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Current problems[edit]

Its about time this was started! Due to a lack of notability, many articles from Wikipedia will be moved here. This should take care of most of the plagiarism here. FullMetal Falcon 17:55, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Proposals?[edit]

How do we usually handle discussions here, or how should we? I mean regarding some significant change to the wiki. I usually see proposals being the option, with "Support" and "Oppose" sections and all that. Is that something we could start doing, or do we not have an active enough community for that?

We need a proposal to decide if we should do proposals. Alex95 02:52, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

I guess I need to provide an example of how I see this being set up. Pretty much what I have on my Power Master Wiki, though with the obvious adjustments for F-Zero Wiki. I know our community isn't exactly large, with me (and just recently, GuyPerfect) being the only real editors. But I'd like to see something like this set up for future use to allow a community to flourish and to get things moving again.
As the Editor-in-Chief, I could very easily just make this happen anyway, but I like seeing what people think before I start making changes. Though if no one responds, I'll take that as indifference. Alex95 04:51, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
I think a proposal setup could be useful for significant large-scale changes. It would give all parties an opportunity to provide feedback, either pointing out problems or suggesting improvements. In the nearest short-term I don't know how useful it would be what with the "ghost town syndrome" we have at the moment, but the idea certainly has its merits. --GuyPerfect (talk) 17:07, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Templates[edit]

While I wait for the above discussion to gain more traction (please add to that as well), I'm going to start a proposal anyway, because this is a roadblock for me toward improving the wiki.

I think our templates are poorly put together, created by piecing together other templates just to make a structured one. I understand the point of this is that any corrections made to one template will effect all of them, but this makes it difficult to get to the problem in the first place as you have to go through a template rabbit-hole unless you really know what to look for, and most casual editors do not. Most wikis, such as Super Mario Wiki, SmashWiki, Bulbapedia, and Fire Emblem Wiki use standardized templates that are only on one page and are easy to edit. What's more, if the template is structured properly, there won't need to be any major updates across all of them for long periods of time.

Simply put, I believe our coding structure for the templates is outdated. Now, an alternative would be to simply improve the coding for the puzzle pieces, but the same issues are still there: It may be difficult for editors to put a template together and figure out how to do that when it is much simpler to keep all the coding on one page, and if one of these building blocks breaks, they all do. Additionally, updating the individual pieces will be a very difficult process to make sure they all work together.

Until we formalize a standard proposal process, please vote in one of the options below using #{{user|name}}, leaving additional comments in the comment section. Proposal will end once we feel like enough of an agreement one way or the other is set.

Effected templates being:

Possibly more I haven't found yet.

Pros to standardized templates Pros to template pieces
All coding is in one place Pieces can be used for multiple templates
Structurally sound Updating one template can effect multiple templates it is used in
Easy to use and understand
Cons to standardized templates Cons to template pieces
Coding updates will need to be applied to multiple templates One breaks, anything using it will break
Annoying navigation to find the template you need to use/update

Proposer: Alex95 19:46, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Restructure templates to be on one page and more up-to-date[edit]

  1. Alex95 (talk · contr) - Preferred option

Update existing templates[edit]

Leave templates as they are[edit]

Comments[edit]

For examples on updated infoboxes, please take a look at some works-in-progress on my sandbox page and GuyPerfect's sandbox pages. Alex95 19:46, 5 October 2020 (UTC)