Re: website

From: Jim Blackhurst (jimthree@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 09 2010 - 21:05:15 UTC

  • Next message: George Roberts: "Re: website"

    I had some time available today to install media wiki on a webserver and put
    some content in there. I'd invite anyone who is interested to have a look
    at:
    
    http://www.pointlessclick.com/satobs/
    
    This is how the Satobs website could look if it were converted to run within
    a WIki framework.  I've not invested a lot of time in this, there is not a
    lot of content there, and what is, copied and pasted from the existing site.
     Have a look at the Geostationary Satellites and Magnitude entries for a
    good idea of how the pages could look.
    
    This is a live install of MediaWiki so feel free to create an account and
    explore how to manage and create content.  these links might help you get
    started.
    http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting
    http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Links
    http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Contents
    
    The menu down the left had side is default, we would change it to be
    more relevant to our content. have a look at the 'Special Pages' link to see
    under the bonnet.
    
    Just a quick note about my motivation for this. I am certainly not trying to
    usurp the existing site, this is a playground where people can come and see
    why some of us think a wiki would be a good solution for managing
    the community's information and research. The server this is running on is
    not really suitable for taking on load generated by satobs.org anyway.  Any
    content created here can be saved and moved over to a real home if it's
    decided to go down the wiki route, otherwise I was just planning on deleting
    the installation in a few weeks time when people had finished looking
    around.
    
    I will totally respect everyone's privacy by not doing anything stupid with
    any e-mail addresses that people enter in this site, and passwords are
    hashed when stored in the DB anyway so I couldn't see them even if I wanted
    to.
    
    If you choose to register you can watch pages, and be alerted to changes by
    e-mail so that you can see the vandalism system at work. If anyone would
    like to be elevated to be given administrator privileges, then please mail
    me and i'll change your account. saying that, the only advantage to
    being administrator is the ability to delete content, and grant privaliges
    to other users.
    
    Please have fun with this, and don't hesitate to e-mail me if you would like
    any more info on the system or have any questions (lots of questions posted
    on SeeSat-L about playing with wiki's would not be appreciated I'm sure). We
    can also use the discussion tab on the main page to discuss. I'm not an
    expert on mediawiki at all, but I use it at work, and have one of my own, so
    I should be able to help.
    
    cheers
    Jim
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 4:57 PM, George Roberts <gr@gr5.org> wrote:
    
    > It's really up to Ted.  If you've never installed wiki software it can be
    > daunting to choose which one to use and to follow the instructions.  If
    > you've done it a few times it only takes 5 minutes to create an empty wiki.
    >
    > Once the wiki exists I'd be happy to start by transferring ted's current
    > content to the new pages.  I'm too loyal to Ted to start my own or use
    > someone else's.  It would be best if it was on the same website but again
    > it's up to Ted and he probably doesn't "have the time".
    >
    > - George Roberts
    > http://gr5.org
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------
    > From: "Scott Campbell" <cbcampbel58@gmail.com>
    > Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:33 AM
    > To: "SeeSat-L" <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    > Subject: Re: website
    >
    > > This is a great idea.  How do we begin?
    > >
    > > Scott Campbell
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Subject: Re: website
    > >
    > >> If it was a wiki we could all update it and ted wouldn't have to.  And
    > >> with
    > >> wiki's if someone vandalizes a page I would get an email and I would fix
    > >> it
    > >> quickly.
    > >>
    > >> - George Roberts
    > >> http://gr5.org
    >
    >
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