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Hi! I am the first public Wikipost ever on DVDTalk!


This entire (infinitely large?) text block is editable by anyone with permission. Right now that's just mods -- but soon it will be any DVDTalker with at least 90 posts AND 90 days on the forum.


No more need to have a first post that a single person is responsible to update with new information -- now everyone can help out!


Typically Wikis are community-policed. If an edit war erupts, you can always contact a mod to help settle it.


All Wikiposts have a HISTORY attached to them, enabling them to be easily reverted for spam, vandalism, or other bad posts.

Oh yeah -- also you'll, notice the little blue WIKI icon in the thread view, indicating threads that contain a Wikipost (and porn).


Start thinking of what you would do with your own DVDTalk wikipost (and porn)!

ps. Want to stop seeing the Wikiposts big and expanded at the top of threads? Just click the (-) and all Wikiposts will default to "collapsed" view. This is cookie-based, so you must have cookies enabled.

ps2. Some regular users can now edit this wiki. VMS Alarms.

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Old 05-09-16, 07:15 PM   #1
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The Wikipost intro thread

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Old 05-09-16, 07:39 PM   #2
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Weird. I like it...I think.
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Old 05-09-16, 08:02 PM   #3
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Re: The Wikipost intro thread

We get this but can't get embedding of youtube videos? Booooo
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We get this but can't get embedding of youtube videos? Booooo
You can embed YouTube videos, you can't embed any other kind of video.

The wiki might have been nice back in the days when deals were a bigger thing (deal sites are where I've seen this used the most). Can't really think of any other good uses, maybe sheep games.
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Old 05-09-16, 08:18 PM   #5
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Yeah, fixing embeds for other services would be much more useful then this. Cool feature though, glad that some work is being done.
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Old 05-09-16, 08:48 PM   #6
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Re: The Wikipost intro thread

I don't have any experience with other forums which use this feature, so I have trouble seeing the benefit. Can someone explain how it could best be used?
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Old 05-09-16, 09:39 PM   #7
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You can embed YouTube videos, you can't embed any other kind of video.

The wiki might have been nice back in the days when deals were a bigger thing (deal sites are where I've seen this used the most). Can't really think of any other good uses, maybe sheep games.
I can embed a YT by doing that stupid link shortening thing. I just want to copy the code and paste it from YT. I can't do that anymore therefore, I can't embed YT videos.
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Old 05-09-16, 10:06 PM   #8
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Yeah. I don't give a fuck about this wikipost. Give us access to post videos from wherever and able to post tweets. Jesus. This site is out of date.
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Old 05-09-16, 10:43 PM   #9
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I think we should have a tier of those who can edit posts in certain forums, versus just the 90/90 rule.
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Can someone give an example where this would be useful?
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I don't have any experience with other forums which use this feature, so I have trouble seeing the benefit. Can someone explain how it could best be used?
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Can someone give an example where this would be useful?
I've been trying to think of a situation where this would be beneficial. The closest thing I can think of would be an instance where the first post of a thread really needed to be updated with some useful information and the OP had disappeared or was slow to make a change.

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Perhaps an example: You have the long Disney Rewards thread in the "Hot Deals" forum. Occasionally, someone will post a bonus code that folks can use for points on their individual accounts. At times, it doesn't take long before that code might be "buried" as a number of posts follow. I suppose it could be put in that top area, assuming it always remains at the top of each page. It would then be easier to locate a current promo/code. Granted, those folks looking for codes like that usually subscribe to the thread or check it when it is bumped.
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Re: The Wikipost intro thread

The most useful I can think of is in deals forum. But I doubt there would be upkeep.
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I've been trying to think of a situation where this would be beneficial. The closest thing I can think of would be an instance where the first post of a thread really needed to be updated with some useful information and the OP had disappeared or was slow to make a change.

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Perhaps an example: You have the long Disney Rewards thread in the "Hot Deals" forum. Occasionally, someone will post a bonus code that folks can use for points on their individual accounts. At times, it doesn't take long before that code might be "buried" as a number of posts follow. I suppose it could be put in that top area, assuming it always remains at the top of each page. It would then be easier to locate a current promo/code. Granted, those folks looking for codes like that usually subscribe to the thread or check it when it is bumped.
One of the exact instances where I think it would be useful.

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The most useful I can think of is in deals forum. But I doubt there would be upkeep.
Agreed. Something that may require someone to jump through a few hoops to get, or use a specific link, or where items included in sale may change frequently, etc. Also, when there used to be a thread for single bigger releases. The wiki could be used to list links for the different stores and their exclusives.

The other websites that I have seen use the wiki post function always seem to put it after the initial post in a thread. This way people know what the thread is about before they see the wiki post. I think I find that setup a bit more useful than putting the wiki post first as it woudl appear they may be doing here.
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If this is inevitable, I hope they're not expanded by default.
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Old 05-10-16, 10:40 AM   #15
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Has anyone viewed this via mobile.

I'm lazy, and my phone is off.
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Re: The Wikipost intro thread

We have a running thread for the Tapped Out mobile game, and the first post is, among other things, a list of player IDs for people who want to add friends. Only the OP can add new names, so that might be a use case for this feature.
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I always enjoy new features
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We have a running thread for the Tapped Out mobile game, and the first post is, among other things, a list of player IDs for people who want to add friends. Only the OP can add new names, so that might be a use case for this feature.
New gamer tag threads in general seems nice for this
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Old 05-10-16, 11:48 AM   #19
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Especially when that OP take a year-long hiatus from DVDTalk...

But actually, yes, I was thinking the same thing for my OP in the Simpsons Tapped Out thread. We had a similar situation with the Battlefield Bad Company 2 thread, as well. I enjoy being "keeper" of the OP and yet I'm not always the best at updating and it may be better to put it in the hands of the people. One thing I did do well is spring cleaning and organizing, which we'd just have to hope happens or else I'd still do that in the wiki.
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I hope they're not expanded by default.
There will be two ways to "hide" it -- one is to close it in any page, which cookies you; the other is a setting in your userCP that we will turn on today, called "hide all wikis" which will reduce them all to a narrow bar. I do not recommend this, as you will essentially never see them.

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Has anyone viewed this via mobile.
Wikiposts are not viewable in the current mobile skin but will be in the next version.
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Wikiposts are not viewable in the current mobile skin but will be in the next version.
I've made myself a note to check that out in 2023.
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Thought of a good use of this. Take, for example, the OJ Simpson thread or something. The wiki can be used to highlight key updates for example:

OJ suspected in Murder <link to post>
OJ being chased by police <link to post>
OJ trial to start <link to post>
OJ found not guilty <link to post>
OJ Arrested again <link to post>
OJ found guilty - prison <link to post>
OJ released from prison <link to post>
OJ found dead <link to post>
Fred Goldman arrested for OJ's Death <link to post>
Trump Pardons Fred Goldman <link to post>
etc..

For those long threads..
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There will be two ways to "hide" it -- one is to close it in any page, which cookies you; the other is a setting in your userCP that we will turn on today, called "hide all wikis" which will reduce them all to a narrow bar. I do not recommend this, as you will essentially never see them.



Wikiposts are not viewable in the current mobile skin but will be in the next version.

But shouldn't they always contain the ability to expand them if we choose to see the content, even if we "hide" them in the settings? I would hate to lose that ability if I "hide" them in the settings, but I would also hate to have to wade through them every time I choose to open a thread.
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Replace Explorer with DVDTalk. By 2030, the forum will be able to embed Tweets. Sadly, by 2030, Twitter doesn't exist anymore.

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I finally embraced the 'new posts' link and 'go to newest post' button a couple years ago. Can't believe I waited so long, there is no other logical way to use the forum imho. I think most of us do this so we automatically skip what we've already read and don't waste time.

But because of this, I rarely see the top of threads. And I'm certainly not going to scroll to the top everytime I visit a thread.
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