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« on: February 03, 2011, 03:00:03 PM »

Note for nomadic- It's really unclear how to create a new page in the wiki (not just by following the empty links, but a page completely from scratch?) On most wikis I know there is a link on the left bar that says CREATE NEW ARTICLE. I don't see such a link on the CBG wiki. It's non-intuitive.

Even if I find an answer for this, I really think that there should be a CREATE NEW ARTICLE link on the left hand side of the wiki.

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 03:05:24 PM »

Go to a page that has the title you want, and you'll get a "Page doesn't exist, wanna create it?" prompt.

Generally, I do this by going to any page on the wiki and changing the title in the URL bar of my browser.

But you're right; a "New Article" button would be nice.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 03:24:46 PM »

Thank you for the answer. I'll still promote the NEW ARTICLE button however. smile

Also, since you're here- when putting spaces in the wiki articles... is the HTML BR code necessary or is there a way to get WYSIWYG?
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 03:30:37 PM »

What do you mean, exactly-- breaks between paragraphs?

I just hit enter a lot while I'm typing. I don't use any HTML in wiki editing whatsoever.

If you can describe to my dumb self exactly what you want, I'll be glad to make it happen if possible.
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 03:32:26 PM »

Hm. Then I wonder why I was having that problem. When I was editing, everything was fine with spaces and hard returns. But when I looked at my page; everything came mishmashed out until I manually inserted < BR > and code all over the place.

Is there a way to switch from editing in SOURCE CODE to editing in What You See is What You Get?
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 03:44:29 PM »

No idea. I've never had that issue. Maybe some sort of wiki hiccough? (Sometimes when viewing/editing a wiki page, the browser gives you an error, but upon refreshing it works fine.)

There's no WYSIWYG editing for the wiki, but the markup is so minimal that it's fairly close to WYSIWYG anyway.

Ed: If it helps you, feel free to find pages you like the looks of, hit "Edit" on them, and look at how they're constructed.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 04:47:17 PM »

Don't tell me lol. Sorry but I don't understand wikis at all. That's something for brainface or possibly sparkletwist.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 04:09:26 PM »

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There's no WYSIWYG editing for the wiki, but the markup is so minimal that it's fairly close to WYSIWYG anyway.

Ed: If it helps you, feel free to find pages you like the looks of, hit "Edit" on them, and look at how they're constructed.

Ditto. Make heavy use of Preview to see what you're getting. HTML tags will work on the wiki.

Light Dragon, can you tell us the specific page (or an example of one) that is giving you this issue. Seeing the actual code makes it easier to suggest fixes.

Unrelated subject: LC, why are you making a template for every deity, rather than a Deity template with variables that could be filled in for each deity's page?
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 04:24:27 PM »

I bet this is what LD is doing

"blah blah blah <enter>
blah blah blah"

instead of
"Blah blah blah <enter>
<enter>
Blah blah blah"

got to have the open line between the two bodies, starting the next paragraph on the line just under the last will make wiki try to join them.

"Unrelated subject: LC, why are you making a template for every deity, rather than a Deity template with variables that could be filled in for each deity's page?"
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011, 05:46:13 PM »

Thank you Lath I'll give your suggestion a try next time I type up an entry. I think I was hitting two hard returns, but you may be right.
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2011, 10:44:24 AM »

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Unrelated subject: LC, why are you making a template for every deity, rather than a Deity template with variables that could be filled in for each deity's page?
There is probably an easier way to do what I'm trying to do. (Or, failing that, at least an alternate way.) Essentially I am trying to cut down on possible errors and inconsistencies in game information, by storing that information in as few places as possible. (Template:Tezcatlipoca is referenced both here and here, and possibly eventually in other places as well. But I only have to edit the template to change Big T's stats wiki-wide.)

I had thought about doing it both ways (looks at how the Devas' templates are done; there's a {{Godstat}} template with filled-in variables, and that content forms Template:Agni, Template:Brahma, etc.), but I decided I wanted more flexibility-- maybe not all gods need "Epithets, Rivals, and Enemies"; some might not have Enemies, but might have Counterparts, Spouses, Allies, etc. instead. Doing one template with filled-in variables and keeping that flexibility is beyond my current level of template knowledge.

I confess that on some level, using templates in the Modern Mythos wiki is a matter of getting template practice. So I'm probably using two or three of them in childishly amateurish ways. But that's learning!

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 11:51:59 AM »

http://www.thecbg.org/wiki/index.php?title=Teotl_%28Modern_Mythos%29

here[/url] and here, and possibly eventually in other places as well. But I only have to edit the template to change Big T's stats wiki-wide.)
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On the simpler Userpage template, you see the line
Code:
{{#if:{{{userbox1|}}}|<div>{{{userbox1}}}}}

Which is basically saying if userbox1 is not null, do what follows the | (in this case display userbox1)


If that's not making sense, I could probably set up a sample Deity template for you if desired. Like the graphics you have for each deity.

Edit: spoilered the code.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2011, 09:18:44 PM »

Thanks. I think I'm picking up what you're throwing down. I'll give a little experimentation time to the idea, and if I can't disentangle it properly, I'll ask you to do a mockup.

The thing I like about the whole wiki business is that there are always more capabilities, always new stuff you can throw together with a little bit more knowledge.
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 12:05:05 PM »

Okay, I've gotten the hang of it. Two immediate things:

For Lexicon players, I've made the comment variable in the sign-your-work template optional. So if you just want to put your Scholar's name and nothing else, that's fine; it won't look code-cluttered.

For my mythology project, I have a ton of new delicious options for how I want to present gods. So that's exciting.
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2011, 12:21:15 PM »

Mythology project?
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