For now, I have disabled edits by anonymous users, but enabled account creation for all.
Please try to register with your forum username, it makes it easier to synch with discussions on forum about who edits what or plans to edit what on the Wiki.
Yes, it's just the bare installation, and I didn't even edit the logo! I figured I'd put it up asap instead of waiting forever. Don't worry, it'll be fun to edit the theme and customize the wiki, you can see my todo list on the front page, feel free to add to it
This will be a work in progress anyway, I have myself to learn a lot about wiki markup, etc!
But the important point is it's there, and you can start using it!
From now on, let's publish all kanji lists and such on the wiki, and link from the forum. That way, you can edit the complete lists. I'll have to install extensions like PDF Export to see how useful it could be. But that's the idea, those lists should be exportable. It is also possible to export wiki pages to a nice PDF document to read offline for example, so your work there is not limited to an online wiki!
Once a theme is ready, and we have some content, and I am feeling more confident using the gazillion wiki options.. I'll make a proper announcement of course on the main site!
Oh, and I'm a maniac, I will most likely do lots of edit on the FRONT page, to try to get something nice. Eg. a tabular layout (something like http://wiki.guildwars.com ). So don't worry too much about the front page looks for now.
For general use, I prefer kana spelling. It isn't a lossy romanization (like toyo or tooyoo), it is close to english pronunciation (unlike kunreishiki), and it is easy to type (unlike tōyō).
Other systems do have their uses. When I write papers on Japanese linguistics I use kunreishiki since it has a 1:1 relationship with the kana. I also use it when I type since it uses fewer keystrokes. I use modified Hepburn when I translate because it is a lot better looking and is the standard for business etc.
* Community links : abbreviations used on the wiki and forum, wiki guidelines * Learning Japanese : various methods (often links to Tools below) * Tools : RevTK, Anki, sub2srs etc. (tool-specific pages) * Written Japanese : RTK book + links to reviews, installing the fonts, inputting japanese on Windows/Mac, ... * Multipedia (dvd / music icon) : lists of audio and video for Japanese learners, top links on front page, and a link to full index (More) (have to see how categories work for this) * Japan (flag?) : maybe some articles about tips from those who live in Japan and want to study there etc, not to replace wikitravel of course, focused on learning the language over there * Kanji Lists (data sheet icon) : jlpt, jouyou, rtk, plus many others we've shared here before.
Please feel free to edit those categories, add more, eventually we need to simplify to a grid of 6-9 top sections like on the guildwars link above.
Create YOUR own little comfy page on RevTK Wiki!
Also, for those hesitating to join, note that once you create your wiki account, you have your own user page! Simply click your username on the top right (should be red), then create/edit your own page! You can use it to test MediaWiki markup if you're too shy to commit to existing pages, and this is great also for those who sometimes wanted to "blog" on here about their progress. It's your page, so have fun, but remember those pages are PUBLIC.
Discussions about the wiki itself I would prefer to continue here for now because I have no idea how the MediaWiki discussion pages work. But eventually we should move over wiki dev. discussions there.