Wikiversity:Simple navigation

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Simple navigation is needed so Wikiversity can address complex topics.

Please propose ways to simply and quickly navigate Wikiversity, below.

Personal left sidebar portlet[edit]

People interested in a particular topic should be able to customize and share a section of their left sidebar and set it as their default personal left sidebar addition in their Wikiversity user preferences. It could be a portlet located below the Search portlet. --Rogerhc 00:24, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

could be implemented on a userpage/subpage named something like userpage/mytopic, similarly to the way you can customize your own CSS for Wikiversity by editing your User:your-username-here/monobook.css page. The default contents of userpage/mytopic could be a link to a userpage/mytopic Help page explaining how to edit and use it. And a user could transclude his favorite topic's collaboratively maintained mytopic page with something like {{topicname nav}} in his username/mytopic page. Example: TESOL nav. --Rogerhc 07:53, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Case insensitive page names[edit]

MediaWiki should be modified so that page names and page section names are case insensitive. People will have a very hard time conforming to the capitalization conventions of Wikiversity:naming conventions because of the complex page names Wikiveristy will have which is unlike Wikipedia's simply vocabulary bound name space.

Modifying MediaWiki so that page names and page section names are case insensitive would programmatically solve this. Alternatively, Wikiversity editors could strictly enforce page name capitalization conventions by moving pages but that is tedious hard work that could be programmatically avoided if MediaWiki were modified this way.

Better Initial User Tutorial[edit]

A fairly concise section showing how to easily configure or use a couple of techniques to build personal navigation aid. For example show user how to create a sub-page on their user or talk page with a personal list of links. This is redundant to the watchlist but is an easy technique many might find better than the watchlist for quick navigation. For example, I do not want the help desk on my watchlist.... I go there only when feeling friendly and willing to provide a quick tidbit to queries which catch my eye. This may already exist in the new user tutorial, I will go check and maybe implement. Mirwin 00:48, 10 February 2007 (UTC)