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Expansion hardware[edit]

I think it'd be nice task to try to cover at least the most popular Amiga expansion hardware.

I find the following stuff specially interesting:

  • Phase5 Accelerator boards. The 1230/1240/1260 blizzards and the PPC boards.
  • Popular sound and video cards.
  • x86 bridgeboards.
  • PCI interface boards.

Article tagging[edit]

For now, I've tagged every article and category (as well as subcategories of these categories) in Category:Commodore Amiga, with the following exceptions:

  • Action Replay - This article has plenty of coverage from modern video game enthusiasts. If you feel that the Amiga aspect of this is important enough to merit this being included in the project anyway, feel free to tag it.
  • Genlock - Based on the article's talk page, this appears to have nothing to do with Amiga.

Most of the articles in the subcategories should probably be tagged, but what about the games? --Anivron 06:33, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

I have tagged every Amiga article (hardware, software, companies, OS4 games etc) that I could find, except all Amiga games, there are many more to tag in Category:Amiga games. --Marko75 (talk) 16:26, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
But what about the games? Should all Amiga games be included in this project, it can be many. Maybe too many to focus on, or? --Marko75 (talk) 22:49, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Genlock: Amiga Video Connector generated natively genlocked signal. It is a common hardware Amiga fact. External devices were just used to add an incoming TV signal, and output the mixed signal directed to any VCR, or TV broadcast device. The user could also use the external device to trimmer the intensity of one of the two input signals (TV or Amiga) and output it with various intensities of visibility. I think that genlock article deserves to be categorized with Amiga too, but only if someone will create into it a section dedicated to Amiga Hardware native feature of Genlock Techology, and I am not very skilled with professional terminology of TV signals and genlocking. Sincerely, --Raffaele Megabyte (talk) 20:49, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Project Page Content and Style[edit]

To any participants, feel free to make the project page and policies more closely resemble the WikiProjects of other computing platforms. Wikipedia:WikiProject Macintosh's page has many nice elements and policies, for example. --Anivron 06:41, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Article talk page template[edit]

Just a quick point, the Amiga logo is unlikely to be fair use for the talk page template. You'd be better off using a freely licenced image of an actual Amiga (there are several on the commons [1]) Alexj2002 15:13, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Feel free to use this Template:User Amiga and Template:User AmigaOS --Marko75 (talk) 01:18, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Project directory[edit]

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Project active?[edit]

Is this wikiproject still active? I've started working on the Amiga web browser articles today (as a new version of IBrowse has just been released), and I thought I'd check if the project is still active before tagging their talk pages. --Safalra 20:12, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Of course it is :) 12:20, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Is it still active? Marko75 (talk) 23:21, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Important Proposal[edit]

Currently this project is INACTIVE. I propose to revive this project and make this project more active by making this as a task force of WP:COMPUTING. The pages will remain the same...It will use the common {{WikiProject Computing}} banner for the pages that falls in the scope of this project. The banner will be enabled with this project parameters with also WP 1.0 assessment parameters. Hence the project will get seperate stats for this project / workgroup - both quality scale and importance. Thoughts ?? -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 03:16, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I have left a personal note to all members on their talk pages -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 04:45, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 17:44, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Added support for Amiga in {{WikiProject Computing}} as {{WikiProject Computing|class=|importance=|amiga=yes|importance=}} which will give

WikiProject Computing / Amiga (Rated NA-class)
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-- Tinu Cherian - 06:38, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Articles are tagged with the new banner parameters and the old banner replaced -- Tinu Cherian - 06:50, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Amiga[edit]

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We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

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Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Apologies for the notice, but this is being posted to every WikiProject to avoid accusations of systemic bias. Hiding T 13:21, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Sourcing of Eric W. Schwartz[edit]

Is anyone able to provide more sources for the above article, particularly those relating to the subject's activities in the Amiga community? GreenReaper (talk) 23:00, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Eyetech Article[edit]

I have started doing a tentative draft copy for the article, but I'm struggling to find sources. Is there anyone who would be willing to help me out or at least point me in the right direction as far as sources are concerned? --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 04:17, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Amiga articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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We would like to ask you to review the Amiga articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

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Article alerts 2[edit]

Would anyone be interested in article alerts for this project? Wikipedia:WikiProject Amiga/Article alerts is broken at the moment because it depends on the old {{WikiProject Amiga}} template. If anyone's interested I'd be happy to set it up to use a category. If not, I'll just remove the subscription. --Pnm (talk) 03:49, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Deletion discussion for old WP Amiga banner[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:WikiProject Amiga has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. This is the old template that was combined into {{WikiProject Computing}}, which has only a few lingering transclusions. Pnm (talk) 04:02, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Amidock information[edit]

Does anyone know where I can find any information on Amidock? I am trying to start doing an article on it but I cannot find any information. --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 13:43, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

I made a brief explaination of Amidock here Amiga_software#Various_Utilities Amidock on wikipedia. Infos could be asked to AmigaOS 4.0 developers (check for them on Amiga Forum sites). To obtainn further infos you could checking on aminet repository online by inspecting who are the authors of various Amiga Dock utilities and ask them by sending some mails requesting them for infos. Sincerely, --Raffaele Megabyte (talk) 21:25, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Amiga Software Chronology[edit]

Could someone help me maintaing the articles about Amiga software and derivates, by helping me developing a full chronology timeline of mainstream Amiga software? I am very busy with real life at the moment. Thank you in anticipation. --Raffaele Megabyte (talk) 21:28, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Amiga E[edit]

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Wrong sourcecode on[edit]

Strange to not be able to add a discussion message on the topic site itself, so I have to place it here. The source code from is not working to compile properly. It says it is a complete example but compiling with 'gcc -o example example.c' only gives: example.c:6: parse error before string constant. (talk) 09:46, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

World of Amiga[edit]

I have just created an article for the World of Commodore (later World of Amiga) series of expos. It seems to me that this topic is of prime importance to this WikiProject—these shows were where Commodore (and later Amiga Technologies) made most of its product announcements and releases. The shows attracted significant coverage in most major Commodore- and Amiga-themed magazines, and this coverage is the main source of Amiga history.

My area of expertise is in Commodore's 8-bit line, so I'm not really in a position to make sure the article appropriately covers all the Amiga news. (News reporting on the expos is chock full of references to Amiga companies and Amiga products, but I am not familiar enough with the technology or the names to know who or what is important.) It would be great if someone more knowledgeable with things Amiga could expand the article with coverage of the World of Amiga expos which took place from 1995 to 2002, and maybe also check the sources against what I've already written to make sure I haven't left out anything important. —Psychonaut (talk) 23:48, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello all. I have just created the Amiga Portal and have the basic skeleton up. Any contributors are welcome to add material there (do remember that on Portals all media must be free, not fair use). I'll be trying to spiff it up over the next week or two. H.dryad (talk) 13:07, 1 April 2016 (UTC)


Adding this to the list of defunct WikiProjects. Have tried to contact all of the active members and none replied and most have not posted anything in at least six months. Retiring this project for now. Would be willing to help if anyone is interested in getting it going again. Cheers. H.dryad (talk) 14:45, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Note not all of us are checking Wikipedia daily (eg. Marko75 edited not even 2 months ago and usualy has several months gap between edits). Sure, project is not very active, undead like Amiga... There are still some other more or less regular editors (like myelf) caring for Amiga articles without formal affiliation to project.Pavlor (talk) 07:09, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Glad to hear that. I just started editing the articles a few weeks ago and did not see that much activity but glad to see that some people are still at it. H.dryad (talk) 23:55, 9 April 2016 (UTC)