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Post by SafwatHalaby » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 am

Tooltips are a kind of "titles". Titles are already capitalized in the Wiki and are generally capitalized in English.

But I'm referring to paragraphs. Note that the dog's description popup says:

"Can detect cloaked units and spies".

"spies" is not capitalized in paragraphs.

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Post by abcdefg30 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:05 am

Ah right. I guess we're fine with lower-case names then.

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Post by Sleipnir » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:13 pm

SafwatHalaby wrote: 4. Infoboxes should contain *release* info. I've noticed you edited the AA gun and added Testing info.
Isn't this wasting effort? The next release will be out within a week or two, so putting in the old values now for them to be almost immediately outdated doesn't seem very sensible.

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Post by SafwatHalaby » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:58 pm

I was not aware it was that soon.

MustaphaTR, feel free to add the testing values. I'll change back the AA gun.

Are the stats you've recently added Testing or Release?

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Post by noobmapmaker » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:32 pm

My personal opinion: only do official release values and give every playtest and release a new page with the changelog for Red Alert. People who play the playtest can lookup new stats, but they won't be listed in the articles.
Whenever a new release comes out we'll have to adjust the values and changes mentioned in the changelog. This will be a couple hours work per new release, I assume.
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Post by noobmapmaker » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:35 pm

And I hope infoboxes for units and buildings will contain all factual info: cost, healthpoints, armor, vision, weapontypes, damageratio, ehr.. anything!
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Post by noobmapmaker » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:38 pm

SafwatHalaby wrote: Tooltips are a kind of "titles". Titles are already capitalized in the Wiki and are generally capitalized in English.

But I'm referring to paragraphs. Note that the dog's description popup says:

"Can detect cloaked units and spies".

"spies" is not capitalized in paragraphs.
Personal opinion: anything that has it's own page... Capitalize
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Post by netnazgul » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:30 pm

Is there a possibility to do something like, for example, Dwarf Fortress wiki here? Different pages for different game versions and a version selector to choose between them.

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Post by SafwatHalaby » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:47 am

noobmapmaker wrote: And I hope infoboxes for units and buildings will contain all factual info: cost, healthpoints, armor, vision, weapontypes, damageratio, ehr.. anything!
Mustapha is on fire! He's been on a stat-adding spree. There are many useful stats already.
My personal opinion: only do official release...
Sounds like the simplest way to do this. I don't think the "dwarf fortress" style is sensible. It's not scalable for a game with so many releases. And older info is not very relevant anyways. Those rare users with obscure use cases can just dig through the changelogs or the Wiki's revision history.

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Post by SafwatHalaby » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 pm

Devs,

As Anjew suggested, I think coordination would be beneficial for the community. I was wondering if we could cooperate, and possibly make this Wiki effort official if you're interested.

As I mentioned before, I don't think this effort can be as effective if I use the GH wiki system, but I've thought of two possible ways to do this.

The simplest approach is simply linking to the Wiki from the official docs and/or from the site.

The more serious approach would be to move the Wiki into an official domain. E.g. wiki.openra.net. I am willing to take care of the technicalities of installing MediaWiki on a server, and of migrating the content.

Other cooperation suggestions are also welcome.

Thanks in advance.

(Let me know if there are more effective channels of contacting the devs, e.g. should I post this on Github instead?)

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Post by netnazgul » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:33 pm

The quickest way to contact people behind the devteam is to join IRC channel http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=openra

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Post by abcdefg30 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:09 am

I added a link to https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/wiki (for now).

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Post by noobmapmaker » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:21 pm

Has there been a round of upgrades for the new release?
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Post by MustaphaTR » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:54 am

I have updated the stuff for release. Unless i missed something, values should be correct for current release.

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