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« Reply #15 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.

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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2009, 04:26:16 PM »
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I have access to the software that runs wikipedia.org 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.
Definitely willing to help moderate.

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I think we should also do a comprehensive part/frame/bike list as well on it.  That would be really good for people buying outdated parts they can't seem to find any info on.  Winstanleys used to keep all the old shit listed, but they purged it a few months ago.

I don't think an individual page for part would be necessary. But ti would be nice to have a big table of parts and their specs and dimensions.

I talked to the late Sheldon Brown about the idea a few years ago. He himself did not want to create a wiki, he said he wanted to maintain complete control over his website. He did say that if I made one I could use some of the articles from his site though. Sheldon Brown is definitely a good resource that we can tap into to flesh out the wiki and get it started.

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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2009, 04:29:12 PM »
There is already this section....
http://www.bikeguide.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44

I was going to get paid to make a series of tech articles for a site, but it folded before I got too far on that project. I have started to make these though...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/29414553@N02/4079932048/

Ebook now online!
http://issuu.com/busato/docs/profiletech

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2009, 04:39:27 PM »
Very nice Ride, I hope we can see some of your work in the wiki.

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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2009, 05:10:48 PM »

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« Reply #20 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.

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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2009, 06:24:41 PM »
Yep, a wiki is definitely the way to go for this type of thing. A group effort can do so much more than a single person.

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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2009, 06:31:21 PM »
When it's up, let me know and I'll help moderate.
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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2009, 09:04:30 PM »
Why not just add parts and knowledge to actual wikipedia?
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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2009, 09:10:32 PM »
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Why not just add parts and knowledge to actual wikipedia?


Some dumbass would probably fuck it up, and we're better off where people who actually have knowledge about BMX can be in control - unlike wikipedia mods.
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2009, 09:14:45 PM »
There are many reason why it can't just be added to wikipedia. Wikipedia dislikes anything that is and opinion and not fact, some of the articles like the best way to put on grips for example would never fly. Wikipedia is also some what against in depth niche articles. Think of it this way, anything you wouldn't find in a hard copy Encyclopedia doesn't really belong on wikipedia. Sure you could probably put a page up explaining the various types of bicycles and their components, but if you wanted to make a page about assembling and maintaining a freecoaster hub it would get taken down.

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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2009, 09:37:41 PM »
I'm down to help out if I can.

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« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2009, 10:13:12 PM »
I think the major problem with this is that people don't care for one reason or another. Some just wanna ride, others focus on their bike or niche to much, and most don't even pay attention.

That's why I like BG, it's just a big conversation.
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2009, 03:59:52 PM »
I am glad to see a good number of people interested in making this work. I think to gain good traction, we'll have to get the basics out of the way. Though there is probably a good amount of stuff out there on the net we could use. Please post up any Howto's, videos, etc. that you know of. I am building a list of articles we could do. I'll post as we get further along.

RideBMX guide to freecoasters
Basic BMX assembly
BMX assembly by a Flat Cat
990 Brake install
Gyro Install

A bunch of stuff from VitalBMX. Perhaps we can use these as well... http://www.vitalbmx.com/videos/techtips#scope=tech_tips&page=1

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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2009, 04:06:26 PM »
I am interested.
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