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    I believe some members of this forum were in charge of the cpwiki. I noticed a few days ago that all links to that site now bring you to the sourceforge project page.

    Two such links can be found on post #2 here.

    Is there a problem with the wiki? Or has it simply been given up on?

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    I don't actually know what happened, but I'm glad it's gone. Most of the administrators of the project haven't been active on here in a while. Plus, the quality of a lot of the articles was debatable, which was sad, since the goal was to replace the existing FAQ because "the code sucks." (It really doesn't.) There was little quality control. It went through an awful period where it was Elysia's pet project as well. The best articles involved discussions on here though.

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    Plus, the quality of a lot of the articles was debatable, which was sad, since the goal was to replace the existing FAQ because "the code sucks."
    I can understand - it seemed pretty hit or miss when I perused it (which didn't happen often).

    My biggest concern, with respect to this forum, is all the now-dead links to a few of the more informative pages. If it's a problem that's easily fixable, it would probably be worth it just for that alone. But I'm not expecting that to really happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    I don't actually know what happened, but I'm glad it's gone.
    I am sad because it means everyone has to repeat every little thing all the time. There doesn't seem to be a way to update the existing FAQs and who the heck quality controls them anyway? Something is better than nothing.
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    Just ask Alex to publish what you want to publish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    It went through an awful period where it was Elysia's pet project as well.
    http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instanc...x/35233602.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    There doesn't seem to be a way to update the existing FAQs and who the heck quality controls them anyway? Something is better than nothing.
    I did it by emailing webmaster. When I did, he was fairly responsive and had lots of good suggestions for changes. Mostly it was for clarity and such, not sure how carefully he was checking for errors, inaccuracies or omissions.

    The de facto QC mechanism (at least for the last few FAQ articles written) seems to be posting your articles to the general discussions board and leaving them open for comment. Most likely, it will only be the regulars who ever look at that board or bother getting involved in such a thread. For example:
    Writing FAQ articles
    FAQ-Draft: Why scanf("%c", &c) doesn't work as expected
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