User talk:Lynnette

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Thanks for all the updates so far! --Kolfinna 14:17, 17 June 2008 (PDT)

Mistress Edwinna

Hello, Lynnette. Thanks for uploading that nice picture of Mistress Edwinna. I added it to the Main page as well.--Lachlan (talk) 18:03, 2 April 2016 (PDT)

Change to how User Groups Work

Great news! The Kingdom Webwright has given us a 3 month window to test to see how it would work if all users had edit abilities. So all users have been added to the "Commenters" group which allows you to edit live pages and upload photos. Jump right in and start adding new pages and editing old ones! If you need help on how to edit the wiki, visit Help:Contents. If I don't know who you are (i.e. I need to match your SCA name to your wiki account) you will not be added to the commenters group. This is rare, only a few of you I haven't been able to place. Email me at if you need further help. --Kolfinna 13:41, 20 August 2008 (PDT)


Lynnette, great changes so far! You've definitely have the hang of the wiki. I would suggest that you actually put all your household member names onto the wiki, that way people can follow a link to their wiki page. I'm going to direct Eowyn to your changes for the Chatelaine page, as she was the one who came up with the original lists. Cheers! --Kolfinna 10:39, 21 August 2008 (PDT)

Thanks! The Wiki is easy to use (even easier than the TWiki we have at work) and well designed! Could there be a page somewhere that lists all of the example pages? I didn't realized there was a Persona page example page for quite awhile, and can't seem to find it now that I know it's there. I still haven't found the Household example page. I DO want to add what I can for the members of the household, and point them to their pages for future work. I have pictures and brief info for each of our current members. I have less for past members, but I'll see what I can do. Thanks for spiffing up my pages! I know the "Started: date" needed to be polished, and you took care of that! As well as adding the member links! I do hope they let the editing stay open, or at least open-ish. For me at least, it's easier to just get in and do the editing than to gather the info, format it to be passed on, etc. Thanks also for passing on the Chatalaine list! That was too big an edit for me to presume to make. --Lynnette 18:46, 21 August 2008 (PDT)

  • The example pages are found at: Help:Templates - the most fleshed out ones are in the Side Template sub-category. I have all the relevant documents linked off the Help button on the left hand sidebar, that way you can find it easy in the future. I hope they leave the editing open too, I like having more contributions. As long as no one abuses the system, I'm thinking that they will let it be. --Kolfinna 20:13, 21 August 2008 (PDT)

Eowyn replied to you at Talk:Kingdom Chatelaine --Kolfinna 15:06, 24 August 2008 (PDT)

Pent page

Glad you liked the rewrite. I thought that the Mythe might be her trying to medievalize it, so I checked with Bruce Draconarius, and he said that "Myth" was the proper term, so I edited it. If it turns out not to be true, I'm more than happy to revert it. --Kolfinna 12:36, 12 January 2009 (PST)

If Bruce says it's correct then I'm happy with it ... I didn't much like Mythes anyway! I'll just let her know it was better for retrieval to spell it as Myth. And we'll all be happy! --Lynnette 12:41, 12 January 2009 (PST)

Brewers Page Graphic

No problem. I look through every change and make little tweaks like that.--Lachlan 13:59, 12 January 2009 (PST)

I appreciate that y'all look over the new pages and make changes. It gives me a better idea of what you're looking for style-wise; lets me know that the addition is acceptable; and, as with the Pentathlon page that Kolfina modified this morning, gives me another eye to make pages work better!--Lynnette 14:09, 12 January 2009 (PST)


Lynnette, per the Help:Rules section, lists should be in oldest to newest format. So when you did the listing of leaders of Barbarian Freehold Alliance it should have started with Erekose and then end with Timotheus. Lachlan made the change for you. Thanks for everything you contribute!!! --Kolfinna 10:40, 16 January 2009 (PST)

Ah! I hadn't realized ... My thinking was that for lists of office holders INSIDE a document where folks would be clicking TOC links to the navigate to the section of choice ... they're probably more interested in finding the current office holder. So that info should be on the top of the list instead of making them scroll down to the bottom, which is annoying if it's not a short list. Then if they're interested in the history of the office they can scroll down, reading the list as they go.--Lynnette 10:51, 16 January 2009 (PST)

  • We had this exact same debate when we launched the wiki. After polling of the editors at the time, we decided to go with the format we have now. We kept it same for every type of list, to make it easier for the editors to remember what to do :) --Kolfinna 12:04, 16 January 2009 (PST)

Yeap, I didn't think I'd win that one! Thanks for sharing the history and reasoning! --Lynnette 13:24, 16 January 2009 (PST)

Pent 2009

Lynette, Ludwig uploaded all his awesome pent pictures. If you can provide a list of entrants and what they made, I'll try to match them all up. List of winners too would be cool. Cheers --Kolfinna 17:41, 1 May 2009 (PDT)


I'm not entirely certain it is necessary to have a AltaviaEvents category. Why not just categorize them under Altavia and Events?--Lachlan 22:40, 21 November 2009 (PST)

I created it so we could have a self-maintaining page of Altavia events instead of having to create a table that folks have to remember to update. Granted they have to remember to put AltaviaEvents on as a category, but it's more likely that they'll use previous events as a sample and so include the category than that they'll remember to update the table.--Lynnette 09:41, 22 November 2009 (PST)

Fistly, I appologize for not keeping up with the conversation. There really are two ways for a conversation to take place, both have their drawbacks. Your system, replying on your own talk page, means that the conversation stays all in sequence and easy to refer to later. The unfortunate thing is that the other person must pay attention to Recent changes to see its been updated, which I did not do. The other way, posting on each others talk pages, means that we both receive an email showing a new message was received. Obviously, that system worked for you. :) I have, in the past, used a combination of both approaches: Posting a reply on my talk page and a "See my reply" note on the other editor's page.

As for the topic on hand: I'm not sure what table you're referring to. I agree that the way to collect events in one place for easy reference is to put them into a category, I just thought it could be within the main Altavia category. Indeed, Altavia category already has several events on it... For an example of what that looks like "in full", check out Category:Dreiburgen. Perhaps that is too messy, though, and would be served to put all those event articles into a subcategory like "Dreiburgen Events".

So, if you feel it best to continue using the category, I have the following reccomendations:

  1. I would call it "Altavia Events", rather than one, compound word
  2. On the category listing page, add the code "[[Category:Altavia]]". That will make your new category a subcategory of Altavia.--Lachlan 10:31, 24 November 2009 (PST)

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