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Friday, 30th April, 2010, 05:32 AM #1
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
Proposal: Changes to some conventions in the new wiki
Proposal: I would like to discontinue the usage of the L4W: prefix and remove it from all existing pages. I would also like to make "PC:" a custom namespace.
The L4W: prefix in page titles that we have been using is redundant and unnecessary now that we have our own dedicated wiki (l4w.wikia.com). Originally it helped separate content from other stuff in the enworld wiki (and may well have been a custom namespace in that wiki). There is no need to do that in the new wiki.
The motivation for doing so is that we can use the next level of prefixes as true namespaces. I would like to implement a custom namespace for "PC:" for any player character page. We could do others too, but I'd like to go with "PC:" at first.
The prefix "PC:" would become a custom namespace. Any page that begins with "PC:" would belong to the namespace for player characters. We can do some conditional formatting on pages and some reporting based on this namespace to improve things like the Character Table report I put together.
One of the limitations of the current character table is that it pulls pages that belong to "approved characters" or "requesting approval" but will miss any page that doesn't have those category tags. If we implement the "PC:" namespace, it will be easier to make sure that I am grabbing all the characters.
Besides that, it just makes sense.
Friday, 30th April, 2010, 03:50 PM #2
Defender (Lvl 8)
Friday, 30th April, 2010, 04:23 PM #3
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
How difficult is it to change a wiki page name once it is created? If we change character pages to a different URL, won't this create a dead link and also lose the history of the page?
I could be completely wrong about this - I honestly don't know. Also, I am not against the idea; I think it's a good one.
Friday, 30th April, 2010, 04:43 PM #4
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
I also love the idea, but am also curious about changing the current links and pages (if that's even possible). I'll give my vote once I get this info.L4W Characters
Friday, 30th April, 2010, 06:09 PM #5
Scout (Lvl 6)
Friday, 30th April, 2010, 07:20 PM #6
After having migrated all the wiki pages over to the current location I can tell you I don't look forward to having to move them again...is this just for the PCs?
Saturday, 1st May, 2010, 05:42 AM #7
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
As part of my proposal, I will volunteer to move the PC pages. It is actually really important that no one rename/move their pages before the namespace is set up. The page might stop working if it is named "PC:something" and then the "PC:" namespace is created.
As for the rest of the pages, I am looking into running a bot (there are several projects to start from) that can run through all the pages and automate the task of stripping off the "L4W:" prefix.
Saturday, 1st May, 2010, 02:22 PM #8
Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)
I wanted this back on ENWorld (though I recognized the confusion it would cause). Now that there's no confusion in it, I say, "GO FOR IT!"YES!YES!YES!
Especially if Weldon is on the hook for doing the moving.
Note: This only counts as one vote. The multiplicity is for emphasis only.
LEB Character: Arkavas - Deva Artivicer 5
L4W Character: Mikara Li Mesadh - Elf Ranger 7
L4W Character: Eithal Lemindt Arehei - Goliath Warden 10
L4W Character: Ixenvalignat - Dragonborn Warlord 3
"Taking one's chances is like taking a bath, because sometimes, you end up feeling comfortable and warm, and sometimes, there is something terrible lurking around that you cannot see until it is too late, and you can do nothing else but scream and cling to a plastic duck." -Lemony Snicket The Slippery Slope
Saturday, 1st May, 2010, 08:48 PM #9
Well, then you shall have my YES vote also.
Thank you for volunteering Weldon
Friday, 30th April, 2010, 05:07 PM #10
It's super easy to remove a tag or add one on.
They all have the PC tag already right? Well except Kane, but that's my problem
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