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The Deskthority wiki is dedicated to mechanical keyboards, mice and other human interface devices. The main focus is everything regarding quality (mechanical) keyboards. In the nature of a wiki, the content will be frequently and constantly under construction. Want to share your knowledge and help us create the best input device wiki? This wiki is part of the Deskthority forum - sign in with your forum account and start editing! There is no separate registration, and this is an open wiki. For discussions about the wiki, requests for higher wiki rights or changes/addons to the wiki engine, see the wiki subforum.

We currently have 1,467 articles, 13,686 pages and 37,217 edits.

Looking to contribute, but not sure what needs to be done? See the list of pages needing work to be done on them for generic work and the Research page for some tables that need to be completed!

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Latest posts from the Deskthority wiki talk forum

  • emdude (Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:43:39 +0100) Apologies for necro'ing this topic, but it seemed like the most appropriate place to post this question.I would like to upload a scanned newspaper photo (attached w/ source below) to the IBM_3277_typewriter_keyboard and am wondering if it would be okay to place a photo from what I suppose is a commercial entity, in reference to Daniel Beardsmore's post here: wiki-talk-f33/wiki-q-and-a-t4794.html#p145889I am also wondering about copyright in regards to the photo, would it fall under fair use? I know little about copyright.Spoiler: IBM 3277 -- Sun Times.pngIBM 3277 Back -- Sun Times .pngEDIT: I have also uploaded three photos of the 78 key 3277 to the wiki, but mistakenly did not follow the proper naming convention. Per this, please rename them to: IBM 3277 78 Key Keyboard, IBM 3277 78 Key Keyboard -- Backplate, and IBM 3277 78 Key -- PCB.
  • Daniel Beardsmore (Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:09:14 +0100) A small number of people create wiki talk pages. Can I please suggest that you don't do that, and use the forum instead. The Talk namespace may work for Wikipedia, but here where few people if anyone actually follow the wiki changes, the talk pages just go unnoticed. Every now and then I find some comment someone left a year or two back and no-one ever saw it. I do reply to them, but the replies then go unnoticed! Talk pages just accumulate stale information and rot.The forum serves this purpose better.
  • seebart (Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:34:02 +0100) citrojohn wrote:Got your pitchforks ready? wiki/Cherry_G80-1800#Other_variationsI'll continue if this looks acceptable. Looks good so far. Thanks for your work!
  • citrojohn (Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:39:10 +0100) Got your pitchforks ready? wiki/Cherry_G80-1800#Other_variationsI'll continue if this looks acceptable.
  • Harshmallow (Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:32:02 +0100) Oh man, your favorite switch is 4323423 too!?!? I never thought I'd find another person into that beauty! We must be soul brothers/sisters!
  • citrojohn (Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:06:14 +0100) Daniel Beardsmore wrote:Such lists tend to go here:Category:ResearchI'd never seen that category before! Perhaps this is the most fitting home for the later part of the list (6000 variations, G86s, the occasional G81 fingerprint-reader keyboard...) Findecanor wrote:The G80-18xx variations should be mentioned in the G80-1800 article. There are already several variations there, with links to "Main article" for a few that are special enough to have them. [...]We should avoid duplicating information whenever possible [...]Ah, that's a good point. Best to add the minor variations to the main series page, then, and make pages for real one-offs.Findecanor wrote:However, what is missing is a way to group the same model variation that exist within multiple series, such as G80-3000, G81-3000 and G83-8000.Yes - maybe a category for each major case type?Daniel Beardsmore wrote:I'm guessing he's referring (at least in part) to this notion:Cherry 1000 styleCherry 3000 styleYes, and also simply the "what's an 1800 with Videonics written on it?" or "what's that board with the deeply-engraved doubleshots?" type of question. Fine, I'll see about adding some verified variations on, then. Thanks!
  • Mr.Nobody (Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:14:44 +0100) NO WORRY! You still are, I am no comparison to you, nobody is...there are computer geeks, keyboard geeks, switch geeks, and naturally there are human geeks, some people love going to park to watch birds, some others prefer watching people,differnt people into different things.
  • Daniel Beardsmore (Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:45:30 +0100) I'm guessing he's referring (at least in part) to this notion:Cherry 1000 styleCherry 3000 styleSuch lists tend to go here:Category:ResearchHowever, this page is not categorised at all:Hi-Tek Series 725 variantsSemantic MediaWiki makes MediaWiki more like a database, but I feel it's far too complex for realistic use at Deskthority. I don't realistically expect us to go beyond basic list pages.
  • Findecanor (Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:35:37 +0100) The full model numbers of those keyboards you mention are prefixed with G80- . There are links to categories at the bottom of each article already, grouping articles together, such as Category:Cherry G80 series.The G80-18xx variations should be mentioned in the G80-1800 article. There are already several variations there, with links to "Main article" for a few that are special enough to have them.The default is otherwise to write an article for each keyboard, with proper categorisation so that it can be found by them. It is not wrong to write a "stub".I have a few times mentioned keyboards in articles about switches or in a category text when I have had very little to go on and they don't fit in anywhere else.We should avoid duplicating information whenever possible: if something turns out to be wrong (which happens too often...) and needs to be edited, one should not have to search the entire wiki for all wrong pieces of information.However, what is missing is a way to group the same model variation that exist within multiple series, such as G80-3000, G81-3000 and G83-8000.I also sometimes wish that the Wiki was more of a database and that I could browse it using different views, to get introductions or infoboxes satisfying a query together instead of having to click on each one.
  • citrojohn (Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:08:29 +0100) I've been researching Cherry keyboards for a while now, and having spent a bit of time chasing obscure numbers it occurred to me: would a list of board numbers with brief descriptions be welcome? Something along these lines (in wiki format, of course):1600. 1000 layout with added reader and controls. Some with dyesubs.1700. 1000-like layout, switchable mode for PC / ASCII terminal. See brochure.1800. Compact layout with all keys. One with dyesubs rumoured - another would be valuable.1802. On parts sites as G80-1802LRACH.1804. For Videonics. 1800 layout, black case and grey caps, with Clears. See Reddit thread.1808. 1800 with unusual MX switches (linear Greys, Clears, Greens, Whites). See Reddit thread.It's not going to be complete (or referenced well enough!) at the moment, so I'd like to put it on the wiki so any user could contribute. I'm willing to add other people's info if they'd rather. However, I'm not intending this to compete with the main wiki. My idea is to provide basic information for keyboards whose page hasn't been written yet (or will never be written, the boards being uninteresting or minor variations). Pages that exist can be linked from the list.And if we don't want it on the wiki, no problem, I'll set up a Wordpress site or something. So, do people think this would be useful? Has someone made a list already?