I'll put a wiki entry in for this then and thanks for the support! Actually, I was also thinking of some style guidelines for the wiki as well, maybe it's just me, but I'd prefer it if the pages were consistent I've looked at a lot of pages in quick succession and some consistency would be good! I'm gonna start a new thread to discuss this....
Yes, the template is the way to go, without a doubt. Even then - if for some reason we decide to make a category (which we should NOT) it could be programatically applied via the template.
Eventually, we should have a more formal hardware compatibility database - there have been at least a couple unsuccessful attempts to make such a thing, but nothing useful came from those, so the wiki will have to do for now.
If you can find a way to normalize the input to the template - for instance, only allow "working", not "it works", "good", "crappy device", etc - that would be excellent. I'd suggest the following categories:
- working plug-and-play (for PnP devices)
- works with minimal effort (for devices that have templates, but are not PnP)
- works with significant effort (for devices that need additional software to be manually installed)
- not working
I applaud your efforts and dedication.