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Merge of dictionary-related pages

I see that there are 3 pages related to the definition of various eRepublik slang and terms. ERepublik jargon, ERepublik dictionary and Dictionary. Since all of them have similar context, I propose that we should merge them into 1 page, maybe named Dictionary, for more convenience probably. Also there's no reason having 3 similar pages, which sometimes is difficult to find.
The styling that could be used for the new page, would be similar to the ERepublik dictionary with the table. Most of the content I guess will be from the ERepublik jargon, so that means the new page will have sections for each of the versions mentioned in that article. For the current version, maybe not all of its content will be mentioned, we shall see. Of course the new page will fall under the category of "Playing the Game".
Don't get confused with the Abbreviations page, since that page mentions the full writing of the acronyms and some shortened words used, while dictionaries give small info about what each of those mean + for phrases.--Icon-Greece.png Jimkats1 | profile 05:00, 5 February 2019 (PST)

Agreed. Dictionary page seems to be somewhat different and could perhaps be moved to project namespace if I understand its purpose correctly. As for the rest, I'd say decide what goes to dictionary and what goes to abbreviations (so there's no doubled info) and then we can delete the unnecessary one(s). --Icon-Montenegro.png BogiTalk 06:49, 5 February 2019 (PST)
+1 Dictionary is obsolete and can be removed, it was used before translations become a more integral part of the game, now it is much easier to check how is something translated. erep dictionary and jargon can be merged together in one article, maybe even simply adding an additional column to specify when it was used (e.g. Beta, V1, Rising, Current, or a combination of). Therefore, I nominate @Jimkats1: to take all relevant info from Jargon to eRep Dictionary and then from both of the articles to move some to Abbreviations if necessary, as he is already in the "groove". I will just double check some data from Dictionary and remove it in next two days to make room for the move of eRep dictionary to a more natural location. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 14:25, 6 February 2019 (PST)
I'm not sure what to do with the abbreviations in those pages. For some of them there are few more info explained, for others there's none. Should I keep them in the dictionary?--Icon-Greece.png Jimkats1 | profile 05:01, 18 February 2019 (PST)
I'd keep if there is a bigger explanation, but if it's something like this "VP = Vice President", remove / move to abbreviations page. --Icon-Montenegro.png BogiTalk 11:21, 18 February 2019 (PST)
Old Dictionary has been removed and everything is ready for the move for eRepublik Dictionary and eRepublik Jargon to Dictionary and Jargon. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 14:40, 23 February 2019 (PST)
eRepublik dictionary has been moved to Dictionary. Correction of my previous statement as the Jargon was not intended to be moved - @Jimkats1: can you merge the eRepublik Jargon with Dictionary and Abbreviations pages and just put the deletion notice on the Jargon page when you are done? --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 07:58, 6 March 2019 (PST)
Yes, I'm onto that and trying to see if and which abbreviations will be kept in the Dictionary. For some terms I may not be sure of the exact version they were used. I was thinking for the "Version" to use Beta, One and Rising as values.--Icon-Greece.png Jimkats1 | profile 08:10, 6 March 2019 (PST)

Leaderboard's decorations

I was going through decoration's category, which is very messy tbh (:D), I noticed some decorations have duplicates, not that they are same picture but some or just framed version of unframed ones. Here are two examples.
First

Decoration - leaderboards - damage dealer ground 2.png v File:Icon leaderboard fighters(damage) 2nd(Military Unit)Division 4.png

Ingame decorations are framed with division and number of decorations you achieved (2nd picture), however clicking on "show picture" on the decoration gives you unframed picture without the division and number (1st picture). I would suggest we use the unframed file as this would mean fewer files uploaded and also less mess in the decoration icons category.
Second

Decoration aircraft Chief master sergeant silver.png v File:Chief Master Sergeant Silver MNG.jpg

Similar to the first one, here it is also uploaded decoration with the frame (2nd picture). Uploading framed files for every country and every rank would also increase the mess in the category. So I would advise we keep unframed decorations instead of framed ones. -- Icon-Belgium.png Gyantse (talk) 13:13, 22 February 2019 (PST)

I agree with you. I was thinking about making a decorations template (which would work like Battle Row templates), but to do that we need a naming policy for decorations. As it is, many are named in a different way.
On the side note, a birdie told me nice stuff about you, but I won't tell who :P --Icon-Montenegro.png BogiTalk 17:49, 22 February 2019 (PST)
I might be able to get the list of all decorations next week. If that happens, it might be a good time to work out naming policy and having a list of all decorations would make our job much easier. -- Icon-Belgium.png Gyantse (talk) 08:38, 23 February 2019 (PST)
@Gyantse: Great work, I support frameless decorations to be kept, and definitely we can add a naming policy for the decorations. +1 --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 12:46, 23 February 2019 (PST)
How about File:Icon - <event name> - <decoration name + details>.png? Maybe even using Decoration instead of Icon would make things clearer, as there's a lot of them and they are just gonna keep coming. Examples:
  • File:Icon - leaderboards - damage dealer (ground) 1.png
  • File:Decoration - leaderboards - slayer (aircraft) 3.png
  • File:Icon - halloween 2015 - hunter.png
  • File:Decoration - aircraft - chief master seargent gold/silver.png
--Icon-Montenegro.png BogiTalk 10:38, 1 March 2019 (PST)
I vote for option number two as it has all of the key words and would ease up search thorugh the files a lot. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 11:08, 1 March 2019 (PST)
I got the list of all decorations now. Will take me some time to get through all the data I got :P
So the naming policy should be like: File:Decoration_(event name)_(description).png -- Icon-Belgium.png Gyantse (talk) 01:26, 5 March 2019 (PST)
Naming rule added to the naming and image policies. Thake your time Gyantse and I hope you will be faster than I am with some of my to-do tasks (just done some that were 3-5 years old) --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 06:30, 5 March 2019 (PST)
I'll get on with renaming files in Category:Decoration Icons. I'll leave redirects until all files have been renamed and links corrected (which will be done by Čerbo!). --Icon-Montenegro.png BogiTalk 07:49, 5 March 2019 (PST)
OK. Current files should be renamed now. I will proceede with uploading the decoration files I got. Also if someone can merge this files
Decoration 5th MU tournament 1.png and Decoration MU Tournament August 1.png
Decoration 5th MU tournament 2.png and Decoration MU Tournament August 2.png -- Icon-Belgium.png Gyantse (talk) 06:14, 8 March 2019 (PST)
I'd say these are not exactly the same. First ones are given to units and second ones to citizens. --Icon-Montenegro.png BogiTalk 06:37, 8 March 2019 (PST)

Decoration's size

Decoration Regiment rumble 3.png or Regiment rumble tier 2.png
What size would you prefer? -- Icon-Belgium.png Gyantse (talk) 06:05, 11 March 2019 (PDT)

It depends on the use case, but in general I would like to see the 2nd smaller version in an article (btw they both look really small in relation with the text when you visit this article from mobile :P).--Icon-Greece.png Jimkats1 | profile 12:04, 11 March 2019 (PDT)
Changing file size is easy. Might be good to have that option, though I can't think of a use of bigger image in this case. --Icon-Montenegro.png BogiTalk 12:57, 11 March 2019 (PDT)
I would preffer the smaller one, seems more fitting for most of the usage here on the wiki. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 22:24, 11 March 2019 (PDT)