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Just A Thought

Add an image in every app description box

A Standard Library

I think we should create a page for the developers that have standard pieces of code for them to use and refer to. the homebrew scene for the Wii sis a bit scattered and too competitive in a negative way. Some people don't know how to add certain features that have been aded over time, or don't compltely understand it. If we added the code and brief documentation on how to load homebrew from the front SD slot, how to use the wiimote, nunchuck and classic controller; load music, and a few of the other features that could be standard in homebrew programs and set-up a community for the developers to build off of. We could at least improve the quality and possibly the communication between developers. Some of us enthusiasts could even slearn something by helping to provide all of this and help to update or maintain the few abandoned pieces of homebrew and quite possibly become real developers ourselves.


I agree with the need to have these things standardized, but I think it'd be much better to have them integrated into the devkit.
Also, I see a lot of releases doing neat things (i.e. region-free loader, DVD player) with no source. So people make these discoveries and developments on how things work and then don't tell anyone. That doesn't help anyone. People, release your sources dammit! 14:08, 2 May 2008 (PDT)
There is no DVD player, it was GC homebrew.

Cache bypassing

Often, after you edit a page, there seems to be no change. This is caused by the cache serving up the old page. I made a simple Greasemonkey script to solve this problem. Felix123 06:22, 27 May 2008 (PDT)

// ==UserScript==
// @name           Wiibrew
// @namespace      Wiibrew
// @description    Force refresh
// @include        http://wiibrew.org/index.php?*
// ==/UserScript==

Let me confirm that this script also works with Opera's User JS feature - it does. Muzer 04:44, 28 May 2008 (PDT)

Moreover, I am currently making an Opera button that can be used to for example refresh the recentchanges page. Muzer 04:44, 28 May 2008 (PDT)

The Opera button is finished. First, go to this page. On that page, there is a link. Click and drag it to your toolbar. Then click it to properly refresh wiibrew. Muzer 04:49, 28 May 2008 (PDT)

Updated. Now will do 503 pages as well. Really, I shouldn't be needing to do this though. Please fix the cache asap. Felix123 17:02, 29 May 2008 (PDT)

Updated again to include anchor compatibility. Now will add a random string instead of "&a=a". Felix123 01:29, 3 June 2008 (PDT)

Translate page to others languages

What we have to do, i have to TheOriginalName/fr or TheTranslatedName/fr? - Yod4z 17:08 GMC+1

Get rid of the "Vandalism" section

Shouldn't we remove the "Vandalism" section of the project page because most people know what vandalism is when editing a site? Keyboard mouse 02:56, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Sentence is Misleading

The sentences "Don't be afraid to edit — anyone can edit almost any page, and we encourage you to be bold! Find something that can be improved, whether content, grammar or formatting, and make it better." aren't really true because since WiiBrew has such strict policies, there are a lot of ways that users can be blocked from editing. Keyboard mouse 03:51, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

No. I think it's perfectly fine the way it is. People are only blocked for deliberate sabotage, or after repeated warnings for making illogical edits. We very much encourage people to "be bold", and if someone diagrees with edits, the process is supposed to be to open a dialog on the Talk page with the rest of the WiiBrew community to reach a consensus. --Tantric 05:45, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Then, how is it that Young hacker got blocked just for inserting nonsense/gibberish one time? (diff) Keyboard mouse 23:40, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

We just don't like stupidity. That sentence there encourages *improvements*. Replacing something on the homebrew channel page with "i like pizza" is just stupid. The admins just decide on a case-by-case basis there. --Svpe 15:44, 15 June 2010 (UTC)