Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:09 PM
It is my humble opinion that discussions should be kept in a forum and information, walkthroughs and such things are better suited for a wiki (for quick growth) or a separate static webpage (though I would rather recommend a wiki here).
You could keep a link to it in the forum nav-bar at the top of the UCF-page.
I'm running PM-Wiki myself (for a amateur rocketry community) and it works galantly (though login issues tend to be a bit messy). There is a good site for comparison between different wikis here:
and here's a comparison chart (however WikiMatrix seems to have much more elaborate comparisons than this chart):
Edit: I know there might be a naming issue. UCF Wiki sounds weird. So why not UCW (Universal Casio Wiki)?
Posted 13 July 2006 - 06:47 PM
Furthermore, the cookbook should give you a good idea of what you can do with this kind of wiki:
I have tried phpWiki and I just couldn't get it to work on my system (Ubuntu), it was just too much tweaking needed to make it work. Also, I found it to be too porly documented and supported.
I know it's fun to develop things from scratch, but IMO there are enough of Wikis out there to choose from. Why reinvent the wheel?
Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:50 PM
1) We write our own WIKI system, what would rid us of spam bots but could take ages or even never get finished (like the front page )
2) We take an existing wiki. HOWEVER, then we need some VERRY active members that would dedicate lots of time to undo actions by spam bots and to clean the wiki of crap and do proof reading.
I could even donate part of my webserver if you need it. It runs MySQL and PHP4 (at least the last time I updated it )
But I would really like to see some members that would really look over there every day and watch for spam bots. they were the reason I had to take my wiki (MediaWiki) down, because I just had no time to cope with the spam.
Posted 22 July 2006 - 10:55 PM
Posted 22 July 2006 - 11:38 PM
But first we need to know WHO will contribute to the wiki.
If I proposed to make our own wikki it's because a big part of the job is already done, all admins can add/edit pages to the main web-site so it would just mean to extend the looging system to members and simplify some things... It's not that difficult.
Posted 23 July 2006 - 01:11 AM
As for what the contribution concerns, I think people will automatically find which pages they want to contribute to. It could be one person, or it could be a dozen, but that doesn't matter does it? I have a wiki on my own server for a rocketry society and about 99% of it has been contributed by myself, but then it is mostly just read by myself I reckon. The point being, the more the interrest in the contents of a wiki, the more people will contribute.
Posted 25 July 2006 - 10:34 AM
You see, the first thing I felt when I was first looking for "resources" for my brand new 9860, was that there was no centralized site, a kind of mother site with content and information, there was only a forum which spoted itself out.
It was this forum by the way...
Thing is that, we are almost in the knowledge age, not the information age, and people today are no longer expected to dig for information, and tuly, a forum spooks people out...
www.ticalc.org for example, has plenty of informative articles, news section, information about all calcs, a forum too....
Everything clear and easy to achieve.
The very oficial site from Ti is a very better one than the casio educatio's, they have lots of software, well designed Interface, etc.
It is true that there are some good french site with tons of information, however, most people can't speak french.
I think that if we provided the general public with more information, in plain english, with an easy to search site, our numbers would prolifer.(Have you ever wondered how many people have a graphing calc and do not do anything with it other than aritmetic calcs?? in my school that's about 800 people)
We must create a wiki, in which somethings are to be made clear to noobs
We could start by designing the site tree....
We should have a section to each difrent calc.
I would volunteer for the Fx 9860 one
Posted 25 July 2006 - 11:00 AM
Posted 26 July 2006 - 01:06 AM
Note that this works in the file sharing descriptions since the beginning.
PS: it has been almost 2 years since I wrote this help file! Time passes too fast
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