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« Reply #75 on: November 29, 2009, 03:31:01 PM »
I can help out on the graphical end if you guys want. Perhaps tonight I will see how creative I feel. I will also try to make another ebook shortly, this time on the spanish bb.

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« Reply #76 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.

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« Reply #77 on: November 29, 2009, 06:51:17 PM »
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More new content would be sweet.

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

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.

HTML for profile

http://static.issuu.com/webembed/viewers/style1/v1/IssuuViewer.swf?mode=*****&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fdark%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true&documentId=091106195901-6d3f2f95aafb4e278e7bf267077fcac1&docName=profiletech&username=Busato&loadingInfoText=Profile%20Cassette%20Hub%20technical&et=1259541787117&er=34" /><***** src="http://static.issuu.com/webembed/viewers/style1/v1/IssuuViewer.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" menu="false" style="width:600px;height:367px" flashvars="mode=*****&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fdark%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true&documentId=091106195901-6d3f2f95aafb4e278e7bf267077fcac1&docName=profiletech&username=Busato&loadingInfoText=Profile%20Cassette%20Hub%20technical&et=1259541787117&er=34" />

WHY IS 3mb3d censored??????????????????? everwhere where you see ***** it shoudl say e m b e d
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« Reply #78 on: November 29, 2009, 07:41:15 PM »
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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.

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« Reply #79 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:

http://www.bmx-u.com/index.php?title=Profile_Cassette_Hub

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« Reply #80 on: November 29, 2009, 08:49:36 PM »
I will get some stuff up in a bit, I have just been super busy and they switched me over to night shifts at work so my sleep schedule is ruined.

And carbon, the media wiki website has a ton fo good guides on editing. It incredibly useful when trying to get the formatting right for something.

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« Reply #81 on: November 29, 2009, 10:48:46 PM »
Thanks carbon, that is perfect. Now I should whip my butt into shape and get working on others. The bad news is that I am limited to the work I did from 2006-2007 as now I am no longer making models of bmx parts. The ideal situation would be to get some add income from a website from companies that want myself to make similar technical booklets for them. I almost had exactly that in late 2007 early 2008 but that fell though.

Are the backgrounds, text and colour completely editable on that site? If so I will make a decent layout for you guys.

Lastly I think it would be a good idea to avoid posting pirated videos on the site.
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« Reply #82 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.

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« Reply #83 on: November 30, 2009, 03:19:14 PM »
We don't need to "redesign" the site, information is its primary function, not to look pretty. Look how little "design" wikipedia has. What would be nice though is to get a decent page template going so that the general formatting and idea flow was uniform across pages.

When I get some time I will make a "blank" page that just has the formatting so you can copy and paste it to use a guideline.

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« Reply #84 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.

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« Reply #85 on: December 11, 2009, 01:42:27 PM »
Someone should add that anodising guide that someone posted on here.

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« Reply #86 on: December 12, 2009, 09:14:17 AM »
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Someone should add that anodising guide that someone posted on here.

this?
http://www.bikeguide.org/forums/showthread.php?t=177334
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« Reply #87 on: December 12, 2009, 09:27:31 AM »

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« Reply #88 on: December 12, 2009, 11:03:31 AM »
Lo Pan, Thank you for the suggestion, certainly, you could have done it, seeing as it is a wiki ;) But I will try to make time this weekend.

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« Reply #89 on: December 14, 2009, 10:16:31 AM »
We should do full schematics for hubs. That would be sweet, and I would help.
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