User talk:Todestool

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pluralizing redirects[edit]

Hi, welcome to the wiki. It's really not necessary to add a redirect for [[40d:oceans]] - any editor can type [[40d:ocean]]s and it works just fine - 40d:oceans - so only Searches for "oceans" matter (and irregular pluralization, like "gear assemblies", but you can pipe those: [[40d:gear assembly|gear assemblies]]). And so long as users know that article names are singular, few will ever try searching for "oceans". It's not completely useless, just not particularly necessary. Readya later, --Albedo 18:17, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Alright, good to know. This is the first wiki I've worked on, so it's still a bit of a learning process for me on best practices. Todestool 00:26, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
S'all good - the basic code format is actually pretty fast to learn. Right now we're going thru some chaos w/ the version migration, but that should soon all settle down. When you see a page w/ some new trick on it, hit "edit" and just look at the code. The "pipe" for adding different terminology to a standard article name is really handy - like this, for example. I did a LOT of copy/pasting of formatting (and liberal use of Preview!) before I figured it out - and am still learning. --Albedo 19:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Butchery values[edit]

Did you check if there was any variation in the animals before you killed and butcherd them, i.e if they were fat or skinny, tall or small? --Iffonox 20:03, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

I have been checking that, though only with a sample size of 10. If size attributes are evenly distributed that should work fairly well. If it's a normal distribution, then not so much. However, I have read the creature descriptions, and have seen "huge and muscular" creatures yield the same butchery values as "very thin" ones. I think only extremely large creatures like whales have ranges of variance large enough to produce radically different quantities of butchery returns. --Todestool 13:11, 20 April 2010 (UTC)