Originally Posted by 65GT
I guess I've just got a little more faith in this wiki system, maybe a little more faith in the individual rather than the group. From my perspective it's more about components, time-lines, and some fairly solid facts.
My take on Wiki (or my interest) is to see a historical and complete shop manual develop. What's in my unit. What other units was it common to. What was it preceded by, what was it replaced with. For any component listed, what are its specs, its maintenance and repair procedures.
gt, just a couple of note....and since i'm likely talking to my self....no more on this thread.
i'm confused my you text above.... if you have more faith in the individual rather than the group.....why would you support a wiki? open source work is ALL about the group....no one individual.
if you interest is in a historically correct document, specs, complete shop manual, components, timelines, fairly solid facts....well most of this info has or is already done....histories exist, shop manuals have been written. component lists are available online (maybe not your model). aren't there already appliance manual from bargman to yatzi? from the solar makers to alcoa?
are factory folks gonna contribute....they've got the original dope...are some retired a/s or wbcci types gonna help?
is tour man don....on line here?
i do realize how smart people are here .....but a great example is.......go in the hardware store in jackson center.....and say something about an electrical component from the 70s-80s.........the guy that owns the hw store was the design engineer on the electrical systems then.......so he's got the real dope and can easily explain issues that folks here spend pages wormin' around....
will the people who have published the histories or written shop manuals or trailer repair put their own good work up? or will people snip it, fluff it, shake it 3 times and put it on the wiki as "free knowledge"
the wiki has been described here, by the boss, as
"another place to capture
the knowledge......." and comes with licensing restrictions......and reuse limits....
wasn't it you who was making such a big thing of airstream inc/thor holding back the progress of a........forums.com and so on?
maybe i'm thinking of someone else....
and while i realize the furvor in which you are on this club naming thing......wouldn't airstream/argosy wiki be more descriptive a repository on these things... wallyw.......is cute but ever wonder why the a word isn't in there?
i don't think posting questions about how/what/why this thing will work is the least bit negative....or pessimistic
wiki's aren't new in any way....except digital.
we have had open source/populist driven knowledge projects that have been extremely successful and enduring......weather watching programs rely on this group/collective effort. so too astronomy where new astronomical bodies are found or redefined by the collective eyes......and perhaps the most famous and useful of all........ the oed was offered up by a world wide collective of brains way before the digital age.
but successful projects like these had/have trained experts as the final filter....folks who can separate the the wheat from the chaf for everyones gain....without them we'd likely call stars astral bodies and no english word would have a useful history...
besides if i wanted to type something negative/pessimistic......it might be......
i'll put my wallywiki bumper sticker right next to my forums oval
and tee shirt and rabbit ears...