On 30/11/05, Ben Arnold (DSLWN) <BenA(a)datacom.co.nz> wrote:
1. Stuff you definitely want to change (like the site
icon and anything
that shows up as a blank page or red link).
2. Stuff you probably want to consider changing because the default is
quite possibly inappropriate (like copyright statements).
Perhaps someone could start a checklist of such things on meta - if
it's kept to a bare minimum, it oughtn't to be too hard to reach a
consensus of what is necessary. Basically, I'd say anything which
specifically mentions the site's name (inc. logo etc), mission
(straplines etc), copyright, or other really fundamental policies
(inc. some of the variables in LocalSettings.php) needs at least
*reviewing* straight away. For instance, the copyright statement
*might* happen to be right, in which case you could "tick that off"
straight away, but knowing to check it (and how) straight after setup
is just as important as knowing how to change the logo, etc.
BTW, if anyone *does* make a page listing pages referenced by the
default UI, it occurs to me it should list everywhere they are
mentionned from as well, since there are two solutions to such
redlinks: a) create the referenced page with appropriate content or b)
edit the UI message to no longer reference that page [either pointing
to the info elsewhere, or not linking at all].
3. Stuff that you -can- change, if you're
finnicky, but that most sites
will be happy to leave as is (like most of the system messages).
Anyone who needs to convert the wiki into another language will probably
need to do consider all three.
Not sure what you mean here - translating into a totally new language
will obviously involve translating everything; converting an existing
wiki to a different language might be doable with maintenance scripts,
though you would certainly want to pay attention to the whole
interface. Crucially, though, you *shouldn't* need to configure
anything more just because you are installing a brand new wiki in,
say, French rather than English.
Rowan Collins BSc