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Frontlinerz folk: Your wiki is [frontlinerz]here.

banhammer.pngWilliam wields the spam-bot banhammer. If you aren't a spam bot, no worries.

William is a wiki spot evangelist. He wants you to read the community guidelines and then create a wiki for your community.

On wiki spot, he can be found lurking, gnoming, and occasionally actually contributing to [davis]dwiki. You might want to check out his [davis]userpage over there. Or not. He might not be the most interesting guy in the world.

If you have any questions about creating or using wiki spot wikis, feel free to drop him a line below.


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2010-02-22 19:09:20   Thank you! Any ideas/ suggestions you have on how to make this site better would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again! —Raeka

2010-04-05 13:42:49   Ten Word Wiki:

2010-06-02 02:32:54   Reviewing back through some wikis to check they haven't reappeared, might I say that [WWW]that's a serious use of color. —JabberWokky

2010-07-01 14:50:31   By the way, [dating]dating might be one of those "template SEO" spam wikis I walk talking to you about roughly a month ago. Slightly different, as it doesn't have the two photos. But it does have the predictable format of "lead-in section with keywords, contact section with link". —JabberWokky

2010-07-07 12:39:31   Note that [selfadvocacy]selfadvocacy is linking to a non-commercial entity. It looks like SEO, but I don't think it is. —JabberWokky

2010-07-13 00:03:42   William—just a FYI. We've been discussing with Wikispot higher-ups on how to forge a closer relationship between WS and [WWW]RocWiki. That's why I was listing the spammers we're seeing. —Users/PeterBoulay

2010-07-19 23:32:04   William—FYI on [WWW]PCT you reverted my edit for Records and put spam back on the page (resume writing). —Users/PeterBoulay

2010-07-26 19:02:56   Yes, I did. Woops. —NateCRC

2010-08-24 20:11:32   Hi William it appears that you deleted my profile info. I created an account on wikispot today not for the purposes of spam but to actually contribute some architectural knowledge to a wiki. I was in fact guided by my I.T. consultant, it is part of an overall marketing effort in my firm but more so an effort to increase exposure of our architectural design process etc. My apologies if this qualifies as a spam attempt, that was not our intention. —AnthonyBrooks

2010-09-27 16:04:04   We had discussed the organized spammer that does different sites? I mentioned that they used colons or semi-colons and seemed to have two templates (or there are two of them). [synergyremodel]synergyremodel is an example of the colon/semi-colon template one. —JabberWokky

2010-09-28 14:15:06   As if on cue, here's the [autoinsurance521]other standard spam format. The "two photo" type. Two photos, two paragraphs, two links. —JabberWokky

2010-09-29 16:31:53   Really classy work on the Rosehill Quarry cleanup. That was really nicely done in terms of helping them consolidate and move things. —JabberWokky

2010-09-30 14:39:51   Check my comment in Abuse/Talk. 23 SEO wikis is getting to be too much. Any ideas that will dissuade spammers but not honest creators of wikis? Preferably something that can be implemented easily? —JabberWokky

2010-10-01 08:56:30   Hi William

I moved content over to the link "here" but when i click on the rosehillquarry link it still tells me that a page has not been created. I am confused about where i am meant to be creating the wiki. There seems to be a rosehillquarry wiki and a users/rosehillquarry wiki

thanks —rosehillquarry

2010-10-26 11:14:25   I would like to create a wiki for a university class about language use. The "Create wiki" button tells me I didn't click the link in my account registration e-mail, but I never got such an e-mail in the first place. Can you help me? —DavidZintl

2010-10-27 13:19:58   I sleep in late and you fight spam late. We're in sync. Of course, lately the spam makes me go "Ugg".

On a more serious topic, it's possible I'm seeing a drop in seo spam wikis. I've been tagging them and am going to collect the data and have Sarah graph it sometime this week. —JabberWokky

2010-11-16 12:58:01   Not only did they make the bio entries on the hub, the class (or so I assume) made about a dozen actual one-page wikis. I didn't wipe them, but we might want to consider the question of how to handle one-person class project wikis. They start a seed for a topic, but I question that it will ever get picked up by any community. —JabberWokky

2010-11-29 19:21:17   Hey, Willy, what's going on? First you delete the page I was starting for my home town, and then you delete the comment I left for you, politely asking for a more complete explanation for your action than "Deleted (Off hub topic)". Here's a quote from the wiki spot front page "wiki spot is a home for wikis that benefit their communities. It can be a home for your community, too." So, tell me, what part of creating a wiki page for my home town community is "off topic" at wiki spot? And how is simply deleting my question in keeping with item number two the Wiki Ethics page at you almar marta? —RobertTruslow

2010-11-29 22:10:48   Thank you very much for explaining. Sorry for my confusion. -Rob —RobertTruslow

2010-12-11 13:05:46   Yet another class project. Essay on "The Impact of IT", from what I gather. There are a few new one page wikis on the subject. —JabberWokky

2010-12-16 17:02:53   I'm completely flummoxed!

I am familiar with HTML etc and am comfortable designing and running a website, but this seems to need a completely different mark-up language.

What I ant to do is set up a database that anyone can add to on measurable aspects of the normal human body. for example what is the length of a femur in the average male (so many cm plus or minus a standard error), or the concentration of testosterone in the blood of a normal adult female.

I envisage the website (or wiki) would be open to users to interrogate the system on the one hand, or to add datsa on the other. The database table would cconsist of single records with fields such as sex, age range, item being measured, parameter being measured, value, error, number of measurements, etc.

Am I in the right place?

2011-01-07 19:00:55   I'm trying to help you kick start your wiki. I live in Davis where the first wiki started Davis Wiki. As I have heard that other wikis aren't as successful as the one in the Davis area. I just paterned yours after the one here for Davis and edit for Merced. Maybe if you would give it a week or a month it would be a success. —ToddJames

2011-01-07 20:51:07   I used to live in Merced for many years. So I know something about the town. The problem is when someone does a search for a wiki in another city the landing page leaves the impression that there is nothing there. It needs to be redirected to the front page. —ToddJames

2011-01-08 00:29:19   When I went to the Wiki Directory, then clicked on California and then clicked on Merced. It didn't take me to the Merced Front Page. So I think that when someone clicks on Merced that they should land on the Front Page. At present it doesn't so I was under the impression that there wasn't anything on it. If someone from outside of Merced wants to visit and uses wikispot to look up the Merced Wiki then they would just come up with a blank page. They would think that there is nothing on it and most likely use some other resource. —ToddJames

2011-01-26 01:58:41   hi there, thanks for the note... please let me know how to make this more and better... I have been looking for how to create more pages to give more detail and enticement but this is new to me... suggestions please —lizanneeyford

2011-04-12 15:56:44   I do not apperciate that you deleted the Frontlinerz Wiki. This was a class project. What gives you the right to delete peoples Wikis? Maybe you should ask before you act. Thank you for causing us to receive a failing grade. —

2011-04-19 15:22:58   this is badboy092 i didnt leave the comment —

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