Help talk:Contents

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I edited Help:Contents to include all of the links now in the "Getting Started" section of the universal nav. Next step is to get rid of the "Getting Started" section of the universal nav and instead put a simple Help link, pointing to Help:Contents, near the top of the main menu.--Howles 10:53, 4 September 2008 (EDT)


How do I store a screen capture image on SASCommunity.org and include it in the text of an article? This page explains how to point to an external image, but I want an image stored here. --JackHamilton 18:32, 22 March 2009 (UTC)


if an example works, look at User:Statprof. just upload the image and provide a link to it just as you would for any website. --Statprof 03:14, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Where do I ask questions about wiki best practice?

I have questions I want to ask about the best way to contribute to the sasCommunity:Wiki that are not answered by reading Help:Contents.

What would you think would be on such a page-a SAS FAQ or a FAQ about the site? --Phil Miller (STATPROF) (talk) 07:51, 24 May 2014 (CDT)
Perhaps, all of the above, some of the above or even none of the above! What I am looking for is a page that has anticipated a few questions about the sasCommunity wiki, and possibly also about SAS, and given some answers to them. Isn't that what FAQ stands for? a Few Answered Questions? Or were you thinking of those Fearfully Anticipated Questions that you don't have an answe for, yet? In many respects, the page could simply be one like, What question do you have? Ask it here and we will see if we can answer it or tell you where to go and what to do if we can't. And we will leave the answer here so others who have the same or similar questions can benefit. If people have questions they will ask. Isn't it better they ask in a structured forum, than on any old random page? - Cameron (talk) 20:32, 24 May 2014 (CDT)
Mostly that is currently hosted on a closed wiki which is used by the SasCommunity.org_Advisory_Board. We are developing plans to move more of that to this wiki to have things more transparent. --Phil Miller (STATPROF) (talk) 07:51, 24 May 2014 (CDT)
What I am talking about is discussion about policy and procedures developed and used by the sasCommunity.org users themselves. Policy like Capitalise SAS keywords or titles should be in lower case is not policy that the SasCommunity.org Advisory Board should involve itself in too deeply, rather it is an issue that the site users should decide amongst themselves, perhaps with a general directive provided by the board in the event of indecision or dispute. While having Advisory Board discussions available on the wiki is good for transparency, what is essential is user consensus, or at least acceptance and understanding of user developed conventions as a result of users discussing issues about the wiki. The discussions help develop a community, rather than just having a bunch of users all doing their own thing. There is precious little user interaction on this wiki as it is. A discussion page is one way to encourage it. - Cameron (talk) 20:32, 24 May 2014 (CDT)

Or does everybody just do their own thing and make up the rules as they go along? If so, where is the sasCommunity:Documentation, or sasCommunity:consensus, of best, good, or agreed practice? - Cameron 00:48, 7 April 2013 (EDT)

MediaWiki now has Public Domain Help pages

The MediaWiki website now has Public Domain Help pages. Would it be a good idea if those pages were copied to the Help namespace on sasCommunity.org? - Cameron (talk) 20:01, 22 May 2014 (CDT)

Are you suggesting we copy instead of link to the Contents page there. Want to make sure I understand your suggestion. --Don Henderson (talk) 14:19, 23 May 2014 (CDT)
Yes. Since the MediaWiki help pages have a Public Domain copyright, we could copy the entire set of pages. However, I would suggest not going quite that far. Rather the most relevant page titles were copied. Each page would have a link back to the corresponding MediaWiki page, but the content of the page could be adapted to provide the essential help information, perhaps with some sasCommunity.org specific information, where relevant.
I think it is a bad look to send help page readers directly to the MediaWiki help pages as it suggests we do not want to help them. We risk losing them to a Wikimedia project, or they might read something there that is not relevant to sasCommunity.org. The sasCommunity.org help pages would be first line help, possibly customised to sasCommunity.org, with further more detailed help being a link to the MediaWiki help pages. - Cameron (talk) 22:44, 23 May 2014 (CDT)
seems like a reasonable suggestion to me. We just need a volunteer to do the work! --Phil Miller (STATPROF) (talk) 07:44, 24 May 2014 (CDT)
The way this works on other wiki I have been involved with is that the proposer, that's me, prepares a project brief that explains what is proposed, with an outline of what needs to be done, or what goal is is envisioned. Users who support the proposal then have an opportunity to join (volunteer for) the project. The proposer should be the first volunteer, otherwise the project is likely to fail. The members of the project then co-ordinate their work through discussing the project progress on the project discussion (or talk) page. I have already seen this happening on this wiki, just not in a quite so formal way. Should I put together a proposal that formally outlines what I think should be done, so others can provide their views and feedback to something more concrete than my initial sugggestion? - Cameron (talk) 21:03, 24 May 2014 (CDT)

Check Dataset for Multiple Variables

Moved problem to User_talk:Jprosenbaum8908#Check_Dataset_for_Multiple_Variables. - Cameron (talk) 00:37, 26 November 2014 (CST)