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Craig, James (IT)
2005-03-02, 11:07
I think the reason no-one adds to the Wiki is it's a bit too um...
offputting? at the moment.
If the Slim staff were to add some hints as to where contributions are
wanted I'm sure people would pitch in.
At the moment it just looks like the website content to me.

James

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Thomas B.
Malsbury
Sent: 02 March 2005 17:36
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] WikiSlim? SlimWiki? SlimWikiCity?

For the record it is located at:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/tiki-index.php

Craig, James (IT) wrote:

>There is already a Wiki on SlimDevices web site.
>Not much on it though...
>
>
>James
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Damon Riley
>Sent: 02 March 2005 17:26
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] WikiSlim? SlimWiki? SlimWikiCity?
>
>Hi, everyone.
>
>I've enjoyed being a part of this mailing list and plan to continue
with
>
>it. I do find it easier to stay on top of things when the messages
land
>
>in my 'slim' inbox. BUT...
>
>There is a project called WikiCities that the creator of the Wikipedia
>has begun. How much interest is there in starting a WikiCity to
compile
>
>and refine what we know about the Squeezebox, slimp3, slimserver,
>softsqueeze & other related topics? A WikiSlim could be like an FAQ on

>steroids. There would be no one maintainer-- we could all add our two
>cents without waiting for the FAQ owner to get around to making
updates.
>
> Yes, there are ups and downs to this, but what is there to lose,
>really? WikiCities lets us use their software & servers to run the
wiki
>
>and they get to place ads on the site. The content is free to anyone.
>
>To see what's starting, you can look at WikiMac:
>
>http://mac.wikicities.com/wiki/Main_Page
>
>If you're not familiar with the Wikipedia concept, you could look in
the
>
>March issue of Wired where there is a decent article. An excerpt is
>here: http://www.wikicities.com/wiki/Wikicities_in_the_news
>
>-- Damon
>
>

kdf
2005-03-02, 13:59
Quoting "Craig, James (IT)" <James.Craig (AT) morganstanley (DOT) com>:

> I think the reason no-one adds to the Wiki is it's a bit too um...
> offputting? at the moment.
> If the Slim staff were to add some hints as to where contributions are
> wanted I'm sure people would pitch in.
> At the moment it just looks like the website content to me.
>
> James

I thought the idea of a wiki was to let any jump in and contribute, making it a
living, organic document? Many of the Slim staff have indicated that keeping
up with the volume of email is hard enough, I would expect overseeing the wiki
would also be difficult. I would expect, given past expressions on this
subject, that contribtutions are wanted on everything.

If you are willing to accept me as a ad hoc proxy, here is the list of things I
can think of off the cuff:

Configuration data: compare setups, scan times, etc

linux startup scripts for various flavours (gentoo, Suse keep coming up on this
list)

Plugin Ideas (great for anyone looking to try out server development but lacking
a concrete idea).

Howto's, for things like FAAD setup, or AlienBBC on mac/windows.

-kdf