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2005-03-30 17:21:09   What is the difference between a page ABOUT a business and a page BY a business and obviously geared towards advertising? How do we (or should we) deal with the later type of page? I had this question in response to some recent postings, but I just want to see what people have to say about it. I imagine this will be a more frequent concern as the wiki becomes more well known. (please forgive if this has been discussed before) —CarlMcCabe


2005-04-06 14:52:29   what if some pictures on pages are shitty, whats the policy on changing them to something better? i dont want to get anyone's panties in a twist if i replace pictures —MattJojola


2005-04-24 23:31:55   Davis Wiki is officially a success! Why, you ask? Because someone bought up [WWW]http://www.daviswiki.com/. —BrentLaabs


2005-04-26 22:47:09   Very cool new map detail! The only thing that troubles me is that Visor Lady is mapped outside of Griffin Lounge and is clearly infringing on the turf of the Old Guys at the MU. Someone should fix that before a fight breaks out. —JackHaskel


2005-05-14 19:55:45   Any chance we could get the weather forecast some nice icons and put it somewhere important? It's not like the black bar at the top does very much. But really just a display on the front page would be nice. —BrentLaabs


2005-06-21 20:39:10   I've got an etiquette question. When is it ok to create a user page for a user who doesn't have one? How much information is it ok to put on there about them? Is anything already available on the internet fair game to put on pages about people (both user pages and people pages)? —JasonAller


2005-07-06 23:23:29   Um, just curious what people think. SchminkerTons has "Do not edit this page" on his user page. That seems sorta bizarre and counter to the purpose of wikiwiki. Candidate for speedy deletion? —BrentLaabs


2005-07-08 18:54:26   Someone wrote a Firefox search extension a while back (I can't seem to find it anymore.) If that person is still around, could they perhaps write a similar extension to search ucdavis.edu? —MarkWetter


2005-07-14 13:45:19   So, "sub-pages" can be denoted by the name "Original Page/Sub page name". Then, you can write ["/Sub page name"] as a short-cut to the longer page name of "Original page/Sub page name" I've noticed that we're sort of using this as the naming convention for sub pages, and we used to use a colon (stuff: other stuff). For "talk" pages, which we seem to be moving to in some cases, should they be named Talk/Original page name or Original page name/Talk? —PhilipNeustrom


2005-07-24 21:17:16   While it is great that people are putting so much work into cleaning up Wanted Pages, is it really a good idea to put up a page with very little or no useful information simply for the sake of getting it off Wanted Pages? The problem with this is that it's a lot less likely that someone who actually has knowledge of or interest in researching the subject will notice that the information is needed. If we do continue eliminating wanted pages in this manner, perhaps adding a statement including the word "stub" would be useful so that people can easily search for pages that need to be filled out. —JessicaLuedtke


2005-07-24 21:20:12   From what I've seen people are quick to start adding new stuff or shooting down my pages. From there you can tell what pages really are wanted or not. —JimSchwab


2005-07-27 22:05:46   There's an increasing trend to use the events board for repeating events. This has the plus of showing up in my xml feed when sometimes i wish i knew what there was to do tonight in terms of both repeating and non-repeating events in one list. however, obviously that is the exception rather than rule. However, the rule doesn't seem to be enforced. Any thoughts? —JaimeRaba


On 8.24.05 I cleaned out some Talk pages for entries that had become stable. Since the format for Talk pages has changed, here are the "missing entries" should they be needed in the future:

Talk:Traditions, Talk:Ben & Jerry's, Talk:Ari Kalfayan, Talk:Gender and Sexuality Commission, Talk:Davis Players Society

jw


2005-08-26 14:25:12   Does anyone object to changing the purpose of the mystery page to include the question of "what." It seems there are plenty of things people see around town that are really anomalous (flowers, people, etc.). This could also encourage wiki contributions that would otherwise have been avoided due to lack of namage. —CraigBrozinsky


2005-08-26   (discussion moved here from Davis Farmers Market)

I do not want to delete them, because I am not 100% certain, but I do not think you can post pictures of children on the internet without their parents permission. Anyone know? JimSchwab


2005-09-14 12:53:23   I think that it is sad how brainwashed we have become in our worship of copyright law. Must we all cow down whenever congress decides to change it because it helps some corporation? With the current climate, the public (or even private) library never could come into existance! —SteveDavison


2005-09-18 23:35:28   as long as i've been on the wiki, people have been responsible in what they post and have reverted stuff they deemed inappropriate. what were to happen if someone were to post a really inappropriate thing to the wiki. something that would be harmful to find even in the page's history. for instance, some celebrity's phone number, the answers to an exam, libelous info intended to inflict harm on an individual, outing someone, etc? has that ever happened on here or on other wikis, and what is the policy should it happen? —CraigBrozinsky


2005-09-25 12:13:38   Was just looking at some of the recent Hoa Viet 'revision wars'. I feel that we should have factual content, positive and negative, on the top part of the page and then in the Comments section, opinions (positive and negative) should follow. I propose these as guidelines about what content goes where. The great thing about the Wiki is that we can see the good, bad, and ugly. I do want to see the GOOD as well as the BAD. —SteveDavison


2005-10-15 00:59:43   *shrug*... I don't think the Bistro 33 page would seem so bad if it was just reorganized and cleaned up a bit. There is just a lot of crap on the page currently... for example the multiple comments all dealing with the [WWW]candlestick incident that take up almost 20 lines could be greatly pared down or possibly even removed completely. The off-topic comments could be removed and the informational ones could be worked into the page's body text. That'd do a lot to help right there, though it'd still leave a bunch of reviews/user experiences. But I don't think it's that bad for a page to have lots of review like comments, as long as they're in the proper place (ie: after all the factual informational stuff). I don't think length alone should determine the necessity of a talk page. —JevanGray


2005-10-20 06:24:17   Just a general musing: I've observed several times how 1) Someone sees a need and adds to a page or creates a new page), 2) Others see it in Recent Changes, then jump on it and edit it, 3) the original intent is lost and the content veers off into something unrecognizable, 4) the page is deleted as having no merit -taking the meritorious original seed with it. The subject is much larger than Wiki, it is one of group dynamics, and a worthy subject of study. —SteveDavison


2005-10-29 16:23:25   I can imagine the day, not far off, when every business in Davis has a page here. —SteveDavison


2005-10-29 16:26:24   Something I've been thinking about: Would it make sense to have "task groups" which might meet, plan a page (perhaps one requiring in-depth research) and create it? In other words, folks that might get together for a project vs. everyone just doing their own? —SteveDavison


2005-10-30 20:40:51   What ever happened to the Disclaimer? —ArlenAbraham


2005-10-31 22:29:37   To whomever did the Halloween logo, pumpkin & bones: That's really slick! —SteveDavison


2005-11-14 02:48:34   Question: What do you guys think about Craig's idea to create pages, "CraigBrozinsky:RestaurantReviews-style pages that mirror the content of Restaurants but with personal opinions. Is this something the community wants more of? I.E Arlen:RestaurantReview, Neustrom:Reviews, etc?


2005-11-25 Just noticed the Wiki is listed on an [WWW]official UC Davis web site. In fact, it's the only non-ucdavis resource listed, I take that as an acknowledgment of accomplishment. —SteveDavison


2005-12-14 11:01:13   recently, there seems to be a lot of strange editing behavior on the wiki. where would be a good place to discourage [wikipedia]sock puppets? —CraigBrozinsky


2005-12-23 11:22:50   The Davis Wiki needs to have a vision statement; a sense of what it should become. Perhaps a steering committee which would meet regularly and evaluate the current state and future goals. (I'm just floating ideas for thoughts & feedback.) —SteveDavison

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2006-01-26 21:28:06   The HUB (the Davis High School newspaper) has recently had an article about Daviswiki. Though this may sound like a good way to promote the wiki, there is a good chance that there will be an uprise in the next month of useless edits and teenage userpages which will probably link to MySpace, Livejournal, Xanga and others of the like. Brace yourself. I heard something funny recently as well. Some high schools students refer to the wiki as the "new MySpace". I don't see the resemblance, but some people really do think that's what it is. haha. —JohnDudek


2006-01-31 17:04:04   We had 21 minutes of downtime due to another user on our system un-gracefully restarting our webserver. Everything should be fine now. —PhilipNeustrom


2006-02-18 03:50:39   I feel that people should not be included on the Wiki map. If you were to look for someone, wouldn't you just go to their personal page and find out where they lived? The extra dots also contribute to clutter on the map. While this isn't a problem now, it could get worse as more users join or forget to update their Map locations since most students move every year. People who leave the wiki (or Davis) might forget to delete their location as well, contributing to more clutter. —DussonYeung


2006-06-18 09:58:09   I think the number of fake accounts used to trash/promote businesses, especially restaurants, is getting out of hand. The new user info feature is handy, should we just delete suspicious activity? If people only make one edit to one page, and then never edit again, it could be legitimate, but it's likely fake. How do we tell the real people apart from the people who work for mountain mikes? —ArlenAbraham


2006-07-20 13:04:50   should Today's Events be admin only? i can't see why someone would need to edit that. —ArlenAbraham


I am terribly concerned about the open ended debate pages. These are increasing in number and are open ended. Unlike Talk pages such as ["Cults/Talk"] which debate over specific points and then are deleted, these are debates over eternal issues. As I wrote in an entry that indexed and proposed several new ongoing debates:

These started with the Abortion Debate monstrosity. Are we seriously expecting to come to a conclusion on that issue and produce some sort of breakthough entry that satisfies all? Does it seem likely that the ongoing debate on Abortion will be resolved on this Wiki? They have long since passed debating wording and points of the Abortion entry... it's now a free for all discussion that seems to have no end. And unlike discussion threads on [WWW]UCDavis LiveJournal, they will never have any end. Six months, six years from now, they will still be growing (and splitting and mutating). When do you call the discussion "done" and delete it? Unlike forums designed for debate, these always grow and will devour the actual entries that the Wiki is here for.

I would delete these, but I think that's a big enough discussion to have the community weigh in. To contrast with the debates I'm worried about, this isn't an open debate: it's a specific issue, and I'd like to have a community decision... and then action, at which point this is deleted.

I think that even global issues can be made relevant to Davis. Such as the juvenile justice page. It started out to be just a general page about juvenile justice (prompted by the Halema Buzayan stuff), but then someone made the comment that it should have local things added to it. This prompted me to search for and find all the local (Yolo County) information on how juvenile justice works. I had to call and ask people for some information and other information came from minutes of meetings, websites of various government offices, etc. Some of it still needs work, such as the Juvenile Justice Commission - there is nothing on any website. I think that I'm going to end up having to go over to the Probation Department to get information on what they actually do. —SharlaDaly


2006-07-30 18:47:51   Are there any guidelines for citing/acknowledging sources? No one seems to do it and we don't have the same verifiability policy as Wikipedia, but it feels wrong to use info from, say, the Enterprise and not acknowledge it. —AndrewChen


2006-10-18 16:40:36   Currently I find the default commenting method rather difficult to parse when scanning a page. I was thinking perhaps altering how comments worked to split them into logical sections. Something as simple as a positive comment area and a negative comment area with separate buttons for both would make it a lot easier to read. Granted I have yet to look into the backend of a Wiki so the ease of such a change I am not currently sure of. —KevinRobinson


Should included notices (Photo Request, Stub, etc) go at the top or bottom of the entry? Wikipedia uses the top, presumably so they stand out more. Since some of ours (like Photo Request) sit on entries for quite awhile, and a placement at the top detracts from the entry. I'd say they should go at the bottom in general, as they stand out quite nicely on their own, and thus don't get "in the way" when a visitor (especially a non-wiki savvy one) reads the entry. STOP and Copy/Paste would probably be exceptions, as they indicate far more serious notifications that affect the entry and should be known before the entry is read (that there's a dispute, or that the content may not be legal to use elsewhere). Thoughts?JabberWokky


2007-01-30 15:09:01   I'm having trouble with posting times on the event board. My event shows at the correct time on my computer and an hour later on my assistant's computer. The time of the event that she posted shows correctly on her computer and wrong on mine. —ErieVitiello


2007-02-23 13:12:19   Anybody have ANY idea where to link Maguid Security from? —JabberWokky


2007-03-18 12:39:17   Do we want to list departed businesses from outside Davis? Keeping a historical record for Davis makes sense. I'm divided myself on the issue, just tossing it out to see what other feel. —JabberWokky


2007-08-17 21:34:49   As of late, quite a few people have created pages on the wikispot hub that were intended for DavisWiki. What is probably happening is that they follow help links (which are interwiki links) and then they get to work on the hub w/o realizing that they have gone to another wiki. It's good to put the basic help docs on the hub for new wikis to use. However, I believe that this whole interwiki confusion would be resolved by keeping copies of all the help docs on dwiki. —WilliamLewis


2007-12-11 14:34:34   It might be a good idea to take some newer photos of some locations, or get some photos that represent the actual place rather than the opening days. For instance, Pita Pit and Burgers and Brew both reflect the opening (or in the latter case, before the opening). —JabberWokky


2007-12-11 14:37:34   Anybody know about/want to writeup the proposal for the bike and electric vehicle only road to Woodland? I've just heard about it on the radio; they are reporting it uses the right of way of the railroad? I figure somebody must know the details, probably more in depth than media reports. —JabberWokky


2007-12-18 12:34:20   How should we deal with the advertisements the apartment complexes put on their pages? —JamesSchwab


I think there is a problem here with people making comments about businesses (correct or not) where the businesses do not know how to respond. One business owner complained to me for half an hour on the phone that the comments on the wiki had been destroying their business, as they were a franchise and the company that they franchised from was threatening to take away part of their franchise. (Note: I never mentioned the wiki, and in fact I found them because they were listed on the wiki!) I also don't think that the comments on the wiki were likely to be inaccurate, as they reflected my experience when I used that business many years ago. But the point is that they didn't understand how to address the issues raised on the wiki - either by changing how their business operates to address those issues, or by explaining what was happening on the wiki. Even after I explained to them how they could respond on the wiki itself, they didn't post anything. They may not understand how to, or may not even be comfortable with using computers. In any case, things do get a bit one sided - people post often when they have complaints, but not so often when they are satisfied. And most businesses don't know how to respond, even though they could. It seems important to change the situation so that businesses that need to improve can do so, and so that those that don't can address negative comments. Perhaps a suggestions section for each business would allow people to recommend improvements to how they operate or in their customer service? Perhaps something else? I'm really not sure what the best solution is here... —IDoNotExist


2008-04-04 09:25:42   There has been a good deal of work put into business outreach, although it will perpetually be an ongoing effort. The problem is that the badmouthing is associated with the wiki because it is visible here, as opposed to sidewalk conversations. See Welcome to the Wiki for some effort that has gone into outreach, and the business owner's section for specifically business oriented outreach. Jason has also put together some print materials and presentations for business groups. Empowering the businesses makes more sense than quieting the consumers1. Why should a comment or review on the wiki be treated any differently than a person's comment or review elsewhere... on a blog, a newspaper or an email? Better Business Bureau works in the same way as the wiki — collect complaints and allow businesses a chance to answer to them. Yes, wiki reviews tend to be more critical (so do the BBB reports), but then the wiki isn't depending on the local businesses for advertising... check out the reviews in the Enterprise or Aggie of local restaurants (which are their paying clients) versus their reviews of movies. There seems to be a feeling of "you can't say bad things about me in print, no matter if it is true or not" among quite a few businesses.

The wiki is also not a business/consumer binary system... it is merely an subject/individual system, and that is important to remember lest we fall into a "group vs. group" view. The wiki reveals the opinions of the people in the community. That opinion is almost never going to be purely positive, and there are going to be people dead set against the practices or aesthetics of the business. Should the community not be given a voice? If so, who should be allowed to review (or even write)? Of course there are obnoxious edge examples involving people with a personal stake, and winnowing those out is part of how the wiki works. Outreach to businesses is a key factor as well... feel free to help! —JabberWokky


2008-04-04 10:03:47   I definitely don't think that anyone should be silenced! The wiki is a very good thing, and most of the comments are probably fair. I'd really like to see businesses improve based on feedback in the wiki. The goal is to improve things for everyone, right? I do feel bad though reading things like the attacks on the owner of the Village Bakery. Maybe they are valid. Maybe they aren't. I really don't know, as I have no involvement with that business. But how am I to tell? There's apparently one or more angry workers and an angry owner, and no evidence supporting either side. Who do I believe? (And not just in this particular case.)

In most cases though, I don't see the businesses responding. Are they aware of the wiki? Do they know how to respond? —IDoNotExist


2008-09-03 14:38:52   I am creating a wiki to help people in land conservation add their "best management practices." I'm doing this because the nonprofit I work for (The Nature Conservancy) has a big library of documents on management practices, but these need to be updated by experts in the field. I'm thinking a wiki would be a great way to proceed. How did a successful wiki like Daviswiki (stroke, stroke) get off the ground? —BarryRice


2008-10-29 09:28:21   This Monday I am giving a presentation to the other scientists, faculty, staff in my UC group, and am describing various wikis. I'll mention DavisWiki, but I was wondering if the uber-editors here might be able to provide me with (A)inception date for the wiki, (B)number of articles in the wiki. THANKS —BarryRice


2008-12-16 15:16:55   Ok, I have a question for you all. I recently discovered what I think is unethical activity. One business listing contained very positive reviews by 2 separate people. Those SAME people made negative reviews on a competitors listing within days of the positive listing. Upon further investigation, those people have only made comments about these two listings (+ for one and - for the other). Also, the negative comments appear to be completely unfounded as a later independent comment confirms an opposite experience.

This to me screams unethical activity as it appears that somebody is manipulating the wiki for business gain (I'm sure not for the first time). I've made this clear by commenting on the original listing but another user removes my comments and claims that I should keep discussions limited to the business not to the users (but this is clearly about the business!).

What to do? —DrWang


2009-01-07 16:40:46   Thoughts on archiving versus deleting old comments? I randomly go through sometimes and move older comments to a new page, typically "Restaurant/200X Reviews." Personally, I think a lot of older comments should be junked. Many are side comments or questions, and I think that they're the kind of thing that can be removed with time. Oftentimes they just are overlooked, which is why they hang around so long. Whereas actual reviews of the place should stay on the archived page, as people can see a progression or what have you. For example, [WWW]this page. I think several of these can be deleted. But others might think it's nifty to see later on. So again, anyone have opinions on archiving versus deleting (some) old comments? —EdWins


2009-06-22 14:34:16   Is there any chance of redemption on the wiki when a business has garnered mixed reviews? The naysayers will likely never change their opinions and the supporters watch miserably as business dwindles (in spite of their numbers and the fact that the original problem maybe no longer exists...) Is there any way to deal with this, for exampke in the way that 3 years after a car accident, you get your record cleaned up and can start afresh? Or do businesses just have to drag dead baggage around with them until the end of time? —WendySmyerYu


2009-07-16 16:21:04   Dear DavisWiki, my name is Nic and I live in the UK. I came across your site while searching for a photograph of a globe artichoke plant and stayed browsing when I saw how beautiful your flowers were and the amazing story of trees being planted in parking lots to feed the homeless. I've just started writing a blog about my allotment in Gloucester and have used your photo as a comparison with my neighbour's cardoon plant - www.nipitinthebud.co.uk (I trust this is OK according to the Creative Commons License you have for this site? - please let me know what credit you'd like me to add if you know who's photograph it is). After browsing your site I kind of lost track of my initial research thread and feel pleased to have connected with such a fabulous community on-line. cheerio, Nic —NicM

* thanks Jason, and for the suggestion about a community Wiki - I'll look at Wikispot another day though as blogging has already kept me up way too late (it's 1am here). cheerio, Nic


2009-07-16 21:27:29   I strongly feel that the Davis Wiki should support ssl, in lay terms, let users use https (i.e. https://daviswiki.org) in addition to plain old http. Many websites support both (even gmail, for instance). I've set up sites to do this, it doesn't cost any more and only takes an hour or so to do. It does stop people from 'sniffing' your account password either from a network or a wireless connection. It's transparent to most users; only if people type 'https' do they get a secure connection. —SteveDavison


2009-11-25 08:53:13   The Daviswiki seems to have two modes, description and discussion. It is both a guide to Davis and a bulletin board for Davis, and I think the more separate these aspects are, the less effective the wiki is in reflecting Davis. Both encourage and contribute to each other, and contributors are the same in the wiki as a whole. —NickSchmalenberger


An interesting article on the health of Wikipedia, which could translate to the health of this wiki as well:

[WWW]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8382477.stm

The trend I've noticed is that wiki growth has slowed heavily. That probably means that we've just covered most aspects of life in Davis, the pages are becoming stable, and the wiki is becoming mature. There's nothing wrong with that, but as we approach some level of "completeness", it seems important to keep people interested in contributing. —IDoNotExist

I based my assertion about growth rates on the number of new pages that I see added per day. It's not a scientific analysis, but if someone wants to graph and post the wiki's growth rate, I'm sure that would be helpful. Note that at some point, this MUST happen, as there will be a wiki page on everything. Before that happens, it is likely that a lot of people looking for a specific page will find one already there, and thus not add a new one. —IDoNotExist


2010-01-05 13:36:22   Dear Oracle, my name is Chris. I own Mojo Flow Studio. The last time I changed my wiki page, I got into some hot water, so I thought I'd run this by you first.

When my little business opened, we were in search of a business model. We have tried lots of ideas, and most of them haven't worked. The Davis Wiki now contains some of the remnants of our past efforts. For example, the Wiki page "Dance Baby Dance" is about an activity that took place five times, about a year ago at our studio, and then disappeared. The Wiki page for "Boogie Woogie Baby" is similarly about an activity that happened about eight times, then was discontinued months ago. (In my defense, I didn't create either of these pages.)

I'd also like to point out that the page "Mom's in motion" concerns an activity (not related to my studio) that was discontinued a couple years ago. I know this because about a year ago I tracked down the person who was going to do this, and she lives in Santa Barbara now (as I recall). She told me that the Mom's in Motion group was an idea she had that never actually did anything.

I understand that the philosophy of the Wiki is to serve as an archive for Davis information, but I suggest that some of this information can be so out of date that it becomes deceptive. For example, I spend probably a half hour at my computer tracking down the Mom's in Motion person, only to find out that it never happened.

So I suggest the Davis Wiki might look at the issue of whether information can be out of date to the point that it doesn't belong here.

On a related subject, my business has decided to focus more on one activity: Pilates Flow Fitness. I was wondering what the Wiki group would think if I started a Wiki page devoted specifically to this one activity, and moved some of my "Mojo Flow Studio" Wiki page material over to this new page?

Thanks, Chris Pike (owner Mojo Flow Studio)


2010-01-12 21:04:35   Hello all, New to Wiki. Is there anyway the newest review could post at the top of the page rather than scrolling to the bottom? Seems like newest should be at top and then you can scroll down and look at older reviews-e.g., Amazon. I have lived in Davis since 1984 (with brief stays in the Bay Area and San Diego). This is a great resource and thought I'd share some of my feedback from my experiences from the community as a former student, young dad and now older dad. —stodd84


2010-05-19 01:01:23   So I hope I didn't come off [WWW]sounding too sarcastic/condescending (neither was intended). User in question has been inserting links (see my comment), so I suggested that he/she create the page directly (à la [WWW]the wokk). Anyway, let's skip to the next theoretical step, in which my suggestion is accepted: what to do with [WWW]edits like this? I'm sure it was made in good faith but to me it just seems... a bit... stiff. Thoughts? —EBT

Running like a Business

Almost all of the suggestions above are Editor-related features, and almost none of them would benefit the common end-user. I think a focus on ease-of-use for the average user, rather than niceties for the most common editors, would be a good thing to take into consideration before making suggestions, and before putting time into building any of the above. Very little has been done to make it easier for the average user, who may not be computer literate, to contribute. This may not be a business, but it needs to start getting run like a business in many respects. —GarrettGallegos


2011-03-23 18:53:22   Whups. I just did a bad thing. I just administrative deleted an edit I made to BruceHansen's page. I added a comment, intending to post an image of a table, but accidentally posted a URL to some porn (although it sounds lame, it's actually from a Google image search for Barry Bond's mistress, who is going to testify about the size of his testicular shrinkage, which was a news bit on the radio about 10 minutes ago). Wrong URL in the clipboard. When I deleted it, I clicked the delete permanantly and hide from Recent Changes checkboxes in my haste... had I given it even a second's thought, I would realize that, as most people can't do that, it's an absolute abuse of admin abilities. As soon as I hit delete, I groaned and came over here for full disclosure... which is pretty much more embarrassing than had I just deleted it normally. Still, ethically, I gotta come clean, even the trivial stuff. I apologize to the community; it was an act in haste and with no forethought.

For the record, permadeletes occur only about once a year (if that — it may have been two years since the last one) and tend to be for some idiot posting child porn. —JabberWokky


2011-05-16 21:47:02   hey —yoyo


2011-09-26 13:07:11   I just admin reverted a phone number off of CovertProfessor's profile to remove it from the history. Wes-P posted the private phone number of somebody not on the wiki. I did so because it has been wiki tradition to do so, especially when it involves a third party's privacy who is not on the wiki (in the past, there have been stalkers posting Social Security Numbers, people posting addresses to other people's private residences announcing a party, etc). —JabberWokky


2011-09-27 19:47:41   Is there a way to post a photo from one entry to another without saving and re-uploading? I was trying to post some pictures from the old manholes page on to the new, but it doesn't seem to be working for me. —ScottMeehleib


2012-01-10 12:13:36   There was a reported stalking/threatening of one user of the wiki by another. Although not directly related to the wiki, and the threats occurred in email, some of it happened here. As I have only heard one side of the story and don't have access to the emails, I cannot be sure, but the postings seem to jibe with escalating emotion, and started to point out more and more personal information in an intimidating manner. However after speaking on the phone to a co-worker of the victim I'm a little pissed right now, so in case it's coloring my reading, I'm holding off on anything else and would like some feedback. If you can put together what I'm saying, you should have the wiki skills needed to figure out who was involved and go back through the edit histories. Please also have the tact not to contact the victim, should you figure out who it is. —JabberWokky


2012-06-04 00:40:37   I was reading one of the reverted talk pages, and I thought that [WWW]angry man has a point: Maybe we really shouldn't be broadcasting the talk pages to search engines. Any chance that we could add Disallow: /*/Talk$ to robots.txt? —BrentLaabs


2012-09-22 12:29:30   I'd like to start moving pages about things located in woodland to the actual Woodland wiki (and putting cross-wiki links in the appropriate places of course). Might I run into resistance? —ScottRitchie


2012-12-23 19:52:55   Hello, can someone help me out. I need to linked a restaurant menu? I already have the pictures but I can't figure out how to do it. —DGlez


2013-07-30 11:18:57   Dear, Wiki. I'm concerned the popularity of this wonderful tool is fading. I'm the owner of a small business (pilates for bodies) and it has been well over a year since somebody left a review of my business. By contrast, I've had four or five yelp review in the same time. In fact, the Yelp salesperson called me up, and as part of his pitch he said, "You know, the Davis Wiki is going out of fashion, and you should advertise on Yelp". In notice, also that this discussion board hasn't had a comment in all of 2013. So I'm concerned. Maybe it is time to regroup, and question assumptions and ideology, and ask how this can get bigger. You might need a budged, and to pay people to pass flyers around town for example. Sincerely, Chris —crpike

It's funny that the local yelp shill knows to try and sell around the wiki. The wiki loves you and doesn't need your money to advertise. Davis Wiki still crushes anyone when it comes to the lerkers looking for info. As far as discussion sitting still this is just general discussion individual discussions are usually handled page for page. ~SD

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