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Wikio is an idea that was born back in the WOPN radio days of the Open Projects Network, now known as w:Freenode. It combines IRC, wiki and webcasting into a single model of collaborative control of open content audio using exclusively open source software. Let's discuss this concept. CQ 02:38, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

A new beginning[edit]

(Cue star wars like intro music)

It's a new year, a new decade, and time to start a new learning resource anew. There are new noises about a revived Sandbox Server, let's jump on the bandwagon. Is anyone interested in helping out? 21:00, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Damn crickets. Ok, I think this place needs a bit of a shake up. So, I'm going to BE BOLD and start a wikicast. Fun fun. If anyone can suggest a topic or two, I'd love to hear. Historybuff 14:24, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Some topics in the news. astrobiology, historian's dream --JWSchmidt 14:48, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure I can carry on an intelligent dialogue about astrobiology, but I'm game for either. I think I'm going to start with just some simple voice recordings, to get the ball rolling -- just to have some stuff to play with, as I'm sure we'll have some technical stuff to deal with. Also, do you have any times/days which work better on this stuff? Historybuff 09:55, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
I just heard one of the talking heads of network television asking, "What is astrobiology?" I suggested that topic because it is of interest to me, but it might be productive to have a mix of participants who have different levels of familiarity with the topic. It might be worth exploring the idea that we can have a distributed system for creating audio resources...the participants need not be online at the same time. I have some schedule flexibility for the next month...in the past, it seemed like evening in North America often attracted the most participants. Did you ever use Teamspeak? --JWSchmidt 15:25, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
So many questions. :)
I think astrobiology is a great topic -- and before you mentioned it (and NASA), I hadn't heard of it. WV is all about learning, so I think we should be doing that ... so talking about astrobiology seems spot on.
As far as asynchronous comms goes, it's a great idea, but I think baby steps are the way to go. I've done a couple solo recordings, and the next step would be with another participant or two.
I did try teamspeak, skype, and a few other similar type products. They all seem similar, but some people are more familiar with one then another.
I think eves North America time is a good place to start. Maybe we could set something up for around 10PM EST one eve? Historybuff 21:16, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
  • 10PM EST sounds okay. It is often useful to coordinate via IRC. I've started a Wikiversity page about Replacement of phosphorus by arsenic in living organisms...hopefully it can lead to some follow-up audio discussing the NASA-funded research and implications for the search for extraterrestrial life. --JWSchmidt 22:42, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

I've peeked into IRC on a couple occasions, but it seems awful quiet. I have a couple of test audio bits, I might do a few more and upload them to the Toolserver so we can work on editing them. I might just pick a day, and if it's just two of us chatting back and forth, so be it to start. Historybuff 15:21, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Older discussions[edit]

IRC seems so....last century. Why not use something like iChat? --JWSchmidt 03:22, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
If IRC is so last century, then why are you on #wikiversity-en? :D Cheers! Michael Billington
IRC provides one of the most reliable, most controlable, most widely availible forms of protocols around and if a bot were to be included it would be most likely easier by use of IRC --Nolhay 17:43, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

(talkcontribs) 10:21, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Rough Draft[edit]

My favorite Surfer!

You know I'm oldschool, JW *big grin*

tractor backfires

I'll have to look into iChat.

Meanwhile back at the Farm...

What you see to your left is a Rough draft of Portal:Wikio, or what ever we decide to name this puppy. The name Wikio was chosen from the Wikia.com context and has commercial overtones, just like the normal broad perception of the term Radio. I'm not sure how Jimbo, Angela and the rest of the gang at Wikia will react|respond to Wikio.net, but that context is what drove the current document and Wikio has... ...something to do with fundraising.

Like, I hope the current document clearly states:

Wikio is|has|does what WE tell it to be|have|do.

I'm banking on this experiential learning process being community-wide-open! up CQ 10:16, 14 October 2006 (UTC) dn

OK... six months later... It's still in the Rough Draft stage but we have made quite a bit of progress. We've incorporated Voice over Internet Protocol using a temporary Asterisk IAX hub to record some interviews and chat sessions. (See details below). We've settled on the name Wiki Campus Radio and added some related learning projects to help generate some content: Getting started with sound recording, Audacity, Linux Server Administration and several others. I'll try to update the article page soon. Thanks to all who have taken an interest in this project and are helping to move it foreward. CQ 01:44, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject WikipediaWeekly[edit]

New webcasting project at Wikipedia: WikiProject WikipediaWeekly. --JWSchmidt 11:34, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Name[edit]

The name might be confused with the search engine Wikio (which I also think is too close to "wikia"). Angela 22:54, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for your input, Angela! Ratz! I wasn't aware of wikio.fr. :(
The name isn't that important. We can call Jimbio or Wikiversio, or maybe Wikiverse Radio. What's important is that people will be able to hear what's going on and the music, news, info and other free content will be very cool and created in a community-wide open learning project :) CQ 23:41, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Since renamed - Wiki Campus Radio ShakespeareFan00 22:31, 8 April 2007 (UTC)


Skype test[edit]

I think the first step for this is to get two users on skype at the same time and learn how to record a sample. Then we can throw it over to the audiocity expert for audio editing. Then will come music, shows, etc... --Rayc 22:19, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

I am jwsurf on Skype. --JWSchmidt 22:47, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
I am nolhay on Skype. --Nolhay 17:36, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Soliciting people for IAX tests[edit]

I think that Wikio might be well suited to be part of a proof of concept with regard to Remote Learning Development, at least as one component. If anyone would like to particpate in a test, let me know. Historybuff 08:09, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

There is a freely available multi-platfrom client available here. It looks like it's development isn't current, but it does work. There are other trial/shareware clients, and some other single platform free clients. Anyone interested in trying it?

We've opened Topic:VoIP and done some experiments. Even had a conference call between Historybuff, JWSchmidt and Me. I didn't have a mic, but I heard HistoryBuff talking and JW's tv going. I was using the MozIAX plugin for w:Mozilla Firefox. Kind of like it must've been back in the 1920s. Hehe. ...but we're coming along! CQ 06:23, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

IRC[edit]

If you IRC, join us on #wikiversity-en for coordinating and VoIP help in real-time. CQ 16:52, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Second Session[edit]

If you'd like to be involved, sign your name, Day of week and Timezone (in UTC offset if you know it) so we can schedule. Historybuff 20:51, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

This voice chat session will be recorded, edited and uploaded to Wikiversity as an ogg-format file. The session will be recorded in .wav audio format.

  • Any, UTC-5, Historybuff 20:51, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Saturday, UTC-6 --Rayc 20:56, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
    • What time on Saturday?
      • I thought I would have time free on Saturday... i might have time next sautruday.--Rayc 20:29, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I am Arizona (UTC-7:00) --JWSchmidt 21:30, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Almost any. I'm in UTC-6 (US Central) --CQ 16:52, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I just got a headset but I'll need time to get set up. It may be Sunday for me but go ahead. --CQ 16:52, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
  • ...your preference, TZ and ~~~~

test OGG file[edit]

Wikio-launch.ogg source. (Help with ogg audio play.) Image:Wikio-launch.ogg

Sounds good, though sort of one sided. Might be the first song every uploaded on wikiversity, though. The conversation between you and the other person was unbalanced. Need to up the other person's mic.--Rayc 20:45, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Right, Rayc. (...first of many many, I hope) It was a seat-of-the-pants flight for me and I was nervous. I found the input level controls and hope to get some help from SynrG about setting up the streaming, file handling and other black magic. ;) CQ ("Kentucky Chuck", yeoman, etc.) 21:25, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Impromptu Session[edit]

We had an off the cuff session when Rayc joined us in the IRC channel. Although it's after session 2, since it was unscheduled and unrecorded I think it's appropriate to chalk it up as a test session. We identified some technical hurdles that the chat has which need to be solved, as well as we got up to 4 particpants at one time. We also discussed some other applications of the technology, and CQ made some good points with regard to the Sandbox Server. We should have another formal session quite soon. Historybuff 16:53, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Third Session[edit]

We are going to be doing a third session, to discuss the Wikiversity:Sandbox Server. The goal is to record the discussion, edit it and have a high quality OGG sound file. Discuss possible times above.

What program, and what time?--Rayc 20:32, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
I suggest that participants talk about the contents of the Wikiversity:Sandbox Server page and what Wikiversity could do with such a server. I suggest that we try to develop a "distributed time" approach. Apparently HistoryBuff can leave the current server in a mode so that it automatically records. As soon as two people meet in the IRC chat channel, they can get started. Other people will be able to listen and add their own comments later. I will eventually try to edit it all into one coherent discussion. --JWSchmidt 20:40, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
I'll have to get on IRC later then. Hammer out a method. Busy right now with work, try it some other time.--Rayc 20:48, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

An edited version (six minutes) of the voice chat session is in

. Wikio 3.OGG source. Help with ogg audio play. I plan to add my own commentary soon. This edited version was made from the much longer

. I wanted to use GarageBand to edit the original sound file. GarageBand will open AIFF, WAV, AAC and MP3 files. I used the GUI converter called Super (for Windows, see this review) to convert the original OGG audio file into an AAC audio file. Using GarageBand, I edited out dead air, speech that was to quiet or too loud and off topic dialog. I just wanted a short audio clip that would demonstrate an ability to record multiple people having a discussion. GarageBand is also good at increasing the volume of quiet sounds and reducing the volume of loud sounds, so I was able to even out some very quiet input and some very loud input. GarageBand produces .m4a files, a form of MPEG4. For video OGG files, I use the conversion method shown at Podcasting. I decided to try Music Man demo to convert the audio m4a file to an OGG file. It worked fine, but I am in the market for a totally free alternative (note: the VLC media player for Mac OS X did this conversion, but produced an OGG file that is more than twice as large as the file made by Music Man). --JWSchmidt 03:55, 2 February 2007 (UTC) Modified and expanded version. I made

by adding some commentary to

and I also added in some comments from Jimmy Wales about Wikiversity. Wikio JWS Feb 6 2007.OGG source. Help with ogg audio play. This is about 15 minutes play time and a 12 Mb download.

Another recorded session[edit]

Just an update -- we've been able to pull in up to 6 participants at one time, and had one participant from Australia join us.

We need to do another recorded session, but need a firm topic or an agenda of a few topics to speak about. If you want to participate, please add your name to this above. Historybuff 02:07, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

"agenda" - I wonder if it would be useful to talk about the various existing efforts to make/use copyleft webcasts/podcasts/etc and possible ways to coordinate/integrate them or at least get cooperation between them. --JWSchmidt 13:55, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
That would be cool. We have, through IRC established a rapore with WikiCast, Hypatia, and even the commercial network ZtekRadio (through User:Drjayztekradio) and others are waiting in the wings. I think. We should try to "join forces". An agenda would be nice, but when your just getting to know each other, it's hard to stick to... but if you post one somewhere, I'll try. -- CQ 04:25, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

18 February[edit]

This long conference call was split into two parts:

  • About the first 115 minutes,
  • About the second 120 minutes,

These ogg audio files include some diagnosis of audio problems and some discussion of Wikiversity and related education-oriented projects. Editing needed! --JWSchmidt 21:48, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Topics for upcoming sessions[edit]

We are going to be doing this on a semi-regular basis. We'd like to select a time that is inclusive for all, so please indicate when you might be available in your Timezone, and what Timezone it is.

Right now, we have:

Time: any
Timzone: any
Language: any
User: any
Topic: any
Channel: #wikiversity
Protocol: IRC
CQ 02:14, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Discussion with Leigh Blackall[edit]

Information about [Leigh Blackall]

Time: 12.00pm (noon) (Sydney, Australia time)

Date: Saturday 28th April 2007

Participants: Chrismo, Historybuff, CQ, JWSchmidt, Countrymike

Raw audio file, edited version. --JWSchmidt 13:38, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Discussion Alexander Hayes[edit]

I would like to interview professional educators and get their perspective on Wikiversity. Alexander Hayes has agreed to participate. Is it possible to schedule a time? Chrismo 14:50, 20 March 2007 (UTC) Hi Chris - My apologies for not getting back in here sooner. I'd like to discuss why in a talk re-scheduled ( see new time ) and engage you all in discussion as to how we can move forward with LearnScope and more. Again - my apologies and hope you can make it to the next proposed chat --Alexanderhayes 05:38, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Well folks I havent heard from Chris who said he'd be convening the discussion. As I dont know what client to use to talk I'm awaiting a call from Chris on my mobile - Australia - +61 407459557 - to be able to connect. Can someone please alert hom of this - ta :-)--Alexanderhayes 23:37, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Time: 12.00pm ( Sydney, Australia time ) - visit world clock for your time

Date: Saturday 26th May 2007

Participants: Chrismo, Historybuff, Ben Armstrong, Cormaggio, CQ, JWSchmidt, Countrymike

Rough draft: A 30-60 minutes discussion about learning theory and educational technology and many other things.

Alex hayes portrait 2007.jpg A decade working as an educator in the primary, secondary,vocational training and the tertiary sectors have provided Alex with ample cause to question what role 'teaching' has in education. Alex inities you to engage in creative discourse that unifies digital literacy, folksonomies, networked identity, m-learning and open web publishing.

wiki, blog, moblog, bookmarks, photos, work

Discussion with Teemu Leinonen[edit]

Information about Teemu Leinonen

Time: In the future

Date:

Participants:

Rough draft:

Discussion with Daniel Baumann[edit]

Information about [ Daniel Baumann]

Time: In the future

Date:

Participants:

Rough draft:

Roundtable with Nelson Pavlosky[edit]

Information about Nelson Pavlosky

Time: In the future

Date:

Participants: Poningru, Aphid

Rough draft: Discussion about the Free Culture Movement. Nelson is cofounder of FreeCulture.org. see Wikiversity outreach

Discussion with Wayne Mackintosh and Cormac Lawler[edit]

Time: In the future

Date: Dec 15-20 (tentative)

Participants:

Rough draft: A discussion about links (and possibly distinctions) between Wikiversity and Wikieducator, and a broader look at the OER movement, with a focus on wiki-based activities.

WikiCast[edit]

Hi,

Interesting ideas...

OK so This is a partial advert, but please take a look at http://www.bitshuffle.org/wikicast/Main_Page

You might also want to look at Freematrix, and the archived WNN disscusions over at WikiNews

62.56.80.248 21:37, 1 February 2007 (UTC) We are talking to some people at wikicast, but our goal isn't just being able to broadcast -- it's being able to facilitate learning. I definately see networking and collaboration opportunities, though. Hopefully we'll be seeing more wikicasters here :) Historybuff 02:14, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Alrighty then. We're going to open up a WikiCast workspace in the main namespace... LiquidThreads moves this segment of the conversation to Talk:WikiCastCQ 22:13, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

UNIT-E[edit]

The Wikio project welcomes the UNIT-E recording label to the mix. This group is proficient at Music Production using Free audio software and interested in expanding the Audio Engineering department through their intricate knowledge of the topic. Their music is available under a Creative Commons license. Welcome, especially Ajgenius! CQ 19:01, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Volume[edit]

The volume is loud on these recordings...is it possible to make the volume lower? Or perhaps it is simply the fact that my local settings are set too high? --HappyCamper 04:05, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Can you specify a file that is particularly bad? For the ones that I have edited, I did make an attempt to get the volume within the dynamic range of my playback equipment. For example, with
I can leave the internal volume control of QuickTime player at maximum and reduce my computer's output volume control to about the half way point for easy listening. It would be possible for me to make the volume of the fies lower, but you should be able to use your controls to reduce the playback volume to zero. --JWSchmidt 13:47, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
I only listened to Image:WCRApril28PartA.ogg. I was listening with a headset and had to turn the volume down to less than a slither in order for it to be comfortable. Frankly, I was thoroughly shocked and I'm a little afraid to test this out again! :-) I'll try out the files again later. --HappyCamper 14:04, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
OK, I didn't figure out what my problem was, but I have a workaround that I like...use speakers instead! --HappyCamper 22:20, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Can you describe what hardware, OS and ogg player you are using? "turn the volume down" <-- does this mean the volume control for your computer or the volume control for the ogg player? --JWSchmidt 23:26, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
I think this is a problem that we can eventually work out. (Sorry about any hearing loss Happy Camper). If we continue with VoIP ecperiments, we should be able to engineer a way to get uniform "input sensitivity" despite a wide range of microphone types (for example condenser, dynamic, line level, and bare telephone type input devices). There remain a multitude of problems, but we are "getting there". -- CQ 02:45, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
No, no...not hearing loss!! Just a really big jolt. Volume control for the OGG player. I was using Winamp Media Player. Running on Windows XP. --HappyCamper 05:20, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
It might be my fault, my mic-output mic and my line-level input tend to make me the quietest speaker and the dynamic range might be adjusted to me right now. :S We will work towards getting something that everyone is comfy with, and we do appreciate the feedback. Historybuff 06:08, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Collaboration with real live stations[edit]

I'm going to be poking around with this a little. I had a meeting with a local (to me) college station, and I will be trying to meet with them again. Any interest from our side in this? Historybuff 23:15, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Channels?[edit]

It sounds interesting. I have two q. Will I need for this new software? Will be there a possibility to run more channels?--Juan 11:47, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't think we'll need more "channels" quite yet -- we have 24 hours in a broadcast day, and right now not even a full day worth of original programming (so far). We are definately open to running new shows, though, whether they be one-off or something regularly (or irregularly) scheduled.
I'm not sure what you mean by "new software" -- do you mean you'll need software to use WCR? For recording, it would seem so. For listening, we're going to try and provide both OGG and MP3 format output, I hope. Historybuff 06:11, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Okay. So now I understand.--Juan 15:15, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Wiki Campus Radio irc channel[edit]

Hi people, I have realized there will be a need of special channel for WCR. So what are the recomendations. How we can name it? Just:

#wiki_campus_radio?--Juan 22:55, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Hello Juan, why shouldn't the preparations, pre-meetings before the WCR be held as always in #wikiversity-en (see also Wikiversity:Colloquium/archives/July_2007#Successful_test) ? I am sure that IRC members can help also for the WCR. ----Erkan Yilmaz (my talk page, wiki blog) 23:07, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Well, in this case, I am not talking about preparation, I am talking about off-line broadcasting we can offer within weeks. There will be a need to offer empty channel for people entering on-line broadcasting to be able to talk about current themes. Such as this: Session:Test.--Juan 23:14, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. I understand your reason now better. Perhaps I join the new channel then also from time to time. Name: just propose one, e.g. #WCR or #Wiki-Campus-Radio. If nobody objects that will be it :-) ----Erkan Yilmaz (my talk page, wiki blog) 23:21, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, problem of WCR, is that it is to long, but on the other hand #Wiki-Campus-Radio is more userfriendly to new users. It maigt be modified to #wiki-campus-radio - as other channels are not using capitals.--Juan 23:41, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


Update Currently disscussions relating to WCR are taking place in #Wikimedia-radio on freenode :) ShakespeareFan00 18:22, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews also proposing a radio project[edit]

There's a proposal on Wikinews to set up a radio station that would incorporate content and initiatives from across the Wikimedia family. Initial ideas for Wikiversity's part in this (by the Wikinews community) include recording educational sessions based on Wikiversity content - eg a session on learning a particular language. If you want to add your own ideas, there's a section specifically for Wikiversity. Personally, I'd love to further such an initiative, and use it as a means to learn about the process of doing radio - thereby inviting people to get involved - as much as about learning how all projects can be used for educational ends. I don't think it needs to be limited to recording spoken versions of Wikiversity pages - though that's certainly part of what we could do. :-) Cormaggio talk 14:45, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Internet Radio Stations[edit]

Hi,

How does the wiki community feel about collaborating with student run radio stations? I am part of a student run radio station in the University of California San Diego. This station is internet only and plays strictly "independent" music/programs (that is, material that is not easily accessible in popular media).

We have a show that focuses on various types of music (our blog can be found here: http://nowavenodiego.blogspot.com/). Would it be possible for us to podcast our shows on the wiki campus radio? (The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nowavenodiego (talkcontribs) 19:54, 29 July 2008.)

Hi, anything is possible :-)
Perhaps you can show us a sample ? Either link or you can upload e.g. a file at commons (see possible upload formats). The files there can then be used on all Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikiversity, ...). ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 17:44, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes indeedie! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! CQ 17:23, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Policy issue - Religon..[edit]

It was my understanding that in terms of direct religious broadcasting (i.e Preaching), this is something that would definitly not be possible as it would violate standing policy (including NPOV).

However, it has been noted that one of the Gospels had been suggested in the possible projects for the Active stream.

In terms of religion and the use of religious works, what would be considered appropriate editorial/contributor guidance? ShakespeareFan00 17:18, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

What would Jezux do? CQ 17:26, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Policy issue -Wiki Politics...[edit]

In a disscussion on he #Wikimedia-radio it was suggested that WCR adopt a policy of not airing 'endorsments' in respect of on-wiki politics.

However I am starting a disscussion here to try an develop some editoral/contributor guidance on this issue.

Real World politics, would IMO be completely out of project scope at this stage.. ShakespeareFan00 17:21, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

WCR is a proposed hyper-public Internet meeting place. It is built on FLOSS for developing and distributing free content and shall (if I have anything to do with it) not become a haven for censors, trolls and naysayers. CQ 17:33, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

I wouldn't rule anything out as far as discussion goes. I'm of one mind with CQ here -- and politics should be fair game. We aren't looking to add a talking head on either the "Right" or "Left" side, but genuine discussion is to be welcomed. Historybuff 20:57, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Time[edit]

WCR utilises UTC doesn't it ? ShakespeareFan00 23:10, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

See TimestampCQ 17:35, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

The yeoman is back[edit]

I'm back! CQ 16:54, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Welcome back Yeoman ... its been a long time; things have changed around here I reckon - possibly not for the better but good to see you back on board. Countrymike 23:00, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
Yeah and I wanna kick some *ss ;) This place is getting sloppy! • CQ 16:10, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Whole Wheat Radio[edit]

These guys have the platform! I joined the community and started listening last week. I'm hoping they'll come over here and show us how it's done. • CQ 16:12, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

The magic of Whole Wheat Radio and it's overall platform has been designed by Jim Kloss...Master Programmer ;-) It is summer in Alaska right now and summer is a very short season up there. This is one of Jim's busiest times and he tends to spend much less time at the computer while he races to accomplish necessary warm weather projects. He is the man behind the curtain of our OZ, and he will have to be the one to answer any questions concerning his alteration of and additional coding he has personally interfaced with the Mediawiki software. He morphs into a codehead when the Alaskan weather turns icy!
WWR's community powered radio ties both the physical community of Talkeetna, Alaska with the virtual community. If you have the time, you can read What is Whole Wheat Radio to see our mission and core values. You might also take a look at WWR's basic rules for more insight and see if we are still a desirable model for WCR's endeavors. For now you might want to also take a look at our technical glossary to see what sort of platforms are utilized...such as Jasper.
Just to note...we have had a few discussions, cussings, and battles on the Mother Ship Wikipedia concerning WWR's notability. For now I guess we are considered notable...not sure for how long though. I just wanted to throw this tidbit out there to let all of you know we are considered outlaws in some circles, but that is alright with us! We try to keep our eyes on the future rather than the past! ;-) Atuuschaaw 13:51, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Heh. Yeah we know about wikibattles around here for sure. w:Wikiversity is ostensibly an extension of Wikipedia as a Wikimedia sisterproject, so we have our share of wikicratic spillover. We've suffered a few cussings too. Hopefully when we get up into the realm of sound with actual sonic content, we'll be able to grow in both size and social maturity. Thanks for the insight and the very helpful linkage, Atuuschaaw. I'm not too concerned about how long this is all taking. It's like laying tracks and building the engine, at this point. It may take a few more years to get this train moving. CQ 04:46, 26 July 2009 (UTC)