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Technical Wiki

Post by JackKelly » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:53 am

I have cleaned up my article 'Debugging Techniques'. The automated conversion process left it highly fragmented -- many 'edit' sections. I hope to improve and expand on it as time allows in the near future.

Would it be possible to have a section in the wiki that members could use for a home page, for those that are interested.

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Jack

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by guest » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:43 am

JackKelly wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:53 am
Would it be possible to have a section in the wiki that members could use for a home page, for those that are interested.
Is that common at a wiki? For convenience (it's what the automated transfer process necessarily resulted in) the LBB wiki is still sharing the same space as the BBC BASIC wiki, even though there is no longer any need to. I amalgamated them at Wikispaces to avoid paying two subscriptions, but in principle they could be separated again, although they would need some careful teasing apart!

The new wiki and forum give us an opportunity for a spring-clean, but at the same time the low membership numbers and level of activity perhaps suggest that it wouldn't be an efficient use of my (or anybody else's) time and effort. I'd be interested in other people's views.

On a related point, the new forum software is highly configurable and there's a huge range of optional features, not least many different 'skins', some of which are free such as those here and some paid-for such as these. It's even possible to arrange that different members see different interfaces! I've set the forum up with pretty much everything in the default state, but if there's a desire for customisation it can probably be met.

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by JackKelly » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:08 pm

The LB folks provided for personal homepages on one of their wikis for the members, which I took advantage of -- much to their consternation. It wasn't ideal, but better than nothing in my opinion.

http://basic.wikispaces.com/JackKelly6

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by guest » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:28 pm

JackKelly wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:08 pm
The LB folks provided for personal homepages on one of their wikis for the members, which I took advantage of -- much to their consternation.
So is your problem that you don't have a website of your own at which to host such a page? Does your ISP not give you a small amount of web space as part of your package (mine does)? I'm not convinced that a technical wiki is the right place for such a thing (a 'community wiki' is a different kettle of fish).

It will be interesting to see whether the LB folks preserve your page when they move that wiki, which must be happening fairly soon (Wikispaces are closing their paid-for wikis in September I think). If they do, is there any reason why you would not want to keep using it?

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by Rod » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:57 pm

Dumping 10mb files on a charitable host is poor etiquette even though it was supported. If you wish to have a web presence then there are a few free ones like Webs.com or similar that have ads.

Storage and bandwidth cost money, we have been shown that "free" is unsustainable in the long term, even with ads.

So I dont think you should be freeloading here, or anywhere for that matter. Get your own web presence if you have something to share.

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by guest » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:07 pm

Rod wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:57 pm
"free" is unsustainable in the long term
I agree, but 'bundled' is as good as 'free'. I pay nothing for the web space provided by my ISP, because it's part of my broadband package and there isn't an option of not having it.

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by Rod » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:13 pm

Bundled is good.

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by JackKelly » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:29 pm

Richard, would you please delete this thread. I'm sorry I started it.

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by guest » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:23 pm

JackKelly wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Richard, would you please delete this thread. I'm sorry I started it.
I think that would be a bad precedent to set, especially so early in the life of the forum. It would probably halve the total number of posts!

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Re: Technical Wiki

Post by Rod » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:38 pm

Fresh start might be good, it is not a subject everyone is interested in.

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