Okay so here is the first draft of a warchalking symbol card. Having not very much experience of war-walking or war-driving, I'm really looking to others for suggestion as what would be useful to represent in the warchalking symbology. Hopefully we can get the card to V1.0 pretty quickly and start chalking up the city!Posted by matt at June 24, 2002 10:50 PM
I love it. Now we need to add directionality so we can triangulate on the signal! Channel numbers could be good, too. And some kind of symbol for a, b, and g (g being a number of months out).Posted by Glenn Fleishman at June 25, 2002 02:23 AM
After a glance at the hobo signs page, I kind of liked the idea of the "Camp Here" symbol as a basis for a WiBo sign. My alternative suggestions can be found here.Posted by Jim at June 25, 2002 04:08 AM
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Love it. How about a link to a wireless FAQ that describes the difference between an Open, Closed and WEP node?Posted by Cowboy X at June 25, 2002 04:11 AM
One more sign: some sort of a cross to announce that you're in the vicinity of a WiFi-murdering RF lightbulb, hope you have a pellet gun handy ;)Posted by Cowboy X at June 25, 2002 11:10 AM
A great idea; thanks for suggesting it.
With SeattleWireless nodes, we'd like to develop some symbolic vocabulary appropriate for our needs: is this a B, C, or D node? BSS or IBSS? For IBSS nodes, what's the channel and ESSID (if not 'seattlewireless'. (How) is the node connected to the rest of the network? What's the node ID number?
Anyone have suggestions for clever, succint ways ot representing this information symbolically?Posted by Peter Abrahamsen at June 25, 2002 11:35 PM
I like this concept a lot!
But I'm not sure the symbols are ideal. Shouldn't there be a "W" or "Wi" in each symbol?
And shouldn't the closed symbol use some form of the international circle with a slash?
And should these three symbols be more similar, so that if a node's status changed, the symbol could be modified easily?
And what about a date, so that people know how recent the info is?Posted by Peter Sheerin at June 26, 2002 07:28 PM
It would be good to give some indication to the warchalking community regarding the expected size of the symbols. The pics posted so far show a very different expectation among users.
I think this size should be big enough for people walking around, but not driving by. No reason for this other than it seems better to encourage rambling around and encouraging a community, not the California drive through culture.Posted by Stumpy at June 29, 2002 06:16 AM
Totally agree with CowboyX. How about a little faq? Just to explain what the different markings are?Posted by Barbro Lie at July 30, 2002 03:00 PM