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Paul D. Buck
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Topic 189283

Ok, a LONG time since there is any significant update to talk about. But, I am doing something new NOW. With Dr. Anderson's permission I am migrating his documentation and mine into a common Wiki baseline.

This means that more people than I can actually be adding content at the same time. So, I am taking submissions for people that are interested in possibly becoming a contributer. I need, the Posting name, your real name, and a valid e-mail address sent to me by e-mail (if you can't do that, well, ...). For the moment, my selection of contributers/editors is final. In general, if you are a developer or other project member this will be a given. People that constructively contribute to the message boards will be considered. Again, for the moment, my elections will be final.

To start I do not plan to add too many fingers to the soup, so, be patient. If this is a more popular format for the documentation, we should be able to get it all under one roof. But, miles to go ...

At some point, assuming this goes well, most of my current site will evaporate along with (hopefully) the current UCB site...

Oh, and you can't miss the new link, I hope ...

gravywavy
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BOINC-Wiki is here!

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I am taking submissions for people that are interested in possibly becoming a contributer. I need, the Posting name, your real name, and a valid e-mail address sent to me by e-mail

sent to you *where* by email, Paul? Ive sent a couple to the address on your original doc site, the comcast address. And I can't see an email address on the wiki or on your profile here (no doubt for good anti-spam and anti-troll reasons). I'd assumed you weren't interested till I eavesdropped on another thread where you and Gary were talking about getting me involved.

Anyway, Paul, please email me on mfmfpp at 2424 dot info if you'd like me to contribute to the wiki - I've both hosted wiki's in the past and contributed to them

Alternatively, if you did reply, I never got the message, my apologies and please post here the domain name from which you replied: I will have severe words with my anti-spam software!

I'd also like to hear from Gary and from Fuzzy Hollynoodles if either of you wanted to get in touch.

Anyone else: feel free to get in touch too, but I reserve complete discretion whether to reply or not! That mailbox will be closed around the end of JUly or sooner if it gets spammed or trolled.

~~gravywavy

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Gravy, I think you will be a

Gravy, I think you will be a valuable asset to the Wiki !

Good luck and hope to read a lot from your hand.

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Drop a stone and spread ~~ from river-bank to bank.

gravywavy
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just to confirm that Paul and

Message 12130 in response to message 12128

just to confirm that Paul and I have made contact now

~~gravywavy

Paul D. Buck
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RE: just to confirm that

Message 12131 in response to message 12130

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just to confirm that Paul and I have made contact now


Sez who! :)

Yes we did ... :)

hih_tv-Greg
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Uhhhhhhhhh whats a "Wiki"?,

Uhhhhhhhhh whats a "Wiki"?, in Hawaiian it means to hurry, or move fast.

Greg

gravywavy
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RE: Uhhhhhhhhh whats a

Message 12133 in response to message 12132

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Uhhhhhhhhh whats a "Wiki"?, in Hawaiian it means to hurry, or move fast.

A website where several of the users can change the content of almost any page without knowing any HTML or needing any special tools to upload new content.

It differs from a bulletin board, like the bulletin board you are reading right now, because a wiki allows the authors to alter the layout of the site and to edit other people's postings, not just to add comments later like we do here.

What is certain is that Paul's use of this kind of software will help us create a better online manual and with less effort by the authors.

See also Wiki:WikiHistory

Wiki has been implemented in many languages, and many people with shared hosting run their own wiki sites. The official list of different implementations of wiki is Wiki:WikiEngines

If you'd like to start a wiki but don't have hosting, then there are even Wiki:WikiFarms where you can set up your own wiki on someone else's server. Some are even free!

~~gravywavy

hih_tv-Greg
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RE: RE: Uhhhhhhhhh whats

Message 12134 in response to message 12133

Quote:
Quote:
Uhhhhhhhhh whats a "Wiki"?, in Hawaiian it means to hurry, or move fast.

A website where several of the users can change the content of almost any page without knowing any HTML or needing any special tools to upload new content.

It differs from a bulletin board, like the bulletin board you are reading right now, because a wiki allows the authors to alter the layout of the site and to edit other people's postings, not just to add comments later like we do here.

What is certain is that Paul's use of this kind of software will help us create a better online manual and with less effort by the authors.

See also Wiki:WikiHistory

Wiki has been implemented in many languages, and many people with shared hosting run their own wiki sites. The official list of different

implementations of wiki is Wiki:WikiEngines

If you'd like to start a wiki but don't have hosting, then there are even Wiki:WikiFarms where you can set up your own wiki on someone else's server. Some are even free!

Hi ~~gravywavy,
Thanks for the information. Interesting term.

Greg

Paul D. Buck
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And Paul is being stubborn

And Paul is being stubborn about not letting too many soups spoiling the cook. So, before I ask someone, or they ask me ... well, let us just say that it is not easy to get in...

But, believe it or not, a super amount of knowledge is not a prerequisite ... We also need people that just read the darn thing and point out things that are not clear or complete ...

I know there are gaps, like I have put in a couple table recently and put as much data in there as I am sure of ... if someone sees that table and finds out the information and lets us know, well, the site is hosted on a server and as soon as I commit the change you will see it the next time you pull up the page.

As another example, I added an "Ended Project" page so that if projects close down, like Pirates@Home, we have the notes there ...

The fun thing, if you like that kind of thing, is that there are interesting "easter egg" type things, usually burried, and always reflective of my odd sense of humor... I still have a lot to bring over from the old site ... and some of the burried things there too ... :)

Oh, and with all the history we still only have 24 M of text in the database. And when we get close to my limit, I will truncate the history so ... long ways to go yet ...

gravywavy
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RE: a super amount of

Message 12136 in response to message 12135

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a super amount of knowledge is not a prerequisite ...


the most important pre-requisite for authoring under wiki is to be willing to see others change your work. All of us get things wrong sometimes - only tonite Bruce has put me right on another thread where I gave someone the wrong info.

Because this is a bb, he posts another entry below mine. If it was a wiki he could have just changed my posting for me.

Some egos cannot cope with having that done to their beautiful work. The benefit is that you end up with a work that is better than any of the contributors could manage on their own.

Would I rather say "all my own work" about something that is fairly good", or "I helped build that" about something that is wonderful? You need the second mindset to be happy contributing to a wiki - a wiki on any subject, not just here.

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We also need people that just read the darn thing and point out things that are not clear or complete ...


People who may have started off not knowing much but who can jiggle around the contents of an unclear posting and make it clearer are the most valuable members of any wiki team. If they accidentally change the meaning, the original post-er can always put it right. Sometimes it takes several rounds of this 'refactoring' (wiki jargon) until the posting ends in a stable state.

~~gravywavy

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RE: And Paul is being

Message 12137 in response to message 12135

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And Paul is being stubborn about not letting too many soups spoiling the cook. So, before I ask someone, or they ask me ... well, let us just say that it is not easy to get in...


If the amount of money is sufficient enough, I can be bought though. ;)

(Nah, just kidding.)

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