Wiki TCC Wiki; an introduction.

TCC

Tokyo Cycling Club
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Over the years, there has been a lot of extremely useful and relevant information shared on the TCC forums, from a wide range of experienced and helpful people. One of the things that makes the TCC website so great is the collective power of the members' knowledge pool.

Currently, this information resides in the threads it was originally posted in, and while it is searchable, there is a lot of invaluable knowledge which has a high chance of going unseen or forgotten. We wanted to find a way to put all of this information together in a single place so that it can be used more effectively and easily by anybody needing help.

This is where the Wiki comes in. The aim is to create a comprehensive guide to everything cycling related in Japan, and give anybody the chance to easily find useful and up to date information in a single location, which can be peer-edited and fine tuned to make perfect.

To keep things understandable, and simple, the TCC Wiki will follow the standards of Wikipedia; one page per topic, with pages being linked to eachother using hot-linked words in the main body of text.

Anybody will be able to edit content, create pages, submit photography, or anything else that goes into a Wiki page, and full instructions on how to do so will be published in due course.

The technical specifications of the Wiki software will be explained and in another thread, along with instructions on how to use it.

Thanks a lot.
 

jdd

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Anybody will be able to edit content, create pages, submit photography, or anything else that goes into a Wiki page,
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How will the bad guys (spammers, bots, and those who want to change all fonts to Comic Sans, etc) be kept out?

And after a few beers, even I can be a little malicious at times...
 

TCC

Tokyo Cycling Club
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Good question.

The security features are thus...

-Standard users will not be able to do anything other than view the Wiki. In order to make any changes, a member will need to be added to a special group. When the Wiki goes live, this will simply be a case of asking everyone who wants to have access to say so. They will then be put in a new user group which has all the required privileges to get to work. Bots will not be added to this group, of course (although we did think it might be funny to give bots access to a single page, to see what it might come up with).
-All editing activity on all pages will be viewable on a 'History' tab at the top of the article. So, if anyone decides to mess things up, their handy work will be recorded for all to see, along with their username, and a detailed overview of exactly what they changed. Further, the system includes an 'Undo' feature, so we can jump back to a previous level of editing if things get damaged beyond repair.

This should be enough to protect the hard work of anybody kind enough to contribute, but if there are further concerns, please do air them,