I would vote for wiki as well. I do not think it will be easy to structure the info about all mods in such a way as it fits the database format; the mods are just too different.
Probably the best way to do it would be people documenting their mods directly in the wiki not in these threads. This way it will not require much additional effort on their side.
Agreed. It also allows others to add helpful information and clarification. The only real challenge is to figure out a clear and simple way of keeping the wiki organized and easy to navigate for the layman. It shouldn't be a problem with the right wiki software
. The software for the current wiki is very poor.
Back to re-designing WIKI I will open WIKI maybe soon and I am not sure if too many people will be able
work together and update content seriously.
That will not help. Not enough people know about the wiki and there is also the problem with the wiki software being bad. There are a few steps that will make the wiki a success.
1. Make a main page for this site that has prominent links to the forum and the wiki so that when people come here, they will always see that there is also a wiki.
2. Get better wiki software. Use the same software that wikipedia uses, so that people are familiar with it, plus it is the best wiki software anyway. I realize that this will require hosting with SQL, but if you want the wiki to work and be successful, then it is my strong opinion that it must be done.
3. Open a discussion page for ideas about how to organize the wiki, and feature a prominent link to it from the wiki's main page. The whole point of a wiki is to get other people participating. Don't try to control it; let the users do that. Moderators should only be needed for banning spammers/vandals and deleting pages and files, not for being dictators.
The advertising on this site BARELY covers the costs.
This site is getting thousands of hits a day and it is becoming unwieldy, but I have no staff.
Start accepting donations, maybe?