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First!

Postby Chr$ » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:56 pm

First topic, ner ;)

What's this then? A place to discuss and share specific additions/changes to the QL Wiki?

Not a bad idea.


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Re: First!

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:50 am

Morning Chr$,

I requested a Wiki forum so I had a place to put all the news about the Ql Wiki. I (try to) keep it up to date as regards security fixes etc, and keep the spammers at bay when necessary - our old mate Toby seems to have given up spamming us with his crud. Silly boy always signed up with the same email address, so that was a dead giveaway! This was the reason that I had to revoke all privileges from the default "user" group on the Wiki, and make everyone who signs up read-only until I vetted them - which is difficult if new users have no write privileges though! But I stopped Toby from constantly spamming us with his phishing web sites.


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Re: First!

Postby Chr$ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:04 am

I bet Toby was some foreign spam bot - don't take it personally Norman. I get all kinds of rubbish on my Wordpress sites, including about 3 bots a day that try to log on as admin (always with either the user name 'admin' or the website domain name as user name) but fortunately there is a plug-in that stops them.

I keep meaning to join up and add/amend some stuff!


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Original QL's: many (plus quite a bit of other old stuff and 170+ original software titles)
Custom XT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

Ask me about near NOS re-felted good quality Microdrive Carts - many available.
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Re: First!

Postby Chr$ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:06 pm

I have just joined. Unfortunately it didn't accept the $ in Chr$ or like the upper-case 'C' (or report an error) so it just has me as 'chr'.


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Original QL's: many (plus quite a bit of other old stuff and 170+ original software titles)
Custom XT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

Ask me about near NOS re-felted good quality Microdrive Carts - many available.
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Re: First!

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:30 pm

Hi Chris,

I noticed you had joined the Wiki - I get an email when new users join. I have given you "writer" privileges, so you are able to contribute now. (New users only get read only until vetted!)

Toby did seem to nip around the USA a lot, and quickly too. One day he was in Chicago according to his IP and half an hour later was in San Francisco. God only knows what car he has! I used to set his password to something rather "informative" (usually giving advice on "sex and travel"!) and sent a notification email. I think he got the message. Finally.

Anyway, welcome to the Wiki. Have fun.


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Re: First!

Postby Chr$ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:54 pm

I made my first contribution!

Minor change on the Fleet Tactical Command page, another minor change on the Star Guard/Galactic Invader page (removed 'MISSING IN ACTION', because it isn't) and uploaded images of the instructions. They look a bit on the large side though, on the page. Is that ok like that:

https://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk/doku.php?i ... star_guard

If not, I'll make them smaller.

Edit: I made them smaller on screen, that fits better now.


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Custom XT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

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Re: First!

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:22 pm

Hi Chris,

That looks fine to me. If you wanted to scale the images, perhaps to get them all on one line, the game packaging I mean, stick "&200" and "&400" after the word "direct" That will scale the widths to 200 and 400 keeping the height as per the aspect ratio.

I don't know if you have seen the Wiki Guide at http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/download ... dating.pdf it contains lots of handy hints, even if I say so myself! ;)

Thanks for your contribution.


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Re: First!

Postby Chr$ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:45 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Hi Chris,

That looks fine to me. If you wanted to scale the images, perhaps to get them all on one line, the game packaging I mean, stick "&200" and "&400" after the word "direct" That will scale the widths to 200 and 400 keeping the height as per the aspect ratio.

I don't know if you have seen the Wiki Guide at http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/download ... dating.pdf it contains lots of handy hints, even if I say so myself! ;)

Thanks for your contribution.


Cheers,
Norm.

Yes, thanks, I noticed that and changed the 400 to 200 to reduce the size. I have seen the wiki guide, but it was a while ago.


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Original QL's: many (plus quite a bit of other old stuff and 170+ original software titles)
Custom XT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

Ask me about near NOS re-felted good quality Microdrive Carts - many available.

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