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Lao Pan
2013-08-21, 07:59 AM
I am finding it a struggle to squeeze the logos into small enough file sizes to post on the forum even with ultra compression.

Do you think it would be appropriate to have a wiki page for Channel Logos?

If so if one of the nice wiki elves could put up a new page in an appropriate place in the wiki and let me have access I will look after the UK Freeview and Freesat logos (for the time being :D)

Also I am sure there are other people with logos - Jaggy NZ Freeview for one who could also contribute if they wanted.

martint123
2013-08-21, 10:59 AM
I think the wiki would be an excellent place for the collections.
They have a habit of getting lost in a forum whereas a fairly static wiki makes them easy to find and to refer to.

imilne
2013-10-14, 11:25 AM
Further to this post, I was thinking of moving the UK Freesat ini file stuff (http://forums.nextpvr.com/showthread.php?51781-UK-Freesat-Tuning-Information) to the wiki but don't really see a suitable place for it to fit in. Any suggestions?

It's (obviously) not a plugin, but it's not really a utility either...just a misc download much like the logos.

Iain

bgowland
2013-10-14, 05:43 PM
It's (obviously) not a plugin, but it's not really a utility either...just a misc download much like the logos.Which logically suggests the wiki should have a Misc Downloads section.

Cheers,
Brian

McBainUK
2013-10-18, 07:32 PM
If so if one of the nice wiki elves could put up a new page in an appropriate place in the wiki and let me have access I will look after the UK Freeview and Freesat logos (for the time being :D)
Do you need help with this? I think a Misc Downloads section could be created.

I like your logos and use them myself for UK Freeview.

steeb
2013-10-18, 11:38 PM
Do you need help with this? I think a Misc Downloads section could be created.

I like your logos and use them myself for UK Freeview.

I think if I am reading between the lines correctly then we are being asked as wiki elves to create this?

This could be a time to look at the wiki structure (just an opinion?)

I would have thought with a small amount of lateral license the Community main group of the the wiki could be edited to include this further community involvement?

Only an idea but that would possibly bring in all of this great work by people into one section that 'covers all'?

hello all and cheers

steeb

johnsonx42
2013-10-19, 12:09 AM
steeb! was just thinking the other day, where the heck did steeb go? it's been a month or two, hasn't it?

ACTCMS
2013-10-19, 01:42 AM
IMHO it might be useful to have a new section just below Utilities called something like "Other Useful Stuff" or "Misc" where the community could store their misc contributions (Lao Pan's freeview logo collection for example) rather than relying on attachments in forum threads which are not always easy to find and naturally disappear over time...

Of course, over time, that would likely create a problem with hints, tips and scripts which no longer apply to the then current version of of the base software and the plugins it inspires... and might actually result in creating more problems than it solves...

A considered structure underneath such a section might help users to home on what they are looking for though...

In the medium term, I think a wiki section for this sort of stuff is a really good idea - keep it simple for the moment - problems can be dealt with later if they develop...

Alex

PS I press the Submit Reply button with some trepidation BTW... ISTR that the time I posted in a thread that johnson42x and I both commented on (something about a band called Rush), he not only threatened to ban me... but my daughter too... and her partner... and any issue threrefrom... :eek: :eek: :p

bgowland
2013-10-19, 02:04 AM
Agreed with Alex - we definitely need a general purpose section for "bits and pieces" but it does need close moderation to trim out anything that becomes obsolete.

BTW...how could Rush be considered controversial? :)

Cheers,
Brian

whurlston
2013-10-19, 04:38 AM
I think channel logos could use it's own section separate from a "general purpose" section, especially if we start putting up logo packs for specific regions.

McBainUK
2013-10-19, 08:34 AM
I've made a Media section on the wiki and added a placeholder Channel Logos page (http://www.nextpvr.com/nwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Media.ChannelLogos). Please add download links to that page for the various channel logo packs you have. PM me if you want to send the packs to me by email for the "wiki elves" to do it on your behalf.

imilne
2013-10-19, 09:09 AM
How about stuff like the tuning files? They still need a home somewhere.

Iain

McBainUK
2013-10-19, 10:37 AM
How about stuff like the tuning files? They still need a home somewhere.
Normally, these files are included in NextPVR installer. But for customized updates between releases I would create a 'Tuning ini files' page in the Other Configuration (http://www.nextpvr.com/nwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Configuration.Configuration) section to share them.

Lao Pan
2013-10-19, 03:50 PM
I've made a Media section on the wiki and added a placeholder Channel Logos page (http://www.nextpvr.com/nwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Media.ChannelLogos). Please add download links to that page for the various channel logo packs you have. PM me if you want to send the packs to me by email for the "wiki elves" to do it on your behalf.

Thank you kindly Sir
I must admit that I have been in the Wiki pages on several occasions and chickened out at the last moment - actually more a case of Brain Fade - when confronted by the markup language layout :eek:
Should have something on that page in the next few days after sorting out a few 8.1 update glitches.

steeb
2013-10-20, 12:29 AM
steeb! was just thinking the other day, where the heck did steeb go? it's been a month or two, hasn't it?

Still here Mr Johnson ;)

I have been quiet of late, yet lurking behind the scenes whilst undergoing a new build of a NextPVR back-end server.

@ McBainUK are you quite sure that from the posts that I read (Lao Pan and Imilne) that where you have placed the wiki info is best placed?

I would still fight a quiet little corner that things such as this would all be under Community input?

'Media' in the left wiki link means nothing to me? I may be just old :D of course?

But surely this is community input? And thusly separate from the main wiki about what sub has done? Just humble opinion :eek:

Even bolder than this I would suggest walkthroughs could also lay under this Community section. Not trying to rain on your parade, usual wiki head scratching ;)

Do hope all is well in the McBain house.

I have to deal with this little person now!