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    We are looking for volunteers.

    We'd like to get everything in the Help Files and Links over into the wiki, so David can kill those two tabs and make room for other stuff.

    Some is big, some is small...
    We appreciate anything that can be done.

    If you are interested in helping us out, just pick one thing that seems interesting, move it into the wiki (some copy / paste and probably some formatting). Then post here what you added to the wiki (both the source link and the wiki page) and we will remove the original help / link.

    By posting here, others will know that something is already done.
    Thanks.

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    Hmmm... where can I see how to create categories and link stuff? I've created a page ( Shaving Soap - Straight Razor Place Wiki ) from the Help files, but dont know how to add it to the index.

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    To be honest, I have no clue. I hope that one of the other wiki contributors will chime in shortly.'
    But thanks a lot for helping us with this.
    Last edited by Bruno; 12-23-2008 at 01:34 PM.
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    Cornelius, thanks! That page looks good, and we could do that with most of the pdfs in the help files.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    We are looking for volunteers.

    We'd like to get everything in the Help Files and Links over into the wiki, so David can kill those two tabs and make room for other stuff
    Everything that can be moved was moved over the last few days: Upload log - Straight Razor Place Wiki

    There are three or four pdf files that exceed the wiki size limitation and cannot be moved. I converted all the .doc files to .pdf format (that had not already been converted - necessary for the wiki as the wiki will not upload .doc files) and moved them as well. The videos were not moved as the wiki will not accept video file extensions as uploads. I did not move the "FAQ-how to add files to the help files" document and the Mac OS files were not moved either because of file extension limitation. There were also three or four files that will not open either from the help files link here or from the old SRP help files section so they were not uploaded either.

    At this point, the help files need to have category tags added to each and every one so that they will be visible when a user clicks on any category. I plan on trimming down the category structure later today. Unless I am mistaken, I think the wiki is not available for user editing until the wiki contest winner has been announced on January 11.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelius View Post
    Hmmm... where can I see how to create categories and link stuff? I've created a page ( Shaving Soap - Straight Razor Place Wiki ) from the Help files, but dont know how to add it to the index.
    I'm not quite sure I understand the question. I create categories by calling for them within the article itself like this: [[Category:NewCategory|New Category]]
    What sort of link are you wanting to make? Something you might find helpful is the "View Source" tab at the top of each wiki article. By viewing source, you can see how others have created links and categories
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    ...post here what you added to the wiki (both the source link and the wiki page) and we will remove the original help / link.

    By posting here, others will know that something is already done.
    dwessell was cracking the whip yesterday before I saw this thread, so I apologize in advance for those of you who were looking forward to moving the help files yourself. Go find more good stuff on the web (get permission to use if it's copyrighted) and upload it to the wiki! Or follow Cornelius' lead and manually converting the text in the pdf files to new pages. You can find links below
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    Here is the Wiki name list of the moved files. All these files were moved and renamed in accordance with their previous directory structure.

    Oliver Seely Physical Properties of Common Woods.pdf
    IdentifyPlastics001.pdf
    CelluloidInfo.pdf
    ID PLASTICS IVORY BONES MORE.pdf
    Identify-plastics1.pdf
    ID PLASTICS IVORY BONES MORE.pdf
    SRP ART1.jpg
    Shaving soap and aftershave.pdf* - converted by Cornelius to wiki page here
    The-Straight-Razor-Shave.pdf
    Simply Shaving.pdf
    Superfly scythingmotion.gif
    The Shave.pdf
    Shavediag2.gif
    Shavediag1.gif
    Scythingmotion.gif
    Muehle-Pinsel Shaving Tips English-German.pdf
    Muehle-Pinsel Shaving Tips.pdf
    Cutting angle.jpg
    Blade angle.jpg
    StropInst.pdf
    Why diamond pastes have conflicting grit sizes.pdf
    Toishi Waterstone.pdf
    T-I-paste-analysis.jpg
    Swaty Instructions Page 2.jpg
    Swaty Instructions Page 1.jpg
    Stropped.jpg
    Proper honing.jpg
    Four sided strop.jpg
    Norton Pyramid Honing Guide.pdf
    Norton Pike History.pdf
    Norton1.gif
    Grits General Info DATA.pdf
    Micro Chart.jpg
    Linen is a plant.pdf
    Honing motion.gif
    Sharpening.gif
    Z hone.gif
    Good bad angles on hone.jpg
    Diamond Compound Standard Availability.pdf
    Blade position on hone.jpg
    Straight Razor History & Details.pdf
    Straight Razor Care.pdf
    PUMA Gutmann Cat no21 1990a.jpg
    Razor Sharpening And Using Tips.pdf
    German Manufacturing History.pdf
    Razor Central Manual.pdf
    Razor Anatomy.pdf
    Puma Information.pdf
    Mike Thomson Handle Making.pdf
    Henckels Instructions.gif
    Great Dovo Information.pdf
    1902 Sears Catalog Razors Intro.pdf
    Barbbook lrg.pdf
    1961 Barbering Text - Honing.pdf
    1922 Maher n Grosh -44 Howo to Shave Pg50.pdf
    Ebay Names 04-17-08 PDF.pdf

    These are the Help Files that were not moved.

    Henckels Catalog (file size exceeds Wiki limitation)
    knife sharpening (file size exceeds Wiki limitation)
    hanging hair (file is corrupted - file extension not allowed by Wiki for uploading anyway)
    x pattern (file extension not allowed by Wiki for uploading)
    how Much Stroping (file is corrupted)
    axiums of shaving - newbys take note (file is corrupted)
    Practice and Science of Standard Barbering 1967 (file size exceeds Wiki limitation)
    super fly hanging hair test (file is corrupted - file extension not allowed by Wiki for uploading anyway)
    Stroping (file extension not allowed by Wiki for uploading)
    Norbert Schick honing one (file extension not allowed by Wiki for uploading)

    PS Removing the help files themselves will render many referenced links in the forum over the past several months invalid. I hope we are only removing the help files link from the main page
    Last edited by hoglahoo; 12-23-2008 at 02:28 PM. Reason: inserted help files links
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    Thanks a million Lee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    Everything that can be moved was moved over the last few days: Upload log - Straight Razor Place Wiki
    Oh, great! In that case, we "only" need to format it and add it to the wiki.


    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    I think the wiki is not available for user editing until the wiki contest winner has been announced on January 11.
    I just tried, and you're right, I can only edit my own pages, not those of others. That's not a problem, though, as I have no intention of editing other people's wikis. Unless I see spelling mistakes or something.


    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    I'm not quite sure I understand the question. I create categories by calling for them within the article itself like this: [[Category:NewCategory|New Category]]
    Does that add a subcategory or only a page? I did this (I think) and it added a page, but not a subcategory. I'm not sure why we get uncategorized pages?


    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    What sort of link are you wanting to make? Something you might find helpful is the "View Source" tab at the top of each wiki article. By viewing source, you can see how others have created links and categories
    I'm trying to add a subcategory containing the page I created, but have only been able to add a page (that shows in Pages at the bottom of the category). Following your message, I viewed the sources of other pages and understood what to add at the end of the text to make it happen. But I have not figured out how to add a subcategory (assuming I have "permission" to do this).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelius View Post
    Does that add a subcategory or only a page? I did this (I think) and it added a page, but not a subcategory. I'm not sure why we get uncategorized pages?
    It adds a category, and the category is displayed as a page. I'm not sure about the uncategorized pages.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelius View Post
    I'm trying to add a subcategory containing the page I created, but have only been able to add a page (that shows in Pages at the bottom of the category). Following your message, I viewed the sources of other pages and understood what to add at the end of the text to make it happen. But I have not figured out how to add a subcategory (assuming I have "permission" to do this).
    A subcategory is just a category that has another category called within it. Check out this category page showing subcategories. Click on one of the subcategories and view source, and you will see they are simply category pages as well, but that they are tagged to be included within the equipment category

    So to create a subcategory, you create a category and then from within that new category, you link it to an existing category like so: [[Category:ExistingCategory|Existing Category]. Wiki will (I hope) automatically sort it out as a subcategory

    That is about the extent of what I know right there, I hope it helps
    Last edited by hoglahoo; 12-23-2008 at 05:55 PM.
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    I'm sorry, but I dont understand.

    I want the page to become a subcategory as illustrated below.
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    Sorry, I missed an important step. The Category:Shaving_Soap page cannot only be called, it must be saved before it is actually created. Once created with the [[Category:Equipment]] in the page, then it appears in the category tree.

    Take a look: http://straightrazorpalace.com/srpwi...y:Shaving_Soap

    I tried to make your article a category and became very confused!
    Last edited by hoglahoo; 12-23-2008 at 08:47 PM.
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    da bomb enabled the moving of the rest of the help files yesterday and now everything that is going to be moved has been moved. The links can be found on the Wiki main page

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