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  1. arn, Jul 14, 2014
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    arn macrumors god

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    Instructions here

    I don't yet see any changes in the comparison between the versions before and after the migration to XenForo. Let's see if this appears in green in a comparison …

    Hello

    Orange juice is healthy and delicious, especially so with medium pulp. It was featured in an episode of House MD as a treatment for scurvy.

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    Hello World!

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    Revert tool works fine

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    it appears to work fine

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    Excellent idea! Finally no more hideously long threads from which you have to weed out the details on (I'm looking at you All The Little Things)!

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    I like pie. And so do I.

    Wow, amazing!

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    It works!

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    Yes this works.

    Meow. (woof..)

    It works!

    Clever Stuff!

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    NOBODY CAN STOP ME NOW!

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    Moof! Great idea!

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    This is great! Wow!

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    Awesome feature!!!!

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    Image insertion test using image tool: no worky.
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    Testing attachments
    a is for opple.jpg

    Looks like I can make simple edits with no problems.

    The unofficial Waiting for Broadwell Mac Pro thread?

    ---seems to be working

    Wow, this is cool.

    Well well well if it isn't Michael Scarn...

    Yes Arn, editing is working!

    ---Hello Wiki

    This is a test, this is only a test.

    I really like the wiki post idea!

    Awesome Sauce!

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    Half-Life 3 Confirmed?

    Random post.


    Apple just bought Samsung.
    Samsung just bought Apple.

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    plɹoʍ ollǝɥ

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    "I need to speak to sumboooooooooooooody who does not hap a prawbrem today"
    -ownagepranks

    test post

    1337

    OOOLD THREAD

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    ΉΣᄂᄂӨ MY ПΛMΣ IƧ PӨIIΉY

    Safari is snappy in iOS 9

    Hey, how's everything going?
    このウィキが好き。。。
     

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  2. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    We're testing out this wiki post (1st post). Please try editing it and let me know how it goes.

    arn
     
  3. arn, Jul 14, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2014

    arn thread starter macrumors god

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    you should be able to revert and compare versions
     

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  4. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    will anything specific identify a post as a "WIKI", or it is determined just by the presence of the "edit" button?

    within a thread, is it only the original post that can be a wiki, or other posts as well?
     
  5. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    [Wiki] is prefixed automatically in the thread list and first post.

    Only the 1st post can be a wiki.

    arn
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Interesting idea.

    How does one make a Wiki post/thread?
     
  7. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    Right now, it's limited to this sub forum (Site Feedback).

    When you start a thread, there's an extra checkbox:
     

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  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    This is an awesome idea. The only problem I'd see happening is vandalism which is common on Wikipedia.
     
  9. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    Awesome idea, but how do you ensure this idea is not abused so all the post content is not maliciously deleted?
     
  10. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    A history is kept and can be easily reverted to prior state.

    Click on the "last edited by" and you can see (it's not on mobile yet - will add that)
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    If you see abuse or vandalism, you can Report ([​IMG]) the post to us and we can take appropriate action with a user and fix the Wiki if need be.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Great idea Arn, this will definitely extend the usefulness of MacRumors and I can see this being helpful to people, in threads like the "all the little things" that we see when iOS and OS X goes into beta.
     
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Cool feature. I'm sure people will find use of it.
     
  14. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Is there a max length of a post or a max number of images in it? Some of these wikis could get pretty huge and might hit those limits.
     
  15. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    There is a max, but I've bumped them up a bit.

    40 images and 60k. Seems like plenty to start.

    arn
     
  16. stridemat Moderator

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    If mods lock a wiki thread can an edit still be made?
     
  17. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    I believe so, but we could change that
     
  18. stridemat Moderator

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    You know my thoughts on this already but I think it is a great idea!
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

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    This is a pretty neat idea. I like it. In my opinion, the requirement of 5 posts seems a bit low.
     
  20. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I agree with this too. I think it could be bumped up to requiring to be a regular at least.
     
  21. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I also agree that it should be much higher.
     
  22. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    I bumped it to 25 posts. (though anyone with 5 posts before I changed it are still allowed)

    arn
     
  23. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    200+ posts id say.
     
  24. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    for the wiki-type posts to be useful, you need enough pariticpants. That many posts required would reduce the eligible people by too many

    arn
     
  25. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Thanks for the effort! Please note image insertion tool does not work. I asked in the wiki instruction thread for info on how to work with images, links to images, and uploaded images. Thanks!!

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    We really don't need hit and run vandalism. I like 100 posts. :p
     
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