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Base Pictures

I was wondering, if I were to start taking screen shots, how would I post pictures for bases missing said pictures? And what dimensions should the cropped picture be? Or is someone else already on this? RogueCharlie 14:05, 15 September 2009 (MDT)

Preferences

It is really hard to read the words on the tabs on the Special:Preferences page. RogueCharlie 23:50, 14 September 2009 (MDT)

Templates needing an update

RogueCharlie 08:34, 30 August 2009 (MDT)

Both are done now. ~Chovynz~ (BlabsEgo) 17:11, 30 August 2009 (MDT)
Fixed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Keep doing so. ~Chovynz~ (BlabsEgo) 14:06, 11 September 2009 (MDT)
  • We need a Sold template for pages like Fort Bush. Or should we drop the table and use a simple list? RogueCharlie 13:55, 15 September 2009 (MDT)

NPC Faction Pages

I just found that someone came up with a new format for the Allies & Enemies boxes. THANKS!!! This new way is much more easy to read with the new theme. I have been helping convert the old tables to the new boxes on the NPC faction pages. ~RogueCharlie

I've noticed, in the course of working on individual pages, that the Allies and Enemies lists on the NPC Factions page also needs updating. I've been adding in new additions to the individual lists, like BPA and KSP being enemies, and matching the wiki lists to the faction information in game. I've gone through Liberty and Bretonia now and am starting on Kusari. ~RogueCharlie

I have Liberty, Bretonia, Rheinland, and Kusari done. Taking a break before I continue down the list. F.Y.I: I'm also comparing the list to the F8 cards in game and making sure the Allies and Enemies match exactly. RogueCharlie 12:13, 28 August 2009 (MDT)

All diplomacy on the individual NPC Faction pages are updated and exactly match what is listed in game v4.85. I do not feel it my duty to update player factions as I'm not a member of most of them. As stated above, the NPC Factions page still needs updating for the allies & enemies lists. I'll probably work on that tomorrow. RogueCharlie 10:04, 30 August 2009 (MDT)

Give me at lease a few more days before I work on updating the NPC Factions page, I'm waiting until I get my 2nd monitor back. My mother's monitor blew a nut and was sent in under warranty so I lent her my 2nd. Her's should be back to rights any day now. (Thank God I don't live with them, she's been bad enough just over the phone.) RogueCharlie 06:30, 12 September 2009 (MDT)

NPC Factions page is now complete. Also had to undo edits made to the Corsairs and Outcasts diplomacy lists that others had edited to be incorrect after I fixed them last time. (Since when are Mollys enemies of Outcasts???) Left notes stating that NPC Faction pages must match what is in game and not what individual player factions choose to RP. RogueCharlie 12:51, 15 September 2009 (MDT)

Wiki Main Page and IDs

I found info entered into the wiki about the various ID's by accident. I had no idea the information was available, here, until this morning. Could we link the ID list page on the main page or one of the navigation menus on the left side? By the way, many thanks to whomever entered the ID information!

-RogueCharlie

Done. Good suggestion thanks.
~Chovynz~ (BlabsEgo) 15:28, 26 July 2009 (MDT)

I found the code we need to edit in order to get rid of that absurd flower, but I can't use CVS to edit wiki/local/pgcust.php

Code is this:

$PageLogoURL:

<?php if (!defined('PmWiki')) exit(); $WikiTitle = "Discovery Wiki"; $PageLogoUrl = "<image URL>"; ?>

-Boss

Ship Handling

I cant find any ship that has info specified under "Handling". Should we just write our personal experience how to fly a ship like that? Such as giving tips for maneuvers and stuff.

Example: Starflier

The basic LF is one of the most maneuverable ships in the game, and its almost impossible to hit if piloted by an expert. The ship offers only basic firepower and is not suitable for serious combat. It's mainly used for racing, dodging, combat training ect...

I think people should write about their experience with ships they flew. It would make thing a lot easier for heavy spenders searching for their finest craft. For example,

this ship does not say it can't shoot down, which i think its important for a wiki article to address. ~Balthazzar

Yes, The handling section was designed for exactly "unable to shoot below it" kind of info. Please keep the Handling section as objective as possible. There are some examples of ship handling sections, that'll I'll try to find. Chovynz 20:55, 13 June 2009 (MDT)

Quick Reference

I suggest instead of listing houses we list regions. Liberty, Kusari, Independent Systems, and Border Worlds would be among them.I think this makes it a lot easier to get to the independent, edge, border, and nomad systems information.

Thanks, Newsun1

It's a "house". House it will stay. Thanks for the suggestion though. Chovynz 19:12, 18 October 2008 (MDT)

I understand they are a "House" but that is regardless of my suggestion. Only listing houses leaves a lot of the map in the dark. It's just better for navigation in my opinion.

I've edited the main page to a combination of what you are asking and what we currently have. Take a look at one of the 6 houses that we have so far. You will see that there are systems located in the house infobox already. It is a simple matter to find a system under one of those house/regions. I'll be adding the other "regions" soon, but they link to the same sort of page. Chovynz 20:56, 30 October 2008 (MDT)

Houses

Since the Corsairs and the Outcasts are considered unlawful Houses, should we add them to the Houses list under the Quick Reference Section? If we can, we should either make a flag for the two factions (I don't think one exists yet) or leave a blank mini-picture there because without it, the words are off center.

Klaw117 01:40, 2 October 2008 (GMT)

The flags are being worked on. By all means add the other two houses, they should be in there.Chovynz 02:55, 3 October 2008 (MDT)

Maybe we should add the Nomads, they're strong enough and have more than enough systems to be considered a house JSdisc 7 Aug 2011

Ship Ideas

I was thinking. Since you have the old Battlestar Galacticas and the new one in your mod, why not include the Battlestar Pegasus. I have a model of it if you want it. Anyways just thought id ask. Keep up the good work and cant wait to the next version.

Starbuck 12:03 GMT, 08 June 2008

For ship suggestions such as this please visit the forums. www.discoverygc.com
Chovynz 08:46, 9 June 2008 (GMT)

Main Page Layout/Format

I like how the actual layout is, but we should probably use softer colors; if you take a look at wikipedia's main page, it uses more of those, and is MUCH easier on the eyes.

F15pilotX 14:01 GMT, 29 May 2008

Why is the text after "Other servers" in bold? I would think that the links to beginners stuff and the rules would be bolded before anything else. Sovereign 22:24, 1 June 2008 (GMT)

Personally I love this new design. The darker colors are much easier on the eyes because you're not staring into a lit light bulb all the time. THANKS! RogueCharlie 06:33, 12 September 2009 (MDT)

Forum Links

Should forum links really be must-read (that's what's currently on the page)?

The big advantage of Wikis over forums is a better overall readability. Many forum threads are cluttered with stuff useless for someone seeking information, taking it hard to read them and find the information you're looking for.

I advocate using the Wiki as the main place to store such information. If some data should not be modified, there's the possibility to protect pages. With proper linking, it should be much easier to find whatever someone is looking for.

Nodwick 13:36, 15 May 2008 (GMT)

Not doable. The forum's up for 3 years now, and most people will still be reluctant to use the wiki for posting new things.

Forum contains lots of info that won't be transferred to wiki in the nearest future. Page was intended as a source on where to seek certain forum info. For now let it be. Later link might be removed from the main page.

Igiss 15:17, 15 May 2008 (GMT)