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Wiki?

Kenneth

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I had this idéa for a while. Why not start a wiki for cubing?

I know, there was the wikicube hosted by Kirjava but that one was more or less a wikipedia for cubes, an encyclopedia.

I was thinking of a diffrent usage for the wiki, to colloect algs and make toturials, pages that we all can help to create.

Take a look at the PLL alg collection here at speedsolving, it has got a huge number of PLL algs but it is not wery easy to overview the collection. If we had a wiki they would all be joined in one page (or at sub pages for each case or group of cases).

Imagine a Fridrich tutorial written and improved by all the pros that are using the method :)
 
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This one has been started: http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4700 but hasn't gained a terrible ammount of traction. It hasn't been publicized too much, nor have many people contributed.

I think PJK was interested in potentially adding it to speedsolving.com if it gained enough traction or once he had the time to get it up. Ron also wanted to set one up for competition officials, possibly on the WCA site.
 
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Definitely. The community definitely needs it. With a collection of terms, guides, and algorithms, it will be a great source for people to learn.
 
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I had this idéa for a while. Why not start a wiki for cubing?

I know, there was the wikicube hosted by Kirjava but that one was more or less a wikipedia for cubes, an encyclopedia.

I was thinking of a diffrent usage for the wiki, to colloect algs and make toturials, pages that we all can help to create.

Take a look at the PLL alg collection here at speedsolving, it has got a huge number of PLL algs but it is not wery easy to overview the collection. If we had a wiki they would all be joined in one page (or at sub pages for each case or group of cases).

Imagine a Fridrich tutorial written and improved by all the pros that are using the method :)
Funny you should bring it up now when the wheels are in motion :)
I, of course, fully agree.
We'll see what happens. This time when we release it I will also advertise it on YouTube, there are many cubers there that are not active within this forum, and I have a feeling that many of them will want to contribute.
 
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Silly idea.
But what if you put a sticky in all the forums, telling people that if they answer a question, to please update the wiki and link the topic creator to the appropriate wiki page to answer their question?
This would make adding information a lot easier, I think, because if someone is going to take the time to write a well thought out post answering a question it doesn't take a whole lot of effort to put it in the wiki.
This way, all the content stays relevant and up to date and really is catered to the needs of the community.
 
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Silly idea.
But what if you put a sticky in all the forums, telling people that if they answer a question, to please update the wiki and link the topic creator to the appropriate wiki page to answer their question?
This would make adding information a lot easier, I think, because if someone is going to take the time to write a well thought out post answering a question it doesn't take a whole lot of effort to put it in the wiki.
This way, all the content stays relevant and up to date and really is catered to the needs of the community.
I'm not sure how far pjk wants to take things, but this may be a little bit too far. Not everything has to end up on the wiki.

we must have a good idea of strengths and weaknesses of both Forums and Wiki pages. The goal of a wiki is to provide information. The goal of a forum is not only to provide that information but to also facilitate the discussion that often ensues.

This forum has a search function just like the wiki does, and it stores content just like the wiki does. If you want to make a really well thought out post on some very specific subject, it is probably best to first make the page on wiki, if you feel it deserves one, and then link the person to it. But there is nothing wrong in linking people to old threads about useful topics that already took place on this forum in the past.
 
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