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Nibbles
10-31-2009, 07:13 AM
While searching for a metadata editor, I came across Semantic Mediawiki (http://semantic-mediawiki.org/). After playing around with it, while it didn't suit my need, I thought it would be perfect for FIRSTwiki. It is a plugin for Mediawiki which can, among other things, be used to define information about something, and then recall it elsewhere in the Wiki, in a table format for instance. It could be used to automatically generate team lists from individual team pages, no manual editing needed.

An upgrade from MediaWiki 1.6.5 to the latest would be needed, and a few lines of changes to the MediaWiki configuration file.

If this is a possibility I could do more playing around, or possibly host a demo.

Tanner
03-03-2010, 08:40 PM
I've played around with it a bit in a FIRST-type setting (secret project) and I have to say it is quite nice to use. I'm using it for members, years, executives, mentors, sponsors, robots, and some other things. It's quite nice to be able to query the wiki and get results without having to work to keep multiple pages in "sync". It's a bit limited in some areas, but it works well overall.

-Tanner

Foster
03-04-2010, 07:10 AM
Dynamic Page List (DPL) (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DynamicPageList_(third-party)) is what we use with our site Team1640.com (http://team1640.com) to pull data together. For lightweight data lifting it's good. If you are going to try to do a TBA type data site, the Semantic Mediawiki would be a better choice. You could do most of it with DPL.

TBA has some mega-cool data features that would be hard to replicate using either Semantic or DPL. But then you are forcing a horse to swim, it works but not the best results.

Astronouth7303
03-11-2010, 09:40 PM
See, for those statistics and such, I was thinking about writing something to just pull data from TBA. One less thing to maintain for 3300 pages

Tanner
03-11-2010, 10:49 PM
See, for those statistics and such, I was thinking about writing something to just pull data from TBA. One less thing to maintain for 3300 pages

For like wins/losses and general statistics like that, a TBA extension would be nice. But as far as general organization, Semantic MediaWiki might be very useful just to keep it easy to change information.

-Tanner