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Please add suggestions that don't fit anywhere else here.

Centralized log-in

Personally I don't think it is a big deal. Most browsers remember your passwords if cookies aren't used to remember log-ins. I vote that resources be used in other needed areas than in a centralized login. Eddie 16:15, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Other Pages sidebar / links

The Other Pages sidebar seems like it should have a link to the main POV-ray website, or if not there, there should be a link part of the template somewhere that is always available regardless of where you are in the wiki.

--Reactor 11:44, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree, the "Other Pages" section should have a link to the official POV-Ray Web site. The "Content" section needs a link to Documentation. Eddie 01:13, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

File uploads / supported file types

I had no trouble uploading some images, but when I tried to upload a scene file as .pov, I got the error message: "The file is corrupt or has an incorrect extension. Please check the file and upload again."

I tried uploading it as a .txt and giving it a .pov destination filename, but no luck. Is there an issue with uploading source at this time? --Reactor 02:04, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

By default, a mediawiki will only allow the uploading of image and video files. The administrators will need to configure the wiki to allow the uploading of other file types. Eddie 14:54, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Will there be pages that contain pov-objects or macros?

Hi! Will this wiki hold pages that contain the pov for objects or macros? For example I tried to create a page Chair_(Model). (Didn't work, btw.)

Or will that be strictly in the section lib.povray.org?

I hope this wiki will become as nice just like povray.org in general is. (And not like so many other wikis develop into. =) Greetings --D. Hansen 09:36, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

A wiki is a communal effort. This wiki will only ever be as good as the POV-Ray community makes it.
Personally I don't see the need for a page about each object in the library, but you're welcome to create them if you wish. (Avoid special characters and punctuation, for the most part, in page titles.)
I think well documented macros will be very much welcomed in this wiki. I say go for it! :) Eddie 14:57, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Page Templates

While noting the behavior differences of radiosity under version 3.6 to 3.7, it occurred to me that we should use a uniform way of identifying what version(s) of POV-ray and what platform the article applies to. While the vast majority of info will be helpful across many different combinations of versions and platforms, some info is fairly specific.

From my (admittedly basic) understanding of templates as used by wikis, one can place a tag specifying what the article applies to, which automagically enters it into a catagory of articles that also contain that tag. This is probably most useful for troubleshooting questions. Has anyone worked with this before? Does the POV-Wiki have this functionality?

--Reactor 21:59, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes the POV-Wiki supports templates. Check out this help page on Templates

--ash 09:28, 4 February 2009 (UTC)