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BYOAC Wiki
« on: February 21, 2006, 12:07:23 pm »
We can use this private forum to discuss the BYOAC wiki, how it looks, how it works, what we should do with it, etc...

Only invited users can see this forum. Please do not pass on information about the wiki until we go public.

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2006, 12:16:17 pm »

Test.  I hadn't even noticed this pop up.  I figured it would go under the Private section.   ;D

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2006, 12:41:58 pm »
Agreed. I've moved this to the private area.

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2006, 01:12:26 pm »
I realized the search was broken. I've fixed it.

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006, 01:17:40 pm »
OT - SirWoogie - you're probably the right person for me to ask -

I turned off E-mail notification of replies in my profile, but I still get E-mails.

I set my home page to http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=unreadreplies

For all the other forums, I get E-mails, and entries at the link above.

What I want is to stay subscribed to all the threads I'm currently following, but just have the home page update, not get E-mails.

Ideas??
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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2006, 01:25:40 pm »
I'm here.  The only way I can access this board is through the "quick jump" window that shows up at the bottom of a thread.  I don't see it at the top.

Edit:  Never mind, I see it from the HOME page.


WIKI related:

Tiger-heli: can you move your info that was up at mameworld into the WIKI?  Even if it comes back up (mameworld) I think it would be awesome to have that info here.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2006, 01:27:42 pm by markrvp »

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2006, 01:27:32 pm »
I'm here.  The only way I can access this board is through the "quick jump" window that shows up at the bottom of a thread.  I don't see it at the top.

Yeah, the menu isn't smart enough yet to show the boards you have access too. I plan to fix that up in a week or so.

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2006, 01:28:00 pm »
I'm here.  The only way I can access this board is through the "quick jump" window that shows up at the bottom of a thread.  I don't see it at the top.

It's listed at the bottom of the Forum Home Page too.

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2006, 01:30:34 pm »
OT - SirWoogie - you're probably the right person for me to ask -

I turned off E-mail notification of replies in my profile, but I still get E-mails.

I set my home page to http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=unreadreplies

You still have it set to notify you in the profile. All three options have to be turned off, or set it to "Do Nothing at all"

Remember, the unread and unreadreplies work irrespective of the notification setting.

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2006, 01:39:44 pm »
Remember, the unread and unreadreplies work irrespective of the notification setting.
That's what I was missing, I didn't know that!

Quick question - if I turned all three options off, but found a thread I wanted to follow but not post in, could I click notify of replies and it would show up in unreadreplies, but not E-mail me???
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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2006, 01:56:02 pm »
Quick question - if I turned all three options off, but found a thread I wanted to follow but not post in, could I click notify of replies and it would show up in unreadreplies, but not E-mail me???

Yes, I believe so. Please test it out.

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2006, 02:09:56 pm »
WIKI related:

Tiger-heli: can you move your info that was up at mameworld into the WIKI?  Even if it comes back up (mameworld) I think it would be awesome to have that info here.
I am fairly certain Mameworld will be back - might take a couple of weeks and it wouldn't break my heart if they dump ZTNET and went to a different host, but I don't pay the bills there so I can't make the decisions for them.

Re: moving my content - I'm not totally opposed to it, but I have the following comments:

The main pages I have that might be of interest would be:
Arcade Interfaces (the encoder roundup) - KeyWiz and I-PAC how-to's also.
Arcade Images Extreme (arcade game pics)
My half-done controller page section (and the poorly updated FAQ page).
The Johnny5 Tutorial
The Set49Mode Tutorial

Concerns:

There is a TON of content there, and it is in HTML format - with lots of images.  Not sure how well it would convert to WIKI format, nor what would be involved in doing it.

Don't know if Saint wants to host the bandwidth involved.

Don't know if the FAQ fits in well with the WIKI format.

On the one hand, it would be nice to be able to have others correct and update the info, OTOH, it makes two sites to maintain, and means I need to verify all changes are actually valid. . .

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2006, 03:06:29 pm »
Could you provide brief descriptions/definitions on things like encoders, Johnny5 Viewer, etc. with a link?

TO EVERYONE:  is it okay to link outside of the WIKI or do all links need to link back to other WIKI entries?

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2006, 03:13:37 pm »
Could you provide brief descriptions/definitions on things like encoders, Johnny5 Viewer, etc. with a link?

TO EVERYONE:  is it okay to link outside of the WIKI or do all links need to link back to other WIKI entries?
It's okay (well at least it works) to link outside the WIKI.  Saint linked back to BYOAC and I linked to my tutorial in the Keyboard Hacks Wiki page.

I will add the info MarkRVP requested (if no one else beats me to it).  ;D
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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2006, 03:52:00 pm »
Link outside, link away :)  I asked SirWoogie to have all internal wiki links open in the same window, and anything that links away from the wiki will open in a new window. Other than that it's all fair game.

OH - and I know mameworld will be back as soon as they work out the dns issue, but if you ever need another host I have tons of bandwidth and room (wiki, non wiki, mirror, original site, whatever).  I don't want to try to take anything from mameworld and in fact would prefer *not* to have someone move from another host to here unless that original host goes away, as I always thought that was kind of rude/tacky to the original host. However, if the absence becomes prolonged and you want a temporary mirror or need any other space please don't hesitate to ask. :)

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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2006, 10:44:28 am »
Yesterday I put a bunch of links to pages that don't exist yet on the main page. I'm not sure if that was a good idea or not, I just figured it might be a good nudge to get people adding content to some pages.

I added a little bit to the 'Arcade Cabinet 101' page. I pointed out the main parts of a cab, now it needs some fleshing out with links to the relevant parts of the wiki (when they exist).

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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2006, 11:18:37 am »
I'm in awe at your mad-wiki skills by the way!

Yesterday I put a bunch of links to pages that don't exist yet on the main page. I'm not sure if that was a good idea or not, I just figured it might be a good nudge to get people adding content to some pages.

I added a little bit to the 'Arcade Cabinet 101' page. I pointed out the main parts of a cab, now it needs some fleshing out with links to the relevant parts of the wiki (when they exist).
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Re: BYOAC Wiki
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2006, 12:37:40 pm »
I'm in awe at your mad-wiki skills by the way!

Thanks, I've been working on my wiki-fu lately.

I added some content to the Joysticks page (a really simple description of how sticks work).

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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2006, 01:26:42 pm »
Yeah, I have to brush up on my wiki-fu as well. While I like some of the simplicity that wikitext offers, it's yet another markup language to learn. I tend to float between HTML and wikitext in submissions I have made.

I'll have to force myself to maintain the wikitext. This only really affects the public editor maintainability of submissions, so it's a good thing to adhere to.

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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2006, 05:01:06 pm »
I added a section on what is involved in connecting a PC to an existing functional arcade cabinet.

http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/What_Is_Involved_In_Connecting_a_PC_to_a_Functioning_Arcade_Cabinet

I found this a little confusing when I first started and understand all the excitment about the PC2Jamma cabinet or why you would even need a J-Pac.

Please read what I wrote and see if it makes sense.

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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2006, 05:56:39 pm »
Heh, JoyMonkey.  Since you still have my Atari Volcanos couldn't you put up a REAL pic instead of rendered ;)

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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2006, 09:00:21 pm »
Heh, JoyMonkey.  Since you still have my Atari Volcanos couldn't you put up a REAL pic instead of rendered ;)

Ack! Foiled again! They're still in my jacket pocket at work dammit! I've been meaning to ship those back to you for about 5 months now  :o
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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2006, 01:11:48 am »
Not a problem.  I just thought it was funny :)

I mean, you have the real thing yet you put up a render  :P

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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2006, 07:07:56 am »
Not a problem.  I just thought it was funny :)

I mean, you have the real thing yet you put up a render  :P

That's pure lazyness for you. To take a photo I'd have to take one of the buttons out of my pocket, like this...


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Incidentally, the rendering is from Oscar's Autocad library.

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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2006, 12:10:46 pm »
Ewww, pocket lint on the button.  At least you grabbed the real Cherry one, not the knock off replacement one :)

Edit:  Ohhhhh, you gave me credit (An Atari Volcano button on load from SirPoonga)
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2006, 12:18:47 pm »
I'm not sure if on the buttons page we should have "These buttons are sold by Happ, Ultimarc, and GroovyGameGear."  Because there are more places to get buttons, like Bob Roberts, Suzo, etc... 

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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2006, 01:00:28 pm »
I'm not sure if on the buttons page we should have "These buttons are sold by Happ, Ultimarc, and GroovyGameGear."  Because there are more places to get buttons, like Bob Roberts, Suzo, etc... 
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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2006, 08:25:54 am »
I just noticed Drew added a Video section that needs beefing out; did Ken Layton get invited to this yet?
 

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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2006, 08:46:10 am »
I just noticed Drew added a Video section that needs beefing out; did Ken Layton get invited to this yet?
 


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