As you might harken back, I announced two things last year: that November was “Just Solve the Problem Month”, and that the first “problem” to solve was “File Formats”.
I even had a logo!
Well, let’s quickly discuss what’s happened since the month came to a close.
Most notably, we got a bunch of data on the wiki set up for that month of problem-solving. The site was loaded with all sorts of beginnings, all sorts of well-tended entries, and only a small amount of infighting as to direction. And then we hit the end of the month.
Now, many projects of these sorts peter out and kind of, well, stop. But we’ve had quite the miracle.
Dan Tobias. He took the torch, dude. He (and also HalftheIsland, who has been in there as well) has been editing stuff by the hundreds. And the wiki has gotten better, and better and better.
So Dan has a problem. He’s lonely in there! He needs more help!
This is your time to shine. We have a working Wiki with a clear permanent url:
The File Formats Wiki continues to add material all the time, allows you to add all sorts of information, and brings into focus a whole range of file format enumeration and spotlights. It’s working. People are noticing.
I’ve made it so people can register new accounts instantly. I’ve also made it so that I’m not the only admin/moderator there. It’s time to bring this thing to version 2.0 and beyond.
And benefit from it! The thing is there as reference material. Let’s use it that way.
I look forward to it growing and contining its path. And I want Dan to have a lot more buddies on there doing the goal.
However this works out, my hat is off to you, Dan. You’ve been kicking ass.
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