Clarification: software developers only?
Hope you don't mind me getting my grubby fingers all over your pristine wiki (which has the prettiest skin I've ever seen on MediaWiki, btw). I just wanted to check: the DocForge about page specifically says that DocForge is a "central repository for information helpful to those who create software". Does that mean we are restricted to documenting software development tools and interfaces only, or any piece of software (or hardware)? There's a lovely tool I just found on the Internet, which could really do with a convenient "troubleshooting checklist"; and I was wondering if I could throw it up here. If it helps, the tool in question is helpful to developers, and makes developing on multiple versions of MacOS a whole lot easier =).
cheers, Gaurav 05:51, 8 February 2007 (EST)
- Hi Gaurav,
- That's a very good question. Definitely feel free to add the troubleshooting checklist for that project. We'd like to see anything of interest and use to software developers here. Lists of tools, troubleshooting tips, just about anything the community wants as long as it's of use to developers. I'll elaborate better on our About page.
- Thanks for fixing my type-o and I'm glad you like the skin.
- User:Matt 11:27, 8 February 2007 (EST)
- No problems, and thanks for the clarification (and the vote of support for Pan!). I'll put the checklist up soon. Gaurav 14:25, 8 February 2007 (EST)
Thanks. I saw a project that I thought should have been started ages ago and decided to take some action. I'm not going to get use to this whole user talk thing... so different from everything that has been tried... whatever - I'll get over it sooner or later - my money's on later :)
Lots and Lots of Spam!
It seems that most of the time spent around Docforge these days is dedicated to the ongoing war against SPAM.
Just a suggestion, but why don't you install a captcha system? I know that reCAPTCHA is pretty good, and it's an extension for Media Wiki. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ReCAPTCHA In my experience just installing a captcha gets rid of most of the spambots that like to troll media wiki installations.
You might also want to try installing one of the code syntax highlighters while you're at it. It could be useful given the nature of this site. --Chris 17:26, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
- Thanks for suggestions, Chris. I actually only spend about 60 seconds each day cleaning spam. I've configured a blacklist of words which would never belong on a software development site that blocks most of it. I also ban the IP address of each spammer. Other than check the site for spam each day I just haven't had much time to contribute significant content in the last few weeks. If the spam gets worse I'll look into the captcha.
- We have a code syntax highlighter. The syntax is: <code php>echo 'here';</code>
- Thanks again! I appreciate the contributions! --Matt 18:30, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
- Installed reCAPTCHA and it's working like a charm. Great suggestion! Thankfully I've also had more time lately to contribute content. --Matt 21:52, 8 June 2008 (EDT)
- Cool, I just tried editing a page and it captcha'd me. They were pretty hard (I had to request a few different ones before I got one I was confident I could answer perfectly, since some looked like they had half of letters and what not). Hopefully the spammers will go away now. --Chris 18:47, 12 June 2008 (EDT)