

I liked the quote "think Dinorwig with trees!" bit. Did you think it undersold/misrepresented the area? --Del 14:00, 2 August 2012 (BST)