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    Atlas page

    I have started on the atlas page. It was still linking/containing this portal template which doesnt work anymore on vaultwiki. So i had to come up with something else.

    Also i wanted to have it more as a landing page for quick browsing/navigating through the wiki.. atlast related stuff ofc.

    http://www.birthright.net/forums/sho...as&redirect=no

    take a look, and comments and help on filling the gaps are welcome
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    I like the look of it although we clearly have quite a lot of filling in to do.

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    Good start. I had a quick think of what should be added but I am not sure where they should go.

    • noble families?
    • rjurik tribes?
    • festivals (which aren't defined by regions)
    • equipment (e.g. weapons, ships, artifacts)
    • animals (regional?)
    • awnshehglien/ehrsheghlien
    • organisations & guilds


    Are these the sort of things you think should be in the Atlas?

    Sorontar
    Last edited by Sorontar; 11-15-2011 at 09:38 AM.

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    yup, those were my little concerns as well.. or for example what to do with dwarven/elven.. they could have an own browsebar for their self.

    perhaps we need to change the structure to improve it.. ill give it some thoughts. But thats why i put something up, so we can discuss it and have a starting point.

    the main reason i want the atlas "starting" page, is that even I sometimes can not find pages really fast.. while i even KNOW they are there.. but asking myself, how the hell am i getting to that page, i know its there, but not exactly where.

    i am still thinking if EVERYTHING should be in the atlas.. or perhaps split it up into two different ones.
    lore/history vs geography

    i always keep 1 rule in mind when trying to come up with a structure, i have to get to an unknown page within 4 clicks. In many cases, the wiki lacks this.

    for example: i want to see a list of important Rulers .. how do i get there? where to start?
    sometimes i am looking for a domain, but i kinda forgot which region is was, was it eastern marches, Western reaches aaarg.. searching didnt find anything since my spelling was wrong or the wiki search displays a page where i am not looking for.

    currently i feel the wiki is only readable for harcore-br fans that know where to look, but for the new and inexperienced br player, you just dont know where to look.

    So therefore i try to come up with some "starting pages" to make things easier.

    i'd love to hear your thoughts on how things can be improved
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    Perhaps the major groups should be
    • People
    • Places & groups
      • geography (e.g. rivers, seas, forests, regions)
      • guilds
      • organisations
      • domains
      • landmarks
      • religion
    • Things
      • equipment
      • ships
    • Events
      • history
      • festival
    • Flora and fauna
      • simple beasts
      • beasts of blood
      • beasts of shadow
      • plants

    This is just a quick list, and very crude. Just to give you an idea of the way I am thinking.

    Sorontar

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    i like the way you are thinking
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    I like the layout very much, although as Sorontar says, more could be added.

    It certainly helps navigating about the wiki.
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    sigh. How do I edit the boxed to add links into them? :confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTall View Post
    sigh. How do I edit the boxed to add links into them? :confused:
    As in a wikilink?

    HTML Code:
    Use [wiki]Anuirean[/wiki] rather than [[Anuirean]]. 
    If the words don't match the article, 
    use [wiki=ARTICLENAME] instead of just [wiki]
    I am still trying to work out how to write the above lines in forum postings and not have them work as activated links (and hide the wiki /wiki bits).

    Sorontar
    Last edited by Sorontar; 01-07-2012 at 10:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorontar View Post
    As in a wikilink?

    HTML Code:
    Use [wiki]Anuirean[/wiki] rather than [[Anuirean]]. 
    If the words don't match the article, 
    use [wiki=ARTICLENAME] instead of just [wiki]
    I am still trying to work out how to write the above lines in forum postings and not have them work as activated links (and hide the wiki /wiki bits).

    Sorontar
    Rather embarrasingly my problem is more basic. When I click on edit I can't see the tables at all, just the fluff text before/after. I had been thinking about populating some of the boxes in the tables.

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