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Offline General Battuta

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New featured article please!!!
We've had the same one for YEARS and it's not very interesting, let's get something like Axem's mid-mission jump tutorial or one of Nuclear's essays on narrative~!

 

Offline niffiwan

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Re: New featured article please!!!
+1!

Also, isn't the featured article supposed to cycle?
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Offline Goober5000

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Re: New featured article please!!!
I've changed the featured article. :yes:

The featured articles can only be changed manually.  It is the featured pictures that automatically cycle.

 

Offline AdmiralRalwood

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Re: New featured article please!!!
The link in the title still linked to the Nightmares; I fixed it.

However, it somewhat undermines the point of a featured article if the summary of it contains more information than the actual article it links to.
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Offline Goober5000

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Re: New featured article please!!!
The link in the title still linked to the Nightmares; I fixed it.

Ah, thanks, I must have missed that.

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However, it somewhat undermines the point of a featured article if the summary of it contains more information than the actual article it links to.

I was hoping it would inspire people to add more information to the article itself. :)

But if that doesn't happen after a short period of time, I'll move some information from the summary into the article.

 

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Re: New featured article please!!!
Rather, i find the question more of how to integrate non-canon information such as appearances in (notable) campaigns into the article proper, and how to keep it cleanly separate from the canon information.

Secondly, I think for the Meson Bomb in particular, there might be a case for a separate article for the technology itself and one for the specific "ship" (or in this case, cargo container), since there's no limitation that meson bombs have to be TC Meson Bombs - for example, I doubt the ones shoved within the Bastion and Nereid used to collapse the jump nodes are of the triton-carriable variety.

Seeing as how much...uh...attention that one-liner aeolus comment got, i have my hesitations simply going wild with fan-made campaign information on the TC Meson Bomb page (and I'd assume other people have similar concerns)
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Offline Black Wolf

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Re: New featured article please!!!
Be sensible and constructive, accept edits as part of the wiki model, don't get caught up in edit wars, and you'll be fine.

If this is going to be the featured article for the next little bit, I'd very much like to see more detail added. At present, this is a very typical ship page - not normally sobering that would qualify as a featured article IMO, so we should clean it up.

 Given how relatively little information the game gives us, I'm not sure that we need a separate page for the technology vs the ship, but a separate subsection would definitely be valid.

As for non canon stuff, yeah, chick it in under a separate subheading, possibly add the non-canon identifier as well.

Oh, and screenshots, if anyone has any good, relevant ones? A gallery at the bottom would be great.
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Offline Goober5000

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Re: New featured article please!!!
I've made some edits to the Meson Bomb page, and moved stuff out of the Featured Article summary accordingly.

And yeah, no need to make separate articles for the cargo container and the bomb itself.