Forum:World page layout format

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Forums: Index > Watercooler > World page layout format



World Page Formats (2018)[edit]

Ensign Phillips, I moved this to it's own topic because I felt it needed a separate discussion. Tjoneslo (talk) 07:24, 18 November 2018 (EST)


I just completed a revision of the detailed planetary template. The example of this new template may be found at Manyana (Daibei Sector, Iingar Subsector 2901). This revision is an attempt to bring the template into closer alignment with the Traveller Map format which the Wiki links to as well as eliminate duplicate entries. I've also attempted to "drill down" the data stream from the highest level (Astrographical) down through system level (Star Type and Planetary) and finally both primary and supplemental Mainworld data.

I moved the UWP section to a more prominent placement above the Mainworld sections as this data is, I feel, of primary interest to the more casual viewer of the Wiki.

As a final step I tidied up, as necessary combined and alphabetized the data sections to hopefully present a more streamlined table of contents section.

I welcome comments as always and hope this missive finds each of you both hail and hearty. Until next we speak... please take care.

Ensign Phillips (talk) 03:40, 18 November 2018 (EST)


I've always been skeptical of alphabetizing sections. My preference is for putting sections in order of importance. Which, of course, leads to discussions of what the order of importance. I make the following suggestions:

The Primary Mainworld Data section is missing a few UWP values, which given that we've not defined templates for them is not surprising.

From the Supplemental Mainworld Data, move the Demographics and Lifeforms section under the Primary Mainworld under Population (one of the UWP missing).

Move the the Language/s (I also dislike this way of writing singular/plural, please just use "languages"), Military, and Urbanization under the World Culture section.

Move the Geography & Topography, and Map under the Primary Mainworld Data / Size.

This leaves the Background, Historical & Miscellaneous Data and World Timeline. These should be their own "Planetary history" top level section.

Tjoneslo (talk) 07:24, 18 November 2018 (EST)

I am open to experimentation with the layouts.

- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 09:19, 18 November 2018 (EST)