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New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby nwru » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:03 pm

Thanks to Raph666 (I helped too!), we have this cool new feature to share with you guys. It's essentially the benefits of a wiki (multiple user's contributions, history, etc.), embedded within a forum post.

Now don't get too excited. It's not something that everyone can use, but it IS something that everyone will benefit from. A good example would be MrFaust's ULTRA-MEGA Rock Band Thread. Now certain, trusted forum users can edit/contribute to that first post, without risk of screwing it up.

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* To edit the content of a "WikiPost," you have to be a member of the PostWikiEdit phpBB group. Membership will not be granted unless you PM me with your intentions (such as, "I want to contribute to so-and-so topic"). Join by going to the Usergroups tab in the User Control Panel.
* Currently, regular posts can only be converted to a WikiPost by Raph666 or myself. It's not a quick or easy process, so if you think a post deserves conversion, then PM one of us.
* Typical wiki courtesy and guidelines apply, of course.

For editors:
* Wiki login page can be found here.
* Wiki articles are named according to the post ID of the post in question. In the above example, the wiki article is named: 317818
Use the Search feature first to find answers to your questions. Chances are that they have been asked before!

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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby wolferacing » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:18 pm

Quite awesome!
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby Belisario93 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:38 pm

so that was your secret project. cool!
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Postby yoyokid2008 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:38 pm

nwru, You lie! you didn't help :3.
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby RedShadow » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:50 pm

Cool...
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby Qwedgeonline » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:36 pm

So what does this give us access to? We can edit other people's posts like a real wiki-site?
Can we get this forum going again?
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby nwru » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:39 pm

Qwedgeonline wrote:So what does this give us access to? We can edit other people's posts like a real wiki-site?

Only certain posts and only by certain people. At the moment, only one post is set up this way (the ultra-mega RB one).
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby Qwedgeonline » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:44 pm

nwru wrote:
Qwedgeonline wrote:So what does this give us access to? We can edit other people's posts like a real wiki-site?

Only certain posts and only by certain people. At the moment, only one post is set up this way (the ultra-mega RB one).


Ohh. NOW I understand it better!
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby Electro Tomato » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:01 am

Amazing!
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby Lysdestic » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:00 am

Nice work guys, pretty crafty too. :)
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby ryanpanties » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:27 pm

This sound cool. How would one go about getting permission to create a new page on the fof wiki?
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby Kermit4Prez » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:34 pm

Awesome. :laugh:

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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby death_au » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:15 pm

So, with this you apply to become a member of the PostWikiEdit edit group, and if approved this allows you to log into the post wiki linked in the first post, and then edit any existing wiki post, right? That's all there is to it?
Just making sure I've got the whole idea right.
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby FerchoH4x » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:58 am

Umm.. I just realized how awesome it is... so...
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Re: New forum feature: "Wiki Posts"

Postby ryanpanties » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:49 am

death_au wrote:So, with this you apply to become a member of the PostWikiEdit edit group, and if approved this allows you to log into the post wiki linked in the first post, and then edit any existing wiki post, right? That's all there is to it?
Just making sure I've got the whole idea right.


That's my impression of it. Becoming a member of the PostWikiEdit group doesn't give you permissions to create new pages though, so I suppose new pages must be initially created by the mods? I know the OP talks about conversion to wiki-friendly format, but I did my reading and used MrFaust's post and a few others as examples (and thanks Raph for some pointers!).... my Careeer/Discog/SongThread post is sitting in a text document ready (but untested) to go on a wiki page that would need to be created.

This will be truly awesome for some of the large group-project posts that have been maintained by a sole individual updated from comments until now.

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