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I put up an outline of sorts at http://crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/Automobile_Body_/_Frame_Rotisserie over ten days ago, but can't seem to figure out how it should be "fleshed out". There are several threads on the bulletin board dealing with rotisseries, plus the thread in which redsdad and BillyShope outlined a way to guesstimate body weight (for planning), plus my own write-up of building a rotisserie in my journal. I'm still stuck on how to put all the information together.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/search.php?searchid=688115
(Don't know if the above link will actually continue to work to show the search for "rotisserie", but it turned up 25 threads when I ran it).
http://www.hotrodders.com/kb/browselinks.php?c=99
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/tilter-rotisserie-ramp-79099-2.html
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/body-weight-97313.html
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/journal.php?s=&journalid=20327&action=view

Should I take the outline and turn it into links to sections, like in http://crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/Body_and_exterior_tips ? Or, just fill in what's there with text and paste the above links at the end?
 

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Regarding putting it together and making it look nice -- just work on pushing it forward one step. Definitely put all the links in there for now, someone else can come along and touch it up some more. Check out my rust article for how I'm handling a similar situation. For now, it's mostly "notes".

Don't try to be conclusive and perfect. Just assemble everything roughly on one page for now. In most cases, just aggregating the info on one page will subsume the existing resources.

We might have to move the article to a name without a forward slash, I think that might cause troubles, not sure though.

No, those searchid links don't work after a while. They're used to cache common search terms temporarily.

Regarding the outline (not sure if you knew this), but the section links will be automatically created at the top of the article when you use the equal-sign article heading syntax.

I would probably start by gathering all of the links, from this forum, journal, other forums (use the search feature on the Crankshaft Coalition Master List of Hotrodding Forums), Google, etc. -- and putting them all in a "resources" section at the bottom of the article. Then, I'd make a rough outline for the article. Then, I'd read each of the external links, one by one, and gradually refine the outline.
 

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Jon said:
Regarding the outline (not sure if you knew this), but the section links will be automatically created at the top of the article when you use the equal-sign article heading syntax.
Cool! I just tried that and it worked. I thought folks were manually putting in those tables of contents. Now the outline is beginning to look like a real wiki page.
 
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