Talk:CPC Forever

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I would like to upload the third issue but it isn´t possible due to it´s filesize. Could/would anybody of the admins allow to upload this file?

I'm really not sure about this; the wiki is not supposed to be a file server for all things CPC. Manuals and hard-to-find stuff are welcome, but a contemporary fanzine? I don't think so, really... Since it's hosted elsewhere anyway! 17:41, 12 September 2006 (CEST)
in my opinion the WIKI ist the Chance to also get a hughe Source for Files, Fanzines, Documents, Demos and Stuff. One of the reasons why you have got "unlimited" WebSpace with a capacity of totally 100 GB is, that you shall allow users to upload everything they want, as long as it is within the law.. cause i think its the best way to post informations about something WITH the files together.. What about a Demo from Prodatron with the ability to download it as DSK without searching the web.. what about reading about CPC-Forever and the ability to download the whole shit.. Thats the thing i am dreaming about.. a full "information-portal" for every CPC-Think.. not only a Wiki with text-informations.. If my dreams doesnt confirm with yours.. maybe you should tell me :-)

Regs.. Kangaroo

I agree completely with Kangaroo.. This is the chance for creating a completly new "thing" for the CPC.. Much more coherent than anthing currently existing! --Ygdrazil 09:55, 13 September 2006 (CEST)
Same for me, too. I think it is a great idea (and I already talked with Kanga and Tolkin about that on the Xzentrix meeting). Only one thing gives me a headache: the backup. It should be possible to do a backup from the outside of the Wiki, because I never want to see something like or LIP6 again. People put so much work in this wiki and so we should think about something like on Wikipedia: Database Download We talked about a simple script which creates a SQL dump and stores the uploaded data (maybe run weekly) --Octoate 12:01, 13 September 2006 (CEST)
I both agree and disagreem so let's keep this discussion going :) It's one thing hosting some rare file, and another something of a wide circulation. Also, it's one thing hosting a more or less rare dsk (which cannot be found on the online archives), which is a few tens of kb big, and another thing hosting a PDF of several megabytes.. I was going to say that we could perhaps host interesting video files, but then again Google Video does that so much better...
Then again it's the issue of archiving. Right now Kangaroo's interface allows me to back the whole thing up, package it and download it (I think). Which is ok for a few megabytes, but can you really handle it if it gets out of hand? Already it's getting pretty big with all the files that have been uploaded... So, although I think that indeed the chance of creating a completely new "thing", as Ygdrazil put it, is exciting, we _must_ use some common sense about the files we can use. Otherwise it may become a cancerous "thing", growing out of all proportion and becoming... what? The CPC ueber-archive? Shall we decide to mirror all the DSK archives out there?
Ok, maybe that could be the case. But we need to agree on it first instead of it becoming a fact on its own. And then, where do we stop? Will we also become a new GameBase, duplicating the Zone's content?
Just give your thoughts... By the way, I'm agiant rying to fix the upload problems. But I CAN'T GET IT TO WORK, FOR THE LIFE OF IT!!! ARGHHHHHH!!! 14:03, 13 September 2006 (CEST)