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Offline Kyrsa

Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #75 on: August 01, 2012, 02:18:03 PM »
Which doesn't answer my question, e.g. "How is this (fixing tag formatting or Category names--which are both standardized, public content--but not touching content--which is personal) a personal space issue?"

Since it obviously wouldn't be an issue for you it's not exactly easy to explain.  If someone edited a post of mine because of a spelling error I wouldn't appreciate it. Tell me it's there and I'll edit it myself.  I would think it's the same kind of thing with the wiki. Boundaries are different for everyone.

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #76 on: August 01, 2012, 02:24:26 PM »
Since it obviously wouldn't be an issue for you it's not exactly easy to explain.  If someone edited a post of mine because of a spelling error I wouldn't appreciate it. Tell me it's there and I'll edit it myself.  I would think it's the same kind of thing with the wiki. Boundaries are different for everyone.

But, it's not a spelling error as such.  It's a system formatting error (e.g. public content). 

We're not talking about going in and changing personal info like: "he writes non-fiction on the prfessinal level with some dabbling in fiction." to "he writes non-fiction on the professional level with some dabbling in fiction."  (Personal content, which I would have issues with someone changing)
 
We're talking fixing a minor system, "code", error like [[Category:Member Pics] to [[Category:MemberPics]].  (Public system content, which is not personal in any way, shape, or form; e.g. basic system maintenance to keep things functioning properly)


Just for note, I'm not trying to be argumentative or asinine, I'm trying to understand.

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Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #77 on: August 01, 2012, 02:34:25 PM »
Because, in my experience, it's not seen as "just a systematic alteration", it's seen as "altering my page that I spent hours formatting". In this case, that feeling is compounded by the sense of 'just another user' coming along and doing it instead of an official wikimin.

It may not always make sense to everyone, but it takes all kinds to form a community, and all that.

Offline Valerian

Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2012, 03:10:18 PM »
Also, on a purely practical level, informing people of such formatting errors -- politely, of course -- rather than just going in and fixing them yourself might be a more efficient way of handling them in the long run.  If one particular person is making lots of the same type of formatting mistakes, for instance, you're better off making sure that person knows how to do things correctly in the future.  If the mistakes are simple typos, then a gentle word might help them remember to type a little more slowly in future when working on code-related things, where typing isn't so intuitive.  Otherwise you could find yourself spending hours correcting the same sorts of mistakes over and over, made by the same people.  Better to share the knowledge, etc.  :)

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Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #79 on: October 01, 2012, 01:04:40 PM »
A question. I have been making more pages linked to story pages as purely supplement material. I was wondering where it would make sense to tag a supplement category, Elliquiy category or genre or something else.. neither quiet seems to fit but I can't tag some of my pages really as anything other then 'supplementary material' or something similar.

Pages contain things like character quick lists, setting info, etc.

Offline Michael Corvus

Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #80 on: January 29, 2013, 06:13:03 AM »
How often are images marked to be deleted purged from the wiki?
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 06:14:09 AM by Michael Corvus »

Offline Oreo

Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #81 on: January 29, 2013, 06:42:49 AM »
They aren't, unless they violate E rules for images, or exceed 3 personal pictures of yourself.

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Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2013, 07:19:19 AM »
Images that are in category: delete are purged roughly every two weeks depending on wikimin availability.  Indeed, category: delete has just been purged today.

Other images are only deleted if they break the rules Oreo described.  Occasionally, they may be moved from one category to another, if they have been miscategorized, the most common reason for which being mistyping.

Hope that's clearer.

Offline Sasha

Re: Wiki Updates (Announcement)
« Reply #83 on: August 23, 2013, 10:32:33 AM »

 I got lost ..... imagine that . Smiles ..

 So do we have to move an existing wiki catagory ? Or are all current ones linked to E transferred over ? Please explain if I need to do something . Well ...Secretwritter needs to do something for me . Lets be real ...I only know enough to update a character sheet .

Too bad you can't tag people in the forum .

Sasha