(The August 2006 discussion here was first created on the watercooler.)

I'd like to set up a Portal for Walker researchers, similar to that used on the Wikipedia. I checked the Wikipedia for guidance on setting one up. Found their Portal construction guidance page, but I'm not sure that this will work away from the Wikipedia.

Guidance requested. Bill

It probably WILL work (if we copy enough templates etc). But it may be unnecessarily complicated. So:
Have a shot at duplicating it if you like, possibly putting ideas and instructions on a new Genealogy:Portals page for us all to study if we feel inclined;
Make even more use of categories; eg pages that form the main divisions of your "portal" can all be directly listed on category:Walker Surname, and as an extra help the main "portal" page can have a piped link so that it is listed near the top, eg [[category:Walker Surname|*]].
Robin Patterson 06:52, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

I've created a defacto portal, similar to that of the box-skeleton recommended on Wikipedia, but didn't import the templates. Looked to be faster just to create similar versions without actually importing the templates. When time permits I'll go back in and work on the box-skeleton aspects---they do look better. Eventually I suspect we will be developing a system of portals and subportals to help with general navigation on this wiki. ..... Bill 19:34, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

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I like this portal idea. I would definitely make a few of these. So, Bill, if that's any encouragement for you to "import a template" (whatever that means), then I would appreciate having one to work with. Jillaine Smith Jillaine 03:48, 3 July 2007 (UTC)