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Shall we list projects in alphabetical order or reverse chronologically (ie latest first)? Dpropicweb 11:52, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

I went with the order from the site header. Thanks for helping out with the wiki! I was surprised to see someone editing it already.

The plan is to move in the tutorial type things, anything that might need to be updated. The post will be updated with a link to the wiki, and the wiki should maintain a link to the original. Simple blog posts (announcements), the how-to article, and anything hosted by Hack a Day should be left out. The Bus Pirate will be the biggest effort, all the demos should be migrated, and all the syntax documentation. These are just thoughts, obviously it's up to anyone willing to work on it.--Ian 12:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Actaully, someone has done a lot of the Bus Pirate stuff on the Google wiki, maybe it's compatible and we can move it over.--Ian 12:17, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

That answers the original question - I knew there must be method to your madness :) I've finished the bare skeleton of the web platform - will copy the rest over later - removing the html tagging and adding wiki markup is painful. Also added the bare necessary help pages for editing should someone else want to play. Dpropicweb 13:28, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

I installed wikied, it has a HTML->wiki converter, and even does tables really nicely. It should be available to you via a pencil icon next to logout at the top. It will only work in Firefox and few other browsers. It looks like the single-space Bus Pirate syntax output is going to be really ugly though.--Ian 14:01, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

It's becoming a little tedious to get back to a project's main page... and then the "current projects" navigation links appeared... but they go to the DP site, not the Wiki site. Perhaps include the DP links in each project's main page instead, and then these links can be used for Wiki navigation which is more intuitive? Dpropicweb 13:36, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Yup, I just copied them from the blog. I just figured out how to use the sidebar and stuff, this is my first time with a wiki. I'll relink them and move them on top of the buy stuff box.--Ian 13:52, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Ian, you probably need to delete this page: It looks like it has been superseded by a bunch of more detailed, individual pages linked from the IR Toy home page. Dpropicweb 02:16, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for all the tags (categories)! I deleted that page, it was orphaned. I'm still trying to figure out the wiki features. Do yu know how to do conditionals in templates? I tried here:,_multimeter but it doesn't work right.--Ian 16:00, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

No worries. As for dynamic templates, see the warnings against their use at Wikipedia. Another page which I think needs to be deleted is - it has higher usage than the Flash Destroyer project home page, but I think this is because it is being linked to from the DP blog. The license info for the project home page also needs your input. And appears to be a duplicate of and should probably also be deleted. Dpropicweb 02:24, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I deleted the dupe, and updated the blog to point to the right flash destroyer page. I also added the BY-SA license to the flash destroyer. I noticed you swapped teh flash destroyer image - was the old one causing issues somewhere? --Ian 08:26, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. As for the Flash Destroyer image, I trimmed the white space around it to be consistent with the other images so that any text wasn't pushed so far away - feel free to reinstate the old image though if you prefer. My quest for consistency sometimes verges on the obsessive :) Dpropicweb 08:41, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

No problem. Good link on conditional templates. I'll create two then, as suggested, one for projects and one for in-progress prototypes.--Ian 09:14, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Can you add a link to the forum to the left "navigation" panel? I'd certainly find it handy, hopefully others would too. -- Dpropicweb 22:39, 6 November 2010 (CDT)

I disabled the custom navigation because I thought it was causing high resource use. However, disabling it didn't help, so it's back on now :) --Ian 03:14, 8 November 2010 (CST)

Wow, big spam hit. Thanks for cleaning it up. I disabled anon edits, so at least it will be easy to roll back per user in the future. I double checked all the hit pages, and everything looks good. --Ian 07:54, 24 November 2010 (CST)

No worries. Glad you double checked the hit pages... in the absence of multiple levels of Undo and with the some of the injected HTML disabling the diffs, I had to resort to cutting and pasting from older pages in some instances. Dpropicweb 16:22, 24 November 2010 (CST)