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Postby godofthedevil » Mon May 21, 2007 8:06 pm

Will anyone like to help me modertate my new forum / website im setting up.. over the weekend i have had a lot of spam and i cant cope with it on my own.. would love ppl to help me with the wiki site as well..

the website is www.linuxinformation.co.uk i know it looks a bit crude at the momement cos its still new.. but all help would be cool

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RE: Need Help with my new website

Postby Dutch_Master » Mon May 21, 2007 8:26 pm

To be honest, I don't know what your wiki adds to the ever increasing number of Linux websites. It doesn't seem to have a specific purpose, or target audience. I'd advise you to rethink your wiki and it's purpose.
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Postby godofthedevil » Tue May 22, 2007 10:50 am

damn everyones a critic..

the reason i set up this website is a little project to help me pass the endless hours of being out of work.. as there is so much you can do in terms of looking for work. i set it up to be a wiki cos i couldnt think how to do the layout.. all i want is help with setting it up not just plain criticism which will just put me off and break another dream and something to do.
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Postby towy71 » Tue May 22, 2007 11:34 am

I'm thinking of setting up a wiki of wikis where every pointless gibberer can set up yet another wiki with sub-wikis as well :P
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Postby M-Saunders » Tue May 22, 2007 11:47 am

I think Towy71 has just invented Web 3.0!

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Postby pootman » Tue May 22, 2007 11:55 am

towy71 wrote:I'm thinking of setting up a wiki of wikis where every pointless gibberer can set up yet another wiki with sub-wikis as well :P


Wikiwikipedia?
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Postby towy71 » Tue May 22, 2007 11:56 am

It's probably already been patented by Microparp :? :P :lol:
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Postby godofthedevil » Tue May 22, 2007 1:11 pm

well everything has been done.. so im just doing it

there might be a lot of linux wiki's and other wikis

but how meny blogs and myspace profiles are out there.. if ppl visit edit or break my new website i dont mind.. least it will give me something to do after all linux started off as a students hobby didnt it?
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Postby pootman » Tue May 22, 2007 1:34 pm

Take these comments as constructive criticism. As DM says, you need a direction, and why not a linux wiki wiki? There are plenty of sites out there with howto's so far out of date it's really not funny.
Why not have wiki index to say who's on-the-ball and who's installing Red Hat 5?

Needless to say, it will have to be updated frequently.
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Postby nelz » Tue May 22, 2007 3:20 pm

Linux started out as a computer science student's project, not a hobby.

As others have said, work out what you want to do, then ask for help. How can people help you do want you want when you don't know what it is?
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Postby bigjohn » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:06 pm

godofthedevil wrote:well everything has been done.. so im just doing it

there might be a lot of linux wiki's and other wikis

but how meny blogs and myspace profiles are out there.. if ppl visit edit or break my new website i dont mind.. least it will give me something to do after all linux started off as a students hobby didnt it?

No, everything hasn't been done. Lots has, but not all.

If you're out of work for any length of time, how about pillaging TLDP for their howto's, and instead of just churning them out in a set format, like they have, translate them into english, instead of the "Technoblurb" that they seem to insist in writing.

IMO that would _REALLY_ be of use to linux n00bs. If they're in intelligable English then there'd be little problem for "johnny foreigner" running them through a translator of some sort!

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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:50 pm

yeah us noobs would really appreciate a howto on howto get lame to work in kaudioreator?? i can run lamed from command line but not in kac??? also how to get a hp1410psc to scan documents????
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:33 pm

If it's connected locally via USB it's simple, if you're trying to do it over a network connection, forget it.
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:51 pm

the psc is over usb to colin only but i can't get it to work???
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:55 pm

USB1.1 port or USB2? My experience with an HP Photosmart 2575 is that it won't work at all over a USB1.x connection, but works just fine coonected to a USB2 port.
When you plug the device in, you should run dmesg in a terminal to verify the device has been identified correctly before moving on to configuration.
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