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    I'm all for educating myself. I know some people like to stay completely blazé about technical things but I think they should be dragged kincking and screaming and made to sit down and think about things for a while. It pays dividends in your choices.

    I'm wondering if we could have a libary where interesting and useful info could be kept in the form of a collection of links, pdf's and posts containing info.

    Subjects such as:

    Cable Theory
    Jitter
    Distortion
    Digital Audio
    Speaker Placement
    Cartridge Setup
    Record Cleaning & Care
    CD Care
    Earth Loop Finding
    Tweaks & Mods
    Setting Up a PC As A Music Server
    Etc Etc
    etc

    When anyone finds something they post or upload it and people might like to write articles as well.

    Just an idea

    Anyone who admits they're not technical could also be made to lock up at least 200 hours in the libary before being tested
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    Darn fine idea, and it's reminded me that I was supposed to write an article on Apple as a source component. We'll have a chat and get something organised.
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    What about a wiki? Sounds like a great idea anyway
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    I'd have to look into the editing permissions on that one, but nifty idea.
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    How exactly does wiki work?? is it the same as Wikipedia??

    I can see that we would end up with information that would contains views from conflicting sides. From what I've seen of Wikipedia the article has one direction/viewpoint with links that lead to supporting information. We would have to show both sides of anything with different schools of thought.
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    Well I was thinking of a Wiki as an environment where user created content could be shared and inter-linked. Like Wikipedia, yeah. But it could open up a whole load of problems handling the different viewpoints like you say. What we could do is have a separate area on the forum like 'The Art of Sound Forum > Library' which had within it an open section and a 'Closed' section. Users could contribute stuff as a thread to the Open section, refine it, get comments back, and then publish it (via a curator, or moderator) to the Closed section, where it would be available for reference. Certain standards could be established in terms of references, evidence, etc to avoid pernicious nonsense

    This would work within the framework of the forum, allow open access and dialogue, but ensure the integrity of the reference material published, without a massive admin overhead.

    It could also allow for differing viewpoints, linked beneath a single subject area. The only thing is that as far as I'm aware it's not possible to default-order threads by anything other than date, so organising it may be difficult within the confines of V-Bulletin.

    It's obviously possible to use a Wiki in the same way, rather than having completely open access so people can change, amend, vandalise content they don't like, content could be restricted. I know of other forums that have set up Wiki's to great affect (the VW Type 25 Owners Club have one for Technical data, faq and other information). Maybe if we were to gauge interest and participation via an 'in-forum' approach, and consider an upgrade to something separate if it all took off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    Darn fine idea, and it's reminded me that I was supposed to write an article on Apple as a source component.

    I think i suggested a basic guide to computer audio in general. But i suppose anything would be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoods View Post
    Well I was thinking of a Wiki as an environment where user created content could be shared and inter-linked. Like Wikipedia, yeah. But it could open up a whole load of problems handling the different viewpoints like you say. What we could do is have a separate area on the forum like 'The Art of Sound Forum > Library' which had within it an open section and a 'Closed' section. Users could contribute stuff as a thread to the Open section, refine it, get comments back, and then publish it (via a curator, or moderator) to the Closed section, where it would be available for reference. Certain standards could be established in terms of references, evidence, etc to avoid pernicious nonsense

    This would work within the framework of the forum, allow open access and dialogue, but ensure the integrity of the reference material published, without a massive admin overhead.

    It could also allow for differing viewpoints, linked beneath a single subject area. The only thing is that as far as I'm aware it's not possible to default-order threads by anything other than date, so organising it may be difficult within the confines of V-Bulletin.

    It's obviously possible to use a Wiki in the same way, rather than having completely open access so people can change, amend, vandalise content they don't like, content could be restricted. I know of other forums that have set up Wiki's to great affect (the VW Type 25 Owners Club have one for Technical data, faq and other information). Maybe if we were to gauge interest and participation via an 'in-forum' approach, and consider an upgrade to something separate if it all took off?

    Just my thoughts, mind
    My god Beechy, I normally reserve such sensible thinking for the hours of 9 to 6, weekdays. Any other time my mind becomes jelly and I day dream of fit naked ladies frollicking, pillowfighting and mud wrestling. Insert naked ladies pillowfighting smiley here, there must be one.
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    I do feel a bit faint now, I must admit...
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    Go and lay down for a bit dear
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