Welcome to the WinCustomize Wiki!

wiki wiki wiki wiki.... such a fun word

By on July 10, 2007 12:48:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

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About 2 months ago we announced that we were starting on a new WinCustomize site project, a wiki to help organize all the information out there on what skinning is, what applications there are to use, and how to best use them.  We chose a wiki instead of a static list of links for several reasons:

  1. It's a proven method for organizing and delivering information (see Wikipedia)
  2. It's open to all users to edit and contribute
  3. It quickly evolves to meet the needs of the community
A piece of the Wiki main page showing software and help links

In the past month, several members of the community have really picked the project up by the bootstraps and gone nuts adding information, developing a better layout, and working very hard to make sure the site launched with a lot of great help content.  In the past few weeks, we reached a point where there was enough content already in-place to both make the site immediately useful, and packed with plenty of examples for other users who want to add completely new content.

With us launching the site today, I'd like to thank a handful of users who were absolutely essential to getting this project off the ground.  If you look through the Recent Changes page, you'll see their names by most of the entries.  They provided the majority of the content, article templates, and the very pretty front-page and article layouts.

Island Dog BebiBulma CerebroJD
DoctorNick GreenReaper SK Originals

A few things to know before venturing onto the wiki:

  1. Content is User-Written.
    The quality of the content of the wiki is 100% dependent on what the community puts into it.  It's already off to a great start, but there are still gaps in information.  If you are knowledgeable about any skinning product, technique etc, we highly encourage you to toss in your own two cents.  If you see something is missing, create a new article from scratch!
  2. User Accounts Are NOT Linked
    If you want to edit any content on the wiki, you must login first.  However, the wiki is not tied into your Stardock.net account, so you'll need to create a new, wiki-specific account.  Eventually, account integration is a goal, so to make that future process simpler, please use the same username and email address you have registered to login to WinCustomize.
  3. The Sky's The Limit
    There is no limit to the content that can be added to the wiki.  If you think there's a skinning topic that should be represented, you can add it!  Editing the wiki is easy to learn and we already have several great help pages to learn from.  All we ask is that content stay related to the overall topic of skinning/customization.
  4. We're always looking for suggestions to improve
    This is just the start of the wiki.  Given time and feedback, we hope to continually improve it to better serve the community.  We have a great opportunity here to become the authoritative help and information resource for the skinning world, and we have every intention of doing just that.  But we'll always need the community's help through adding content and providing suggestions on how the system could be improved.

That about does it.  The doors are now open!  Go forth, read, edit and write!  If you have tutorials you've posted on WinCustomize or other sites, please please please post them to the wiki too!  All the resources you need to add to the wiki are on the front page under the "Contribute" heading!

I really hope everyone enjoys and benefits from this new site!

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July 10, 2007 1:00:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Cool
the best news of the day
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July 10, 2007 1:01:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Just took a quick look I liked what I saw. I'll go back and really give it the once over. I'm sure the community here is going to be very thankful for the time and efforts of everyone responsibile for putting this together. Good job everyone.   

One question, will you or could add a link on the WC homepage to take you to Wiki ?
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July 10, 2007 1:18:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Adding a link to the header of the site will depend on how well the wiki takes off.  I'll evaluate it again once there's more user content on the site.
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July 10, 2007 1:22:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Had to come back and let you know what a great job of putting the Wiki site together that you folks have done. Very easy to navigate around, links are there for what ever quick questions I could think of. Logged in and created an account because you folks deserve the support. I can't imagine that I would be able to add anything that would be useful, but I can see myself useing the Wiki alot.   

I don't have to pay for this either? I better check and see when I need to renew by WC and OD subscriptions.   
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July 10, 2007 1:23:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
already add two tuts on bootskin for french and spanish hope that's good
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July 10, 2007 2:44:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Please help us out, people! This project now depends on the community involvement and how much we put into it. I'll be helping out with moderating it and adding content as time goes on.  The more content that's added into the Wiki means that more people can be helped out and learn about skinning as well as customizing their PCs.   
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July 10, 2007 2:51:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Looks great   

Where would one make a request for a specific tutorial?
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July 10, 2007 3:09:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
ama02: I've created a page detailing the process at http://wiki.wincustomize.com/wiki/Help:Request_A_Page
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July 10, 2007 4:53:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Absolutely outstanding.
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July 10, 2007 6:31:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Looks pretty cool guys! Guess I'll have to get to work on a creating a dock tutorial.
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July 10, 2007 8:47:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
yay, thank Doc!   
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July 10, 2007 11:57:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
It won't let me in

none of the wiki.wincustomize links posted here show up for me.

all I get is:

Page cannot be found
The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Please try the following:

* If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.
* Open the wiki.wincustomize.com home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
* Click the Back button to try another link.

Problem: Connection timed out
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July 11, 2007 12:47:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
GreenReaper just said there's a network outage, which would explain some things being down.
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July 11, 2007 12:50:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
oh. I thought maybe AntiTroll software.
Thanks for the info Lady.
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July 11, 2007 2:10:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Wahoo! We've needed this for a long time. Kudos to the people who worked on the initial content!
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July 11, 2007 2:22:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Great news! I hope it does well. I'll help where I can (i.e. mostly DX). Nice work and thanks to everyone who got this up and running.  
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July 11, 2007 2:55:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
oh. I thought maybe AntiTroll software.
Thanks for the info Lady.



Good one Sir
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July 11, 2007 5:01:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Great work !!

but I am not able to sign in using WC Login
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July 11, 2007 5:09:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
but I am not able to sign in using WC Login


you need to create a new one it's a new site

User Accounts Are NOT Linked
If you want to edit any content on the wiki, you must login first. However, the wiki is not tied into your Stardock.net account, so you'll need to create a new, wiki-specific account. Eventually, account integration is a goal, so to make that future process simpler, please use the same username and email address you have registered to login to WinCustomize.

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July 11, 2007 8:01:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Really Nice. Great job everyone.   And I learned something new....
The chameleon actually has a name.   
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July 11, 2007 8:55:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I have to say I'm very happy with how much work has been done on the wiki by everyone since I posted the news item yesterday afternoon.  PurrBall especially has really taken to the wiki like a duck to water 
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July 11, 2007 6:27:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Nice work and thanks to all.

At this moment it doesn't look like I'll be able to contribute to it as much as possible due to some unforeseen commitments that have popped up recently. Hopefully later in the summer/early fall I can get some things together.

He he... missing one very popular widget engine, I love it!

PurrBall especially has really taken to the wiki like a duck to water


Pretty amazing for a furry!
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July 11, 2007 6:34:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
PurrBall especially has really taken to the wiki like a duck to water




Pretty amazing for a furry!


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July 11, 2007 11:35:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Oops! Guess I should have elaborated, I meant moggies don't like the water!
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July 15, 2007 4:50:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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