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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:46 pm

As Rich pointed out, there are some limitations to free hosting. Today, with all the image and page uploads with the new image links,it seems I've broken the daily allowance. Oops! I'm being punished by having the wiki be suspended for 24 hours, so if you try to access it, you won't get anything but a Byethost advertising page.

Just so you know.


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby martyn_hill » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:23 pm

Hi Norm

I've had a good browse through the re-hosted wiki. Didn;t need to log-in - is that expected (just for browsing?)

A really fascinating distraction for a few hours :-)

Happy to provide more thorough feedback (most notably, many image links broken - just return 'Not Found') - but I know it's still a work in progress.

Just let us know when you're ready for more feedback.


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:53 pm

Evening All,

the Wiki is back online again and I've uploaded the 10 missing images. I've checked each of the affected pages and all is well, or appears to be anyway. I've had to do a little adjustment on some of the images as they were a tad large when displayed at full size. Should be ok now.

Pages affected were

  • Psion Chess
  • QL Cash Trader
  • QL Cavern
  • QL Gardener
  • QL Integrated Accounts
  • QL Monitor
  • QL Technical Guide
  • QL Toolkit
  • QL Touch 'n' Go

Martyn, thanks for the feedback. What pages have broken links please? Can you give some examples of broken image links, as I'm not sure I actually use them. Images, when clicked should just show the full sized image itself. <insert delay ....>

Ok, don't bother, I see the problem. It looks like my recent updates have been rejected - possible because I used up the daily allowance. I'll fix it. At least that explains things the links are purely to show a missing image - normally there would be an image there.

And yes, the Wiki is free to browse but you need to be registered to add content. At the moment, there's a limited number of people with access - we are not in our final home yet, and we are still building. As you say, it's a WIP - and mostly done while I'm supposed to be having lunch at work!


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby martyn_hill » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:06 pm

So it's not just me then :-)

Good luck - its a great resource, thank you!


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:12 pm

It is indeed a great resource, but most of the hard work was done by Rich, not me. I just stuck my nose in, again, and converted it. I claim very little credit - although I have authored a couple of the original pages.

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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby NormanDunbar » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:29 am

A quickie at coffee time today - it's very quiet in the office (apart from that, I'm winding down here, I've done my handover, all documentation is up to date etc - next Friday is my last day here)

I've hopefully located and uploaded all the pages where there were images missing. These appear to be mainly the history page, and anything with hardware or book pictures. I'm just running a check for orphan or wanted pages - these being pages with nothing linking to them (orphans) or pages with links to them, but the page doesn't yet exist (Wanted). These are pretty much as per the original Wiki though - there were plenty of missing pages there too.

Anyway, Martyn, assuming I haven't blown out the daily traffic allowance again, feel free to do some more browsing! ;)


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PS. I've trained my spell chequer to stop correcting your name to "Martyr". :D


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby martyn_hill » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:40 pm

I'll dive-in again later today and report back, but it's looking better already.

For reference for everyone else (its way down this thread), the current URL is:

http://qlwiki.byethost7.com/doku/doku.p ... e_computer


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby NormanDunbar » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:55 pm

Actually, it seems that I've buggered it up again! The wiki is suspended for 24hours again, because I uploaded a few pages and some images. Sigh.

We need to get a proper home for the Wiki soon I think. Even as a temporary home, byethost.com is getting to be a right royal pain in the arse!


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby Dave » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:12 pm

The timing is bad because I need to go on a trip, but when I return I can set up a dedicated server just for QL hosting. It will be on a fixed IP with unlimited bandwidth, and I can point wiki.sinclairql.com to it. When that's done it should be a simple matter to port things over. Or Graeme (XorA) could host it and I just point the URL there?



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