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So, a while ago I created this blog category for users to post their submissions to the Wiki. At the time, there was no clear idea on what would be classed as a submission.
With the advent of our new Twitch and YouTube channels, we are officially allowing video submissions and streaming. There is no set rule on what can and cannot be streamed, other than it must be a video game, and it must not be sexually explicit.
To kick this off, I will be hosting a live stream on the Encyclopedia Gamia Twitch channel, which can be found here. Videos will automatically be uploaded to our very own YouTube channel.
Depending on how popular this becomes, this may end up being expanded and a team of streamers recruited. Regardless, please stay tuned!Read more >
Not a heck of a lot has changed since the last update, but there have been several improvements and refinement of the main game infobox, GameInfobox.
In the last year, it's become clear what sections were and were not working as well as intended, and several sections have either been removed, or replaced with something better.
First off, one of the most important refinements, is how we treat the term platform. In reality, there are two platforms; hardware and software. Hardware would be the physical console that a game has been released on. However, there are two important exceptions to this; because of the vast differences in both the PC, Tablet and Smartphone markets with regards to operating systems, we count operating systems in the sa…Read more >
As previously mentioned, there is a large percentage of content on this Wiki that has either been imported or copied from Wikipedia. I wanted to plant a run down here of what should be the plan going forward.
In short, templates are a mess, a by-product of the mass importing of articles. There are also several that, while originally created here, can be improved; this is especially in reference to series templates.
Stub templates are another area; should time be spent improving the existing all-purpose one at Template:Stub, or does the community really want specific stubs for game series'?
The back-end needs seeing to, specifically, anything that deals with country flags, citations. Updated templates will also be created for Hardware, Charact…
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Been a while since I've created a blog post, but we've all been busy here sifting through the content here, and converting what we have to use the new Infobox system, and creating new content while doing so.
We have been carrying out a de facto content audit while this has been progressing, and we here at Encyclopedia Gaming are deeply troubled by past editing practices. Most notably, a large percentage of articles have been outright copied from Wikipedia, without attribution, with a single revision only rather than the full history, and without the work required to properly integrate them into the site.
This has led to large swathes of our content base looking like a really inferior mirror of Wikipedia. We are currently assessing what d…Read more >
We are relaunching the Encyclopedia Gamia Wiki, along with several enhancements, core code changes, and hopefully, a new direction both for user content, and for the Wiki itself. First, the changes!
The forum has been relaunched, and is now running on Wikia's original Forum code. New forums have been added, and if there is call in the future, sub-forums can be added for specific topics or franchises. The Chat is also up and running.
As a way of marking our relaunch, we are having one massive play-off between gaming's biggest and baddest franchises. There will be sixteen 1 vs. 1 battles, after which, each winner will be paired against the one next to it. Week 1 will compete against Week 2, and so on. This will continue until we have The O…
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