At 2/11/10 05:33 PM, Calintz wrote:
At 2/11/10 02:23 PM, milinko959 wrote:
Then users can use the search bar, and read old topics. What sort of things are "community related" that are not posted on the forums, or main page?
At 2/11/10 01:10 PM, Calintz wrote:
I think the point of the wiki was more community related things that aren't in the FAQ.
At 2/10/10 07:51 PM, IceDragon64 wrote:
There have been many attempts already to create a wiki for Newgrounds and each has struggled with up and down popularity.Probably because the "Wiki" is really already in Lit/Faq
- its a good question and I am glad to explore it with you. Perhaps there is a tendancy to write the wiki for the sake of writing it, possibly without a vision of people actually using it. It is perfectly true that a lot of the pages were written simply by scanning one source of information and writing it down there. If we decide, say, we want a page for every author that has over 30 awards and write the page only by copying the details from their user page, then its true that we haven't achieved much. I am trying to encourage the editors to find out things from a number of sources and get it all together.
We would consider that a page about a User which puts together facts from their user page, together with info from trawling the BBS and other sources, including both positive comments and criticism, would be a worthwhile page, that someone might go to to get a quick summation of a person. If you go to Wikipedia, you don't find things that are not written somewhere else, by definition- "No original research". Its a collection of facts brought together. I think Wade Fulp's page is heading in that direction, do take a look at it, its not finished yet, no wiki ever is!
You could look up something in FAQ and get part of your answer; you could find the rest of your answer in the BBS- or maybe you might get it all in one stop on Wikigrounds. Thats my hope anyway.
You definately have a point, though, the wiki will not be established until people expect to be able to go to it and find answers. Please tell us what kind of things you feel people might expect to find there- what are the things we could do that would NOT just be FAQ?