SciForums Encyclopedia

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Plazma Inferno!, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    Messages:
    4,609
    Dear SciForums members!

    SciForums Encyclopedia is now available to you!

    It use same form as Wikipedia, and it will be used for information about forum and its members.
    Access link for SF Encyclopedia is:

    http://www.sciforums.com/encyclopedia

    Also, you're be able to access it via link on the SF main page.


    To access and to contribute to the SF Encyclopedia, you have to register. I suggest that you use your current forum name for encyclopedia too.

    Many of you had chance to work with Wiki system. For those who hadn't, there is useful link:

    http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:FAQ


    Also, ENC tags are now available when you want to put direct links to the Encyclopedia in your posts. You could link it on existing topics in Encyclopedia, or you could create new topics based on particular word in your post.


    This is an example of using ENC tags:

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!




    And, that would be look like this in the post:

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Where the 'AMD' link lead you on the Encyclopedia page that contains topic about 'AMD'.




    But first, we must input some content in the Encyclopedia.

    So, you could post here your suggestions about Encyclopedia's Main Page and possible categories that could be add.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Guest Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. Singularity Banned Banned

    Messages:
    1,287
  4. Guest Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,686
    Wes should be proud to know that he's the subject of the very first (and at present only) article on the new wiki.

    [enc]Wesdom[/enc]
     
  6. Guest Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,238
    `
    hmmm...

    That almost looks like a signpost on the road to...

    Well...

    I'm an old so-and-so, and a lazy one to boot.

    Probably a good thing - the latter characteristic, anyway - as what the aforementioned article prompted me to think of was an entry on the "goat-humpers" thing which meandered thru these environs a bit ago.

    Perhaps one on the "Lost / Golden Age" of sciforums...

    "...a time before the arguments got truly styoopid, and the advent of Unrestricted Trolling...

    A Halcyon Epoch before the Invasion of the Mod-Force, and the ceaseless "reform" oriented clamp-downs...

    When Titans of pettiness rather than petty titans sauntered the now greytoned halls of the buzz-saw logo'd and "rebranded" for'm, lashing out with unbridled ('cos there wer'n't a battalion O' Mod-bods) ferocity at whomever dared utter a peep of contradiction to their Nigh-Divine proclaimations on the nature of the universe...

    Now - the blood of Numenor is spent...

    I mean- uhhh...

    You get the picture...


    :crazy:
     
  8. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

    Messages:
    24,066
    Biology: [ENC]evolution[/ENC]

    (testing)
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2007
  9. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

    Messages:
    24,066
    Hmmm...

    [ENC]regeneration[/ENC]
     
  10. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

    Messages:
    10,581
    Test. Who the hell is responsible for [ENC]phonetic[/ENC]?
     
  11. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,686
  12. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

    Messages:
    24,066
    check the history: phonetic
     
  13. vslayer Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,969
    hmm, does it have an index anywhere?
     
  14. The Devil Inside Banned Banned

    Messages:
    8,213
    man..im seriously resisting the urge to vandalize that wiki.
    *restrains himself*

    there should be a feature that hides the encyclopedia from view until you have 100 posts (a reasonable benchmark of activity and dedication to the forum itself).

    i know people that would search for links like that to vandalize beyond all repair.
     
  15. vslayer Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,969
    i think we need to liven up the main page. add the logo or something
     
  16. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,238

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    The Sciforums logo is on the main page.
     
  17. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

    Messages:
    31,621
    This should be interesting...

    Not a bad idea. I just hope it doesn't turn into a flame-fest.
     
  18. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,238
    `
    Forgone conclusion, in'nit ?

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  19. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

    Messages:
    24,066
    You can always revert back to an old version of the page if I am not mistaken.
     
  20. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

    Messages:
    24,066
  21. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

    Messages:
    24,066
    We can't upload pictures to the wiki. That means that this might lead to gaps in the articles.
     
  22. Athelwulf Rest in peace Kurt... Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,060
    I didn't see this thread until now. Amazing. Thanks Plazma!

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Also, that ENC thingy is really spiffy. I saw it before while making a post today and was all "What the fuck is that?" and didn't want to click it to find out. Way to be creative with the software!

    I noticed earlier that there's no direct link to the upload page. But are you sure the required page is there, but hidden somewhere? I haven't checked, but seeing as many of the other pages don't have direct links laying around where they're easily found, it wouldn't surprise me.

    EDIT: Oh, I see what you mean now — it's disabled. Plazma, please enable it!
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2007
  23. Athelwulf Rest in peace Kurt... Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,060
    I have encountered an odd glitch in the software. When I tried making an article for the Art & Culture subforum, it made an article called "Art" that had no content whatsoever. Apparently the ampersand breaks something.

    I've worked around this by making these pages redirects to articles with the titles modified ([ENC]Art and Culture[/ENC]). But it really annoys me. And it's not listed at Wikipedia as a known technical restriction in article names.

    Can this be fixed?
     

Share This Page