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Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Danny600kill, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Danny600kill
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    The truth of the matter is that the GBAtemp wiki is out of date, I know its hard to accept but its true

    It might just be me but I enjoy reading up on the history of things and recently I have been interested the history of the Temp. I have read everything on the wiki but it seems to be missing a lot and most of it hasn't been updated for a long time.

    I was thinking that someone could be in charge or keeping the Wiki up to date and then people may start using it again. To be truthful it would be a large job with a lot of reading and investigating and would take some time but I think it would defiantly be worth it.

    I understand that there are more important things to do to maintain the site but I'd love it if you could just look into it.

    Thank you for reading this guys ( and gals )

    Edit:
    Law just pointed out a huge flaw in my suggestion ( Thanks )

    The job would be to large for one person ad he would have to much complaining if he made a mistake
    It would be easier if the Wiki was opened up to user submission but information had to be approved to stop vandalism. This would decrease the time taken for the moderator to do their job and may deter people from posting useless information as it would not be used anyway

    And just to mention this is not a '' request to become moderator thread '' its just a thought I had, so please don't post saying '' I will be it ''
    Just to back myself up on that point

    ^^
    The reason to this is self explanatory

    Thanks
     


  2. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    It's not really hard to accept, it's absolutely true. [​IMG] And I think you're correct, it does need an active staff to keep it up to date. I do a bit from time to time, generally when it comes to locking/unlocking pages, keeping order, and so on. Perhaps forming a Wiki staff is something we could look into.
     
  3. Overlord Nadrian

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    I'd like to help out on this, not necessarily with any staff powers, but just correct and add to the information on the wiki. A lot of members have come and gone in the meantime, and it'd be nice for new members to see what great members GBAtemp has had, and maybe use the coolest guys as a role model. Of course, the information about consoles, hacking and modding needs a major overhaul too, which in the end might cause less noobie/newbie threads posted everywhere.

    I hope some people want to help out [​IMG]
     
  4. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    ace, guild also brought this up.. and i would love to work on the wiki..

    you page it out dated

    "acegunman is now red" :wft:

    lol

    but in all seriousness i would love to help

    ~ifish
     
  5. Davess

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    Oh, i would Love that job, i don't edit Wiki pages today because of the very scary warning that it give :'(

    *Trembles*

    Davess

    Edit:

    @Ifish its
    Code:
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    Not :Wft:
     
  6. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    Just so this doesn't turn into what I think it's going to turn into: I like the idea of a Wiki staff and I've long been a fan of what the Wiki could potentially do for the site, but what I'm suggesting is only the possibility of pursuing that idea at this moment. It's far too early to start thinking about who would be involved in that, and more than likely it would be a hand-picked group.

    So for all of you volunteering, we appreciate it, and we'll take it into consideration, but right now we're not at that stage in the process.
     
  7. Danny600kill
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    thanks Ace, I've edited your quote into the first post just to back up your point, it was bound to happen and it think the quote will restrain from asking
     
  8. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

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    Maybe in the future as soon as you improve your spelling and grammar.
     
  9. Overlord Nadrian

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    Sorry for this post, seems like I can't edit posts with the PSP Browser... Anyways, here's another idea: every member gets the right to fill in some basic information on his/her own wiki page, which then first needs approval. Afterwards, other members can 'rate' them, providing a valid reason. Of course, those opinions need staff approval, too. Same for flashcarts, etc. Members can rate the card and in a short note mention what they think are the pros and cons of the flashcart. It should work [​IMG]
     
  10. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    shut up troll. i would use spell check
     
  11. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    Hate to break it to ya, but jakob's right. Spell check doesn't work. Take some more time for typing something to make sure there's no mistakes in it.

    Now, let's not start a flame war, please.
     
  12. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

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    Just a quick reminder guys, first rule on how to become a mod/staff, is NOT TO ASK FOR IT, or even better, do not expect it!
     
  13. Danny Tanner

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    I always liked Wikitext. If there's some clear direction (ie, someone saying 'This week we'll work on the NDS flashcarts A-L or something rather than a willy-nilly run to correct over each other's work) I'd love to help work on this, it'd be a great go-to resource. Plus since GBAtemp has more members and is generally more active than card/program specific forums, I could see this wiki staying more updated than the more specific ones on the scene (once it's up to speed, that it).
     
  14. tj_cool

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    This could work out well in theory, but before there can be wiki staff we need users that actually make edits. I mean: many people want to help and many have suggested this, but a lot of them haven't even made an account yet...
    I know that the system allows you to edit stuff without logging in, but you can't make a specific IP Wiki staff...

    What I basically mean: You don't need to be Wiki Sysop to make useful edits, you can already start improving the Wiki. It's best to make an account so all your contributions can be easily traced and the best members can be promoted. [​IMG]

    Also, The Wiki staff should probably consist of members that have been here for a while (like 1 or more years or something). Not that new members don't know anything about the site though [​IMG]
     
  15. CannonFoddr

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    Good Idea.....I joined up to the WIKI to do a guide on YSMenu, but always thought that's the only page I could edit (I also have some problems with adding images onto my WIKI for some reason) - so I guess I could look at some of the others WIKI & add/update them ??

    I also suggested a while back about doing a set of WIKI pages for many of the guides like Moonshell2 setup on various flashcards (which I never followed up on) since some are a little out of date - e.g this one claims latest version is 2.05 ),

    So perhaps your suggestion is a good one - those with WIKI accounts (& who are still active here) could spend a little time checking various pages & make the necessary changes
     
  16. tj_cool

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    File uploading has been disabled I think
    So that's quite normal [​IMG]
     
  17. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Oh Dam that - was hoping to add my Skin tutorial to http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php?tit...How_To#Skinning with all the pictures

    Guess I'll have to just have the text instead
     
  18. Overlord Nadrian

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    I just created an account for the Wiki, I think I'll make a DSonei wiki first.

    EDIT: Done, also made a wiki for myself.
     
  19. CannonFoddr

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    Bloody Hell !!!! [​IMG]

    oops sorry - I've just had a massive shock....

    I've been thinking of other WIKI entries that may need updating/overhauling & one of them is Moonshell

    There's NOTHING THERE !!!! [​IMG]

    EDIT: I've made a start using some of the info in Kingdomblades post (hope he doesn't mind)
    And out of curiosity - why can't we get the WIKI Image upload working ?? - Can't we embed Flickr photos instead ???
     
  20. outgum

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    You trolling? XD
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