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  1. My first concern would be channel bloat, the other being that most of these channels will go unused for the most part.
  2. Figured I'd post some updates/screenshots on my current progress of this.
  3. 2022 April Wiki Update: Happy (belated) April everyone, solid and consistent work this month, give yourselves pats on the back. Progress baby! As always, we've got a lot of work to do still. Keep writing those pages and helping me hit our development goals. Speaking of our 2022 development goals, we're really beginning to see some progress towards them. This month especially we've placed a special focus on expanding those portal pages and now expanding our wiki contributor resources. Even though I'm getting fucked exams, Buckle up for a funky fresh update! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revision Requests & Changelog What needs to be done on the Wiki: Apparel needs to be expanded (We're doing such a great job y'all, keep it up) Starters Guide to Admin Tools needs to be updated (more admin stuff) Creating your own paracode server needs to be rewritten Telecommunications images need a once-over/fix Guide for beginners needs a once-over Guide to Regex needs to be expanded upon Singularity Engine is missing images and could do with a rewrite Karma System could do with a rework + it needs to be updated with the new UI & auto refund system Martial Arts is missing all other forms of martial arts such as Plasma Fist, Admin-Fu, etc Simple Mobs needs to be filled out with more simple mobs :D Heads Up Displays needs to be filled out with information about hydroponics huds Firearms ammo section needs to be finished, clarifications need to be made to guns on where to get them or if they're only admin-spawn Air Alarm needs to be reformatted (no level 1 headers) and cleaned up Guide to Atmospherics requires a rewrite, atmos shouldn't be as scary as it is, this article needs to FULLY explain atmospherics and walk the reader through the learning process rather than only throwing information at them Identifying Antagonists needs to be reformatted/rewritten Locations needs to be rethought out, now that we no longer use only the NSS Cyberiad, this page will have to be changed in both its structure, purpose, and styling. These Pages need to be written: Guide to Cleaning Guide to Command/Leadership Service Items Derelict Researcher Courtroom needs to be filled out Electrical Maintenance Needs to be filled out Meta and Delta location need to filled out and added(image files that is) Guide to Bug Fixing Guide to Making a PR Guide to TGUI Mechs Shuttles Station Economy User Interface Anomalies We need to go through all of our files and crosscheck them with the Goon .DMI file folder and apply the proper licenses other shit I can't be bothered to add or has been added since time of writing, see: Maintenance Panel Keep knocking out those revision requests mis compadres! April Change Log: Blob has new nuke blob tile added Guide to Robotics is now has info about the Cyborg Analyzer Guide to Lavaland now Lavaland loot from chests Simple Mobs has had more simple mobs added Firearms now has all guns in the game added to it Vendors now take into account new security apparel Most articles now use gender neutral terminology when referring to non-specific people Guide to Chemical Research has had a few corrections made to it regarding grenades Nian has begun being filled out thanks to our lovely @Shadeykins Advanced Songs has had more content added to it thanks to @Agatasa Cryptographic_Sequencer has been converted from tabs to just sections Template:JobsTable has been restyled Guide to Combat is beginning to see a rewrite thanks to @Generaldonothing Medical Items updated thanks to @Krossarn Job Headers now have many more relevant guides thanks to @Jonttte Songs has been updated thanks to @Aligote and @skybluegill Vampire page updated and rewritten to reflect dantalion changes Fax machine corrections on locations pages thanks to @Crazyhair Chaplain corrections made about null rod features Station Goals now has a better diagram for the BSA thanks to @Retrograde115 Barber updated to reflect karma changes Anomalies has begun to be written by @Contra Head of Personnel has had information added about account uplink terminal A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER CHANGES Thank you to all of our contributes I haven't specifically mentioned yet: @PopeDaveThe3th @Zydras @Charliminator @[email protected] @AzuleUtama @Miraviel @BrickTheHooman @roarbark @AffectedArc07 As you can clearly see, it takes A LOT of contributors to keep the wiki chugging, I encourage all of you who have may <5 edits to continue learning and contributing! I'm always here to support and guide. Those of you who do not contribute (but still read this :D ) this is the perfect time to start learning and becoming a part of our awesome team. Soon enough it will be much easier to get in contributing, just you wait (or start now >:D) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2022 Development Goals - How we can/are meeting them! Alright lets revisit those development goals and see how they're cooking. Finish Every Portal Page - A.K.A Wiki Navigation So far we've been making progress. Most notably through the use of portal pages. These portal pages are the bridges between our main page and literally all knowledge on the wiki, they link together one topic and all articles pertaining to its topic. So far we have established three categories of portal pages: Contributor Portals, Game Mechanics Portals, and Department Portals. All Department, most contributor, and no game mechanics portals have actually been established. What we need to do is continue developing these and expanding them. It's pretty simple, just replicate the format of the other ones, I trust you!!! @ me if you need help or guidance. Current State of Portal Pages Job Portals General - FINISHED Service - FINISHED Supply - FINISHED Medical - WIP Security - WIP Engineering - WIP Research - WIP Command - WIP Antagonist - WIP Legal - WIP Special Role - NEEDS TO BE MADE AND ADDED TO NAVBAR Contributor Portals Wiki Contributor - WIP/FINISHED Github Contributor - WIP/FINISHED Technical Troubleshooting - WIP Hosting - NEEDS TO BE MADE Game Mechanics Portals New Player - NEEDS TO BE MADE Server Systems - Mobs - NEEDS TO BE MADE Game Objects - NEEDS TO BE MADE Game Rounds - NEEDS TO BE MADE Lore - NEEDS TO BE MADE Development of a Manual of Style This is a long-term project, I have made a lot more progress with it. I encourage y'all to suggest things but ultimately this falls upon me to write since it's setting the standards for our wiki writing. What you can do to help this, is start reading through them and learning how to edit articles using our standard format (it also has a couple essay-esque parts that assist with making them better for the reader). Current State of MOS: Typography - FINISHED Prose - WIP Content - FINISHED??? Layout - very WIP Templates - NEEDS TO BE MADE Files - WIP Accessibility - NEEDS TO BE MADE Wiki Team Improvement Big plans here this and next month! Here's what's done: Wiki Contributor Portal Partial Rewrite of Guide to Wiki Editing Here's what we're gonna do: Complete rewrite to our Guide to Wiki Editing Writing of an article for the sole purpose of telling contributors where and how they can contribute Looking into possible incentives for wiki contributors to encourage editing Content Expansion This has been an alright month for content expansion. As I said before a few pages have seen some increases in their quantity of content. You can all help out here by continuing to populate item/object/mob pages that are missing information. Additionally, rewriting or improving guides to be up-to-date and more user-friendly is always beneficial. Not my penultimate goal in May but I'd like to see contributors step in here and really take hold of an article as their own and completely bring it up to speed <3 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusion if you were @'d on this post it means that you contributed meaningfully to our wiki in some aspect and I'd hope you are willing to stay around another month to keep doing so. If you want to get involved with editing the wiki and don't know how, @ me on the discord and I'll happily sit down and teach you stuff when I get the chance. I hope to continue doing this every month. Here is a syntax guide for those who are curious As always, thanks for the hard work everyone!
  4. Wizard is meant to be a very high chaos round so a bunch of polymorphed mobs isn't a bad/unbalanced thing for that round type. That being said, some feedback to polymorphed players about what they're supposed to do especially in relation to our advanced rules ruling on it would be very helpful.
  5. 2022 March Wiki Update: Hey hey folks, I know it's been a few months since I've made a monthly update but it's never to late to start it up again. Quite frankly, we've got a lot of work to do still, however instead of catching up with the github, we're focused on expanding our content. You know what they say, new year new wiki update formats. This year I'd like to expand how our monthly wiki updates are formatted: I will still proceed with the changelog, however it will only be for SIGNIFICANT changes; Needed changes will remain the same; I will include a section for how were are meeting our 2022 wiki development goals; I will include a section specifically guiding our players on how to contribute to the wiki! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revision Requests & Changelog What needs to be done on the Wiki: Apparel needs to be expanded (We're doing such a great job y'all, keep it up) Starters Guide to Admin Tools needs to be updated (more admin stuff) Blob needs to take into account new nuke blob tile Creating your own paracode server needs to be rewritten Telecommunications images need a once-over/fix Guide for beginners needs a once-over Guide to Regex needs to be expanded upon Singularity Engine is missing images and could do with a rewrite Guide to Robotics is missing info about the Cyborg Analyzer Guide to Lavaland is missing Lavaland loot from chests (should put all treasure loot & megafauna drops in a table). Karma System could do with a rework + it needs to be updated with the new AI & auto refund system Martial Arts is missing all other forms of martial arts such as Plasma Fist, Admin-Fu, etc Simple Mobs needs to be filled out with more simple mobs :D Heads Up Displays needs to be filled out with more information Firearms needs to be filled out with more firearms and add all ammo sprites Vendors needs to take into account new security apparel These Pages need to be written: Guide to Cleaning Guide to Command/Leadership Service Items Derelict Researcher Courtroom needs to be filled out Electrical Maintenance Needs to be filled out Meta and Delta location need to filled out and added(image files that is) Guide to Bug Fixing Guide to Making a PR Guide to TGUI We need to go through all of our files and crosscheck them with the Goon .DMI file folder and apply the proper licenses other shit I can't be bothered to add or has been added since time of writing, see: Maintenance Panel Keep knocking out those revision requests y'all. March Change Log: Random Events has been completely rewritten Guide to Security has been completely rewritten Game Modes has been completely rewriteen Template:Location/Security_Level has been added to locations to note security level in terms of Space Law trespassing crimes Guide for Beginners has seen serious rework and improvement thanks to @Warriorstar Vampire has been updated to reflect new Vampire Rework thanks to @Charliminator & @Threes Apparel has recently been updated and expanded thanks to @Miragta12CZE Most (if not all) engineering guides/pages have been fact-checked and improved by @LtGerbal Syndicate Items has received color coding based on Space Law Contraband status thanks to @Tenheydes Simple Mobs has been created with the help of @SteelSlayer Heads Up Displays has been created Firearms has been created Example Paperwork has all mentions of the NSS Cyberiad converted to [Station] thanks to @realmartcraft Template:Tooltip has been made more browser friendly Guide to Construction information about disposals construction has been added thanks to @BottomQuark Pets has been moved to the Simple Mobs Page KOS Chart added to Space Law thanks to @MattTheFicus Lots of Grammatical and Spelling corrections thanks to @PopeDaveThe3th A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER CHANGES Thank you to all of our contributes I haven't specifically mentioned yet: @[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@Chapitito As you can clearly see, it takes A LOT of contributors to keep the wiki chugging, I encourage all of you who have may <5 edits to continue learning and contributing! I'm always here to support and guide. Those of you who do not contribute (but still read this :D ) this is the perfect time to start learning and becoming a part of our awesome team. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2022 Development Goals - How we can/are meeting them! Alright lets revisit those development goals and see how we're farin! Finish Every Portal Page - A.K.A Wiki Navigation So far we've been making progress. Most notably through the use of portal pages. These portal pages are the bridges between our main page and literally all knowledge on the wiki, they link together one topic and all articles pertaining to its topic. So far we have established three categories of portal pages: Contributor Portals, Game Mechanics Portals, and Department Portals. So far only a few of the portals have actually been established EX: Engineering Portal. What we need to do is continue developing these and expanding them. It's pretty simple, just copy the format of the other ones, just @ me if you need help. Current State of Portal Pages Job Portals General - FINISHED Service - FINISHED Supply - FINISHED Medical - WIP Security - NEEDS TO BE MADE Engineering - WIP Research - NEEDS TO BE MADE Command - NEEDS TO BE MADE Antagonist - NEEDS TO BE MADE Legal - NEEDS TO BE MADE Special Role - NEEDS TO BE MADE Contributor Portals Wiki Contributor - NEEDS TO BE MADE Github Contributor - WIP Technical Troubleshooting - NEEDS TO BE MADE Hosting - NEEDS TO BE MADE Game Mechanics Portals New Player - NEEDS TO BE MADE Server Systems - Mobs - NEEDS TO BE MADE Game Objects - NEEDS TO BE MADE Game Rounds - NEEDS TO BE MADE Lore - NEEDS TO BE MADE Development of a Manual of Style This is a long-term project, I have made some minor progress with it. So far I have developed the guidelines for files/typography n' stuff but that is still very much a work in progress. I encourage y'all to suggest things but ultimately this falls upon me to write since it's setting the standards for our wiki writing. Current State of MOS: Typography - WIP Prose - NEEDS TO BE MADE Content - NEEDS TO BE MADE Layout - NEEDS TO BE MADE Templates - NEEDS TO BE MADE Files - WIP Accessibility - NEEDS TO BE MADE Wiki Team Improvement This goal is a bit more grey in terms of completion/where-to-go. My goal this month has been to restart our forums activity and get you guys involved again here. Otherwise I hope to just keep poking and prodding y'all to help contribute. Content Expansion This has been a great month for content expansion. There has been a large amount of progress with documenting objects on the wiki, specifically Firearms, HUDs, and Simple Mobs. You can all help out here by continuing to populate item/object/mob pages that are missing information. Additionally, rewriting or improving guides to be up-to-date and more user-friendly is always benificial. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusion if you were @'d on this post it means that you contributed meaningfully to our wiki in some aspect and I'd hope you are willing to stay around another month to keep doing so. If you want to get involved with editing the wiki and don't know how, @ me on the discord and I'll happily sit down and teach you stuff when I get the chance. I hope to continue doing this every month. Here is a syntax guide for those who are curious As always, thanks for the hard work everyone!
  6. Pretty minor, but it should be consistent. I've made the edit.
  7. I had some ideas for this. Obviously cultists may permakill officers more often if officers can be brought back to sharding, however that's at the tradeoff of giving up a possible construct which is a choice the cult now has to make. I was thinking that upon death, constructs would deform into a "broken construct" or something along those lines and could be brough back through a timed ritual done by the chaplain.
  8. I'll throw my two cents in here. I think Xenos are going to need more than a small rework to be put back into rotation. You offer a lot of good micro changes and a few good major changes. Thankfully for aliens they have a cool concept with cool features already coded in, they just do not mesh well at all with todays balance standards. I'd be happy to work with you (code) for this rework (after I finish my library rework PR this month) but I had some ideas for a few features added in: Egg-sac based queen that slowly becomes more immobile as it gets more egg sac (but increases production speed + upgrade abilities) and therefore is a mobile then stationary hive Plasma farming system where captured mobs are still "alive" in resin nests and produce plasma for the hive (player still gets ghosted temporarily) Non-carbon or dead mobs give a one time lump-sum plasma boost Idea is that players aren't gibbed and permanently removed from the round so easily and gives a large incentive for xenos to defend their hive to the end instead of just running around like terrors Queen can spend plasma on stuff Warrior Alien Egg - 100 Plasma Drone Alien Egg - 100 Plasma Facehugger Alien Egg - 50 Plasma Evolution/Ability Point - 100 Plasma Tier 1 Evolution - 1 Evolution Point Tier 2 Evolution - 2 Evolution Points Facehuggers no longer plant eggs inside of carbon. No longer insta-sleep but will slow down and then stun target after some time Prevents really quick snowballing from spamming facehuggers and abusing insta-stun mechanics Evolution points are a way to "Evolve" alien types and give the hive special abilities early on, abilities are about mobility and survivability overtime the hive evolves to be more offensive and hive-centric eventually xenos grow to be too large for vents and can no-longer vent-crawl, they're much more beefy at this point and shouldn't linger around the station in vents if their queen goes kaput. I'd also like to see the queen evolve into an empress/queen mother as an end goal kind of like you were suggesting gives direction to the antag rather than "kill the crew" Also actually utilizing praetorians, Royal Facehugger, and runners as well somewhere in the mix for xeno type diversity form of investment for the queen to either use low-health cheap/quick runners vs beefy expensive praetorians. I don't mean to hijack your post to throw in my entire idea of a xenomorph rework. I think you have a lot of combat balance ideas (especially avoiding stun mechanics) which I haven't really thought out which do need to be implemented, however it would be cool to see large-scale changes to antag strategy that also hope to address issues with xenos and make the roles more fun. lmk if you're at all interested.
  9. Hello everyone, I've been drafting up and beginning the first code reworks of our library system. Library code has been around for.... a very very long time. The Library and Librarian as a role are very underutilized due to Librarians having very little to do, not to mention the UI and library system being pretty out of date. With this proposed refactor I'm hoping to tackle the issue of outdated code and UI. Later down the road (part 2?) I'd like to give the library more functionality with scanning in documents and possibly contributing to research or a knowledge system that would allow crew to learn things like different languages or possibly even light magic. Proposed Changes Library Computer Remove the Public/Checkout computer and replace it with a single computer Port browserUI to TGUI Tabs for Library System Patron Management - Place where book checkouts are managed and fines are handed out against peoples accounts who do not bring books back in time. Barcode scanner will perform most of the work for checking out books but it can all be done from this tab aswell. Book Archive - Search player-made library books with a much more fleshed out search system. You can now see short book summaries, ratings of books, and up to three categories for books. Additionally, the flagging system has been made much more clear that it is an OOC action Programmatic Books - All hardcoded Manuals/SOP/Religious books will be populated in here separate from the player archive. Book Upload - Where books can be uploaded to the archive. Selected books will show up here, allows editing information about books before uploading them. Possible Security Log screen for any actions (fines, checkouts, etc) taken during the shift Library Computer will have a login screen Librarian Access - All library management tools available Public Access - Can only view player/programmatic book archive and can't order anything Barcode Scanner Chat Output from changing modes will be significantly cutdown to a single line User feedback is much more clear (with sounds) Will no longer stores information in barcode object, instead it just relays information directly to the library computer Allowing for on-the-go library work Will be able to Swipe ID's on the barcode to get crew member information for checking out books. Bookbinder Will have a TGUI menu Will be able to print multiple books at a time Option to choose book cover + decorations Books Will remain BrowserUI (this is something non-negotiable due to security issues) Will be able to have up to 3 editable Pages Books will open to a "cover page" with the book summary, title, and author available to read. Additionally this page will show if the book is checked out and/or a part of the stations library system. More Book Information Books can now have a short few sentence summary denoting what the book is written about Books will now have a X/5 star rating which is determined by players through the library system This is to help sort through good and shit books More covers + cover decorations (overlays) will be available (I'm hoping to sprite a few more) Examining books will yield extra information such as the book rating on the side as well as if the book RFID Scanners Goes off when player walks through it with a non-checked out book Makes a log in the librarians computer Special Punishments for Book Thiefs Lights people on fire when emagged if they steal a book When fully upgraded it stuns the crew member and launches the crew member back into the library Has an R&D circuit board Bookcases Hope to resprite these Make them rotatable Administration Tools Will remain browserUI, however it will have a significantly improved interface Players now get a yes/no popup before flagging books warning them that they are performing an OOC action Players now have options to choose from for flagging a book so that staff have an idea of what they're looking for Viewing flagged books is much easier and the raw HTML is not dumped in a window Database Changes Adds a few columns to the library table Rating *#/5 integer rating of book RatingNumber *integer number of rating reviews left by patrons Summary *string Modifies how data is stored on a few columns flagged column now stores a JSON list of player flags based on report IDs content column now stores a JSON list of book pages Thoughts, questions, concerns?
  10. Greetings everyone! As some of you've noticed (at least I hope you've noticed) that I haven't written a monthly wiki update in 3 months. This is for a few reasons: I'm busy with college; I've been focusing more on interacting with the community through events and adminning; It is not healthy to lead development on a wiki and not takes breaks. Now that I've said that, I have been working on plans for this year and even past that in terms of where we can improve our wiki. Our wiki in its current state is far from perfect. While our content is up to date and our templates look pretty, there are still some basic principles and structures our wiki is missing. Normally I like to do a changelog but that is not the purpose of my forum post today. This is a brain dump of a lot of thinking I've done. It's not perfect. However, I want to provide direction for our contributors because what "wiki-development" is becomes a bit muddy after everything has been brought up-to-date with the codebase. What are the issues we need to tackle? As I’ve pointed out, our content is far from lacking, it’s almost completely up to date with the codebase excluding location based information. I will start with the larger (in scope/size) and the most important issues first and then work my way down from there. I know our wiki has made a lot of progress but I'm going to tear apart and criticize our wiki to the fullest extent possible. Please bear with me. Wiki Navigation Problem: This is the issue I view most in need of attention. What is wiki navigation you may ask? When someone opens our wiki, they see our main page with the cutsie splash and plethora of navigational divs outlining the many sections of our wiki our reader can explore. If you find the right link you can jump into a breakdown of our role pages, antags, guides, lore, and a bit more. We do a solid job linking most pages in our main page and it’s child pages. However, It’s just simply not enough. I should be able to take a brand new player who has never seen the wiki, tell them to find info on a specific topic, and expect them to find that exact page/info without external assistance. In addition, a player with some experience should be able to navigate from an end-node page (see tree chart structures) to another end-node page in a completely different category in only a few (3-5) page jumps. Solution: Portal pages with proper intersectional navigation with links to all relevant articles that would fit under the portal’s category. Category tree: every page has a minimum of one static category and a max of 3 static categories. Of those categories there should be a page type(guide, SOP, location, job, etc), if needed-> department (supply, service, etc), and misc categories (out of rotation, archived, etc). Not this does not include variable maintenance categories. Smart naming, use of anchors, and redirects to allow complete and full use of the search bar. File names need to have uniform naming, any reasonable search term needs to redirect, and any specific item on a table should have an anchor associated with it. Commentary: Why is this the most important you may ask? Well, what is any of our work worth if a player cannot find it. Article Quality and Structure Problem: How we write each article can be wildly different. Currently if one was to take a gander at the Guide to Engineering, Exosuit Fabricator, and the Guide to Genetics articles they would find that the prose and style of them is wildly different. How the information is structured and presented, how other articles are linked, how much humor is used, how sentences are bolded and italicized, the objectivity of the article, how templates are used, how the article introduces itself, and how friendly it is to new players varies to such an extreme degree between articles that it would be hard to say that most of our articles follow similar standards at all. As it stands, trying to read through articles one after another can be nauseating. When a reader goes into an article expecting like-structure from another similar article only to encounter a totally new style/prose their brain is immediately boggled and at a disadvantage for learning. In addition, when we don’t set these uniform standards for our articles, basic important knowledge is not included and much transitionary/body/meaty information is left out. Solution: This falls mostly on me to push. We need to establish a proper multipage Manual of Style and Guide to editing the wiki portal. This extends to everything: Templates, Files, Articles, Categories, and much more other nuanced things. Commentary: By establishing standards in a document, teaching our contributors proper technique, syntax, and style is much easier and it would allow our writers to attain a higher ability in wiki editing much quicker. Wiki Contributor Team The Problem: At the beginning of 2021, the wiki contributor team was dead outside of 2-3 people that periodically updated the wiki. Since then, it has been rebuilt into a group of roughly 6-8 people (although losing steam this year again) that regularly update the wiki to varying degrees. Some people are better at grammar, some are versed in images, and some people are good at styling. It’s a good balance but we can always get more contributors. I want to address two issues in this category: our atmosphere and contributor training. First, our atmosphere. I was ignorant of this when we were first developing as a community but we’ve adopted (and since have gotten better at avoiding) some bad behaviors. When someone comes to our channel with a wiki-issue/error we cannot just say “go fix it then.” This is the same as telling someone “when you code it” (WYCI) and then providing no guidance as how to code it. Our goal as wiki contributors when interacting with the community is always first and foremost to be receptive in ways to improve our wiki and second to enable outsiders to join our community and learn how to edit our wiki. I will never be negatively critical of anyone's work and neither should anyone else. Going forward I will absolutely not tolerate hostility. That is not to say you cannot criticize others' work or point out errors, but there are ways to constructively do this. The Solution Call out bad behavior. If someone leaves out important information or is clearly missing something, your first action should be to ask more questions and politely provide clarification where needed. If someone is being an unabashed dick, @ me immediately and I’ll sort them out. Files The Problem: An inherited issue from years of bad file organization has been biting us in the ass. Mediawiki has an awful search algorithm. If someone named an image of Xeno Meat Bread something like “xenobread” or god forbid “xbread” you will never and I mean never find it through the search engine. You have to type the exact name. This is why we have duplicate images and why when we write new articles we cannot find relevant images that already exist on the wiki. In addition, the quality of our files varies. While we have nailed down the standard 64x64px we haven’t nailed down what state the item needs to be in, if it should be a gif it has multiple states, and the frames/sec for those gifs. Solution: As part of the Manual of Style we need to develop guidelines for files on our wiki. A.K.A what size is ok, what quality, gif or png, naming scheme, etc. Once the guidelines have been ALL WRITTEN DOWN we should be going through all of files and standardizing them as much as possible The Plan for 2022 Alright I’ve had enough fun nitpicking our wiki, here’s how we can make it the best in the SS13 Community. Finish Every Portal Page What is a portal page? It is where EVERY job, location, guide, misc article for a specific topic is linked. This is important because if I'm looking for information about a feature but I only have a general idea/don't know the name of the feature it will be very difficult to locate it. Instead if I know it's related to a specific department I can begin looking in its portal. Not to mention this will allow us to identify holes in wiki where information/articles are missing. Each portal page has a uniform structure to it, it should be simple enough to set up. Every department portal page should list the roles, guides, and locations of the category it’s designed for. For other misc portals like the new player, wiki contrib, troubleshooting, and github contrib portals there will be a slightly different structure (with the same design however). Here are all the portals that need to be finished/made: General Service Supply Medical Security Engineering Research Command Antagonist Legal Special Role Wiki Contributor Github Contributor Technical Troubleshooting New Player Game Mechanics Lore Development of a Manual of Style We need to develop a fully fledged manual of style. The following pages will need to be created and written for it: Typography - Italics, Bold, Strikethrough, font size, underscores, colors Layout (By Page Type): Introductory Paragraph Body Paragraph Heading Naming Splitting articles up by sections When, where, and how to use images Where and what templates to use What Information to Include Templates Wikicode Standards <noinclude> documentation Styling Standards Files Images Gifs Naming Scheme Prose Objectivity/Bias Guiding vs. Telling Humor Writing Perspective (1st, 3rd, etc) Paragraph Structure Content Quality and Quantity of Information Readability Flow of Information Over/under-use of Interlinking Article Size and Scope Accessibility Categories/Category Trees Portal Pages Disambiguation Pages File Standardization While non-admin contributors cannot delete pages, what they can do is mark them for deletion as well as move them. By moving a file they “rename” it. Just make sure to go through each page where that file is referenced and fix it. Capitalization of Files Spacing of Words (A.k.a SecurityOfficer (wrong) vs. Security Officer) Naming of Files (Xeno Meat Bread instead of Xbread) Gif Speed must almost always be 1 frame/second. However guns should be 2 frames per second, actual DMI gifs should be their native speed, and misc gifs like changelings should be whatever works best. Going through pages one-by-one Once a manual of style is developed, every single page on the wiki needs to be gone over with a fine-comb. This is by-far the heaviest lifting objective. This is something that would have to be done gradually over time. This is not my priority and is something that is very very long-term. Current Rating of articles on a C, B, A and Good Article scale Go portal by portal and fill in any missing gaps + rework articles Development of the Following Pages I’m just going to list the pages that need to be created or completely rewritten (or the rest of the content filled out) Command Pages Guide to Leadership Guide to Problem Solving ??? Service Guide to Cleaning Github Completely Rewrite Guide to Spriting Completely Rewrite Guide to Mapping Completely Rewrite Guide to Coding Write Guide to TGUI Guide to Setting up the Code Environment Guide to Making a PR Technical process Idea to PR process Understanding how to write a good PR When to not make a PR Guide to Bug Fixing and PR Testing All the Manual of Style pages (Listed in another area) Misc Theta Station Researcher Heads Up Displays Starter guide to admin tools Mechs Guide to Regex
  11. Thank you all for those who participated or watched. It was a lot of fun to put on and I love to see players bring out their creative side. Here are some screenshots I've collected from players. Feel free to post some if they haven't already It particularly amazing to watch Honkcrates the great (one of the models) walk on stage and light themselves on fire after hurtling a wine bottle into the ground (he later died from unrelated injuries). There was a lot of cool and creative outfits and the crew did an excellent job preparing the venue and being audience members.
  12. Agree with Charlie here, just let this archive like it was busy doing 2 months ago.
  13. not really a fan of creating a full separate tracking metric for a max of 2-3 jobs which are half-security anyway.
  14. https://github.com/ParadiseSS13/Paradise/pull/17316 This has been dealt with via code
  15. My recommendation? Temporarily retire the character (a month or two minimum). You don't control how other players act but as long as staff don't step in and stop this shit, by continuing to play this character you will be enabling the behavior you just witnessed. It sucks ass to make a character change but it may open up some new front in which to roleplay/enjoy the game differently than you did under you 900 hour character. Frankly, as an admin, if I saw players harassing/targeting someone because they're not doing a great job at replicating another players IC persona as a changeling I would be immediately warning them. Toxicity isn't cool and that's not the kind of community we're building here. That being said, this seems like a community issue and you either need to talk to those involved and ask them to cut this shit out or to work with a staff member to make a community announcement. I do not know what kind of rules you have on the server you play on, but if this were to happen on Paradise and I witnessed it, bans would be handed out.
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