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''2008-05-28 21:35:30'' [[nbsp]] I agree with you that it is a good local resource, but I don't think it's comparable to a newspaper's archives. I think editing it to what's currently relevant makes it more interesting. I think minimizing gossipy-type stuff and student-personnel issues would make it more credible in the long-run as a local resource. I'm all for leaving the general sense of what happened in various "controversies," but do we really need every detail? I guess I would say no. What do you think? --["Users/PS2"]
I have a LiveJournal which is at http://livejournal.com/~codetoad. I don't seem to update it as much as I should, though. I've also got a flickr (photo-sharing site) account at http://flickr.com/photos/philipn.
My email address is <philipn AT gmail DOT com>. My AOL Instant Messenger name is CodeToad01, and I'm on that fairly often if you want to chat. For davis wiki-centric stuff, please email <daviswiki AT gmail DOT com> (for now).
Also see my home on the Wiki Spot hub.
If you'd like to help out with anything related to the back-end of the wiki please let me know. There's a whole lot of work to be done!
I really like Choice Voting because it's one of those ideas that, once you spend some time and think about it, makes a lot of sense.
"Our minds are finite, and yet even in those circumstances of finitude, we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of human life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude." -Alfred North Whitehead
Some Favorite Pages
Night Time - Find out what's open late at night! Literally the most important resource in Davis :P
Davis Map - Too awesome to leave off this list.
Cleanest Bathrooms - An idea whose time has come.
Payphone Project - 2600 31337 factor.
Wikivangelists - I was lost and now I have found the path.
Random Page - Good place to get ideas for pages to edit.
What do I do on the Wiki?
I make a lot of edits. What do I usually edit? These are my most common edits:
I link phrases and terms to pages in order to add more stucture.
I remove comments and try to integrate them into the page's body if possible. Or I move things so they complement each other more. "Bob, I couldn't agree more.." could be changed to "I couldn't agree more.." and moved under Bob's comment, improving readability.
I take differing viewpoints or arguments and attempt to find a common ground. Nearly any argument or difference of opinion can be solved by merely expanding the writeup to be larger, more general, and less specific. Students for an Orwellian Society is a great example (check out the revision history).
Don't reply to someone more than once: revise your original point.
Deleting is very important, but should be done with care.
Note to self
Davis from the Inside Out by William D. Diemer. National housing register, 216 F Street, PMB 17. This is an interesting compilation of a ton of Davis related information that can be purchased for $15 at Newsbeat. Somebody ought to buy it to help out with facts/info.
I own it. I don't have the time to spend posting all the information in it, and it does have a copyright (which I presume belongs to Bill Diemer. I guess if you have a "top 5" questions for me to look up, I could get that done with reasonable celerity. DougWalter
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2007-08-11 19:36:27 Whether or not there should be a SacBee page on the Daviswiki is a legitimate question. One of the reasons I moved it is because there was nothing I could find on the page talking about Davis - whereas something like Sacramento News & Review tells you where you can find the publication in Davis. That, and the SacWiki page had more information on the Bee. But if anybody wants to restore the Bee's page, I'll leave it alone. —GeoffJohnson
Yeah, that's what I realized right after I left my edit comment (no Davis material on it).
2007-08-27 16:58:16 can you use wiki spot to make a wiki for a specific organization, or does that miss the point of wikispot? I.E. ASUCD... ? —StevenDaubert
2007-09-11 14:21:14 i hadn't seen the wcwiki. when i searched for one, that one didn't pop up, so thanks for the info! i will definitely get in contact with nathan and see if he wants to join forces, whether it be on his or mine. thanks :) —JennSuzuki
2007-09-12 21:01:14 tinyurls may hide affiliate program links. —JasonAller
Those were my exact thoughts..
2007-09-16 21:11:09 Sellout —ArlenAbraham
2007-09-18 15:11:12 did you see the zombie and pirate pages? you should come back for the ride... —PxlAted
2007-09-19 11:05:48 Thanks for the clean out there. I haven't had enough coffee this morning. —jefftolentino
2007-10-30 21:01:07 trolling fanatics > me :( —EdWins
2007-11-04 17:12:34 the times for events on the events board have all been set to one hour earlier than originally posted. —JessicaRockwell
Thanks for letting me know. I'm working on it today and hopefully it'll be fixed soon. It's actually a lot more tricky than you might imagine..
sweet. i didn't even think you'd be able to anything seeing as how the events board is very difficult to program. just thought it would be of interest for the programmers to know. did the time change effect anything else? —JessicaRockwell
It shouldn't have..but let me know if it did affect anything else. —PhilipNeustrom
2007-11-06 16:52:33 Dang Philip you're really fast today. —BrentLaabs
2007-11-07 11:28:42 Thanks for the previewing tip! I will use it from now on. —UUCDstaff
2007-11-12 20:56:37 I think the easiest way to deal with trolls is simply give them some leeway first. Give them time to look around and stomach them for just a smidge. Clamping down too quick leads to the explosive AMG CENSORSHIP type stuff we see every few months (they always cry censorship!), and it generally devolves into destructive editing on their side. Lame. —EdWins
2007-11-20 12:32:45 This seems reworded enough, and is such a factual clip I didn't bother to cite your hub Site News edit (which was the original I was working off of). It's edge-case enough so I figured I'd lay it out in the open in case you wanted to add attribution. —JabberWokky
2007-11-22 13:11:46 so when can we expect SFwiki or MissionWiki, love? —MorganFlores
2007-11-26 21:54:47 You got it! :) Actually, it's a double set: one with heavy smoothing to grab the curves, one with a few points and no smoothing to get the nice sharp corners. I then overlaid them and did the text by hand. If you look at the high res version, you can see the joins where the smoothed version and sharp-edged version don't quite line up right. Of course, scaled down to web, it looks fine. I left it high res in the upload as it looks like they don't have a high res version themselves, and figured they might be interested in using the version I made. I've done a lot of "increase the resolution/fake higher dpi" stuff over the years with low res web images destined for four color halftone presses. There's no real good "click a button" solution, but tracing comes darn close for black and white lineart. —JabberWokky
2007-12-01 13:56:49 yay philip, i'd love to add to it if/when/if i can! —MorganFlores
2007-12-05 15:11:01 Hey, if you're car-free and work for the University, take the Car-free Campus Pledge during Dec 3-7th and get on the list of UCD people committed to a more sustainable campus. This is for the Jan 31st "Focus on the Nation" event about climate change. —JoRo
2007-12-08 13:10:21 yay! thanks for the response on the bbq. and thanks for bringing vegetarian food! —JessicaRockwell
2007-12-08 14:39:47 oh, my bad —EricFriedman
2008-01-05 20:17:26 Seems to be a bunch of people new to the wiki. Double clicking on this reply... —JabberWokky
2008-01-05 20:17:30 Seems to be a bunch of people new to the wiki. Double clicking on this reply... —JabberWokky
2008-01-05 20:18:08 Odd. Those were not four seconds apart... —JabberWokky
2008-01-05 20:46:07 Or a combo of the two. Nick just pointed out in IRC that ignoring the POST explains the non-consecutive ones. Now it would be nifty to find a reason for the "no differences found" edits. :) —JabberWokky
2008-01-08 14:23:19 Crap Phillip i think i messed up the main events page but not sure. can you tel lme if i did?-nesa —Nesa
(fixed it —jw)
2008-01-11 19:42:38 Brent has the Nolo book. —WilliamLewis
2008-02-06 00:48:17 Hey PN, I have never really tried to be a whistle blower on wiki activity, but what is the proper procedure if we suspect that a post or a number of posts are fake? —GeorgeLewis
2008-02-07 19:01:12 Please stroll thru the recent changes and find la crepe, go thru my edits to see if there actually is a minor bug... When you have the time and the inclination of course —StevenDaubert
2008-02-07 22:42:03 Sorry for being vague, but when I removed suzzette thru quick edit it threw the bullet point list off, and when I went back after the revert and did it thru edit it didn't throw off the bullet pointed list.
2008-02-08 21:09:00 Philip, thanks for the "how to" link my name to the sacwiki. Say, I'm using sacwiki as the main page to organize a Fete de la Musique for Sacramento. i was wondering if this is something you all would be willing to help me promote by featuring it somewhere permanently on the main page? Thanks, and thanks for the sacwiki, we certainly needed one. —John.Downs
Hey, I'm not in charge of the sac wiki. I'd suggest asking here.
2008-02-26 11:21:35 Hi Phillip, am I allowed to take some of the helpful pages from the Davis Wiki, such as the faq and basically repost it on my new one? I want to let the project take off, but at the same time don't want to tread on anyone's feet. Thanks —EliYani
2008-02-26 12:51:10 Eli: all of the content on Davis Wiki is Creative Commons-By licensed, which means you can use it without permission. You do need to give attribution to Davis Wiki though. This might be as simple as saying "some content originally provided by Davis Wiki" on your Copyrights page. —BrentLaabs
2008-03-01 07:24:04 Any chance I can get "Great Speeches and Interviews" back on SacWiki? —sgl
2008-03-14 08:25:04 please answer your phone!! —JessicaRockwell
2008-03-14 09:55:38 Hey, nice interview, although it sounds like you nearly got hit by a car or fell off a bike halfway through. And good luck with the caffeine stop. Every so often — once a year or 18 months or so — I drop it completely for a week or so just to make sure I'm okay without it. Of course, I'm drinking over two liters of iced coffee a day, so I think it's sensible to check now and then. By the way, Sarah and I are flying out to the area in late September or October (we're waiting on a firm date for a family event to sync our trip with). We'll be staying with in San Francisco for a chunk of the trip, if you want to meet up somewhere for purely social reasons. When we know for sure when we'll be in town, I'll email you. —JabberWokky
2008-04-04 03:08:30 Can I get some details on your bike recovery?! —StevenDaubert
2008-04-04 03:53:26 By the way, I left your image on this entry the April Fool's update because I figure you can switch it back if you want... I'm pointing it out, however, in case you missed it. :) —JabberWokky
2008-04-14 15:01:12 I put the link to the diff because I wanted to show what kind of petty crap she pulled. It speaks to what kind of person she is. —WilliamLewis
2008-05-09 01:20:27 RE: Party:
I am not sure if the publicity is different from the past, but we were asked to not tell if being asked this year. I believe last year was the same, as one performer was hush-hush about the location after mentioning its existence inadvertently. I do agree that many people do know about it and that it's not ultra-private, but not everyone knows about it. I am guessing the mum-mum business has to do with the problem they had in 2006? Cops came to shut it down& at least one person was arrested.
Anyway, I'd say check with the residents or those associated with the party, if you'd like to be sure. —il
2008-05-13 23:14:26 one shields avenue is the mailing address for the whole campus
you can send something to the silo, one shields ave, or the MU, one shields ave. Etc... Said page could have made sense... —StevenDaubert
2008-05-14 18:02:13 Hi Phillip! Thanks for contributing to the infantile bikesac wiki. I have a couple questions and I would especially appreciate your advice since you're a local cyclist (?). Do you have any suggestions for getting it going? Who should administer it (Sac Bike Coalition, transportation agencies, or other local advocacy groups)? Also how would we get funding for it? Any other advice? Feel free to shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your time. :) —ChristaJones
2008-05-17 18:06:38 Nice addition of Mojitos on the featured page. I just might make one now myself! —BrandonBarrette
2008-05-27 01:55:36 I deleted the wiki entry - no longer there >2 yrs, whats the etiquette here instead ? Thanks —stevemori
2008-05-27 20:53:26 Feel free to comment, or change the layout of other pages
DON'T FEEL FREE TO LEAVE MY COMMENTS OUT WHEN YOU DO SO.
okay thanks bye.
Post Script: I always see you in a purple shirt on a roadbike... ¬_¬ —StevenDaubert
2008-05-28 21:12:07 Nah, just knew a bunch of them. —PS2
2008-05-28 21:35:30 I agree with you that it is a good local resource, but I don't think it's comparable to a newspaper's archives. I think editing it to what's currently relevant makes it more interesting. I think minimizing gossipy-type stuff and student-personnel issues would make it more credible in the long-run as a local resource. I'm all for leaving the general sense of what happened in various "controversies," but do we really need every detail? I guess I would say no. What do you think? —PS2