Hey GFreeman! I'm Jamie from FANDOM's Community Development team! Not sure if we never asked you if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for this community, and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well.
In case you are unaware of the feature, Discussions was introduced last year to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on the wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. Discussions also links with our FANDOM Apps, which this community has and it allows app users to easily take part in Discussions as well. You can read more about Discussions here.
For more information on migrating forums to Discussions, you can check out this blog over on Community Central that explains everything in detail.
If you have some concerns, Discussions, and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you do not want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions and Forums will be sunsetted as a feature, so getting ahead of the curve is never a bad idea.
Feel free to have an open discussion with your community about this, and I'm available for any questions you might have. Have a good one!
I find it an interesting function and would like to see it in action, but I couldn't find the feature anywhere on my admin dashboard, so might I ask if it's still under development or something? Since I'm interested in giving it a test drive anyway, I'd like to also have the ability to disable it, if temporarily, if it's not working as intended.
Yeah I've seen it in action on some other wiki that I frequent. Couldn't hurt to keep it on, I suppose, since I've been trying to find a way to soup up our Forums anyway. I'd say, if possible, I'd like to have both running side-by-side for the time being, since that way it will give time for the older contributors to familiarise themselves with the new format while also letting newcomers engage in conversations without being weirded out.
I don't quite recall explicitly calling the SE limited? Checked again with the store today, though, and learned that Sept 27 is only the end of the promo and not the sale of the SE as I believed, so that might have been the misleading factor.
Heh, now I notice they literally copied+pasted "Stick together to increase survivability. Or split up to do objectives faster." and "Remember a lone player is an easy target for Cloakers." from me... yay? :)
GFreeman wrote: I meant whoever came up with the tips themselves have wonky English, not you though.
This gem stands out in partcular: Gameplay tip #45 - Tasers can pin down your teammates, kill the Taser to help your teammates.
A reasonably educated person would not repeat words in the same sentence.
Some could be rewritten and simplified. "Tasers can stun your teammates. Kill the Taser to help them."
Or something like that. More importantly, I saw a couple of hints being quite outdated, or not adding crucial info (such as saying securing optional loot is beneficial but didn't mention it's not worth it at all on Crime Spree).
Yeah, they haven't been updating them at all to keep up with new changes, reported a few on the forums myself, some of the red text is also from topics other people made about incorrect or incomplete tips.
Some of the tips use the wrong terminology despite the rest of the game using correct terminology, for example: Gameplay tip #125 - 'Most guns reload faster when you have bullets left in the clip.' Despite the game normally correctly referring to them as magazines.
I've a feeling you'd be the one to point that out.
But yes, as things stand some of the tips are rather poorly written or just flat-out incorrect, and require some correction. Of all editors on the wiki only Hassat seems to be able to make a say when it comes to gameplay stuff to the devs, and even then it's not always successful if his paranoia blog is any indication.
I don't think they even proof read the tips, as if they did I doubt there would be as many mistakes, it seems likely that they probably just had some random people write a large number of the tips down and then just added them without checking the contents for errors.
Right now your version looks like this on 1366x768 screens and smaller.
It seems that tooltips have to either be optimized for widescreen (mine) or ultra-widescreen (yours) instead of both. From the looks of it, every other wiki I've been on follow the HTML standard when it comes to page formatting and templates, which is 1280x720 for 16:9 displays. Any larger than 1366x768 is not well-supported due to difficulties in implementing CSS switches.
And to be quite frank, I'd still like to give the weapon mod template a complete overhaul.