User talk:Game widow

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Bot usage[edit source]

Hi Game widow (talk), I have recently started using a bot on The Forest Wiki (AutoWikiBrowser). Seems fairly straight forward and I am checking all edits before posting them. Gamepedia doesn't have that much information in regards to rules and regulations for bots, I found this odd. I want to make sure if there is anything that I need to be aware of. I want to do this properly. I am performing the edits through my account, logged in through the bot username Farket8238@MyRobot. Though all my edits are being registered as the bot, so I am assuming I have done something incorrectly.
Also wanted to note that there doesn't appear to be any active bureaucrats on the The Forest Wiki apart from you. Unless this is an oversight of mine. Thanks for you help with all the templates too, it has helped immensely
Cheers--Farket8238 (talk) 06:48, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Plans for The Forest Wiki[edit source]

Hi Game widow (talk), I am attempting to do an overall of the main page. My plan is to show users that the forest wiki is alive. I am hoping for something similar between The Dota 2 Wiki: https://dota2.gamepedia.com/Dota_2_Wiki and The Rust Wikia: http://rust.wikia.com/wiki/Rust_Wiki Essentially having the page spread into 2 columns though I cannot figure this out.

  • Plans for the right side column:
    • Endnights game twitter feed - They post their updates with links to their main page, establishes that the wiki feels and looks official.
    • Polls - Polls to encourage community engagement, I can update these frequently. This would drive traffic to the wiki.
    • An update box - A box in the column that lists the current update, last major update, and countdown to the next. Possibly even highlights from the recent update though, possibly too ambitious.
    • Discord server for the forest wiki - I am not sure about this one but it could really help build the community.

Assorted other plans:

  • Template for buildings - I am struggling with infoboxes but I will get there.
  • Template for characters - As the story is evolving. A character template might be useful for linking the story together and how the characters fit
  • Sorting out the cannibal situation - I moved all pages for cannibals to one page, the situation was a mess.

Theres a lot here, though I feel the main page needs an overall the most. If you can help with that I would really appreciate it. Ive spent 6 hours so far and have gotten no where. Cheers --Farket8238 (talk) 03:42, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Hey, the https://everspace.gamepedia.com/Everspace_Wiki has a layout similar to those wikis and what you want. Perhaps taking a look at the source there would help? We separated it into three sections with a template for each. Discord's great, but did you take a look at Gamepedia's Slack? There's a channel for every wiki over there. already. --Grendal27 (talk) 01:39, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
Cheers Grendal27, thats a very good layout, definitely something I am looking for. I looked at the source and I am going to be honest, I am lost. Is there a way to import templates? I've tried taking template from other sites for the main page but I keep failing at it. I think I am going to step back from it for a bit, and learn more about it. Thanks for letting me know about slack, I just signed up. --Farket8238 (talk) 13:06, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
Grendal27, I was able to use the templates from Everspace. This is what I was able to do with it. It took awhile to get my head around it but I got there in the end. I am hoping to publish it unless there are any errors that I cannot see. I will be changing the main page to this tomorrow unless someone has issue or there are issues with it. I tried to get a poll working and a featured image box but they require extensions which a far beyond my knowledge and ability. Cheers--Farket8238 (talk) 09:56, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Nice, Farket! I'd recommend asking around on Slack (once you get in) before updating the main page, though. They'd probably be able to help get a poll and featured image box up. --Grendal27 (talk) 14:33, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Hardware issues-Response[edit source]

No problem, hardware problems are understandable. Nothing major was being worked on, so any edits lost would probably be minor. Brantmeierz (talk) 03:43, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm relieved to hear it! Feel free to call on me any time for help — Game widow (talk) 19:39, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Sidebar[edit source]

Yeah, I noticed that about it after editing, and I thought I reverted it; is there anything left formatted improperly on it? Brantmeierz(talk) 01:02, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

No, i just thought i'd let you know, that's all :) — Game widow (talk) 01:20, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for the info. Brantmeierz(talk) 00:27, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Main page[edit source]

Hey Game widow (talk) , I was wondering, since I'm not a good page editor, whether you could add the Missing Image category link under the To-Do List on the main page.

Sure :) — Game widow (talk) 17:42, 19 March 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for banning that IP[edit source]

Was really annoying fighting them changing mutant and human to zombie. Much appreciated =) ERROR372 (talk)

User Ban Please[edit source]

Please ban the following user: http://theforest.gamepedia.com/User:AdelaLovett5

And please delete this page: http://theforest.gamepedia.com/Safesty_approach_to_carry_your_automobile_with_STATES_as_well_as_Puerto_Rico.

Note: there is a period at the end of that link. the wiki won't let me include it.

Thanks.

Done, thanks for spotting it — Game widow (talk) 08:16, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

1st question :)[edit source]

I've seen an option to patrol a change and I wondered what this did. It's also an achievement to patrol many things so i wondered if it's an important thing to do. Stijndh (talk)

Have you read this ? it covers the basics. Some people feel it's very important, other people never use it — Game widow (talk) 20:28, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

question regarding templates[edit source]

I've been trying to read a bunch of the templates, but everytime i want to do so, i have to look for them in the categories. Is there a way to acces them directly and if not, is there a chance that it'll get implemented? Also, I can't find the curVersion and curVersionDate templates, perhaps I might have overlooked them though...

When you have a page in edit mode (with the source editor, not the visual editor), if you look below the editing window, there is a collapsible section labelled "Templates used on this page". You can open any template used on that page from there. Right-clicking on edit allows you to choose to open it in a separate browser tab. — Game widow (talk) 16:43, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Administrator status[edit source]

Hi there! I'm not sure how to acquire admin status beyond just asking for it. I've done a lot cleaning up the wiki, and it would be nice to be able to temp ban / mute vandals as I catch them. Trublucaribou (talk) 16:26, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Have you tried to contact Brantmeierz ? Or coordinate with Stijndh ? I think the first step should be coordinating with the existing admins — Game widow (talk) 16:32, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! I'll be sure to read up on the gamepedia admin guide before touching anything.Trublucaribou (talk) 16:00, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Template Request/Help[edit source]

Hey Game widow, I have been doing some work on the wiki and I am struggling to work without templates. I tried learning how to do it but it was doing my head in, spent about 2 hours trying to learn how to do it but I couldn't get my head around it. I attempted to mimic the 'ItemCount' template on the building section https://theforest.gamepedia.com/Building (The template can be found here http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Weapon_workshop). It did not go too well. Also, I am hoping for an infobox specific to buildings. I can do all the work, I just need the templates. If there is an easy guide to templates, I would love to know. I watched about 15 videos but gave up in frustration. Cheers. --Farket8238 (talk) 14:28, 7 September 2017 (UTC)