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WikiStructure

The front page of the wiki, right now, is pretty bad. It's disheveled and only links to a fraction of the content that's actually out there. As a result, I'd like to change the wiki's overall architecture to focus on some key areas.

Contents


[top]Structure Summary

[top]Wiki Categories

  • Project
  • Speaker_Project
  • Amplifier_Project
  • Class_A_Amplifier
  • Class_B_Amplifier
  • Class_AB_Amplifier
  • Class_D_Amplifier
  • Regulator
  • Source
  • ProjectWIP - means that a project is not yet finalized
  • Help
  • DeleteMe - pages that should be deleted.

[top]Wiki Demographics


The interests of the people that come to this site fall into the following categories
  • Newbs to Loudspeaker building / design who want to know where to start
  • Newbs to Amplifier / Source design who want to know where to start
  • Newbs to room treatments
  • Electronics enthusiasts who are interested in audio
  • HT geeks looking for advice on what to buy / how to setup their room
  • People looking for feedback on their designs
  • diy Build Walk throughs that they can drool over and learn from...
  • Projects - complete with PCBs or blueprints and BOMs.
  • People looking for advice on where to buy diy kit
  • People looking for construction tips/tricks
  • Specifications of drivers
  • Specifications of electronics components
  • << what is missing ? >>

    Therefore, it seems that we should try to address the wants of as many of these groups as possible and make it easy for them to find the content that they are interested in finding. For example, loudspeaker enthusiasts are less likely to be interested in Amplifier designs.

    It's not necessary to host ALL of the info above. Some of it can be in the form of links to other sites. But it should be possible to host all of the basics here.


  • [top]Other Structural Ideas

    [top]Article Templates


    Nothing is more scary than the blank page. Therefore, we should create templates for the most common content types, allowing people to copy an existing template, create their new page and just paste it in.

    These templates will prompt people for the information that they should provide in order to create a consistent and informative article.

    Page Templates Required:
  • Loudspeaker Plans
  • Amplifier Plans
  • Construction Tips
  • HowTos - tips on how to do certain tasks
  • [top]Wiki Editting Guide


    There isn't one yet but there will be. Topics include:
  • Naming conventions for new articles (these will also be included in every template so people will have the info to hand when they copy/paste)
  • Linking Guidelines - where, from the main tree, you should add a link to your article
  • Page layout guidelines (complete with illustrations) for articles that require more than a single page
  • HowTos on linking to other pages, creating new pages


  • Created by dfidler, 6th August 2010 at 10:33 PM
    Last edited by dfidler, 14th August 2010 at 01:20 AM
    Last comment by jerryo on 8th August 2010 at 07:02 AM
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