i did some more work on the wiki today! i also saw that someone else (@csboling) already started adding to it also
i set up the main page with sections and all the page titles from my list above. i then started off porting the data over from the “how to capture video” wiki post. i found this tool to be helpful since posts on the forum are markdown:
Markdown to MediaWiki converter
(i also added a link to this tool at the bottom of the wiki main page.)
i still had to check to make sure all the formatting was correct, and wrote a little custom html to make a collapsible element to replace the “show details” feature on the forum (will try to make a better one and make it into a template at some point.) but other than that, it was pretty quick! (note: i copied the markdown from the “edit” view of the forum post.)
i also created (or at least tried to create) a bot that posts to a channel in our chat when new changes are made to the wiki. this is based on the rss feed for “recent changes.” i mostly did this because it’s helpful as an admin to know how much activity is going on. but if it doesn’t work correctly i can just check the “recent changes” page instead.
the SSO is working great for me so far! the only issue was that i had a need to log in as “Admin” instead of myself at one point (so that i could update the links in the sidebar), but the “login” link just kept taking me to the scanlines forum login page. i figured out that i could just go to this url: https://wiki.scanlines.xyz/wiki/Special:UserLogin and then i was able to log in as admin. (just noting this for future reference)
next steps are to continue porting over data from the list of forum posts above to the new wiki. i will probably just keep doing this slowly as i have time. if anyone else wants to help port data over, create new pages, or do whatever, feel free! it should also be possible to upload images although there is currently a pretty low file size limit (not much local storage on the server, perheps we should consider hooking this up to cloud storage at some point if we want to be able to use it as more of a file repository also.)
any forum user can now log in and there is a decent start to an organizational schema, so i think we are good to go! i hope this can be a helpful resource unto itself, beyond what our wiki section could do.