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Userboxes

A few templates for userboxes will be been started soon, or you can start them. Please see the individual template pages for specific details about each one.

Extra facilities

To make life easier we are still adding to the "standard wiki". There seems to be no such thing as a standard installation of Wikimedia, though.

Categories

I wish there were a way of enforcing a hierarchy of categories, but can't find one so far. But we have installed Special:CategoryTree which shows the current status. It's better than nothing, but if you know an extension that will "enforce" a category structure, we're up for it. This also adds little plus signs for subcategories in a category

Google Maps

When you edit a page you will see a new litle link under the row of control buttons. It says "make a map". This links to Google Maps. We think that this may be absolutely excellent for, among other things, a spotting report.

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I've not played with it much, but I have pinpointed the town in the UK where our HQ is, just to show you what can be done.

Event countdown timer

For full details see the mediawiki page, which explains it perfectly

Plane spotting conventions

We're making sure that plane spotting conventions can be advertised here. {{planefan convention}} is ready for action.

Youtube Video

For full details see the mediawiki page, which explains it perfectly.

As an example: <youtube>OKKI4a8iZI0&</youtube>

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Note that, when Youtube is off the air for maintenance that white space is shown instead of the video

Flickr images

For full details see the mediawiki page, which explains it perfectly

As an example: <flickr limit=6>airplane</flickr>

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Flickr Extension: no images found for tag airplane

A Blog for every user

On every new user page there is the chance to create a blog. This is at blogs.spottingworld.com. One blog per user, to be used for lawful purposes only.

Live Plane Spotting chat

We've created a Plane Spotting World chatroom. The entry point is the menu button on the left menu. At first it will be pretty empty, but invite your aeronautical friends there and swap experiences.

Events calendar

A new citizen in the left hand margin is the "Coming Events Calendar". Put simply, every new event should be on its own page, and the relevant category tags put in the page. Follow the "Calendar Help" link for full instructions and details of the extension

Google video

For full details see the mediawiki page, which explains it perfectly.

As an example: <googlevideo>2227876876635550162</googlevideo>

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News archive

Our News archive will grow. We do need an editor or two to choose news from around the world and to create it, linked from the main page.

Vandal Prevention

We have come under vandal attack. We will be deploying a bot in due course. Until then we have protected the site against IP only editors.

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