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I don't suppose there's anyone out there with the technical knowledge to help me set up a gorgeous Suits wiki without ads where I can get my painfully detailed geek on in an environment that doesn't make my eyes bleed?

*weeps* I don't want to learn hard technical stuff, I just want to be an ocd fan

Date: 2013-06-08 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
I could totally do it! I've installed and run wikis before, I could set one up in my sleep. Php-fu is really not my strong suit, but MediaWiki is super intuitive. Hideous amount of work, though, you sure your OCD is up for the task?

Date: 2013-06-09 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol yeah that's the question I keep asking myself. awesome to know that I don't have to tackle the technical end too if I decide I'm up to the task :) thanks, bb!

Date: 2013-06-09 09:11 pm (UTC)
christycorr: Fangirls (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) (Fan.)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
Np! I'm ridiculously tempted in the sense that I know beyond any doubt I really, really don't have time for this, so of course I really want to do it. :D Oh, brain.

Date: 2013-06-09 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol SAME. well, I have time for it but I'm like, I should really, you know...leave the house instead.

Date: 2013-06-09 09:16 pm (UTC)
christycorr: Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (HP wannabe.)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
Yeah. I remember when I started this with some friends, God, I lived and breathed Harry Potter for ages. I could cite pretty much anything by chapter—instances of spells, direct quotes, aaaanything. (Lookit! *headdesk*) I'm kind of glad no other fannish project since has required that level of immersion from me, to be honest.
Edited Date: 2013-06-09 09:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-06-09 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol yes. it's a curse to be one of these people *high fives you*

Date: 2013-06-09 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
and speaking of commitment phobia - is it possible to set one of these up and monkey around with it a little without/before going live?
Edited Date: 2013-06-09 09:21 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-06-09 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
Three options. 1) It could be set up on your computer so you can browse and edit it locally (it wouldn't be online at all). 2) It could be set up somewhere and edited, and not linked to from anywhere online. (Google would probably take a good while to find it.) 3) It could be set up online like (2), only all the pages would be protected so that only registered users could edit it.

So yes. It could totally be done. Hypothetically.

Date: 2013-06-09 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
and if it's done locally, on your computer, I'm guessing it's fairly easy to push online? (I've hosted a fic archive before but it was a regular website, not any kind of php-based system, so I know nothing about those)

Date: 2013-06-09 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
Hmm. I've never tried, actually; the only wiki I hosted locally was the one where I typed up and organised my uni lecture notes (...shut up) and I never transferred it online.

I suppose in theory it could be just copying the database and some files, but if I were doing it, to be safe, I would've saved the articles in .txt files and then copied them individually. A bit more work, but then you'd be certain nothing would break horribly. (Because a wiki article isn't just the page—it's its revision history, logs, etc. It would have to be a lot of copying, and you never know. It's just more reliable this way; and creating an article really isn't a lot of work.)
Edited Date: 2013-06-09 09:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-06-09 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol, I shit you not, all I could think was THAT'S A BRILLIANT IDEA. lmfao.

hm. how would you install it locally? I'd kind of like to play wtih things but I'm not ready to commit financially yet, basically. I'm hoping I'll get partway into it and be like, lol no, and then I can stop freaking thinking about it. it's literally been plaguing me for months

Date: 2013-06-09 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
*snerk* *high fives* It was beautiful.

That depends—Mac or PC?

(I could easily get it up and running online for you to play with, if you like.)

Oh, I know the feeling! I get that every time I look for quotes or random Suits info online and there's never anything. You might get discouraged or bored halfway through—I mean, to start with, you'd have to think about taxonomy, what kind of categories and page formatting you'll use in each article. (Or if you're anything like me, just typing that sentence already makes your fingers itch. Fuck.)

Date: 2013-06-09 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

dude, if you could get it running for me to play with, that would be so awesome.

the funny thing is, I get a weird amount of zen from randomly organizing data. lol I'm such a freak.

Date: 2013-06-09 10:47 pm (UTC)
christycorr: Scotty (Star Trek XI) (So exciting!)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
Let me know if you don't receive the message with the URL, username and password :)

If you need any help fussing around with it, feel free to send me a comment! Or if you're on gtalk or whatever, I'm christycorr everywhere :)

Date: 2013-06-09 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2013-06-09 10:58 pm (UTC)
christycorr: Dash (The Incredibles) (*Squee!*)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
:D have fun!

Date: 2013-06-09 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We don't already have a wiki? Must rectify!

Date: 2013-06-09 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ugh, we do but it's terrible. I mean, terrible, I can't even stand to look at it

Date: 2013-06-10 09:12 am (UTC)
ext_2583: "Lady Agnew" by John Singer Sargent (Suits: Harvey)
From: [identity profile]
I fully support this plan - we so desperately need a good wiki in this fandom. I will even help you!


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