I think that the VX-7R only does 6, 2, and 440. Can you point me at a link that says it does 220? Thanks. YL 18:28, 14 March 2008 (CDT)
The question of gain of quads vs. yagis is actually pretty complex. I've read some of W4RNL's analyses, and they defy easy summary. In general, quads seem to be competitive to slightly superior to yagis for a small number of elements, but quads with large numbers of elements have issues. I'm not sure how best to state that in the wiki. YL 10:59, 30 March 2008 (CDT)
Thanks for the stub fix. I've added a real stub template so it looks much better now! :-) Now if I can just remember to log in before editing... YL 20:08, 10 April 2008 (CDT)
I have deleted the spam page. If I see that again, I'll block the IP address from further contributions. YL 19:30, 15 April 2008 (CDT)
Man, these guys just don't give up. Thanks for blocking the IP; I can see we're going to be doing a lot of that. :-( YL 20:50, 29 April 2008 (CDT)
Hi Wes : re your question about sysadmins and bots. I guess it reflects my lack of understanding about exactly what they are. I'll look into it further and make changes. If you want "bot" and I havent given it to you, then thats easily fixed too. Boy its hard to find the time I'd like to spend on devloping the wiki, particularly information for the more technical pages. The "shallow end" pages are very easy and dont take long or much thought. Tim R
thanks for deleting the rubbish Wes. I'm away from home at the moment and will be back in a week - maybe time to try captcha? Tim R
Do you have access to generate XML Dumps? I have been encouraging hams on reddit to focus on this site as a good place to store information and it would be comforting if backups could be made available. Ideally these could be generated as a weekly/monthly cron script, perhaps keep a month's worth around. --Kb3dfz 23:11, 27 December 2011 (PST)
Sorry I've been caught up in all the holiday cheer and haven't checked back on here recently. I was referring to a public dump. I really like how wiki (used to) generate these automatically like with the Tardis Wiki. --Kb3dfz 00:03, 17 January 2012 (PST)
So I started looking at migrating some content from my club's dokuwiki site onto here, and I decided to bug you again (sorry). Would you be interested in adding a WYSIWYG editor? There is a stable WYSIWYG extension. I actually used their demo page to paste in some content from a web page and convert it into wiki code for here. --Kb3dfz 01:23, 30 January 2012 (PST)
I see that this site is as good as dead. First i was thinking of building my own community (see www.wereham.com, it's based on the Tiki Wiki and has a zillion possibilities), but now i'm thinking of collaborating with you and try to blow some new life into this Wiki.
What are your plans with this site? Are you actively going to make this site bigger? Do you have time for it? Are you looking for new collaborators/admins to keep this stuff together?
If not, what is your opinion if i would export the pages and import them in my site and make a clean start?
- I'll respond to most of that over email as I think a wiki-based discussion on the above is probably too much for a wiki to handle well. But, quickly if "dead" = "no active participants contributing much data", then yes. It is edited regularliy by "people in the world" but the edits have dropped down over time. It's still functioning well and running just fine, so as a server goes it's hardly "dead". We just need more people to contribute content. Personally, I'd like to see some formatting clean up and getting-started links on the front page. That's the biggest area for I see for improvement personally. Hardaker 11:50, 16 February 2012 (PST)
I haven't been around this site for quite a while, as for some reason I wasn't able to log in at one time, plus I got very busy. Is the site still under construction? Judging from your Feb 16 comment, it is still live but the pace of new entries has dropped. YL
Hi Wes - I've noticed you get regular spam accounts on the wiki. If you're interested, I installed the ConfirmAccount extension on my own wikis a few years ago and haven't had any spam since. It requires new users to write a short explanation about why they want access, and spammers haven't yet figured out how to write a convincing answer here. It does mean you have to manually approve new accounts though. Just thought you might be interested if you've gotten sick of deleting spam pages. -- Malvineous (talk) 03:38, 21 April 2013 (PDT)
- Hi! Thanks for the suggestion. I run a fairly large number of wikis (many for work) and have debated for a long time whether or not to do manual approvals. I generally have stayed on the side of "no" simply because I want to encourage people to create accounts and be able to edit and contribute immediately (or else they won't). That actually happened last month I think... Anyway, the best middle-ground solution I've found is to create topic-specific questions that get thrown in whenever account creation happens or editing and inserting a link. The questions are ones, in this case, that are easy for a HAM to answer but not so much for a non-HAM. Thus, it's a fairly low bar to get an account if you're a ham. That has generally been fairly successful, though I've had to change the questions once in a while after someone had obviously written them down and created lots of accounts. Anyway, there has been 3 spam accounts created in the last 30 days and that is not too bad. If it gets worse, maybe I'll do what you suggest. In the mean time, I think it's working "well enough" at the moment (though not ideal). Hardaker (talk) 05:58, 22 April 2013 (PDT)