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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.
edit: actually there ARE books in F3 that can be activated.
--Quetzilla 04:37, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Are people really going to test something twice, once for Fallout and then for Oblivion? I'd say copy them over, but leave the link on the page.
I'll reveal my further plans for the scripting section right away: I'm going to make a template for the function pages. That will include the syntax, example and categories. That would require going through all functions at once, but changes should be fairly easy after that.
--Qazaaq 10:32, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
I was primarily responsible for getting the function pages initially created. The links back to the CS wiki were more a matter of convenience than an actual decision -- in general, I left just a link when the function was identical to the Oblivion version (but I can't guarantee that is 100% true). If the function had changed in any way (new parameters or different functionality), I documented it here. There are definitely some functions that are obsolete or just plain broken (i.e. crash the game) -- these I didn't document, although I now realize that you guys already have the full list, so I'll leave it to you whether or not to put in pages for functions that don't actually work just for the sake of completeness.
--Kkuhlmann 14:23, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
This is a case where using a Wiki bot would be ideal. I know how to work one, and Gstaff and TS7 seem to be warming up to the idea, but they still need to get back to me on some specifics.
Anyway, the lack of guarantee that the two functions are identical sort of kills any rationale for keeping the pages centralized. Cross links (here and on the CS wiki) are a good idea when they are at least supposed to be the same - at the very least, it will provide people with information about what bugs might be worth checking for, if they were in the Oblivion version of the function.
Qazaaq, that sounds great. That template should help with a lot of things.
DragoonWraith · talk · 15:25, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

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