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Okay, this is the new face and home of the shadowlandBBS wiki. We're using the latest version of MediaWiki, the same software that powers wikipedia. Supported software is good.  
  
Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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Set your bookmarks and dive in, that is, if you still trust the site. The new software is much more versatile and robust, so please play around with it and create to your heart's content. I'm choosing to see this as a chance to fix all the problems I had with the old site in one fell swoop.
  
== Getting started ==
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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* Because this site is still run by JohnC, there are ''[[sBBS:FormattingGuidelines|Formatting Guidelines]]'' These will be more strictly enforced than last time. MediaWiki uses a different page naming system than WackoWiki, and we're going to adhere to it.
* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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* Image Uploading Works! Feel free to upload images and link them to your pages, if you need help with that, and for all other page formatting needs, I suggest peeking at: ''[[sBBS:FileUPloading|How to Upload a File and Link it to a Page]]'' that can be found in the ''[[sBBS:HelpFiles|Help Files]]'' link in the sidebar, and also ''[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting MediaWiki's Formatting Guide]'' (Image help is at the bottom).
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* The Recent Changes page is usable as an RSS feed for those that feel like being randomly spammed.
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* <font color=red>As of 11/26/2011 I have disable the creation of new user accounts to fight the spam problem we've been having. Hopefully this will only be a temporary soultion while I look for a better one.</font>
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* Because I have had a lot of requests for it, I am making the old database available for those that want to try and manually salvage their old data from it. Enjoy. ''[http://www.shadowlandbbs.net/zips/sbbswiki.zip sbbswiki.zip]''
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** ''I've created a talk page for those that want to coordinate their efforts on restoring and recovering data, please direct your efforts '''[[sBBS:RecoveryProject|Here]]''''' --[[User:JohnC|JohnC]] 23:48, 17 September 2011 (EDT)
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* I've spent some time organizing the Help Files for you, please see the link on the Navigation sidebar. For the impatient who want to see what's changed, I put together a ''[[sBBS:ShortList|shortlist]]'' for you. But you should still visit the ''[[sBBS:HelpFiles|Help Files]]'' section.

Revision as of 19:30, 16 March 2012

Okay, this is the new face and home of the shadowlandBBS wiki. We're using the latest version of MediaWiki, the same software that powers wikipedia. Supported software is good.

Set your bookmarks and dive in, that is, if you still trust the site. The new software is much more versatile and robust, so please play around with it and create to your heart's content. I'm choosing to see this as a chance to fix all the problems I had with the old site in one fell swoop.

  • Because this site is still run by JohnC, there are Formatting Guidelines These will be more strictly enforced than last time. MediaWiki uses a different page naming system than WackoWiki, and we're going to adhere to it.



  • The Recent Changes page is usable as an RSS feed for those that feel like being randomly spammed.


  • As of 11/26/2011 I have disable the creation of new user accounts to fight the spam problem we've been having. Hopefully this will only be a temporary soultion while I look for a better one.


  • Because I have had a lot of requests for it, I am making the old database available for those that want to try and manually salvage their old data from it. Enjoy. sbbswiki.zip
    • I've created a talk page for those that want to coordinate their efforts on restoring and recovering data, please direct your efforts Here --JohnC 23:48, 17 September 2011 (EDT)


  • I've spent some time organizing the Help Files for you, please see the link on the Navigation sidebar. For the impatient who want to see what's changed, I put together a shortlist for you. But you should still visit the Help Files section.
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