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Practical examples of how to use the CEDI module

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Practical examples of how to use the CEDI module

I am wanting to see if anyone has some practical examples of how they used the CEDI module in their website. I am trying to understand more about it and think this would help. I have read the Tutorials on CEDI and am still fuzzy. Hoping others here have mastered some uses for it.

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I checked out the sites listed here and saw that:
Odeonstaff
has CEDI links. Not sure if they actually use it but you may want to peek. You have to register to view that zone.

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Thanks Eric, I joined Odenstaff and took a look around but I wasn't able to see that there were any entries in Odeonstaff CEDI. still looking and interested to know what is out there…


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We like to called CEDI a 'structured Wiki'.

You can create a hierarchical structure of pages/sub-pages, and on each page you can display Comcode-enabled content. You can set this to be editable by all members (via ocPortal's permission system), thus allowing them to edit and add content, much like Wikipedia. You can also allow members to make Comcode-enabled posts which show up on these CEDI pages much like in a forum.

CEDI also supports the Wikipedia-esque double-bracket [[page name]] referencing (should you want a more classic Wiki approach).

I'm a huge fan of CEDI because it's so very flexible! I use CEDI in the following way:

I have a structured and hierarchical database of information, maintained by the website staff, but supplemented by members making posts onto the CEDI pages. The information from new CEDI posts is integrated into the CEDI page by the staff, and credit is given to the member for contributing. This is just a niche example of how CEDI can be used, but it shows the flexibility of the system.


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I've used the CEDI on my site as a video supplement to my classroom instructions on assembling a computer. I was hoping that my students would follow-up by adding information on their own to build a sort of wiki, such as Robbie is suggesting, but got only one other tutorial entry. Unfortunately, it's potential as a formidable learning tool was lost on them.

I've called mine " Knowledge Base"

I will certainly use it a lot more in future projects as I try to understand its workings a bit more to create better presentations.
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Greetings,

I use the CEDI like a structured wiki basically. I created the base pages that I want (in what I call the Encyclopedia Nor"ova - for all rp info on the rp) and I have it set how members can add to it and such, with moderator staff able to moderate the encyclopedia.

It is important to note that you can set permissions to allow members to edit the tree, the pages, and/or make posts.

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Nice! Good job on your site, by the way. Glad someone put CEDI to good use.

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Thanks! Still working on it ad I suspect to always be working on it lol! After all when I no longer am working on the site that is a bad sign lol.

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Thanks a lot for this info, mythus!

This is a great practical example of CEDI and one to emulate. The way you did it with opened subjects to be filled by members is exactly how I would have wanted my own CEDI to work, but I see now that I had completely missed the point. Thanks for sharing this; it gave me some insight as to how it could be done, and I will update my site accordingly.

BTW, your body of work is amazing in its details and attest to your talent as a good story teller. I always enjoy my visits to your site.:cool:

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Thanks! I am glad you enjoy what you see on my site, even though I think you are being too kind lol. There is still plenty of room for improvement; things like typos and misspellings as well as needing to work more on the info given and my own ability to direct and tell a story. My only hope is that it is a site that continues to grow and provide a fun an inviting environment for people to come together to roleplay. Right now the only role playing available is the forum post-to-play one, but when I finish my book, I also plan to offer a service to allow people to use the book to role-play pseudo-table-top style. I plan to make more use of the wonderful CEDI, the chat rooms, the catalogue system, and the different zones when doing so. But for now, my chief project for the site is improving upon the information presented in the Encyclopedia NorOva, and making it even easier to members to use and improve upon as well as add to.

But back on subject, I am glad that my example of CEDI use was helpful to you. I myself am still exploring and learning the many ways the CEDI can be used, having learned only recently that in the structure of things the message yopu can make when you edit a page appears at the top, followed by the tree, then by any posts and thus am using that knowledge when I provide my better detailed Lands of Nor'Ova info.


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I must say this is really great to see so many replies to my request. These are all good and valuable examples to me. CEDI appears to be very expansive and versatile.

Specifically I was very impressed with mythus use of the module. It was the one which looked closest to the general idea I could incorporate in my site.

My site is primarily about artists illustrations of dinosaurs and beasts of the extinct sort. So I foresee a wiki-like database which describes these creatures in practical terms like scientific names and classifications, illustrations, physical sizes and description, discovery events and dates as well as discoverer info all in some sort of organized groupings and searchable.

Having not experimented with CEDI yet I don't know anything except what you guys have shown me in your examples but it seems you could set up a 'template' or standard format for the typical page(s) and these could be contributed to and edited by members as they will.

…from here it gets a bit fuzzy.

I am really impressed with how all of you have used CEDI so thanks to you, each one, Eric, Robbie Goacher, Islander-aua and mythus for your help, examples and comments.

I hope there are more examples that will yet surface here. CEDI seems to be one of those features who's full potential is yet to be revealed.


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Don't forget to add your own input (even if you're the one who requested it) when you decide to plunge into CEDIing. Would like to see your ideas put to good use.

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Thank you for this "visual" example. I was wondering this and i got plenty of good ideas :thumbs:

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Not a problem :)

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