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Proposal to wake up wiki editors

Although I am really enjoying that recent changes is usually empty, so I can update all of the stuff are needed to be updated, I have a suggestion that would like to hear the community what do they think... What would you say if an editor could win a jackpot things as they can usually in the Power spin? I mean, the spinning is randomly generated, and eRepublik bosses give away this anyway, so why not organize something similar here? Would be nice to hear what does community think about it, as would be a nice think to motivate people to edit. There can be some conditions how to get a chance to win it, like sysops have to give you some "editing credit" if the editor edits something from importance, or top 7 people would get it, or something else. Thank you for your feedback. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 05:58, 6 April 2015 (PDT)

Feel free to ask our Mesther buddy about it, assuming he may care about this wiki.
--Yamisuke «HI!» 14:25, 12 April 2015 (PDT)

Legend rank

Since Legend rank has customised title (for example Legends of Serbia: SerbianLegenda Batallion 1, Legends of Cyprus: Mithrantir Batallion 1, etc.), but uses the same icon for all, would it be possible to add it to {{Citizen}} to add just Legend in "rank" field, and "legend title" field below, where we can write a customised title?

For example:
|legend title=Legends of Serbia: SerbianLegenda Batallion 1

And as a result get Icon rank Legends.png Legends of Serbia: SerbianLegenda Batallion 1. --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 08:59, 30 December 2014 (PST)

+1 Good idea. --Icon-Albania.pngIcon-Montenegro.png Ammar M. Tivari Talk page! 03:31, 31 December 2014 (PST)
Bogi, but we will do it next year, ok? :D --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 05:30, 31 December 2014 (PST)
Andy, it's the next year already :P --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 09:08, 3 February 2015 (PST)
Well, it will be this year... Where is the rush? I will try to develop some kind of a switch to the {{Rank}} so it could work without adding additional field, but will see. :D --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 13:36, 3 February 2015 (PST)

If I follow the example, the best that I can give you without fucking the whole code is:

Rank: Icon rank Legends.png Legend
Rank title: Legends of Serbia: SerbianLegenda Batallion 1

Would this work? --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 04:15, 24 March 2015 (PDT)

I think it's ok. --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 07:38, 24 March 2015 (PDT)
OK, will do some testing and implement it in next few couple of weeks. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 05:58, 6 April 2015 (PDT)
Implemented. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 14:22, 18 April 2015 (PDT)
p.s. You can always use {{Rank}} template as well to show the name of the Legend title, for example:
{{Rank|Legend|I am the legend}}
wili give you Icon rank Legends.png I am the legend. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 14:24, 18 April 2015 (PDT)
Yeah, I know, but it doesn't work in citizen template, which is why I needed assistance. --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 15:06, 18 April 2015 (PDT)

Region resource update

Is it possible that we get an update for the region resources with a bot, or smth, as most of them are fucked up now and updating more than 500 regions manually could be pain in the ass? --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 12:56, 11 April 2015 (PDT)

Ask Gucio.
--Yamisuke «HI!» 14:21, 12 April 2015 (PDT)
Until resources are updated, can we temporarily disable showprod in {{RegionsTable}} ? No info is better than wrong info. --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 05:08, 19 April 2015 (PDT)
I will try to play around with the script, but can't promise anything. --"Gucio «Talk»" 05:37, 19 April 2015 (PDT)

Templates "Ban" and "Dead"

Can we have an empty line added after these templates as they upset text below. There used to be empty line below but it was removed. Now I have to add silly thing manually ((-)).--Sre8renica (talk) 07:15, 15 April 2015 (PDT)

OK, will do something about it in next few days :) --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 08:30, 15 April 2015 (PDT)
It can't be done like before since they use DIV floating properties; one cannot even add a {{-}} since pages would show in a weird way because of {{Citizen}}.
A solution may be to integrate them in a container template, something like {{CitizenBar|Dead=1|Ban=0|BanReason="a number between 0 and the maximum number of ban reasons"}}; I can't do that at the moment though.
--Yamisuke «HI!» 10:35, 15 April 2015 (PDT)
Oh look, nevermind: it seems I'm not required anymore.
--Yamisuke «HI!» 12:36, 15 April 2015 (PDT)
Ban and dead templates have been integrated in the {{Citizen}} template in a way that changes have been previously won't be affected, but the adding of the templates in the future is much simplified. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 14:25, 18 April 2015 (PDT)


how is possible for someone to be desysopped without me (or anybody for that matter) being noticed about that earlier, for seemingly no reason, except for trying to get shit actually done instead of pretending everything is okay and being

I guess we can call this place done, eRebuglik faildministration doesn't care anymore, neither will I anymore, and neither should ANYONE, have fun with running this site Andycro and Bogohulja

cya all--Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 12:37, 15 April 2015 (PDT)

Farewell! o/
--Yamisuke «HI!» 12:40, 15 April 2015 (PDT)
Thank you big G, sad to see you leave. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 12:58, 15 April 2015 (PDT)
Sorry to see you leave G. You're great with complex templates and MediaWiki stuff, so it's a big loss for wiki if you're out. I hope you will change your mind, there are unfortunately not many active people left here. --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 07:02, 16 April 2015 (PDT)

Image policy addition

As you already know, last year we adopted an awesome Image policy which set some important naming rules for avatar files, which helps a lot in making some rules about putting pictures on the wiki. But, I would like to propose small adition to it for the part of Category:Game Icons. Icons uploaded are named differently so it is quite a mess there. Especially in the Category:Politics Icons, where you have 3 different naming types, then followed by Category:Missions where there are 4 different types of naming, of course Category:Decoration Icons are even worse as I don't know is there any naming type here. Category:Building Icons started to follow some naming rule, but then the rule just dissapeared and of course Category:Achievements has the same problem with naming... And this is just which I noticed and what is actually in categories, because stuff that are not in the categories are usually 456f645ffdg4ad65g4a45d4f45a6s6.jpg

So this is the problem, now what is the solution... Simple, making a rule easy to follow, and I have three of them, but if you have any, feel free to write it down

  1. Icon - What is it - Name of the Icon (Example: Icon position party member.gif, Icon rank World Class Force*.png; most of the old files are categorized like that)
  2. Icon - Name of the Icon (Example: Icon - Aluminum.png; Buildings and Resources are done like that)
  3. Name of the Icon (Example: Employee.gif - only really new images are done like that.)

For the missions, I think that adding number (if applicable) after the name would be useful if there are more than one part of the same named mission. And also think about should all letters be upper cases or lower (except first one which has to be upper) cases. Please vote by writing the number of rule solution which you like and letter option (Examples: 1-upper; 2-lower, 3-I don't care. You can vote for all of the options, as I would really like to hear your opinions. Voting templates can be found here. Thank you for your time. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 12:05, 7 April 2015 (PDT)

+1 1-lower. --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 13:47, 7 April 2015 (PDT)
Well if nobody will say nothing about it, I will start doing the randomly updated icons than like first example mentioned, as that one is the only one that got some positive votes. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 16:23, 8 June 2015 (PDT)

War pages and maps naming rules

I just made page Bulgaria–Peru War, but then it occurred to me that there might be more wars of Bulgaria and Peru in the future. So in order to avoid future article renamings, my proposal is to name wars like this: AttackerDefender War (Month Year). For example Bulgaria–Peru War (February 2015). Or if it's bigger war, (Alliance) invasion of Country/Region (Month Year) (Asteria invasion of Chile (February 2015). For world wars it's obviously not necessary.

Also, use N-dash – or maybe even M-dash — instead of hyphen -.

As for war maps, should be named: File:Map-War name.png and put into Category:War Maps. --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 14:10, 10 April 2015 (PDT)

Several keyboard layouts only can easily let people type hyphen instead of other dashes that should be retrieved someway; there's no point in using something difficult for the majority of editors.
About the whole naming policy proposal for wars, it may be a good idea instead of using ordinal numbers that may result pointless since there may be countless wars; time reference is way useful than the order of wars; anyway, I'd use a shorter notation for time (e.g. Feb 2015, Feb 15 or even 02-15) and maybe for countries too according to this table.
--Yamisuke «HI!» 05:36, 11 April 2015 (PDT)
What I have reached so far is: name page with N-dash and create redirect with hyphen, like they do it on Wikipedia. I have made Category:War Maps, which contains 130 images atm. And for naming, I think it's best to use Feb 2015, others are too short imo and we don't even use 02-15 date format on wiki, since it can be confusing sometimes (for example 10-11 could be interpreted as both October 2011 and November 2010). --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 03:10, 17 April 2015 (PDT)
You and your redirects. Why are you complicating stuff. Make it simple. Normal dash, Map-Name of the War (Month Year), just like you did here File:Map-Asteria invasion of Chile (February 2015).png. The perfect thing is that it matches the war naming rule and it is really simple to follow. All of this shorten month (Jun instead of June?) and different dashes, it is just to complicated. There are already to many of different naming rules, to confusing. Just my opinion. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Do you need assistance? Then ask me! ;)) 10:42, 17 April 2015 (PDT)
-1N-dash?? hyphen?? What are they? Please, please keep it simple. There is no point using Wikipedia examples. This is NOT Wikipedia. We cannot compare in editor-power. For many of our editors this is their first venture into the online-pedia. Simple rules = less repair edits.
+1 Keep it simple. Normal dash, Map-Name of the War (Month Year) --Sre8renica (talk) 16:30, 17 April 2015 (PDT)
Well, n-dash should be used according to grammar (in both English in Serbo-Croatian btw), but I guess I'm the only grammar nazi here Sad.png --Icon-Montenegro.png Bogi | Talk 15:08, 18 April 2015 (PDT)