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couchcommander

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Hello Everyone,

Mike has been gracious enough to set up an army.ca wiki, as announced in the admin section, availible here http://army.ca/wiki/

In the wiki spirit, this site is going to require the input of many members in order for it to become a useful source of information.

Who better to make an authoritative wiki about the CF than CF members, i.e. you?

The framework for the page is already there thanks to Mike himself and includes Recruiting, Operations, Military History, Combat Arms, Physical Fitness, and Foreign Militaries.

I have started an Equipment category, with land, naval, and airforce subdivisions. You can access the Land Force subdivision via this link http://army.ca/wiki/index.php/Land_Force.

Please, edit and add away!

I took the liberty to fill out the LAV III article with information directly off of the www.army.forces.gc.ca website - but given the wealth of experience and knowledge on these forums I am sure we can do a better job.

Any page, including the category or disambiguation pages can be edited to add new articles or categories by clicking the edit tab. You must be logged in with your army.ca login.

If you like, you can follow the schema I and others have to help you with editing, or feel free to invent your own better one and change my hastily done attempt.

Help about editing can be found here: http://army.ca/wiki/index.php/Help:Contents

A red article name means there is nothing behind it, which is almost as bad as having no article at all!

Generally, with editing:

[[articlehere]] links to an article on the wiki site
[webaddresshere] links to a web address in form of a notation
[[Image:imagename.jpg]] will put an image into the article if you've uploaded it using the upload feature in the wiki
* produces a bullet
== headlinehere == makes a headline for categories or whatever

Good luck!
 

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I've added a "Tips" section to the help page at the army.ca wiki - some of your info would work out well there, couchcommander, if you wanted to put it there. Good start on the LAV III page, too.
 

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Excellent.  Maybe we should invite some of our well-informed former (now banned) members to write the army.ca JTF-2 wiki article.
 

George Wallace

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Ha! Ha!

But that is one of my fears.

People's egos or malice may be the undoing of this affair.
 

Michael Dorosh

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George Wallace said:
Ha! Ha!

But that is one of my fears.

People's egos or malice may be the undoing of this affair.

I think negativity and timidity poses a far greater threat.

"Fortune Favours The Bold"
 

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Michael Dorosh said:
I think negativity and timidity poses a far greater threat.

"Fortune Favours The Bold"
just gotta look for them buttons, don'tcha?
 

Michael Dorosh

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paracowboy said:
just gotta look for them buttons, don'tcha?

Explain?

Not looking to push buttons; just expressing my disappointment in the manifestation of a "can't do" attitude which is somewhat anathema to someone who has studied the history of this institution we all serve. I mean, George has expressed his opinion that the wiki won't work, yet hasn't typed a single word into it.

I'm for trying, not for dissuading others. Given the amount of work that has gone into it in just a few hours, I'd suggest there are a few people rather excited about it. No point being a killjoy. Like I said, if it fails, it won't be because of anything I've done - or been too timid to do. Fortune favours the bold.

Looking forward to your input, para, given your knowledge and willingness to use it here in the forum, I'd suggest it can be put to very good use over there as well.  George's too.
 
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Well I've added a few more equipment articles...

I could use some assistance though, seeing as I'm not a member of the CF and my only source is the web and a few publications.

One particular question, how many C&R G-Wagons do we actually have (or planning to have) in service? I know we will have more than 289, but the precise amount..?

 

big bad john

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couchcommander said:
Well I've added a few more equipment articles...

I could use some assistance though, seeing as I'm not a member of the CF and my only source is the web and a few publications.

One particular question, how many C&R G-Wagons do we actually have (or planning to have) in service? I know we will have more than 289, but the precise amount..?

I've looked at the pages you've added, good work.  I have also added a few pages under the Foreign Militaries section, my content is good but feel free to edit the style. Bold face, margins ect..
 
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Yea I noticed you, Vangemeren, Michael and others have been busy, good stuff. Hopefully we can get more people involved!
 

foerestedwarrior

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If you are trying to get one going on your regiment, check here out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Canadian_regiments

Any suggestions for my regiments wiki?

http://army.ca/wiki/index.php/The_Grey_and_Simcoe_Foresters#Training
 

big bad john

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foerestedwarrior said:
If you are trying to get one going on your regiment, check here out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Canadian_regiments

Any suggestions for my regiments wiki?

http://army.ca/wiki/index.php/The_Grey_and_Simcoe_Foresters#Training
You seem to be going along just fine, I would just follow the templates that are outlined on the pages of those regiments already completed.  Keep up the good work.
 

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foerestedwarrior said:
If you are trying to get one going on your regiment, check here out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Canadian_regiments

Any suggestions for my regiments wiki?

http://army.ca/wiki/index.php/The_Grey_and_Simcoe_Foresters#Training

All I've been doing is going to the top of the page under information, (right beside the orange chat button), clicked infantry, then clicked on the unit link. On the pages that I've worked on, all there is, is the battle honours, motto, and anything else Mike B has on his pages.

EDIT

Wow FW that's really good, I think you treated the battle honours better than I did.
 

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van Gemeren said:
All I've been doing is going to the top of the page under information, (right beside the orange chat button), clicked infantry, then clicked on the unit link. On the pages that I've worked on, all there is, is the battle honours, motto, and anything else Mike B has on his pages.
You have done a lot of work in the Infantry section today.  I added some cap badges to some of the pages you put up.  I hope that some other people get in on the act.  Keep up the good work.

Mike thank you once more!
 

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I noticed that, thanks a lot, I don't have access to the pictures. I did a lot of work today because it was raining in Petawawa today. I figure  since I'm going to be working at a provincial park for July and August,  I'm going to get my time in now. I feel as if I'm doing something productive like my list.
 

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Thanks to everyone who's contributed, I'm pleasantly surprised at how the trial is coming along, even with a handful of contributors. (33 people have logged in, but there seem to be a few core contributors at this point.)

Good work!
 

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I threw up a list of current Ops in the Operations page, as well as i did the OP Archer(ran out of time to do the rest). If anyone else could contribute, it would be sweet.
 

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All,

I finally have a first cut of the "Army.ca style" for the wiki. New users will automatically see it, but for users who have already registered, you'll have to select it from your preferences page. If you find it too horrible to bear, you can always go back to monobook, the original default.


Cheers
Mike
 

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It's definitely consistent. :)  I like it; maybe the "dead links" could be done in a lime green or something rather than that crimson - for visibility?
 
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