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Wiki for documentation?
02-09-2007, 04:23 AM,
#1
Wiki for documentation?
Our site has a wiki on it, using the Ewiki Geeklog plugin. I'm really considering removing this because it hasn't been updated in quite a while. I could replace it with a MediaWiki (the software that runs most wikis including Wikipedia) which lots of people are familiar with.

My question is, will some people be willing to help take over a project to document VDrift? The tasks would include:
  • Copying the FAQ topics on this site to the new wiki site.
  • Updating some of the pages.
  • Managing the page structure of the site - how different categories are set up, how pages are named, that sort of thing.
  • Watching for new edits, deleting any spam.
  • Creating new pages.

More than one person could of course take on this task. I ask for volunteers though because I simply don't have time to fill an entire site with content right now. I am happy to set it up and help with content, though, if someone else is willing to take on the role of managing the documentation.

Do I have any takers? Smile
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02-09-2007, 10:13 PM,
#2
Re: Wiki for documentation?
thelusiv Wrote:Our site has a wiki on it, using the Ewiki Geeklog plugin. I'm really considering removing this because it hasn't been updated in quite a while. I could replace it with a MediaWiki (the software that runs most wikis including Wikipedia) which lots of people are familiar with.

My question is, will some people be willing to help take over a project to document VDrift? The tasks would include:
  • Copying the FAQ topics on this site to the new wiki site.
  • Updating some of the pages.
  • Managing the page structure of the site - how different categories are set up, how pages are named, that sort of thing.
  • Watching for new edits, deleting any spam.
  • Creating new pages.

More than one person could of course take on this task. I ask for volunteers though because I simply don't have time to fill an entire site with content right now. I am happy to set it up and help with content, though, if someone else is willing to take on the role of managing the documentation.

Do I have any takers? Smile

I can be "point" for this.
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02-10-2007, 11:02 AM,
#3
 
I'd be willing to contribute.
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02-11-2007, 02:43 PM,
#4
 
http://vdrift.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Go ahead and make accounts, and I'll set you up as administrators as soon as I do.

Joe will have to add the DNS name wiki.vdrift.net when he returns from vacation. For now, the wiki can live at http://vdrift.net/wiki/ I think.
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02-12-2007, 09:25 PM,
#5
 
I just made Cotharyus a sysop/beauraucrat on the wiki. Reece let me know when you sign up.
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02-12-2007, 09:41 PM,
#6
 
thelusiv Wrote:Reece let me know when you sign up.

Done.
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02-12-2007, 09:44 PM,
#7
 
Cool! Thanks to both of you, by the way, for volunteering to do this. I think it will help a lot of people both wanting to play and develop.

A few things that need to get done:
* Move the old wiki content to the new wiki. It can be just copied over. This needs done first so I can turn off the Ewiki plugin.
* Move the FAQ stuff.
* Write a main page/index.
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02-13-2007, 03:11 AM,
#8
 
Tonight I put some basic info up on the wiki. It has a simple main index page, with links set up to pages that need to be written or imported. I added a handy Note template. I also copied everything from the Erfurt Wiki plugin on the site and disabled it. I didn't copy the installation page because it wasn't much info and some of it was outdated...might as well just rewrite.
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02-15-2007, 05:16 AM,
#9
 
I just added several more pages. They required mild to heavy editing.
* Using SCons
* Compiling
* Authors and contributors
* Installing on Linux
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02-15-2007, 10:56 AM,
#10
 
Sorry guys, I've been swapmped with work related stuff unexpectedly <grumble> <freakin_contractors> and haven't been able to even look at this.

With any luck I'll be able to do something this PM... Oh crap, delayed Valentine's night with the Missus... Maybe tomorrow night.
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02-15-2007, 09:23 PM,
#11
 
It's OK, I understand. I'll just keep importing important pages as I have time. Some of the FAQ topics are outdated now and need some cleanup anyway.

Which reminds me to mention, if you come across anything that's old, replace it with information about the current SVN version of VDrift. If it's really important, also provide instructions for older versions, but I'm not really worried about that so much, since the game has been in a state of constant change pretty much so far.
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02-17-2007, 08:16 AM,
#12
 
Thanks for posting the OS X SVN clarifications Reece...I've posted some more stuff in the last few days. The wiki is shaping up...

I've added an RSS feed block to the right side bar on the front page of VDrift.net so that it's easy to keep up with recent changes. What do you guys think - is it too long? The limit is 25 entries, I figured I'd make it long to take up space on the underused right side of the home page - most of that space is just blank.
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02-17-2007, 08:16 PM,
#13
 
thelusiv Wrote:Thanks for posting the OS X SVN clarifications Reece...I've posted some more stuff in the last few days. The wiki is shaping up...

I've added an RSS feed block to the right side bar on the front page of VDrift.net so that it's easy to keep up with recent changes. What do you guys think - is it too long? The limit is 25 entries, I figured I'd make it long to take up space on the underused right side of the home page - most of that space is just blank.

I'm going to tackle the cars and tracks listings next... Maybe tonight.

Do we want to say what each car actually is supposed to be?
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02-17-2007, 10:02 PM,
#14
 
Well, I beat you to it... Wink all I really posted was the directory listing I have for tracks and cars in current SVN. We really do need to add what the cars actually are, in fact it would be nice if we could add an individual page for some of the cars and tracks, telling about the status (where they came from, how far finished they are, how they could be improved, links to resources about them, etc.).
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02-18-2007, 03:19 PM,
#15
 
Added wiki.vdrift.net DNS mapping. thelusiv, I think you need to set up the virtual host.
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