Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby Jordan » Fri May 16, 2008 7:40 am

Sounds like a good plan. :huohu:
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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby Harimau » Fri May 16, 2008 10:21 am

Worthwhile testing.

Suggest setting up an initial group and testing it on one or two articles/topics first.
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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby James » Fri May 16, 2008 3:21 pm

Yeah. Maybe a gaming article and a novel/history article. Stuff which is fairly accessible.

I was thinking perhaps a DW6 info article (as most of that info is available) and a 'using KMA as a source' article.
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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby Mikhail » Sat May 17, 2008 3:14 am

You doing Wei blue for the editors? Looks very similar to the regulars...
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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby Shi Tong » Sat May 17, 2008 10:41 am

James, I think this is a great idea- and putting up a couple of ideas to start with is also a good idea, it means people can start to contribute to it without it getting initially out of control.

I sincerely doubt that it would get out of control, but these things all need testing.

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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby James » Sat May 17, 2008 4:48 pm

Mikhail wrote:You doing Wei blue for the editors? Looks very similar to the regulars...

That was intentional. :)
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Shi Tong wrote:James, I think this is a great idea- and putting up a couple of ideas to start with is also a good idea, it means people can start to contribute to it without it getting initially out of control.
I sincerely doubt that it would get out of control, but these things all need testing.

Well how about that? I forgot you, Tongy! You've been drafted into the Kongming's Archives Editor usergroup. You're now a Kongming's Archives Editor and have suitable cause to celebrate!

As soon as the tool is complete I'll definitely be publishing some of the articles that are up. I'll probably also add a few articles myself. That will help people to see exactly how this works. I'll be adding a few more examples, too. All said and done the actual coding is no big deal. Anyone who learned basic BBCode can easily learn this too (as it is BBCode expanded with a few additions here and there). And once an article has been properly formatted odds are adding new content is simply a matter of copying and pasting. Code in an article like this tends to be rather repetitive. :)
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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby Ranbir » Sat May 17, 2008 4:56 pm

The colour you picked is very sexy.
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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby James » Sat May 17, 2008 4:58 pm

I've always liked it. :)
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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby Kingdom of Cheng » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:35 pm

is it still blue? cos i'm seeing purple, Which i love but I just wanna make sure i'm not going color blind.
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Re: Please provide feedback on this new idea for KMA?

Unread postby James » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:16 pm

Kingdom of Cheng wrote:is it still blue? cos i'm seeing purple, Which i love but I just wanna make sure i'm not going color blind.

Editors have purple names.
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