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Wiki Competition Dec 06

Discussion in 'Contests' started by W1zzard, Dec 12, 2006.

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  1. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Jesus was a black man, and Jesus loves us doesn't he? Sounds pretty solid to me.
     
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    W1zz, this isn't totally related but it's the best place I could find to post it:

    The guide on windows startup seems to be duplicating itself for some reason, under two different guides but I think if you change one it edits both.

    [​IMG]

    I'm not sure why it's happening, but it seems to stay even if you take away the tags at the bottom saying which catagory it is in. :confused:

    Edit: it only happens in the "Software" section, not in the guides section.
     
  3. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    fixed, the & and the "s confused the wiki it seems
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    quick update on the current standings:

    Tied for first place: DanTheBanjoman, Xoom
    Tied for second place: MagiKazoc, N-sanity, Newtekie1
     
  5. XooM New Member

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    im bound to run out of knowledge soon :)
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    lots of knowledge on the internet .. i found researching a certain topic to be quite interesting and rewarding
     
  7. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    hrm

    i know we arent supposed to cut and paste but wikipedia already has 99 percent of all this information!
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    true
    can we copy paste the specs of motherboards from the makers site? :)
     
  9. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Wikipedia has very global information, our wiki is aimed at this community, modders, tweakers, gamers etc. You can't find much about specific hardware or overclocking/mods/etc on wikipedia, that will be the value of our wiki.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    maybe motherboard specs should be brought into a common format so it's easier for people to find the interesting stuff?
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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  12. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    what im not even on the list?
     
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    What about if someone does, for example grammar correction, multiple very small contributions, but other one would do the same contributions as one time? The first one has more contributions, but the both have written the same amount of text? Does this give advantage to "multi-contributor"?

    |EDIT| I think it's sad too that there are some pages which include completely copy-pasted paragraphs from Wikipedia.. :( Are people just that unable to write something using their own words, even if the content would be borrowed from somewhere else?
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    no it doesnt. this is not an automated system we are using. someone look at _all_ the changes

    flag stuff as {{disputed}}
     
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  16. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    you take it off it is at the bottom of teh edit page looks like this {{stub}} just delete it
     
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    yeah i noticed while editing lol...should have reposted
     
  18. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    I agree. Personally I prefer to write my own bullshit and let others extent it. That way the information will represent this community over time. Copy/paste should give negative points. And if you really have to copy something, quote it.

    I might not write the best stuff, but at least I write everything myself and write what I think is important for the readers. For example I don't think the amount of offices or financial status of a company is relevant for users of the TPU community. I think the ability to overclock or mod specific hardware of a certain type is relevant though.

    Then again people can write what they want, W1zzard will eventually show us the way it should be done by rewarding the people who write the most useful things.
     
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    Good on ya :)
     
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    I just did Pipeline :)
     
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    I'm sure I am not in second anymore, I wish I wasn't so busy at work so I could make some money! Wait...
     
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  23. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    How do you know? Where is it listed?
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    current rankings. names on the same line have the same "scores"

    Verikon
    AthlonX2
    XooM. DanTheBanjoman, Newtekie1, MagiKazoc
    D_o_S, Ex_reven, Migons. N-sanity, Random_Murderer, R_Landgren
     
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    awwww... i fell down a bunch. not surprising though, i haven't exactly had a lot of time as of late (and i'm running out of knowledge :) )
     

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