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I assume this project is about usability and functionality, not about coolness and funkyness…

Good point


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by leigerleiger, 30 Oct 2012 11:25

I am trying to figure out what this wikki will do and don't seem to find the correct info so this in mind I think focus on getting info to the user and getting this colombo-wikki-project going… I think it would be wise to focus on that… Your start-up is probably for us, the geeky beta testers and developers… logos and illustrations are not that important at this stage… Later on they can be a great asset.

I assume this project is about usability and functionality, not about coolness and funkyness…


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by Steven HeynderickxSteven Heynderickx, 30 Oct 2012 09:44

Thanks for the feedback. That's the type of thing I was thinking about, too - a different pose for each situation.

I did not draw him, a friend of mine did. He's asked me not to link to his website yet, as it's still in development, but when it's finished I'll provide details in case you want to see some of his other work.


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by leigerleiger, 06 Oct 2012 02:01

The mascot idea is great - It add's character to the project.

For example, if you make a Wikki announcement, you could draw Wikki with an excited expression beside the announcement. Or if the Wikki server is down, you could draw a sad Wikki beside the announcement. His expression indicates how we should feel.

Sure, it's completely unnecessary, but it's fun, and does hold benefits.

Did you draw Wikki? :D


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by James KanjoJames Kanjo, 06 Oct 2012 01:27
leigerleiger 15 Sep 2012 02:16
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Moving servers

Yes, AWS it is. And now page generation speed (located at the bottom of each page) seems to be a lot faster than before. Previously it was on a server shared with a number of other services, some of which were quite demanding on resources. I decided it was better to move it to a separate location.

Also, AWS provides the ability to scale up in future if it becomes necessary to do so - the previous host did not.


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by leigerleiger, 15 Sep 2012 02:16
tsangktsangk 15 Sep 2012 00:17
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Moving servers

DNS changes has propagated for me :)

And, have we moved to AWS as well?


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by tsangktsangk, 15 Sep 2012 00:17
leigerleiger 17 Aug 2012 23:55
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » SSL (HTTPS)

Thanks for the suggestion. Just had a quick look at what they offer, and the prices are fairly decent.


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by leigerleiger, 17 Aug 2012 23:55
Ed JohnsonEd Johnson 17 Aug 2012 22:14
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » SSL (HTTPS)

I went through purchasing a certificate a few months ago for work. I ended up using GoDaddy and couldn't have been more impressed with their tech support. They were patient and clearly explained the steps I needed to do to get the certificate installed properly. They were also helpful before the sale, explaining the differences between the types of certificates and which one was the best fit for me.

by Ed JohnsonEd Johnson, 17 Aug 2012 22:14

Actually, it will be a bit of both ;-)


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by leigerleiger, 16 Aug 2012 12:34

What I said above was only a suggestion, based on your comment. I haven't thought past what I wrote up there.

Ah, right. Well, in the interm, I might continue developing my script.

However, I am curious about which language you'll be using to write these "bots". Java or PHP? Your recent post on the dev wiki suggests the latter… or is it neither of them?


Kenneth Tsang (@jxeeno)

by tsangktsangk, 16 Aug 2012 12:21

What I said above was only a suggestion, based on your comment. I haven't thought past what I wrote up there.

However, I'm sure that the Wikidot page could be linked to the external data source quite easily by storing the required information in the database. When saving a Wikidot page the page name is returned (even if changed as a result of auto-numbering), so that side of things is easy enough. As for the other service … it depends on what functionality that particular API provides.

Most likely something like this won't be available in the beta. For that, I'm aiming at implementing only a few smaller, simpler features that can easily be modified to work differently in an instant, based on user feedback.

Once the beta phase is over, I can set to work on some of the more complex tasks (e.g. what you're describing).


Shane Smith
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by leigerleiger, 16 Aug 2012 12:10

Hmm, could you give an example?

On several occasions, I've been asked to extract data from an Excel spreadsheet and upload that data to YAML (data form) format. I've actually written a program in PHP that automatically extracts data from Excel files and uploads them in a format determined in a settings file. But a problem with my program was that it could not be used to "ongoing-ly integrate" if pages were "auto-numbered". So, if you don't mind me asking, how do you plan to keep track of new, existing and changed records?


Kenneth Tsang (@jxeeno)

by tsangktsangk, 16 Aug 2012 11:56

Hmm, could you give an example?

But yes, ongoing integration between two separate services (e.g. Google Docs spreadsheets & Wikidot) is definitely a possibility.

When I say "ongoing", I'm contrasting that against a simple migration from one service to another. The two services could be linked, and an edit in one of them could affect the other one.


Shane Smith
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by leigerleiger, 16 Aug 2012 11:41

I'm imagining that one of the features would be a form of automated integration. Like, the ability to extract data from external sources like a website, excel spreadsheets, databases, etc… and to be able to manipulate them to display in various formats/forms — e.g. data forms


Kenneth Tsang (@jxeeno)

by tsangktsangk, 16 Aug 2012 10:04
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