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A Wiki System on TESOF - yes or no?


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Post #2059
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I'm considering adding a wiki to TESOF. We've had a small discussion about the possibility in the past, and I decided against it at the time.

I am, however, starting to reconsider. TESOF is a community-collaborate type of site, where every members' site involvement is accepted and encouraged.

This Wiki, if made, would not be using the MediaWiki software. If you didn't know, this is the software that just about every popular wiki uses, including Wikipedia and UESP. We would instead be using our own system, since the MyBB software is very flexible and could work in this regard.

It would be a lot more simple for end-users to contribute to compared to MediaWiki, and would have the same design as our forum (as it will be an integrated system).

If you could give me any positive, negative or neutral feedback on this, it would be greatly appreciated.
This post was last modified: September 23rd 2012 11:27 PM by Tecca


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Post #2061
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Sounds great to me, and since we have some really good writers, I'd say that it would be a really good idea.


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Same here, more info from us, more new members to us.


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Post #2064
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Sound about right. On the other hand. Also realy hard to keep up a steady quality over many articles.

If were ambitious tho, it could be, for the first time. A true lore apropriate TES wiki (i wouldnt count imperial library as a wiki)
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Post #2066
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(September 24th 2012 02:20 AM)Sordak Wrote:  If were ambitious tho, it could be, for the first time. A true lore apropriate TES wiki (i wouldnt count imperial library as a wiki)


True. Perhaps we should have some sort of filter so that only members that have been active for a while can edit?


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Post #2068
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wether or not that works is depending on how many people we got here that are ready to contribute. We certainly have merari. and then?

so yeah. guess we should wait till were more people.
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Post #2071
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At first I thought this to be a redundant project, since there's already very active Wiki's around. But if we concentrate on TESO, rather than just the series as a whole, we might have a niche here. Especially if you can come up with something more accessible by using MyBB instead of MediaWiki.

Our goal is to be the goto source for the game, so not only should we have something in place for guides, walkthroughs, spreadsheets, lore and what not - and a wiki would lend itself better to this than our article section - but should also have the ambitious and dedicated members around, who will fill it with life.


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Post #2072
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If we where to do this, I think we should stay focused on lore. It always feels like the wikis have a huge bunch of info on certain quests, but lack a lot of usefull info on the lore.


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A MMORPG wiki without quests and other game related information doesn't make much sense. But it's of course not a bad idea at all to have a second focus on lore and interlink all entries to the appropriate lore entries.

I'm just not entirely sure, if we can establish TESOF as the place lore buffs will go to, as there's uesp an the library already. So having just lore as it's sole focus seems too much of a gamble to me.


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Post #2078
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(September 24th 2012 05:05 AM)Deveron Wrote:  A MMORPG wiki without quests and other game related information doesn't make much sense. But it's of course not a bad idea at all to have a second focus on lore and interlink all entries to the appropriate lore entries.

I'm just not entirely sure, if we can establish TESOF as the place lore buffs will go to, as there's uesp an the library already. So having just lore as it's sole focus seems too much of a gamble to me.

Not just lore, but maybe we could try to include a bit more details than the other wikis when it comes to lore.


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Hopefully we can get fairly in-depth with the lore. We'll have a few sections, I was thinking some of these would be the main ones that link to the various wiki pages:

Story (Lore), Classes, Skills, Bestiary/NPCs, Items (including Weapons and Armor), Quests... well, the list could get quite large, seeing as it's a wiki.

I'll likely name the wiki a "Compendium", just to break the mold and be a little different.


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Post #2082
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(September 24th 2012 05:27 AM)Tecca Wrote:  Story (Lore), Classes, Skills, Bestiary/NPCs, Items (including Weapons and Armor), Quests... well, the list could get quite large, seeing as it's a wiki.


Don't forget locations!

Will this be a TESO wiki or a TES series wiki?


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Post #2083
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It'll definitely be a TESO wiki, with references to other games in the series as necessary. The amount of information we'd have to add would be ridiculous if it were for the entire series. But seeing as TESO isn't out for a while, we can focus on gathering as much as possible before the game comes out, as well as when it launches. A nice head-start for us.


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(September 24th 2012 05:44 AM)Tecca Wrote:  It'll definitely be a TESO wiki, with references to other games in the series as necessary. The amount of information we'd have to add would be ridiculous if it were for the entire series. But seeing as TESO isn't out for a while, we can focus on gathering as much as possible before the game comes out, as well as when it launches. A nice head-start for us.

Sounds good!

I'm going to Spain in about ten minutes so I'll probably miss the wiki launch though. See you guys next week!
This post was last modified: September 24th 2012 05:59 AM by Asguard


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isnt it a bit late to go to spain?
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