User talk:PhilipB/Archive1

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Archive 1

Monobook Skin

  • Hi Philip! I noticed that the default for the format of the site has changed. If you go in your user preferences and then "Skin", it says that "MonoBook" is now the default, instead of the previous default, "Cologne Blue". MonoBook is the skin Wikipedia uses, so to users who are not logged in and users who have not selected the another skin, we end up looking exactly like Wikipedia. Do you know if there is any way we can switch the default skin back to the old one? Thanks, --SharonS 16:46, 19 January 2007 (EST)
  • I did some research, and from what I read in [this page] and [this page] it seems you have to set the default skin in lower case letters on a page called "LocalSettings.php". I tried to access that page, but it says "This file is part of MediaWiki and is not a valid entry point". Are you able to access the local settings page? ~ Sharon
    • Sorry for never telling you about this. The skin has been on Monobook for at least a month now. Monobook is superior to the other skins and almost every other major wiki uses it. So we are not directly copying Wikipedia. However, I didn't realize that you would have to switch it manually in your own preferences to show the difference. PhilipB 10:27, 20 January 2007 (EST)
    • Stupid me! I just haven't logged out of my user name for a month. I switched my skin to *MonoBook, but now it doesn't look like Wikipedia anymore, instead it looks exactly like "MySkin". I went to Wikipedia, and their skin is messed up too, so the problem seems to be the skin in general. Is it still normal for you? Hopefully that will be my last stupid question for a while! ~ SharonS 13:53, 20 January 2007 (EST)
      • You probably need to clear your browser's cache. If you're using Internet Explorer here are instructions. PhilipB 15:00, 20 January 2007 (EST)
      • That's what was wrong. I should have remembered that...but I'm really stupid today. This skin looks great! ~ Sharon

Google Indexing

Philip, I wonder if we are "seeding" our entries so that they can be picked up by search engines like Google and Yahoo. Our main page is being picked up, but I doubt our entries are. Do you know how to insert tags (meta-tags?) or whatever helps seed entries so they are picked up by search engines? --Aschlafly 20:31, 20 January 2007 (EST)

  • Mr. Schlafly, my dad and I were just talking about the very same thing. Google uses Spider Software, which is a application that searches a web page for key words. It is more sensitive to the main page rather than the extensions of it. So from what I understand, commonly-searched words that apply to our website should go on the main page as to be picked up by the software. David R
  • Mr. Schlafly, the pages are indexed as David says. We don't need to worry about "seeding" either, the software takes care of this. If you do a Google search for "Conservapedia", click the last page of results, then click "Repeat search with omitted results included", you can see that many of our pages have been indexed already. With search engines like Google, it's just a matter of time and popularity for our site to be indexed well. Also, I am working on submitting site-maps of our site to Google which will help the indexing process along. PhilipB 10:00, 21 January 2007 (EST)

Conservapedia Commandments

Are you the one in charge of the commandments? --TimSvendsen 22:32, 24 January 2007 (EST)

  • uh... no. why? PhilipB 08:54, 25 January 2007 (EST)