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danvonberlin

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What is meant by "Wiki" in the forums
« on: January 29, 2007, 02:44:40 pm »

In the printing forums, "wiki" is commonly used as a reference i.e.:

"I will add this to the Wiki FAQ when a bit more information is available"
"I saw on the 5000 Wiki that someone noticed no difference between 6x9 prints..."
"Some of the folks on Wiki have said these tiny white specks may..."

What is meant by "Wiki" - Surely not wikipedia.org? Or does it?
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Jeremy Roussak

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 02:47:20 pm »

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In the printing forums, "wiki" is commonly used as a reference i.e.:

"I will add this to the Wiki FAQ when a bit more information is available"
"I saw on the 5000 Wiki that someone noticed no difference between 6x9 prints..."
"Some of the folks on Wiki have said these tiny white specks may..."

What is meant by "Wiki" - Surely not wikipedia.org? Or does it?
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=98133\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

From typing "define:wiki" into Google:

Definitions of wiki on the Web:

A website or similar online resource which allows users to add and edit content collectively.
www.parliament.vic.gov.au/sarc/E-Democracy/Final_Report/Glossary.htm

A collection of websites of hypertext, each of them can be visited and edited by anyone. “Wiki wiki” means "rapidly" in the Hawaiian language.
www.cpsr-peru.org/english_version/privacy_ngo/part4

online collaboration model and tool that allows any user to edit some content of webpages through a simple browser.
mobileman.projects.supsi.ch/glossary.html

A wiki is a web application that allows users to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows anyone to edit the content. Wiki also refers to the collaborative software used to create such a website (see Wiki software).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIKI

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Jonathan Wienke

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 03:02:25 pm »

You might have tried going to the web site being mentioned (I spent maybe 20 seconds doing a Google search on IPF5000 wiki to find it); it would have eliminated your need to start this unnecessary thread. The site URL is also posted in the printer forum.
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danvonberlin

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 03:56:15 pm »

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You might have tried going to the web site being mentioned (I spent maybe 20 seconds doing a Google search on IPF5000 wiki to find it); it would have eliminated your need to start this unnecessary thread. The site URL is also posted in the printer forum.
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=98142\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Posting a new thread WAS necessary, as the hundreds of search results in the printer forum and elsewhere never mentioned the site URL you posted. "Wiki" was used as a general term, a destination and even a verb. And why would I have googled "IPF5000 wiki" when that was not the question I was asking? None-the-less, clarification noted.
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