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post Jul 25 2008, 12:46 PM
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Hello! cool.gif

I have an idea in my mind lately, and I believe it would be cool to implement it, I call it the Wiki Centralization Project!, and I'm willing to do it if you guys think its helpful.

So, what's this Wiki Centralization Project blink.gif

As it is now, there are three different reviews sub-boards, plus our own GMC wikipedia. Some people write awesome reviews on the boards, some others do the same on the wikipedia. The Wiki Centralization Project (WCP from now on laugh.gif) will make sure that everything reviewed on the forums appears on our Wikipedia too. Pretty simple!

I'm willing to go through all our reviews and make a wiki entry out of each one, starting with the Gear Reviews board.

Why do this WCP thing anyway?

I believe it will be helpful for several reasons:

- It will make it easy for any GMC:er to find things faster using the powerful wikipedia searching features or just taking a quick look at the different articles browsing by Categories,, thus allowing all of us to read about stuff that we didn't know was there before!. As it is now you might be looking for a review on a certain gadget on the forums which is only available on the wikipedia, or viceversa.

- It will certainly improve the overall quality of our guitar wiki, creating loads of new entries.

How exactly will you proceed to create the WCP entries?

I will follow these simple steps:

- I will add all the info from each forum entry into a new Wiki template, containing category, index box, etc.
- I wil add a few pictures if needed or missing.
- I will create the links to other wiki entries as needed.
- I will put a note at the bottom of each entry stating "Originally By .....", giving credit of the info to the person who made the original review in the forums.

Simple! Effective!

What are the drawbacks of this WCP invention of yours?

None that I foresee!
People can still keep writing their reviews in the forums as always. Or in the wikipedia.
Original reviews written in the reviews forums will remain there, untouched.
I will take care of everything, starting slowly with the Gear reviews board, and later moving to the rest of the boards as needed.
I will keep an eye on all reviews boards and create the wiki articles needed as new stuff is posted on the forums.


Why on earth have I written such a long thread!!, sorry it's too long, but I hope I managed to explain my idea in detail.
I plan on doing this slowly working a bit every day, it seems like an interesting and useful thing to improve the site, and I think I will have a good time doing it during the next months.

So, what do you guys think? Shall I go for it or is it a waste of time?




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post Jul 25 2008, 02:32 PM
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One word ... awesome!!!!


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post Jul 25 2008, 02:35 PM
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That would be pretty awsome Fran, great initiative biggrin.gif


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Fran
post Jul 25 2008, 03:31 PM
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Glad you like it guys, I'll start working on it soon wink.gif


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post Jul 25 2008, 03:57 PM
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I think its a great idea, but very time consuming... need a team mate biggrin.gif?


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post Jul 25 2008, 04:56 PM
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I think we might just ask Fran to do this in a more official capacity soon smile.gif

Smikey, I'm sure he'll be glad of helpers!


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post Jul 25 2008, 04:59 PM
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awesome idea. ill help too if u want fran smile.gif
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post Jul 25 2008, 07:29 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jul 25 2008, 01:46 PM) *
Why on earth have I written such a long thread!!


Because you always do that tongue.gif

Great Idea Fran, but a lot of work. It´d be cool though smile.gif


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post Jul 25 2008, 07:44 PM
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Great idea ^^
If you need more help (which I'm sure you wouldn't mind? smile.gif), I'm here ^^


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post Jul 25 2008, 07:47 PM
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Great idea. I'll help if you want. smile.gif
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post Jul 25 2008, 11:28 PM
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No no no...two words:
You ROCK! laugh.gif

This is soo cool Fran - not only will this turn our wiki into even cooler, but in the long run you will make the GMC lessons cooler as we are planning on integratring the wiki in the lessons.

Also - it's really great to see so many people willing to help you! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 26 2008, 12:26 AM
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I will help to, awesome idea! smile.gif

I can also contribute in integrating instructors&members gear list with these articles, so members can have a quick and easy view on what we use, and search it in wiki straight away. This way (when the project is complete) they will know instantly how to try to achieve a certain sound, and many of them want that smile.gif


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post Jul 26 2008, 01:28 AM
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Wow, this response is just awesome!, thanks all for your support, help is much appreciated smile.gif

As I said I'll start slow integrating the gear reviews on the wiki, I'll try to make the first "conversion" example soon, I'll post here the link, and we can comment what you guys think of it.

Once we know what we are after, we can easily asign a certain amount of forum reviews to anyone willing to help, and maybe give a deadline to have them "converted" to the wiki, nothing to be stressed about of course! wink.gif

This could be both fun and useful!

Big Thanks to all of you willing to help wink.gif GMC rocks!





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post Jul 26 2008, 02:59 AM
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Now that's a fantastic idea smile.gif
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post Jul 26 2008, 09:47 AM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jul 26 2008, 02:28 AM) *
I'll try to make the first "conversion" example soon, I'll post here the link, and we can comment what you guys think of it.


Sounds like a great plan! smile.gif


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post Jul 26 2008, 10:06 AM
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Teriffic initiative Fran! biggrin.gif

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post Jul 26 2008, 11:23 AM
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great idea Fran, well thought out and well presented, good luck biggrin.gif


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