9 years ago
Under dev. review
Yes, to find immediately what you need to solve a problem in connection with your hardware would be a plus
Definitely. We need a Wiki(pedia-like, no "Extrawurst"), at least for promotion reasons.
"But Mint has no Wiki!" is an argument sometimes heard when it comes to the question "Which distro". While the forums *work well* and ubuntuusers and archwiki do *our* work somehow users may have reasonable questions why there is no MintWiki.
Wherever this community ideas site is hosted, sucks. See https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/5563
How about we use the GitHub wiki? It supports Markdown, is easy to contribute to, and is never down.
Could also be integrated onto the desktop as a "Get Help" option.
Then it should load into a separate application (not browser) so it looks more like a desktop app? Not entirely necessary but would make it look more integrated and well rounded than simply opening the browser IMHO.
Thats sounds like a nice and robust alternative.
The wiki as such won't come back. It was replaced by the tutorials module on this website. What we could do though, is this:
- Introduce categories for tutorials
- Have a front page generated from the best tutorials in each category
- Let the user browse these categories
Idea put forward for consideration
Wouldn't it also be cool if the Linux Mint wiki interacted with the other Linux distro wikis and so have an even wider sense of the Linux community.
Re: Where is the Linux Mint Wiki?
Aging Technogeek wrote:
"The Linux Mint Wiki was locked almost a year ago due to continued vandalism and spamming that rendered it unusable. When the Community Website was opened recently, Clem Lefebvre, the Mint creator and head developer, made the decision to close the Wiki and integrate its functions into the Community site.
The Mint team is very small and all volunteer, so this made more sense than putting extra load on a dev or moderator who was probably doing as much as he/she had time for already.
The site is still in beta status so not all Wiki functions are fully integrated, but quite a few are there. Check it out."
I find myself constantly going to the Ubuntu or Debian Wikis for quick help, even though I'm on Mint. A wiki would undoubtedly help with Mint's community aspects and mainstream recognition.
It might just be me, but I find wiki's easier to navigate than forums.
I'm not discounting the usefulness of a forum, but perhaps we could script sticky'd articles or otherwise generally useful forum articles to be generated as wikipages. Or at least just make it cross reference-able.
I don't think LinuxMINT needs a wiki so badly, although Teuca's mentioned wiki URL looks nice but IMHO there is the most important in Mint stuff - the cool and helpful forums.linuxmint.com corner where almost all questions are answered... So a newbie needs more to be answered and helped that a VIP design, sparks etc. :lol:
Information, have answered any trouble questions - this is most important IMO...
Totally agree! Merging it with the community site would be amazing!