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  • #9452
    yorchi
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    Hi,

    I just wanted to spread the word that I have created a Train Fever Wikia page. Anyone may contribute to it.

    If you have any questions, just ask!

    #9458
    douglas
    Participant

    It would be nice if we could join forces instead of spread it. A Wiki already exist: http://trainfever.wikispaces.com

    #9480
    yorchi
    Participant

    The reason I made a Wikia page was because i dislike wikispaces.com and wanted people to have a second choice to it.

    An example is that the Train Fever Wikispace only allow registered users to edit articles, Train Fever Wikia doesn’t. This may lead to content becoming out of date, as only people who is registered can edit articles, compared to Train Fever Wikia, where people can edit out-of-date information on the fly basically.

    Also i want to provide more technical, in-dept information in the Train Fever Wikia articles, and i run 2 other Wikia pages, so I’m rather familiar with Wikia wiki pages.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 4 months ago by yorchi.
    #9492
    douglas
    Participant

    Not really. Its a setup I made. Because there was too many vandalism.

     

     

    #9523
    yorchi
    Participant

    But forcing people to sign up in order to edit articles removes the whole purpose of having a wiki page

    #12412
    Murph
    Participant

    You’re quite wrong to say that requiring registration removes the purpose of having a wiki.  That’s complete and utter nonsense, in my opinion.  The purpose of a wiki is to host information in a way that’s flexible and easy for users to edit, and it is not a requirement to allow anonymous editing.  Anonymous editing is something which can be highly problematic, and annoying to the site admins, so they are quite right to block that if they don’t want to have to deal with the hassle.

    While I’m a big fan of using wikis to provide game info, I absolutely refuse to have anything to do with Wikia hosted wikis, and will never contribute to them.  The Wikia skin is just too horrible, with a terrible signal:noise ratio, which steadily gets worse every time they “improve” it.  It’s simply much too hard to pick out the actual information in the middle of the irrelevant garbage and adverts.

    So, sorry, but I hope that the TF Wikia fails, and that there’s a successful TF wiki somewhere else that doesn’t saturate the screen with garbage, using a layout that gives absolute primary attention to the articles, and keeps other stuff both relatively minimal and clearly segregated from the content.  I’m not anti-advertising, as I’m pragmatic about the need to cover hosting costs, but Wikia are one of the worst examples around, where the primary function of the site has become to serve adverts; and community, users and, content are secondary considerations.  There are ways to do adverts correctly, with a high degree of subtlety, lack of intrusiveness, etc; Wikia do the opposite.

    The best thing for TF would be if the TF Team could add a wiki to the official TF site.

    #12413
    Tattoo
    Participant

    Personally, I agree with douglas. There are just way too many idiots out there that like to destruct and/or vandalize things that are not locked and/or monitored in some way. So having a wiki that can be edited by whomever is just stupid, IMO. When I look for information I don’t want to have to decide whether the information was tampered with or not so I’d rather use something more reliable.


    @douglas
    , this is the first I’ve heard of this wiki. Where was the link to it posted besides the link above?

    I also just looked at this wikia page and see all the advertising on it. This is something I can’t stand. If I contribute anything, it will be on the wiki douglas created where the information will be safe from vandalizing idiots.

    #12414
    douglas
    Participant

    @Tattoo: The wiki exist even before the launch of the game: http://www.train-fever.com/forums/topic/train-fever-wiki/

    And its the link on the Train Fever Guide.

    #12415
    Tattoo
    Participant

    Thank you douglas

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