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Shaper
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I'd like to state again that I am still more than willing to contribute.

And, that hopefully it will be more than the three articles I wrote for the EE. :P

[ Monday, January 21, 2008 06:47: Message edited by: Hey, Jude. ]

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

and Slarty has some strong words when he advises :P
I'll take that as a compliment. :)

Anyway, don't consider this strongly worded advice, but I would nominate Dikiyoba, who I think has one of the levellest heads here.

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Law Bringer
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Good, it wasn't meant negatively, even though it may have sounded somewhat ambiguous on reflection.

And your advice is taken with double-plus approval, assuming Dikiyoba accepts. :)

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Shock Trooper
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I favour "terrestia" for the domain name, rather than "geneforge". Any other thoughts on this?
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Guardian
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Nalyd favors esther.ermarian.net. But terrestria is good.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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terrestria seems to be the most popular by many votes.

I think barred.ermarian.net would actually be pretty cool, personally.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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terrestria seems to be the most popular by many votes.

I think barred.ermarian.net would actually be pretty cool, personally.

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Agent
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Why not essence.ermarian.net?

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I feel a Dr. Strangelove quote coming on.

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Law Bringer
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At this point, an actual poll might yield more useful results than this.

I have included both popular options. Please note that if the majority really does desire it, I would not be opposed to a less intuitive name like barred.ermarian.net, sucia.ermarian.net or, er, "essence.ermarian.net". I do personally prefer to have the x.ermarian.net namespace largely uncluttered and logical.

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Councilor
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Originally by Arancaytar:

quote:
And your advice is taken with double-plus approval, assuming Dikiyoba accepts. :)
Dikiyoba thinks so, but Dikiyoba could use a bit more information on what Dikiyoba is required to do and about how much time it will take.

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Law Bringer
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After I'm done installing MediaWiki, the first part would be building the site. You and Slartucker would set up the structure, write its front page, conceive of the categories for articles, etc. For the benefit of new users, some help pages on how to search and edit would probably be good too. After that's in place, administrating (other than contributing yourself) basically means checking the recent changes page regularly and making sure that nobody is being a twit or a spammer, and telling them off or blocking them if required.

A lot of the help pages can be copied from EE. You can also take a look at the real Wikipedia and another fan-site called NSWiki (NationStates) for some pointers.
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Law Bringer
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Correction (damnit I need to get Piperbot to edit posts soon): NSWiki is at http://ns.goobergunch.net/wiki/ .
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Shock Trooper
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The domain name hasn't been settled yet, has it?

Also, what's Piperbot?
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Agent
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Piperbot is Aran's familiar ;)

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Councilor
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Sure, I'll do it.

Dikiyoba expects to be pretty busy next week but after that Dikiyoba should have plenty of time.

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Law Bringer
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Law Bringer
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The votes have been cast, and the site is to be named Sucia Archives, reachable on barred.ermarian.net.

Slarty and Diki will be the official maintainers of SA*; questions to webmaster at barred.ermarian.net will reach all three of us.

A block on anonymous editing has served EE well in maintaining accountability, so the same will be on SA. Account registration is open anyway.

*That's the SA on the Ermarian Network, not to be confused with the less well-known site Something Awful. :P

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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Aran: is it possible to restrict all new accounts from editing until they have been individually approved?

I'm willing to invest the time to do that, and it seems a lot more productive than the amount of time you've had to waste dealing with the spam on EE.

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Law Bringer
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Done. This page lets you assign groups to certain users, and nobody will be able to edit anything until you assign the contributor group to their account.

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Agent
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Considering the following:

-I've become addicted to editing EE,
-I've run out of articles to write on EE until A5 comes out,
-And that I'm familiar with Geneforge lore,

I will be contributing. Probably a lot. Anyways, I've got maps of everything but Burwood. Speaking of which, how are we going to handle the zones on the map?

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Shaper
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I don't know what any of that means. When will I be able to start writing articles?

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Councilor
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You must create an account first. Then you must bribe Dikiyoba, Slartucker, or Arancaytar into enabling you to edit pages. (For those of you who have already registered, the bribe was sufficient.) Then go to Slartucker's user page to help us get everything organized (by coming up with a list of articles, etc.) Don't start writing articles just yet.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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Dikiyoba and I also need to work on the Main Page, the Help pages, and so on. But that stuff can wait. What we probably should get done before article writing commences is:

1) Formalize the scope policy: what can go in SA? We seem to have a pretty good consensus with the version I threshed out earlier in this thread, but it needs to be written up more clearly.

2) Write up a style policy. Important parts to get done before we start on articles:

* 2a) Naming conventions for articles. EE should provide a good model here but some changes may make sense. I'd like to use singular rather than plural for countable generics such as races, to simplify markup links.

* 2b) What is significant enough to warrant an article? As Goldenking's post implies make an article for every zone would be confusing and not useful, but obviously some zones deserve articles. We aren't Supreme Court judges so this is easier than defining "pornography", but it needs to be defined.

* 2c) List standard article sections (such as those related to #1)

* 2d) Neutral Point of View, Encyclopedia Tone and Style, etc.

3) Because there are so many entries where our last canonical information is years out of date and has probably all changed -- pretty much anything that was in G1-3, but not G4 -- we should specify how this will be discussed. Probably we should just give the information we have available and not comment on possibilities beyond that, to avoid having a trite and uninteresting fortune telling section in every article. Either way, we should formalize this too.

4) Have a working draft of a category system. I've borrowed from EE on my list, and I think that will be enough to get us off the ground.

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Restoration Action Figure:

* 2b) What is significant enough to warrant an article? As Goldenking's post implies make an article for every zone would be confusing and not useful, but obviously some zones deserve articles. We aren't Supreme Court judges so this is easier than defining "pornography", but it needs to be defined.
Not actually what I was talking about. Every map on Geneforge has zones on it, and I was asking how we were going to deal with those zones once we get the maps up. You're right though, we do need to decide what warrants an article or not. Like I said on your talk page, Rocky Point and South End (G4, G3) are two very minor settlements, and it's only because they are settlements taht I'd even consider giving them an article. Thornton however, though not having anything major in G4, still deserves an article, because it was the site of a major battle in the Rebellion.

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