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The members ask - the members get. There was a member demand for a STAMP WIKI on this board. Well here we go. All of you so minded can add to your heart's content. The Moderators here can consolidate info into a new post and keep things tidy. They can add 'Stickies' or 'announcements' to be at the top of the Forum.

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The background to this new Forum .......

Post by GlenStephens »

For the historical record, the following quotes below is how this Forum evolved, from another thread. :)

For THIS Forum only, as they all actively urged me to start it up, we have appointed - tonyevans1, amhazing, ewen s as moderators HERE. Not for any other forums - just for here to keep things in the order they choose to keep them in.

If you have any issues with the layout, content, or post deletions or edits or whatever please contact them direct, not me!

We agreed to a one month trial to the end August 2008, to see whether the post numbers, and data volunteered, makes this forum viable.

Over to the members!

Glen

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ewen s wrote:
I think a glossary including abbreviations would be a great idea for Stampboards but there is nowhere really to start such a thread. I'm sure we would all be diligent and enthusiastic in adding terms, but even our tags e.t.c would lessen its usefulness and increase its length.

Such a thread would also need the capability of being able to edit others' posts, to improve upon the wording of the definition e.t.c

If these capabilities were added to Stampboards then I'm sure it would be the perfect place - we would all rather keep everything "in house". I for one hate having different tabs open as it slows my computer down far too much.



Well as I posted several times above, stampboards.com can offer most things IF there is a need.

Is there a need for a WIKI here?

Well many above keep posting there is and assuring me they'll actively create and update one. This is their hour of truth. ;)

And like Ewen they are saying in writing they will help with it. And Amy started up various threads today.

So as I said, we can do it ALL here in one place IF members support the idea.

http://www.stampboards.com/viewforum.php?f=33


August 2008 trial - STAMP COLLECTING WIKI

Members asked for a stamp Wiki - well HERE it is. You can delete or 'Sticky' your own posts at any time

The members ask - the members get. I have been reading that there is an overwhelming demand for a stamp WIKI on this board. Well here we go. All of you so minded can add to your heart's content. You can delete entirely your posts if you need to - at any time. You can add 'Stickies' or announcements to be at the top of the Forum. We will give this a month trial of August 2008 and see how popular and useful it becomes. Start threads on anything you like, and delete posts away as new info is added so it is all in one post.



So there you go folks ... your own Wiki.

Lakatoi's post is correct that the normal board default is that members cannot entirely delete their own posts. So for a Wiki that makes it cumbersome.

However it does seem like with tweaking the "Advanced" settings that can be over-ridden for a Forum like this.

I am not sure I made it work. so go make some posts there and come back and try to delete them entirely after an hour, and please report back to me and see if it works. :D

I'll move all Amy's current threads in there and you folks can among you edit and change or re-head those as much as you like.

She can start one thread called PHILATELIC GLOSSARY, and move all here data to one thread and delete that post 1 forever after adding updates to the next post.

We'll give it a month trial and in 30 days can all look back and see the direction it has taken.

If we see some great data base formulating .. fantastic .. I look forward to seeing that. Several of you are certain this will be the case so here is your change to make it occur.

As like all things on stampboards, NOTHING happens unless someone puts the time in. We have lots of "someone's" above assuring us this will work like a dream, so let's go for it!

IF I see evidence that this Forum is taking some shape I'll pay for the techies to add that google search of this board add-on, that may assist with searching within the Wiki thread. HOWEVER our inbuilt search function is SUPERB if you are only searching within ONE forum which of course you'll be doing here. :idea:

The members ask ... the members get .... go WIKI. :D
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Well after spending well over ANOTHER hour reading all the reams of Admin board setting tutorials, I have seen that there does appear to be a roundabout way to let certain members moderate one forum only.

That means those members can edit, delete and amalgamate or move or merge ANY posts or threads, from ANY member, from any time period, within THAT forum only.

ewen s says he will help, and tonyevans1 also seemed keen to assist, so those 3 can now all work together to get this up and running, and in a format they all agree is how it should work best.

They now have full control into moulding this to look exactly how they want it to look. And if other members get especially active and helpful in there, and if those three ask me to add that member to their group, they need only ask. :)

Thanks for volunteering, and I am sure it will look great by August 31. :D


The MASSIVE advantage of adding it here and not a new wiki website is that google and yahoo spiders visit this site 24/7. There are DOZENS of google and Yahoo "spiders" indexing and searching and recording and data basing every post as I type this.

Hence, data listed there will get into google search matches fast - something that simply does not occur with new sites, as the spiders largely do not visit them.

This board was going for months before they even added us to their bot lists. It seems they look for constantly changing websites and "rank" you somehow based on that. We seem to over-qualify which is great. 8)

The 66 and 74 prefixes of IP's below are google and yahoo bots respectively - this is typical - 24/7:

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