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Dibrom
post Sep 6 2003, 12:48
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Post here your thoughts on how the wiki should be organized initially.

For example, what sort of major categories should we emphasize on the index page?
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post Sep 11 2003, 04:53
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QUOTE (Gecko @ Sep 10 2003, 01:13 PM)
QUOTE (Jan S. @ Sep 10 2003, 05:57 PM)
btw.: why are so few ppl contributing to the wiki? Seems that ppl have been asking for it for a while and now that it is here we don't see many ppl jumping in.

I've been hesitating as the system doesn't seem all that stable atm. Also the formatting seems less trivial than I thought. Will check the guides. Give it some time.

Aside from a few of the restructured text directives initially not being supported as shown in the docs (due to an outdated version being implemented), and some quirks (not show stoppers) with the login system, everything has been working fine. After updating the restructured text support, the email functionality of the site has been non-functional, but this is a recent problem. The inherint functionality of the system beyond these points is pretty solid through and through.

As for the formatting, a lot of people seem to think that it's complex, but I think this is only because they are making it that way. That and perhaps they are intimidated by the very thorough documentation on how the formatting works.

Basically, for the most part the formatting is in a WYSIWYG style, just with text instead of graphically. You only really run into issues when you try to control things in the formatting the way you would with traditional HTML. The reason for this is that this is not what a Wiki is for. Just about no Wiki formatting language in existence is as thorough and robust as [x]html (or even close to the functionality of restructured text for that matter), and for a good reason: The point is not so much to format the content as to structure the content. If we want to make everything look all exact and pretty, that's a different goal and shouldn't be tied in with the Wiki. In a case like that, we could simply use information "grown" with the Wiki to populate a more formalized set of documents.

Anyway, I don't mean to pick on the statement you made, I just think this is a point that should be emphasized, especially given the general sentiment some people seem to have about the current system.

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- Dibrom   Ideas for organization...   Sep 6 2003, 12:48
- - lexor   How about we'll start building the knowledge b...   Sep 6 2003, 13:44
- - Mac   CODEINDEX | |-- Introduction to music compression ...   Sep 6 2003, 14:53
- - teetee   As the foobar2000 wiki is separate to the Hydrogen...   Sep 6 2003, 17:12
- - Jan S.   QUOTE (teetee @ Sep 6 2003, 06:12 PM)As the f...   Sep 6 2003, 20:35
- - mekon21   As well as the "introduction" and ...   Sep 6 2003, 23:26
- - Jan S.   you can link to other wikis like this: Link to fo...   Sep 7 2003, 21:35
- - Gecko   Someone should take the current FAQ and distill th...   Sep 8 2003, 08:57
- - David Nordin   I have to say Mac's tree looks very good, that...   Sep 8 2003, 09:14
- - dev0   A small addition to Mac's excellent layout: C...   Sep 8 2003, 11:38
- - Mac   Please ignore me (i've not deleted my post s...   Sep 8 2003, 13:50
- - goweropolis   Mac's index is great. A small suggestion to ma...   Sep 8 2003, 16:33
- - Jan S.   I created a little guide to the wiki formatting: h...   Sep 9 2003, 15:44
- - Jan S.   I have filled most terms in the Glossary now (with...   Sep 10 2003, 16:57
- - Mac   I'm not confident to write about most topics b...   Sep 10 2003, 17:54
- - Jan S.   QUOTE (Joseph @ Sep 10 2003, 07:09 PM)How abo...   Sep 10 2003, 18:13
- - Joseph   opps   Sep 10 2003, 18:16
- - Gecko   QUOTE (Jan S. @ Sep 10 2003, 05:57 PM)btw.: w...   Sep 10 2003, 21:13
- - Dibrom   QUOTE (Gecko @ Sep 10 2003, 01:13 PM)QUOTE (J...   Sep 11 2003, 04:53
- - Gecko   QUOTE (Dibrom @ Sep 11 2003, 05:53 AM)Anyway,...   Sep 11 2003, 10:27
- - Volcano   It has been working fine for me, I have been playi...   Sep 14 2003, 17:34
- - Pio2001   QUOTE (Jan S. @ Sep 10 2003, 06:57 PM)why are...   Sep 20 2003, 15:46
- - Jan S.   CODE The concept is a bit frightening. The TOC is ...   Sep 20 2003, 16:01
- - dev0   Since a new and virgin HAK is up now, maybe it...   Oct 12 2004, 07:37
- - smok3   CODE | |     |     |   ...   Oct 12 2004, 19:47
|- - Dibrom   QUOTE (smok3 @ Oct 12 2004, 10:47 AM)--------...   Oct 12 2004, 22:34
- - Dibrom   I've setup a basic skeleton for the content in...   Oct 12 2004, 23:00
- - smok3   looks good imho, but instead of -----------------...   Oct 13 2004, 08:20
|- - Dibrom   QUOTE (smok3 @ Oct 12 2004, 11:20 PM)looks go...   Oct 13 2004, 09:19
- - smok3   QUOTE The Topic Index already points to the index ...   Oct 13 2004, 09:37
|- - Dibrom   QUOTE (smok3 @ Oct 13 2004, 12:37 AM)QUOTE T...   Oct 13 2004, 18:52
- - gusnz   The organisation looks good! However, before w...   Oct 13 2004, 09:51
- - Brink   I'm afraid to contribute just because of my en...   Oct 13 2004, 13:12
- - dev0   Don't be afraid. Someone with a better englisc...   Oct 13 2004, 15:18
- - Latexxx   QUOTE Small bug report: If I'm on edit page an...   Oct 14 2004, 08:24
- - tiefling   QUOTE Note: We need to figure out a good way to de...   Oct 14 2004, 12:46
|- - Dibrom   QUOTE (tiefling @ Oct 14 2004, 03:46 AM)Edit:...   Oct 14 2004, 19:04
- - tiefling   I've added a FAQ to the FLAC page (I just adde...   Oct 21 2004, 22:33
- - beto   I added sections to the FAQ topic index: http://ww...   Oct 22 2004, 22:05
- - encosion   I'm ready to contribute. I've noticed a di...   Jan 5 2005, 19:26


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