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post #76 of 95
Once we get up and stable on the new server (moving again very soon), I plan to install some sort of Wiki software on it so we have control over the database etc.
post #77 of 95
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MediaWiki please. There is no better software.
post #78 of 95
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Originally Posted by j View Post
Once we get up and stable on the new server (moving again very soon), I plan to install some sort of Wiki software on it so we have control over the database etc.
That's great! There's no one I'd rather be in charge. Allow me to add a vote for MediaWiki, although I have no idea what the resource usage or administration is like. Speaking of which, there could be some advantages to having Jimmy Wales pay the hosting fees and providing his techie goons, so it's worth considering Wikia if you're not sure you really want a wiki on your server.
post #79 of 95
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I setup a MediaWiki on my own server. It's not very resource intensive, not at all like the forum, and it's fairly easy to setup.
post #80 of 95
Well done, I finally did my first mirror shine today. Nice and easy if you follow the instructions.
post #81 of 95
I've installed MediaWiki but I can't figure out how to do some of the configuration and I really don't feel like learning (learning all the vBulletin / Apache / PHP / HTML / CSS / everything else is plenty for the nerdy section of my brain). If anyone volunteers to help me set it up, please let me know and we can have it hosted on this server, otherwise it will stay on that other server.
post #82 of 95
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I've installed MediaWiki but I can't figure out how to do some of the configuration and I really don't feel like learning (learning all the vBulletin / Apache / PHP / HTML / CSS / everything else is plenty for the nerdy section of my brain). If anyone volunteers to help me set it up, please let me know and we can have it hosted on this server, otherwise it will stay on that other server.
If Kent or someone else with previous experience doesn't have time to help you out, I'll give it my best shot: I am very nerdy.
post #83 of 95
not sure if it's been mentioned but the pics in the shoe section of the wiki page are not working.
post #84 of 95
this is a great idea. i'm very new to the forum but have seen some very good reviews put up in the fourm on various shirts/tailors etc which i think should defintaely be put in the Wiki under maybe a reviews section. (please don't shoot me if this has been suggested before)
post #85 of 95
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this is a great idea. i'm very new to the forum but have seen some very good reviews put up in the fourm on various shirts/tailors etc which i think should defintaely be put in the Wiki under maybe a reviews section. (please don't shoot me if this has been suggested before)

Go ahead and put them in there, then. That's why it's called a wiki!
post #86 of 95
The wiki is now up and running and mostly moved over at http://wiki.styleforum.net . Any help adding info is much appreciated. A good start would be the "HOF Best Posts" thread.

I'm also trying to decide how to do a FAQ format wiki entry that can list all the most common newb questions and link out to the best threads on those topics. That way hopefully we can consolidate some of the recurring questions as with the slim fit shirt thread. It seems like we should have a "what are this rapper's sunglasses yo" pinned thread as well.

Big thanks to Jared for doing a bunch of the work moving info over to the new site.

Also, if anyone knows how to get "pretty URLs" running for real on a subdomain, please contact me. I've tried a few of the methods listed at the MediaWiki site (Short URL) but they are kind of all over the place and some are self contradictory, and none of them worked right.

And anyone who wants to make a SF looking skin for the Wiki could do that too. It's really generic right now and I don't like any of the default skins.
post #87 of 95
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The wiki is now up and running and mostly moved over at http://wiki.styleforum.net . Any help adding info is much appreciated. A good start would be the "HOF Best Posts" thread. I'm also trying to decide how to do a FAQ format wiki entry that can list all the most common newb questions and link out to the best threads on those topics. That way hopefully we can consolidate some of the recurring questions as with the slim fit shirt thread. It seems like we should have a "what are this rapper's sunglasses yo" pinned thread as well.
Woo! Thanks for making all this possible, j! I just want to put it out there that I'm a bit of a Wikipedia nerd, so that was my style base; but if there's anything you learn on Wikipedia, it's that you don't own your edits, so the SF community should evolve its own style consensus. Be bold.
post #88 of 95
Thread Starter 
I know how to do the pretty URLs with Apache rewrite. Send me an IM.
post #89 of 95
I would add pictures of shell v. calf if only I had any idea what I was doing. I thought it'd be as easy as clicking "edit," but none of the tables (??) shows up on the editing screen.
post #90 of 95
Yeah, it's not as easy as they like to claim. Try here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing_pages for some help, but it does involve a fair bit of learning the markup.
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