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  1. Mr. Humphreys

    Mr. Humphreys S7 Royalty

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    Hey Admins and interested toybians, just wondering if there is any interest re. the possibility of appointing database admins to update the toy databases here on Skullbrain? A sort of Skullbrainopedia worker bees?

    i.e.
    Butanohana
    Main
    http://skullbrain.org/bb/index.php?threads/butanohana-database-a-visual-guide.39197/
    "New" Stuff
    http://skullbrain.org/bb/index.php?threads/new-butanohana.34259/

    Zollmen
    http://skullbrain.org/bb/index.php?threads/zollmen-database-updated-10-21-12.28872/

    Shikaruna
    http://skullbrain.org/bb/index.php?threads/shikaruna-koubo-database-updated-2-18-12.24151/

    Yamomark
    http://skullbrain.org/bb/index.php?threads/yamomark-database.33461/

    *There are more databases on the boards, but I've only listed the ones that Chris and Sancx33 (Yamomark db hasn't been updated for awhile) created, which would be nice to update.

    Would love to see a database for Toygraph Racers (i.e. it would be great to add photos of one-offs, which I think Scobot and Mr Fox have), Swimmy Design Labs, Sunguts, Charactics, Bemons!

    Right now, the member who created a dbase topic, is the only user allowed to update the "main" dbase (vs. multiple people posting separate entries over many pages in the same topic). I would love to see the Buta database updated with ongoing releases and to consolidate items in the "new buta" topic, on a continous "first" page. If the dbase originator is no longer able to edit the updates, then it might be beneficial to have several volunteers to add updates, in order to keep things current? This is in no way meant to disrespect Chris/Lixx (as well as other members who created toy databases) as I admire and appreciate the multiple databases he (and others) started, but I think he would've wanted to keep the content as an ongoing and current reference? Also, multiple editors can share the time and effort for maintenance--I'm refering to databases in which the originator is no longer here and/or can't do the updates. It's probably not an easy thing to do, as some concerns at first thought would be:

    -who gets to be editors? (interested volunteers who've been around for awhile, that won't delete relevant stuff)
    -can a topic be restored from backup if something happens?
    -will editors be given a general login in order to modify a dbase or can they use their regular username accounts (i.e. user group levels)
    -how should images be hosted? (i.e. a dedicated flickr or IG account or ???)
    *I'm sure there are other things to consider, just some initial thoughts :)

    Just gauging the toy waters for how people feel about this :razz:
     
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    Roger Prototype

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    Where is the toy database?
     
  3. Mr. Humphreys

    Mr. Humphreys S7 Royalty

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    Oh sorry Roger! :oops: I added the links to the databases above.
    But now that you're here, is this something we can do on the new Sofubi Wiki platform? I'm not a coder by any sense, but a complete luddite.
    I forgot about this new resource! :oops:
    https://sofubiki.com/
     
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    I thought you might have been referring to the figure databases on the Super7 site. Remember those?

    Yes, I think Sofubiki is an excellent place for those. It's simpler than you'd think. Tagging @l3rett on this.
     
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    l3rett Fresh Meat

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    Thanks for the tag, @Roger! Great idea adding the above to the wiki @Mr. Humphreys! – as Roger says, it's easy to set up an account and get going, and any help is much appreciated. We're currently using Markdown to add and edit articles which is pretty much like editing on MS Word – the site then renders everything out in a defined style. I'll be working with Roger in the near future to create some guides and maybe a video tutorial, too. In the meantime I'll take a look at the above and see what we can do! :)
     
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