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'''This is a proposed restyling of the protocols page.  I thought I would put it here to see what people thought before making it go live on the real page.  Comments welcome.  I just thought the page could be made more compact and easy to view.  Feel free to retweak if you have a better idea.  A similar thing has been suggested for the materials page.  My only concern is whether it makes it more difficult/intimidating for those new to wikis to edit?  Which is definitely not what I want.''' --[[Reshma Shetty | RS]]
'''This is a proposed restyling of the protocols page.  I thought I would put it here to see what people thought before making it go live on the real page.  Comments welcome.  I just thought the page could be made more compact and easy to view.  Feel free to retweak if you have a better idea.  A similar thing has been suggested for the materials page.  My only concern is whether it makes it more difficult/intimidating for those new to wikis to edit?  Which is definitely not what I want.''' --[[Reshma Shetty | RS]]
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I made a protocols [[Template:Protocols|template]].  It has all the formatting from the protocols below.  This [[Protocols v2| page]] has the new version of the protocols using that template.  This makes it a tiny bit easier for people to edit the protocols list without dealing with all the formatting.  This is good but it means that users need to go edit the template page if they want to add new categories so there is trade off between making some editing simple and higher level editing more difficult. Power users can edit the template to add new categories, formats etc.--[[User:Bcanton|BC]] 12:01, 11 January 2006 (EST)
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I made a protocols [[Template:Protocols|template]].  It has all the formatting from the layout below.  Power users can edit the template to add new categories, formats etc.  This [[Protocols v2| page]] has the new version of the protocols using that template.  This makes it a tiny bit easier for people to edit the protocols list without dealing with all the formatting.  This is good but it means that users need to go edit the template page if they want to add new categories so there is trade off between making some editing simple and higher level editing more difficult.
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:It looks like the ease of editing afforded by using the template as described above probably doesn't merit the extra complexity of having templates as well as pages.  It might however be beneficial if the protocols, materials, help pages etc, were all formatted in a common way.  Then you could just change the template and style changes would be applied to all pages.--[[User:Bcanton|BC]] 12:14, 11 January 2006 (EST)
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It looks like the ease of editing afforded by using the template as described above probably doesn't merit the extra complexity of having templates as well as pages.  It might however be beneficial if the protocols, materials, help pages etc, were all formatted in a common way.  Then you could just change the template and style changes would be applied to all pages.--[[User:Bcanton|BC]] 12:14, 11 January 2006 (EST)
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Revision as of 12:17, 11 January 2006

This is a proposed restyling of the protocols page. I thought I would put it here to see what people thought before making it go live on the real page. Comments welcome. I just thought the page could be made more compact and easy to view. Feel free to retweak if you have a better idea. A similar thing has been suggested for the materials page. My only concern is whether it makes it more difficult/intimidating for those new to wikis to edit? Which is definitely not what I want. -- RS

I made a protocols template. It has all the formatting from the layout below. Power users can edit the template to add new categories, formats etc. This page has the new version of the protocols using that template. This makes it a tiny bit easier for people to edit the protocols list without dealing with all the formatting. This is good but it means that users need to go edit the template page if they want to add new categories so there is trade off between making some editing simple and higher level editing more difficult.

It looks like the ease of editing afforded by using the template as described above probably doesn't merit the extra complexity of having templates as well as pages. It might however be beneficial if the protocols, materials, help pages etc, were all formatted in a common way. Then you could just change the template and style changes would be applied to all pages.--BC 12:14, 11 January 2006 (EST)


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