This is a list of ideas which are deemed either sorely needed, useful or interesting. If you're looking for something to help out with, look no further!
Royal pains in the arse
- Publicise. Srsly, need wider exposure.
- Use Template:Backto at the foot of each page
- Hunt for links to and bypass redirects
Roll out the setlist template
Replace all instances of Image: with File:
Layout and appearance
- Hunt artefacts visible with various layout engines and fix them
- Investigate recent CSS implementation, seeing whether any could be used to improve MuseWiki's appearance
- Wade through our templates and simplify/prettify if at all possible
- Investigate, design and implement a way of laying out media verification hash tables within pages
- Typographical students and those in the know: check whether our conventions are correct
- People with Internet Explorer 8: Keep checking the wiki to make sure it displays decently with IE8. IE is notorious for its layout engine being incomplete and buggy and MuseWiki developers don't use Windows.
- Use <p> instead of <div> and tables where appropriate, instead using appropriate CSS rules.
Resources, searching and verification
- Scrape various media (anyone near a national library or a proficient human web-spider?) for press/coverage relating to Muse, add it to our reference archive
- Find circular references within MuseWiki articles, remove and provide rationale for doing so on the article's talk page.
- Get the official Muse board and Muselive to make sure topic IDs don't change. This is a real verification headache.
- Transcribe various audio and video interviews and add to our media reference archive.
- Transcribe articles which have yet to be transcribed and add to the archive.
- Add scans to archived articles for which scans are missing.
- Anyone who knows a language other than English: translate foreign-language articles and add to our media reference archive.
- Use our reference archive to write and/or expand MuseWiki articles, adding references as appropriate.
- Write comprehensive help.
- Hunt authorship and source information for uploaded files, tell authors about creative commons and ask whether they'd be happy licensing under a CC licence (tres cool)
- Descriptions for files which currently have none
- Expand and clean up the gear section—particularly suited to musicians in the know.
- For gigs you went to: add information. Please encourage others to do so as well!
- Make sure our links to recordings are up to date, add any that are missing.
- Use recordings to construct and complete speech tables.
- Anyone who knows a language aside from English: transcribe and translate foreign speech.
- For gigs missing the venue in which they took place, find out the venue and set the Venue variable in the respective page's Gigbox.
- Use HTML5 audio instead of the flash player for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari
- Doesn't conform to old browsers, sorry but I'd like to see the day come, but it's not going to happen :( --crazybobbles 20:58, 23 September 2009 (BST)
- Use CSS which old browsers don't understand to hide it from them. :P --Tene 21:19, 23 September 2009 (BST)
Make references work for people who are not logged in
- Should work now i think...--crazybobbles 20:58, 23 September 2009 (BST)
- Eeexcellent.... --Tene 21:19, 23 September 2009 (BST)
- Why :( --crazybobbles 20:58, 23 September 2009 (BST)
- Set up wiki bots for admins
What kinda rules are we talking about? Would be pretty fun to experiment on this but need situations where bots are useful --crazybobbles 20:58, 23 September 2009 (BST)
- One situation where it would be useful is removing unknown variables, another rolling out simple templates such as backto, another sweeping for Americanisms. :P --Tene 21:19, 23 September 2009 (BST)
- Get rid of px usage and use oooonly em
- Meh they both have their uses :p --crazybobbles 20:58, 23 September 2009 (BST)
- em should be preferred when it's not detrimental to do so /me rolls eyes. --Tene 21:19, 23 September 2009 (BST)
- (Really) fix titles containing ampersands
Fix titles containing plus signs
Find a way of adding a captcha box
Add standard CSS3 border rules. These are implemented in Firefox 4+ and Chrome.
- Get each member of Muse to join and edit. Also known as "take over the world", with originality.