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#1 TechAngel85

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 12:21 AM

Before we upgrade the wiki, we'll be performing some periodic cleaning and updating of pages, templates, etc. This includes several actions:

  • Users may notice some changes to content, formatting of content, template styling, etc.
  • Anything that is deemed no longer desired/needed will be deleted without notice.
    • All "Pack" content will be removed.
    • As such, users may notice things missing from their pages or old templates being converted to newer ones. Any of this is done due to the cleanup.
    • Any missing user content will be the result of it being too much maintenance to fix things such as broken links, which fill out our maintenance reports. Such content obviously isn't being maintained and will simply be removed.
  • Anything that is questionable will be added to the Candidates for deletion category.
    • Users can check this category for any pages that we're considering removing.
    • Please see the individual page's talk page for discussion regarding the content removal.
  • Anything that is considered outdated, but is neither being considered for deletion or updating, will be added to the Archives category.

 

 

Not all updates will be recorded below, but periodic updates will be posted from time to time.
 
Updated STEP Content

Updated Templates

Updated General Content

  • All content has been assigned a category. All content on the wiki should receive a category when being created as this help maintain the content structure.
  • Many missing links across the wiki have been removed or restored.
  • Icon template has replaced the old "Ask", "No", and "Yes" templates across the wiki.
  • Alert and alert small templates have replaced the old "Bug", "Construction", "MCM Note", "MO Note", "Notice", and "Warning" templates, as well as, their smaller counterparts. Alert small also has the "FO3 Note", "FNV Note", and "Loot Rule" templates merged into it. 

Removed Content

  • Most of the the unused files have been removed. Users should remember when updating images on pages to upload a new version of the existing image rather than simply uploading a new image. Doing the latter creates a lot of abandoned files. Doing the former also retains a version history for the file.
  • All of the active galleries from the Mod pages have been removed. The gallery option will be removed from the Mod Form for the platform update as it's been deemed redundant and unnecessary.


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 04:41 PM

Updated OP.



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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:14 PM

Updated OP

 

All the various notification templates have been replaced across the entire wiki with the new alert and alert small templates. Please use these going forward as the old ones have been removed. During this process, all of the broken templates were fixed; however, any problematic pages were simply removed...they obviously weren't being maintained. If anyone comes across this content and would like it restored, PM me with:

  • a link to the page
  • your reasoning for the restoration request
  • your intentions regarding the content's maintenance
    • regardless of intent, the content could be restored and then archived, however, it's important to note that archived content could be moved in the future to a namespace that restricts editing.


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Posted 11 November 2020 - 04:27 AM

Just a quick notice:

 

We are aware of some images missing on the wiki. How widespread this is, is unknown. Many are the result of old links to Nexus that are broken. We'll either try to fix these, or remove them.

 

However, the cause of missing images that were stored on the wiki is because they were deleted. These files didn't show any usage. This was tracked down to the usage of "direct links", mostly within templates. Direct links to files uploaded and stored on the wiki are not logged within the wiki data structure; therefore, there was no simple way of knowing that they were actually in use. For the wiki to log the usage of files, one of the two internal mechanisms for including files on pages must be used (File:FileName.Ext  or  Image:FileName.Ext).

 

Not to worry! "Deleted" isn't really deleted on a wiki until you purge the archives so they can and will be restored. However, the two gallery templates available are planned to be replaced by a new, single template. We'll restore the files as we replace the galleries. After that, we can track down any remaining stranglers.



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Posted 14 November 2020 - 12:48 PM

I restored several on the Mod Organizer guide.



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Posted 14 November 2020 - 08:31 PM

I restored several on the Mod Organizer guide.

If you restore any of them, please ensure you correct the places they're referenced to use the "File:" call so they're logged as being used. Thanks!





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