saratogaWX wrote: ↑
Fri 22 Jan 2021 10:43 pm
I've heard your plea above. Since you are active, involved and knowledgeable, I've added you to the Administrators group on the Wiki. You now have the power to change/reorganize as needed. Thanks for your continuing efforts to make the Cumulus Wiki a useful knowledge base.
Ken (hoster, admin for cumuluswiki.org)
Thank you for all those points.
When the ownership of the Cumulus Wiki swapped from Steve to Ken, Steve's beta MX offered a subset of the functionality in Steve's Cumulus 1.
The vast majority of Cumulus users at that time were still using the legacy software, and those who did use the beta wanted to know how it diverged from the legacy software they knew so well. The Wiki structure appropriate for that was just a single page devoted purely to MX, with a few references to MX on various pages created for the original software.
The current MX has diverged so much from that beta, and the majority of those who consult the Wiki know nothing about the legacy software. They cannot understand why the original pages, that were created when MX did not exist, talk about menu choices, and files that they cannot find in MX.
I have created multiple pages for different aspects of MX documentation, this is a starting point to a structure fit for future readers and contributors.
Administrator rights have given me the chance to complete my major reorganisation:
1. On the main page I have separated links to MX pages and legacy pages
2. There are now separate category pages explicitly for Cumulus 1 and for MX, so contributors without admin rights can link to those categories, and thus be linked to the main page.
3. I have added protection to pages which document aspects of the legacy software that do not apply to MX, so the standard contributor will edit the correct MX pages not the legacy pages.
4. As MX has changed so much from how it was in early 2020, when I created the new MX pages, I have added banner messages, indicating where I am aware my text is out of date.
As earlier posts in this thread suggest, what is needed next is documentation for the following readers
I am not the right person to do such documentation for MX
- People who have no knowledge of Cumulus and considering whether to try MX,
- People who want documentation to cover all the new functionality that has been added in the development of MX
, as I use almost none of the new MX functionality, and I use an obsolete weather station type. At bottom of Wiki main page, there are links to advice to help any potential Wiki contributor to get started e.g. The Wiki has almost no information for those who have a Davis weather station.
My main reason for my previous posting was to repeat pleas for others to contribute.
Any potential Wiki contributors should, in general, create new pages for MX rather than remove (or edit) the legacy content.
- I want others to take up the chore of keeping the Cumulus Wiki up to date,
- MX has changed drastically making many existing pages out of date
- Somebody, with video making experience, should take up the much needed challenges suggested by developer Mark and by prodata (John Dann) in their respective posts in this topic.