DarthParametric

Feature Suggestion: Site Wiki

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So I figure the odds on this ever happening are long, given we can't even get a new sub-forum added, but you don't know unless you ask.

 

How about we add a wiki to the site for the purpose of disseminating knowledge regarding KOTOR modding? To be honest it is a far better format for doing so than trying to use posts in a forum. It provides a single coherent point of information for a given topic that can be edited and updated by multiple parties as needed. It's much simpler for readers to parse and be linked to additional related information.

 

There appear to be some existing packages to link IPB to a wiki install (or user database/auth at any rate), although it looks like some of them may be pretty out of date. I'm not sure what the current flavour-of-the-month is in regard to wiki packages. I confess to having limited experience with the backend of such things, having only briefly flirted with a MediaWiki install and half a decade ago at that.

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Great suggestion!

 

That would make storing basic information much easier than using tutorials.

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While I do like the idea of a wiki, I see its use being low. Also I really don't feel like having to manage mediawiki, its generally an annoying platform to keep maintained properly. If I can find something that is a bit more modern and easy to maintain then I may consider adding it in the future but it is low on my priority list.

 

Your other comments about my delay on adding sub-forums are correct but there are reasons that I do not wish to discuss at this time. Thanks for pointing it out so very helpfully though. 

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I recall someone at one time had started one. Perhaps we could revive that?

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Also I really don't feel like having to manage mediawiki, its generally an annoying platform to keep maintained properly.

That was just the obvious example. I'm sure these days there must be a million alternatives. As long as the end result is more or less the same, I doubt anyone cares about the specifics of what's under the hood, so that would be up to you. To be honest I was hoping that IPB would have some sort of native option, seeing as all the big forum scripts seem keen to be a one-stop CMS these days, but I couldn't see anything wiki-like.

 

Thanks for pointing it out so very helpfully though.

Hey, you're the one that said in another thread to keep hassling you about it.

 

I recall someone at one time had started one. Perhaps we could revive that?

That's not really the ideal choice. I could just roll my own if it came to that, but then you'd have to get people to create new accounts to use it, you'd have to spam links to it all over, etc. Having it directly wedded to the forum is the logical way to go.

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I was giving ya a hard time just as you were to me :D I actually do appreciate the harassment it helps in prioritization. 

 

I actually did ask some others about this, the biggest issue is no native auth between any current wiki software and IPB. At one point I do remember IPB having a native option but it seems to have been retired long ago. Though I am liking https://www.bookstackapp.com/, if I can figure out how we can utilize the same accounts and auth I may just go that route. 

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Yeah I can't help you there. Some light Googling suggests that even for MediaWiki all the cross-auth IPB plugin options have been dead for at least 5 years.

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