Dwarf Fortress Wiki:Improvement Drive

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  • For just low-level page improvements, see the Q(ueue) rule for some suggestions for pages to edit.
  • New Player Experience
    • Perhaps the tutorials should be reworked a bit, and made more prominent on the main page. Agree / Disagree?
    • I'm working on the QuickStart guide for 31.16, all feedback appreciated. Maybe someone could try following my instructions, see where it gets them and what I've forgotten? GhostDwemer 00:01, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Should we include a link to Mayday's graphical compilation on the main page? The default tileset can be more than intimidating for some.
  • Overall Site Improvements
    • What should we improve?
      • A CSS to compactly display the wiki on mobile devices with small screens is missing… Please? Something like what Wikipedia has would be most welcome.
    • There may be odd kinks to work out still on the website, as I do not program / have experience in PHP (Ruby on Rails is what I do my web programming in).
    • With new versions its becomes difficult to to find the topic pages for older versions. A lot of the v0.34.04 pages are empty while there is plenty of information on the v0.31.25 pages or older. Searching on a topic often gives a redirect to an empty 2012 page with no link or other easy way to get to the older version. The bot that is making the redirect pages need to include a link to the older wiki's when a page is empty or simply redirect directly to newest version that actually have content. --Hostergaard 12:40, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
      • This is a pretty serious impediment to basic usage of the site. There are many many common search topics that lead to these DF2012 dead end pages. A first time user of the wiki will be lost and frustrated, and even more experienced users will become grumpy. I think the best option is to have the redirect pages go to the newest version that has content, or to have all non-existant v0.34.* pages created as copies of the existing v0.31.25 page. ---777 04:53, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
    • We should probably update the wiki (currently v1.17.0) to the latest version (v1.19.1), or at the very least, get the latest security release for our version (v1.17.5). I have weird issues with creating new pages, where I'll get permission errors sometimes, but if I reload the page and try again a few times, then I can create the page. Hopefully updating will fix that. Also, we might want to look into other anti-spammer extensions (e.g. Poseidon) and updating the ConfirmEdit extension to the current version (v1.1). -- HiEv 03:35, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Recent Stuffs[edit]

  • Favicon replaced. 23:16, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Caching enabled. 09:11, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Compression enabled. 09:11, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Captcha plugin 'upgraded' to reCaptcha, which is a stronger captcha than what we were using. 01:46, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Anonymous user edits enabled - we'll see how this goes. 01:46, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
  • We have block templates, woohoo! 10:28, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
  • SVG images are now enabled. Caveat: the on the fly svg -> png converter is stupid when it comes to transparent backgrounds.10:34, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Ported to postreSQL, installed a parser extension. 12:51, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I don't update this nearly as often as I should. Integration with wikimedia's commons has been enabled, as of a while ago. Also, we have namespaces for Modifications and Utilities now! 09:12, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
  • This page is not updated often enough. We've updated the {{av}} template to be a bit more user friendly. 00:53, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Starting work on a {{Factual}} template for things that pertain to real life, but not necessarily DF. Feel free to contribute! 11:55, 20 April 2010 (UTC)