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Lord Dalek

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Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:34:48 pm »

Hello guys, I made a Dwarf Fortress Masterwork Wiki (on the Wikia network of Wikis). This will allow, hopefully, the Dwarf Fortress Masterwork mod to get more updated information faster. The Wikia network's editing system is VERY similar to Microsoft Word's format, and before I finalize the wiki, I wanted to know the communities reaction to the creation of such a site. If you guys think it'd be a good idea, I'll post the link in about 3 days. If not, then the Wiki will just fade away into the Dwarfish afterworld. It's up to you guys, and I am fine with any choice you make.
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Re: Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 09:37:54 pm »

uh...there already is one...
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Re: Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 09:39:00 pm »

The Wikia format allows for blogs, chat, forums, easier editing, and stuff like that. It's just an idea I had and decided to post it, being a kind of lurker. I know that the MDF "wiki" is attached to DF Proper's wiki.
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Re: Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 09:41:33 pm »

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Re: Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 06:26:15 am »

The issue is that spreading info thinner isnt necessarily more helpful. Wikis get outdated easily, it would be more useful to update/improve the existing wiki.
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Re: Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 04:38:16 pm »

Fair enough. There are some advantages to this, and personally, I think that MDF is so big that just gluing it to the main wiki isn't exactly effective. If we had it on this smaller wiki, it would allow very easy maintenance, easier admin monitoring, and a generally more to-the-point wiki, with any "How tos" or "Basic set-up guides" being in a separate section.
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Re: Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 04:42:05 pm »

I am so against redundant wikias in general. Seriously, none of that. Ever. The Elder Scrolls wikia was useless from its creation (uesp.net already exists) and so would this one be (http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Masterwork:Main_Page already exists).

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Re: Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019, 07:43:08 pm »

Do you regret saying this yet, I mean... seriously, the wiki hasn't been updated for literal years. 
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Re: Masterwork Dwarf Fortress Wiki?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2019, 02:14:08 am »

And wikia (now fandom) has become far more annoying and terrible in the meantime, so it all evens out!