Talk:RepRap

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Editing the Main Page

If you would like to improve the main page please use Main Page/Sandbox to try your changes and leave a message on a sysop's talk page when it's ready for review (unless the sandbox is in use.. creating a sandbox under your username works fine also if you don't want your stuff messed with as much)

--TheOtherRob 05:48, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

"on a sysop's talk page" how to find what the sysops are and which sysop to choose? --MarcusWolschon 05:03, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

I would take out the space used for Darwin, as Darwin is not the current stable machine, and it can confuse new users. I would place there instead a feed aggregation for new objects on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/rss/newest -- Thingiverse is also a great show room for the pieces designed and printed :-) -- Casainho

OK, I edited the Main Page/Sandbox proposal so it no longer mentions Darwin, and instead mentions more relevant things. Feel free to make further improvements. --DavidCary 02:47, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

I think there needs to be some sort of general 'getting started' or 'RepRap Basics' link on the navigation menu. I keep finding stuff in the forums or blogs that i don't have any obvious place to put. This new category would be a place for all the non-machine-specific info, like the glossary, an introduction to 3d modeling and printing, and general techniques and tips like how to solder or how to use a lathe. --Buback

Could you tag pages like Glossary with category:reference? --DavidCary 02:47, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

suggestions

  • reorder the 4 printer models by time. This order is confusing people to think that somehow huksley is newer then darwin but older then Mendel and Prusa Mendel and that Prusa Mendel is older then Mendel.
  • add a second row below the printers, in the same style (with exemplary photo) showing the 4 most important categories. Feel free to name the rightmost one "more" and link to the list of design-categories. (Do NOT use the list of all wiki-categories a that also contains lots of categories that are not for printable things.)
  • bring at least the main_pages of the other languages up to the same revision as the english one. That's confusing and more people out there are not native english speakers then are and would thus prefer one of the other pages to the english main page, expecting to find exactly the same information and structure there.

--MarcusWolschon 05:09, 25 May 2011 (UTC)