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  • Do you think you can import a small infobox template for games pages? I just need basic information like release date, developers, platforms, series, and where to buy it. It would be used on all games articles and should be unintrusive.

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  • It has some red links (this is a challenge, not a problem), but so far it's pretty solid. What do you think?

    User:Lone_Scoot/Sandbox

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    • I'm getting busy with school now, so I don't have much time to track people down. I could probably contribute a page or two every so often, but that's about it.

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    • Okay then. I'll do it myself. It should be easy to at least panhandle for views.

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  • Hi. I just wanted some ideas about how to get some users attracted to this project once I get the TF2 article up (the first one, which displays all that I want to with the project). I also want to know what you think about the potential for this Wiki. I think it has a lot, like Tvtropes, but it might be hard to get users past the "price of admission" (learning how to edit). I suppose I just need to make good content. What do you think?

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    • I think it depends on how you style the articles. If you use something similar to tvtropes (which is fairly easy to edit), i.e. where each game has only basic information and links to pages with more complex information, then you should see a fair number of people being able to edit. I think you should clarify on the main page about what users should add, to guide people's contributions. Good content is a must if you are trying to get people interested. I'm still not entirely clear on the scope of this wiki, but content pages should help that.

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    • Good idea. I'll be able to say more once I write up some document pages (docs are the help pages of this wiki due to Wikia restrictions).

      Do you think some people from the TF2 Wiki would be helpful?

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    • I think it depends on who you're going to ask. Many contributors do things specific to that wiki, but could use unrelated skills as gamers. If you find someone who you think would be especially useful (good at documentation/administration/knows a lot of games), ask them.

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  • Actually I didn't realise it was you, Darkid. Sorry for that. I'll check out the template first thing tomorrow, seeing as I am in no state to be looking at code.

    Also you might wanna check my blog. It's in the main page under "Dev Log" or just on my profile. Full of useful stuff!

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  • Thanks for joining up with the Wiki so early. I want to apologise for the mess, but in all honesty this is probably what it's gonna look like for two weeks.

    I'm setting up the foundations so that users like you can actually star editing the site, rather that waiting on me to kick my rear in gear and tell you what to do.

    The best advice I can give to you at this moment is not to do anything of much significance until I'm at least comfortable with letting people take a crack at it. I know that the whole point of a wiki is to let everybody edit it, but right now it's in no state to be released to the masses.

    Welcome again. With good fortune,

    --Founder Scoot

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    • The reason the stars change are for variety. If it's distracting to users, then I can make it consistent.

      The license does allow code to be taken from another wiki if I attribute, but to avoid that it would be nice to have something original.

      I don't want to go into licensing yet though, and when I do I want it to be simple. The TF2 wiki example is good, though the way it's written is a bit confusing because it seems to be made up of other templates - something I want to avoid.

      Perhaps you could draft something up if you have nothing better to do? The TF2 templates are well-designed, except I want them to be not dependant on other templates.

      I'll be away for a few hours, so you could revert those template edits or I can do it in 3 hours.

      Also thanks for the help. It's really useful.

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    • Another template suggestion: Since the pages are categorized, they could be put in a page with sub headers (what now is A, B, C (the first letter of the page) becoming 0, 1, 2, 3 (the number of stars). You can see what I mean at my sandbox

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