Hi Onder, All
> On 19 Sep 2012, at 14:08, Mark Steward <markstew...@gmail.com> wrote:Thanks! Fork and do as you will.
>> Very nice! Should we fork this on the londonhackspace account?
> Great work, fork it perhaps?... We should get this up on the wiki :)
As to why I didn't do it in the wiki, I thought I'd reply to all to give a proper explanation.
I've spent quite a lot of time trying to make sure that the formatting is useful for people 'at a glance' as they are trying to work on the tool/device.
The issue with putting the actual _content_ of the checklist into the wiki is that printing the wiki pages out leads to a dog's breakfast of a layout, and isn't really amenable to printing in a checklist format. Have a quick glance at the current material-settings printouts on the laser cutter if you need an example.
The fonts and word and line spacing were quite carefully chosen here in an effort to make it readable (See comments in the git repository for font references and similar - I've tried to stick with best practice).
I know there are ways to export wiki output to different formats, but it's always going to be more limited imho. If someone wants to figure out a set of printing stylesheets for the wiki, go ahead :)
A secondary advantage, imho, is that having a more 'curated approach' to the documents will lead to better checklists, rather than huge blocks of text without much structure / clarity. For example http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Equipment/LaserCutter is very very useful - but it's just not a checklist.
Having democratic editing is great, but unless someone owns/curates the content, it ends up like one of my 3am braindumps.
So, in essence I know it's "reinventing the wheel" vs the wiki, but what else is hackspace for? :)
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