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Here are some active discussion about wiki.

Discussion 1: Deleting stubs

There is a lot of stub pages in wiki which might never be updated. The question is should we delete old stub pages or keep them and hope that someone will update them in the future? Or should they be saved as historical information in the wiki? Share your opinion with us. Here's some comments from last month:

-1 I don't agree with you. Pages should be left here as historical information. We shouldn't solve stub problem with deletion of pages. There's a lot of citizen pages with proper templates + some text put for deletion as useless. I would never delete a citizen page as useless as it's practically a game feature that every citizen has right to have a citizen page. It's different thing if there's a only one sentence in some foreign language and not even the template. I urge every SysOp to refrain from deleting any citizen, party, company, newspaper etc. page which is marked as useless. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 16:38, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
+1 While I agree with sampo about citizen, party, and newspaper pages, I agree with Wes on org and company stubs. Org stubs don't really give much historical information aside from their one-time existence. Companies change hands fairly often. Most of the time, the new owner changes the company name. Eventually most companies become inactive and dormant. If the article is only a stub with an infobox saying "This company used to exist", I don't see it as contributing much of historical value. --Chris Stanwick 14:49, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
-1 I don't agree with you, it's not right to just delete them, it's all part of eRepublik history, and it should be available for others. Like an example, if you stop playing, and after some while someone deletes your page, how would you feel? Yeah, many of them don't invest much effort on their pages, but don't delete them —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hurkancs (talkcontribs)
+1 I cannot think of a better way to clean up the wiki than to get rid of pages that are never updated with information simply because no-one cares about them. Pierric Bross 09:09, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
-1 Just because no one has the time to improve a page, it does not mean that the mentioned page should be deleted. After all, one or more contributors contributed to that stub page. All pages start as stubs; if we start deleting them, it would be like saying to those few contributors that their effort was for nothing. I would go with a different approach, encourage all contributors to improve stub pages on a daily basis. --Belea2008 15:33, 3 March 2011 (UTC)


Discussion 2: Fictional content in user pages

This wiki is about eRepublik - as you can see from the name: eRepublik official wiki. However there is a lot of fictional pages in user namespace. The question is: should we allow to let users make fictional stuff in their userspace or should we keep the fictional stuff out of this wiki? Here's a comment from last months discussion.

If I may, a few points:

  • "The sandbox is a page designed for testing and experimenting with wiki syntax. However, it must not be used for malicious purposes."
  • AC had over 60 sandboxes at one point in time; you can still find some of them here
  • He was the major contributor to Dioism (and one of its "ambassadors") and fictional articles (and the policies which govern them). He is still a SysOp (although no longer active)

Main idea: if a contributor has imagination; let him/her. If that same contributor wants to have 10, 20, 100, 100, 5000 sandbox pages - the same contributor should be allowed to (the "malicious purposes" still stands). I would rephrase your entire speech to one simple question: do you consider we need a policy like this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability - in our Wiki? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Belea2008 (talkcontribs)

As a new editor I'd like to toss in my ideas about this. The reason that I became interested in the wiki is 1) because new players have really no other way to get an idea about what is going on, or the historical context in which it is occurring. The game history/politics is overwhelming to newbies and it probably results in a poor retention level. In my opinion this is the main purpose of the wiki. To clear things up and provide ... well .. eHistory. 2) as an extension of the game that allows us to continue playing even once we have done our in-game stuff. It is this second point that causes the concern. I think there should be a lot of latitude in making things up and being creative, because that's the fun part. Players should be able to create their own personal history, religion, clubs, groups, etc. But I think there should be a line drawn when it conflicts with and is outside of the scope of the game. It does have to have some basis in the game. The Avataronia epic series is a good example. On the surface it looks like a group of players doing their own thing, but as pointed out, they are seeding the content into "official" looking pages. This produces confusion for new users and should be addressed. My recommendation is to use a tagging template system to label content that is outside the scope of the game, or essentially user-created. Something like one of the Help:Common_templates/Templates with a text body of This is a user-created page. Content should not be considered part of formal eRepublik history.. I'm hesitant about prohibiting editors to have a little fun with the game by being creative. Notability is dicey ... basically any player could write an article themselves about Avataronia, and then guess what ... it passes notibility. If an editor has a problem with content they can always request a cite, and after a while remove the offending content - if necessary by sending it to AfD where both sides can state their case. --Citizen 6 02:26, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Regarding general fictional content - there is already a notability policy of sorts for Religious institutions that began after several unimportant religions appeared during after the creation of churchism and theocracy as separates from dioism (churchism itself was removed for not being able to adhere to the notability requests). I agree that a similar policy should be adopted for all fictional groupings (such as alliances / military factions that do not use the new module / 'independent regions' et. al.). Citizen pages on the other hand is a slightly more complex issue. For citizens interested in the role play of the game they may talk about their childhood or bizarre adventures of how they came to their political positions and gruesome stories of their military victims - Emerick to use an easy example treats his page as a diary and often references the fictional character his avatar is based upon. I like these kind of pages. As older users will remember the 'this page contains fictional information' template was not a favourite of users and unfortuantly I am at lose as to suggestions to please both sides regarding those fantasy-based pages. Pierric Bross 09:05, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
why was the 'this page contains fictional information' template not favorable? Would a 'this page contains user-created information and may not conform to the eRepublik timeline' (or something to that effect) likely end-up displeasing the opposing group in the same manner? Sorry, just missed all that discussion. --Icon-USA.png Citizen 6 | Talk 12:11, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Discussion 3: Active string parsing please

Hi, (I'm back :p) it's possible to active the string parser please, there is nothing to install, as it's included on the default parser, just need to active it. So need to add on LocalSetting this :

$wgPFEnableStringFunctions = true;

Thanks in advance Source ~~ Azaret Icon-Paraguay.png déjame un mensaje (: 11:48, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

+1 Very useful! - John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png Talk/Pretorian Guard 02:05, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
+1 and another +1 because it doesn't need any complicated implementation (api extension was postponed for 3 months, LOL) --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 12:13, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Still nothing ? not even an answer ? Holy shit, and then they ask why the hell we quit this game ? seriously.... ~~ Azaret Icon-Paraguay.png déjame un mensaje (: 13:41, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
"find a good reason for enabling it" ---- so.... any advantages of enabling it? What do you (we) wish to do with it? --Belea2008 11:57, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
There is many interesting functions there. One concrete application I would to make is for skills templates for make appears "12312/50,000 points" like "12,312/50,000 points". It's just very useful for manipulate string and/or make string from integer ~~ Azaret Icon-Paraguay.png déjame un mensaje (: 12:03, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
I don't fully understand.... why can't we just write those numbers with a comma? --Belea2008 12:50, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
It's templates, skils templates manipulate strings as numbers so on "90172" format, mediawiki does not support numbers with comma. you can see this template for example : Template:Economy_skill. "90,172" is better to read than "90172" but can't do this for the moment, we could do it with that with {{#len:}} and {{#sub:}} functions. ~~ Azaret Icon-Paraguay.png déjame un mensaje (: 13:00, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Discussion 4: Flag ball icons of fictional countries

As you can see here there is over 100 national icons (flag balls) in the wiki. However there is only 69 countries. This means there is about 30 FlagBalls that don't belong to official countries of eRepublik. And also great part of those 30 isn't used anywhere. So my point is: why do we need these for? Share your thoughts! --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 20:55, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Personally I don't see any usage for these. We can always keep saying if the country is added, then we have flag balls ready for them. But I'd like to wait until we know these countries are coming. So I'd get rid of unused FlagBalls. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 20:55, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Just leave em IMO, better to have em and wait for them to become useful, than not have them when the countries appear. - John F Baker Icon-UK.png Talk/Special Boat Service 11:05, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Not mentioning some of them were created by our famous Avataronian, or by Bora Can ASLI (FlagBall of BENIN/MADAGASCAR/GHANA, what the heck it's doing here)... --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 14:48, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
My proposal is: create Category:Flag Ball Icons to put ALL the ballflags that aren0t countries of eRepublik, and keep Category:National Icons only for flags. ||||||Khebit TC| 17:25, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
By the way many ball are alliance (Eden,Atlantis,..), languages (English,..) or clones (Uk,United-kingdom,..) ~~ Azaret Icon-Paraguay.png déjame un mensaje (: 22:03, 25 March 2011 (UTC)


Discussion 5: Languages

Some time ago I was gathering data about number of pages in languages. You can see it here. The data is about one month old, but shows the trends. As you can see, we have completely "dead" languages like Urdu, Japanese or Korean. What should we do with them? --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 15:23, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

I'd remove those languages. BTW, you can yse use {{PAGESINCATEGORY:catname}} to get the amount of pages in category ({{PAGESINCATEGORY:Suomi}} = 311) :> --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 15:24, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Ahh, I was reading MediaWiki bazillion times, but forgot this one. :X --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 15:23, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
I would remove only articles of those languages, as they supposedly are not too up to date, but not entire language. There might be still some contributors. --Icon-Poland.png Caroline au Marymont|Talk to me. 21:33, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Constructions table

Hi, I have recently created {{Constructions}} template. Example of usage on pages of polish regions (Silesia for example). What do you think about it? --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 15:25, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

It's fuckin useful, I like it :D Imagensinfondo-Khebit.png Khebit 17:20, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
Yeah. Just wait when Admins remove hospitals and DS's :D --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 20:03, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

V2 Menu Bar

Please, change V1_Menu_Bar.jpg in Template:Game_Menu with V2_Menu_Bar.jpg. Regards! --StanProg 19:56, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

That's not a problem anymore. The menubar has returned to it's normal style. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 23:36, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Azaret's wiki update

Since nothing has happened in months I have made the MainMenu template invisible from pages. There is no point show it as the project will most likely never be finished or even continued. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 20:14, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Campaign Hero Medal Template

I was wondering if one was made or in use like the ones displayed on my Citizen Wiki page http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/Dan_Murchadh

Not as far as I know.--Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 20:11, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Didn't we pass a vote on not making medal templates since V1 was still around? I wasn't aware that the decision was reversed. Icon-Taiwan.png- Jameson L. Tai talk 02:39, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Day 1150

As in, Thursday (13th of January 2011), implementation of:

  • General Managers (citizens) ability to work once/day in every company they own (see below for more details)
  • the VAT and Income Tax - a maximum value of 25% (reminder: the lower limit for all taxes is 1%)

List of Companies

  • Only for citizens: in the list of companies, for owned companies o display a "work as manager" button (next to the company industry) (in order to make space, place "migrate" and "relocate" buttons on the same column)
    • if a manager worked already for that company replace the button with text "manager already worked" and button "view results"
    • display the work screen with "view results" button
  • change "You have already worked today. Come back tomorrow." into "A manager already worked today. Come back tomorrow."
  • do not display the "resign" button + When the citizen owner click the "work as manager" button
    • display the normal work screen with "view results" button
  • do not display the "resign" button
  • Note: You are allowed to work as manager once a day for an unlimited number of companies even if you worked as an employee in the same day

Work results

  • the owner will not receive salary (instead, display in the salary section: "You are working as manager, no sallary is needed.")
  • raw materials will be used for manufacturing products
  • only the first "work" in that day will increment the days for "Hard Worker" medal (no matter if worked as employee or manager)
    • for the other "works" in that day, display the info related to "Hard Worker" as it was displayed at the first "work"
  • 5 Health points will be deducted for every "work as manager" (no matter the company quality)
    • the 1/2/3/4/5 system of losing health based on company quality is to be kept when working as employee
  • Work task from "Daily Tasks" will be completed no matter if worked as employee or manager

IMPORTANT IDEA!!! "5 Health points will be deducted for every "work as manager" (no matter the company quality)" --Belea2008 16:52, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Have you invented a time machine? Day 1050 went already and it's 2011. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 17:06, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
I have added some styling to above info and corrected the days. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Click here to talk with me baby! ;) 22:28, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
What about Economy Skill ? Is this mean unlimited skill points in day ?? Ali Emami Flag of Iran talk to me 03:03, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
OFC. Pay more get more!--Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 17:22, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Edited: thanks for the ignore. I won't ask next time. --Quicksilver 10:22, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Now you lose 10 health points when working as manager. --Dalibor Icon-Croatia.png Talk 20:50, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Now you can work as an employee in your every company once a day. No one cares about health limits :D --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 16:26, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Update: You can no longer as an employee in your companies. You can still be an employee in other people's companies. --Belea2008 13:41, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Feature removal

We will make these page to be not accessible - tomorrow morning. --Belea2008 13:58, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

So 'cause you can't fix it you remove it completely? --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 14:18, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
... I've given up on this game e_e What's the use, when no reason is given, and the few remaining things that people find useful in this place, are removed. Jeez... - John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png Talk/Pretorian Guard 16:10, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Black market trading be untrusted ! :( Ali Emami Flag of Iran talk to me 10:10, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

So this mean you are either removing the entire donate history feature or just so we cant see what the Admin account is doing? - Relorian

The entire donation history feature. --Belea2008 08:47, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Even more new countries

So it seems the admins are introducing further new countries in 1 week. The new countries and neighbouring regions were announced today. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be added. So yeah, it might be worth getting things prepared for these additions. ~ Icon-UK.png Thomas765 come talk - 18:10, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Already on it: Icon-Egypt.png Egypt, Icon-Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia, Icon-United Arab Emirates.png United Arab Emirates. --Martin23230 18:35, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Articles for Deletion

A Wiki admin should probably clean it up, some of those pages have been there for some time. ---- Icon-Netherlands.png Icon-Australia.png Tim Veltkamp| Nubcakes? 09:32, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Deleted somewhere around 100 pages. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 12:45, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Quastion about images

I created some image and want to upload them to use in my own page , i don't want any one use them without my permission , what should i do and what is solution ? Ali Emami Flag of Iran talk to me 06:06, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

As this is an open source, I think there's no way to forbid somebody to use an image. Imagensinfondo-Khebit.png Khebit 18:21, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
I suggest you start by reading this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:File_copyright_tags - basically, to "protect" an image, you have to copyright it. Let me know if you need further documentation. --Belea2008 10:50, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Sysop Nomination

I have nominated Rowan Quigley to become a Sysop. Please leave your comments here. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 14:42, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

I would vote yes if I can! Rowan is cool. --Icon-Netherlands.png Daniel Parker 20:32, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Day 1157

http://forum.erepublik.com/showthread.php/107172-Simplified-Customization-Levels

  • No customization bars in market.
  • Products have fixed customization.
  • Create a new company with 20g.
  • Create multiple companies in the same industry.
Product Component Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5
Weapons Usage 1 2 3 4 5
Firepower 20 40 60 80 100
Tickets Health 1 2 3 4 5
Zones 1 2 3 4 5
House Health/day 10 20 30 40 50
Durability (days) 10 20 30 40 50
Hospital Uses/citizen 1 2 3 4 5
Total Health 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000
DS Usage (battles) 1 2 3 4 5
Defence budget 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000

Pages that need changing:

...more? --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 19:01, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Oh man, so they talk about hospitals now? Imagensinfondo-Khebit.png Khebit 19:06, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
At least they didn't make it better :D --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 05:19, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
All I wanted was for them to make the companies cheaper to make. So I'm happy now :) Icon-UK.png Rowan Quigley Talk to me! 08:27, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/User:Jan_Baykara/Product_Customization_Changes --Belea2008 11:20, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Stupid wiki page, should be deleted

SamWystan's Day - I find this page to be completely stupid and have nothing what so ever to do with anything, I think it should be taken down. Icon-UK.png Rowan Quigley Talk to me! 09:56, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Deleted. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 12:14, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks guys for removing something that should be marked as eUS History. -Relorian

Well you shouldn't have put it their, put it in the USA page, the entire page just says someone tried to PTO and party and failed. That pretty much covers it. Icon-UK.png Rowan Quigley Talk to me! 05:09, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Well I wanted to read that :( - Ian E Coleman

Treasure maps: Gone - Achievement updates

By request of AndyCro

Whenever leveling up / winning new achievement:

  • the citizen will not receive an alert anymore
  • a reward pop-up (similar to Mission completed / Rank level up) appears
  • citizens do not receive treasure maps
  • Gold is added to citizen account directly:
    • 1 Gold for each Level up
    • 5 Gold for each Achievement
  • regarding the Gold Bonus Module, no changes.
This "1 gold for level up" looks like admin wants us to buy gold... --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 18:17, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Actually, if we wanted that, we would have kept the current system (majority of users receive under 5 Gold for a treasure map and you get one treasure map at levels 5, 10, 15)... Just saying! :) --Belea2008 10:36, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Treasure Map removal

Phase 1 (at launch): don't award treasure maps anymore

  • remove Treasure Maps from missions requirements and rewards (if any)
  • In Gold & Extras, Treasure map tab: replace "Treasure maps are awarded for" area with the following paragraph: "The last Treasure map was found on day 1154. There are no other Treasure maps to be found anymore."

Phase 2 (30 days after the launch): Treasure maps removal

  • remove Treasure Maps tab from Gold & Extras page
  • remove any unnecessary Treasure maps code (alerts, db)

--Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 18:04, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you Sampo, and a big thanks for article updates. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Click here to talk with me baby! ;) 22:45, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Bad deletion requests.

I would like to challenge Tim Veltkamp's deletion requests surrounding Royal Navy military unit articles, and his frankly untrue comment "useless". See user talk discussion. - John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png Talk/Pretorian Guard 21:48, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

responded to it ---- Icon-Netherlands.png Icon-Australia.png Tim Veltkamp| Nubcakes? 06:50, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

My suggestion: You combine the unit articles into the fleet article (HMS fezoj, HMS Lionheart, HMS Rodney Mckay combined to Channel Fleet etc.). In my opinion articles that have only few sentences are totally useless and should be deleted. Or another possibility is that you add content to the pages and make them more informing. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 07:03, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

That's fine, but as said in the user talk, a discussion on what to do with the articles would have been much appreciated, BEFORE going on a mass deletion spree without any real notice being given. :/ - John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png Talk/Pretorian Guard 07:38, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Well, Tim was putting {{Deletion}} template, and I was about to delete it, but I think marking some pages with Deletion was bit too far (aka Irc). --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 11:27, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
irc? anywho its on my talk page about those pages.---- Icon-Netherlands.png Icon-Australia.png Tim Veltkamp| Nubcakes? 11:29, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm happy to help with Sampo's suggestion, if you're interested by that suggestion. ---- Icon-Netherlands.png Icon-Australia.png Tim Veltkamp| Nubcakes? 07:16, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
I'll deal with this when I've finished my exams on Wednesday... - John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png Talk/Pretorian Guard 19:07, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of 'Teaism' Religion Page

Could the partly constructed 'Teaism' page please be restored and attached to my user space? I was still researching the history to put into the page. Many Thanks. Artela 21:56, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Restored HERE. Good luck with it. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Click here to talk with me baby! ;) 22:57, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks AndyCro - much appreciated! Artela 23:02, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Use the API on the wiki

Hi, can we add this extension [1] for use the API please :D ~~ Azaret Icon-Paraguay.png déjame un mensaje (: 11:36, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

+1 Oh my! This would be awesome for Country/Citizen pages! :D - Icon-UK.png John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png talk/British Army librarian 12:08, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
0 This could be good, but most likely the eRep team will never make this kind of implementation (as they didn't even add the string parsers to this wiki). And the API doesn't really give much information needed to keep pages updated. But whatever. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 12:43, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

+0.5 It is a good idea, but I think sampo is right ~~ Icon-Romania.png McKayRO|Say hello! 16:37, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

+1 Yep, its an awesome idea so for basic things like level and stuff, it will automatically update, I'm all for it! Icon-Switzerland.png Rowan Quigley Talk to me! 10:43, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
+1 on the idea, 0 on the feasibility. Face it... this damn API changes we're going to be kicking the dirt for six months while someone who knows how the API works and who knows how to change wiki templates (and have Engineer access to do so) is going to come around. Icon-Taiwan.png- Jameson L. Tai talk/Minister of Defense and Director of National Intelligence 00:07, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
I know the API :P more as I do the relation between players and admin in charge of it, then I know wiki code too :P and the use of this extension isn't complicated ~~ Azaret Icon-Paraguay.png déjame un mensaje (: 09:12, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

+1, and even +∞. I was planning to write such extension especially for Wiki, but my PHP knowledge isn't that good. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 15:38, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

So, if no one has objections, I'll focus on this one next week. Just let me know if me/the dev/za team/etc. has to be careful about security issues or tricky details at installation. --Belea2008 00:47, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Well, after installing this, I suggest adding to LocalSettings.php something like this:

$wgXML2WikiConfig['showsysinfo'] = false;
$wgXML2WikiConfig['showmodules'] = false;

What for? The documentation for XML2Wiki says:
 $wgXML2WikiConfig["showsysinfo"] - Activates or deactivates system information, for example: PHP version. 
(XML2Wiki documentation)
 $wgXML2WikiConfig["showmodules"] - Activates or deactivates information about PHP loaded modules. 
(XML2Wiki documentation)
And I think this should be kept private somehow. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 11:25, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
This now works? :D - John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png Talk/Pretorian Guard 11:38, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
Oh also - Path Permissions need to be set on this wiki - i.e, allow the api urls to be fetched :) - John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png Talk/Pretorian Guard 11:44, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
Anyone? :( - John F Baker Icon-South Africa.png Talk/Pretorian Guard 23:15, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Don't hold your breath mate. Knowing it's Erepublik Team I am sure we will get a Beta version of it first year 2050. Then we will have version 1 year 2051 with graphic changes. --Aryamehr Flag of Iran talk 13:53, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Well, "next week" for 20th November is this week. I think that Belea will inform us about installation of extension. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 16:38, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
Implementation postponed for two weeks. :| --Belea2008 21:41, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Not surprised ;) --Aryamehr Flag of Iran talk 23:35, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
"Implementation postponed" - why? --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 12:28, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
Any news? two weeks passed from 5 December 2010 PHuSiOn9 3:45, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Hell yeah, it looks like it got rejected or something. Belea, any news on it? --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 11:25, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I spoke with Belea, he told me this project got postponed at least 3 months from now :'( --PHuSiOn9 (Talk) 11:55, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
+1 Tottaly YES...but obviously that's not important since it got postponed :( --Hurkancs Icon-Croatia.png Say something to me :) 15:43, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Rank template update

Rank template will now default to icon of private if the typing of the rank is wrong. I also made it possible to use V1 ranks with the template (e.g. Icon Colonel.jpg V1 Colonel). If you notice that some parts aren't working drop me a line and I'll what I can do. Also if you have something against this update, feel free to come forward. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 23:53, 21 January 2011 (UTC)


Is it just me or does it show private for everyone? Have a look at this: Icon rank Commander*.png Commander* ? --Code-Y 03:33, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Mine is working fine? Icon rank Lt Colonel.png Lt Colonel Icon-EDEN.png Icon-Canada.png Wes Lewis Feel free to talk!

Great job Sampo :D, but yes, it sometimes fails :S Imagensinfondo-Khebit.png Khebit 11:42, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
The problem with commander rank is now solved. Please tell me about every problem (even minor) this has so I can fix it. Like Khebit, could you tell some pages you see the fails so that I could fix those. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 13:48, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Sexy fix, looks perfect now! Thanks bro :). --Icon-Canada.pngCode-Y Talk/Projects 18:16, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Taxes template

We need to fix the taxes template because there is no rifles, air units, tanks and artilery. Now those things are replaced by 'weapons'. --Icon-Lithuania.png Napalas 17:00, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Updated. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 17:10, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

People still use that? It'd be better to just use this (or if anyone wants to edit the template, it'd look better like this);

Product Income Tax Import Tax VAT
Icon - Food.jpg 10% 15% 1%
Icon - Moving Tickets.jpg 15% 80% 1%
Icon - House.jpg 10% 15% 1%
Icon - Hospital.jpg 10% 15% 1%
Icon - Defense System.jpg 15% 1% 1%
Icon - Grain.png 10% 15%
Icon - Oil.png 10% 30%
Icon - Stone.jpg 10% 30%
Icon - Iron.png 10% 10%
Icon - Rifle.png 10% 60% 1%

Example taken from Canada's :). --Icon-Canada.pngCode-Y Talk/Projects 18:17, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Standard names for product icons

Standards are good, aren't they? I've seen product icons for different qualities uploaded with and quite interesting names. I would like to standardize the product icon names to: Icon product Qx.png

So if some SysOp could move following files, I would be happy (I'll be dealing with the redirects so you don't need to worry about them):

Thank you! --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 15:45, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

I uploaded new version of weapons with higher quality. Ali Emami Flag of Iran talk to me 20:30, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

It's impossible to "move" file, just reupload it. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 18:25, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
And BTW when you finish reuploading, inform me, I will update templates like {{Constructions}} --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 18:29, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Andy has been moving files so either it's not impossible or Andy is true haxor :D --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 18:31, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
You say it's possible, OK, I'll give it a try. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 18:33, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Oh, that works. BTW. I think you need to rerun your regex for all namespaces (see what's linking to File:Icon - Grain.jpg for example). --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 18:37, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Yeah. I was thinking about doing it next. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 18:39, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

C'mon! There's still many files to move. Could someone do that? --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 16:27, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

All of them done :D ||||||Khebit TC| 17:25, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks man! Links changed - only deletions left to do. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 18:27, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Update the site notice for visitors

I would like the MediaWiki:Anonnotice to be updated. It's visible to every one who isn't logged in to the wiki. The current version can be found here. As a great part of English pages are up-to-date, I would like to change it to:

Welcome to eRepublik Official Wiki! You can go back to eRepublik by clicking here.

Some translated pages are be outdated. See the English page to get the latest information! We are always looking for quality editors and translators - visit Bar to find out how can you help.

What do you think? --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 16:14, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Updated. BTW. Mediawiki:Sitenotice also needs updating. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 17:16, 23 January 2011 (UTC)


Templates: Regions of XX

I see that Thomas765 has started to create several templates about regions. He probably doesn't know that there was an official change (find the section called NOW HEAR THIS - OFFICIAL CHANGE) made more than a year ago. The main reason of removal of this templates were that they quickly become out of date... Parties change name, regions change hands during war... The question is, should we continue this policy and undo the changes made by Thomas, or should we make a policy change... For example, templates with original list of regions are allowed on the pages? Or something like that. I would really appreciate your feedback on this matter. Thank you.--AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Click here to talk with me baby! ;) 11:41, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

I'd go for putting only the original regions of each country. Or, if not:
that. Imagensinfondo-Khebit.png Khebit 12:05, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
How about we just leave it to show the original regions and not conquered regions. It means we don't have to update them. Icon-UK.pngIcon-Australia.png Rowan Quigley Talk to me! 12:53, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
Go for original regions, as here:

Template:Regions of the United Arab Emirates btw. this one should really be {{Regions of United Arab Emirates}}--Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 17:12, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

I thought it would help navigation, and I was thinking about the conquered regions last night. I knew that some where deleted in the past but I only really did it for countries I was helping on the wiki to begin with. However, when I saw that Grzechooo had added templates for Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt and Rowan had added one for Belgium, I continued. It's fine if they're deleted, I just thought it was helpful, especially on region pages for navigating around the country's regions. If you'd like a list of those that've been done, then I can give you one in the event that they need removing. ~ Icon-UK.png Thomas765 come talk - 13:24, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

These kind of templates should only have original regions. BTW I could make a script that will automatically update the region template and this kind of templates with new owners. The problem is that I would have to run it manually and if I'm not around, you would have to do it by hand. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 16:16, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

I agree with only doing original regions, it can get messy. Although I don't mind continuing with doing the way I did with original regions being conquered by putting the region in italics and putting the flagball at 10 or 15 pixels beside it, for example:
United Kingdom Dublin OR United Kingdom Dublin
but it does look slightly odd. I would very much like to continue making the templates as it's one thing I enjoyed doing so I'll leave the discussion to continue and contribute regularly. ~ Icon-UK.png Thomas765 come talk - 18:52, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Report: eCroatia first RL Meeting in 2011

This was few minutes before pub closing time


I don't know will you like it, but this is a small report from the first 2011 meeting in Croatia.

So, I am twoclicking the eRepublik and my eye catches the article big meeting at pub Bear on Friday, January 21, 2011. So I start to read the article and when I saw that there will be around 50 people there, so I decided to go.

On that Friday, a very cold day here in Croatia, especially in Zagreb, I parked my car on pub's parking place and noticed a bus from Dubrovnik... No, the passengers were not people, they were multi-accounts from that part of Croatia. I am entering the pub and one part of this pretty large pub was PTO'd by different kind of eRepublik players.

I know couple of them, but the main reason of my coming there were Les Paul, a friend from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who changed countries to meet me, and of course beautiful women players. I talked about two hours with most of them and the conclusion was next:

  • Admins suck (that was consensus) mostly because they are changing the game with no warning (sorry Belea, they said it)
  • Almost 90 % has multi-accounts (yes, I am in the stupid 10 %)
  • Only few of old players still play the game (again, I am probably the oldest one on the meeting)
  • The difference between new and old players is to big (a person can't gather so much skill as the old ones) - this is very important because it happens that people sell their accounts for RL money!!!
  • The difference in modules is also to big (If you are a soldier you will earn far more Experience points) so there is no point to be a "honest" politician

And there was also some remembering of old times where it was a great job to be the President of a country and when there were only a few multi-accounts.

The two hours went very fast, it was very interesting... If you don't trust me, check the video or the photo album. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Click here to talk with me baby! ;) 17:09, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Multis, multis everywhere!
Also, many countries do RL meetings usually, I propose the creation of pages in which all these meetings will be, to know just a bit of the connection between RL and eR :D ||||||Khebit TC| 20:05, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Question: Stubs

On what pages can I put this: Stub Are there any restrictions: eg. age of the page, creation date or last edited or citizens pages etc.? Also are we doing anything with pages like this: http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/Acsara_m Where citizen is banned, dead etc? -- Gucio16 21:51, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

My suggestion would be not to slap any stub sign on any page, before you learn to sign your comments--Quicksilver 20:58, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
We had a similar discussion about citizen pages before. In fairness, the example you gave had the text, "read the Brazilian version for more info". But I think in general, we should never delete citizen articles purely because they do hold some value, even if they are almost empty. Stubs I think should be placed on any v. short article, although the problem with articles like organisations (fabricated and real) and citizens is that only a select few know about them, so there is little chance that the stub will be corrected unless that person comes back :/ - John F Baker Icon-UK.png Talk/Royal Navy 21:05, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and Quicksilver means, type "~~~~" after each comment you make here :) - John F Baker Icon-UK.png Talk/Royal Navy 21:07, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
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