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koan
post Oct 17 2007, 05:03 PM
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Hi Chaps,

Just thinking ahead here: I think we should combine the current two sections of the wiki, Zaurus FAQ and How to and add a new one for non-Zaurus things, like Kojinsha, Archos, iPaq/familiar, Tom Tom etc.

What do you think ?

If we can get some interlinking going we might find some useful stuff that can be back-ported to the Z anyway.
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koan
post Oct 19 2007, 04:52 AM
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Ah ha ha, very good !!

You're asking the person with the least amount of spare time (but possibly best opportunities to sneak in some edits during working hours).

I'm just trying to take a stab in suggesting the direction that the wiki needs; by consensus rather than unilaterally making big edits. There are other big editorial questions, such as how to structure; index by rom or by hardware ? The unofficial Zaurus FAQ is out of date, aimed mostly at the 5500 and collides with a lot of stuff in the how to. It's going to take a lot of work to sort that out.

This is nothing to what we really need (more work for dz, I'm afraid):

1. Spam protection now. There are 3 of us, maybe more but Meyer and Tux spend all their time deleting spam and blocking bots. We need to block all unregistered user edits and all new users to be approved by a human. I suggest bulk deleting 99.9% of the users see http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Listusers - the user list is spam itself.
2. Fix image linking. It's totally broken.
2.1 Upload new files/images: disabled. See http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Upload
2.2 See http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Newimages for an example of other image problems.
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tux
post Oct 19 2007, 08:30 AM
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QUOTE(koan @ Oct 19 2007, 01:52 PM) *
Ah ha ha, very good !!

You're asking the person with the least amount of spare time (but possibly best opportunities to sneak in some edits during working hours).

I'm just trying to take a stab in suggesting the direction that the wiki needs; by consensus rather than unilaterally making big edits. There are other big editorial questions, such as how to structure; index by rom or by hardware ? The unofficial Zaurus FAQ is out of date, aimed mostly at the 5500 and collides with a lot of stuff in the how to. It's going to take a lot of work to sort that out.

This is nothing to what we really need (more work for dz, I'm afraid):

1. Spam protection now. There are 3 of us, maybe more but Meyer and Tux spend all their time deleting spam and blocking bots. We need to block all unregistered user edits and all new users to be approved by a human. I suggest bulk deleting 99.9% of the users see http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Listusers - the user list is spam itself.
2. Fix image linking. It's totally broken.
2.1 Upload new files/images: disabled. See http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Upload
2.2 See http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Newimages for an example of other image problems.

cool.gif And you thought we hadn't got a sense of humour! biggrin.gif

To be serious for a moment: I agree wholeheartedly with the points you make. The spam is not as thick as it was but it is on the increase again. dz has given access to the Wiki database and settings to Meyer and myself. But obviously we need to bring ourselves up to speed with getting logged in, deciding what to do and how and when. dz is in Texas, I am in the UK and Meyer is in Japan. We are each about 8 hours apart in our time zone. So communication does lag. I think you'll agree we need to be very careful not to break things!

I'm in the fortunate position of being retired. So that, in theory, gives me plenty of spare time. Ask any retired person you know: they'll all say that they don't know how they found the time to work! laugh.gif The other guys have careers and/or families to fit into their schedule! rolleyes.gif

But progress is being made, even if it seems rather slow-paced. We're getting there. The pace should increase soon.

Hopefully the other repairs/improvements in the forums will start coming through. dz, ISO and the new one(s) there will get to grips with that too.


Cheers and thanks again for helping out and for the contributions to the Wiki. cool.gif

More helpers and contributers please! smile.gif
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post Oct 19 2007, 09:03 AM
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QUOTE(tux @ Oct 19 2007, 04:30 PM) *
We are each about 8 hours apart in our time zone. So communication does lag.
Look on the bright side, between the three of you, you can work 24 hours a day on the thing smile.gif
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post Oct 19 2007, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE(desertrat @ Oct 19 2007, 06:03 PM) *
QUOTE(tux @ Oct 19 2007, 04:30 PM) *
We are each about 8 hours apart in our time zone. So communication does lag.
Look on the bright side, between the three of you, you can work 24 hours a day on the thing smile.gif

cool.gif Nice One! biggrin.gif
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