Wiki users have many feature ideas, that get spread out along bug reports and feature request pages, with many duplicates. Our friend, the Category feature will allow us to organize these problems and feature requests alphabetically, on their own page.
This page is a category page, that lists pages that link to it. It is a list of pages with problem statements... things for people to eventually get arround to solving.
List a problem
Create the problem statement page
- state the problem as clearly as possible
- If you have an idea how to solve the problem, add a feature request
- If the problem is already solved, somebody should link to the feature that solves the problem, and change the page category to Category:Problem solutions ... If there is merely a work arround (soemthing that is not quick and easy) add the work arround to that page, and list it under Category:Problem workarrounds
- Add the page to the appropriate categories..
PLEASE DIRECT THIS REQUEST TO SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE --- RECENTLY I MAILED IN A REQUEST FOR AN ISSUE OF YOUR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE --- FOR CHOOSING THE SI-MAGAZINE I WOULD BE AWARDED A SMALL JACKET --- THERE WAS A JACKET ( RED ) IN COLOR (ADVERTISED) THAT I CHOSE --- THE RED JACKET WAS NOT DELIVERED BUT A BLACK ONE --- ID YOU ARE UNABLE TO SEND ME A ( RED ) JACKET THEN BY ALL MEANS PLEASE CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR ( SI ) MAGAZINE --- NAME - ADDRES AS FOLLOWS
ROY ANTHONY DOSTER 2965 EAST 13TH STREET # C BROWNSVILLE , TEXAS 78521
When you Promote a feature
If you have a feature that you want to add to MediaWiki, link to it from your User page, and be sure to name the feature something relatively short, and descriptive. Also, be sure to list what problem you are trying to solve with the feature.
This is also known as Promote by linking -- very similar to how Google's Page Rank (tm)? system works. except, just the fact that there are more links will guide the person to the solution.
Implement a feature
If you have a feature, that you are capable of developing, and or wish to request for inclusion to MediaWiki, go to the roadmap page, or appropriate version page, and add a link to the feature page under the appropriate header (i.e. feature requests)... If you are in the position to actually include the feature to MediaWiki, place it in the list of features to be included in the next version.
It is generally hard to manage feature requests that are on a large page, and some features may be regarded as missfeatures by some... but... problem statements are not as contriversial... because if you have the problem, then somebody has the problem, and it can't be denied that somebody has that problem... (however, some people will view the problem as a feature, and will try to bash your feature... or, if you're lucky (as is often the case on WikiMedia projects) somebody will help point out reasons to keep the features the way they are, and still solve your problem easily.
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