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How does this work?
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 21:31
We created this sub-forum to have additional discussions in your native language, for those that struggle with English. There are tons of Germans and French spread out there in various other hardware forums, discussing mechanical keyboards in megathreads. Bring them here instead!
If you want a sub-section for your language, feel free to request one and make sure to spread the word!
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 21:36
Good idea, this will enable those who aren't able to communicate in English to inform themselves about good keyboards.
Perhaps we should also have different language sections in the wiki, to make (y)our vast knowledge more accessible.
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 21:44
Sure. Sadly I have no idea how to actually use mediawiki. I'm still waiting for someone to do the basic work so I can start writing articles. Don't know what is needed. I hope Mr. Interface has good wiki knowledge and soon has time to set up categories... and stuff.
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 21:54
I set up a media wiki once, it's actually quite easy.
Also, do you think it is too shameless to simply translate geekhack wiki articles?
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 22:13
Not sure. In the spirit of a wiki it should be fine. If you use any of ripsters pics, make sure to ask him for permission though. He became quite paranoid after the OCN megathread incident.
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 22:15
sixty wrote: He became quite paranoid after the OCN megathread incident.
I think I missed that episode...
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 22:24
I'm not entirely sure what happened either, but I know it has to do with the OCN rule "we own everything you upload" and someone uploading ripster's pics to their keyboard megathread without asking for permission.
When ripster then pointed out that he should at least be credited, he got some answer like "do you even have proof they are your pictures?" or something like that.. drama, drama!
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 23:14
I find it all pretty funny, with the huge watermarks and stuff. Not just Ripster, but in general photography on the Internet. Here we are in a world were enormous things are given away like Linux and the software running this bulletin board, and others are taken, like music, movies and other media, and people get upset about the RIAA. But a valueless picture of an amateur photographer is holy, man! Because otherwise, someone's ego is hurt, as like, it would make a difference. Me, I like to stress that my pictures are all in the public domain. Just make sure you send me a postcard once you made your first millions out of them and you're on your yacht in the Caribbean.
Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 23:25
I wouldn't really mind someone using my pictures either. I'd probably be proud.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011, 19:48
I for one, like watermarks. I would have never found out about OTD without them
Posted: 02 Feb 2011, 20:09
I don't like any of them except the deskthority one.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011, 21:03
webwit wrote:... But a valueless picture of an amateur photographer is holy, man! ...
I always thought Ripster where a pro-photographer, selling his Lego-pictures at high prices through assorted photo agencies.
Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 08:10
Ripsters pics are great, especially those done with his microscope and stuff. I can fully understand him getting pissed.
Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 20:39
I think Ripster got pissed when his pic of his "International Model M" was used for the Zazzle t-shirt. It's one thing to use a pic in a post or some other freely distributed medium, but someone was making money of that picture and he didn't even get a mention of credit let alone proceeds.
Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 20:41
itlnstln wrote:I think Ripster got pissed when his pic of his "International Model M" was used for the Zazzle t-shirt. It's one thing to use a pic in a post or some other freely distributed medium, but someone was making money of that picture and he didn't even get a mention of credit let alone proceeds.
Ah yeah, I remember that too. Ironically, I think he owns one of those shirts by now.
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 17:11
I use it for jogging.
there is SO much wrong with this picture
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 17:12
I actually like the design he came up with for your stolen pic shirt. Kinda wish he would have cut off the cable though. Would look much better.
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 17:43
BTW I don't have problems with people using my pictures/text as long as they include the watermark or ask for permission if they are translating an entire wiki. But don't just copy my Geekhack wikis. That would be tacky and too OCN like.
You have my permission to use this picture for the most awesome Canv.as website, Moog's new venture.
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 17:47
What makes you think you want to use your boring pictures with huge watermarks from the same couple of old keyboards or stolen wikis from chloe and sandy55? Or are you just thinking at random here?
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 17:55
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:11
The funny thing is, ripster thinks he is an ace photographer, but he inherently isn't. In the meantime, me and sixty are lousy amateur photographers, but could be very good ones if we would put our mind and budget to it. Even our amateur pictures are better than his technically superior pictures. Reminds me of shows like x-factor and such. Lots of technically fine singers, they can hit the high notes, the low notes, control their voices. And they don't have it, and never will, and just bore the hell out of you. Similarly, any idiot can buy an expensive camera and read a book about how to take pictures with the right white balance and such. Two things you can never learn, and these are composition and linearity. You gotta have an eye for it. If you don't, you just take all pictures from the same boring perspective and they all look like technical pictures from a parts catalog. Even if you throw lego at them.
Let me prove my point in pictures.
Picture by self-proclaimed pro. Booooooring.
Picture by amateur. The white balance is probably wrong. But has composition and linearity. Much more exiting!
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:22
Real props should go to your cat then!
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:27
What is happening here?
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:29
Not much, I was hoping to see an exciting ripster vs webwit cagefight... then nothing happened. I choked on the popcorn already because nothing happened. Maybe I'll get it out again if wellington signs up here one day.
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:30
So... Where does all that hostility come from?
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:32
Ich habe ein Bild von meiner Katze entsendet.
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:32
Katzen sind niedlich ^.^
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:37
Speaking of Katzen... I would not even call this hostility. I think of ripster and webwit like two kittens having a play-fight. The real stuff was much more exciting. You should run a geekhack search for some of the really old drama... now that was exciting.
PS: The fat cat is the most awesome one. It somehow always appears in almost all of your keyboard pics. I guess it likes the boards or just the boxes they are in. Love that guy!
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 18:39
I was just about to continue to ignore ripster's trolls, but he has put so much effort in so far I felt it needed to be rewarded
Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 21:05
This forum needs better mods.