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    A VH Wiki?

    So I've been thinking about adding something cool to the forum that isn't really around anywhere, and I think I have a good idea, but want to see if anyone would even be interested.

    There really isn't a Van Halen Wiki out there. Sure Wikipedia has some info on Van Halen, but it isn't complete (or that accurate), and it's not for true fans of the band either. There used to be a VH Faq site, but it's long gone and hadn't been updated in years anyway.

    So what if we had one here, and EVERYONE could freely contribute to it and we could build it up together. When you're just playing around here and you're bored, you can go in and add something to it, useful and factual of course. We can have different sections, and make it a real robust and true repository for info on Van Halen.

    Would this be of interest to anyone? If it is, I'll get the script that integrates with the board and we'll do it. Would appreciate some comments before I make the small investment in it. I personally think it's a great idea because like I said, everyone can be involved, and would be a great resource.

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    Awesome idea
    We could even include how Al played guitar and Ed played drums.
    Seriously, its a great idea!!!
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    It's a good idea!

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    Ed's guitars should have one too. The info is there but scattered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arson View Post
    Ed's guitars should have one too. The info is there but scattered.
    You can have many sections, and yes there would have to be a crapload on Ed's guitars. I'm kinda trying to figure out the categories to start it.
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    Tremendous idea.

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    Awesome idea. I'd be glad to contribute.

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    We could show Ed's paper route via Google Maps.

    But on a serious note, yeah, I think it is a cool idea.
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    fantastic idea!

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    Great idea , Bret .
    I'm all for it and hope to help contribute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    So I've been thinking about adding something cool to the forum that isn't really around anywhere, and I think I have a good idea, but want to see if anyone would even be interested.

    There really isn't a Van Halen Wiki out there. Sure Wikipedia has some info on Van Halen, but it isn't complete (or that accurate), and it's not for true fans of the band either. There used to be a VH Faq site, but it's long gone and hadn't been updated in years anyway.
    Near the end of the VH FAQ lifetime (which ran about 10 years), it was turned into a Wiki, but there wasn't any interest from the general VH fan base in doing anything with it, so it was eventually abandoned (domain name wasn't renewed). This isn't to say that it wouldn't work now, just providing some historical info.

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    I like the idea. I'm afraid that the moderators will need to spend a lot of time separating fact, fiction and opinion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railrunner130 View Post
    I like the idea. I'm afraid that the moderators will need to spend a lot of time separating fact, fiction and opinion though.
    Don't allow EC to contribute and we'll be fine.
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    Ok so the Wiki is up and I put a thread about it.

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