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[edit] English Language link

I think it would make sense for this list to also contain a link to an appropriate english-language welcome page. I was thinking HRWiki:Introduction but it doesn't seem quite right. Perhaps HRWiki:About is more appropriate? The nice thing I like about these pages is that they serve as an all-in-one "welcome" portal for foreign-language speakers. <run on sentence>Of course given that these are smaller, they serve three purposes: 1. serve as a "language-specific main page/hr portal", 2. introduce the wiki (what it is to new users) -- er ok not really after reading the spanish version (but maybe it should!), and 3. explain users how the subtitles system works.</run on sentence> I'm starting to realize that I'm trying to hit many points here all at once. So I'll make another list! Er, here goes:

  1. Where did you guys get the english-version template for these welcome pages? I don't see it. It would be very useful for future welcome-page translators to find it easily (a link can be added to the category or something.)
  2. Links to editing guides (with explicit mention that they are all in English) might be useful.
  3. Okay, this is a big one, so I'll try to be brief: these, being "Mini" Main pages, to me, point out links/information that's missing from the main page. Mainly information for would-be editors. Granted, wiki-ing can be complex, and the welcome templates try to help new users get acclimated, but I'd like to ask/postulate: we lack a compact and "centralized" new-editor resource, I think. Do we need one? Would it be useful to somewhat condense and reorganize editor welcomed (yeah I'll copy this later to HRW:DB). I'm posing these welcome pages as compact examples (sans the Subtitles instruction stuff). Please stop me if I'm losing anybody.
  4. Given the above point, and my previous question of adding an english-language link, I think the best option would be to include the Main Page as the english link. Especially since there's talk of a redesign. I'll voice my opinions on that issue (reflecting some of these) later.

That's it. --Stux 04:06, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Ooh, I missed this discussion. Let me just offer a couple replies to start with. First, the English version that translators have been working from is at User:Trey56/HRWiki:Welcome/LANGUAGE_CODE. Second, it sounds like what you're suggesting is creating a centralized English welcome page at either HRWiki:Welcome or HRWiki:Welcome/en (correct me if I'm wrong). This might be a good idea, but if I had to help out a new user, I'd probably direct them to HRWiki:About for a welcome page and HRWiki:Introduction for a resource for a new editor. Is your idea to combine the functions of these into a single page?
For a short-term solution, I would advocate making HRWiki:Welcome/en a redirect to HRWiki:About for now, I think. (For other readers, see the related discussion at HRWiki talk:Welcome.) Trey56 23:41, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

This discussion has been continued at HRWiki talk:Welcome#Portal?. Please reply to this section there.

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