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Offline Goober5000

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Minor wiki improvement tasks
If anyone wants to help out in the wiki but isn't sure where to start, take a look at Special pages for suggestions.

  • Orphaned pages are likely to go unnoticed.  Some of them are redirects and therefore don't need to be linked from anywhere.  But some of them could be linked from other pages.  For example, it would be good to create a page linking the five short stories commissioned by Interplay to promote FS1.

  • Short pages or Stubs could be expanded.  (Or if a Stub isn't a Stub anymore, remove the Stub category link.)

  • Wanted pages are pages that have links but no content.  They might need to be created (even as Stubs) or they might be mistakes where a different link (or a redirect) would work better.

 
Re: Minor wiki improvement tasks
I think several of the Stubs could be merged with other articles, so that the info isn't spread over several pages. For example, there's the article Tiigran-Merisst, a new species from the sadly defunct Teeth of the Tiger campaign - so I doubt that this article will ever be filled with much info, but it could be added to the TotT-demo article.

Speaking of that, most campaign articles are horribly outdated, for example MT, ED and BWO are still considered alive, despite having been declared dead on the forum (with last-edit around 2009-11). For the HLP-hosted campaigns, maybe somebody could contact the project leaders whether they want to have a wiki-presence? Exile and SG for example don't have one.

 

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Re: Minor wiki improvement tasks
Feel like doing any of that yourself?  If you don't have a wiki account, I can create one for you.

 
Re: Minor wiki improvement tasks
Merging stuff might be a bit hard, updating campaign status shouldn't be.

 
Re: Minor wiki improvement tasks
Disorphaned pages
Portal: FRED - FRED Troubleshooting - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/FRED_error_messages
Portal: FS Universe - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Name_origins
Portal: FRED - SEXPs - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/New_Conditionals
Portal: FRED - See Also - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Karajorma%27s_Advanced_FRED2_Lessons
Cutscene.tbl - added the cutscene flags, didn't knew where to put it, but it seems fitting there.
Turned into a proper Disambiguation-page - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Inconsistencies
User-made weapons:
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Terran_Huge_Turret_2
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/PDTerPulse



Deletion?
Dead website stub - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/NukeLOL
Still used? - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/New_Account_Gallery
Could be deleted or added as example to the main tbl - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Ships.tbl/Retail_version
Unreleased ship with no further info - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/SFg_Geryon
Nobody uses it - https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Voice_Acting_-_List_of_samples

-Template articles of a dead campaign:
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Famous_persons_in_FreeSpace:_Reunited
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/FreeSpace:_Reunited_ship_database

-Probably outdated and part of the main INF article:
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/New_Inferno_Continuity
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Old_Inferno_Continuity

-Disambugation page that has exactly as much info as the "Campaign Walkthrough"-category. Could replace the link to the category on the main wiki page or get deleted.
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Campaign_Walkthrough

Somebody pls look at the scripting examples - it'd surprise me if a single of them is still working.



Stuff that looks like it could be added to the "Development Reference" on the main page:
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Release_Build_Process
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Launcher_engine_interaction
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/FS2_Open_on_Solaris
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Innoextract_Standalone_Compiling

 
Re: Minor wiki improvement tasks
Thanks BTW to ngld for the account. :)

On the short pages there one w/o content - used to be a complete page but got emptied by Darius:
https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/GEC_Ancamna

 

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Re: Minor wiki improvement tasks
Nice work.  I've deleted the SFg_Geryon and the vestigial FS: Reunited pages, and edited NukeLOL.

I'm curious about the reason for Darius blanking the Ancamna page.  Old revisions have useful information, and pages still link to it.

 
Re: Minor wiki improvement tasks
The NukeLOL article still has as much info as the entry on the Fan sites page ( https://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Fan_sites ), TBH I don't see the reason to maintain a stub for a site that is dead and had little relevance (atleast not enough for being the only fansite with a custom wiki page).

  

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Re: Minor wiki improvement tasks
Works for me.  Baleeted.