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Cortez  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I created a wiki for hubski, and I'm looking for some help.

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    * @CortezV slaps syncretic around a bit with a large trout <@CortezV> A good addition to the wiki would be a timeline, though we'd need someone good with graphics design <@CortezV> Yo, that's actually a good plan, let's hunt down someone good at graphyics design and make a timeline, this timeline will allow (you oldfags) to brainstorm events that allow you to write pages about it. This will allow us (newfags) to get a good understanding of Hubski's past.
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My idea is simple, we get individuals who have used this site for over a year to brainstorm about events and compile them, each event will have a wiki page written on it and allow us to fit it into a timeline. This timeline will allow us new years to get a good understanding of Hubski's past, and potentially allow us to see where it's going for the future while of course feeding the wiki with information.





syncretic  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Feel free to make a page called "Timeline" and document changes made to hubski, etc. It's a public wiki, anyone can edit it. I'm not really sure why we would need a graphic designer, you can make a timeline in text. Also, please don't use the terms "oldfags" and "newfags" because if I see those words too many times I just reflexively hit the ignore user button. ;)

Cortez  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sorry I only used that over the IRC, I should of edited it before I posted it here. As for Graphics designer, I did this once before for another community, though as simple as it may be we made a pretty sophisticated timeline (of course I plan on a simple one.) that made a poll down the page (the entire thing is a jpeg) and at key points showed areas of events that caused changes to the community over time. Though after four years it died but it was a great place.

The graphics designer would make the timeline in photoshop and I'm using that term very lightly lol.

flagamuffin  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sorry, but this seems pointless. If you want volunteers from the long-term members of the site, you're probably going to have to convince them that it's not.

Course, this is just my opinion, and I'm not one of those people.

Cortez  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The point of this is to brainstorm, what better way to organize what articles to write than to make a timeline, it's organized, simplistic, and allows certain things to come to mind. I don't necessarily think I'll have any issues with having older volunteers assist as much as I would someone who is good at graphics design to make the timeline look good, but that doesn't have to be the first thing done, in fact it could be the very last. I think first things first is certainly what articles to write and include in the timeline.

thenewgreen  ·  2888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The point of this is to brainstorm, what better way to organize what articles to write than to make a timeline, it's organized, simplistic, and allows certain things to come to mind.
Sit tight, we're working on some ideas that may satisfy this for you. It make take a bit, but I think it's going to be really cool.
Cortez  ·  2888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm excited.

flagamuffin  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My point is that this wikia is all well and good for rules/faq/basic history (site founding, staff usernames) -- but I'm not sure anyone wants to read about whatever 'past' hubski may have.

Again, just my single opinion.

EDIT: and certainly nothing wrong with brainstorming in a brainstorming thread.

syncretic  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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Cortez  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In my eyes there's nothing wrong with volunteers steering community content and providing to the wiki, I'll see if I can put something together and if I can't that's the end of it.

flagamuffin  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh yeah, nothing wrong with it. I'm just saying focus your efforts on things people care about. (Which, again, they may care about what you're suggesting here; I'm just advocating for the devil in a sense.)