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Artsja

aka ben

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  • Famous last words:

    "But I was holding shift"

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  • hello im new to ftb and i need help lots of help, i rent a server, and its not like a m.c tekkit server how do i use commands such as /op myself and /home, /spawn nothning works i downloaded ftb mincrack and thats as far i as i got.

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  • Hi Artsja,

    Could we get the Style Guide to specify people should not create pages on vanilla items? I believe that is pretty common on other wiki's. I've added template:delete to a couple of them recently in the hopes that they will be removed.


    TK421

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    • Hi there!

      There has been a rather extensive discussion whether or not vanilla items should be included in the wiki. The main consensus was that vanilla items should be allowed on the wiki, albeit in a shortened manner and the articles should focus on the changes and differences in FTB. That is a guideline I could include in the Style Guide.

      You can find this discussion on vanilla articles here. If you feel vanilla items don't belong here anyways, feel free to voice your opinion.

      -A

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    • Thanks for the link. Interesting reading with some good points raised, mostly in favour of limited vanilla pages.

      I suspect including something in the style guide along the lines of:

      "Creating articles on vanilla items is in general discouraged as this Wiki focuses on content within FTB mods and it is assumed players have a good general knowledge of standard minecraft items. In the case of an item that has been modified or otherwise impacted by FTB mods, then it may be appropriate to include a page on the item, with the focus on FTB changes/features."

      I'll post that on the thread as well.

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    • Sounds rather good! It'll probably be written in a more neutral way in the Guide itself though. :b

      Unfortunately I have very little time today, but I'll make sure to add a section on vanilla items tomorrow. I hope to expand the Style Guide even more in the coming weeks and work a bit more on things like community policies / etiquette.

      If you have any more suggestions or if you see any reoccuring problems that should be resolved, I'd love to hear them.

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  • in light of users proclivity to create duplicate pages, it may be wise to leave redirects for most moved or deleted pages.

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    • I understand your concern. However, considering the way the search bar works, redirect pages do not show up in the search function. If you type in "Engine", which is a redirect to "Engines" (it should probably be singular though), you will not actually be brought to the "Engine"-redirect page. Instead, you get a suggestion for "Engines" or if you press enter, "Engines" is the first link to appear. The redirect page "Engine" is not mentioned anywhere in this process.

      If you are concerned about articles linking to duplicate pages, I will make sure to leave a redirect there or change the links in the articles.

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    • The wiki search is not the sole indexer of this wiki. a Google search may turn up a link to a page which has been moved. Or an external link has not been updated. Also some users are apparently incapable of searching before creating duplicate articles, so I'd rather give them fewer opportunities.

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    • You definitely have a point there. I don't like having a huge amount of redirect pages, but next time I'll make sure to leave them.

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  • How is the Mod category redundant?

    The only other thing listed as a category there was what modpack it was in..?

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    • I was removing links to the "mods" category because Category:Mod, which is automatically added by Template:Mod, exists on all mod pages.

      Essentially, the "mods" category is a duplicate of "mod", which is why I thought it would make sense to remove the "mods" category.

      I hope I understood correctly that this is what you're talking about.

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    • Well... it used to be Mods, but I've been removing the s on the end of categories, I was just worried that you wouldn't want Category:Mod too because you removed the Mods and didn't replace it with Mod.

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    • Ah, I see. Sorry for the confusion then!

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    • No worries.

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  • In all of the articles I've been editing about individual items/blocks, I've been following the following guideline:

    For items, use the grid image in the item template, as in Fertilizer, this is 32x32. For blocks I have been using the slot block image rather than a screenshot from the world to get a consistent and clean look. These are scaled to 128x128, see Blulectric Engine.

    Would it be preferred that I continue this way? I could create larger images for the item icons if required. Also, would it be preferred that I use the block images as I do now (and possibly replace in-game rendered ones that are on the wiki)? Or are in-game images preferred?

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    • Common properties of blocks and items could be included in the main reference page, maybe including some information about frequent uses in certain mods to guide people in the right direction.

      As for admin powers, I'm mostly having issues with the fact that I can't rename resources and delete duplicate resources/pages.

      I'm not really talking about keeping a history of each FTB version, rather just pages for each major mod version, eg. BuildCraft 2 and BuildCraft 3 (of course we probably won't be documenting BC2, but just as an example...).

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    • On a side-note, I'm currently working on Template:RP2-nav and a lot of RedPower 2 related pages. For the navigation template, I've been uploading specific grid images for the RP2 resources, such as Grid Ruby Ore (RedPower 2). These can also be used in crafting recipes for RP2 as not to show grid images from other mods. I also put down some more ideas here.

      EDIT: Note that said mod specific images do cause some duplication at times, but it's hard to rely on for example Grid Green Sapphire to remain the RedPower 2 item when I can be sure that Grid Green Sapphire (RedPower 2) will never change.

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  • Please could I have a full sized copy of the wiki logo. I want to upload a Wiki.png file so this wiki isn't branded "Wikia" on the monobook style. Thanks.

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  • Merry Christmas Ben :D

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    • That means you just read 214 words! Good job, cookies and milk for the diligent.

      Thank you Weels. My Christmas is going well. (PRESENTS omg) Once again, Merry Christmas to you too.

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  • Hi, welcome to Feed The Beast Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Glass Fibre Cable page.

    Please leave me a message if I can help with anything!

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