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Offline Zeno

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2009, 08:03:44 AM »
Really, it does not make any sense to have more than one wiki per language...
IMHO it does not make any sense to have more than one wiki, no matter the number of languages... but things aren't always just as we'd like ;)

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2009, 09:39:33 AM »
First things first, we need people to actually manage these wikis, and then we can talk about using them! All evidence speaks in favour of using the German wiki as main one:
a) active admin
b) can register
c) up to date

Edit: Since Dirk is here, no need to dive into the depths of binary codes in Mediawiki database :)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 10:02:16 AM by VS »

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2009, 09:49:50 AM »
a) active admin
Hey, I'm still alive! ;) The main problem aren't admins but contributors. Let's talk about contribution first instead of technology.

Offline Dirk Burkholz

Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2009, 10:07:48 AM »
I've looked up some information:

French wiki is administrated by Lmallet only. There's currently one active contributor.
Spanish wiki is administrated by vilvoh and Zeno. There's currently no active contributor.
Italian wiki is administrated by Ozone only. There's currently no active contributor.
English wiki is administrated by me only. There's currently no active contributor.

I've planned some software updates within May.

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2009, 10:43:29 AM »
OK, you are right. Maybe the problem is walking in circles. Until now, it seemed to me that almost all wikis are dead because nobody can register.

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2009, 10:47:10 AM »
Until now, it seemed to me that almost all wikis are dead because nobody can register.
I will have a look into that. Older versions of MediaWiki suffered from letting spammers in but the new versions should avoid that.

Offline Seth C Triggs

Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2009, 03:32:44 PM »
Dirk, I would like to contribute to the English wiki.

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2009, 06:15:57 AM »
The question is: Dat reference from tikiwiki for all languages?

My suggestion would be, to use the dat-reference in the 'German' wiki.
http://simutrans-germany.com/wiki/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=en_dat_Files
Although this wiki is mainly in German, many pages are translated into English at least.

These pages are ready for anonymous translations in several languages. It is possible to translate only small parts of a page (see this icons on the right of each page). I must admit that writing in this wiki feels sometimes like hacking. However, Frank has put (and is putting) a lot of effort in these pages to keep them up-to-date. So there is no need to start from scratch with your favorite language.

Please: just help translating ;)
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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2009, 07:39:38 AM »
The German wiki dat reference is miles better (more up to date, more examples, etc) than the current English one, so I suggest a full English translation of the German dat reference (wherever it ends up being posted on the web!)

Offline Seth C Triggs

Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2009, 11:24:18 PM »
I'm currently trying to flesh out and add links for different entries. This will be a big project and it will go slow as I also have to upload images too. But hopefully you all might like the current edits. It's slow going but steady!

I try to do a little bit each day.

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2009, 05:40:54 AM »
New images are not added, however I have begun to expand the tool descriptions. I also made a bunch of other miscellaneous changes that you can see in the Recent Changes section.

If anyone has any priorities of things they would like to see documented in the Wiki, please let me know.

I'm also trying to add new categories to aid navigation, and eventually I hope to have some templates at the bottom that will allow rapid browsing of the items in a toolbar.

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2009, 11:56:22 PM »
(Sorry for dropping in so late, I don't have enough time to properly follow the whole forum's activity.)

Apart from a serious lack of spare time, there were several problems that prohibited me from writing more in the (English) Wiki, and I think these are not specific to me alone:
- redundancy with user+reference guides, redundancy with other websites and forum boards, redundancy with translated pages in German Wiki
- unknown audience (beginners, people who want to look into the depths of gameplay, pak creators, developers)
- the high speed of development in ST, which can make documentation obsolete quickly
- uncertainty with standardized terminology (similar for simutranslator)
- lack of experience with (and lack of) proper graphics tools (for illustration), but this got better
- lack of existing structure (interconnected pages); several pages should be split up, because they try to cover too much already

Frank copied pak-creation-specific pages to other languages within the German Wiki, to have them translated, but litte happened (sorry). The main obstacle in that for me is that editing in Tiki-Wiki feels rather awkward, I still haven't learnt (or cared to learn) its syntax (which seems so many strange tags). In Media-Wiki (which I also use elsewhere), I can just start typing.

I hesitated to take Frank's (well, nearly 100% of the German Wiki's content is from him) texts and pictures, and put them - translated - into the English Wiki.

Apart from Pak/Dat info (which Frank supplies already), what should go into the Wiki? I suggest these:
- FAQ, so many help requests can be answered with a link to them; this can include hidden features, known limitations, differences to other games of the same genre (TTD is covered to some extent)
- in-depth description of game behaviour, including effects of configuration file parameters
- "best practices", building techniques, common solutions and strategies
- links to further information sources (e.g. pak-specific info) and websites (e.g. addons), including forum discussions

(Description of ST's internals (source code) is IIRC supposed to go into dev Wiki - I can't find the link right now.)


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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2009, 09:30:09 AM »
...
(Description of ST's internals (source code) is IIRC supposed to go into dev Wiki - I can't find the link right now.)



http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=826.msg7239#msg7239

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2009, 05:05:54 PM »
Frankly, we need a serious discussion about all Simutrans Documentation that is dispersed everywhere. :(

I would prefer that all Simutrans docs, tutorials, texts, e-books, wikis and anything related to "how to play, extend and develop Simutrans" should be stored in one place. I know this will involve Ormac, whoami, Frank, Prissi and other members, active and non-active ones. But it's better a team maintaining a single site than each person maintaining lonely a site.

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2011, 02:40:39 AM »
Hi,

I would like to translate the sentence "Table of contents".



How to do it?  :)

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2011, 09:25:55 AM »
'Table of contents' must translate in language files from Tikiwiki

done

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2011, 02:52:54 PM »
Thank you. :)

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Re: Simutrans Wikis (Wiki is down - System Error)
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2011, 10:30:16 PM »
Something bad happened to the wiki:

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Tiki is unable to connect to the database

Things to check:

    Is your database up and running?

    Are your database credentials accurate? (username, database name, etc in db/local.php)

EDIT:

Seems to be fixed now. :S


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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2011, 04:32:39 PM »
There are a lot spam comments on some pages. Most prominently on the start page. I do not know who can delete them :/
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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2011, 07:25:45 PM »
What role do you have, dwachs?

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2011, 11:17:27 AM »
What role do you have, dwachs?
Nothing high up in the hierarchy, although I am allowed to edit German pages.

Somebody deleted the comments. I could have done this myself now, but I am pretty sure I was not allowed to do so last time I logged in.
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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2011, 06:04:04 PM »
Somebody, Frank or Susanna, added you as an Editor, and editors can delete comments.
There's nothing on shoutbox, where sometimes we list who we deleted for spamming.

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Re: Simutrans Wikis
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2015, 08:14:19 AM »
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french ( Mediawiki )
spanish ( Mediawiki )
italian ( Mediawiki )

....

In existence of which still care?