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    New Wiki pages

    Dear all,

    there's a few of us working out some updated and new Wiki pages. Due to the way the Wiki works there are some limitations, but I don't mean this in a bad way, just the way it works.

    For instance if I was going to upload a helpful Wiki page about setting up a DVB-S source after initial installation of GBPVR where may I put that on the Wiki so that Newbie could find easily?

    For me I'd go 'Manual' then prob 'Quick Start'. But quick start page as it is does't work through my thought process currently if I was pretending to be a Newbie.

    Where would you look after install of GBPVR for 1st time on how to set up, for instance, a DVB-S source?

    Cheers

    Steeb

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    i'm working on a few of the remote pages...
    http://gbpvr.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manual/RemoteControl
    cuz that stuff was wayyy old...and confusing..
    i'm trying to use a newbies plus advanced logic to finding stuff..
    arranging more by function, then making sure a path is there for newbies...
    like there are several remote pages, and a couple of hip ones, and then more about blasting..
    i'll make it by function, people only need one remote and possibly a blaster,so i start with all remote types and ways to use them, then user selects a hardware and goes down that path..
    then selecting whether to use native or 3rd party support, then links to pages for help on each..
    most users are stuck with hardware already, so should be good to start there...

    structure i'm going for:
    Remotes [general description and capabilities]
    Native support.[haup./MCE]
    Blasting using native support
    3rd party software [desc. n benefits]
    HIP guide or eventghost guide
    blasting using hip or evenghost
    anyways, should be less pages and more comprehensive..
    i'll pretty much be sticking to remote stuff tho so don't mind me...
    Last edited by pBS; 2009-12-23 at 12:45 PM.
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    i'll pretty much be sticking to remote stuff tho so don't mind me...
    Thanks pBS,

    not minding you at all! We're all in it together

    BTW I know that the stuff for configuring IR Server Suite is out of date for later releases of it, been meaning to update it but got sidetracked by other stuff

    Cheers

    Steeb

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    I see McBain's online, would like your opinion on this, think you've been busy on the Wiki recently

    Actually what it is is Systemshark's DVB-T set up guide, been umming and arrring where to put it. Quick Start? Manual??

    I think the manual layout is a little messy?

    Cheers

    Steeb

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    I was thinking of a "WalkThroughs" section under "Manual Contents".
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    btw

    btw, wiki glossary looks great
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBainUK View Post
    I was thinking of a "WalkThroughs" section under "Manual Contents".
    What about 'How to...' rather than 'WalkThroughs'.

    I stuck my newbie hat on yesterday (I've had a few different hats on recently) and tried a few ways of accessing the wiki (forum tool bar, various google links) and I always ended up on the home page - which is all about wikis. Does anyone else think that it might be better if the home page contained a brief summary of what GBPVR is with links to the manual, the forum, 'what is a wiki', etc?

    Alex's 2p worth...

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    Hi Alex,

    good to know so many of us still chatting on our PC's on Christmas Eve

    Does anyone else think that it might be better if the home page contained a brief summary of what GBPVR is with links to the manual, the forum, 'what is a wiki', etc?
    By this do you mean Home page of GBPVR.com?

    Steeb

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeb View Post
    By this do you mean Home page of GBPVR.com?

    Steeb
    No - the home page of the wiki - the bit you get to when you click on any link to the wiki.

    It's no problem to me, cause I just scroll down till I see what I want in the lefthand menu cos I already know my way around, but with my newbie hat on, it's a bit confusing to be taken to an explanation of what a wiki is.

    Alex

    PS I may be at my laptop, but I've got a glass of mulled wine with me.

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    Does anyone else think that it might be better if the home page contained a brief summary of what GBPVR is with links to the manual, the forum, 'what is a wiki', etc?
    Anyone?

    Steeb

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