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Everything posted by Nicereddy

  1. I don't see any harm in supporting older systems, regardless of how niche they may be. As long as the infobox doesn't get insanely long with 8 platforms for a single game or something, I don't have a problem with it.
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    Global fixes on multiple pages

    I like the idea, as I had a similar problem with Source engine issues, but unfortunately it's technically kind of difficult to implement this without a bunch of testing and dev time. Menial edits annoy me a lot, so automating something like this would be nice. Alas.
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    PCGamingWiki turns 3 today

    Here's to another year of fixing PC games!
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    Suggestion for search engine improvement

    I personally believe it'd be better if we just kept these in separate namespaces for the purpose of organization, I changed that last year with the goal of clearing the main namespace of any non-game content as I felt that it was a pain to manage those pages without some obvious separation. I still believe that to be the case, as it's much easier for Semantic MediaWiki and other tools to differentiate between articles with these prefixes.
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    PCGamingWiki Skin v3.0

    I'll need to give some thought as to where we should put the IPBoard integration as I can definitely see it's usefulness. I think we may want to try parsing the forums ourselves, since IPBoard loads about as quickly as molasses and would really clash with the skin. iframes are the devil, so if we can avoid those that would be vastly preferable. I'm currently planning on placing the social icons in the footer, since they serve the same purpose as the social buttons without compromising our design or slowing down page load (based on tests Soeb and I have done, Twitter and Facebook seem to be the primary causes for our slow loading times). Hopefully I can get your blessing on that, since I think the benefits are fairly significant. I've worked to make it responsive (the sidebar hides once you get below a certain browser window width, among some other changes), but right now I think it'd be best to just let the MobileFrontend extension handle that. As for the tabs, that's outside my domain. Soeb or Garrett will likely be able to better answer that.
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    PCGamingWiki Skin v3.0

    And here's the non-joking version:
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    PC Report: Dying Light

    I completely agree, but that's going to be a lot of work. I know what tools we should replace the forum and blog with, but it's the time commitment that's going to be the problem.
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    PC Report: Dying Light

    Some feedback from the /r/pcgaming thread: "I like the idea behind the comparison slider thingies, but the images are far too small to see the difference." - /u/Compizfox "They need to add framerate graphs like Tweak Guides do" - /u/Frizzik "And that modding is stopped by DRM." - /u/Big_Cums Definitely some things we should take into consideration in the future. May want to append this article with a note about the anti-modding DRM, assuming we can confirm that exists.
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    A Mobile Site or App?

    Good to know other people want this. MediaWiki, unfortunately, is the main obstacle between PCGamingWiki and mobile support. If it happens, it will definitely be through the website rather than a dedicated app. The latter requires far too much work for the few users we'd have. As Andy said, we've already got 10% of our traffic coming from mobile. Given that the wiki barely works on mobile devices, I'm sure an even larger portion would be made up of mobile viewers given proper support.
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    Wider game data rows

    We do have a development wiki, but it's pretty screwed right now (we were testing some pretty significant changes, which we didn't fully understand the consequences of) and I haven't gotten Soeb to reset it yet. I'm unsure about how/if we can add classes/id's to table rows, so I'll have to look into it. Soeb and I are still trying to figure out where all the CSS styles are coming from so we can get proper control over them all, but MediaWiki is really terrible in that regard. Inline styles, irrelevant vendor prefixes, and "!important" declarations everywhere :(
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    Wider game data rows

    Well. That broke some stuff. http://youtu.be/PAeqsKi2ptk?t=1m59s But I think I've fixed all of the issues now.
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    Wider game data rows

    It's good we've got quality web developers like me on Staff :D
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    PC party game recommendations

    At LAN parties I have with my friends we tend to play a lot of Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and Garry's Mod (Trouble in Terrorist Town specifically). I'd definitely recommend TF2, it's a lot of fun if you host your own LAN server. Usually we end up playing plr_hightower, some of the best moments I've had in any game have come from there.
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    Certain store links open 2 tabs

    I noticed this months ago but haven't been able to fix it. Unfortunately, I think it's Mozilla's fault.
  15. I got this idea after reading through an incredibly interesting presentation on zombie variation in Left 4 Dead 2. I thought it would be something to mention on PCGW articles. I realize this is outside of our scope, and I don't want to have pages with dozens of "General information" links, but I figured I'd suggest it simply out of curiosity. If anyone has any suggestions for what to do with something like this, feel free to add to the discussion. I don't know of any site that keeps a list of developer talks/articles about the creation of games, so it may be a niche to target. Again, I have no idea if this is a terrible idea or not.
  16. Hm, I think I'll have some problems getting there :P Best of luck to everyone else though!
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    Co-op / play distinction

    Agreed with what Soeb said with regards to hot-seat/async. As for the play/co-op distinction, I think the distinction is useful for people looking for games specifically supporting collaborative or versus gameplay, rather than leaving it ambiguous. At the same time, this could be relegated to the Notes column and work just as well without the baggage that the template currently comes with. I'd support merging these as long as we try to retain the versus/co-op distinction in the template's Notes.
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    VR settings template

    None which are mainstream, aka supported by more than a very small number of games.
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=768h3Tz4Qik These fancy "automated systems"! But seriously, I'm happy to be relieved of this job seeing as I haven't been updating it much since the initial release of the list. My main concern is that we'll lose a few dozen games that don't yet have wiki pages, which is a pretty significant issue. Before pushing this to release, we need to make sure as many of the listed games have pages as possible so we don't lose too much information. Co-Optimus does actually have a screen-type distinction under "Co-Op Extras", e.g. Portal 2's page. I agree with what Garrett said above, it's not our job to police the list for "real co-op". Unless it's a buggy, non-functioning mess, we should list it, and even then we should just list it with a warning.
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    PC Report: Elite: Dangerous

    Great job LDK! There were some really nice comments over in the /r/pcgaming thread if you want to check them out!
  21. Thought that was impressive, also the "1337" users is hilarious. You can see it at the bottom of the Home page for the Forums. Congrats to the community and Andytizer! Nice job everyone.
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    Adding a new game that isn't on the wiki

    I believe you have to have a set number of edits before you're able to create a new page. This is just to combat spam, sorry about the inconvenience. If you can tell us the name of the game you want a page for, I can make a quick empty page for you to fill in.
  23. We currently have a large number of pages which reside in the main namespace (e.g. pages with have no "TITLE:" prefix), and Soeb and I have recently worked a bit on moving non-game content to other namespaces for cleanliness, organization, and ease of navigation. We've already moved most of the Controller and Emulation pages to their respective namespaces, as per this discussion from last week. While I haven't completed the Controller pages, those require a lot more changing than the Glossary pages would. We already had a previous discussion on the updating of our central Glossary page, and I think this could be a great way of improving that part of our project. I'd like to propose a "Glossary" namespace for pages regarding the various settings pages we have right now. In most of our templates we have links to pages for each respective row. These can be incredibly useful to users who may not be as knowledgeable about "technobabble" as editors may be. I'd also like to suggest some sort of "In a nutshell template", like that of Wikipedia, for these pages. These can be used to summarize the definition of a term such as "Field of View" for immediate understanding by the layman. Perhaps more importantly, these nutshells - and please correct me if I'm being ignorant of the capabilities of MediaWiki/Symantic MediaWiki - could potentially be used to provide tooltips for terms throughout the wiki, as was suggested by Andytizer in the discussion linked above. Some of the pages I'd suggest we move include the following: High frame rate Field of view Anti-aliasing Vertical sync Widescreen resolution Multi-monitor Frame rate (FPS) The terms (which currently lack articles) linked in the various Networks templates. Thoughts? I'd love feedback on this idea!
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    Expanding the Images Policy

    I agree and approve of such a change. Right now, Soeb and I upload all our images with the format "Game title - X", where X would be cover, video settings, audio settings, etc. Whatever is relevant to the image. I don't know if we should use that as the general guideline, but I think it works reasonably well. Whatever we decide on, we should definitely put a note on the Upload page to make sure people follow the guidelines.
  25. I like that idea, if I don't have it implemented in the next few days feel free to pester me about it.