What's on your mind?
After laboring for a few days and trying to wrap my head around how php works, I've finally managed to get MediaWiki live and running right here!
Obviously, there's still a lot of work to do. I haven't set up the separate wikis yet, but editing is enabled. There's still plenty of tests to run first, so this is where you come in. I want to know what features you would like to see implemented as well as suggestions as to what the layout should be like.
Over the next few days, I'll continue tinkering with this, but you all should be good to create your accounts and make edits there as you please. Until the dust settles, don't be alarmed if something suddenly glitches out while on the wiki. Chances are that's just me in the process of testing out some things, so I would hold off from importing articles right away, and instead have discussions here on wikia until everything is properly configured.
I'm not going away just yet, but I might as well tell you in advance.
From around April to May (?) I'll be taking a break from the Omniverse Network wikis due to my semester exams during that time.
I'll also be away from October (?) to November (?) because of the second set of exams.
The exams are very important to me as they'll determine what subjects I'll be eligible for in Year 11 next year, so I hope you guys understand. :)
In approximately two months, I will go inactive on the wiki for several months. I'll post a blog with details as the date draws near, but if you have any questions about my inactivity, please use my message wall.
Anyway, because of that, only one active admin will be left on the wiki, but the problem is that with the current system, pitches will not be able to be approved during that time. I figure that we should re-examine the pitch system and make some significant changes to better accommodate events such as these.
I'm proposing that the new pitch system will no longer require the approval of two admins. Instead, it will be a community consensus with no specific number of votes needed. Basically, it will go like this:
- New user posts their pitch
- Other users give initial feedback
- The user modifies the pitch to improve the quality
- The pitch is examined again if necessary.
- Ways to integrate the new content are thoroughly discussed by several other community members with the new user participating. Pitch is checked for lore contradictions, then it is approved.
As you can see, though it is quite similar to what we have now, with this update there would be less micromanaging, and new content can get integrated faster even if either of us admins happen to be away for extended periods.
What do you think? All feedback and comments are welcome.
There will be an upcoming overhaul to Galactic Crucibles. Don't worry. There are no large scale lore changes. Instead, it will focus on organization.
Note that this is a work in progress.
Just to reaffirm, categories are plural. The first word is capitalized, while the remainder words are lower cased.
The main idea is to group pages by faction, rather than by species. So instead of Vaikan conflicts, Eteno conflicts, etc. it will instead be FMASN conflicts, EIT conflicts, etc.
This also means that navboxes will be split up as well. Rather than being general as a species, they will be more specific. As per above, factions will have their own infobox.
The civilization infobox will be combined with the faction infobox. "Civilizations" and "Governments" will be reclassified as "Factions".
Planets and moons
Planet categorization will be redone entirely to get around the planet/moon discrepancy. More types will be added as necessary.
- Celestial objects
- Worlds by type
- Ammonia worlds
- Binary planets
- Brown dwarfs
- Carbon planets
- Crater worlds
- Crystal worlds
- Desert worlds
- Eyeball worlds (renaming of Vesperian planets)
- Gas dwarfs
- Gas giants
- Ice-age worlds
- Jungle worlds
- Lava worlds
- Ocean worlds
- Post ice-age worlds
- Rogue planets
- Snowball worlds
- Volcanic worlds
Star systems will see the addition of a few new categories. These will have to be added manually. Notably they will be the following:
- Star systems by number of stars
- Star systems by number of planets
Articles about historical events will be called "Events". Articles that are titled "History of X" will be called "History". Timeline articles will be categorized as "Timeline" (an exception to the plural rule).
Cateogories such as "Vaikan individuals" will be called "Vaikan characters".
Galactic Crucibles has now enabled the new forums. We've created a new place to post pitches here as well. The old forums have been archived.