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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Every month from now on we will hold a Wiki Competition.

    A Wiki is a website that every user on the internet can contribute to, without special qualification or signup.
    We have recently launched our Reference Wiki which we hope can act as a useful reference for computer knowledge.

    Based on the overall contribution of users, the techPowerUp! Staff will pick five winners.

    Prizes



    1. $150
    2. $100
    3. $75
    4. $50
    5. $25

    All prizes will be sent via Paypal. If you absolutely can't get a Paypal account for legal reasons, we will figure out a way to get the money to you.

    Rules


    • This month's competition starts today and ends on January 15th 2007.
    • Everybody is eligible to participate, including techPowerUp! Staff, excluding W1zzard.
    • The five winners will be picked at the sole discretion of techPowerUp! Staff, based on quality and quantity of content.
    • You are free to pick any topic to write about, the idea behind the Wiki is to offer a broad range of knowledge about computers. You pick what you want to write about, as long as it is computer related.
    • Please do not copy and paste from other websites.
    • Fixing other people's spelling, grammar, layout does count as contribution and will be considered.
    • Adding additional information to an existing article counts as contribution as well. The Wiki automatically keeps track of which user added/changed/deleted which part of the article.
    • Please do not deface or otherwise harm the Wiki and the other posters.
    • Violation of these rules could lead to a warning, disqualification from the competition or ban from editing the Wiki.
    • In order to participate you must register an account with the Wiki.
    • The winners will be contacted after the competition is over. As winner, only your nickname and prize information will be released to the public.
    • TechPowerUp! shall not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by you or any other participant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any prize. TechPowerUp! is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telecommunications network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition. TechPowerUp! also reserves the right to change or amend the Rules if necessary.

    Feel free to ask any questions you may have in this thread.
     
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  2. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    put the link in here when you cna w1z ;)
     
  3. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    which link?

    edit: frontpage news post added
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    can someone explain how to post something :eek: :eek:
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Question about the rules: Is it ok to copy from another website if you are the original author of the content? Like could I just copy stuff off my personal website that I wrote?
     
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  7. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    yep thats fine
     
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    supremo!
     
  9. Nyte New Member

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    Very good contest :) And we also learn things too!
     
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    Wait, so u want us to actually WRITE DOWN every piece of information abt PCs in the world?

    Thats crazy.. it would take weeks to write every single article.
     
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    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    write what you know about!
     
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    I'm adding some stubs so people get an idea of topics to write about. Of course I will fill them up myself as well over time.



    Also mr W1z, can you add an option to show/hide stubs? And show only stubs. If people feel like writing they could select "show only stubs" and they get a list of stuff to write about.

    Nm the last comment, stubs is a category, search them that way.
     
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    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Nice idea W1zz - the Wiki wasn't getting quite as much input as it should've been.
     
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    It would take weeks to write down everything u know.. This is totally insane, who has time to sit and write down entire articled from scratch out of their head??
     
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    Plenty of people - if you don't want to, no one is going to make you. But a lot of people enjoy writing about topics of their interest in order to help others. There is no need to write an entire article at once, nor do you need to write long articles, short guides about a specific subject are also useful.
     
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    If you don't get the idea behind a Wiki, fine. If you feel it's totally pointless, that's your loss. Here at TechPowerUp! we want to create a community, a wiki is a nice addition to that. Sharing our knowledge and helping eachother out is why we are here.
    If you don't want to help nobody is forcing you to, but your complaining is of no value at all to us.

    Though if you want to understand the idea behind a wiki you could take a look at wikipedia for instance.
     
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    My absolutely ultimate fan guide :D

    http://reference.techpowerup.com/Fans

    Everything you need to know. Is there an action we have to perform to submit our contribution, or does the wiki track that ???

    Also, great thing we have a wiki - with this many members, it has a good chance of growing to collosal proportions.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    wiki tracks everything you could ever want :)
     
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    what about those of us who have already written some pretty extensive articles? :)
     
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    gave you a brownie point
     
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    mmmh, brownies!!! :)
     
  22. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    That sounds homosexual somehow...
     
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    Q: Wat is het verschil tussen een duitser en een homo?
    A: Een duitser poept in het ruhrgebied en een homo roert in het poepgebied.

    For the Dutch readers amongst us, a real classic.
     
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