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Congressional Representatives

I think we need to discuss standards on how congressional positions are represented on the citizen template.

Previously, a citizen would type position=Congressman/woman location=country. Now we have the new situation where congress people are supposedly elected from specific regions plus some wild cards. So here is the issue - in eRepublik, there is nothing that says that the congress person was elected from a region or was a wildcard. So how do congress members from now on mark their position in congress?
Options:

  1. position = Congressman/woman location = country (the way we have always done it)
  2. position = Congressman/woman location = region and the "wild card" people write country.

My preference is to encourage #1. It is more concise and if a citizen wants to write on his page, from region x then that is fine.--QJ Lincoln 20:41, 26 November 2008 (EET)

Singed. --Belea2008 21:13, 26 November 2008 (EET)
Why can't we have both, like we have on our citizen template under Residence? --Emerick 23:42, 28 November 2008 (EET)
That is a possibility, would have to talk to Mini-bill about changing the code. --QJ Lincoln 03:48, 29 November 2008 (EET)
I feel like such a newb posting my ideas with uber wiki folk... But, I interpreted the new congressional model to be one that integrated local and national politics. Thus, my preference is for option 2. It allows people to claim their appropriate regional or national status. -- PrincessMedyPi 19:04, 29 November 2008 (EET)
Princess, EVERYONE is welcome in the BAR! See, I don't get the impression that Congressional elections have been implemented like that. I mean. After the election, what keeps me tied to the region? There is nothing in the system that says I am the congress person from X. I guess I have issues with things in the wiki that can't be proven from the game (thank you v1)--QJ Lincoln 20:26, 29 November 2008 (EET)
Ah! Looking back at the elections results, I see that you are correct. It doesn't even list us by which region we won. To find that info, we have to look within each region's results. Well, I can understand your reservations then. At this point in time then, I am more inclined to agree with you :D -- PrincessMedyPi 21:08, 29 November 2008 (EET)

Russian Flag?

I was wondering about the decision to use the USSR flag on the wiki instead of the flag of Russia as it is in the game. Is this a decision by the citizens of Russia (like the Iran flag debate) or is this a decision by a lone wiki author? --QJ Lincoln 03:50, 29 November 2008 (EET)

Go to the source? I doubt we get an answer on here
- ThisGenMedia aka Franco aka Teacher Flag-USA.jpg/Flag-South Africa.jpg Hey girl, can I hit you back? 03:52, 29 November 2008 (EET)
It looks like it has been there since before it was conquered.... --QJ Lincoln 03:56, 29 November 2008 (EET)
You can ask Manifesto if he (as Russian President at that time) held a Congress voting regarding this change. No Congress voting in the forum = no official change (see the cases of Mexico and Iran). --Belea2008 06:30, 29 November 2008 (EET)
I have talked with Manifesto. I can't get out of him if there was a vote or not. He said that the admins were petitioned. Hopefully, I will hear back from him today. --QJ Lincoln 16:58, 1 December 2008 (EET)

Signatures - templates

uh... what about that? --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg call me! 10:01, 2 October 2008 (PDT)

It makes sense. I wouldn't bother signing with plain text. --Sandtux Pakistan prevails TALK|HIST 18:03, 2 October 2008 (PDT)
I protected this page to avoid job queue going wild because of "accidental changes". --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 19:18, 29 November 2008 (EET)
Don't allow these kind of templates. The only thing AgentChieftain is trying to do is to get Pakistan nr # in "Top Linked Links" or something similiar, which is not fair at all. --Aryamehr Flag-Iran.jpg talk 16:02, 5 December 2008 (EET)
What are you saying? --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 16:08, 5 December 2008 (EET)
What? - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 00:40, 6 December 2008 (EET)
Protected also this one. --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 00:53, 19 December 2008 (EET)

New EREP:UBER

We have a new Uber Editor. I think User:ThisGenMedia had put in a lot of work lately and has added a lot of value (and that uber editor list was getting stagnant :). --QJ Lincoln 21:38, 30 November 2008 (EET)

He's not one yet? Must... add... --TheSupernatural Citizen83631 v2.jpg Who wants to be a Supernatural?The SaNdBoX 22:12, 30 November 2008 (EET)
It's not the category that is stagnant, it's you that smell --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 22:27, 30 November 2008 (EET)
I smell of roses and tropical botanicals. :)) I was surprised TGM/Franco/What-ever-he-is-calling-himself-now wasn't an Uber Editor already. --QJ Lincoln 22:40, 30 November 2008 (EET)
you smell of [omitted] XD --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 22:51, 30 November 2008 (EET)
mmmmmm delicious, delicious sausage that I will cook you for breakfast tomorrow morning XD. LOL!!!--QJ Lincoln 22:59, 30 November 2008 (EET)
Why eat [omitted] when you can eat [omitted]? --TheSupernatural Citizen83631 v2.jpg Who wants to be a Supernatural?The SaNdBoX 05:00, 1 December 2008 (EET)
I actually prefer bacon. --QJ Lincoln 02:44, 1 December 2008 (EET)
That's unfortunate. I like waffles the most :) --TheSupernatural Citizen83631 v2.jpg Who wants to be a Supernatural?The SaNdBoX 05:00, 1 December 2008 (EET)
I prefer a simple cup of tea for breakfast, with some biscuits --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 16:40, 1 December 2008 (EET)
....and I was removed :..d --Emerick 05:32, 1 December 2008 (EET)
QJ, I am hurt you do not know my new in game name. See, I have many names. Franco is for IRC, TGM was for ingame.. it's a long story. Thanks for the add :P
- ThisGenMedia aka Franco aka Teacher Flag-USA.jpg/Flag-South Africa.jpg Hey girl, can I hit you back? 05:22, 2 December 2008 (EET)
Can I just call you "Schmoopy" [1]? --QJ Lincoln 20:48, 2 December 2008 (EET)

User talk:MiniBill

Have a look --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 17:05, 1 December 2008 (EET)

Me gusta mucho. Looks like a great addition Chief/MiniBill.
- ThisGenMedia aka Franco aka Teacher Flag-USA.jpg/Flag-South Africa.jpg Hey girl, can I hit you back? 05:22, 2 December 2008 (EET)

This is growing ridiculous

Seems like everyone and his dog has a religion now -.- --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 17:29, 1 December 2008 (EET)

I know. It is sad and lame - as if religion doesn't screw up the REAL WORLD enough (ouch! got struck by lightning!). They are often poorly planned and not thought out. I think they only exist in the mind of one person and then on the Wiki/Forums - where they are born and quickly die - eg. Lidoxa, Path, [2], Church of the New World... --QJ Lincoln 17:40, 1 December 2008 (EET)
We could limit religions presence in the wiki to religions with a minimum amount of followers --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 17:48, 1 December 2008 (EET)
No, we could not. This is not a dictatorship Billy. This is democracy and freedom. Everyone can have a religion, when at first you didn't stand up against /v/ers because you support them this is what you get. Hopefully more and more people will start their own religion and I know I will promote them to start a wiki page on it, because they have every right to express their opinions just like "dioism" which none of you stood up against or voiced against it. --Aryamehr Flag-Iran.jpg talk 17:49, 1 December 2008 (EET)
Imposing a limit on what a person can do is not dictatorship, Aryamehr, it's Law, and I only made a proposal. Still, you continue to attack me to support your opinions. --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 17:51, 1 December 2008 (EET)
Kneel.jpg
MiniBill made a suggestion, Aryamehr, there is no reason to get upset. There is no way to count the number of followers, so every person who wants to create a religion can - as long as they follow the rules set forth about fictional content, etc etc etc that were beaten to death with Dioism. Just think guys, we might all get to be called God Emperors/Goddess Emperors out of all of this :) --QJ Lincoln 17:56, 1 December 2008 (EET)
Btw, this is (near to be) a democracy, not anarchy --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 17:59, 1 December 2008 (EET)
The Church of the New World had many members for a couple of months before dying down to a few people. Since it actually did have/still has in some way a following and wasn't made as a joke (eg. bernecism) if a rule was ever made regarding religions I would propose that Churchism stays. Dioism itself only has few remaining truly active members. Pierric Bross 01:42, 2 December 2008 (EET)
To be clear. It was never said that any of the religion pages were going to be deleted. The original comments were more about remarking that the "religions" had become a joke. Even if the religion dies out - like I think Geno and The Path have - the pages would remain as history. --QJ Lincoln 18:39, 2 December 2008 (EET)

Journey

I will be away on a personal journey!
Some things I wanted to do:

How long I will be away? I have no idea...

Initially, I wanted to write an "essay" about the recent event: who was right, who was wrong, what mistakes have been done, what actions should have been taken... etc. But I realized that pointing fingers will not solve anything. In cases like these, telling someone that he/she is wrong or that he/she did a mistake (especially in a public space like a Wiki) will only put gasoline on fire (a.k.a. making that person feel...) I hope that all the parties involved (including the ones that commented as neutrals) will stop and think (at least for 2 seconds) how others perceived their comments. I strongly believe that one of the most important wishes of all of us is gaining the respect of others. But about this idea, another time...

Too bad that someone here (Alright, let's be honest, Minibill and QJ already put the gasoline on the fire. Especially Minibill. But I gotta admit it's a bit better now when they banned themselves too, but this is still something the staff should look up. I also propose we ban Cheftun perm for the lulz. :lol: No, but jokes aside you can't expect someone not to get mad when they constantly bug you and not others who do the exact same things. Either way good luck. --Aryamehr Flag-Iran.jpg talk 03:58, 2 December 2008 (EET)

Have fun at editing!
With respect, --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 03:54, 2 December 2008 (EET)

I will, soon, look at Pakistan and Iran. I hope a (pretty) neutral opinion will help solve some of the problems that have been encountered in the pages.
- ThisGenMedia aka Franco aka Teacher Flag-USA.jpg/Flag-South Africa.jpg Hey girl, can I hit you back? 05:25, 2 December 2008 (EET)'

Neutrality

I am not sure how you are going to keep a neutral opinion because you don't like me. Think you can explain to me how a nation like /v/akistan is strong even though many regions owned by India and China became free again and that they have no kind of power right now? Please tell me. --Aryamehr Flag-Iran.jpg talk 18:15, 2 December 2008 (EET)
You can be neutral about an article even if you might have had personal disagreements with the original author. --QJ Lincoln 18:42, 2 December 2008 (EET)
The chance of that is very, very, very, very low. Believe it or not. --Aryamehr Flag-Iran.jpg talk 19:05, 2 December 2008 (EET)
Not everyone is the same as you. Pierric Bross 23:45, 2 December 2008 (EET)
Let's see. I'm a former American at heart, so I think that is step one. Naturally, Americans aren't fond of /v/ or Iran. Secondly, even if I do have a bias (which I don't), I can put it aside. If you don't believe me, PM me in game and I can give you some specific examples. Thirdly, do you also find it quite ironic that everyone who disagrees with you is therefore biased? Maybe you are just wrong, or they fundamentally disagree with you. That does not mean they are biased. And fourthly, good luck finding someone who isn't, in your eyes, "biased". You've pissed everyone off.
- ThisGenMedia aka Franco aka Teacher Flag-USA.jpg/Flag-South Africa.jpg Hey girl, can I hit you back? 01:33, 3 December 2008 (EET)
What you wrote above right there is enough proof for me that you won't be neutral, saying unbiased bull like "You pissed everyone off" explains it all when only a few wannabe-sysops like you and a few others hate me and that's quite simple, when you are wannabe sysop you actually piss off people more than I do, and secondly rest of the people here are /v/ friendly, which automaticly become my enemies until they change their view to a more neutral view. And don't worry, I am not trying to be a sysop nor do I want to be one, ever. Cheeeeeers mate. Peace in our time. --Aryamehr Flag-Iran.jpg talk 15:53, 3 December 2008 (EET)

Stop, stop attacking stop accusing stop fighting. Stop --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 22:05, 3 December 2008 (EET)

I have, often times, agreed with you on some issues Aryamehr, although I'm sure you didn't see them. Not a rip, just saying. Geo thought I could be unbiased and so does everyone else, so I'm going to go ahead and do what he asked of me. I fail to see how I am "wannabe sysoping" when simply fulfilling a request asked of me. If you dislike it, then rebut my points in the talk page of the articles I'm reviewing, not here. Give me a chance to look over it. What is the worst that can happen?
- ThisGenMedia aka Franco aka Teacher Flag-USA.jpg/Flag-South Africa.jpg Hey girl, can I hit you back? 23:09, 3 December 2008 (EET)'
Don't recall you ever agreeing with me. I shouldn't have insulted you, but I did and because of that I know that you won't stay neutral. On a side note, I apologize for insulting you. But again, I don't like it when people who have nothing to do with something keep putting their nose into it and acting as if they are the head boss around here. Geo thought, I am sure he will change his mind when he see Talk:Pakistan and your comments, do see my response. You are free to do whatever you want. You are not working neutral, that's all. I will say why later after things are a bit clear. --Aryamehr Flag-Iran.jpg talk 16:02, 5 December 2008 (EET)
I've agreed with you at least two times in the Talk:Pakistan page along and other pages in the past, it escapes me. Thank you for your apology. I fail to see how my comments are out of line, if they are, please approach me with them. I am rendering an opinion on an article. Once again, an opinion contrary to yours is not always biased.
- ThisGenMedia aka Franco aka Teacher Flag-USA.jpg/Flag-South Africa.jpg Hey girl, can I hit you back? 23:01, 5 December 2008 (EET)
 When you start accusing everyone of being in on a conspiracy, you shouldn't be surprised if they decide to confirm your paranoia by banding together against you. 
(Taken from WP:TINC)
- –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 00:35, 6 December 2008 (EET)

Changes

$wgSitename

  • old value: Erepublik Official Wiki
  • new value: eRepublik Official Wiki

$wgMetaNamespace

  • old value: false
  • new value: eRepublik

--Admin 10:55, 4 December 2008 (EET)

"Fixed" --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 16:10, 5 December 2008 (EET)
Thanks for the help! --Admin 06:00, 6 December 2008 (EET)

Live Chat for Wiki Newbies

http://www.erepublik.com/en/forum/topic/82352/wiki-noob-chat-interest/1#post890895

I have proposed an idea on the wiki portion of the forum. What do you guys think? --QJ Lincoln 17:10, 4 December 2008 (EET)

I don't think the forum would be the best solution, but I like the idea. I've posted in the thread. - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 00:36, 6 December 2008 (EET)

Emredo - see my talk page User_talk:QJ Lincoln for discussion - the bar is not the place.... --QJ Lincoln 21:41, 16 December 2008 (EET)

We have opened the wiki irc! On the rizon server, we are #wiki! We ask that the commentary here is respectful and constructive. Just keep it classy :D -- PrincessMedyPi 22:45, 21 December 2008 (EET)

Mayor, not Major :)

Template_talk:Region#Mayor.2C_not_Major_:.29 --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 16:01, 5 December 2008 (EET)

[3] i made wiki chat hope you will come to explain me some things ;)--Zocky 11:15, 6 December 2008 (EET)

NOTICE - UPDATED CITIZEN TEMPLATE

I don't know if anyone reads the bar other than a few of us.... but the citizen template has been updated by Seductiv. He has added a space for military rank and army, this field could also be used for military division. Highly appropriate in these dark times.... So, if you want to update these things on your page, get the most recent Template:Citizen. --QJ Lincoln 18:45, 9 December 2008 (EET)

It seems like the rank should link to something, but I don't see any existing page that it could.
Also, it would be p cool if there were rank categories. ie- [4], [5]--Emerick 21:18, 10 December 2008 (EET)
I screwed around with it a little on my sandbox, User: Emerick/sandbox, just copy/pasting what seemed like the auto-category and changing what seemed logical, put it on my page, and it didn't work out :\ Can you take a look at it? --Emerick 22:40, 10 December 2008 (EET)
I have future plans to create a military ranks page (or expand the military rank formula page)that all military ranks would link to. I will probably do it today. About the category, what purpose would knowing someone's rank have? Remember, the purpose of categories are to put pages about similar topics into category buckets. All citizens in Australia have something in common. All Dioists have something in common. What does a Private in Romania have in common with a Private in South Africa, other than how many fights they have had? And a category for every rank for every country is simply out of the question (the Special:Categories list is crazy enough as it is ((about 600 categories))). --QJ Lincoln 22:52, 10 December 2008 (EET)
At the private level, it would be pretty useless; it was the higher ranks that I was thinking about. A page with all the Generals or Field Marshals seems pretty useful to me --Emerick 23:19, 10 December 2008 (EET)
Its feasible, have a look at my sanboxUser: Emerick/sandbox in 10-15 minutes :) done --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 12:03, 14 December 2008 (EET)
New code lines added: national rank, level, military rank (for user page), experience, average experience, inflation, minimum salary, average salary, unemployment rate, monthly exports, monthly imports, last update (for country page) and congressmen (for region page) Seductiv
Yes, I noticed the change to the country template, too. Excellent! As far as the region page, I thought the Member of Congress line was still up for debate, reference the section above about Congressional Representatives and the Template Talk:Region.After the candidate has been selected to run for congress, there is no way to verify what region the user is representing. Their location doesn't really fit because there are "at-large" or wildcard seats. And supposedly the wigs are developing a way to auto-update the wiki.... but who knows... Maybe after creating so many of the region pages, thinking about them makes me freak  ;) --QJ Lincoln 05:04, 11 December 2008 (EET)
Military rank finished. All ranks link to this page. This also means that the rank icons, or patches (like in the real military) are loaded into the wiki, so if people want to put them on their pages, they can. Also, Emerick, if you want to find someone's rank, you can always use search. That was how I was able to find examples for each rank. Also Generals and Field Marshalls always have the biggest egos ;).--QJ Lincoln 05:43, 11 December 2008 (EET)

Wiki Creative Corner

This morning, I was inspired. Here are two haiku.

"Save" Clicked, no "Preview"

Patrolling Editors Cry

Please Use Preview, Friend.

This one is a bit different. Haiku is not supposed to rhyme, this is unintentional. And it is a wiki linked poem with l33t speak - that has to be a milestone....

Recent changes viewed

My forehead is desk-top bruised

Warned, don't bite the n00bs

Phew, I feel better. Please add your own haiku[6] --QJ Lincoln 17:40, 12 December 2008 (EET)

This. - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 20:37, 12 December 2008 (EET)
This. TheSupernatural Citizen83631 v2.jpg Who wants to be a Supernatural?The SaNdBoX 00:54, 13 December 2008 (EET)

Military Portal?

Here's a quick list of pages that are related to the military aspect of eRepublik:

Feel free to add more articles to this list and we are open to any ideas/suggestions for the creation of a Military Portal. --Admin 19:02, 13 December 2008 (EET)

That could be interesting --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 12:03, 14 December 2008 (EET)
Don't you need the Portal skeleton here in order to have a functioning portal? I'll try to bring everything required over here if that's the case. - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 13:16, 14 December 2008 (EET)
Okay. Bring the Portal Skeleton here. Two ideas:
-don't forget to bring the usage part (see this to understand what I mean);
-feel free to add any visual improvements (when I imported Tabs I wanted also to give it more warm colors... I personally think that the blue+black color theme is very dull).
Have fun at editing! --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 01:04, 19 December 2008 (EET)
Alright, I've finished the Portal Skeleton, and I just finished testing it. I'll write the instructions for the current version tomorrow. I'm rather impressed with the results!
I've nearly mastered the dynamics of the basic version, so I'd like to show you how it works so we can get started on the Military Portal (The template itself is the easy part!) and decide what goes where, and what parts of the skeleton you would like to use. You know, this has the potential to be one of the most important pages of the Wiki! - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 04:45, 23 December 2008 (EET)

Wiki Rewards

eRepublik:Rewards --Admin 19:42, 15 December 2008 (EET)

Sold Closed Businesses

As the wiki becomes more integrated with the game, we now a new issue to face: What happens to pages to businesses that are sold or closed that have wiki pages? For example, Made iron. This company has been sold and now has a new name. All of the characteristics of the original company no longer exist. So,as I see it we have two options.

Delete It - Company no longer exists so page shouldn't.

Make it "Historical" - Update the template so that we can mark businesses closed or historical, like we do with political parties.

Please add your opinions. --QJ Lincoln 23:06, 15 December 2008 (EET)

For closed businesses, I say delete them, unless they're of historical significance and the author insists on it's inclusion. Maintaining a list of closed companies is much more daunting than maintaining closed parties.
For sold businesses, redirect them to their new page, and add whatever might carry over from their old ownership into a historical section. - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 23:30, 15 December 2008 (EET)
Sold or closed, our opinion is that they should be made historical. --Admin 10:59, 16 December 2008 (EET)
I like how Admin speaks in Majestic Plural --QJ Lincoln 02:49, 17 December 2008 (EET)
I always read their posts like how the King of All Cosmos "talks" in the Katamari games. - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 13:20, 17 December 2008 (EET)

Enjoy!

http://www.erepublik.com/en/career-path - it is dynamic (based on citizen EP and different action requirements)
http://www.erepublik.com/en/forum/topic/81534/erepublik-updates/1#post898426 --Admin 16:03, 16 December 2008 (EET)

I like the Career-Path. Keep up the good work! Edwardo 17:38, 16 December 2008 (EET)

Integration/Graphical

Please comment about this, which is a vague try to be more similar to the game --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 19:31, 18 December 2008 (EET)

I don't like the shade of blue. It is just harsh. Remember, other templates use this too, like the ones for Dioism, Church of the New World, etc etc, so the color combos need to be checked there. Grey is neutral and goes with every thing. Templates are frameworks, they shouldn't stand out.--QJ Lincoln 19:38, 18 December 2008 (EET)
I do not like grey. If you do not like that shade of blue, then propose a warm color instead of it. (I propose red. :D) --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 20:39, 18 December 2008 (EET)
MiniBill, is the blue you used the same as the "Create Wiki Account" button Above? What if you did the blue that color and had the writing on it in the darker blue instead of black? --QJ Lincoln 22:23, 18 December 2008 (EET)
Mess with that page, test different colors, and then we'll see --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 23:29, 18 December 2008 (EET)
Templates aren't my thing, template boy. I can only tell you what looks good or what information is needed. ;)--QJ Lincoln 02:03, 19 December 2008 (EET)
Blue color for the text does not work. You have the impression it is a link. :( --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 03:37, 21 December 2008 (EET)
How about now? Things are simple - the code - User:MiniBill/Header - is like this:
...text-align:center; background:#C6E4F2;" {{!}} <font color=#4f007c>{{{1}}}</font>...
The first one - #C6E4F2 - is for the background and the second one - #4f007c - is for the text.
Change them until you get what you desire... For color codes, you can use this site.
Have fun at editing! --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 04:03, 21 December 2008 (EET)

Horizontal citizen template

Look at this citizen page: Maria Anistonopolous - it is very short, it is not a stub, but the citizen template creates a big empty space in the left of the page. Do you think is a good idea to create a horizontal citizen template to put it on this kind of pages at the bottom of them? --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 01:44, 19 December 2008 (EET)

I see nothing wrong with it. The vertical template on the right side is very easy to read. I can scan down quickly to find the info I need faster thank horizontally. --QJ Lincoln 02:01, 19 December 2008 (EET)

To do page/pages

We have two options - (1) a single page called something like "eRepublik:ToDo" that functions similar to eRepublik:To-do list/Major Updates or (2) a similar system with Wikipedia's To Do System. Which one do you consider is best? --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 02:19, 19 December 2008 (EET)

I have been thinking about this too. I like Wikipedia's To Do system....--QJ Lincoln 02:22, 19 December 2008 (EET)

Propose for Template:SmFlag

Old:
<includeonly>[[Image:Flag-{{{1}}}.jpg|20px|border]]</includeonly><noinclude>{{SmFlag/Doc}}</noinclude>
New:
<includeonly>[[Image:{{{1}}}xxx.gif|20px|border]]</includeonly><noinclude>{{SmFlag/Doc}}</noinclude>
Like these:

Examples

Flag-Argentina.jpgArgentina

Flag-Australia.jpgAustralia
Flag-Austria.jpgAustria
Flag-Belgium.jpgBelgium

Flag-Brazil.jpgBrazil

Note: Old images were deleted and replaced with new, so was done here. --AndyCro Icon-Croatia.png Click here to talk with me baby! ;) 20:31, 17 September 2009 (UTC) Original icons posted by: Seductiv Flag-Romania.jpg chat with me

Some of the thumbnails are not scaling properly (Best example is Belguim's flag). Also, may I ask what the difference of the change is? I'm not sure I follow. - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 03:03, 21 December 2008 (EET)
I like them (4 AC: they're basically "glittering") --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 14:59, 21 December 2008 (EET)
As long as the images are scaled down properly (currently every flag with more than a few coloured bars is ruined) then I am happy with it to. I know I should probably make the changes since I am the one suggesting it but I am very, very lazy. Pierric Bross 14:46, 22 December 2008 (EET)
What is wrong with what we have now? --QJ Lincoln 04:09, 24 December 2008 (EET)
The present flags have a different format. Seductiv Flag-Romania.jpg chat with me

Sources, from party article press

We sysops have access to the past party press articles, so we can give sources if needed. I should upload the needed source with my bot, but atm I'm too busy, that's also why I'm doing little edits these days --Mini "Template boy" Bill Flag-Italy.jpg have a biscuit 00:01, 23 December 2008 (EET)

Merry Christmas

For all you Christians out there =) --TheSupernatural Me, on a good day Who wants to be a Supernatural?The SaNdBoX 04:06, 25 December 2008 (EET)

Singed! Merry Christmas to all the eRepublikans! --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 04:21, 25 December 2008 (EET)
Don't remind me, i'm so full I could vomit at any moment. I'm just glad I get a few hours of peace before dinner starts... Pierric Bross 08:15, 25 December 2008 (EET)
Sure, enjoy your "Christmas" [7], [8], [9], [10], [11] --Aryamehr Flag-Iran.jpg talk 17:52, 25 December 2008 (EET)
Merry Christmas to you also Koroush :) --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 12:55, 26 December 2008 (EET)
btw...--Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 22:56, 26 December 2008 (EET)
عید شما مبارک --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 17:12, 26 December 2008 (EET)
Was that really needed? Why do you feel an urge to be a prick at all times?
- ThisGenMedia aka Franco aka Teacher Amerikkka/The Party Hey girl, can I hit you back? 02:12, 26 December 2008 (EET)
"Happy holydays and merry Christmas, Hanaka, Yalda... to all of you. These are all excuses to be merry, to love, to share and to give and what is more beautiful than that? This is the time to remember the poor and the needy, time to renew friendships, to visit the elderly, invite them over and make them feel loved. It is time to give gifts to children and make them feel special. Who cares what is the origin of Christmas!" Thank you for showing this to all Koroush, it is beautiful. Pierric Bross 03:15, 26 December 2008 (EET)

A Petition... to fall on deaf ears

This discussion is very important. Every user is asked to join it!

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Graphics

I'm trying to modify the wiki graphic to make it resemble more eRepublik. Questions? Advices? --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 13:26, 29 December 2008 (EET)

Please look at User:MiniBill/Sandbox and comment --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 13:34, 29 December 2008 (EET)
Will text still be solid black?--BGBW 13:55, 29 December 2008 (EET)
We can just choose --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 13:57, 29 December 2008 (EET)
That is a lot of gray. :D So, where does the following colors fit in: #3C8FA7, #70A2B0, #7EC3DB, #43B7ED, #E9F5FA? --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 14:29, 29 December 2008 (EET)
? --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 14:32, 29 December 2008 (EET)
Those are 5 other colors that are used in the main site. You can use them for "Links?" and other types of text. --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 14:53, 29 December 2008 (EET)
Good initiative, btw... --Geo "Talk Pages" Belea 14:59, 29 December 2008 (EET)
I like the light blue background frame. It is subtle, but breaks the page up. --QJ Lincoln 16:15, 29 December 2008 (EET)
What are the odds of having articles look like the front page of the forums? - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 21:34, 29 December 2008 (EET)
Like this? --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 22:01, 29 December 2008 (EET)
Precisely. - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 23:45, 29 December 2008 (EET)
Also, is it possible to bring any of the elements from the game itself (I.e. the "citizen bar" on the left) over to the Wiki? - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 21:34, 29 December 2008 (EET)
It is feasible, although that would require writing an extension to mediawiki, a thing I've never done, although it could be interesting --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 22:01, 29 December 2008 (EET)
I'm willing to help you in any way possible if you're willing to give it a shot. - –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 23:45, 29 December 2008 (EET)

Citizen Page Tutorial

I have, with Balea's help and input from others, created a eRepublik:Citizen Page Tutorial. Please have a look and let me know what you think. These are the goals:

  1. Provide clear directions to new users on how to create a page that EVERYONE wants to write
  2. Not overwhelm the user
  3. Be thorough yet concise

I would like some feedback before I publicize and get it into general circulation. Thanks!--QJ Lincoln 23:04, 29 December 2008 (EET)

"not set on a "let's insult everyone or that person I hate the most" rampage"
Ho ho ho. Who does this remind me of?...
Looks good. Maybe you could include a note about the differences between a citizen page and a user page.--BGBW 00:26, 30 December 2008 (EET)
That piece of text is from a contributor. :) The first page has a link to an existing paragraph about the differences between a citizen page and a user page --QJ Lincoln 16:23, 30 December 2008 (EET)

Well since I haven't heard much, I am releasing it to the public. It is my New Years gift to the wiki. It can be found at eRepublik:Citizen Page Tutorial or on the Help:Contents#Create a User Page AND a Citizen Page. Admins should redo the welcome message with the tutorial in it. --QJ Lincoln 20:22, 31 December 2008 (EET)

International pages

Can I move all Base (Lang) pages to Base/Lang? I need it to do localized templates, but I want to ask, to warn you and to know if there are problems with this idea --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 20:28, 30 December 2008 (EET)

I don't think it would matter, just make sure that all of the editors that are doing pages in languages other than English know of the new naming convention. Also, would other page names with a "/" in it be affected by your devious plans?--QJ Lincoln 20:34, 30 December 2008 (EET)
Only by those requiring sausages and ptricks --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 20:37, 30 December 2008 (EET)
It's a great idea. Seductiv Romania chat with me
Sounds good! --Aryamehr Flag of Iran talk 22:58, 30 December 2008 (EET)

OMG it works!!! Wooo, it was hard work though :) Lads Of Liberty. Some remarks:

  1. As soon as Admin does what I asked him, there will be no need for lang parameters
  2. There will be no need for parameters in Template:LangMenu2
  3. I'm gonna finish the work in a way that lets people implement a new language without knowing wikicode
  4. This is applicable to every template
  5. It was a fluffing hard work
    1. It was worth it
  6. Notice how the Italian page has no categories (although this can be changed)

--Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 23:36, 30 December 2008 (EET)
If someone wants to translate Party template in another language I'm glad to help--Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 00:08, 31 December 2008 (EET)

How to translate a template

One time operations

  1. Edit [12] and check for your language
  2. Edit Template:IParty/YourLanguage (have a look at Template:IParty/Italiano for an example

For every party

  1. Add the LangMenu
    1. Specify base page name as first parameter ***
  2. Create translated page
  3. Switch from {{Party}} to {{IParty}} ***
  4. Add the parameter lang=Language to the template ***

*** Means that this wont be needed in the future

History (or somewhat differently beyond the common Bar topics)

Well, my dear readers. I was thinking about the history. The Bar has changed we have changed, the whole world has changed.

New editors
New articles
New languages
"V1 Integration"
New Sysops
WARS, LOTS OF EDIT WARS
Arguments
Improvements!
We learnt a
lot of
new and exciting things

new codes

 New templates! 
  1. And War
--feeling a bit of Tolstoy
  • we've been sometimes bad on each other
  • we've been at each other throats
  • we've been really naughty
  • we've been accusing ppl
  • we've been defending
  • we've been losing
  • we've been here
  • we've been

that's the most important fact!
We are here

WE are the community

WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX
WE ROX

WE, my

fellows
and friends
are this wiki
as a whole
organicum
unicum
in se ipso
existens

somehow self-conscious

  • self organizing
    • homogeneous, humorous, humble, hungered, HUGE!!!
  • we make
    • A difference

We must be unite, go on, never cease, never desist. NUNCA DESISTERE. It's hard, it's been hard for everyone at some point. But we're still here (even someone who thought about quitting, but then realized that we could appreciate him)

wo --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core have a biscuit 03:02, 31 December 2008 (EET)

Reminds me of a certain YouTube video you linked to previously.
Anyways,

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BRO FIST

- –Dr. AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star PPP! B / C / D / F / P / S 06:30, 31 December 2008 (EET)