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Thread: Mp3Car Wiki?

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    well there is already this wiki "carputer". I thought that this wiki would be more mp3car.com based though, like explaining the site, community, store... and carputers...

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    Truckin, well, that's an issue with most any wiki, but it seems to usually work out OK. At the worst, it shouldn't be any worse than the conflicting information that sometimes show up in regular forum threads anyway. It will require some respect on the part of the users, and there may be some methods of moderation in place (not that familiar with the features of the usual wiki packages)

    I think a wiki is a great idea because many of the FAQ threads are very long and detailed, and I think we can all appreciate the effort of those who wrote them; but those pose a few problems... if you have one smaller bit of information that would be better as part of a larger FAQ, you would either have to take the time to write a full FAQ, or get someone else to edit into their existing one... not really that suited to being a collaboration between many people with different expertise. And any edits (additions or corrections) to an existing FAQ require the original poster (or maybe a mod) to be on the ball and do the modification. I see a lot of really thoughtful and intelligent posts in regular threads on this forum, and it would be nice to see more of that actually collected in one place.

    I bet we would see more contributions to building a good, solid FAQ/Guide that encompasses everything if a wiki was made. And, due to the organization of a wiki (such as being able to click key terms and be taken to articles with info about them), it should be easier to navigate, and ANYTHING we can do to make the FAQ easy enough that more noobs read it before asking obvious questions, is a good thing :P
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evandude
    Truckin, well, that's an issue with most any wiki, but it seems to usually work out OK. At the worst, it shouldn't be any worse than the conflicting information that sometimes show up in regular forum threads anyway.
    True.
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    Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

    Read the FAQ!

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    Defenitely yes!

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    i say yes.

    a great place for the noobs to start, basics on wiring, what hardware you need/want, screens, gps, software, etc.
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    Is a great idea.

    We could lock newbs to just the Wiki for like a month or two so that could maybe deter some of the stupid questions that are asked....

    Just and idea...

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    Yes hands down...

    Incase someone wants to see what a Wiki is like, I set one up here quickly to demo to an admin of the PGAC.

    PGAC Test Wiki

    I wouldn't mind setting one up for you guys, I'm off uni so I have little to do in the meantime.

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    Yes please! I am most certainly n00bish and It would be far easier to browse a wiki than searching the forum. Especially with the wiring/electrical stuff since I don't know the terminology for a lot of the things i'm trying to learn about

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    Cisor is a prime example.

    If you could just search based on sections rather than one massive FAQ forum, I think it would make things much nicer. Especially with Hotlinking enabled!
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    Everyone knows that the vBulletin search function is dreadfull, because almost every keyword is mentioned in all posts, regardless of its topic. Whereas a WIKI can at least sort by relavancy.

    I'm all for it, and I would be quite prepared to get it set up for you guys, by moving all the FAQ's into the DB

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