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Old 23rd June 2002, 10:58 AM   #1
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Please use this thread to discuss things to do with the Wiki. It probably doesn't need it's own dedicated forum yet, but lets see how we go.

Some might say Wiki direction is an oxymoron. I think we might as well try to get <i>some</i> order at the start to make it as efficient as possible to let anyone that wants to contribute do so.

If anyone has anything to say in regards to the Wiki, or how the front page should be structured, please vent here.

I have posted a preliminary structure on the front page, but feedback and constructive criticism is of course welcome!
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Old 24th June 2002, 02:35 PM   #2
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Great to see some people <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/wiki/index.php?page=WikiDiscussion">using the Wiki</a>. It really is easy as pie to use!

Perhaps a little off topic but to impart a small section of my vision...

I think it would be cool to have a link to the relevant Wiki section listed as a 'sticky thread' at the top of each particular forum's thread listing (it looks kind of like the 'announcement's that have been posted recently).

That way, people interested in one area can easily get to the Wiki section they are looking for. This is easily done... as soon as some content is written of course.

For example, AudioFreak, when you say in the <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/wiki/index.php?page=WikiDiscussion">Wiki Discussion</a> that you could write some stuff on various solid state bits... All that would be linked from a central page such as <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/wiki/index.php?page=Solid+State">Solid State</a>. So a link to the Solid State Wiki page itself would appear at the top of the Solid State thread index to make it easily accesible...

Am a rambling? It's midnight...
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Old 24th June 2002, 04:34 PM   #3
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Hi Jason, I have been in and made a few solid state categories - is this the sort of thing that we are to use the wiki for ?.
I also had to edit the http://www.diyaudio.com/wiki/ page to create a link to the solid state index page - is this the idea ?.

Regards, Eric.

By all means delete my additions if they are not suitable, or edit them to improve them.
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Jason,

In my exploration of some other things to do with wiki, I found the chess game. It is being used on the andstuff site but does now apear to work here. I tried inserting a chess board in the diyaudio sandbox and it didn't seem to work. Not that this has anything to do with diy audio, just thought it would be fun to mess around with.

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Old 25th June 2002, 01:19 AM   #5
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Hi Eric,

Just waking up from a deep sleep here, I realized that you and AudioFreak were actually colonising your turf by posting in the SolidState page. I had thought you were lost and moved the (admittedly unimportant) comments to the WikiDiscussion thread.

Nice work on the new Wiki pages in the Solid State section you created. Now that there is some content there it makes complete sense to put a link to the section on the main page.

Chess game, what chess game? Ahh found it. Wow that is cool. It appears to be very easy to make WikkiTikkiTavi do some very cool stuff. I'm all up for coding custom stuff if we can think of something usefull. Ok there is a chess game in the sandbox now...

http://www.diyaudio.com/wiki/index.php?page=SandBox
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Old 25th June 2002, 01:29 AM   #6
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It wouldn't be too hard to do the same kind of thing for electric circuits, thereby creating an easy way for people to create schematics / block diagrams using just a few letters...

Remember that everything is recorded in the Wiki, no entry is ever lost...
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Perhaps a wikki on troubleshooting to give someone a place to look first.

I am really amazed at how great this site keeps getting. I have been a member for close to a year and I must say you've done a great Job. Cheers to you mate, you understand what it's really all about.
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I second PassFan's comment. This site is very well run, great job and thanks for all the time you must put into it.

The schematic idea sounds really good. Seems to me it could be done pretty easily. A picture the has each components symbol on it, and there would have to be diffrent pictures for horizontal and vertical orientation. This would be simple with components that just have one in and one out, possibly a little more complicated with things like IC's, but still the same idea. Then you could have straight lines both horizontal and vertical and all possible right angles to represent wire connections. All of these pictures of course would run across the entrie width or hieght to the borders depending on thier orientation so they could meet up with the other appropriate images(wires). Hope I am still making sense, it is late here. Anyway, that is how I would go about it, but you might have a better idea. I would be willing to help out if you are busy doing other things.

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Old 25th June 2002, 05:51 AM   #9
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Yeah that sounds about what I was thinking. If someone else is interested in making the graphics I can certainly handle the PHP side of things.

No point doing it if people aren't going to use it, I don't know that much about the electronics side of things (Many years ago I dropped out of first year electrical engineering to do computer science but it all does seem like a feasible idea...
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Old 27th June 2002, 01:28 AM   #10
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I'm interested in your feedback. Do you think the Wiki should be used to hold masses of links, or do you think people should be encouraged to add them to the <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/links/">links section</a> of diyAudio? I can see pros and cons either way...
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