User talk:SpaceBadger

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Welcome to the Traveller Wiki! Thank you for your edits to the Campaign:SBRD Reavers' Deep article. If you have any questions or requests, please let me (and else who can help, all of whom like to help) know by posting on the Forum, on my discussion page, or the wiki discussion forum on CotI. Tjoneslo (talk) 06:50, 1 August 2013 (EDT)

Tracking down your questions[edit]

  1. There is a move article function which you should have access to, to correct any mistakes about naming articles. In the list of tabs at the top of the page there is a down pointing arrow to the left of the search box, hover your mouse over the arrow and select move. Follow the directions on the Move page.
  2. Deleting an article requires adding the {{Delete|<reason>}} template to the top of the article, so I can find it and remove it.
  3. I've updated the Campaign:SBRD Reavers' Deep/Library with the magic code to include the articles in alphabetical order. The category pages are special, in that the fact they exist is enough to generate the lists they contain. There are three ways of producing a list of pages, in order of preference they are:
    1. Special:PrefixIndex template - uses an internal function to produce a list of pages with a given page prefix, similar to the listing produced on the category pages. Useful for your case, but not so much in other cases.
    2. Dynamic Page List - an extension I've installed which is, essentially, a query generator for pages. On the Reaver's Deep Sector page, in the blue box on the right titled "91 Worlds in the Sector" is an example of the DPL in action. It's flexibility and power come at the cost of complexity.
    3. Manually - As you were trying. This is slow, error prone, gets out of date quickly, but is quick and easy.
  4. There is no way for either the Special:PrefixIndex template nor the category listings to strip off the prefix. (e.g. the "Campaign:SBRD Reavers' Deep/Library/" portion of the name).
  5. If you want an article to appear in a different alphabetical ordering on the category page, you need to include a parameter to the category tag in the article. For example, in the Devonia article use: [[Category: SBRD|Devonia]]. This will put the article under "D", and alphabetize it correctly.
  6. Please sign your posts on talk pages with four tildes: ~~~~.

Tjoneslo (talk) 07:55, 26 August 2013 (EDT)

Multiple minor edits[edit]

When you've written a new entry, you can use 'Show preview' to let you track down errors before posting for real. This will prevent having a dozen versions of each page listed on the recent changes page. Rancke (talk) 07:21, 6 September 2013 (EDT)

Suggestion on naming Campaign sub-wikis[edit]

I can do this. The Move Page function includes moving (some of) the sub pages, and I can find the rest and move them too. And I'll do this with the redirects in place so external links still go to the correct article. I'll need to pick a time when you are not editing these pages, so I don't move a page while you are in the middle of an edit (it causes a confusing error for you). Tjoneslo (talk) 14:24, 8 September 2013 (EDT)

Thanks, that would be amazingly helpful!

I'll shut down my open Wiki page right after I post this and not edit anything more until I hear the OK from you! SpaceBadger (talk) 01:13, 9 September 2013 (EDT)

Done. I've left redirect's behind so the old links still work. Tjoneslo (talk) 08:27, 9 September 2013 (EDT)

Thank you very much! SpaceBadger (talk) 22:31, 9 September 2013 (EDT)

SBAS Campaign base page created[edit]

Campaign:SBAS is your new campaign home page. You can, the next time you are starting a campaign, create the page yourself. On the Main Page there is an "Add new page" box, where you would enter Campaign: <Campaign name> and press the button. Tjoneslo (talk) 19:49, 31 July 2014 (EDT)

Export of wiki data[edit]

You can export select categories of pages using Special:Export page. This outputs the pages as XML, which is pretty easy to strip off. Tjoneslo (talk) 21:54, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

Similar Wiki for not-really-Traveller game?[edit]

For setting up a new non-Traveller wiki you will have two choices to make.

1. What do you want as the underlying wiki engine? Your question raised "the excellent facility you provide here", most of which is provided by the underlying Wikimedia software. This is the most advanced wiki software available. As you have noted there are other wiki engines, but they are much more limited in scope.

2. Do you care/desire that everyone in the world can see (and potentially edit) the pages for your wiki? In most places you will need to pay a fee (small, monthly) if you desire privacy.

In the comparison of Free wiki hosting, the only one that still uses Wikimedia is Wikia. The Traveller Wiki was hosted there for a while, they're generally nice people, with a good community support. They also require allowing public access to your wiki.

Beyond that I really don't have many good suggestions. Most free wiki (or wiki-like) sites don't use Mediawiki, meaning they will always seem limited compared to the Traveller Wiki.


Thanks, Thomas. Sounds like I need to look at Wikia. SpaceBadger (talk) 00:52, 21 October 2014 (EDT)