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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #50 on: 06:36, 13 June 16 »
Not sure if I'm opening up a can of worms with this suggestion, initially I thought what this forum needs is a "Back in the Day" category, but I don't know to what end it would end (hence the Can of Worms). For example there's the "Old Hardware"/"New Hardware", "Old Games"/"New Games", "Old Applications"/"New Applications" and "Old Programming Languages"/"New Programming Languages".


I'm raising this now because of this thread, but apparently it was something which needed a "New School" solution.


So I thought that perhaps this will be becoming more of a regular occurrence in the Future, given the amount of new gadgets & software being produced?


But I don't know how it should proceed, if it could be implemented with minimum overhead, that maybe better than opening a new Category for example. By that I mean something like an Off-Topic Button or another Message Icon, though people may forget to use it if they are talking about the 80s/early 90s, which is where a Category for all that old stuff (Game, Programming, Hardware, etc) could go, though one would have Label in the Subject the category, or maybe not, I don't know.



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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #51 on: 12:51, 13 June 16 »
When does 2000-2010 fall into the "back in the days" category from the "new school" one?  :D

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #52 on: 13:21, 13 June 16 »
When does 2000-2010 fall into the "back in the days" category from the "new school" one?  :D


Well if it does, I've incorrectly assumed people were talking about the period from 1984-1995 when they were talking about 2000-2010.



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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #53 on: 10:07, 14 June 16 »
I'm really not sure what's special about that thread or what the new category (categories?) would include... can you make it a bit clearer?

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #54 on: 17:24, 15 June 16 »
Hi Gryzor!

Could you change the maximum file upload size on the Wiki to, say, 100 MB? 28 MB is simply not enough for some CPC books as PDFs — the high image compression ratio causes artifacting. I'd like to upload higher-quality versions.

P.S. The file in question is http://cpcwiki.eu/imgs/0/0d/Koch%2C_Intelligenz_in_BASIC.pdf , the text looks really bad in the 25 MB version. I have the 85 MB original I'd like to post.
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #55 on: 13:57, 16 June 16 »
Hello Morn!


Thanks for the comment. The limit is intentional because, even though the server can handle it, people tend to abuse largesse :D What we do is that whenthere's real need for huge files I up them through FTP. If you have a way to upload them somewhere let me know, otherwise I'll give you access :)

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #56 on: 17:45, 16 June 16 »
Maybe I could simply email the file to you if e.g. you have a Google account or something like that with lots of inbox space—or you could give me FTP access temporarily.

I don't really want to upload the file to a cloud hoster like box.com or Google Drive because strictly speaking, these book scans are copyright violations. So I feel they should go into the Wiki directly.
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #57 on: 17:58, 16 June 16 »
You can always upload it to drive as private, that's not against any laws, but sure, try emailing it to me :) I don't know what gmail's limit is, but my address is krakout.

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #58 on: 19:28, 16 June 16 »
OK, it looks like files > 25 MB need to use a Google Drive link anyway…
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #59 on: 20:33, 16 June 16 »
P.S. I've sent you another file, Gryzor.
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #60 on: 21:56, 16 June 16 »
P.S. The file in question is http://cpcwiki.eu/imgs/0/0d/Koch%2C_Intelligenz_in_BASIC.pdf , the text looks really bad in the 25 MB version. I have the 85 MB original I'd like to post.

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #61 on: 23:18, 16 June 16 »
Klasse Buch. Kannte ich noch nicht.
Yes, the disk image is also on the CPC Wiki. Also note the Wiki has categories for scanned books: Category:Scanned books - CPCWiki and AI books: Category:Artificial Intelligence books - CPCWiki

It's funny how AI research has come full circle and is finally as hot now in 2016 as it was in the late 1980s. Finally a lot of the things these books envisaged have come to fruition, e.g. image recognition and text translation. It just took much longer than anticipated.
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #62 on: 15:05, 21 June 16 »
Klasse Buch. Kannte ich noch nicht.
P.S. Gryzor has uploaded my original scan today, it really helps with legibility, especially the code samples and the light-blue text in the outer margin: [EDITED]
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #63 on: 16:23, 21 June 16 »
Apologies man, I edited your post; I would like the links to reside in the wiki itself, in the relevant articles, for obvious reasons...

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #64 on: 12:04, 24 October 16 »
Looking at the menu at the top of the forum page I don't see the option to go to the wiki site, as in  http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Main_Page
Sure it used to be there before, now I wonder where it could have got to.............   :blank:



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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #65 on: 12:06, 24 October 16 »
This is true, I should add it again at some point.

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #66 on: 12:34, 24 October 16 »
Good stuff.

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #67 on: 10:26, 28 December 16 »
@Gryzor Is there a problem adding a Link back to the Main Page of the Wiki?
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #68 on: 10:51, 28 December 16 »
Unfortunately, yes. It's a manual edit, and I promised myself I won't be doing any manual hack'n'slash to the new installation...

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #69 on: 22:53, 28 December 16 »
Unfortunately, yes. It's a manual edit, and I promised myself I won't be doing any manual hack'n'slash to the new installation...

That's a shame, still it's better to be safe than sorry.
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #70 on: 03:20, 15 July 17 »
Hi Admin


The security settings for some photos are FAULTY i have been trying for 30 minutes to send a second photo as a .Jpg " FAILED " I then took a picture on my mac of the same photo as a .png " FAILED "
I still cannot send the photo ??????????????????????????????????????????


Please fix


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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #71 on: 09:07, 15 July 17 »
Man, you don't really offer much detail...


If you do a search on the forum, there is a long-standing bug within SMF where some photos will fail due to security restrictions, when they shouldn't. Trying to upload the same photo again, or another photo with the same filename, will fail again.

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #72 on: 09:28, 15 July 17 »
Man, you don't really offer much detail...


If you do a search on the forum, there is a long-standing bug within SMF where some photos will fail due to security restrictions, when they shouldn't. Trying to upload the same photo again, or another photo with the same filename, will fail again.
Hi Gryzor


OK thanks I will have to be Patient.
I am using a Mac and the Photos came from the new Photos Program, and from a screen shot Not via Photos.
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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #73 on: 09:29, 15 July 17 »
Try to open the file in an editing program, save it again with another filename and try uploading again!

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Re: Have your say on the Wiki!
« Reply #74 on: 01:15, 11 May 18 »
Superb, this must be the section to have a whinge about stuff!
Erm, so I stumbled upon an ancient thread about Amsoft catalogues and then got to this page....


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Amsoft_Software_Catalogue

Uhh, so are we likely to see the goodies, what happened?
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