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Here's my very important statement Pompous 03:03, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

I second that Sycophant 10:35, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
No no, you're all wrong! Contrarian 18:19, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

1 Mediawiki

Bernhard has done a great job of keeping the wiki back end up to date, thanks Benhard!!! Hoogs 03:11, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

1.1 Subpages

Could we turn on subpage functionality? Its a simple switch. Its already on by default in User pages, e.g. User:Hoogs. As long as users keep hierarchy to only a few levels (1-3), it shouldn't do any harm, and can help give a little more logical structure to the info that we have. Hoogs 03:11, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Switched it on for the Main-namespace (havn't tested it though). Is it necessary for any other namespaces? Bgschaid 10:59, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Bernhard! Hoogs 05:02, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

1.2 References

Could we add the Cite extension? Hoogs 05:02, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Done. At least it is reported as installed. Could you test it and add a short notice to the "Editing Basics" Bgschaid 09:39, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Bernhard, done and done, works well, thanks. Hoogs 22:20, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

1.3 Math rendering

Bernhard, math rendering looks a bit fuzzy on this wiki compared with say Wikipedia. Is it possible to check/increase the png conversion quality? There should be a line in math/render.ml or thereabouts which does the imagemagick conversion (search for "quality"). Hoogs 02:27, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Er I found that changing the zoom level in the browser adjusts the resolution of math images. One zoom level in works best for me. Hoogs 23:29, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

1.4 General structure

Just a comment regarding the general structure of this wiki. At the moment it is pretty poor, it is difficult to find specific things and even return to them even with the search function. We need to work on managing the content some more. The problem, of course, is that its a big job so thats why its important to start early. It can be done with a "light touch" in the sense that we don't have to hatchet someone's contribution, just locate and standardise it a bit better. I started tidying up the the installation information, for example. Creating a better jump off point is a start, but we should think in terms of a better information hierarchy, and using tools like subpages where appropriate. Hoogs 01:48, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

I felt for a long time that this site could use a new logo. Does anyone else agree? Hoogs 03:11, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm not completely opposed to the idea (although I already feel some nostalgia for the current logo;) ). Nevertheless I think that the logo should clearly be recognisable as OpenFOAMish while not violating (and being confused with) any existing copyrighted Logos. Feel free to post any suggestions (I know you already have one) here and we'll discuss it Bgschaid 11:09, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Ok, here's a start, have added gallery above. To be frank, the existing use of overlapping semi-transparent text is ugly, enough to give any graphic artist a bout of nausea and it didn't create a good first impression, at least for me. We're not graphic artists, we're technical people but it should be possible to do better Hoogs 01:41, 8 October 2009 (UTC)