I suggest moving all this stuff about "wikis" somewhere off the top pages. The theme of the top page should be "What is Tsukuba?" not "What is a Wiki?" I moved all the "Wiki" stuff to a page one below this one.
Anyway if you hate what I've done revert it, but there was more stuff about Wikis than Tsukuba in the old page.
- I agree. Thanks for doing that. -- Shaney 21:58, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- By the way, there is a "standard" about page for all wikicities pages. You can get to it from the bottom of all of the pages. It is called "Tsukuba_Wiki:About". I moved the wiki content to that page and changed the link from the front page. I suggest deleting the "About Tsukuba" page to avoid confusion. What do you think? -- Shaney 22:08, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I put this languages thing as a test (copied from Nagasaki). MediaWiki uses UTF8 and it's very unlikely to cause encoding problems I think. Anyway this is a test of the languages function.
- Are we getting ahead of ourselves with this? Should we find someone who can come onboard as a Japanese administrator first? Do you want to be the Japanese administrator? I think someone has to be responsible for the quality of the Japanese pages. -- Shaney 03:18, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- If someone comes and puts in a lot of stuff maybe we can make him or her an administrator. At the moment it's just a place holder.--Ben 04:39, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- Okay, I see. Will putting that template on any page lead directly to that page on the other language site? Or does it lead to the main page of that language's site? -- Shaney 05:02, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- It's just a link [[Tsukuba Shi|Nihongo]] like that. BTW I found a Japanese kind of Wiki thing today called Encyclopedia Tsukubitanica. It has about 1,000 entries, similar to our effort.--Ben 06:12, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- Can you tell me the link to the Tsukubitanica (great name!). Maybe we can partner with them an add a link from each other's top pages? -- Shaney 06:31, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Does anyone have a nice representative photo of something in Tsukuba that could be used on the front page of the wiki? -- Shaney 12:02, 28 Sep 2005 (UTC)
The full (and impressive) name
During my stay many, many years ago I occationally heard the city referred to as Tsukuba Kenkyuu Gakuen Toshi. That is rather formidable. However, is it an official name? The city can defend the use of Kenkyuu and Gakuen but I am not so sure about the Tohi part, yet.
Links to maps.google.com
There is a lot of description of locations here. How about complementing these with links to Google Maps?
This link is however centered around the city. To center the map around a position, just double-click the mouse at that point.