Things still to do

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Via this page we can add what there is still to do to get this Wiki the way we want it to. You can add to it, you can sign up to what you want. I propose we add a list of things here, and the person who wants to work on something, adds his name at the end of it. All right?

Copy all FAQ titles to their indexes - Jord - done
Copy all FAQs - Jord (I'm done) and vaxfan (I think I'm done) - done
Read all FAQs, mark which need rewrites .. hmm, but how?    Vaxfan - ?possibly add a wiki entry listing the Wikis that need re-writes, and we can then cross them out and date them once done?
 Okay, how does one do that? Jord (talk)
 Until then, I'm tracking my progress on my profile page if you're interested. Bowtieguru (talk) 20:27, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Rewrite/touch up/add formatting FAQs   Vaxfan - If we are going to do this, do we need a "Style guide" to be worked to to minimise the re-rewrites of things that have already been done?
 Yes, that would be preferable. Thursday I plan to sit down and go try out different styles, fonts and that, plus a table through which we point to the old FAQ and who wrote it. Jord (talk)
 For now, I'm going through and repairing the gross damage, tossing in breaks for readability and inserting links.  The (many) lists-of-steps were trashed, unfortunately, they're now big balls of paragraph.  I'm rebuilding them as ul's. No other formatting or headings, maybe some strongs here and there. Bowtieguru (talk) 20:27, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
 It would help to have at least one FAQ finished as this would be a good example to define style and layout Agentb (talk) 00:03, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Add images for FAQs that need them
Or update images for FAQs that already have them
Proof read ready FAQs   -   Vaxfan - How do we flag that they've been proof-read?
 I don't know, ideas? Jord (talk)
 If we have the list of rewrites as suggested above, we can note that in there.  User:KSMarksPsych
 May i suggest a comment on each associated Discussion Page to the effect that a page has been PR'd OK, and if not OK either an edit or comment be made. Agentb (talk) 00:03, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Add the full explanation of what CreditNew is, where it fails, what can be done to fix it - JasonG
Add sections for Windows, Linux, Mac for different FAQs
FAQ titles start with a capital and end with anything but a full stop '.' 
 This is i know pedantic but FAQs are questions, so should always be written as such, and end with a ? Agentb (talk) 00:03, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Titles don't like braces { and } in them. These cannot be escaped as far as I found. 
Someone has to trawl through all the FAQs at and copy the missing links per FAQ over. - Bowtieguru

Discussion points:

What is the oldest version we keep in the FAQs? BOINC 6, BOINC 7?  Vaxfan - There are still a number of people that run BOINC 6, I'm not too sure about earlier ones, do we NEED to remove the 'old' info?
Can the Einstein moderators check all Einstein FAQs and see which ones are still viable, if any? - Kathryn
What do we do with projects? Do we add them in, leave them out? I feel to leave them out, as there are places enough that show which are available, active etc. Vaxfan - I agree in general, but maybe just a list of projects & links to them here?
I understand from Agentb that you cannot add to Discussions. I've sent that off to Neil, perhaps a permission problem. Although Users should be able to create Discussions. I dunno. I think I'll make a page on the main index for discussions for now, in which you can leave just about anything, all right? Jord (talk) Problem solved, Discussions now open for business Agentb (talk) 00:18, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

May i ask we use the wiki convention of 4 tilda's to sign each and every edit ? Agentb (talk) 00:03, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

I also like my white space a lot, it helps me breath Agentb (talk) 00:03, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

FAQ titles that have already been dumped, no need to copy these FAQs:

The whole section Other links to BOINC related pages
BOINC Manager 6.10.76
BOINC Manager 6.7.76