Wheels on the bike go round and round

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by cfsmtb, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. cfsmtb

    cfsmtb New Member

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    Ok the thread title has sweet FA to do with content. Sort of.

    Anyway I spied this via the Los Angeles CM yahoogroup:

    http://cycling.wikicities.com/wiki/Main_Page

    Now this wiki, or a similar template, would potentially be a excellent opportunity for networking & info sharing.

    Like a updated version of aus.bicycle FAQ. (Coo-ee Kingsley, long time btw drinks!)
    http://dns1.maddogsbreakfast.com.au/ABFAQ/

    Or a Wheels of Justice themed wiki, as suggested by Resound just recently.

    These or similar themed wikis would be a fantastic information resource.

    Easily accessible, easily updated & free*.

    Discuss. :)



    *That's if you regard your voluntary time as free.
     
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  2. EuanB

    EuanB New Member

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    Certainly doable, Wiki's are pretty starightforward for setting up and are available in just about every technology in use on the web. I seem to recall there's a static text version which works off of web forms.

    One thing that needs to be known is what scripting engines are available from the web host. Perl, php etc etc. Once that's known it's simply a matter of choosing the correct wiki engine, getting initial content up there in the right structure and away you go.

    On that initial content bit; that's quite important. It's important to create a good strucutre with relevent content in it. In the absence of relevent content, place holders can be used although ideally they should be avoided.
     
  3. cfsmtb

    cfsmtb New Member

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    In agreeance here. Should have some 'mental downtime' over the silly season to consider & research to a aus.bicycle orientated wiki.
     
  4. Euan

    Euan Guest

    >>>>> "cfsmtb" == cfsmtb <[email protected]> writes:

    cfsmtb> EuanB Wrote:
    >> On that initial content bit; that's quite important. It's
    >> important to create a good strucutre with relevent content in it.
    >> In the absence of relevent content, place holders can be used
    >> although ideally they should be avoided.


    cfsmtb> In agreeance here. Should have some 'mental downtime' over
    cfsmtb> the silly season to consider & research to a aus.bicycle
    cfsmtb> orientated wiki.

    On that, get a few of us together with a big sheet of paper (A1/A0) and
    do a cycling mind map. http://www.peterussell.com/MindMaps/HowTo.html

    That, with a bit of refinement, should give us a good structure. Then
    it's up to people to write some content. I can do some, sure others can
    as well :)
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