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The tinWiki Project is Officially Under Way!

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posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 08:01 PM
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The ATS tinWiki Project is Officially Launched



We now have a state-of-the-art fully functional Wiki to call our own. The ATS tinWiki.org is up and ready to accept submissions and additions from ATS members.


Welcome to the TinWiki, the first full-feature Wiki dedicated exclusively to all the topics that inspires the authors to consider "tin foil hats". Topics such as conspiracy theories, UFO cover ups, extraterrestrial programs, new world order, Illuminati, secret government programs, top secret bases, and nearly any other "alternative topic" that would cause paranoid fear of the government reprisals, wire taps, and email monitoring are the focus of this collaborative Wiki.

Sponsored by AboveTopSecret.com as a unique way to organize and condense over two million posts on these "alternative" topics, the TinWiki is free and open for all contributors. Anyone can create new Tin-inspired articles or add to the existing articles.

Just like many other collaborative Wiki's, this is a free and open interactive encyclopedia that is free to build and free to use. All content in the TinWiki is completely open for non-commercial distribution and derivative development provided it is shared under the same "share and share alike" ideal. (Be aware that most externally linked content will likely be covered under different usage restrictions.)


The TinWiki project is sponsored by the staff and members of AboveTopSecret.com , the Internet's largest and most popular destination for the discussion of conspiracy theory and "alternative" topics. Software support and hosting facilities are provided to the TinWiki project by AboveTopSecret.com. Advertising revenue generated by the TinWiki project (Google Adsense ads) are dedicated to supporting the project and are not diverted to AboveTopSecret.com LLP.

As the TinWiki project ramps up, we need experienced Wiki writers and especially Wiki editors. To inquire about becoming a TinWiki editor, contact your Wiki Master, William One Sac, for more information.



For now, to kick things off, ATS is the "Wiki Owner" and full-sponsor of the tinWiki project. William One Sac is your Editor in Chief and Wiki-Master. As we mature the Wiki and WOS gets up to speed with the software, this will evolve to a full member/staff project... run by you, managed by you, and nurtured by you. This is a chance to use the wealth of content on ATS to build the ultimate conspiracy resource.


Use this working forum for questions about the tinWiki project, creating tinWiki content, and collaborate on building the resource you want.




posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 08:34 PM
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Ok...

what do we do?

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posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 09:36 PM
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I'm looking forward to posting here, but I'm not really sure how it works.
I've got my topic and I'm geeked. But, fairly clueless


I see there's a help page:
tinwiki.org...:Contents

It'd be cool if someone with wiki experience would start a thread with some tips, maybe?

I did visit yesterday, and there are some pages up already, I sgned in



[edit on 8-3-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 09:39 PM
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It's so easy, you'll laugh when I show you... (really)

If you want to start a page on the Cow Conspiracy, just browse to what you think the page should be called:
tinwiki.org...
(you always need the "/wiki/" after the domain)

Then you'll be presented with a blank page. To add your article, just click edit and have at it.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 09:43 PM
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You're right.

Now, I've got no excuses. Thanks, SO.

BTW, I have a question.
On wikipedia, there's always a lot of words that are links.
How does that work? Is it code like the links on our posts here? Does the link have to be something that is already in tinwiki?
Do our related sources have to be ATS/PTS/BTS threads, or can we have external sources?



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
It's so easy, you'll laugh when I show you... (really)

If you want to start a page on the Cow Conspiracy, just browse to what you think the page should be called:
tinwiki.org...
(you always need the "/wiki/" after the domain)

Then you'll be presented with a blank page. To add your article, just click edit and have at it.


Get outta town. That's it? I just dream something up and stick wiki in front of it? Hello nurse!

I am also interested in the answer to DTOM's question. Is that an automatic thing? For instance, once a word or phrase has a tinwiki page, will it automatically become a hotlink, or do we have to do something special?

[edit on 3-8-2006 by Valhall]



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe

On wikipedia, there's always a lot of words that are links.
How does that work? Is it code like the links on our posts here? Does the link have to be something that is already in tinwiki?
Do our related sources have to be ATS/PTS/BTS threads, or can we have external sources?



You took the words right out of my mouth. I was wondering exactly the same thing.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 10:19 PM
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You're not going to believe how easy this is either...

I made this pahe really quick...

tinwiki.org...

I made an internal link to this page:
tinwiki.org...

Just go to the first page: tinwiki.org... and click edit to see how easy it is to make an internal link... you'll slap your head.

Also, if you ever see an interesting format on a Wikipedia.org page, just click edit to see how they did it.

Simple.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 10:25 PM
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I just know that someone is going to ask this, so it might as well be me. Why not? Will members receive "points" for submitting a tinwiki page? If so, what sort of point distribution?

Personally, I don't really see much sense in points and I think that it would be very cumbersome to incorporate the points system to this project. Still, I know that I am curious about this and I'm sure others are as well.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 10:29 PM
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No. No points.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 10:33 PM
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I made a page!

woohoo!

tinwiki.org...



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
I made a page!

woohoo!

tinwiki.org...


And I just added to it!

Double-woohoo!



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 12:46 AM
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Wow... I cant thank you enough for an awesome evolving source of ats community information.

Now I need a phrase to express this...

'Friggin Sweet!'


Altho I do have one concern.
What about the issue of vandalism other Wikis have delt with?

[edit on 9-3-2006 by Xabora]



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 12:53 AM
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Somehow I missed this thread. I'll just copy and paste what I wrote on a different thread.
ATS.C: TinWiki, Your new conspiricy companion

I think mainly we need more people involved just to get more entries made. People need to "self appoint" jobs and do what they think they are best at.

Self proclaimed grammar or spelling Nazis can be put to good work on a wiki.

People that are good at tagging threads would do well in adding “Relevant Discussion Threads."

FSMEs or those that should be a FSME on a certain board can really strut their stuff by creating new entries and bulking up existing ones.

Be sure to check out the TinWiki threads on RATS and tinwiki.org....

I was also wondering will we ever be able to upload images to add to articles?

tinwiki.org...:Upload



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:01 AM
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Can we copy and paste article on ATS straight to the WIKI?



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:12 AM
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Naturally I can't speak for WOS or SO but I would think there would be no issue with that sardion2000. Provided that the article still follows the Style guide.



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:28 AM
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I am tinWiki.org ID # 10

I started to work on a "cartoon conspiracy" page which I want to put in into tinwiki (as soon as 'my editor' corrected my bad english and my typos ...lol)

I would love to set links to several ATS-singleposts

How about a special little symbol for content that links to ATS-postings?

Like external image or else?


[edit on 9-3-2006 by Riwka]



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 02:29 AM
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I am happy that a suggestion I made was considdered in this extend, I am unsure if others suggested this as well but I am pleased to see this, so instead of linking to a popular ATS thread we could have a wiki page for them to review with the thread mentioned in there.

The only problem I could see is articles might get quite biased so it would be important for members to stay unbiased at all times like wikipedia.org is doing.

I am sorry if my suggestion didn't weigh upon the decision of this at all but I am still quite pleased to see it!



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 03:36 PM
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I've fiddled with Uncyclopedia for a while now, and it's an interesting concept. Of course, there's controversy in the construction. Even in something like Uncyclopedia, there's controversy about what is "funny" or "offensive." TinWiki's biggest nut to crack will likely relate to opinions about conclusions reached. But as long as opinions and conjecture aren't confused with "facts," it should work okay.

As for the mechanics of the construction (links, format, etc.) they're pretty easy to learn and apply.

Good luck with it. I'll drop in.



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 03:43 PM
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Excellent! It's great to see something like this. I like it using the same software as Wikipedia as it will make a more friendly and familiar environment for people to use. It will also make people see it more seriously rather than look down on it in some way as they will associate it with something they perceive as being reliable and trustworthy.
This also, of course, coins the old Spiderman (lol) phrase - "With great power comes great responsibility.". But true it is.



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