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Pieces of history

Well written:

The majority of it can be included in this page:

Or this page:

Thoughts? --Belea2008 03:32, 28 July 2011 (PDT)

Discussion: Minimal content policy

The discussion about this matter has been dead for weeks so I've better give it a push then. Most of us agree that there should be some kind of minimal content policy. So from the old discussion I came up with these ideas:

Minimal content policy

Bottom line: Every page needs to have at least one paragraph of text content you can't find directly from the eRepublik site.

  • Citizen and Newspaper pages should have at least few sentences of text content.
  • Military unit and Party pages should have a paragraph about history and current state.
If the requirements aren't met, the page will get a warning template and if nothing happens in two weeks, the page will be deleted.

The point of this that we don't make too complicated. We don't need to say what you must have and what not. This would also give new editors some slack with the citizen/newspaper pages (and not to throw them out after first edit by deleting their pages). What you think? All comments can be found here. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 23:10, 31 August 2011 (PDT)

+1 Just more time than 2 weeks. Flag of Iran Ali Emami ~ talk ~ 07:37, 1 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 This is excellent, and 2 weeks is plenty enough time. -- Icon-Belgium.png Mikhail Alexander 02:29, 3 September 2011 (PDT)
-1 disagree with:
  • Every page needs to have at least one paragraph of text content you can't find directly from the eRepublik site.
  • Also 2 weeks is not a realistic deadline, especially for new editors, people going away on holidays, getting ready for school exams and RL in general.--Sre8renica
If you're going on holidays, then wait for the return to create the page. In two weeks you can write easily several paragraphs (in fact you can write a paragraph of information about your life in 10 minutes). ||||||Khebit TC| 09:26, 3 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 - ||||||Khebit TC| 09:26, 3 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 One paragraph in two weeks is very reasonable, I don't really see why some people think that's asking too much. -- Louis Mountbatten Alt text (Talk | Contribs) 11:44, 3 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 Glad to see my idea coming (slowly) to fruition! :) John F. Baker Icon-UK.png (Talk | Contribs) 16:50, 3 September 2011 (PDT)

This has been added to the policy set of eRepublik wiki. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 09:10, 25 September 2011 (PDT)


Mikhail Alexander got an idea about automatically updated list of trading embargoes in the MPPList talk page and his idea has became into reality. You can use it in country pages if you want. Example (Serbia):

This country doesn't have any trading embargoes at the moment.

--Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 07:32, 1 September 2011 (PDT)

Excellent work as always! -- Louis Mountbatten Alt text (Talk | Contribs) 11:45, 3 September 2011 (PDT)
Great work. Simple and effective. --Sre8renica 04:04, 5 September 2011 (PDT)
If may ask, how it work ? because as see, it's not automatic, btw Serbia have mpp with Bolivia until august 2012 ? ~~ Azaret Icon-Paraguay.png déjame un mensaje (: 12:45, 6 September 2011 (PDT)
Once a day I get the data from API (today's data) and format it into a switch which then passes data to the list-template on demand. It's automated as in "have computer on and connected to internet 18:04 (EEST)". It's not like that it's updated every time something changes ;) And yes, Serbia has embargo with Bolivia until August 2012 (game says "Expires in 12 months") --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 05:35, 7 September 2011 (PDT)
Just saying that Bolivia is PTO'd and has embargoes with ALOT of countries :/ ||||||Khebit TC| 06:21, 8 September 2011 (PDT)

Embargoes of Bolivia:

This country doesn't have any trading embargoes at the moment.

About Converting between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

Dear friends, my doubt is that why there is Chinese(Simplified) 中文(简体) and Chinese(Traditional) 中文(繁体) in the Language Menu. In fact, they are not two kinds of language, but they are two character system of one language. In Wikipedia, there is only one language Chinese in the List of Wikipedias, No.12. The Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese can be converted to each other easily. Let me take Chinese(汉语) for an example. You can see there is a 不转换 section at the up-left corner of the page, if you place the cursor on it, there will be a list of Chinese character systems. Then if you click one of them, the page will be converted to the corresponding Chinese character system. I really suggest that Admins add the converting function, it will make the translating task half. --21:24, 9 September 2011 (PDT)Robert Tornado

There's a problem that we don't have any tech guys available from the eRepublik team to implement this kind of stuff even if we wanted to have it. BTW, I don't see the conversion section at the page you linked to. Interesting thought though... --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 00:58, 10 September 2011 (PDT)
Oh, I am sorry that I made wrong links. The links should be: List of Wikipedias and Chinese(汉语)--08:25, 10 September 2011 (PDT)Robert Tornado
Yeah. I get it now. But the problem is that that requires a lot of effort from the eRep tech team which they're not willing to give to this wiki. I'm sorry. I've seen that there's some online converters you could use (I don't know how good they are)... --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 00:29, 11 September 2011 (PDT)
Thank you for your help, Sampo555. I guess that I should contact MediaWiki for this function. Now I am trying to contact them. Thank you, your answers really are helpful. --05:10, 11 September 2011 (PDT)Robert Tornado
Hi Sampo555, I found one page . It shows that the function has already been there at the version 1.4 of Mediawiki. According to this information, can the eRep tech team do the function more easily? Thanks! --09:17, 11 September 2011 (PDT)Robert Tornado
Yeah. I've seen that page too and I know it's doable. But the problem remains the same: eRep tech team isn't putting any resources to this wiki. --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 09:37, 11 September 2011 (PDT)
OK, I understood. Thank you so much, Sampo555. --08:49, 12 September 2011 (PDT)Robert Tornado

Return Uber Editor status if retired Uber editors become active again

If a retired Uber Editor returns to wiki, he should get his uber editor status back with simple notification at the bar. We once discussed about this but it was forgotten. So let's get straight to the voting! --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 04:58, 16 September 2011 (PDT)

  • +1 --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 04:58, 16 September 2011 (PDT)
  • +1 (I am, however, biased in this regard) Icon-Australia.png Timeoin|Say G'Day 05:00, 16 September 2011 (PDT)
  • +1 Icon-Australia.png Wozzup1223 | Talk Wozzup1223 17:54, 16 September 2011 (PDT)
  • +1 The former Uber Editor would have to say that he is to properly return for this to happen but otherwise, I completely agree with this. -- Icon-Belgium.png Mikhail Alexander 19:55, 16 September 2011 (PDT)
  • +1 --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 03:20, 17 September 2011 (PDT)
  • +1 I think we have enough pluses to archive this --DanielDimow||Speak to me. 05:31, 1 October 2011 (PDT)
Yeah. This has been agreed to. Timeoin is once again very über spammer editor! --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 09:17, 1 October 2011 (PDT)

Sampo told me to start a discussion

(So I am taking him literally). I was wondering how I would go about becoming an Uber Editor once more? Unless anyone has any objections, I would very much like to become one once more. I am back playing erepublik heavily again (since I am once more playing the game). I'm not really sure what the process is for this. Either way - I would herely like to state my intent to return to being one of the wiki's "moderators" (i.e. the Ubers) Icon-Australia.png Timeoin|Say G'Day 04:58, 16 September 2011 (PDT)

+0.5 not sure, but his spamming is epic :3 --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 04:46, 17 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 07:28, 17 September 2011 (PDT)

Uber Editor Nominations

I'd like to nominate vSkyzv in the last few months, he has produced some excellent work and also has some excellent work in progress to be released hopefully soon.

He has made the following:

And one in progress is:

I think he is ready for the responsibility for his work and hopefully one day to hopefully become an Administrator as his knowledge of the wiki system seems to be invaluable.

So from me, +1 -- Icon-Belgium.png Mikhail Alexander 20:00, 16 September 2011 (PDT)

+1, the North America map looks über awesome. --Icon-Poland.png Grzechooo drop a line 03:22, 17 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 to me as well. Icon-Australia.png Timeoin|Say G'Day 04:43, 17 September 2011 (PDT)

Two New Changes That I have noticed...

First of all, the Marketplace is now visible from the My land section. Secondly, Country administration is no longer viewable from the Community tab. The second one, I am not certain whether this is staying this way or not. If it is, these pages will need to be changed. Icon-Australia.png Timeoin|Say G'Day 00:44, 22 September 2011 (PDT)

The third one would be that you can access the MM from your "Accounts" page and the fourth one is that "Companies for sale" was added to the Marketplace. --Belea2008 02:03, 22 September 2011 (PDT)
Also News page is no longer viewable from the Community tab, that should be changed too. --Santirub«say me hi :3» 07:20, 22 September 2011 (PDT)
I think that I named this section slightly incorrectly :P Icon-Australia.png Timeoin|Say G'Day 10:21, 22 September 2011 (PDT)
Yeah you did. The marketplace layout has some small changes too ;) --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 10:36, 22 September 2011 (PDT)

Suggestion: New lines to country template

I've created a template which has automatically updated information about country's resource bonuses. So I thought we could add this information to the country template. Thanks to Martin AKA The guy behind eRepublik bot for providing the data! This is not a big change so let's just go right to the voting! --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 11:08, 25 September 2011 (PDT)

+1 from me ofc :) --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 11:08, 25 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 Ive been looking for such templates a long time --Icon-Germany.png Freiheitskaempfer | Talk 11:15, 25 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 Good idea, would be much easier --Icon-USA.png Darkmantle Talk/Profile 15:24, 25 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 -- Icon-Belgium.png Mikhail Alexander 18:12, 25 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 from me. This would be awesome! :) Icon-Australia.png Timeoin|Say G'Day 00:50, 26 September 2011 (PDT)
+1 Good Idea. --Santirub«say me hi :3» 07:38, 27 September 2011 (PDT)
So I say this has been agreed and the script seems to work fine. So I'll implement this! --Icon-Finland.png sampo555 | Talk 08:36, 29 September 2011 (PDT)