I wanted to see what Wikipedia had to say about AllStarLink but I found nothing. Nothing. Is there ASL information on Wikipedia that I just missed, or is this an opportunity to get ASL into Wikipedia?
Yep, that’s a great page, very informative. But it is not found on Wikipedia. That was my point.
Someone should definitely add ASL to wikipedia. I have edited wikipedia pages before and have a couple of mediawiki installs I set up and have maintained for many years, so might start a wikipedia page myself in the next few weeks if no one else gets to it first. Wikipedia would be a great place to provide a high level overview of what ASL is, the history, what kinds of nodes exist and how to build one, with links to sites such as allstarlink.org, related software (eg. DVSwitch, Supermon, AllScan.info), various AllStar repeaters, hubs, etc., Asterisk info, videos, etc.
This info already exists in many places but wikipedia would be a good central information repository that’s very easy for anyone to edit and contribute to. Anyone can edit any wikipedia page in less than a minute just by creating an account and clicking an Edit link, thus it would be a great resource where the owners of repeaters, hubs, or other public nodes could add their info to a master list with node numbers, net times, website links, etc., and hardware / software developers could post info and links.
This also brings up a question for any admins of the ASL wiki: I have thought of adding some minor notes here and there but did not see any link to create an account. Is there a process to create an account on the ASL wiki and edit pages?
I have never added to Wikipedia. I don’t feel that I know enough about ASL to tackle this. I am hoping someone else will seize the opportunity to help publicize good information about ASL. But if not, eventually I will swallow my hesitation and give it a try.