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Ed Trice
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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Ed Trice » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:57 pm

I just saw my own Wiki recently. There is stuff in there that clearly doesn't belong in there, especially nonsense about supposed arguments on other discussion boards with people whom I have never met.

I want all of that garbage removed. If it involves my chess programs or programs I have written or published papers, that's fine. Everything else must go.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by mjlef » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:01 pm

Ed Trice wrote:I just saw my own Wiki recently. There is stuff in there that clearly doesn't belong in there, especially nonsense about supposed arguments on other discussion boards with people whom I have never met.

I want all of that garbage removed. If it involves my chess programs or programs I have written or published papers, that's fine. Everything else must go.
Ed,

I am unsure if you mean articles about you on the chessprogramming wiki, or some other wiki. I looked at your entry here:

https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com ... discussion

and I see nothing in the page discussions at all. If any of the content is inaccurate, let me or Gerd know and we can modify it.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by syzygy » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Some interesting threads that I knew nothing of until now. But they're only linked to.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Ed Trice » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:07 am

1. The US Patent for Gothic Chess was sold for $250,000 to the International team who took a 50% share in the international profits once the International Patent was awarded. Why all the citation claiming "unpaid maintenance fees?" Not even close to the reason. The International Patent overshadows the US Patent in all cases.

2. Under the "References" section, remove items 3, 4, 6, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20. They have nothing to do with programming or any software I have written.

3. Under "Forum Posts" from 2005, NONE of that belongs. Remove all of it.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Gerd Isenberg » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:52 am

Ed Trice wrote:1. The US Patent for Gothic Chess was sold for $250,000 to the International team who took a 50% share in the international profits once the International Patent was awarded. Why all the citation claiming "unpaid maintenance fees?" Not even close to the reason. The International Patent overshadows the US Patent in all cases.

2. Under the "References" section, remove items 3, 4, 6, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20. They have nothing to do with programming or any software I have written.

3. Under "Forum Posts" from 2005, NONE of that belongs. Remove all of it.
Done ...
https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/Ed+Trice

Ed Trice
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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Ed Trice » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Very much appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki...archive.org?

Post by smatovic » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:27 pm

Maybe we can convince archive.org to make an full backup before the shut down?

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki...archive.org?

Post by Ovyron » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:00 pm

smatovic wrote:Maybe we can convince archive.org to make an full backup before the shut down?
They rely on volunteers, anybody can go and do that manually. At least, in theory, it seems Wikispaces has an odd format that makes archive.org struggle.
Make someone happy today.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Jesse Gersenson » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:03 pm

Gerd Isenberg wrote:We have wikitext backups, and some months time to look for another host.
How about digitalocean.com? They're $5/mo. and you get 25gb of ssd disk space, a full linux shell enviornment where you can install whatever you want.

I would like to see the 'wikitext backup' for this page:
https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com ... r+Olympiad

Looks like there are about 4500 'pages and files', 1700 members, 800 tags and likely a bunch of photos.

I have never migrated a wiki but have migrated lots and lots of sites. I'd guess this site could be moved to a basic hosting site, wikipedia installed, and the data imported without too much trouble. Possible process would be to import using the wikitexts backup you have, then augment this with a script to fill in whatever wasn't included in the backup file.

Recreating members may be a problem. Keeping underlying data needed for 'recent changes' and 'date edited' is a problem.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Gerd Isenberg » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Jesse Gersenson wrote:
Gerd Isenberg wrote:We have wikitext backups, and some months time to look for another host.
How about digitalocean.com? They're $5/mo. and you get 25gb of ssd disk space, a full linux shell enviornment where you can install whatever you want.

I would like to see the 'wikitext backup' for this page:
https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com ... r+Olympiad

Looks like there are about 4500 'pages and files', 1700 members, 800 tags and likely a bunch of photos.

I have never migrated a wiki but have migrated lots and lots of sites. I'd guess this site could be moved to a basic hosting site, wikipedia installed, and the data imported without too much trouble. Possible process would be to import using the wikitexts backup you have, then augment this with a script to fill in whatever wasn't included in the backup file.

Recreating members may be a problem. Keeping underlying data needed for 'recent changes' and 'date edited' is a problem.
Thank you for your interest and proposal - that sounds interesting. Current plans are to convert it to MediaWiki - despite bugs and problems by wikispaces to convert its native wikitext to other formats, we managed to get a ~140 MB MediaWiki.zip, but so far no way to preserve the complete history for CC BY-SA conformance.

The 'wikitext backup' by pm.

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