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Revision as of 00:38, 12 December 2008 by Quetzilla (Talk | contribs) (Function links to CS wiki)

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Bylines

Oh boy.

So, on the CS Wiki, we had a rather serious problem with bylines on tutorials - it prevented them from being edited, updated, improved, and when we asked that bylines no longer be used, it sparked a large-ish controversy spanning several pages and a 200 post thread on the CS forums.

Now we have "bylines", of sorts, in the Talk pages of the Bethesda-written tutorials. Well, OK, clearly they're special for that reason, but are we to take it that those are not to be changed? I'm concerned that they set a bad precedent, and I'm worried about what people will think of them.

Regardless, you guys should add {{Break}} to the end of your userpages, so when you transclude them like that the floated image doesn't mess things up that come after. We could add the template to each of the pages that you've transcluded into, but it makes more sense for it to be done on your end since it will update all of those pages simultaneously.
DragoonWraith · talk · 22:27, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

According to a forum post they definitely are okay with tutorials being edited. Maybe bylines were for internal... accountability?
Anyway, this wiki is chock full of info... so much to learn :(
--Quetzilla 02:31, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Just two more comments:
  1. Adding a byline doesn't directly prevent anyone from editing the page, however it does discourage people from editing the page. The byline implies ownership and, as such, that you need permission to change it.
  2. If you want to sign your tutorial, there are places to upload it: the Bethesda Softworks forums or the Fallout3Nexus Article Database.
--Haama 02:52, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Function links to CS wiki

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Really?
It's hard to say how this will work out. On the one hand, if someone finds a bug or trick with Fallout 3 and it works with Oblivion, then by all means they should be on the same page. On the other hand, would it be exactly the same (i.e., are there books and scrolls lying around Fallout)?
I bring this up to stir conversation, let people keep it in mind, and encourage feedback on how this works out. If it works out then that saves a lot of work, if not then maybe we could make a bot to copy the information over?
--Haama 04:30, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

I think it's a matter of functional laziness -- both we and BGS have better things to do than c/p a hundred some functions to this wiki. Moreover, when something here would be changed it wouldn't be changed there, even if the info was useful to both. This way we can add F3 pertinent info to the page here and Ob info to the original page, while keeping common data centralized. Trust me, even if we did decide it was better to dupe it all, no one would actually get around to it :P.
--Quetzilla 04:37, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
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