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===Policy & Meta===
===Policy & Meta===
# Silly pictures to accompany policies
# Silly pictures to accompany policies
# Admin policies
# Admin policies

Revision as of 16:04, 31 May 2020

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This is a list for the 'must have essentials' of the wiki before it's released to the general public. These articles don't have to be flawless, just helpful enough.

If something isn't crucial to get to an acceptable standard before publishing the wiki, don't put it on the list. The list is just for the most important things to get right 718smiley.svg



  1. Differentials
  2. Normalized
  3. Active Focus
  4. Bates Method
  5. Blur horizon
  6. Pseudomyopia
  7. Frequently Asked Questions

Guides and Explainers

  1. Guide:Start your improvement here
  2. Guide:Reducing your correction
  3. Guide:How to read glasses prescriptions
  4. Guide:How to measure your eyesight
  5. Explainer:Why myopia gets worse over time


  1. Most articles should start with the term they are describing in bold.

Policy & Meta

  1. Silly pictures to accompany policies
  2. Admin policies

Remember these

  1. Special:LonelyPages ideally would be empty.
  2. Special:WantedPages should be minimized. This page will naturally grow as we add content, and is ripe grounds for contributors to pick something that needs researching or cross-linking.
  3. We need LOADS of redirects. Redirects redirect one term (e.g. 'Bates method') to another ('Bates Method'). To make a redirect, type #REDIRECT [[ArticleName]] as the ENTIRE article. -


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  1. Templates like {{EM}} need to be protected, when we upgrade the protection GUI with an extension. -NottNott (talk) 21:17, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
 Done Did it manually instead. -NottNott (talk) 21:21, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  1. Logo - still need a better one though
    1. User rights policy
  2. Tweak MediaWiki:Sidebar
  3. Work on the bottom part of the wiki, with all of the disclaimers, copyright and stuff
  4. Need mw:Extension:Popups? Discuss. -NottNott (talk) 15:37, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Not done Makes EM Wiki look kind of scammy, with all of those popup article previews. What are we trying to sell them? :O -NottNott (talk) 17:42, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  1. Create 'Janitor' position with god powers
  2. Caching, duh
Being done, will be handled, doesn't need to be on the list -NottNott (talk) 17:42, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  1. Discord integration that logs recent changes
  2. Change namespace of WikiMeow to Endmyopia
  3. Change the Vector skin style to look yellow and cool
    • Consider changing the default skin from Vector to Timeless. It follows the trend of "responsive web design" where the same look adapts to all screen sizes, most importantly mobile phones. "Responsive web design" sites get a higher rank on Google.
    • Alternatively, you could do what Wikipedia does, keep Vector for the desktop default and use MobileFrontend/Minerva for mobile devices. Looks a bit dated, but more people will be familiar with this setup. Heddy (talk) 02:08, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
Not done. I think the guys we're going are more of the traditional type perhaps. I kind of see anything that isn't Vector or Monobook and my gag reflex goes off, because I'm a stubborn wiki editor. I'm really close-minded, I should work on that :P -NottNott (talk) 18:47, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
Vector on a traditional desktop is certainly the best for editing. But most people are readers, not editors... and they're usually on a mobile device. Vector is quite unappealing on mobile devices. Always needing to zoom in and out to read text and tap links. I'd guess that seeing a desktop-only website is more likely to cause people to gag than seeing Vector on desktop and Minerva on mobile (Wikipedia's setup). Regardless of what the default is, users can always select Vector at Special:Preferences or with "Desktop view" at the bottom of the page.
I ask that you cast aside your own feelings in order to accommodate the majority of potential readers, making vision improvement information as accessible as possible. Heddy (talk) 02:39, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
I think Vector is a familiar Wiki layout to most people who read Wikipedia. Using it creates a degree of confidence and familiarity for new readers who don't have to relearn the layout of the website. mw:Extension:MobileFrontend will be installed, negating the issues somewhat for mobile users. I'm open to different skins and extensions for mobile users, definitely, will look into what can be done for mobile. Mobile optimisation is super important for SEO from what I can tell. I'd prefer to keep desktop defaulting to Vector. The Vector skin will be customised and tweaked to be more of a slice of EM, with a yellowish colour scheme instead of the default. If there are any skins you think I should add as options in preferences, please let me know! :)
(also really happy there's no debate about talk pages, now THERE'S a strong opinion I have xD) -NottNott (talk) 09:44, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Admittedly I might have originally responded with half of my brain doing something else, so I didn't think about what you had said properly. My apologies :) -NottNott (talk) 09:46, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  1. mw:Extension:Scribunto
  2. mw:Extension:Cite
  3. mw:Extension:ParserFunctions -NottNott (talk) 22:35, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  4. mw:Extension:DeleteBatch. For deleting many pages at once. Heddy (talk) 01:07, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  5. mw:Extension:Replace Text. For changing text on many pages at once (maybe 'WikiMeow' to 'EndMyopia'). Heddy (talk) 01:07, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  6. mw:Extension:WikiEditor. Adds useful buttons (bold, italics, etc.) and a help menu to the editor. Heddy (talk) 01:07, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
 Done -NottNott (talk) 08:30, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  1. mw:Extension:StructuredDiscussions. Non-essential, but good to consider. Solves the problem of people not knowing how to use talk pages (how to sign with ~, how to indent with :, etc.), by replacing talk pages with a simple comment box. Heddy (talk) 01:07, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
Not done They can take my eyes, and they can take my taxes, but they'll never take my beloved talk pages!
I feel as if a good tutorial article should solve most problems. -NottNott (talk) 08:30, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  1. MobileFrontend needs configuring
@NottNott: test NottSock (talk) 20:35, 24 May 2020 (UTC)#EM:Here to build a vision improvement resource. Inspired by Wikipedia's Here to build an encyclopedia policy. -NottNott (talk) 17:39, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  1. Shortcut templates on all of the policies

Reflists, and referencing. I don't even think the wiki is configged to handle these yet. When the wiki is configured there will be extensions that will make this possible and easy. Main sources used will be the blog, and clinical studies. -NottNott (talk) 21:01, 18 May 2020 (UTC) Just waiting on cite templates to be imported from Wikipedia, which require a new extension that will be installed. -NottNott (talk) 22:27, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Things we shouldn't do but I want to do

  1. Joke: namespace
  2. Humour articles, like 'how much do you get paid to edit the wiki?'. We'll have a fake table with all of the rates for how much each edit costs and everything. Appropriately marked with a 'humour' notice at the top of the article that nobody can miss.
    1. Like just a bunch of satire articles roasting how people think this is all fake in general. This lets everyone inside the Endmyopia echo chamber giggle to themselves. -NottNott (talk) 21:13, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  3. Pictures of Jake Steiner wearing glasses. Super-duper daft article, maybe not a good idea. 'hurr durr, nobody's ever seen Jake in glasses' I am intelligent -NottNott (talk) 10:08, 19 May 2020 (UTC)