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Would anyone be opposed to moving this meeting to Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 PM (mountain time)?

Proposed User Group Agenda items.

1. Show us how you make an enlargeable image like the one you have on the main page. In fact, teach us how to to add images just exactly like you did on the main page. Do all our images need an Intellectual Reserve copyright, or may we make them public domain if we like?

Diltsgd 13:15, 8 February 2008 (MST)

2. I'd like to have someone explain more about the editor, and how the Wikitext works. More specifically why does it behave so strangely around bold, italic and underline and add unintended stuff when you save?

Diltsgd 12:00, 7 February 2008 (MST)

3. Please teach us how to use the editor anchor.  For example, I would like to link  to the Phonetic Substitutes Table which is below the Commonly Misread Letters Table in the article on Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada. I would like to go straight to the second part of the article. I suspect I could do this if I knew how anchors worked. Could I link directly to the Phonetic Substitute Table from another article such as the Guessing a Name Variation article #17. Please show us the mechanics of how to do this.

Diltsgd 21:55, 10 February 2008 (MST)

Given what David has asked, I'm thinking that what we need to do is know how to break up a longer article into sections, each with it's own edit button, and an outline at the top (much like the user group agenda page looks like.  It's easy to do when creating new pages, but is there a way then to break down an existing article into segments without going through all kinds of hoops? JamesAnderson 00:02, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

4. Why do so many "how-to" so called articles have a wierd note saying we should use the discussion tab rather than reading an article explaining how to accomplish some task. That ubiquitous use the discussion tab note is driving me nuts. I don't click on an article because I want a discussion of the topic, I click on the article because I want to read how to do it. Diltsgd 22:35, 10 February 2008 (MST)

5. Why does the editor sometimes turn a URL link into a footnote number? Diltsgd 01:05, 13 February 2008 (MST)

You probably should poke around with the MediaWiki markup help. The editor turns some external URLs into footnotes when it thinks they are a citation. MediaWiki help is available at: The Earl 08:48, 5 March 2008 (MST)