Talk:The Wiki

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This page is dedicated for posting current and future ideas about modifying the VOC wiki.

Project Page

Jeff M. was asking me about creating a new wiki page dedicated to VOC's current & future projects: crag cleaning, major huts renovations and trail maintenance. It sounds better than using the current workhike wiki page for it. A link from the Main page would also be good. Comments? Champagne 09:58, 26 October 2006 (MDT)

A projects page would probably be good. Especially if there are at least a few projects to go on it. Scott Webster 10:25, 26 October 2006 (MDT)
We currently have a Hut Maintenance page, which is linked from the workhikes page. I think that the worhikes page is probably the best common source for keeping track of all VOC projects, large and small, since that's where people will look if they want to help out. If individual projects are large enough to warrant their own page, then they can be linked from the workhikes page. Another example of this is the Roe Creek Ski Route page. Scott Nelson 11:37, 26 October 2006 (MDT)


There are a bunch of pictures on the wiki (almost all of them) that have no information about where they came from. Presumably some of them are just copied off other webpages, which probably isn't so good. I don't know how much we care about this, but maybe we should encourage people to give the source of the image (hopefully their camera). Scott Webster 20:25, 26 October 2006 (MDT)


After my half-hearted attempt to create a functional calendar. I've stumbled onto the UVIC outdoors Club wiki and they got a Calendar program installed into it called PostCalendar. It's a free program designed for creating, editing and modifying upcoming events. The main page describing the program sounds great and you can check out an example at the UVIC Outdoors calendar page. I don't know if it worth the whole ordeal for Chris to properly install it onto the server and seamlessly integrate it on our existing wiki platform. What do you think, Chris ? Champagne 14:26, 30 October 2006 (MST)

Yeah, no that's not going to fly. Attempting to integrate that software with the Wiki would probably be as much work as writting a calendar plugin for the wiki from the ground up. And having it as a seperate entity would contribute to the further fragmentation of information on the website. If you find some kind of Calendar plugin that is designed to work with MediaWiki I would certainly consider installing it.

Personally, I find the Trip agenda page to be perfectly adequate. I'm also quite concerned with the maintainability of fancy calendar code. Some people already have a hard time editing very simple wiki pages. If they are faced with some complicated calendar code their heads will explode and make a mess all over their keyboards. Chris Michalak 16:51, 30 October 2006 (MST)

I agree, lets keep things simple. Scott Webster 18:29, 30 October 2006 (MST)