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Glen
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nudge nudge has anyone been adding to this lately lol?

i just stuck up my 2 speed drill pull apart there and im going to take a ton of photos when i put together the jaw on hyzer for a bit of a guide.
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Post Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:44 am 
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NMO
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I just stuck up a guide to common weights and densities of various robot parts. My list is not very big so would appreciate it if people could add to it.

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By the way - I notice a few people are gradually addiing pages to the Wiki (Thanks Guys).

However, given that its in its early days, chnages are only gradual, and its a lot of work to fiddle around and explore all the pages to see what might be new (and if anything has been added).

Most have probably noticed the Wiki's "Recent Changes" link http://www.robowars.org/wikka/RecentChanges at the top of the page.. Kind of like the "view posts since last visit" feature of the forum

But, There is also a feature that is probably old-hat to most computer-heads, but might be new to less surf-savvy users. The RSS/XML Feed.

As long as you are using a "real" browser (ie, anything except I.E. ; - Opera / FireFox etc), you have a built-in RSS reader.

Just click on the following link http://www.robowars.org/wikka/RecentChanges/recentchanges.xml and say yes you want it added to your news-feeds, and your browser will automatically notify you whenever anyone adds something to, or edits a page on the Wiki, without you having to check it. It even provides a link direct to the updated content.

For those of you stuck in Microsoft-Land, The soon-to-be-released IE7 will finally add RSS feeds and Tabbed browsing and *some* features that the better browsers have had for years, so dont worry, you can move into the 2000's as well, even if you prefer Internet-Exploder. Razz

It might seem like a bit of a bell/whistle, but if you havent tried RSS feeds and how easy they make it to keep an eye on lots of sites without having to visit them all every day or so to see whats changed, they're worth giving a go.. I have about 30 sites of RSS feeds in Opera, and I can see at a glance whats new to look at across ALL of the sites in Operas Mail-Tab.

It might help people feel that their efforts are being appreciated in adding content to the Wiki too if they know more people are reading it. Very Happy
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Post Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:52 pm 
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I just noticed that the Wiki is heavily polluted with spam entries - seems some sales place thinks bot builders need medication Wink
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Post Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:02 pm 
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Thanks for spotting that nick. Stupid spammers, they're like graffiti people. Cant leave a publicly-postage-on surface without some dick putting an ad on there.

You know, it occurs to me that this current wave of forum (and other website spam) is probably directly attributable to google's ranking algorithim ? The more sites that contain links to a particular site, the higher google ranks the linkee.

I've deleted the spam comments I found on a browse about. It was mainly 1 or 2 pages, thanks for spotting that nick, if anyone else sees any other junk around, let me know. clean up in isle 3.. Confused
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Post Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:43 pm 
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Is this an official wiki by the guys at Wikia (people who start the official wikis, like Wookiepedia, the Star Wars Wiki)
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Post Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:16 pm 
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What is an "official" wiki ? Rolling Eyes

If you mean the *Wikia*-run wiki's, then no it is not.

It is running on our server on open-source software. I dont like free services that are hosted on other sites, since they can pull the plug on you at any time.
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Post Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:22 pm 
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Hey brett, was just wondering. Are you able to put a link to the wiki in that little link menu bar up at the top of the page? I'm finding its sort of annoying to have to type in the link everytime im on it. If not, don't worry. I added roadkill to it. Smile
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Post Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:46 pm 
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what i noticed is that a lot of the spam users on your forum are the same as the ones on our forum (DRG). When blahdiblah registeres on our forum, i check your forum, 80% of the time you have the same registered spammer.

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Yep, chances are its some low-life sitting in a basement in Russia getting paid to fart all over the internet just to get some viagra-peddlers google ranking up a few notches.

They search for phpbb forums via google, and then write a bot program that automatically registers users with links to their sites on every forum on their list. The more high-rank sites that link to their clients site, the higher ranked their client site goes.

What they dont know is that I've patched the forum code so their profile links dont get displayed when the google bot comes looking, so they are wasting their time trying to piggyback of us, but unfortunately, they dont know that, so they keep spamming us.

What I'd like to know is how they are spoofing the IP address.. either that or they're doing it through a bot-net and the registrations are actually coming via other peoples 0wz3d computers.

Theres another patch that will stop them even displaying as new members until I've verified them, but I havent got around to installing it yet, since patches-on-patches take some tinkering to get meshed in.

People who get paid to ruin things for other people give me the shits. I'd love to meet them and their computer with a cattle-prod in a dark alley one night. Twisted Evil

The Wiki Link is a good idea Angus. I'll try to do some website updates soonish and feature the Wiki and the Forum a bit more on the homepage since that content is a lot more dynamic than the pages that I have to edit myself.

Maybe over the weekend, although the round-tuit list is pretty long at the moment..
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Post Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:57 pm 
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This might sound a bit silly but.

Do you think they might be installing a bug on other peoples machines without them knowing and then using those machines to stupid things like this (regestering users sorta thing)Question I dunno,just a thought Wink

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yeahp
thats how one makes "zombies"
its what most virii do now
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Spockie, Just letting you know that the Robowars Wiki is being attacted.

There are comments being left on some of the pages

e.g.
http://www.robowars.org/wikka/BeetleWeight

http://www.robowars.org/wikka/TechnicalArticles
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[sigh]. "Clean up in Isle 3.."
{Gets outs Broom}

OK, I think I've removed all their blah and set the Access Control Lists so that only registered users can comment now..

Thanks Ajax..

If anyone spots any crap I've missed, let me know. Oh, and if anyone spots any spammers about in RL, let me know as well, I'd like to Tattoo "I am a Viagra Spammer - please beat the crap out of me" on their forehead. Evil or Very Mad
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Post Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:16 pm 
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what about that comment on the bottom of the radios page


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FREE REPLACEMENT OF AR6000 RECEIVERS

If you currently own a DX6 radio and are using it in a robot application, you’ll want the new BR6000 receiver. You can return your AR6000 receiver and we will exchange it for a BR6000. Send the AR6000 receiver to Spektrum Service, 4105 Fieldstone Road, Champaign, IL 61822. Please include your name and address. We will quickly send out the BR6000 receiver in return!

cj
-- CPE-60-226-106-40.qld.bigpond.net.au (2006-04-20 17:24:12)



Is that a real one? Embarassed

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