Post by contributor on Oct 16, 2017 3:48:45 GMT -5
fallen, any chance you would think about renaming the Cargo Types article? I remembered you had created it and searched for "Goods" "Trade Good" and "Resources" but couldn't find the page on the wiki. If it stays Cargo Types I may work at revising some articles to make that the standard term that is used to talk about all trade goods as a whole. I think "Goods" or "Trade Goods" makes the most sense, but really we just need to pick a standard term and work on using it consistently.
Post by contributor on Oct 16, 2017 8:52:03 GMT -5
What are we calling the scrolling event log in the deep space screen that tells us all the tests we are encountering and whether we are passing or failing them? Also what are those events called; Events, Tests, Incidents? I'm just trying develop shared terminology for the wiki and may eventually write them up. Right now I need it for the Skills article that I'm working on.
I think I prefer Deep Space Incidents (or just Incidents) and the Incident Log.
Looking at my thesaurus I see that Kerfuffle is a synonym of Incident. Kerfuffle Log?
Post by contributor on Oct 28, 2017 12:23:57 GMT -5
Would it be possible to get an export of Contact Traits for the wiki? I was thinking about going back and firming up the Contacts article and thought that maybe a separate article with their traits would be good since we already have the big Contact Services chart in there. There is currently a broken link in Contacts that goes to Traits for Crew members. Could be confusing when you go live. I can fix that, or if we get a Contact Traits article I can redirect it there.
Also I was trying to decide what to do with Missions. We have the Mission Types article right now but it might be good just to have a separate article called Missions that lays out the basics on them. Another option would be to make Mission Types a sub-heading in a larger Missions Article.
On a side note, I may move or duplicate some of the text from the Mission Types article over the Contacts article, because there is a very good explanation of Contacts and the Missions they offer there.
I don't know if this helps anyone else but I found it handy today. It's the explanation from Gamepedia about how to create links and links to other article headings.
To make a link to another Gamepedia page (called a wiki link), put it in double square brackets, like this:
[[Sandbox]] which the reader will see, after you save your edit, as this: Sandbox
If you want to link to an article, but display some other text for the link, you can do so by adding the pipe "|" divider (SHIFT + BACKSLASH on English-layout and other keyboards) followed by the alternative name. Place the article you want to link to before the pipe divider, and the text to be seen after the pipe divider. Two examples:
1. [[User groups and permissions|Permissions]] In the finished article, the text will read 'Permissions', and link to the article called 'User groups and permissions'. 2. [[Basic images|Images]] and [[Advanced images|Images]] will both display as Images, but link to very different articles.
You can make a link to a specific section of a page like so:
[[Target page#Target section|display text]] For example:
[[Gamepedia Help Wiki:Tutorial/Links#Categories|Categories]] will display as this: Categories
If you want the display text of the link to appear in italics or bold, nest the double square brackets for the link within the multiple apostrophes that delimit the italicized or bold text, like this:
''[[BoilerRoom]]'' which will display as this: BoilerRoom
Please check your links to ensure they point to the correct article. For example, Apple points to the article about the fruit, while Apple Inc. is the title of the article about the consumer electronics manufacturer. There are also "disambiguation" pages, which are not articles, but rather pages which contain links to articles with similar titles. Some, such as Apple (disambiguation) are obvious, while others such as Georgia use generic titles. These differing titles are where piped links are especially useful. For example, a wikilink of Georgia (country) is much less readable than a piped link of Georgia, though both take the reader to the same place.
I haven't looked yet (because I'm not sure how) to see if we have images of all the buttons and parts of the UI uploaded on to the wiki. I'm thinking about writing a Getting Started Guide and it would be very helpful to have those at hand.
contributor - its not an easy process to just upload everything and we'd probably regret it later as we'd be just making a giant junk pile of images. All the flags and talents are uploaded. Let me know what else you need.