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edmonds59
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reddan wrote:…what’s the worst that can happen?

Uh, people might yell at me?
LOL!


edmonds59
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Well, I put something in to try it out. :/


Drewbacca
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jonawebb wrote:Well, it’s there, and I don’t know if we really need a consensus for this. It’s not like we’re taking anything away from anybody. Go for it.

edmonds is just some sort of socialist bureaucrat wanting everything to go to committee. :p

Act first, ask questions later*… or else this never gets off the ground n’at. ;)

*just like a healthy marriage.


reddan
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Act first, ask questions later*… or else this never gets off the ground n’at. ;)
*just like a healthy marriage.

I think you should start a wiki page to preserve such gems of relationship advice…it’d be a shame for them to sink into obscurity.

:-)


reddan
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Act first, ask questions later*… or else this never gets off the ground n’at. ;)
*just like a healthy marriage.

I think you should start a wiki page to preserve such gems of relationship advice…it’d be a shame for them to sink into obscurity.

:-)


edmonds59
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I am not a bureaucrat! :D


Drewbacca
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jonawebb wrote:
I think it’s something Dan has to do.

That’s what I figured, thanks for finding that.

I’m not sure if Dan already had something in mind or if he was waiting for someone to throw something together.

Two other ideas I’ve had. 1. use the design of the bike-racks. 2. I have some ideas in my head but I need to grab a set of markers and draw them out… then again, the image would start to get more complex and simple is probably best/better.


paulheckbert
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I put some starter content at http://bikingpgh.com/index.php?title=Main_Page . So far it’s pretty terse: mostly links to elsewhere. But it’s links I’ve found very useful over the years.

Is no one else adding to the wiki yet?


edmonds59
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That looks nice!
I put some test text on the “Slow Biking” page (still waiting for some permission) that jonawebb linked to above, but how does that connect to that main page??


jonawebb
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paulheckbert wrote:Is no one else adding to the wiki yet?

I’ve been adding content, of course. The ‘Discussion’ tab on the main page has info on what’s going on. There’s a page http://bikingpgh.com/index.php?title=Work_in_progress that keeps track of the pages being added.

edmonds59 wrote:how does that connect to that main page??

The main page has to be edited appropriately to link to the page you added. You can do that. Jump right in.

Also, MediaWiki comes with pages to automatically track changes — click on ‘Special Pages’ on the left.


Drewbacca
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I’m working on some stuff off site, but haven’t gotten around to transferring yet.

Following Paul’s lead, I’m starting to add some of my bookmarked links where appropriate. I think we should keep internet links on a different page though.


edmonds59
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jonawebb wrote:You can do that.

Ha, ha, chortle, chortle. I can’t even work that ACA site.


StuInMcCandless
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I will contribute eventually. This is about seventh on a list of five things I get to in any given night, and I will not work on it at work.


Ahlir
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Added some Main Page stuff.
Also, a disclaimer on the Dangerous Drivers page.


Drewbacca
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Shop list is up, someone please check links and physical locations.
http://bikingpgh.com/index.php?title=Shops

I know one of these is incorrect, but I don’t know which is the current address:
Top Gear – Peters TWP, PA 4047 Washington Rd. McMurray (412) 343-6885
TRM Cycles 4100 Library Rd, Castle Shannon (412) 343-6885 ?


Pierce
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I’m not sure how to best implement this, but I’m interested in the idea of potentially mapping out people’s frequent routes and have them all overlaid on a big Pittsburgh map with the potential for notes to show up if you click on a certain highlighted section

My idea is that people who ride a lot probably have figured out the best routes; It’d be kind of like a dynamic BikePGH map


jonawebb
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@Pierce, yeah, i’ve been thinking about that too. You don’t want just a list, you want some geographic guide. But I don’t know how to implement it either and have been hoping someone will come up with a good idea. I think Google has some tools for making your own maps.


edmonds59
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Well I kludged around with my bit and seemed to make something out of it.
I put it on the main page outline where it made sense, open to revision.
Opinions welcome.


Drewbacca
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edmonds59 wrote:Well I kludged around with my bit and seemed to make something out of it.
I put it on the main page outline where it made sense, open to revision.
Opinions welcome.

Works for now. We can make it a subcategory later if we add more cycling-style links i.e. polo, velodrome, etc.


jonawebb
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We had a spam attack, so Dan restricted account creation to sysops. So if you need an account on the wiki, ask me, Dan, or Ted.

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