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Why don't you use the DansDeals Wiki?

What's a wiki?
7 (18.4%)
I do, I wish everyone else would contribute as well
14 (36.8%)
It's too much of a hassle to use
11 (28.9%)
Who needs a wiki anyway?
6 (15.8%)

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Author Topic: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???  (Read 4847 times)

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2011, 05:17:09 PM »
Iy"h the main DD site will undergo it's first redesign since 2007 in the near future.

The forums and social media sections are likely to be featured more, but I guess the Wiki hasn't caught on.
Any reason to incorporate it into the new site?
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2011, 05:19:35 PM »
Iy"h the main DD site will undergo it's first redesign since 2007 in the near future.

The forums and social media sections are likely to be featured more, but I guess the Wiki hasn't caught on.
Any reason to incorporate it into the new site?

Care to tell us more about planned redesign, so we can share our input?

I think post-wikis (like on FW and SD) would be best, or at least allow members with post-counts of x or higher edit their OPs.
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2011, 05:23:28 PM »
Care to tell us more about planned redesign, so we can share our input?

I think post-wikis (like on FW and SD) would be best, or at least allow members with post-counts of x or higher edit their OPs.

+1, although I don't believe that is possible on SMF at the moment...

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2011, 05:27:32 PM »
maybe incorporating the wiki more  into the new site is exactly what we need to get it jump-started

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2011, 05:28:24 PM »
Care to tell us more about planned redesign, so we can share our input?

I think post-wikis (like on FW and SD) would be best, or at least allow members with post-counts of x or higher edit their OPs.
No redesign of DDF, just the main site.  I'll be sure to ask for feedback before switching over.
If anyone finds an SMF mod for post-wikis I'm all for that.
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2011, 05:30:07 PM »
Is there a reason you're using SMF beyond it what you've been using?

Is it a huge pain to transition?
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2011, 05:31:35 PM »
Is there a reason you're using SMF beyond it what you've been using?
Nope.  Eli set it up that way and I have little knowledge about other platforms or what it would entail to migrate.

Post-wikis would be nice, but honestly there are probably only about 20 threads where it would actually be useful.
I don't mind editing the OPs in those threads to include a link to the Wiki where people can summarize a 100 page thread in a few paragraphs.
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2011, 05:35:15 PM »
maybe incorporating the wiki more  into the new site is exactly what we need to get it jump-started
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My original thought for DDW was to take the ctownbochur "Knowledge Base" and have it kept up to date, as there are things there that haven't worked for years. Maybe converting those pages to Wikis will help give the DD Knowledge Base a new life and a way to bring some of the DDF qualities to DD
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2011, 05:37:48 PM »
If anyone finds an SMF mod for post-wikis I'm all for that.

I'm sure you know this, but for the benefit of anyone else reading this, we've looked before and AFAICR there are no stable options for this. I don't think anything has changed since.
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2011, 10:27:55 PM »
I'm sure you know this, but for the benefit of anyone else reading this, we've looked before and AFAICR there are no stable options for this. I don't think anything has changed since.
http://www.smfwiki.co.cc/ though it doesn't seem to be for in post and it is still in beta.

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2011, 10:49:05 PM »
http://www.smfwiki.co.cc/ though it doesn't seem to be for in post and it is still in beta.

If it isn't for in-post then how is it better than what we have now?

I've seen some in-post ones online, but they were still being developed with no recent updates (which means the developers are either distracted or they lost interest), so nothing solid there either.
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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2011, 10:56:20 PM »
Why not atleast have a link on the DDF main page to the wiki?

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2011, 11:20:46 PM »
Why not atleast have a link on the DDF main page to the wiki?
Well if there's not much there, then what is the point?

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2011, 11:22:18 PM »
Well if there's not much there, then what is the point?

If you make it more accessible and drive traffic there maybe it will pick up. Unless you saw this thread how should you even know it existed?

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Re: We asked for a wiki, got it, now we don't use it... Why not???
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2011, 11:37:48 PM »
Valid point, I would put it on the forums main page until there is something to show.