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  • I noticed that you do the most work on templates here, so I'm turning to you. I recently (well, today) started working on this wiki and intend to work primarily on Alliance pages, since many pages are still missing there and I play almost only PvE. I've been admin for many years on another wiki and have a lot of experience with all kinds of wiki stuff, especially the technical parts.

    I created the new Template:Infobox_Faction, using the new infobox format (WikiaFANDOM had forced our wiki to migrate all templates to this format, so I got used to it). This wiki currently uses only old-style infobox templates, so I thought the new infobox format might be controversial and inconsistent. Should I convert it to the old format or would it be welcome if I converted all templates to the new format?

    I also noticed the weird structure of the Shipdata template, ie. having all data in a template page. Is there any special reason for it? Is it used at multiple places?

    Finally, I heard some players asking for adding strategies to the wiki, while it's currently almost purely factual. What's the staff's standpoint on this?

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    • Hi Sinthorion, someone putting Alliance content to the Wiki would be awesome! I think if all infoboxes have a consistent look, it would be beneficial.

      I can only speak for myself but I wouldn't mind a rework of the templates. That being said I already looked into the new templates quite a while ago when you got those popups about changing to the new format. Back then it didn't have the full functionality to cover the old ones. (Don't ask me what didn't work, I don't remember.) As you might have seen these templates use a little bit of logic to use certain fields or detect singular/plural etc.

      There are a few data templates (ships and guns) that are used with the display templates. For example on the ship category all ships are listed, but on each of the ship pages only the single ship info is shown. Both use different display templates but pull data from the same data template. This obviously eases the maintenance when balance changes happen. - As a comparison, all the ammunitions have to be edited manually both on ammunition page and gun pages how they perform and what is recommended. This process is quite tedious. (Imho should be improved.)

      There were some strategy parts in the Wiki before Extirminator and me reorganized it. But they were very incomplete and to that time also out-dated. Some strategy is in the ship and the (yet incomplete) map articles. However everything is imho a question of how much effort Wiki editors put in. So why not having a well put strategy page or paragraphs in their specific main articles or even a new category.

      You might know this better than anyone else, the Wiki is driven by its contributors. Currently there is only one active one and me occasionally looking over changes. You are more than welcome to continue where ever you think it needs improvement. (I recommend starting with missing content before going into the fun stuff however :D )

      Tl;dr Go ahead, thank you man!

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  • hello Lueosi,i am a wiki novice from China.because of steam`s summer activity,more and more Chinese players start playing Guns of Icarus Online,I wanna creat new pages in Chinese.In a word,i want to translate the pages and let them seen by others .But i don`t know how to do that.

    Should i create new pages?Will those new pages conflict with the original pages?please tell me how can i make it.

    i copied the HOME page and i have tried to translate some pages to Chinese(don`t worry,i never upload it to any website).followings are the preview.

    look forward to your early feedback. :D

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    • I didn't even know there was a Japanese Wiki, that´s great :) . The English Wiki is here: http://gunsoficarusonline.wikia.com

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    • Lueosi wrote:

      And as far as I understand there is no built-in way of Wikia to support localization. According to Interlanguage link for each language link a request has to be made.

      This is a built-in feature of MediaWiki. It's just that the wiki doesn't automatically know what the article title translates to in other languages, so we must specify this link manually. It's not much different on Wikipedia.

      It boils down to this: As soon as the wiki is created, someone (usually an admin of the English wiki) has to open an interlnguage link request. Editors of the new wiki should then link each article when they create it: add [[en:<english_title>]] in the new article, then go to the English article and add [<lang>:<new_article_name>]] at the bottom.

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  • Hey Lueosi .. I was wondering if you know how to make a clear space template , as i think it will help with presentation of this wiki. I look it up , and i have try to create one , but to no avail. I 'm just asking if you know how to create these type of template .. I probably just missing something simple out! 

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  • Hey! I've noticed you are still an active user both here in the Wiki and in the game. No doubt that you're a great asset to our Wiki team (considering I'm not playing the game that much and no wiki editing lately). Therefore, here's your new group! Welcome to the administration board! :D

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  • it has come to my attention that there is practically NO faction pages on this wiki! if you could change this by adding them i would be in your dept.- EnderMaster

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  • Alright, so last night you might not remember but you were playing with three very low level (level 2) food themed people. When we first saw we had a level 40-something engineer on our team we thought it was a glitch but as you lead us to one glorious victory after another we realized that we had been graced by a god among fruit/gourds. If we (my brothers and I) had had microphones, you would have heard much "LISTEN TO LUEOSI"  "THANK YOU LUEOSI" "FORGIVE ME LUEOSI I AM BUT A MERE MORTAL" "TURN LEFT DANGIT TURN LEFT" and other phrases alike. You are now a legend among us three siblings as we offer this crude pictoral sacrifice. 

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  • Hi, welcome to Guns of Icarus Online Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Banshee Light Rocket Carousel page.

    Please leave me a message if I can help with anything!

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