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#1 Qnomei

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:14 PM

Well, I was tired of the tank articles being cluttered up and inconsistent, so I finally figured out how to build info-boxes and added one to the AMX-13 page for a preview.

 

This is how it looks:

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Nice, right? Now, I need people to start adding these to the articles since there's over 100 of them and only one of me. You need to make an account to edit articles because they are locked for anon users. Not having active moderators on the wiki necessitates that. Adding stuff to them is pretty easy. Although the update is coming soon and these values are bound to change, just getting the templates on the articles for now will make everything easier later.

 

Here's a quick guide to get you started if you want to help:

  1. Download Digital Crow's Stat Database from this link, or bookmark it and put it in a separate tab.
  2. Go to the article you want to edit and click the "edit" button just below the title.
  3. Enter source mode, then copy the file name of the main image before you delete it. Do not skip this! It will save you a ton of headaches later on!
  4. Go back to visual mode by pressing "Apply Changes".
  5. Click on the image at the top of the page and press "Delete" on your keyboard.
  6. Click the "Insert" button, then click "Template". Type "tank" in the search bar and the Tankinfo template should come up. click on the box.
  7. Click on the template, then on the little box that shows up. in the box next to "image1" paste the file name you copied before.
  8. Now you can start adding stats! The first list of stats are stock stats, the list below that are for the maxed stats section.
  9. Don't forget to also delete the tank stats off the article if there are any.
  10. Click "Save Page". Describing your edit is optional. 

And that's all there is to it! 


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:34 PM

Oh grate thanks for the info..
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

Thank you for th information
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:21 PM

Excellent work Qnomei, I will get to work on this as soon as I can tomorrow! *salutes*

I guess while I'm at it, I might as well clean up and modify the pages' information where needed. I'll also try to gather as many of the update sneak peak images as I can and place those where they need to be as well.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:46 PM

I'll help. Almost holiday break.2 weeks

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:00 AM

I'll get to it tomorrow. Is there a way this can be done on a mobile device?

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:13 AM

I added tank info templates to 8 tanks.

I noted that there is some difference on the picture resolutions. o.O I think that it would be best if all of them would be same size.

1. Oplot    - [[File:Oplot.jpg|thumb|400px|oplot]]
2. Ariete   - [[File:C1.jpg|thumb|400px|C1 Ariete]]
3. Type 60  - [[File:KunZkgdVp9g.jpg|thumb|310px]]
4. Marder 1 - [[File:Marder1.jpg|thumb|400px|Marder 1]]
5. BRM-1K   - [[File:Brm1k.jpg|thumb|400px|BRM-1K]]
6. K1       - [[File:KvBjQMJ5agk.jpg|right|300x300px]]
7. Strv 74  - [[File:3Q_LzSOxK8Y.jpg|thumb|310px|Strv 74]]
8. Ivk 91   - [[File:9rvMWqTQeLI.jpg|thumb|310px|IKV 91]]

Bit off topic; some of the Wiki texts are really short, IKV-91 for example.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:52 AM

Thanks for the information 


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:53 AM

Bit off topic; some of the Wiki texts are really short, IKV-91 for example.


If anyone has any of the tanks in-game that have little info on their wiki page, it would be great if you could add some on it.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:08 AM

Nice. I will get on it tonight.
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:43 AM

I added tank info templates to 8 tanks.

I noted that there is some difference on the picture resolutions. o.O I think that it would be best if all of them would be same size.

1. Oplot    - [[File:Oplot.jpg|thumb|400px|oplot]]
2. Ariete   - [[File:C1.jpg|thumb|400px|C1 Ariete]]
3. Type 60  - [[File:KunZkgdVp9g.jpg|thumb|310px]]
4. Marder 1 - [[File:Marder1.jpg|thumb|400px|Marder 1]]
5. BRM-1K   - [[File:Brm1k.jpg|thumb|400px|BRM-1K]]
6. K1       - [[File:KvBjQMJ5agk.jpg|right|300x300px]]
7. Strv 74  - [[File:3Q_LzSOxK8Y.jpg|thumb|310px|Strv 74]]
8. Ivk 91   - [[File:9rvMWqTQeLI.jpg|thumb|310px|IKV 91]]

Bit off topic; some of the Wiki texts are really short, IKV-91 for example.

 

You don't need to add the whole image code into the info box, just the name. So instead of putting "[[File:9rvMWqTQeLI.jpg|thumb|310px|IKV 91]]" in for the IKV-91's info box just put in "9rvMWqTQeLI.jpg". Without the quotes of course. That will make them all the same size. Eh, scratch that, it doesn't make any difference whether the code is in the infobox or not, since it has a set size. 

 

Right now I'm working on a template that will improve navigation. It's collapsible and will go on the bottom of every article. I have the framework complete, but now I need to add links to all the relevant pages.

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(and yes, I did change that sub category in WWII tanks to Germany instead of NATO.)


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:06 PM

You don't need to add the whole image code into the info box, just the name. So instead of putting "[[File:9rvMWqTQeLI.jpg|thumb|310px|IKV 91]]" in for the IKV-91's info box just put in "9rvMWqTQeLI.jpg". Without the quotes of course. That will make them all the same size. Eh, scratch that, it doesn't make any difference whether the code is in the infobox or not, since it has a set size. 

 

Right now I'm working on a template that will improve navigation. It's collapsible and will go on the bottom of every article. I have the framework complete, but now I need to add links to all the relevant pages.

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(and yes, I did change that sub category in WWII tanks to Germany instead of NATO.)

Very nice, this will greatly improve the convenience of navigation indeed.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 04:21 PM

I am also going to clean out any outdated/unnecessary comments on each page to clean them out.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:02 PM

I can help you gather history on most tanks I don't know if this will be nesasary or not and its NOT from Wikipedia!

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 10:50 PM

I can help you gather history on most tanks I don't know if this will be nesasary or not and its NOT from Wikipedia!

That would be great, as long as it is not opinionated.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:14 AM

If you need some more help just say it....
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:50 AM

If you need some more help just say it....

Yeah, we are gonna need more help. I got about 10 pages done or so yesterday, including adding in the text boxes, editing the information, cleaning the comments, and uploading the 2.0 sneak peak images and adding them to their respectful pages. With some pages having next to no information on them at all in the first place, it so going to take a long time to finish them all.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:04 AM

I will go on it tommorow.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:48 PM

That would be great, as long as it is not opinionated.

its not just ask me the tank and I'll tell you

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:57 PM

its not just ask me the tank and I'll tell you

I'll get you some tanks which lack information on their pages and send them to you over PM. I should be able to send them by tomorrow.

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