Codex Gamicus

Structural Discussion[]

I am a huge supporter of the idea of this wiki, and I hope that one day it can serve as the wiki for gamers to go to. That said, there's a lot that needs to be done here. Most importantly, we need an agenda as how to improve this wiki. What can we do? Aegiscamra (talk) 04:39, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for asking. There are several things that really need doing, some tasks bigger than others
1) I did a small comb through of articles in the main namespace, and got rid of anything glaringly out of place. I've done an audit of around two-thirds of the templates on the site, the rest just need to either given the OK, or brought up to spec.
2) At some point, files need a complete audit. {{Image}}/{{Video}} and {{Fair use}} should ideally be used on any file we have.
3) Video game articles need to be brought up to spec, with mistakes corrected, infobox cleaned up, and images used where necessary.
4) I have developed a system for Walkthroughs; I know some wikis in my experience have let individual users write their own, but I feel that a Walkthrough that caters to both casuals, and 100% completionists should be a USP that we offer.
5) If you can, please join the Discord channel on the front page, it makes communication easier.TwoTailedFox (talk) 18:39, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

On cleaning up Wikipedia imports[]

Not sure if this is the best place to put this. Even though DF, during his importing spree, insisted that 99% of articles were not already on the wiki, it seems that he did not look very far and overwrote plenty of original articles. I would therefore suggest that while cleaning up Wikipedia imports that we check the history on Wikia for any previous quality revisions. It would be a shame to see original content buried under bilge. Though it seems a few users made more discrete copies from Wikipedia, eg. copying only the first paragraph. Those are harder to identify but as we are striving to create a unique identity for ourselves, we should not copy these. Gcx0 (talk) 15:56, 7 December 2018 (UTC)