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Medals

I see that the thread got moved to the Archive, but what if one were able to get scans from 'burbs that didn't have any NTs? Would that be worthy of a special commendation?--Dr Mycroft Chris 00:18, 1 April 2009 (BST)

Hmmmm. You're going to have to explain your method. --Mobius 13:19, 1 April 2009 (BST)
With science, anything is possible...LOL! I'll demonstrate it in a day or two--Dr Mycroft Chris 14:20, 1 April 2009 (BST)

DONE! Maybe we can call it the "Dedication Ribbon" or maybe "Lucky 7" because it's 7X7, or maybe "Miner 49er" because 7x7=49 and you have to "mine" the data to get this type of scan...whatever, simplest would probably be "Scout Recon" and you have to do five burbs that do not have an NT to qualify--Dr Mycroft Chris 03:35, 4 April 2009 (BST)

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Okay. I like this idea, but let's see if we can't make it a bit more interesting. How about we make it harder in terms of commitment involved in acquiring the ribbon medal? Let's say to earn the ribbon you need to report a 7x7 grid for every suburb without NT buildings, namely:
36% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Antell Building
36% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=Denner Towers
63% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Singer Building
40%, NecroNet Coverage,(53% of this suburb is empty space!) suggested Scout Location=The Pounsett Building
83% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=Lerwill Towers
41% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Axworthy Hotel
39% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Hayler Building
36% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Shuttle Building
0% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=Millington Towers
70% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Wagland Building
24% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Lantrowe Building
62% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=Mare Towers
31% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Yapp Building
24% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Lapley Building
42% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Skilliter Motel
That's 15 suburbs and it should take a bit of time to perform the task, meaning the ribbon is more worthwhile to claim. For clarity perhaps we should mention it should be a 7x7 area from the center of each suburb, and for added difficulty perhaps we should opt for a larger area than 7x7... maybe the whole suburb? As for the name of the ribbon that may take a bit of time to work out. It should probably be connected with the fact that you are providing recon for suburbs without NT buildings. --Mobius 15:43, 6 April 2009 (BST)
It should also be determined if it is enough to run around taking screenshots or if you have to enter all open buildings to make sure you also count the zombies that hide in ruins... -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 17:59, 6 April 2009 (BST)
True... true. In an NT scan you actually capture the total zombies in a block regardless of whether they are inside or outside. If the recon is only from the outside then you potentially run the risk of reporting only half the story (i.e. there are no zombies in sight, when in fact 20+ zombies might be inside a building... that would be bad). As the whole point of reporting scans is reporting zombie numbers I might be inclined to agree with Alka Selzer. However, if we are making the NecroTechnician perform 2 sets of scans, one compiled from outside screenshots and one from inside each building... I would only ask for a 7x7 grid taken from the center of suburb. This would no doubt make the ribbon medal a more veteran-level honour as this would take a fair bit or work to accomplish (if just the copying/pasting to compile the "inside" recon). Of course if there are no, or few, zombies inside buildings then this task becomes somewhat simpler. --Mobius 15:07, 7 April 2009 (BST)
That was my basic idea, take a 7x7 from the center of the burb. Usually from the phone mast in each suburb because all 'burbs have one, they can be scouted from and they all are as centered as possible in their respective 'burbs. Just doing that it is already expensive AP-wise. If you were to do both in & out, you could easily use up an entire day's worth.--Dr Mycroft Chris 02:58, 9 April 2009 (BST)
So the question here is, would it be worth it? Is gathering zombie recon from both inside and outside a 7x7 grid worth the extra work required to accomplish the task (14 times)? Does it make the ribbon too annoying to bother acquiring or does it make it more challenging? Will there be too few people who bother going after the ribbon, or will there be enough that those who do feel privileged to have their ribbon while others do not? --Mobius 14:33, 9 April 2009 (BST)
I think it's a nice "hard to get" ribbon. To ease the task a bit: You can screenshot 3x3 outside, so we could reduce the task to a 6x6 image located in the center of the suburb. For example, to scan Havercroft, you'd make screenshots at Rolls Cinema, St. Callistus's Church, Shalle Plaza and Junkyard 33,46 for the outside view. For inside, you only have to check ruined buildings and TRP which are not caded. NT Scans also are not perfect, they only scan DNA-Sampled zeds, so we can live with some zombies not found. -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 14:44, 9 April 2009 (BST)

I've added some stats to the above list. Namely, the % of each suburb that is covered by NecroNet scans and a suggested NecroWatch Scout Post. I had to balance the picks with how each burb was already partially scanned by neighboring NTs and where any tall buildings were located in each burb. In some cases, there will be overlap of scans & scout reports, but that is unavoidable in certain cases. Also, there are certain spots on the map that can not be scouted from any building whatsoever. All this had to be balanced against where the NTs were located, tall buildings in the "blind" areas, etc... Significantly, there are suburbs that have an NT but still have significant "blind" spots, e.g. Dakerstown, over 40 % is unseen by NecroNet! (See gribligs.net/UDmetatac/)--Dr Mycroft Chris 08:11, 11 April 2009 (BST)

ScoutRibbon Design

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...more coming--Dr Mycroft Chris 12:08, 4 May 2009 (BST)


How does this work?

hi, is this whole NecroWatch/NecroNet thingy still running? I've seen those nice ribbons and awards and decided to get them all.. so i think i need to get on this necrotechnician list, at first ... can you put me on?

User Name - CrazyKraut
Profile - CrazyKraut
Group Affiliation - Soldiers of Crossman
Suburb(s) - Whole NW.
--CrazyKraut 15:43, 25 September 2009 (CEST)
Absolutely! give me a little time and we'll get you started on the road to FAME & GLORY!!!--Dr Mycroft Chris 22:21, 26 September 2009 (BST)


i also reported my first scan, it's the shears building in Jensentown :) --CrazyKraut 01:49, 27 September 2009 (CEST)
Congrats! OK, you are up & running on the stats board, I saw you # I'll give you a ring--Dr Mycroft Chris 14:57, 27 September 2009 (BST)


I heard...

I heard I was needed? Dr Red Shadows

Yes indeed! We always need people to help submit scans and contribute to the project. Have a look around, you might like what you see. CITIZEN VI 21:11, 24 June 2009 (BST)

No like. In game. Like I already joined but someone said that someone needed to talk to me or something. Dr Red Shadows

You've already joined? Ha! No, that's all I meant. I didn't know you were already with the project. CITIZEN VI 21:32, 24 June 2009 (BST)

You were the one who said I was needed??? Dr Red Shadows

Yes. CITIZEN VI 21:45, 24 June 2009 (BST)

Why me? You liked the name? Or my skills. Am I level 2. Yes. I am,. Dr Red Shadows

As a scientist with an eagerness to help out, you fit the bill entirely. CITIZEN VI 22:05, 24 June 2009 (BST)

Okay, and thanks. Dr Red Shadows


NW Scan templates in the Suburb News

That template is very large and very intrusive and disruptive on the suburb pages. Part of the problem is the black background but it's also just too durn big. Could you consider making some changes? --WanYao 06:43, 28 May 2009 (BST)

Thanks, we'll get to work on it pronto. Alka? I know it's your work...maybe just a white backround. It's your baby so I am hesitant to tamper with it--Dr Mycroft Chris 09:09, 29 May 2009 (BST)
This is just some stylistic advice, but I think the template would be better if it weren't in the A.L.I.C.E. style (Just because it seems to me that it is better suited only to ALICE's creepy statements -- not so much general NW messages, you know?). A subtle green-and-whatever in the general NW style would fit suburb pages much better, I think. Maybe I'll make some mock-ups. CITIZEN VI 03:29, 1 June 2009 (BST)
Well, nobody should be hesitant to make changes to it. This is a wiki after all, and every time you add stuff here you get the If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here. notice. We were giving it a try. We should use the plain old style reports in the news until someone comes up with a better template. As I said before, I'm not an artist. I'll focus on my scripts to ease bookkeeping task of NecroWatch Members, and would be happy if someone else works on a template for news. -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 20:53, 4 June 2009 (BST)
Part of the "too big" Problem is the fixed width of 750px and probably the image. As a "hot fix" i removed the width: statement along with the align=center, so it should scale with the browser window. The colors, however, are a different matter.-- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 10:23, 6 June 2009 (BST)
Oh, and i resized the Image to 50px. -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 10:26, 6 June 2009 (BST)

Ok, here's my entry to this thread. It has been resized to 500px. Thought that the ALICE icon should be normal sized. Personally prefer the NW template over the ALICE template because it represents better branding for us. The ALICE template is cool...but we're promoting NecroWatch, very few techs outside of our team even know who she is; cross purposes and all that--Dr Mycroft Chris 21:01, 11 June 2009 (BST)

ALICE.png A.L.I.C.E. - NecroNet 2.0

NecroWatch reported in from {{{building}}}. The scan revealed {{{zombies}}} zombies in the scanning range of the facility.

Necro Technician:{{{user}}}



NecroWatchDevice-Shadow.png NecroWatch

NecroWatch reported in from {{{building}}}. The scan revealed {{{zombies}}} zombies in the scanning range of the facility.

Necro Technician:{{{user}}}










Joining

So, can any old Donkey join this then? --Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 21:01, 20 May 2009 (BST)

Anyone is welcome to join and contribute. All you have to do to get on the list is to fill out an application like those above you. We always love to see new people helping the cause. CITIZEN VI 22:18, 20 May 2009 (BST)
Cool, well the NT i was in just got slammed, so I won't be joining any time soon. --Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 11:07, 21 May 2009 (BST)
That's a shame...--Dr Mycroft Chris 23:16, 21 May 2009 (BST)

ARCHIVED

Hi, I archived a lot of stuff that was no longer important. The cleaner this page is the better, I think. Just letting everyone know. CITIZEN VI 04:56, 2 May 2009 (BST)

Thanks!--Dr Mycroft Chris 08:20, 2 May 2009 (BST)

I was watching this from Recent Changes - it's not often someone removes 47kb of a page at once. Linkthewindow  Talk  22:40, 3 May 2009 (BST)

VI has no mercy for bloated zombie pages. I took a fire axe to this bugger. CITIZEN VI 22:46, 3 May 2009 (BST)


Quarlesbank

Has 4 Nt's and some of the oldest recorded scans. 404 barhah not found are in the process of securing them, so now would be a perfect time to get those scans! --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 22:30, 1 May 2009 (BST)

I'm moving up to Judgewood with the MCM, so while I'm there I'll be able to get scans from the local suburbs. CITIZEN VI 04:33, 2 May 2009 (BST)


Promotional Ideas for NecroWatch

CONCLUSION

1. We will use the template HERE created by Alka Selzer for suburb NT scan updates so that it will garner us more attention.

NecroWatchDevice-Shadow.png NecroWatch

NecroWatch reported in from the Attwell Building. The scan revealed 55 zombies within the scanning range of the facility. Of those numbers, 15 were at Barbara General Hospital and 5 at Billett Row School. Furthermore, 6 zombies were at St. Lazar's Hospital, 4 zombies in Mallard Library and 8 zombies at a cemetery in West Becktown. The remaining zombies were scattered across the area in numbers of 1 to 3.
Necro Technician:-- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 14:41, 25 March 2009 (UTC)



2. A promo ad is up at Recruitment and will link to Extropymine's Beginner's Guide

MK Ic.jpg
...Needs YOU!


Zombies just don't count themselves, we need YOU to scan & post those scans to help the fight against BARHAH & disorganization

And there is delicious cake for those who qualify...just ask A.L.I.C.E.
ALICE.png


...she's watching right now


If you think you got what it takes (sheer indifference to all other concerns, lone wolf type personality, a tad bit vain, a taste for cake) contact NecroWatch today, we'll set you on the road to fame & glory tomorrow!

To learn more review the complete README.TXT file stored on the root directory before proceeding.:)




I just went ahead and made it happen, if anyone has issues with the copy, I'm fine with that. If you can write funnier/more engaging copy...have at it--Dr Mycroft Chris 06:23, 22 April 2009 (BST)
Don't forget to timestamp the ad. I'll try to keep an eye on it. Linkthewindow  Talk  07:53, 22 April 2009 (BST)
I thought I did...I'll check it, thanks--Dr Mycroft Chris 09:32, 22 April 2009 (BST)




Hi. I've been messing around with Chris' promotional banner idea (and the actual banner, because it's just so cool), and I thought I'd post what I've got and ask for input. I'd like to finish up something like this very nicely and put it on the wiki somewhere so that it can double both as a recruitment advertisement, if it turns out to be more eye-catching than our current one (which I expect it is -- Mycroft really knows how to find great images), and as a poster that wew can slap on the walls of NT buildings to get that added recruitment aspect. (I also have a version without the large text box if anyone wants to mess around with it)

MK I.jpg
Advert Text Here.

What do you think? I've yet to put anything in the box (Ideally I'd figure out a way to put an actual wiki text box in there, but that's beyond me at the moment), but I think a short-and-sexy description of NW and perhaps some advice for starting up with the project would be good. CITIZEN VI 05:32, 5 June 2009 (BST)

That's pretty awesome. If you want a "textbox", you could achieve that by using some divs, I'll knock up a version if you guys decide to use the image and can think of something to have for text. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 02:09, 9 June 2009 (BST)
That would be great, thanks! CITIZEN VI 20:40, 10 June 2009 (BST)
To save space, I've put the code around the image you posted. You can edit it as needed. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 21:24, 10 June 2009 (BST)

WOW! That looks great! Will they let us put in on the Recruitment Page though? Size limits and all that...--Dr Mycroft Chris 20:07, 11 June 2009 (BST)

Three options-
  1. Post it anyway, nobody policies the current image rule because its moronic.
  2. Vote "Yes" on the new rules, then you only have to meet the 56K requirement (might need to downsize and compress somewhat, but I think it's possible)
  3. Divide the image up into blobs of 275*275 and post all of them to get the same result AND abide by the current moronic rule. Yay loopholes!
This post of questionable morality brought to you by -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 21:08, 11 June 2009 (BST)
Done! Down sampled the photo work by Citizen, well within limits now--Dr Mycroft Chris 00:26, 12 June 2009 (BST)

NecroWatch "Hub" Page

Hallo again. I've been thinking about ways to put Alka's excellent scan age map in a more useful and obvious place -- I wanted to put it on the main page somehow, but I don't think that's going to work -- and this is what I've come up with. The idea is to have a page that serves as a place for useful-information-type-things that neurotic wiki-haunters like ourselves can check easily, and also as a place to communicate with other NW contributors (A good example of stuff that could go there is messages like "Scouting Reports for suburbs without NTs", "Quarlesbank", and "Gone Fishing"). I thought, if people liked the idea, and once we've fleshed it out a bit, we could add it to the main index in place of the NT Index page, which is pretty useless and outdated at this point. So what do you think? Any ideas for improvement? Hate the idea? It's all very liquid at this point. (PS: Feel free to try out the shoutbox or to mess around a bit with the code; just try not to break anything ;) ) CITIZEN VI 01:01, 4 May 2009 (BST)

I love the Shoutbox idea, I remember looking days for a genny and when I finally found one, another one from NecroWatch already powered the building. Using some means of communication can help. Especially with dangerous repairs. Maybe I could change my watch script so another section of this page will be updated with "news", like 12:34, 5 April 2009 (BST): East Becktown changed status from old to recent -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 06:51, 4 May 2009 (BST)
That would be really cool. I did actually want to have some news feeds or something similar along a margin somewhere to give the page a bit more weight. CITIZEN VI 15:47, 5 May 2009 (BST)
There is a link to an NT status map from the Suburb map page but I like yours better because it "brands" it as belonging to us here at NecroWatch. News Feed? Love it! We may have to eventually redo the Nav Bar to include all this stuff.--Dr Mycroft Chris 16:59, 6 May 2009 (BST)
Yeah, I like that style a lot (Stole it from the amazing Alka -- great work, mate). Does anyone have any ideas for other stuff to put on the page? When you come onto the wiki, what pages to you check as a matter of course? CITIZEN VI 17:40, 6 May 2009 (BST)

Hey, um, what do you think of the NW nav bar on that page? Specifically the way I've formatted the letter headings for suburb pages? I think it's quite an improvement over the current style, which to me looks pretty messy. CITIZEN VI 14:50, 12 May 2009 (BST)

KEEP ...very much an improvement, let's implement it immediately!--Dr Mycroft Chris 18:36, 13 May 2009 (BST)
OK, and the Hub? What do you all think? I notice some of you are still updating the index page, so... CITIZEN VI 17:55, 16 May 2009 (BST)
My vote is let's just put the changes into effect and see what happens; we can always change, modify, alter, delete anything if it just doesn't work. Nothing is really cast in stone around here. Re:Your earlier question about where do I navigate when I come to NecroWatch? Here, mostly, and then updating my scans count.--Dr Mycroft Chris 00:17, 17 May 2009 (BST)

Redesign NecroWatch

By now many of you are familiar with the look and feel of the NecroWatch wikipages. However I would like to take a moment to propose a somewhat radical shift in the current design/layout. As you all know the current theme of the wikipages is a camo-green background, with shades of lighter green and banners which use a dark burgundy. Interspaced on each wikipages are A.L.I.C.E. template talk boxes. Then there is the NT Index wikipage. The theme on this wikipage is best described as "old school computer". What I am suggesting is recomposing the entire NecroWatch so that its style is similar to that of the NT Index wikipage (black background with neon-orange Courier text). I was also planning to keep the A.L.I.C.E template talk boxes, but reformatting them to give them the look of a pop-up box on top of the "window". Obviously this is just the early stages and I wish to get a general consensus on what everyone else thinks about this kind of change. Should we do this, or should we leave it "as is"? --Mobius 15:26, 7 April 2009 (BST)

Ah, oo, I have to say I really like the pages as they are. I've always thought they were some of, if not the best looking pages on the wiki. I guess the old school terminal style isn't really my thing. Of course, it's your project, so whatever you want to do... VI 00:50, 8 April 2009 (BST)
Thanks for your input. --Mobius 13:08, 8 April 2009 (BST)
Same here. These pages are absolutely great as they are. Easy to read, mostly, and beautiful to look at. The "Old School Computer" look is, in my opinion, ideal for "data entry" and gives me a feeling of nostalgia, but I wouldn't use that for the entire site. I used to do ad design for a newspaper for a few years; things like readability, font, layout, color are important considerations to me. You did an amazing job with how they are now, I wouldn't want to lose that. The only critique I would have is that in areas that have large amounts of text, it should be made easier to read; Not enough contrast e.g. Resources.--Dr Mycroft Chris 02:38, 9 April 2009 (BST)
Not sure how Ribbons or the rank stars will fit in the Console/DOS Window style. I played a bit with the idea here, and found that Courier bold is a good font (not Courier New, it is not monospaced on all systems, on my Linux Box at work for example it is not). Still have no idea how to create ranking tables with that style, or a recon/scan map. -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 13:32, 8 April 2009 (BST)
Your pages are: Fucking. Awesome. Do nothing to rectify this. That is all.
Ok, ok. In seriousness, your page styling is great and the theme is also great (Nothing like an ALICE dialogue to brighten up the day) You just need to do a basic tweaks, like the contrast thing Chris mentioned. Finding something to break up the text-based wall of doom that is your FAQ would also be nice. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 03:15, 9 April 2009 (BST)
In reference to the contrast comments, yes the black on dark green does have some issues mostly due to the large quantities of text involved. One way this could be resolved would be for me to use a lighter shade of green for the background colour. As I'm at work and my PhotoShop is in a far away land right now... I shall have to wait on this, but anyone else who wants to suggest a HEX code for the new background colour is free to do so. Keep in mind that we probably don't one want so light that there is no real contrast between the background and our "table background green".
In reference to the FAQ text wall, I'll try a few ideas there too. Mayhaps I'll try placing them in tables... --Mobius 14:09, 9 April 2009 (BST)
MUCH nicer, Thanks!--Dr Mycroft Chris 14:04, 10 April 2009 (BST)


Things To Do?

Hey all! With Alka burning up the maps and with my field guide nearing completion, I wanted to post something about some changes I'd propose for the NecroWatch pages and stuff. Let's talk about it.

  1. Changes to the NecroWatch menu bar. I made a new one here that makes some minor formatting changes and adds "resources" to the main nav bar. However, my wiki-fu failed me a little and I have no idea why the black background behind the NW logo doesn't extend the length of the nav bar. You'll see.
  2. Creation of NecroWatch/Resources. What I think we ought to do is move the instructions for taking and posting scans to Resources, along with an include for the Recon Map and the Field Guide. That leaves the FAQ page to act solely as the FAQ, rather than part FAQ and part instruction manual.
  3. Update the FAQ. There are one or two questions that were asked here on our talk page (I'm mostly thinking of the "do you defend NTs?") that should find their way into the FAQ, I think.
  4. Move Alka's recon map from his user space to Templates. It's done, so it should be in the Template namespace.
  5. Move ALICE's "test" to somewhere more noticable in the NW space, so more people see it.

So... What do you think? ~ extropymine Talk | NW | 4Corners 20:15, 29 March 2009 (BST)

  1. -> Fixed your Navbar (a bit) by using width=100% for the inner table.
  2. -> Well i'm new but I'm also experienced user, programmer and gamer - Most people by chance will be not. We need step-by-step instructions how to update scans, reminder to also update building status, and instructions for this. Also, tell new people what they can (but by no means have to) do - posting news etc. If someone don't want to post news, maybe make a queue for "News to write", so not everybody need to watch all NTscan: namespace pages.
  3. -> No comments on the FAQ as i'm too new around
  4. -> Yep, don't think I will do more work on this, except when suggestions come in.
-- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 22:44, 29 March 2009 (BST)
I checked a couple of those items off the list. As for ALICE's test, well, that's fine where it is... for people to find or not. That's part of the fun. Also, feel free to include your new FAQ's here for review. --Mobius 02:30, 30 March 2009 (BST)

I'm bringing the "Things to do" stuff up again. Mobius left for fishing (...) so now we have a big gap missing. He did a lot for NecroWatch, updating scan counts for people who didn't do it themselfs, posting news, etc. Either the remaining active people take over now, or we try to automate stuff a lot. For example, a script could look at the uploaded scanimages every 24 hours and note difference, updating scancounts for users automatically, determining ribbons and creating a recon map for every member. Thoughts, ideas? -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 08:53, 26 April 2009 (BST)

If you can create scripts...sign me up. I have no idea about that sort of stuff and do not have the time to manually track down each and every change to make sure things are up-to-the-minute done. On that note, I would like to suggest that we also clean up this page to make it easier to navigate. God help the poor newbie trying to get an understanding of what goes on around here. BTW, glad we resolved the other stuff about Recruitment.
Also, I am working on the new ribbon designs. If no one has any reservations, I figure we can just posto-facto approve the ribbon suggestions and clear that area out.--Dr Mycroft Chris 13:51, 26 April 2009 (BST)
No problems with that. I am a programmer and can write scripts, but I'm terrible with Artwork. I'll think about a way to get scancounts automatically. Also, i should register a second account for those Botscripts, maybe i should register A.L.I.C.E. :D -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 18:03, 26 April 2009 (BST)
I have some skill with artwork, should it be required. CITIZEN VI 05:01, 27 April 2009 (BST)
Thanks, I may hold you to that...LOL!--Dr Mycroft Chris 11:49, 28 April 2009 (BST)
CITIZEN VI brought up a good point and I'm on it. Soon the NecroWatch Scan Age script will change NT Buildings with scans older than 45 days to static. In theory, this already works, but I like to test my scripts a bit before unleashing the beast on the wiki. Next step would be auto-counting of new scans so nobody needs to edit their scores. -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 22:14, 4 May 2009 (BST)
Thank you so much. This is absolutely brilliant. CITIZEN VI 15:19, 5 May 2009 (BST)
The beast was unleashed. The Script now runs as NWBot. Images will be set to Missing if the scan is 60 days or older. Now 60 days is also the maximum value reported, so Missing scans will be reported as "60 days or older". This has an effect on the scan age map, as color red is harder to reach for a suburb. Here you can see NWBots work. -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 19:04, 5 May 2009 (BST)
Nice!--Dr Mycroft Chris 16:55, 6 May 2009 (BST)

NWBot issues?

I can't figure out, why NWBot in some cases removes images - for example here: User:NTScan/The_Veryard_Building - from 27 august by Ochozi. It's jpg, it's marked as jpg, there's correct time and date. . . so what's wrong? --Hermitek 14:42, 16 September 2009 (BST)

Don't know what to tell ya...but I will investigate--Dr Mycroft Chris 22:24, 26 September 2009 (BST)


The Impossible

CONCLUSION To qualify for the Scout Ribbon NWRibbonSR.png, one must post a 7 x 7 scan for each of the suburbs that do not have any NTs. Such scans will be made from the suggested buildings below, also restated on NecroWatch/ScoutReports. There is no time limit.

36% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Antell Building
36% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=Denner Towers
63% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Singer Building
40%, NecroNet Coverage,(53% of this suburb is empty space!) suggested Scout Location=The Pounsett Building
83% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=Lerwill Towers
41% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Axworthy Hotel
39% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Hayler Building
36% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Shuttle Building
0% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=Millington Towers
70% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Wagland Building
24% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Lantrowe Building
62% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=Mare Towers
31% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Yapp Building
24% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Lapley Building
42% NecroNet Coverage, suggested Scout Location=The Skilliter Motel


We should find a way to link this from the main wiki somehow. CITIZEN VI 17:41, 6 May 2009 (BST)
First, we should create a template and Image pages one can update like the regular scans. With instructions maybe. Later, those templates could be displayed at the building page for the buildings mentioned above. Maybe we should even prepare Wikicode-Maps like the barricade plans for that, as it is a lot of work to create and combine the screens. Thoughts? -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 17:53, 6 May 2009 (BST)
I like all your ideas. The last one, I think, is a really good idea, because not only does it make things easier, but it also promotes aesthetic quality and uniformity, which I think is very important. CITIZEN VI 18:27, 6 May 2009 (BST)
I tried something here -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 18:43, 6 May 2009 (BST)
Damn! You guys are quick...I was just thinking about something like this. Also, I agree aesthetic quality and uniformity is very important. I took to doing something simpler than knitting together 7 crops, I screencapped the area around the scout point and then just manually added the numbers see Wykewood and image below
WykewoodScoutReport.png
but the template idea is really interesting to me--Dr Mycroft Chris 21:05, 6 May 2009 (BST)
Bad artists copy. Great artists steal. I used a modified Suburb Plan and used extra code for the zombie numbers. It's still a long way to a useful template. I used location code from 11 (top left) to 77 (bottom right), so maybe the template should be used like {{TemplateName|zed11=33|zed12=9|zed55=6712}}, would that be easy enough? -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 21:23, 6 May 2009 (BST)
Well I just did it for The Hayler Building. Check out if that's okay, look at the wiki code you need to edit to update. Basically you edit the Scout Report section and fill in user and zedXY=n values, that's it. -- -Alka Selzer- [ Talk - Map - Stuff 09:47, 10 May 2009 (BST)
KEEP Of course this means some work ahead for us but it is a much neater appearance. What do we do for each suburb's wiki page? Establish our own section there? or on the scout point's building page? --Dr Mycroft Chris 18:40, 13 May 2009 (BST)
Great! Just made one for Mare Towers (Rolt Heights). Other question: do Scout reports count towards your Necronet scan score? --Itsacon 16:45, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
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