Codex Gamicus

Apologies for Putting links on other Gaming wikis[]

Earlier this week I have tried to put links to Game Info on other wikis on the gaming category. Some of the other community members feel not happy about my action to: 1. put a prominent link on the front page without receiving consent from the existing community members. 2. put a link on BOTH the front page and the description page.

First of all, I apologize for broking the Wiki rules when I don't realize. I'm still pretty new to Wikis; I didn't know it's an impolite act until other Wikins express their disagreement to me. Thanks to those who have helped removing the links for me.

Having that said, I'd like to state my intention of adding the links on other wikis. I am trying to establish friendship and encourage more collaboration among the gaming communities, by putting Game Info's link on good wikis, and putting links to good wiki on Game Info. (For most wikis that I've added Game Info's link, I've added their links on Game Info too. But I apologize for adding links on both the front page and the description. ) My approach may be a bit wrong this time, and I am very sorry for the community members who feel offended. I hope we can promote our gaming community together in a more constructive way! =) --Eric 22:38, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

GSU edit[]

As much as I understand that you'd like as much help on this project as you can, I'd like to suggest that you use the Forum at GSU for recruiting rather than using the main page (or at least Template:News). I'd love for there to be collaboration between here and there, but perhaps announcing it on the main page isn't the best way to do it. ^_^ -- Hinoa (talk.gsu) 00:37, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Similarily, the announcement feels oddly out of place on the main page of w:c:AliceSoft. I'm moving it to our Links section. -Afker

some wiki "customs"[]

Not laws/rules, but customs. On wiki talk pages, it is customary to add new stuff at the bottom of the talk page. Additionally, it is customary to sign your message with four tildas ("~"). The add-stuff-to-the-bottom custom helps keep the flow of conversation readable (like my reply on the same topic with Hinoa, it makes more sense for me to add my comment under Hinoa's text instead of above). For the signature, it helps to figure out who wrote what (with your comment on User talk:Garrett, I had to look at the diff with before your edit to actually figure out what your edit was).

Also, not sure if this is customary or not, but another thing I often do is indent replays with colons (":"), to help visually establishing a "thread" structure (again, see my example in the above section). -Afker 01:37, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder too. I'll take it into note. =)--Eric 00:02, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: introduction[]

Hello Garrett! My name is Eric and I've run into game info a month ago. I think it's a great site and we should build a great archive of games together! I am excited by your project but find that you are not around for a month. What happened? And why not come back and build gameinfo together? =)

Hey Eric. I've been busy at StrategyWiki lately (a not dissimilar project), but I've been coming back here now and then. I've always intended to do more here once I have the time to devote to it. One thing that really needs doing is rethinking how much information should be on data pages, and what data to cover. Right now there's no guidelines for when/how to include things like ratings (e.g. ESRB, PEGI), designers, and other info that don't fit into the actual strategy guide. Anyway I'm glad you're interested. There's bound to be things needing doing here. :) Garrett 04:15, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
That's a nice idea. You have any thoughts on the rules? So far I've been just cramping in the data I know/I could find.--Eric 00:04, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Navigation SideBar Change[]

That was a great idea! I've put a couple of wikis on there. If you can think of any others to add let me know. Garrett 20:23, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

non-game specific terminology[]

Things like "Druid", "Classes", "Japanese" easily occure in tons of games. You might want to keep that in mind when writing articles. -Afker 05:04, 7 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Eric -- Bill told me about your Gamehub Experiment2 page -- it looks great! My name's Danny; I'm working with Bill on some Health wikis, and other projects like hubs. I'm playing around with your page a little bit -- I copied it to Gamehub Experiment3 and made some changes. What do you think? -- Danny (talk) 18:21, 13 April 2007 (UTC)


Hey, I've modified the template a bit so that it has input-able parameters (as opposed to subst-ing, saving, and re-editing to fill out content). Please let me know what you think of it and if you would like to see any other features in it that you don't know how to do yourself! Thanks for the great idea, btw, I'll probably write a few myself once it's all sorted out! --SkizzerzTalk - Contribs 20:36, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

GFDL Issue[]

That would be great! I've already sorted out all of the contribs by that IP, but I'm sure there is other content here that has been taken from Wikipedia. If you see an article here with a lot of redlinks, chances are that it has been taken from Wikipedia (or some other wiki). If you can confirm that it has, then add a link to the Wikipedia history in that page's talk page ([<title of article on WP>&action=history History on Wikipedia]. Another way you can help out is that whenever you or somebody else really wants to have content from Wikipedia, that they contact a sysop to import the page with its history intact (Special:Import is restricted for use by sysops). --SkizzerzTalk - Contribs 20:27, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I've just created the template {{Wikipedia-info}}, which adds a notice at the bottom of the page, so you may use that instead (only need to use the parameter if the Wikipedia article name differs from the name of our article). By the way, thanks for helping with this! --SkizzerzTalk - Contribs 00:16, 29 May 2007 (UTC)