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G'day Myrtonos, and welcome to aSK. We are glad to have you contribute. For more information about aSK, see our About statement. Please see the rules and regulations as soon as you can.
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It is certainly an alternative to Conservapedia, as well as to Wikipedia. Whether it's the "answer" to the former depends on the question, I guess!

We tried to pick a balance between making it too hard to start editing and too easy. We believed that Confirm Account would have made it too hard, i.e. harder than we would like. It introduces a high chance that someone can't start editing as soon as they register, which can be a significant discouragement.

Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 13:14, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Well, I don't suppose you have that many beurocrats, even OrthodoxWiki, another christian site has Confirm account. --Myrtonos+@ 05:14, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
And I was delighted to discover an Australian christian conservative site, and here's why; Many middle class Australian children, including non-christians, are educated in christian schools, I belive the portion here is higher than other Anglosphere nations, certainly higher than the US, which claims to be more religious than most other anglosphere nations, and we claim to be less religious than the rest of the western world. --Myrtonos+@ 23:01, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Are you referring to the traditional church schools, which are probably not too Christian these days, the Catholic schools, or the booming area of indendent/parent-controlled/local-church-controlled/etc. schools? Or all of the above?
Perhaps ironically, I was not educated in any of them, but in government schools.
Interesting observation if true, though. The US is more Christian, at least according to such measures as per capita attending churches, but of course raw numbers don't necessarily reflect depth of conviction, etc. And perhaps the Oz education system is less Christian than the U.S. system, which might explain more Christian schools here. Another factor could be that in the U.S. the government probably can't financially contribute to Christian schools like Australian governments can and do.
So do I take it from your comment that you are an Aussie?
Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 01:36, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

I am a life long resident of the state of Victoria, yes. I did note that the US claims to be more christian, and maybe in terms of per capita attending churches. But our education system, as far as I know, is more christian than other anglosphere nations in terms of the portion of minors attending christian schools. You say the U.S. education system is more christian, but that doesn't seems to be the case in states that seem to be closest to our stereotype of "America," in other words the most liberal U.S states. In fact, the most liberal U.S. state of all is the very state that most Americanised Australian tastes aspire to. Many of our stereotypes of America come from of the movies that have come out of Hollywood for decades. Many of the fashions, the entertainment, the cars, the food that we associate with "America" and Americanisation did come out of California, particularly Los Angeles. --Myrtonos+@ 02:06, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

When I indicated that the U.S. education system was more Christian that Oz, I meant (a) the schools in practice, and (b) for a lot of the country. I certainly agree with your comments about more liberal U.S. states, but as you indicate, they are the ones that we are more familiar with, and many others would be more Christian.
So if you are Victorian born and bred, what's the connection with the Pennsyvania Dutch?
Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 03:38, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Templates

I see you've created a template!

Please see aSK:Template style manual, and in particular the requirement to document templates. (Don't take any notice of the restriction on signature templates; that should probably be removed now, but I should check it out before doing so.) Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 12:40, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Would it be possible to create a bot that does this automatically, it would save a lot of time.--Myrtonos+@ 12:45, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
It may be possible to create a bot that assists with it, I guess. I've never written a bot, at least one that does that sort of thing. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 13:36, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
And in the meantime, it's still necessary to document them. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 13:31, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Display titles

I'm not convinced that this sort of thing is appropriate. Yes, it is a cleaner title. But it could be misleading to anyone wanting to Wikilink to it. Copyright Policy won't work. And it's mainly going to be seen by Wiki editors who should understand the prefix (but only when the page is normally shown; when in edit mode, the internal title is used.) But it could also get confused with an encyclopædic article on Copyright Policy.

I'm open to a discussion on this, but I'm yet to be convinced.

Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 13:31, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

I didn't realise it would be misleading, the purpose of those prefixes is to distinguish things like the URL, and determine what namespace one links to [[ask:Example]] link to a project page called Example, while [[Example]] links to an article of the same name. What is the intent and purpose of {{DISPLAYTITLE}}?--Myrtonos+@ 13:45, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
{{DISPLAYTITLE}} is intended for changing capitalisation, in particular preventing the automatic capitalisation of the initial letter. See Magic words#Displaytitle. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 13:04, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
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