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What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby No one in particular » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:30 pm

So, one reason I've heard for not contributing to the wiki is that it's a mess.
... which, I have to say, is a really circular argument, but whatever...

In an effort to make the wiki more appealing, WHAT CAN WE DO?
I've been working on adding citations and First Appearances to places and characters... we've started a couple of pages about mechanics and one-stop references (diminishing returns, animated units, which sides are royal or overlords...)

Are there any pages that would be particularly useful, or just that you'd like to see?
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby WaterMonkey314 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:44 pm

First/last appearances might be useful. I think it'd also be useful to include citations for key quotes/passages (e.g. Slately's listing of his sons).
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby No one in particular » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:55 pm

I'm still working on it, but here's a Cast List with first appearances: Boom

If I can find the code to hide / expand lists, I might extend it to link to every appearance of a character, but until then...

At some point, I'll go back and add links to the character pages as well.

Any other requests or suggestions for the wiki?
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby No one in particular » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:40 am

Okay, Cast List is done. Haven't added the character links yet and a couple of other tweaks, but now you can find the first appearance of every named character so far, and not-quite all of the non-humanoid units.

I'm tempted to start working on quotes relating to mechanics next (Jack's texts on Foolamancy, Stanley & Slately on Rulers, etc), unless there's something else people would like?
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby bladestorm » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:26 am

Do we have a bestiary yet?
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby No one in particular » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:05 pm

A quick check shows that there's a page for animals and a separate one for mounts, but not a comprehensive reference page. Additionally, it doesn't look like there's a place for units that serve a side and aren't mounts (i.e. pedobears, aquabats, &c)

Gimme a sec, I'll whip one up.
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby No one in particular » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:49 pm

Taking a break to publish the page as a safety-save; here it is so far.

Still gotta finish up the formatting... this what you were hoping for, though?
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby No one in particular » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:50 pm

Got a quotes page for Magic Mechanics started; only about half-way through First Intermission so far.

Any thoughts on the formatting or layout so far?
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby 0beron » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:00 pm

My concern with magic quotes is that I feel they are better suited to actually being on the relevant pages, rather than in a separate page.
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby No one in particular » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:53 pm

Well, I could turn the quotes page into a directory; make a page for each of the Classes.

I'm reluctant to put the quotes directly on the associated pages, partially since I think it would bloat the pages, and partially because I think the pages should be more for analysis and summary. Sort of like how characters have first appearance listed, and not every time.
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby 0beron » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:35 am

Hm that's a fair point... *ponders further, and will get back to you if I come up with a solution*
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Re: What do you want to see in your wiki?

Postby No one in particular » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:15 pm

Just as a bit of a status update, I've pulled quotes about magic from The Battle For Gobwin Knob, First Intermission and Love Is A Battlefield. Only need to go through Inner Peace now, and it'll be up to date.

Here, if you want to check it out
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