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Author Topic: use a real Wiki on this site?  (Read 10359 times)

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use a real Wiki on this site?
« on: October 09, 2005, 07:11:13 PM »
Hi,

when I just thought about the great ideas Stefan posted on http://www.donationc...index.php?topic=1123 an idea came up: what about adding a real Wiki to this great site? You could use the Wikipedia Wiki code for free (please don't consider using an inferior wiki) and setup a wiki with an address like http://www.donationcoder.com/wiki/

This could replace the help in the programs or just be an add-on for that.

Benefits:
  • users can add hints/screenshots/help
  • users can help to maintain it
  • it's a better way to store up-to-date info than a forum (note: not to discuss in it, just to store the outcome)

This is just an idea... kill it or make more out of it

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2005, 10:41:28 PM »
definitely an interesting idea.. i know a little about wikis but not as much as i should - let me read up a little more and try to think how we might use it.  as you say it's probably best suited for storing the latest up-to-date information of some sort.. using it to replace the file file is a very interesting idea in general..

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005, 02:17:10 PM »
I really like my wiki. Here's more info on what types are availble for use. Many are freeware or open source.
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2005, 04:57:08 PM »

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2005, 05:11:47 PM »
Good find Jibz

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2005, 01:41:54 AM »
I vote for MediaWiki  :Thmbsup:

If mouser could manage to set it up would be great... working with it it very easy and many know how to do it already.

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2005, 03:54:49 AM »
i'malways game to set up something for the site -
i'm just not sure what we would use it for!!

maybe a "tips+tricks" wiki for each program on the site?

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2005, 04:00:59 AM »
i'm just not sure what we would use it for!!

maybe a "tips+tricks" wiki for each program on the site?
Exactly :) Read my first post above? ;)

A good wiki would be perfect to let (registered) users add their "how to do this" screenshots and explanations.

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005, 04:01:58 AM »
For fear of repeating myself - a wiki could be used for ...

FAQs
Documentation project for site apps (including coding snacks etc.)
Tips and Tricks
Quick find links for software types/functions/categories etc.

My only worry would be the amount of maintenance necessary and the potential for abuse?

How do WikiPedia cope with these issues?

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2005, 04:54:00 AM »
My only worry would be the amount of maintenance necessary and the potential for abuse?

How do WikiPedia cope with these issues?
Well, I'm an administrator in two not-that-small MediaWiki-based wikis myself and because of spam-bots and annoying kids we just switched to "only users with an account may edit the wiki". We administrators can quickly setup new accounts (using IRC to let people ask for an account) and it works like a charm!

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2005, 05:33:34 AM »
Which ones are you involved in Brother_S ??

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2005, 05:53:31 AM »
I won't tell in here, but if you are curious enough you'll find out over time :D

PS: It's kinda cool when you see that a page that you added reaches 100000 page views in a few weeks only :)

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2005, 12:05:23 AM »
I won't tell in here, but if you are curious enough you'll find out over time :D

PS: It's kinda cool when you see that a page that you added reaches 100000 page views in a few weeks only :)


It was easy enough to find at least one. What the heck in Azureus? The site doesn't have an "About" page.

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2005, 12:12:34 AM »


It was easy enough to find at least one. What the heck in Azureus? The site doesn't have an "About" page.

Azureus is a bit torrrent client. http://azureus.sourceforge.net/
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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2005, 12:27:50 AM »
I think it might be nice for them to say that on the front page of the wiki. I actually looked for a few minutes there trying to figure out just what they were up to.

I should have just googled the name.  (duh!)

BrotherS will get right on that one I bet, LOL

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2005, 12:33:27 AM »
now that we know what Azureus is, there is only one mystery left..

what is the mouse in rrtwister's avatar running away from  :tellme:

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2005, 12:51:52 AM »
A guy with an avatar that looks like a hungry cat has to ask that question? LOL

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Re: use a real Wiki on this site?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2005, 09:15:57 AM »

what is the mouse in rrtwister's avatar running away fromĀ  :tellme:

that's kinda what happens when I look in the mirror early in the morning....... LOL
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