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I'm just wondering if there will be some sort of navigation structure, at the moment it seems pretty search-based however I'm thinking with initially limited content, or even first time users, it may be more useful to create a navigation page of some sort that helps users explore the content that exists! --Alexkillby 13:24, 3 March 2011 (EST)

I'm thinking it would be most helpful to have things categorised Top Level> Section> Topic. Then we could link from the navigation sidebar to the individual section pages to giveut people the best possible jumping off point. --Cat 18:33, 13 March 2011 (EDT)
Yeah, the current main page is more of a rules/info about page, rather then a "this is where everything is" page. there needs to be easier access. I may not know the name of the badge, but i know it when i see the name kind of thing. --Makr 00:30, 14 March 2011 (PDT)

Local Storage Limited

I really don't think we should mention that "local storage is limited". Messages like these only discourage use of this potentially giant tool for our leadership across the country. I would hope that if uptake of the use of this resource was big enough to actually stress out the servers it is hosted on, that we'd invest more into a system that could sustain the amount of use is receiving. Let me know if there are any objections or I will remove this. --Alexkillby 13:41, 3 March 2011 (EST)

I agree... that was language copied over from the old wikidot site. If local storage fills up, we can look into purchasing more. Still, if it exists elsewhere, a link should be used. --SteveMatheson 13:58, 4 March 2011 (EST)

Demographic Focus

Why is this focused primarily on Scout leaders? Lets face reality and market this product to everyone. First thing kids do these days is a google search of a term and more times then not, the wikipedia article related to that topic is in the first five results. Makr- 2310 PST March 12/2011

Maybe it didn't say this at the time of the posting, but the site is primarily directed to "anyone in a leadership role". This is increasingly youth members, and it is (often) the younger members in leadership roles that find and use this site. Part of the intention of the site is the Action Plan directive to make things easier for volunteers. This site does this by providing a site that they can add content without having to host it themselves or submit through official channels. (Sorry for the delay in response.) --SteveMatheson 13:54, 22 June 2012 (EDT)

Thinking about the "This is not intended as an aid for Scouts Canada youth members..." on the main page. That might be a bit of a turn off, as if we are going out of our way to hinder the youth. That's not the case, of course, but rather than leave that impression I think I'll remove it. I guess I wanted to avoid the site becoming a place for youth to cut-n-paste badge work (as opposed to putting the effort in themselves), but I need to be open to how the site might evolve. --SteveMatheson 14:24, 22 June 2012 (EDT)

Scope

Pages pertaining to individual groups don't seem to fit in the wiki. As mentioned in other talk thread on the page, space is somewhat limited, and there appears to be a whole lot of pictures uploaded.

Program suggestions/examples should go on the relevant pages (badges, ideas, suggestions, etc) rather than a single group's page to make them easier to find. Not necessary to have a page for a single notable group. Makes more sense to mention them under notable events/program, etc.

Thoughts? --Cat 00:52, 15 June 2011 (EDT)

See Talk:3rd Kanata
Agreed. I emailed the admin SteveMatheson about it and his opinion is that in the site's infancy, we wait for it to grow by encrouaging use. Later we can crack down.--Trevpage 11:39, 15 June 2011 (EDT)
Fair enough. I'll try not to let it bother me so much when I'm looking at the list of Uncategorized pages :D --Cat 12:44, 15 June 2011 (EDT)

Not an official Site

If this site is hosted by and at [1], not to mention advertised through Scouts Canada, the Scout Wiki would seem to be official. A disclaimer that the information posted is not official would be accurate.

This, again, was verbiage taken from the sites predecessor. You are correct, this is an official site, endorsed and hosting paid by Scouts Canada. Language on the main page changed. --SteveMatheson 13:54, 22 June 2012 (EDT)

Design

Thoughts on giving the text between the top and bottom boxes a box of their own? Example:

ScoutingInCanada.png

As members of Scouts Canada, in order to Do Your Best you have to Be Prepared!

The Challenge to you is to help Service this site by Sharing, Sharing, Sharing.

This site is provided to help share your information and get shared information of others.