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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:58 AM
However I have thought of a way to stop titles of pages being spoilers without defeating their point: We could hide the titles from appearing on the 'Recently Changed' list and I could look into custom searches. By default we could have the search engine on the Wiki only search pages which aren't in a spoiler category. We could also give an option where a user can choose to include articles containing information specific to each book in their searches.
I would have to look into the documentation for MediaWiki to see how easy this is to accomplish, but so far I think this is the best way of making pages spoiler-safe so far.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:07 AM
Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:39 PM
Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:13 PM
Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
"To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his gods."
Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:41 PM
Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:09 PM
But I got an idea: I'll redirect to your Wiki, Scorp. But first when there's done more on it maybe. Could you let me edit on it?
I'm looking foward to your own Wiki
Yeah I know not everything's working on the Wiki, and I haven't touched it in ages
Oh, and I got a friend that is totally into Wiki coding. He's a master. I'll let him join the work.
Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:36 PM
I have just randomly took a look on the "official wiki", and I have found that bots are waging war there of "who posts lasts wins", posting on the Main Page advertising links.
Well... I think that we could add there something neutral, like the pages of the factions and organizations, and actually get rid of the bots. For characters, just post on the top the known thing like "basic information, appearance, skills, personality & traits", than the background (if there is any) and than the stuff about their story. When it will be a spoiler, you will post it here, safe from the eyes when you dont want to read it. I guess that something could be done.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:06 AM
Even in that, there are lots of potential spoilers. The lack of Death Date shows people the character has yet to die, whereas if you included it it would be misinformation. His occupation shows people who haven't read the book that he succeeds in his chosen line of work, which would be considered a spoiler. His faction is a bit of a no-brainer, but it does show that he does not abandon his current faction, which could also be considered a spoiler. Taking away all the potential spoilers would provide you with this:
And that is no where near enough to provide someone with even basic information. So there's no way to avoid spoilers, and there's no real reason to. I say we just write articles that are truthful to what the book and Scorp say, and people who come looking for information can find it easily and without the effort of opening spoiler tags or specifically searching.
A more intelligent way of preventing spoilers which idiots may bring upon themselves would be to just include a little warning at the top of every page containing spoilers that says something like: 'Warning: Spoilers are not hidden from view!'. That way nobody can say they weren't warned, and it allows us to just go on and write something with little extra effort.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:50 AM
They also present the basic information, which may contain the spoiler like you mentioned. Still, there is plenty of things which could be written and isnt spoiler, for example just the factions and planets itself, or countries. That the Xarkonian military specializes on the use of walkers, list them there. That they believe in loyalty and hard work, and that they have the special commando called Enomegs. Possibly what kind of strategy they prefer. Navy is also good, because there have been said all (or most of) classes of spaceships in their disposal. The ranks of the military personnel. And for the faction how it is governed.
Thought there is only the book and second coming out, dont forget there is also the Takeover of the Mordark comic, which can give you valuable informations, like that Xerxes dies there (or is mortally wounded), and also there is Warbringer. And all the other information Saber-Scorpion released so far.
Edited by V.Metalic, 18 December 2011 - 02:52 AM.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:01 PM
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:40 PM
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