Wikipedia needs your Steyr stuff

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Netfotoj, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Netfotoj

    Netfotoj Premium Member

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    I’ve registered with Wikipedia so I can upload photos and add to their Steyr pistol page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr_M_Series) but I need your help.

    If you have a testimonial and/or photos you’d like to contribute about M, S, MA1 or SA1 pistols, please post it here and I’ll post it on Wikipedia.

    Do not steal photos from other sites as I have to swear on a stack of Bibles to Wikipedia that every photo I upload was either taken by me or by the person who contributes it and that I have their express permission to use it. Same goes for text that’s copyrighted, so write your own.

    If you’ve already posted suitable text or photos elsewhere here, you can either repost them in this thread or just post a link and I’ll go get them. Either way, understand if you post them here or give me a link, you’re providing your express permission for them to be posted on Wikipedia.

    Photos of Steyr pistols in action would be great as I’m going to try to figure out how to put a photo gallery on Wikipedia for our Steyr pistol page. (And people in the photos are also good, especially if they’re as good-looking as Syntax360’s red-haired beauty!) Please include text with photos.

    For both testimonials and photos, I will use attribution on Wikipedia of your Steyr Club username, as in like so: “By Netfotoj at Steyrclub.com”. :mrgreen:

    I will resize and "Photoshop" your photos, if necessary, including correction for contrast, color, et c. and if your spelling or grammar needs a bit of help, I'll clean that up, too.

    If you're shooting "still" pistol photos, shoot tight and light them well, like these two, for instance. Or if you've got a beautiful photographer friend like Syntax, let her do the shooting for you. :mrgreen:

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  2. SELFDEFENSE

    SELFDEFENSE Premium Member

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    Steyr Marketing ought to send you a pizza or something.
     

  3. Syntax360

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    Feel free to use any of my evolution photos...
     
  4. Netfotoj

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    Been adding text from Steyrclub FAQ and also started a photo gallery with some of mine plus photos from Madecov, Syntax360 and MarcX.

    Also added some magazine review links.

    Time for a butt-break.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr_M_Series

    BTW, somebody else also added some new text. Whoever you are, thanks for the help.
     
  5. heavymetalmachine

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    Netfotoj

    Thanks for taking the time it looks great!! :wink:
     
  6. Marc_ax

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    Steyr to eternity!

    Feel free of using this ones too!!!

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  7. Netfotoj

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    Re: Steyr to eternity!

    Thanks, I uploaded all of them, including the larger version of the one at top of the page. Check it out.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr_M_Series
     
  8. Polymer Proselyte

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    Nice work NFJ.

    You can see on the history tab who's been fiddling with it.

    I added a small bit and will try and do some more research and fill it out. I was thinking about photoshopping a diagram of the various features. I'm sure there are some experts out there with some really good info. Also the slide markings and "how to date you steyr" would be a good addition.



    Cheers PP
     
  9. madecov

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  10. Wulf

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    Good work Boys! :p

    Any web search for keywords:

    Steyr M Series or Steyr S Series or any specific Steyr pistol model should take ya strait there and ultimately to The Steyrclub. SCHWEEEEET! :p You guys rock! :p

    Wulf
     
  11. Netfotoj

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    Just uploaded babs' exploded view and date chart to the photo gallery.

    Thanks for the help from babs and polymer proselyte with the text also.

    If you've got any testimonials you'd like to add, the page can keep right on growing.

    Do ya think I oughta move the photo gallery down to the bottom of the page, after the "safety" information?

    I just didn't want it so low that people wouldn't see it unless they scrolled way down to the bottom.

    Unfortunately, we have no control over layout of the page, except for the order things are displayed.
     
  12. Netfotoj

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    Not sure WTF happened, but suddenly our wiki page is back to version 1, all the work done by me and others gone! No photo gallery, all new specs, text, et c. is wiped out.

    Somebody who understands more about wiki than me can try to fix it. I'm bumfuzzled.
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  13. Polymer Proselyte

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    I think the admin had an issue with all the steyrporn. Its a pretty strait-laced environment.
    Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webley_Revolver for what they are after.

    There is more info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Firearms about format for pistol pages.

    I think we can still plod along, but need to be careful about using their format. Its quite interesting in a geeky sorta way. There is still heaps of quality info we can get on there.

    I use to have to write up lab reports and papers for psychology, its very similar to the format they are after.
     
  14. babj615

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    Group, I still have a copy of everything that was there....

    babj615<--- smart :) :) :)

    I will put it back up soon, after working on the gallery to keep it OK with Wiki.....

    ...stand by
     
  15. babj615

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    Wiki back up..... sans the gallery.....

    ...more big improvements later this week......

    ...don't move that dial! don't change the channel!

    ..more great content coming right up!!!!!
     
  16. babj615

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    minor change in the Stey Pistol Wiki page:

    New Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr_Pistols

    WAS "Steyr M Series"......

    BUT, the page is actually referring to all "Steyr Pistols".....

    ..so I changed it......

    8) 8) 8)

    More work will be done to have separate pages for each model soon......

    enjoy



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  17. Netfotoj

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    Babs,

    I don't care what everybody says about you, you da man!

    In fact I'll also take back all the mean, nasty things I've said and thought about you, you know, like having the money to buy up the whole collection of Steyr M and S pistols, all 10 of them. The nerve of some people...

    Oh yeah, I said I was taking all that back. Sorry. :oops:

    Anyway, you're the Wiki magician and I bow in your presence. Keep up the great work!

    BTW, snazzy table with all the specs laid out for all the M and S models, all 10 of them. Got 'em all yet? :mrgreen:
     
  18. Polymer Proselyte

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    Babj, someone might get het up about no GB! It has its own page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr_GB

    They may want to merge them or you could mention it and link to it in the history.

    PP
     
  19. babj615

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    Thanx PP

    It will happen.....

    Wiki not easy, so give me some time....