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Re: Our own looping wiki?

The mailing list archived body of information would be orphaned if Kim
decided to stop paying for the hosting and bandwidth, which is what I
was referring to.


On 11/21/05, Doug Cox <dougcox@pdq.net> wrote:
> A wiki is a community tool, and much like this mailing list, would only
> be "orphaned" if every member of the community decided to abandon it.
> There certainly is no financial incentive for anyone involved.  What
> incentive usually motivates people to contribute to an online resource?
> Per my original note, I was offering to host it.
> However, based on the responses so far, I've just decided to create my
> own wikipedia account and I'm looking at what kind of looping
> information I might contribute there.  So - as they say - nevermind :)
> Doug
> Travis Hartnett wrote:
> >The problem is insuring that all the info entered into whatever system
> >doesn't get orphaned after a few years.  There's a ton of information
> >in the LD archives, but if you start a new tool there's no way that's
> >going to be migrated en masse to the new system, and the incentive for
> >LD members to contribute to a new system is somewhat unclear.  Who's
> >going to host this new site?
> >
> >TravisH
> >
> >On 11/20/05, Bernhard Wagner LD <loopdelightml@nosuch.biz> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Hi Doug
> >>
> >>I tried to start something similar where anyone could volunteer to 
> >>information posted to LD, e.g. about a specific piece of hardware (see 
> >>headphones example:
> >>The idea would be to add a navigational help and structure to the very 
> >>but "flat" and hard to search LD mailing list archive. I have also 
> >>cookbooks for EDP and Repeater using the same technology. The OS wish 
> >>for the repeater kind of worked. Several people added their wishes.
> >>
> >>See http://loopersdelight.com/LDarchive/200411/msg00060.html
> >>and
> >>http://www.xmlizer.biz/cgi-bin/LoopersDelightReviews/kwiki.cgi
> >>http://www.xmlizer.biz/cgi-bin/edp/kwiki.cgi
> >>http://www.xmlizer.biz/cgi-bin/repeater-users/kwiki.cgi
> >>
> >>Bernhard
> >>http://nosuch.biz
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>From: Doug Cox [mailto:dougcox@pdq.net]
> >>>Sent: Sonntag, 20. November 2005 19:37
> >>>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> >>>Subject: Our own looping wiki?
> >>>
> >>>LD members,
> >>>
> >>>I've been considering the prospect of hosting a wiki that would focus 
> >>>looping.  The purpose would be to build an extensive, interrelated
> >>>resource (ie, a wiki!) regarding all aspects of looping.  Techniques,
> >>>concepts, history, trends, gear, artists, etc, etc, etc, and on and 
> >>>Although the concept of "looping" is becoming more and more popular, I
> >>>continually encounter people who are confused by it on even the most
> >>>basic levels.  A resource like this could help them, at a minimum.  
> >>>all of the broad experience and expertise that this list possesses, I
> >>>suspect each of us could begin an ongoing journey of learning and
> >>>discovery.  In the process, we might just build something approaching
> >>>and authoritative web resource on looping.
> >>>
> >>>I recognize that there is some information at wikipedia, but as I've
> >>>browsed it I've also recognized that there is *so* much more 
> >>>that still remains scattered across the web, in mailing list archives,
> >>>emails, and even our own brains.  Of course, we could all commit to
> >>>contributing to wikipedia... but I'm not sure that's the easiest or 
> >>>way to get the job done.  Thus, I'm writing this post to the list....
> >>>
> >>>Any interest?  Any concerns?
> >>>
> >>>If you're not familiar with the wiki concept, try this link:
> >>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki   The basic idea is a collaborative
> >>>web resource, with easy ways to related information through internal
> >>>links.  Wasn't that what they said the web was going to be, anyway? :)
> >>>
> >>>I welcome discussion on or off list.  Once I measure the reaction and
> >>>potential of the idea, I'll summarize what I know back to the list.
> >>>
> >>>Thanks!
> >>>
> >>>Doug
> >>>
> >>>
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