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Some kids have way too short a memory to see the exquisite irony in this post.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: December 14, 2010, 11:33:19 PM »
It's been just over a year. The site has some really good articles on it but it's not very active at this point. At least it's storing some good information.

Just press the random articles button.

Battling spam is the biggest headache with a site like that.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 30, 2009, 04:02:59 PM »
Actually that would be awesome.

There are a lot of things formatting wise that we will end up doing over and over. It would be great to have a blank template as a starting point.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 30, 2009, 01:52:25 PM »
The more technical info we can get on that site the better. Sometimes stuff about older parts is even more valuable since those older parts are harder to find spares for and are usually impossible to warranty or replace.

Thanks for the offer for a new layout... we've been getting tons of offers from people who want to moderate and from people who want to redesign the site. Honestly I don't think the looks of the site really matter as much as making the content easy to find and read.

There are a lot of graphic designers out there and I am one of them but while doing a redesign would be fun I have been forcing myself to concentrate on trying to add more pages of content. If you want I can probably send you one of the mediawiki themes that are installed, and there are several, if you want to have a good look at how they work. In the meantime I think we should concentrate our efforts on getting more good tech pages added.

For those who want to moderate, go to the site and sign up. Have a look around and click the "Watch" tab on all of the pages you'd like to monitor. Try to pick pages about subjects that you are most knowledgeable about.

For those who want to add pages there are instructions on the home page. And don't worry if you're missing some info. I added a page about chains and I'm probably missing half the chains out there but other people will come along to add more information and to make some edits if I've made some mistakes. That's the great thing about a Wiki.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 29, 2009, 08:48:14 PM »
Ok that wasn't super easy but I built a plugin that will ***** Issuu ebooks.

The page is here:

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 29, 2009, 07:41:15 PM »
Quote from: Ride2Live2Ride;3149607
You can ***** those ebooks into the site. As of right now I only have the profile technical done. I will try to have a Spanish bb technical done by tomorrow if I have time.

WHY IS 3mb3d censored??????????????????? everwhere where you see ***** it shoudl say e m b e d

Thanks a lot. I'll get that figured out shortly.

So far we have a lot of offers to moderate but Tubes6al4v and you are so far the only ones to really step up with good tech content.

I know there is lots more out there and we'd all appreciate everyone who can lend a hand with adding a page or help with adding to the info on an existing page.

If anyone is thinking of adding something but is new to the whole Wiki thing send me a message and I can walk you through the basics. I'm new to it too and I it works a bit differently than posting on a regular forum but it's not hard to figure out once you get started.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 29, 2009, 06:14:54 PM »
More new content would be sweet.

If you could post pages for the ebooks you've done so far that would be awesome.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 27, 2009, 12:34:26 PM »
What we are concentrating on now is content.

Tubes6al4v is doing an awesome job uploading all of the content he has collected but we can always use more. Also he has compiled a list on the first page of this post of possible articles.

If anyone has a tech article or a mod they've come up with or just wants to post a description of a part feel free to do so. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 26, 2009, 05:32:36 PM »
Cool man.

The nice thing about the Wiki concept that basically all users are equal. Everyone can add a page, everyone can edit pages.

If you want to help out with monitoring or moderating the best way to help, other than adding content, is to 'watch' pages.

For example if you are an expert in a certain subject you can watch all the pages about that subject to make sure that they remain accurate.

If anyone can help me out with a list of good how-to sites and sites with good tech articles for the 'links' box hit up the discussion tab on the home page of BMX-U.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 26, 2009, 02:07:32 PM »
Things are progressing on my end.

Expect some news soon.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 14, 2009, 05:26:34 PM »
There are lots of sites that have tried this kind of thing but I like the idea of a colaborative site where everyone can contribute. Not just one person runing the site alone who may be biased or might not have time to do everything.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 14, 2009, 04:15:56 PM »
Yeah the software has extensions so you can add custom tags. A YouTube tag is one of them.

I'll look into setting something up.

If there are any other people who are willing to chip in to moderate this project let me know.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 14, 2009, 03:56:43 PM »
Quote from: bluemeate;3137529
some dumb kid will break a part and delete a whole wiki entry replacing it with profile sucks cuase thier cranks got a bit of wobble

They way the wikipedia software works is that it keeps track of every change that happens to an entry.

If somebody deletes an entry or messes something up it's a one second job... literaly one click, to restore the post back to any of it's previous versions.

Wikipedia has been through way worse problems and the software has been updated over the years to deal with them.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 14, 2009, 03:30:36 PM »
I have access to the software that runs and the bandwidth to run it.

All we need is a couple of people who are willing to moderate. I'm willing to put in the work to get it started.

The Bike Shop / Idea: BMX Tech Wiki
« on: November 14, 2009, 02:08:22 PM »
The best thing about a true wiki is that anyone can update anything. If it gets popular and a lot of people contribute it could turn into something pretty good.

It's also great for all the questions that new riders are probably afraid to ask on here... What does female axle mean? What's the difference between a freewheel and a cassette?

I like this idea.

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