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Quake Expo 2009?

Poll ended at Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:15 am

Yes!
10
48%
Verily I say unto thee, Yes!
4
19%
More yes than I can shake a quad at!
6
29%
You have to eat your vegetables, now do it!
1
5%
 
Total votes : 21

Postby Error » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:59 am

like "Vote or Die!"

instead this time it's "Masturbate or Die!"
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Go for it.

Postby ijed » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:39 pm

I wasn't disappointed at all by the previous expo. It didn't wash the dishes or open a portal to the netherworld but that's not what I was expecting.

Instead it was a nice little showplace that got me to see some stuff I wouldn't have normally.

For the record, RemakeQuake will be doing a booth this year if there's an Expo.
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Postby MeTcHsteekle » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:16 am

RemakeQuake will kick more ass than a horde of slow, rotten zombies armed with drunk missile launchers standing in a mine-field...

btw have u ever hard of the FU-2??
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Postby Dr. Shadowborg » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:13 pm

I voted "Verily I say unto thee, yes!", but only because I'm wierd. =P

Incidentally, if there is one, there will be a booth for Hellsmash. (should be a pretty good year this time for Hellsmash releases too)
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Postby goldenboy » Sat May 16, 2009 6:48 pm

Remake Quake (...) btw have u ever heard of the FU-2??


Heh heh. :twisted:

Now, anyway, regarding Qexpo, the interesting question is:

Do you have something to show?

Are there enough people who have something to show? If so, why not Qexpo 09?
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Postby metlslime » Sat May 16, 2009 8:44 pm

if the quake expo does happen this year, i have an idea that i think would work if we can figure out the details. Basically: use the extra attention and interest generated by the expo to direct a sort of mass update frenzy on the quake wiki. We could probably get a lot of content added in a short time because it would feel like an "event" to people.

Now, the issues of a mob swarming the wiki are: 1. higher chance of two people editing a page at the same time, and 2. greater need for clear organization so that people who want to add stuff can easily see where to add it. So we would need to figure out an easy system for people knowing that someone else is currently (or about to) edit a page, and we would need to get the skeleton of the site built up so that all pages have an obvious home.

Perhaps we could say "only create new pages, don't edit existing ones" and if we have enough links to nonexistant pages, people can go through, find a red link, and create that page. But that means they'd need to immediately save something there that says "i'm editing this now" so the link stops being red.

Another possibility is that we have a seperate list somewhere that keeps track of which pages each contributor has "claimed" -- you start by emailing someone saying "i'll handle all of the monster_*" pages, and then that person puts your name in on those pages on the list, and so nobody would edit a page they haven't claimed. But that might be too much work and reduce the amount of spontaneous participation.
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Postby goldenboy » Sun May 17, 2009 6:54 pm

http://quake.wikia.com/wiki/Quake_Wiki

or

http://quakery.quakedev.com/qwiki/index.php/Main_P

?

1. higher chance of two people editing a page at the same time


New content can always be posted on the discussion page, then merged into the article later by a maintainer.
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Postby scar3crow » Mon May 18, 2009 1:14 am

The problem with mass updates, is the standard of quality that the mass tends to have... Erroneous data aside, the posts are generally poorly communicated, with even worse structure, and dubious language skills. Not to mention a terrible lack of multisyllabic adjectives.
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Postby metlslime » Mon May 18, 2009 4:59 am

what what? there are TWO quake wikis? i meant the one on quakedev, but... which one do is the "active" one?

EDIT: i see, one is entirely quake1-oriented, the other seems to be entirely quake4. So, i mean the Quake 1 one.
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Postby Spirit » Sun May 24, 2009 10:08 am

I think it would be great if the Quake Wiki had a proper domain so it was easy to find/remember and more approachable for "outsiders". quakewiki dot org is available. I would donate that (and pay 2 years in prior).
Would Quakedev/Echon support that?
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Postby Team Xlink » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:04 am

I would love to have a quake expo this year.


How would we go about getting our own booth for it?

I have a good number of projects and other Quake One things I have been working on.
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Postby Chip » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:09 am

We could use QuakeWiki.net for the 2009 Expo. I'll just have to figure out a way to offer booths capability in the back-end.

OK. Let me do it and I will let you know when it's ready.
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Postby negke » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:26 am

It's too late now. On such a short notice only few people would get on - not enough time to spread the word, come up with stuff to show/release etc. Save yourself the trouble and aim for a proper (biannual) expo next year.
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Postby Chip » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:37 am

negke wrote:It's too late now. On such a short notice only few people would get on - not enough time to spread the word, come up with stuff to show/release etc. Save yourself the trouble and aim for a proper (biannual) expo next year.


Why too late? We could properly promote it an spread the word for about a month, then launch it.

Is Quake Expo biannual? This means twice a year.
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Postby negke » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:43 am

Oops, biennial.

Experience has shown that is takes more than a month to get enough people interested. I doubt there would be many booths if it were to take places this year. A handful of Quake things maybe, but certainly no considerable amount of Q2 or Q3 stuff (apart from mere advertising booths).
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