The Wiki, and other attempts to harness Orb Lore

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29 Jun 2020, 21:04 #20962
Hey so the Orb has a lot of user-generated content, and current efforts to preserve that content are pretty light and generally unplanned. This thread is for talking about preserving or otherwise utilizing the forum's endless stream of content and lore.

What do you think is worth preserving? How should we preserve it?

Da Wiki is a great start. It's like a historical document for the site. One of my favorite things about it is that it records real and fictional events side by side.

I think a good first step would be to put more effort into the wiki. Is there anything that we want to preserve that doesn't currently belong the Wiki? Would reorganizing the wiki encourage a wider range of things to be recorded there?

For the short term, this is my vision:
  • some users take on the wiki and flesh it out
  • a thread exists (maybe this one for now) as a planning/discussion thread for the wiki
  • somebody makes a thread dedicated to Orb Lore and people go crazy there connecting the dots, fleshing out the lore of the site
Anyway. Would love to hear the site's thoughts about it, see what people care about on the subject
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29 Jun 2020, 21:12 #20967
I'm cuckoo bananas about Orb Lore, so I'm absolutely up for being a part of this. I know the wiki has fallen to the wayside since relaunching but I'd love to hear from people about what's happened in that gap that should be documented.
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29 Jun 2020, 23:12 #21112
I'm going to keep pushing the idea of a bizarro/mirror version of this community, known as The Cube. it's a classic bit!

*created as a result of d***k making a "Tumblr 2" forum (but when???)
*they all got together when it shut down and settled into "posting.cruel"
*they have a guy named MondayMagician, FUCK that guy
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29 Jun 2020, 23:18 #21117
WeekendWarlock wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 23:12
I'm going to keep pushing the idea of a bizarro/mirror version of this community, known as The Cube. it's a classic bit!

*created as a result of d***k making a "Tumblr 2" forum (but when???)
*they all got together when it shut down and settled into "posting.cruel"
*they have a guy named MondayMagician, FUCK that guy
this is already enough content to be a wiki entry, make it happen! somewhat related, I love the idea of wiki articles inspiring lore and not the other way around. you could make that article and it could speak it into existence
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30 Jun 2020, 22:14 #22502
WeekendWarlock wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 23:12
I'm going to keep pushing the idea of a bizarro/mirror version of this community, known as The Cube. it's a classic bit!

*created as a result of d***k making a "Tumblr 2" forum (but when???)
*they all got together when it shut down and settled into "posting.cruel"
*they have a guy named MondayMagician, FUCK that guy
turns out I did not have to push very hard on this one...
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30 Jun 2020, 22:48 #22666
new wiki is partially live at mediawiki

gotta move shit over
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02 Jul 2020, 00:42 #24180
some people may have gathered this from my sig, but I am a bit of a wikihead. Once I am more educated on Orbology I will probably contribute
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02 Jul 2020, 00:47 #24187
bubba wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 00:42
some people may have gathered this from my sig, but I am a bit of a wikihead. Once I am more educated on Orbology I will probably contribute
1. love the sig
2. happy to hear that! I'll keep posting about it so peep this zone for updates
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02 Jul 2020, 17:27 #24492
so much lore can happen in just one afternoon... maybe we oughta just set up an oral tradition project - ask people to record themselves rambling about some topic or another, and cut it into an acceptable narrative
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02 Jul 2020, 19:00 #24565
WeekendWarlock wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 17:27
so much lore can happen in just one afternoon... maybe we oughta just set up an oral tradition project - ask people to record themselves rambling about some topic or another, and cut it into an acceptable narrative
I like this, and I was trying to brainstorm some kind of daily review activity that would serve as a Lore Intake of sorts. Maybe this is a good use for a voicemail box. Or like our version of the Drudge Report, like a no graphic design all-text webpage that is just a Lore Dump
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13 Sep 2023, 23:54 #142934
Wait, there's lore to this forum?

I thought this was just a bunch of forums.
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14 Sep 2023, 03:34 #142973
Orb Lore is in Development Hell
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14 Sep 2023, 07:01 #142981
TheLightParacosmic wrote:
13 Sep 2023, 23:54
Wait, there's lore to this forum?

I thought this was just a bunch of forums.
the only lore is Jokes. i think. maybe there's some sort of elaborate characters running around on here that i don't know about. if there are they should rewrite those characters to make them better at Posting
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