Talk:Browse by Country

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We have talked in meetings about long lists . . . whether we want to put them into columns or not. At this time, the have some great pros as well as some pretty serious cons. I will soon be working on a way to get rid of the cons. Do we want to move ahead with the multiple columns without taking care of the cons at this time? I believe this question is for the powers to be.Thomas Lerman 16:13, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I like the changes that have been made so far. Are there more that you are thinking of, if so what are they? I think it may take a while to get used to the change but I like it. Darris 17:22, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

The changes that we were talking about, which would take care of the cons are manually demonstrated within my user talk page. It makes columns look and act the same of existing columns within the MediaWiki look. Thomas Lerman 17:56, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I also like the changes made to the Browse by Country page. Although I don't remember any discussion about the pros and cons, so I'd say let's keep the changes! Franjensen 21:39, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I believe the discussion was in the old forum . . . maybe not. If I remember correctly, the big con is the limited ability of most that would do editing. Hopefully, I will be able to get to the changes that I had created the look for in my talk page. Thomas Lerman 21:54, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

WOW! I really do not like this and it is making me motivated to get the other thing working . . . although I have higher priority things going on right now. As Bromaelor and I found out, a small change really messes columns, tables, etc. The other thing will make it all automated and consistent with other lists. Thomas Lerman 04:14, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Sorry Thomas, which bits don't you like? I have an aversion to thick lines on tables (they look so out-of-date) and tend to get ride of them whenever I see them. But feel free to revert if you prefer them that way.  I agree that additions or deletions do mess up the table for anyone not familiar with coding. bromaelor 20:14, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I generally would agree on the thick lines that you mentioned. I do not like the inconsistency of the way this browsing works compared to other things within the MediaWiki code. I really dislike how easy it is for anyone to mess up the tables with a simple addition or deletion. That is my biggest complaint with the current method. When I get some higher priority stuff complete, I hope to work on a new extension that will handle all this automatically so it will be easier for all involved. Thomas Lerman 22:45, 26 June 2008 (UTC)