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    Question Do you wiki?

    Just curious - anyone else here a Wikipedia editor?



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    I make corrections when I see mistakes, but I don't really add content. One time I went to the thermistor page and the first line said something like "purple monkey dishwasher fuzz fuzz fuzz." It was a ripoff from that one Simpsons episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastiani View Post
    Just curious - anyone else here a Wikipedia editor?
    Currently doing a transfer of an a MVC style site in python using postgreSQL, ~7000 pages, into a MediaWiki site. Which considering I know virtually no python or PHP, it has been pretty entertaining.

    I didn't know anything about MediaWiki either, before this, but it is pretty cool stuff. Last week they sent me to a Semantic MediaWiki workshop in Manhattan which was organized by the "semantic web" people in NYC (apparently they have 1600 members here -- go figure). The SMW gang are some bright ass Europeans IMO. They have not incorporated Semantic into wikipedia yet due to a lack of resources at wikipedia.

    Basically this is a team of one effort*, so hey -- I know a lot about it. Well, more than yer average joe anyway. However, no, I ain't a Wikipedia editor. How do you earn that privilege?**

    *keeps getting stalled over my head tho. I'll probably be at this for the rest of the year at this rate
    ** also I'm sorry for all that fuss trying to get libertarian references out of the Anarchism page
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastiani View Post
    Just curious - anyone else here a Wikipedia editor?
    Hell no!
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    Ouch, here's some interesting stuff that I guess is not so surprising, considering the parties involved: Right wing media organization Fox "News" wants to limit the public's access to real information by shutting Wikipedia down:

    Wikimedia: 'Fox News's campaign against us is nonsense' | Media | guardian.co.uk
    BBC News - Wikimedia pornography row deepens as Wales cedes rights
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    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    I added a new page some years back, but nothing else besides the occasional typo error correction.
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    I've added a small amount of new content (and I emphasize the word small), and made several corrections.
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    Well at Sony we had to maintain a developers wiki that was accessible from all corners of the company which mean the whole shebang: adding pages, editing, dealing with links, etc. Wikiformatting has been for me a fairly consistent source of colorful language...and today my new employer comes to me and says: Jeff we want you to add a page to the dev wiki about that tool you wrote...

    sigh. If there was an editor (and no reason there shouldn't be; there are 1,001 HTML editors out there and I find writing raw HTML easier than Wikiformatting) I would like to see it..
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    I'm an editor of OSDev Wiki.

    It's very difficult, because people there normally are very rant with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffcobb View Post
    sigh. If there was an editor (and no reason there shouldn't be; there are 1,001 HTML editors out there and I find writing raw HTML easier than Wikiformatting) I would like to see it..
    I think Sebastiani meant "editor" as in person with certain responsibilities. There are different styles of wiki syntax used by different wiki software, but I have never seen one as complex or long-winded as HTML (of course, it does not have to do much).

    Eg, page link in Mediawiki format:
    Code:
    [[localpagename]]
    in HTML
    Code:
    <a href="/localpagename>localpagename</a>
    Of course, if you can't remember [[this]] then whatever you can remember will be easier...
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    In a word no. Thankfully I don't have to do this at work either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    There are different styles of wiki syntax used by different wiki software, but I have never seen one as complex or long-winded as HTML (of course, it does not have to do much).

    Eg, page link in Mediawiki format:
    Code:
    [[localpagename]]
    in HTML
    Code:
    <a href="/localpagename>localpagename</a>
    Of course, if you can't remember [[this]] then whatever you can remember will be easier...
    I think that MediaWiki should change it for BBCode, that is a lot more used and very easy to understand, because it's much more HTML-Like.
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