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Anti-spam measures019:47, 15 June 2020
Just being picky...404:07, 18 May 2020
"Construction" section on front page515:54, 17 May 2020

Anti-spam measures

I've installed a couple anti-spam measures to combat recent bot spam.

I implemented the AntiSpam plugin which will limit registrations of bot accounts. It uses the service which I paid for 3 years of protection. I also activated the ConfirmEdit extension which implements Captcha for edits and new pages. Please reply to this thread if you have Captcha problems.

Emily Anthony (talk)19:47, 15 June 2020

Just being picky...

Is it just me that is a tiny bit annoyed and left out that the URL is .us? I mean... Formula Student is not just in the US...

Besides that great initiative and I hope in a year this will be a big source of information for all students.

Bertaveira (talk)15:47, 16 May 2020

I think it would have been funny if we were .xxx but no one asked me

Toaster (talk)15:51, 16 May 2020

Sorry .com wasn't available :(

Emily Anthony (talk)15:09, 17 May 2020

Also... net and org weren't available and is $280 a year. Sorry, I'm funding this hosting and MediaWiki service out of pocket and I couldn't rationalize the $280 a year.

Emily Anthony (talk)15:23, 17 May 2020

haha don't worry about it. Like I said I am just being picky and to be honest the domain is not so I guess it is half European half US XD

Bertaveira (talk)04:07, 18 May 2020

"Construction" section on front page

I think it'd be valuable to add a section on fasteners (ex. what you'd find in Carroll Smith's book, Kent's MEng Handbook, or aircraft handbooks), materials (alu, steel, titanium, mag, plastics, and composites), and something on tools and welding. A start being:



 > ...


 >Aluminum Alloys
 >Ferrous Alloys
 >Magnesium Alloys
 >Titanium Alloys
 > ...


 >Hand Tools
 >Metal-Cutting Tools
 >Drilling, Taps, and Dies
 >Sheet Metal Tools
   >Press-Brake Forming
   >Stretch Forming
   > ...
 > ...


 >Solid Lines
 >Flexible Lines
 > ...
Benjmyn (talk)11:05, 15 May 2020

Sorry for the rough formatting, this was just an idea dump

Benjmyn (talk)11:05, 15 May 2020

I think this is a good idea. It was suggested previously that this type of section be added. Perhaps it can be called "Engineering Materials" or something?

We also need a place for a master list of reference books so that could go there too. What are your thoughts?

Emily Anthony (talk)12:39, 15 May 2020

Totally, I think a master list is a good idea, depending on how many books stack up, I think you'd want a single page of all the books/articles/papers separate by topics, unless the number of books becomes unmanageable for one page.

Benjmyn (talk)15:17, 15 May 2020

I didn't see this discussion until now, but I made a Manufacturing category that has a materials subcategory, I hope that's okay

I'll add a fastener subcategory as well

Toaster (talk)15:59, 16 May 2020

Totally okay. I'll do some organization today. Could you guys look and participate in the [[Talk:Category:Manufacturing]] and [[Talk:Category:Manufacturing_Techniques]] threads?

Emily Anthony (talk)15:43, 17 May 2020