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  • Hello, I've recently noticed that the "Wanted Pages" section of Insights shows a very large amount of pages that have been previously deleted. This would not ordinarily be a problem, but because they used to be pages, the wiki treats the message boards of users that had previously edited the page as links to that page, which means the wanted pages section is clogged with the most popular deleted pages. You see. when a user edits a page, a bot posts on their wall thanking them for doing so. This is technically treated as part of the wiki, and because the bot links to the deleted page, the wiki treats it as a depreciated link, and adds to the "most wanted" page. For example, there are a ton of pages that are called "[ship name]: purchase locations". You probably know that these were moved to the respective pages of the ships, causing the links to migrate as well, but the pages count as deleted. If you made a policy that any deleted pages that were not deleted because they were spam or otherwise not good pages, but were instead merged with other pages, had to redirect to the merged page, that would unclog the "insights" page.

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    • Thank you for the observation. Reducing the high number of redlinks here has been something I've been working towards intermittently over the past several months and will continue chipping away at in the future, along with other maintenance tasks, but it's relatively low on my list of priorities at the moment and it will likely be some time before I can make significant progress. In the specific case of redlinks on user message boards, I eventually intend to edit those message boards and wrap the redlinks with nowiki tags to resolve them instead of preserving obsolete redirects. Obviously, this is slower, but I generally want to avoid keeping redirects if they have no use in the main article space.

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  • Hi, should we change the character Age field to Born? For example Wookipedia only has Born and Died. Because then we don't need to update it every year.

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  • Could you please proof my edit to your homepage and confirm the information is pertinent/relevant? The homepage previously lacked an adequate description, but as I lack any personal awareness/experience of the game title I don't want to be presumptuous that I've made an accurate contribution. The information itself was gleamed from the game's page.

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    • Replacing instances of ; with a * sounds like a job for a bot, if I'm being honest. When I'm back on my PC, I'll look to booting mine up and committing the changes. I assume all materials are appropriately categorised?

      P.S. It's not required that you make these changes, by the way. You have identified a legitimate feature disparity. It is not a requirement that editors use portable-infoboxes - especially if they're not fit for purpose.

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    • Yes, all Material pages (plus the main Materials overview page) are tagged with Category:Materials via MaterialInfobox. I've never used a bot before so it didn't occur to me that the edits could be automated.

      The second part's good to hear. I had looked into portable-infoboxes a while ago and was under the impression that the rollout would be mandatory in a couple years, can't remember why. Not that I minded the change particularly. I'd prefer that all of our infoboxes use the same format eventually to avoid confusion, and this format is relatively easy to understand. The roadblock is just these few infoboxes that can't be translated to the new format 1:1.

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  • Concerning the edit from last night, which buttons would i need to press on the PS4 to see the FSS readout?

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    • You should see the option for it by holding triangle while in supercruise. If it doesn't appear, then it hasn't been mapped yet, and you should go into the controller settings and either manually map it or automatically map it by resetting your control bindings to default.

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  • Hi! I'd like to offer some of my time to help create a Brazilian Portuguese wiki translation for Elite Dangerous. I've read some articles about it and I'm interested in creating a Brazilian wiki.

    Please take a look here and here and see if you are able to help me.

    Thanks in advance,

    barateza

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    • The difficult part about wikis in other languages is you need enough active users who contribute to expand and update the wiki with articles.

      For abandoned wikis you need Admin privilegs to fully manage it. Maybe you can ask Wikia.

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    • Univero wrote:

      For abandoned wikis you need Admin privilegs to fully manage it. Maybe you can ask Wikia.

      I will try to adopt the wiki, but I need to create some content, as I understand.


      Univero wrote:

      The difficult part about wikis in other languages is you need enough active users who contribute to expand and update the wiki with articles.

      I'll do my job and start translating the most important articles, while sharing everything with the pt-br community. Soon (I hope) people will come, and some will help as well.

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  • If I read the changes right, you're the person that deleted them. I added them to make it easier for players to find the nearest location. Why did you delete them?

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    • Crystalline Shards are extremely common (there are likely billions in the game) and easy to find with the scanners added by 3.3. There's no point in cataloging them all, or even all of the sites in a single system, especially since they are procedurally generated using the same assets. A Yttrium site on a moon in one system near Sol isn't going to be substantially different from another Yttrium site on the other side of that same moon, or one near Beagle Point. Because of this, the list should provide only a broad sampling of sites across the galaxy.

      In that vein, and to reduce the cumbersome length of the list and allow other players the chance to submit their discoveries without them being buried, I removed all entries that exceeded a limit of four per player. You are free to add new entries, but since there are already four in the list under your name, older ones will be removed.

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    • Thanks for your reply. I didn't mean the locations column, but the Region they were found. It was easier for players to find locations near the region they are, e.g colonia. The wiki is a very useful source of info and it's the first site I visit when I'm looking for info.

      To reduce the amount of info is, in my personal opinion as a plain user, a bit short-sighted. It makes no difference if there are billion locations in the galaxy, when you don't know if there's one near you. It's faster to peruse the wiki than visiting near star systems. For example I spent 15 days visiting nearby stars, creating a "bubble" of visited systems to find the locations I did, and I gave up before finding one with Polonium.

      Please reconsider re-adding the Region column in the table.

      Thanks again.

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    • I can understand that. I'll re-add the Region column.

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    • I appreciate it!

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  • Why have you removed the page for the Imperial High Conncil, a body made up of Imperial Player Groups that represent thousands of commanders, when you have pages for groups such as Canonn Research?

    Thanks

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    • I was unable to verify that the player group Imperial High Council met the standards set out in wiki policy for player groups to be permitted an article here. The article had no sources, and I could find nothing substantive about the IHC on Google (like a website or even an Inara squadron profile, any kind of hub with info about the player group). The IHC is also not mentioned in any GalNet reports, and I could not identify an associated player minor faction.

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    • The Imperial High Council has existed since 3301. It is not featured in GalNet news articles because FDev does not cover in game events that are connected to Powerplay. As such, here are couple of stories from Sagitarius Eye… https://www.sagittarius-eye.com/reorganization-shifts-imperial-power/ https://www.sagittarius-eye.com/theta-indi-conquered-by-imperial-forces/

      Some groups with deligates and/or repesentatives at the IHC are… 9th Legion, 10th Legion, 13th Legion, Lavigney's Legion, Aisling Wing Command, Aisling's Angels, Praetorian Curiate Assembly, amoungst others along with the imperial Powerplay Groups to coordinate policy. It doesn't have a website as groups and commanders are approved access to the IHC by the Powerplay groups. It's an important functionary body of the Elite Dangerous universe. 

      Hope that helps explain things.

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    • Without in-universe proof of the IHC's impact on the game as outlined in policy, I'm afraid it can't be given an article here. In addition, since it appears the IHC is not a player group itself but an alliance of multiple player groups, I'm not sure it even falls within the scope of permitted player content.

      However, we do have articles for Lavigny's Legion and The 9th Legion that have been vetted. If you want, there's no issue with devoting a section in those articles to their membership and role within the IHC. There is also a separate Elite Factions Wiki specifically for cataloging player minor factions and their histories, and an article about the IHC may be permitted there.

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    • Fair enough. However, you might wish to look at re-evaluating the rules to include outside sources such as Sagitarius Eye as FDev no longer allow community submited news articles to GalNet & intend the service now to focus on in game content such as new ships.

      o7

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  • i suspect you will be able to source fuel from local sources in game rather than space stations.maybe nebulas or stars?what do you think??

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    • The developers did say that the fuel can be mined.

      The questions that they need to answer now are how much is needed for a Fleet Carrier to jump, and how hard it will be to find in rings (in other words, how long it will take a single person to refuel their Fleet Carrier).

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    • Clockpuncher wrote:
      The developers did say that the fuel can be mined.

      The questions that they need to answer now are how much is needed for a Fleet Carrier to jump, and how hard it will be to find in rings (in other words, how long it will take a single person to refuel their Fleet Carrier).

      lets hope from most systems.i would hate to get stuck somewhere without any mineable asteroid belts or planetary ring systems

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    • While it's an excellent piece of work, I'm generally against displaying non-official art such as this in articles since it can lead to misconceptions about the game. There's no guarantee we'll get ship interiors added to Elite Dangerous in the future, or that they'll look anything like this image if we do get them. I hope you understand.

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    • The Sidewinder page already has 2 of my youtube videos linked in it's gallery - Elite Dangerous - Sidewinder full interior - walk inside my ship concept, and Elite Dangerous - Sidewinder Interiors Boxed Edition. This cutout graphics is simply continuation of this work. Therefore there seems to be some inconsistency in your argument.

      Perhaps you could make a new section on that page for player created content. This would prevent any possible confusion.

      Also if we do ever get acutal interiors, then the gallery can be updated. Until then - this is the best we have (afaik).

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    • The inconsistency was not intentional, and for that I apologize. The wiki is a big place and there's always a lot to do, sometimes things slip through the cracks. I was not aware those videos were present and have removed them, along with other such videos in other articles, for the reasons I stated in my previous comment.

      To be clear, the wiki's scope is strictly the game and related official topics. It's simply not an appropriate place to showcase fan creations. If you wish to have your art recognized, may I suggest the game's forums or social media.

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    • Fair enough.

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  • Can you disable IP editing on this wiki through Special:ThemeDesigner atleast for short period because of ongoing vandalism

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