Hi, I'm a Japanese CMDR, name is Tenpla.
Yesterday, I made a wiki site that about the Elite Dangerous, in Japanese.
We want to use "Interlanguage" in our Japanese wiki with your English Wiki.
Can you give us permission to use "Interlanguage"?
I apologise for posting a description page. Still getting used to this site layout. I just saw the edit profile button ( you know the one that says "About me" ) and decided to personalise it. I didn't know it would create an entirely new page. Thanks for letting me know!
It's better to use PNG than JPG for images, because JPG can cause compression artifacts . That doesn't happen with losslessly compressed media such as PNG. Also it's useful to name the images so they can be found via the gallery rather than numbers (image and image ).
First, I have do not have control over image format for 3rd party images. As for 1st party images, I do not see any setting in steam to specify image format, and although I haven't looked at the in-game settings for Elite Dangerous, it appears to create .jpg files, at least on my computer.
As for renaming the file, as this was a 3rd party image from inara.cz, itself a wiki like site that has no copy restrictions, I kept the original file name so as to not post duplicates of the same image.
There's graphics editor programs that you can use to save images from JPG to PNG. For example in Paint you can open a JPG file then save as PNG. Yeah I usually check if the image is already posted in related pages or the gallery.
At the moment, I have 130 more images of system descriptions to upload out of 162 images of system descriptions. This is not even close to all the system descriptions in the game. I felt that It would be easier and take up less space to have an image gallery on the category page then create a seperate page for each system, add the appropriate galaxy map image to the page, create a quote box, type up the system description, go and get system map images for each system, and create a list of planetary bodies for each system, and so on. Outside of the system description, most of the relevant info for a system (dockable entities, rare goods, RES sites, etc) that someone might be interested in can be found more easily on other sites that are more database structured. For the most part, the pages we already have for individual systems are not filled out enough to be useful, so why add lots more pages when just having an image gallery would suffice? Anyway that was my line of reasoning. Suggestions would be appreciated, as the actual system descriptions often provide lore information or other information that fleshes out the Elite Universe and so would be great to have listed on this wiki. However, I feel that the wiki does not need a decidated page for each system, as the more pages there are the harder it will be to update.
As we move forward we plan to have wiki videos in many communities, with Elite Dangerous wiki being a candidate for videos. If you are interested in which video types we might use you can find some great examples in this blog post. We are working on several ways to involve users in the video creation and script writing process. If we start producing videos we may reach out to you, other admins, and users if we think you can be involved in the production. At that point we will provide further information.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Springteufel (talk) 15:49, May 31, 2017 (UTC)
It looks like someon vandalised several of the wiki pages and they appear to all have been put back to normal (as far as I can tell) except for the asp explorer. It is still missing its in game description. Just letting you know about it.
Maybe it is something on my end (I don't see how it could be) but the Asp Explorer page is still missing its In Game Description at the top of the page. Look at the top of the Anaconda page for instance to see what I am refering to.
18.104.22.168 wrote: Maybe it is something on my end (I don't see how it could be) but the Asp Explorer page is still missing its In Game Description at the top of the page. Look at the top of the Anaconda page for instance to see what I am refering to.