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Why don't you use the DansDeals Wiki?

What's a wiki?
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I do, I wish everyone else would contribute as well
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It's too much of a hassle to use
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Who needs a wiki anyway?
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So, we finally have a wiki up at http://www.DansDeals.com/wiki, but it doesn't seem to be getting much use. Anyone care to comment?
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 02:10:19 AM »
Because complaining is a favorite past time, and, well, picking cotton (or any other form of labor) isn't.  :P
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 02:22:37 AM »
I imagine if it was integrated into the forum instead of something totally separate it would get used more.

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 02:25:58 AM »
I imagine if it was integrated into the forum instead of something totally separate it would get used more.

+100 But there's no decent SMF plug-in wiki that we know of.

If you and BAHayman want to collaborate on setting this up, I won't object ;)
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 02:27:52 AM »
+100 But there's no decent SMF plug-in wiki that we know of.

If you and BAHayman want to collaborate on setting this up, I won't object ;)

I'm no forum administrator, but how does SD do it?
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 02:28:55 AM »
that actually sounds like it would be fun.
unfortunately there's now way I have time for it right now...

Who's SD?

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 02:29:03 AM »
I'm no forum administrator, but how does SD do it?

SD doesn't use SMF...

Who's SD?

A competing deal site whose name we don't dare mention here ;)
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 02:31:40 AM »
A competing deal site whose name we don't dare mention here ;)
Yeah, I realized that after I had posted...
I haven't been to that site in years...

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 02:37:14 AM »
Yeah, I realized that after I had posted...
I haven't been to that site in years...

They have a great wiki implementation, their forum is coded in-house AFAIK, they're also hiring devs ATM.
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 02:42:14 AM »
They have a great wiki implementation, their forum is coded in-house AFAIK, they're also hiring devs ATM.

I nominate you to be the inhouse DDF dev.
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 02:45:49 AM »
I nominate you to be the inhouse DDF dev.

That would be a bad idea, I can't code PHP for the life of mine.
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2011, 05:56:56 AM »
So, we finally have a wiki up at http://www.DansDeals.com/wiki, but it doesn't seem to be getting much use. Anyone care to comment?

I agree with whYME, when we requested a wiki, most of us had in mind an integrated one (SD style). So although the current one has potential, it's just too much of a hassle to use...

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2011, 06:37:14 AM »
I think we should make a thread and every time someone creates or edits a wiki, they can post in the thread
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2011, 09:06:35 AM »
I think we should make a thread and every time someone creates or edits a wiki, they can post in the thread
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We need a master thread linking to all the current wiki pages.

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2011, 09:31:39 AM »
I think we should make a thread and every time someone creates or edits a wiki, they can post in the thread

It's here already. Notice the date filters where you can choose to see only edits within a certain range of time going back from today.

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We need a master thread linking to all the current wiki pages.

How is that different from this page?
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