Clean up the hardware database

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Clean up the hardware database

Postby AlbertP on Fri May 27, 2011 2:43 pm

The hardware database really needs to be cleaned up. Many people have used the 'type' field wrong, and there are also manufacturers that are on the list using 2 or 3 different spellings, and there are 3 categories for laptops.

Will this ever be cleaned up? If the developers don't have time, I could do some work on it (but don't have permission atm).

At least these things should be merged:
HP and HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Laptop, notebook, Laptop/Notebook, Sony Vaio and Toshiba Satellite (type name instead of brand)
CP and CPU
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Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby dawgdoc on Sun May 29, 2011 2:17 am

Sounds like an excellent idea Albert. I hope you get a favorable response.
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Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby Oscar799 on Sun May 29, 2011 3:38 am

I've emailed Clem the link to this thread - he is the only one with access to the hardware database.
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Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby Angtagapagligt on Mon May 30, 2011 6:50 am

Yes this is really needed!
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Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby clem on Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:27 am

Quick follow up on this. I implemented changes on the community site to let moderators process ideas, hardware and tutorials. They can now clean items and change their status.
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Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby AlbertP on Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:19 am

The same hardware is sometimes reviewed by different people. I'm having a motherboard (ASRock K7S41GX) that exists thrice in the database, and while describing the same symptoms (lack of Linux support for the on-board graphics) the rating varies between Perfectly and Partially.
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Re: Clean up the hardware database

Postby clem on Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:31 am

That's ok. What we'll do eventually is allow people to comment on hardware devices. For now, mods can modify the device name, brand and category.
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