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~tl

68kMLA Admin Emeritus
Um, to be honest, I don't know! How could I tell? If we don't then I'm sure they can be enabled. [:eek:)] ]'>
I have no idea; I've never been admin for a wiki before. From what I've read at the Traxus Project, I'm pretty sure it's an add-in module for Mediawiki. Evidently MW is extensible that way. IMO, includeonly/noinclude blocks and ParserFunctions are the two most valuable add-ons we use, to start with. Creating useful (i.e. anything beyond simple boilerplate text) templates is hobbled without them.
ParserFunctions is installed [:)] ]'>

 

ChristTrekker

Well-known member
In case my description was a little vague, I'm imagining a page much like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_operating_systems.
IE: model name column down the left, then columns for CPU, Bus speed, slot type, RAM type/min/max etc.

And not to take over the purpose of every single page on the wiki, with detailed info on each model. More as a handy page where folks can say, "OK, I have a Comm Slot II modem, what machines does it go in?" Sort by slot type.
This certainly can (and should) be done in a list for completeness. If the infobox for each model is fairly complete, we can also build categories driven from that info--i.e. if you put "30-pin SIMM" for RAM type, the article would automatically appear in the "Machines using 30-pin SIMMs" category. Wikipedia has three "types" of classifications for Macs, but on a specialist wiki like this we could go really nuts with it.

If you are interested in expansion slots specifically, please provide a list of all the types there are, and I could sure build something into the infobox template to categorize on that.

 

Bunsen

Admin-Witchfinder-General
OK

Nubus 7" and 12"

PCI 7" and 12"

AGP and speed

Machine specific:

Classic RAM Expansion

Classic II ROM/FPU Expansion

PERCH (beige G3 AV/sound card slot)

PDS types:

LC

LCIII (compatible with LC cards)

SE

030 (SE/30 and IIsi)

IIci (also in IIvi and IIvx)

IIfx

CPU socket only

PCMCIA

Cardbus

"Performa" slots:

Comm Slot

Comm Slot II

Video In

Video Out

TV Tuner

DAV

This is not yet a complete list, I think. Does anyone else want to throw some in?

 

ChristTrekker

Well-known member
Holy smoke, I didn't realize there were that many slot types!

Someone stubbed in a Centris 650 article, and I've added the infobox to it so you can see how it shapes up. It's a work in progress; suggestions welcome.

 

equant

Well-known member
It's a nice start. People seem timid to write articles. Just start. We can work out formatting once we get some progress. Everything is fixable, and a consensus is sometimes easier to reach after some progress is made.

Nathan

 

aftermac

Well-known member
Ok, I bit. I've never edited a wiki before, so this is a learning experience. I added some information about the IIsi having audio input. People have been encouraged to contribute, so I decided to add my 2-cents.

 

~tl

68kMLA Admin Emeritus
Ok, I bit. I've never edited a wiki before, so this is a learning experience. I added some information about the IIsi having audio input. People have been encouraged to contribute, so I decided to add my 2-cents.
Great! The more people we can get to contribute edit articles the more accurate we're likely to get them. Which, of course, is the goal. Every sentence counts [;)] ]'>

 
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