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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 16:49
Welcome to the wiki discussion forum


Some months ago I set up a wiki for Sciencemadness members to replace the ad-laden Wikia one. It has now reached a sufficiently mature state that I am ready to announce it to a wider audience:

http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Main_Page

It is build on MediaWiki, just like Wikipedia. It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that the main Wikipedia site does -- they run a lot of extensions -- but it should be mostly familiar to those who have used wikis before.

The biggest limitations are that you must be a forum member in good standing to get edit access to the wiki, and you must send me or zts16 a message requesting an account. Your wiki account will be named after your forum account but there is no automatic integration; passwords are separate and unsynchronized.

I have only done the technical setup for the forum. If you look at its edit history, you will see other members have contributed much more in the way of content.

I believe that this should become the long-term repository for writeups derived from Prepublication threads, tutorials, information compendia, etc.

[Edited on 2-1-2016 by Polverone]




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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 16:54


Yay! I've already had the wiki bookmarked a while back. It's really helpful, though many photos and some linked compounds are missing.

Thank you for all of your work; you and all of those who worked on the wiki!




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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 16:54


thanks for the thread polverone. we might generate some more interest.



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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 17:34


Quote: Originally posted by Velzee  
Yay! I've already had the wiki bookmarked a while back. It's really helpful, though many photos and some linked compounds are missing.

Thank you for all of your work; you and all of those who worked on the wiki!
Yeah, many of the pictures still need to be transferred from the old wiki. Amos has downloaded them all and is intending to do most of that, but he's been busy lately.
I'm happy to see that there is now a dedicated subforum here, thank you Polverone. :)




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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 17:35


About time I did some more editing and contributions. It's been off my mind for a while. Thanks for the reminder.



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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 17:43


At the risk of sounding like a demented parrot, my main issue remains accessibility/promotion of the Wiki. Right now, when I want to access it I look for a zts16 post, for his signature.

Once that problem is resolved, I'll join, if I'm accepted of course... :D




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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 17:47


You have a point bloggers. But you could always make yourself a bookmark.

Personally, I would like to see a link at the top of every SM page, but I can't really use that as an excuse for not getting involved.




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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 17:54


I agree that a link in the top navigation bar would be very convenient to have, though I'd understand if it would be difficult for Polverone to implement, as it may require changing parts of the forum software itself to fit it into the template. For now I suppose you can keep using the link in my signature... I certainly have plenty of posts, they're pretty easy to find. ;)

@blogfast: I'm going to make a wiki account for you now, and whether you use it or not is up to you. :P




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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 18:14


Thanks, zts16.

Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
You have a point bloggers. But you could always make yourself a bookmark.



You miss my point. It's not about ME: it's about ALL SMers being able to find the Wiki very easily, that will increase both its usage and possible new contributors.

I've in the past suggested creating a 'subfolder':

Fundamentals > ScienceMadness Wiki

... just below 'Organic Chemistry'.




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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 19:29


I think you misunderstood me. I fully concur that a better link and better promotion is in order.

But in the meantime, there are probably more convenient options than tracking down zts's sig.




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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 19:38


@j_sum1:

Whatever. For this initiative to survive and thrive, relentless self-promotion is needed, at least for some time. To gain critical mass, so to speak.

In outer space, no one can hear you scream. ;)
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I see that such a subfolder has now been, created, so mea culpa for sounding like an ungrateful brat.

I think this is definitely progress. :):)


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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 20:10


Oh, yeah, I didn't catch that you hadn't realized that since this was the first thread started in said subforum!



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[*] posted on 29-1-2016 at 20:29


Just my personal preference, but I assure you it would make me much more likely to resume work on the wiki at a heavy pace: Please consider using the editing engine that Wikia uses; it's much easier to do quick, painless work on articles with it. Especially with regards to adding images.




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[*] posted on 30-1-2016 at 03:08


Good initiative. I'll join and I hope to contribute as well (pictures, articles, corrections etc.).
@Polverone: Can you give me an account so that I can login?




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[*] posted on 30-1-2016 at 06:43


Quote: Originally posted by woelen  
Good initiative. I'll join and I hope to contribute as well (pictures, articles, corrections etc.).
@Polverone: Can you give me an account so that I can login?
I took care of it for you, as I can also create accounts.



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[*] posted on 30-1-2016 at 06:59


Yay, this is a good idea. Thanks a lot Polverone!



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[*] posted on 30-1-2016 at 07:52


First page created. Still only a bit of a stub so far and will complete in the next days but that was relatively pain-free:


http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Potassium_hex...




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[*] posted on 31-1-2016 at 02:33


Hello,
Has anyone the ability to delete pages?
These seems to be mistakes and should be deleted.
http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Antimony.jpg
http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Sodiumperchlo...





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[*] posted on 31-1-2016 at 07:36


Alright, I deleted both of them



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 08:24


http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/DeuteriumNote...
There is missing space between the Deuterium_and_Notes.
Is there a way to correct the title ?




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[*] posted on 2-2-2016 at 00:01


Thanks for solving this problem:D:D:D.

I have another question.
Could I make a category where will be listed all editors of the smwiki?




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[*] posted on 3-2-2016 at 20:18


Already a built-in page for that: http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Special:ListU...



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[*] posted on 4-2-2016 at 15:22


Quote: Originally posted by Polverone  
Some months ago I set up a wiki for Sciencemadness members to replace the ad-laden Wikia one. It has now reached a sufficiently mature state that I am ready to announce it to a wider audience:

http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Main_Page


Just want to point out a mistake into the acetic acid page in that link
Quoted from there:
"Chemical
Acetic acid undergoes the typical chemical reactions of a carboxylic acid. Upon treatment with a standard base, it converts to metal acetate and water:
CH3COOH + MOH → CH3COOM + H2"

Water is H2O not H2




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[*] posted on 4-2-2016 at 15:55


Thanks for pointing that out, I fixed it along with another error in the section.



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