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== [[MediaWiki:Common.css]] ==
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Not sure if you saw my comment at [[MediaWiki talk:Common.css]] or not, but I wanted to let you know that [[MediaWiki:Common.css]] is a powerful page that allows for all sorts of formatting.  For example, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush Wikipedia's article on George W. Bush] takes advantage of it in a number of ways that we might be able to add here as well.  The first is the infobox at the top of the page, on the right.  Including a box like that on each page about a particular mutual fund would allow us to put the important info—fund category, benchmark index, expense ratio, fees, etc.—in a consistent, easy access format.
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== Your user page and its content ==
  
The second thing that might be useful are the boxes at the bottom of the page, starting with "George W. Bush" and ending with "Texas Rangers". These boxes are collapsible (and are collapsed by default, as you see), reducing the amount of space that they take up on the page.  These could be used on individual fund pages as well, to help organize the vast number of links at the bottom of pages like [[Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund]].
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Might I be bold and suggest that you don't use [[User:Blbarnitz]] for page development, push that down a level and put someone more about yourself here. See [[User:Peculiar Investor|Peculiar Investor]] or [[User:LadyGeek|LadyGeek]] for some ideas and [[WP:User pages|User page]] for Wikipedia's guidance.
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The problem is that to edit that page, the user has to be an administrator.  If you like, you can simply copy the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.css corresponding page from Wikipedia], but it's a fairly large file and includes some unnecessary code (like formatting for image galleries—probably not something we need here). That might be the easiest solution, at least until you're confident enough that I'm not going to run around breaking things =).
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==Please enter an edit summary==
 
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Could you please remember to include an [[wp:Help:Edit_summary|edit summary ]] when you save a page. It helps other editors, and potential readers, to understand the intention of your edit. To avoid accidentally leaving edit summaries blank, you can select "Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary" on the Editing tab of your [[Special:Preferences|user preferences]]. --[[User:Peculiar Investor|Peculiar Investor]] 15:25, 21 January 2015 (CST)
Once the necessary code is there, I think it will be fairly easy to copy/paste the templates from Wikipedia that allow these kinds of informational and navigational aids to be added to our pages here. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions. --[[User:Spangineer1|Spangineer]] ([[User talk:Spangineer1|talk]]) 19:32, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
 

Latest revision as of 06:06, 31 January 2015

Your user page and its content

Might I be bold and suggest that you don't use User:Blbarnitz for page development, push that down a level and put someone more about yourself here. See Peculiar Investor or LadyGeek for some ideas and User page for Wikipedia's guidance.

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Please enter an edit summary

Could you please remember to include an edit summary when you save a page. It helps other editors, and potential readers, to understand the intention of your edit. To avoid accidentally leaving edit summaries blank, you can select "Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary" on the Editing tab of your user preferences. --Peculiar Investor 15:25, 21 January 2015 (CST)