LPA users, Y U NO EDIT WIKI (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Feedback & FAQ' started by Vriska, Aug 27, 2011.

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Do you edit the wiki?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Yes, but I stopped (please state reason)

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. No, I don't know how to edit a wiki

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. No, I didn't know there was a wiki

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. No, I think what I write will be bad

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  6. No, because no one else is editing it

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. No, I don't like this idea

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  8. No, I am getting blocked by a spam filter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. No, its tone is too serious

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. No, I don't like the admins

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. No, I dont like the rules

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. No, I dont have time for this.

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  13. No, the wiki isn't helping anyone so I dont see the point.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. No, I dont see the point for a different reason

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  15. No. (please state)

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. #1
    Vriska

    Vriska Wiki Staff LPA VIP

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    Rather than giving feedback to the staff, this time I would like to ask a question of everyone who uses this site:

    What is your opinion of the Linkin Park wiki hosted here? What do you think is working and what isn't? If you haven't used it, please say so too, especially if you have a reason for it.


    Lately I've added a page to track projects. Projects are teams of people dedicated working on a particular subtopic. If you think you see something consistently missing from the wiki, you can now make a project and gather support for making it happen.

    Please take the poll, results are anonymous.
     
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    travz21

    travz21 Muscle Museum LPA Super Member

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    I didn't know it really existed until now. Just clicked on the Wiki button at the top of the page for the first time to check it out.
     
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    Hybrid

    Hybrid Meow! This cat has claws! LPA Team

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    I never had to look anything up, thus never had to edit anything.
     
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    Vriska

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    My Inner scientist sez we need more data points. Need more votes!

    pretty please with a cherry on top?
     
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    Gloomy Mushroom

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    I don't have time to even to look at it.
     
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    Jeff

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    I'm not familiar with editing a wiki page, hence why I don't :lol:
     
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    Super Sonic

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    I think what i write wont be good enough.
     
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    Tim

    Tim My perversion power is accumulating LPA Super Member

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    I'd contribute, but I just don't dig the band as much as I used to.
     
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    JJ

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    ditto.
     
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    Jake

    Jake Give me reason

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    Yes, but I stopped.

    I'm busy elsewhere, and am not into the band as much as I used to be, anyway.
    No one checks the wiki. I only make small edits, usually.
    It doesn't look all that pretty.
     
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    Vriska

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    Okai, so...


    Editing a page is really easy. The syntax is designed to be simpler than HTML, and it's basically normal text peppered with formatting symbols here and there. Help:Contents pretty much already addresses editing so there's not much else I can do for making editing any less easy.

    Wiki's are also team efforts. The point is to not expect perfection in every edit, because your teammates have your back. It's okay to halfway finish a page and submit it. It's okay to write a block of text and have the page be ugly because you don't know how to format it. Somebody picky about copyediting will do it themselves. The main rule is that what you check in shouldn't be worse than what it was when you checked it out.


    But, I think I have the big picture now. Talking about editing is pointless when nobody visits the wiki yet. It's the catch 22: nobody will edit it because there's nothing there yet... and there's nothing there yet because nobody edits. I forget not everyone is a mutated weirdo like that KATHYxx.
    Since I am a mutated weirdo attempting to procrastinate on more important things, I will propose the following: I will make one specific thing about the wiki UBER AWESOME and complete. I will make the wiki a super-expert on one specific topic, and then LP fans everywhere will say "ooooooooo this wiki knows everything about ________! and every time I need to remember something about ______ I will come back here!" And KATHYxx will sit there and edit and edit and edit all by herself until the wiki becomes valuable to people. (Before, I was kinda avoiding this because maintaining the wiki on a meta level can become a full-time job by itself, so if the wiki does get traffic, I will probably have to pull back out and start being an administrator again).

    I remember way back like six years ago there was once this fansite where they had in detail pictures of every single one of LP's releases. From the studio albums to the rare HTEP to the xero cassette to the WB internal demos that made it into the wild. They had pictures of them front and back and on their insides. It was almost like you knew what it was like to hold that object in your hand, it made a real great resource for comparing counterfeits and the real thing, and it showed merchandise you didn't even know existed. But that site disappeared. Wouldn't it be neat, for example, for the wiki to recreate that collection of photos? (Alas, I don't have a scanner and taking good photos proved to be very difficult with the glare and stuff, so I couldn't do this project by myself).

    Isn't there other ideas like that that I could implement? What info is interesting to LP fans that no other site has yet? Who has ever asked "Is there a list of everything ________ that the band ever done/made?"



    In the meantime, I wrote a LP Wiki Handbook that should make editing help really easy.
    Specifically, there's a page about possible Projects the wiki can expand upon. I just want to take one of those there (or better yet, suggested from one of you guys) and make it super-complete.

    oh, and I made this too: http://wiki.lpassociation.com/index.php/Linkin_Park's_5th_Studio_Album
     
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    Star Scream

    Star Scream Does A Machine Like You Ever Experience Fear

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    i never knew LPA has a wiki????

    so i never used it
     
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    Todd

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    We only advertise it on the main page....
     
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    Star Scream

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    thanks for letting me know
     

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