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Does anyone know enough to complete the Copyright page? (BTW for some reason it has more links to it than show up on the "What links here" page.) I'm sure I could fathom out the content myself but suspect that someone else can do it with a lot less effort.

--Interesdom 14:17, 2 May 2005 (BST)

Non-consensuality vs BDSM

With all the publicity around about forced-labour and forced prostitution etc. I have little doubt that some people looking for links about nonconsensual slavery will end up on this site. It occurs to me that we should have a page on it, distancing this site and BDSM generally and pointing to other sites such as the BBC (I have the link somewhere) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery etc.

What does anyone else reckon and does anyone want to start it? I'm not sure what title for the topic would be best.

--Interesdom 18:08, 11 May 2005 (BST)

Take a peek at slavery and see what you think. I don't think the site needs to take such a negative stance with something that is generally accepted (outside of BDSM anyways) to be an illegal activity. It's assumed outside the BDSM lifestyle that slavery is socially unacceptable. --Vicious Lover 05:47:11, 2005-12-26 (GMT)

Topic Labels - abbreviations or not?

Please see Talk:Safe, sane, and consensual for proposals I have in this area. --Interesdom 19:10, 28 May 2005 (BST)

Topic Labels - Singular or plural

We currently have a mixture. What is the 'correct' ruling for this? Cane, Dildo and Paddle but Blindfolds, Spreader bars and Violet wands. I can understand some things remaining 'plural' even if we have singular - Handcuffs for example because we don't use 'handcuff' as a noun. Similarly, if we go plural, some things will make easier reading in the singular, such as St Andrews cross. Nevertheless, I think it would make easier navigating and linking if we were consistent.

Again, much easier if we sort this out now rather than wait until there's many more links. Any ideas?

--Interesdom 16:51, 20 Jun 2005 (BST)

I try (most of the time) to use the singular. Balzac 17:19, 20 Jun 2005 (BST)

There are always redirects. I know they are a pain in the @ss, but they are very effective in keeping people from getting lost. --Vicious Lover 05:50:07, 2005-12-26 (GMT)

Technical flaw

I repeatedly found that the Search/Go functions did NOT contain the clickable link to start creating an article (just some coe, probably with a small but critical error in it), while that is still possible if one first creates a 'red link' in an existing article, so the actual creation routine must still be valid - probably a small task for an expert, but greatly needed! Kosmetès 19:17:50, 2005-11-20 (GMT)

Thanks for pointiong that out. We upgraded to a new version of the software recently, there must still be some bugs to iron out! Balzac 23:12, 20 November 2005 (GMT)

Fixed it. --Interesdom 18:32, 24 November 2005 (GMT)

Copying from Wikipedia

Now that this encyclopaedia is established, I really don't think there is benefit in copying vast amounts from Wikipedia, especially without any alterations to change the point-of-view, or to add anything specifically Fetish or BDSM to the content. Wikipedia will always have a greater number of readers and editors than this encyclopaedia and so will always be able to be better and more informative on the 'standard' aspects of things. I think there is far better value in letting Wikipedia handle the main topic (such as cat o'nine tails) while this encyclopaedia just handles the specific aspects of Fetish/BDSM and puts that perspective and meaning on topics. After all, if I wanted to really know the 'standard' definition and use of some word, I will use Wikipedia. I come here - and edit/contribute here - for the Fetish & BDSM context or information.

As a further note, we must ensure that we credit Wikipedia whenever we use copy from there, in accordance with the terms of its licence. See the template Wikipedia and its discussion page.

--Interesdom 18:53, 24 November 2005 (GMT)

Any chance of a bit more, well, community?

The community talk page is empty and hasn't been edited since November

I can't find any list of admins to talk to regarding general newbie questions and stuff

Come on, this could be so great a project if people pulled together a bit more.

--Mistress Selina Kyle 13:17, 24 December 2005 (GMT) (The same Mistress Selina Kyle from Wikipedia)

>>>> P.S. Clicking the link above incorrectly displays that you're still on the Wipipedia website in the address bar, not Wikipedia - I guess this is because you are using frames to hide the lfhosting address - maybe you should make it so external links open automatically in a new window to avoid opening in a frame, or use "a href="whatever" target="_top"> to make it open ignoring the frame as a proper link.

alternately you might want to set up your website DNS to point directly to lfhosting instead of simply having a "frame" page on wipipedia.org that displays the real site, lfhosting in the frame: talk to your host if you don't know how to do this :)

Yeah, I know I'm clever. Thank me later. ;) :p --Mistress Selina Kyle 13:20, 24 December 2005 (GMT)

Above message also on Talk:Main Page in hopes someone'll see it! --Mistress Selina Kyle 13:22, 24 December 2005 (GMT)

User Templates/Userboxes

I'm a member of the wikipedia userbox project (SeeWikiproject Userboxes) and I think it might be a good idea to set up our own templates here, so that we can easily say what sexual fetishes etc we have, like or like to have. I've already got an idea to seperate the templates into topics, such as Alt Sex, BDSM, Bondage, Clubs, Fetishes, Toys and Wipipedia. I created a link for it, WipiProject Userboxes. ISD 07:06, 24 May 2006 (GMT)

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