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RFC on suggestion of possible addition to Writeup Formatting Tips

by atcroft (Monsignor)
on Jun 08, 2003 at 17:49 UTC ( #264125=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

In writing a recent response, I found myself forgetting the short-cut form for linking to a particular type of information. Although I found the method by going back and looking at my favorites, the incident made me wonder, and so I ask for the wisdom of the body monktorate in the following question:

Would it be worth-while to add a link to What shortcuts can I use for linking to other information? in Writeup Formatting Tips?

(It should be noted that I am willing to propose it, if the body feels the proposal has merit, but that I am not one of those having the responsibility and wisdom to actually implement the change.)

Comment on RFC on suggestion of possible addition to Writeup Formatting Tips
Re: RFC on suggestion of possible addition to Writeup Formatting Tips
by arthas (Hermit) on Jun 08, 2003 at 18:12 UTC

    I second that, a link to that information in Writeup Formatting Tips would be handy.

    Michele.

Re: RFC on suggestion of possible addition to Writeup Formatting Tips
by TomDLux (Vicar) on Jun 08, 2003 at 19:54 UTC

    Another possibility is to put a "quick-reference" at the bottom of the input page. While this might make the server output an extra 100 characters per page created or updated, there might be a significant improvement due to people seeing the form they need, instead of imagining they don't need to go to the Formatting Tips.

    added later: The pop-up is a good idea, daeve .... astounding that a pop-up window is EVER a good idea, isn't it?

      I'm in favor of a fairly basic "quick-reference" guide at the bottom of the input page but would also like to have a link to a full list of formating and linking information. A popup window would be good for this as it would allow switching from the reference information to the input page as needed.

      Daeve

        popups have always been voted down around here in the past. some (like me,) don't like them. others point out usability problems, such as alternate browsers not capable of handling them. i agree that a link or cheatsheet would be useful, but i doubt it will be implemented as a popup window.

        ~Particle *accelerates*

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