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Glossary

Have a look at it. 200 pages of stuff.

What I'd like us to do is answer the following questions.

ALMOST ALL THE INITIAL DISCUSSION HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE TALK PAGE

What is the Glossary Category for?

I'm going to assume that, like a glossary for an encycolopedia, it's a way to quick link to any and all other pages on the wiki. I would imagine that it was originally intended to function as an extension of the all pages special page, but more in the sense of Player, Group, and wiki Resources. -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 19:42, 29 March 2010 (BST)

Game terminology, UD specific slang, etc. A glossary is a quick reference point for explaining terms and phrases, not an encyclopedia. The rest of the wiki is for the more detailed stuff. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 19:46, 29 March 2010 (BST)

There again, I compared it to the glossary of an Encycolopedia,... I never said it was one. -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 20:27, 29 March 2010 (BST)
Oh I wasn't referring to your use of the term, just saying it needs to be to-the-point, not overly detailed. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 20:41, 29 March 2010 (BST)

A glossary should contain terms that a layman might not understand. If Joe Blow isn't likely to understand what X phrase is because it's exclusive to Urban Dead or if he's likely to misinterpret the term as it has a meaning in Urban Dead that is different to the mainstream usage then there should be a page explaining it. The Glossary category should be a repository of such pages. -- To know the face of God is to know madness....Praise knowledge! Mischief! Mayhem! The Rogues Gallery!. <== DDR Approved Editor 19:57, 29 March 2010 (BST)

Up to a point. Gker, Pker, Genny, Fak etc. But T'ker? Brain Brother? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:59, 29 March 2010 (BST)
This was what I was trying to get at,... and really, I don't think it has to occur to any said point. It's more or less something that should be reevaluated from time to time... -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 20:29, 29 March 2010 (BST)


Lose it?

With little dissent, almost half the pages in glossary have now been removed. Shout if we've removed anything that you feel is desperately needed. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:27, 1 April 2010 (BST)

Can everyone put their suggestions as to what should be removed/added/expanded etc. in their own userspace for now? It will save this page being made massively long due to everyone putting a list up. Individual userspace lists will indicate a consensus as to what everyone thinks should go and then we can use this page to debate the ones that aren't unanimous. -- To know the face of God is to know madness....Praise knowledge! Mischief! Mayhem! The Rogues Gallery!. <== DDR Approved Editor 18:25, 30 March 2010 (BST)

My thoughts. -- To know the face of God is to know madness....Praise knowledge! Mischief! Mayhem! The Rogues Gallery!. <== DDR Approved Editor 20:50, 29 March 2010 (BST)

My thoughts, well mostly Iscariot's thoughts, but I don't believe this project should be about deleting crap from the wiki, so all my stuff is split between remove from category, and keep and expand.

Talking of Which,

Expand.PNG Expand Me!
This page is in serious need of expansion or overhaul.

Add screenshots and stats and coherent writing and stuff.

--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:13, 30 March 2010 (BST)

Don't restrict your mind to deleting or expanding imo, seriously a lot of this shit can easily be:

  • merged
  • redirected to a larger article which already has the information
  • re-categorised into a more fitting category.
I've already done these for a few. All in all, a bit of everything for whatever article needs it obviously -- 13:43, 4 April 2010 (BST)
In my list (I can only speak for myself) my delete list actually meant removing from the wiki as there's no purpose in a page with that name being in existence on this wiki. Expand in my list might actually mean add some (fucking obvious in most cases) information from pages that I've said should be deleted, or just re-write the whole thing. I don't think many people are using merge as it tends to be an administrative function on other wikis and we don't have an A/MG page, nor do we use it that regularly, although correct me if I'm wrong but we do have that option on this version don't we? -- To know the face of God is to know madness....Praise knowledge! Mischief! Mayhem! The Rogues Gallery!. <== DDR Approved Editor 13:53, 4 April 2010 (BST)
Umm... No, we don't have a merge function, I don't even know how would that would be done. Going on a tangent here, I didn't even know the newer versions of wikis had merge function... -- 14:01, 4 April 2010 (BST)
Checking Wikipedia shows I'm dumb again and that it's a manual edit even there. I'm sure I've seen a system or tool that lets you do it automatically though.... -- To know the face of God is to know madness....Praise knowledge! Mischief! Mayhem! The Rogues Gallery!. <== DDR Approved Editor 14:18, 4 April 2010 (BST)

What pages need to be added/created?

A link to all the guides, the pages included in the player resources, and wiki resource links.... -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 19:42, 29 March 2010 (BST)

A catch-all glossary page, to which smaller entries can be moved and redirected towards. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 19:46, 29 March 2010 (BST)

Agreed. I think that a "game mechanics" page might be useful for catching all of those small terms such as Tick, Stack, Hit Limit, Level, etc. They don't need full-blown articles describing them, since they're simple concepts, and they all originate from the game itself, not the community and its players. A few simple redirects could handle all of the existing links to their pages, and we could just merge them into one page. Aichon 21:16, 29 March 2010 (BST)

Add Them

Is the information in these pages correct?

It would be something we'd have to look into... -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 19:42, 29 March 2010 (BST)
This would be the final stage. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:56, 29 March 2010 (BST)
Most of the information on these is woefully brief.--~ Red Hawk One Talk | space for lease 19:58, 29 March 2010 (BST)
Yes, and written with no consideration for the reader. And dull. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:00, 29 March 2010 (BST)
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