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VOGONS Wiki reference

Postby swaaye » 2013-2-16 @ 19:31

VOGONS WIKI site
http://www.vogonswiki.com

Our very own Wiki filled with helpful info about old hardware and software.
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby F2bnp » 2013-2-16 @ 19:36

Like I said in the other thread, I'm totally in for writing articles as soon as we get a wiki site up.
Hell, swaaye you've been talking about this way too long let's make it happen :D.
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby ratfink » 2013-2-16 @ 19:51

wiki is a great idea

a question that occurs to me is regarding useful links and to what extent you pull some of that info in [as links tend to die over time].
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby NitroX infinity » 2013-2-16 @ 19:59

How about the ability to upload drivers and other software related to hardware?
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby idspispopd » 2013-2-16 @ 20:21

@NitroX infinity
We already have http://www.vogonsdrivers.com

See this sticky thread:
The Unofficial VOGONS Driver Library

About the Wiki: Great idea! I also keep a list of bookmarks of useful/interesting threads. Even if I turn on notification in a thread I can't see which threads I marked unless I visit the thread.
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby NitroX infinity » 2013-2-16 @ 20:22

I know, but combining the two would make for an even better site.
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby swaaye » 2013-2-16 @ 20:35

Can always just link to VOGONS Drivers. Maybe Squallstrife has an opinion on this.
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby 5u3 » 2013-2-16 @ 20:48

swaaye wrote:Some of you may have noticed that the forum tends to be rather repetitive. New people arrive with the same questions about old hardware that have been asked many times. Forums aren't ideal long term information archives.

Agreed. For example, look at this ancient thread, in which several people (including myself) write about how nice it would be to have a wiki. :lol:
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby mwdmeyer » 2013-2-16 @ 21:25

I can host it if needed, I've got a couple of dedicated servers in a data centre.

Would people want to use media wiki? Also we probably need a another domain name or at least a sub domain, again I am happy to purchase this.
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby mwdmeyer » 2013-2-16 @ 23:29

Wiki is online!
http://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/Main_Page

We might need some admins/mods etc.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby swaaye » 2013-2-16 @ 23:42

Very nice.

I think we should set this thing to not allow anonymous edits. But anyone who registers should be able to edit. We'll see how things go...
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Re: VOGONS WIKI site idea

Postby 5u3 » 2013-2-17 @ 00:09

mwdmeyer wrote:Wiki is online!
http://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/Main_Page

Wow, that went fast :happyhappy:
Thanks for setting this up!
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby Jolaes76 » 2013-2-17 @ 00:33

You cannot seriously call it Vogons' wiki...
Come on, at least put a big "42" in one corner :wink:
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby SquallStrife » 2013-2-17 @ 01:35

VOGONS Wiki: Not as bad as a Vogon's poetry.

This could be insanely good, loaded with build guides, hardware lists, pictures, the whole hog.

Lists like "List of sound cards with genuine Yamaha OPL FM chips." "List of motherboards known to have fake cache" "List of ATX motherboards with ISA NMI support" stuff like that. They /could/ be forum posts, but a wiki is more suited I reckon.

It can easily exist alongside VogonsDrivers too. We could even make a Mediawiki "template" for linking to drivers, so it pulls in the file name and size and whatnot, directly into the wiki page, live from the source.
VogonsDrivers.com | Link | News Thread
[retro swim] | Link | Release Thread
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby mwdmeyer » 2013-2-17 @ 01:43

Hey guys,

So yeah I've never really used MedaiWiki before (other than wikipedia), so suggestions and help are more than welcomed!
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby mwdmeyer » 2013-2-17 @ 04:17

Okay, I've disabled anonymous edits and fixed up the server so that email now sends out.

Should be pretty good to go.
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby RacoonRider » 2013-2-17 @ 05:50

I would be glad if you set up one of these logos:

Image Image Image

First two are transparent (can be used on any background)
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby Jolaes76 » 2013-2-17 @ 08:28

Hey SquallStrife, good motto!

how about a slightly modded version: Vogons wiki. 'bout half as bad as Vogons poetry.

or

Vogons wiki. Hits faster than the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

or

Vogons wiki. Mostly clueless. :happy:
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby mwdmeyer » 2013-2-17 @ 08:41

Nice work RacoonRider, I've uploaded the 3rd one, looks great!
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Re: VOGONS Wiki (retro hardware reference)

Postby RacoonRider » 2013-2-17 @ 09:32

mwdmeyer, That makes me happy :)
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