Hey Awyman13! I'm Jamie from FANDOM's Community Development team! Not sure if we never asked you if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for this community, and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well. It looks like you guys don't use your forums all that much, so it might make a lot of sense to migrate and see if Discussions are used on mobile.
In case you are unaware of the feature, Discussions was introduced last year to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on the wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. Discussions also links with our FANDOM Apps, which this community has and it allows app users to easily take part in Discussions as well. You can read more about Discussions here.
For more information on migrating forums to Discussions, you can check out this blog over on Community Central that explains everything in detail.
If you have some concerns, Discussions, and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you do not want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions and Forums will be sunsetted as a feature, so getting ahead of the curve is never a bad idea.
Feel free to have an open discussion with your community about this, and I'm available for any questions you might have. Have a good one!
As the title of this message suggest, I think it might be time to make a separate gallery page for all operator, as the gallery section are getting quite chunky, and I not sure if people want to scroll that far down!
My Idea is to just use the source editor and copy the gallery section , then paste it on a new page (Called [Named Operator]/Gallery for example). We would still keep the gallery main header but instead it would be just a link to the gallery page.
First of all - congratulations on your promotion! Long time no messages and talk. And so... this message is mostly about wiki. I know that it's not your main Wiki - edit count of Battlefield Wiki told me that. Really nice work, man! I thought about joining it too, but its community is already so big and there's no worry about any article being outdated :)
I love Rainbow Six series. I also love the idea of open encyclopedias like Wikis - people visit it to find related information. That's why I wanted to share some ideas I got in my mind. Most of them are listed my rather rantyBlog 1, but in short: 1. I want to rework all weapon pages (after weapons - all other pages). I feel like those pages have too much unrelated information. Take a look at Vector .45 ACP page - it's kinda what I will try to do (inspired by CS and COD wikis pages). 2. I feel like reworking Main Page too to reflect current series status (example in my blog), Super Walkthrough was really good though... but outdated now, it's too difficult to navigate in Main Page right now imo.
Do you want live examples (like offline HTMLs and screenshots) of my ideas/suggestions or I can just edit it? Would be glad to hear suggestion, criticism. Thank you! P.S. I will take it very slow, so there will be less minor edits after.
Love the ideas. Go ahead and start editing and we'll see how it turns out. Just note that the main page was created by Wikia Staff and that some elements must remain. They also did a deal with Ubisoft so links to buy the game, etc. must remain.
This is about the BF Wiki because I find that that Wiki's Talk Page is way too tedious. Anyways, can there be a page or something about the different weapon variants in? Like, maybe the category section could have that.
Trench variants have greatly increased hip fire accuracy than most other variants.
Optical variants have a globe sight and a foregrip, giving an increased aimed accuracy for mid-ranged combat.
Sweeper variants usually overhaul how a weapon works by giving it another mechanic or changing what it does.
Marskman variants give a high-powered scope but differ with Medic kits and Scout kits. The Medic kit give its variant a fore grip along with a slightly less powerful scope that resembles the Scout's Sniper variant, while the Scouts themselves have a palm rest along with a different shaped scope.
I see what your saying but its seems unneccessary. Each of these weapons on differ slightly so having category pages for them is unneeded. There are weapon disambig pages like Carbine, etc that still need BF1 weapons listed but not their variants
I'm talking about those used in Overwatch wiki for every game-related page (game mechanics, characters, maps and etc.)
They create a page for full patch notes (can also be useful for being no-flash-required, unlike Official web site) and use template for game-related pages with listing only those related to the initial page (weapon buffs and nerfs for weapon page) and referring to full patch notes page.
I feel this would be useful in this wiki too since Rainbow Six Siege is being more esports, updated frequently (not as much as we want, but kinda) and all that - and meta changing all the time. It also kinda feels of for patch notes being in trivia section. Just my suggestion.
Hey actually, you need the name of the patch pages to directly reflect Siege. Overwatch is one game so its okay to name their patch pages so vaguely. There are quite a few R6 games so we cant be vague about it.
Yeah, you got a point. Erm... any ideas? "R6S Patch 5.2", "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege/Patch 5.2"? Other idea - use date as title and add "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege" section to Patch Notes page to be used as main space for those notes - it will break navigation completely though because it will make sub-sections like 22.214.171.124
There should be a hub page but all the content should have their own, sort of like a Disambig page. As for the name (Siege) after the patch name should be fine. It would be very long if the entire thing was spelled out only for a page on patch notes.
Got it. Here's hub page and I reworked patch-related templates to be universal (so it can be used for all Rainbow Six games, not just Siege). I'm waiting for feedback before creating pages for other patches. I hope those changes will make this wiki more useful.
One more suggestion (I feel like I should make a new thread or start a blog for this one though): create a portal for every game (or at least Siege for now), re-visit main page and think about "news" feature of this wiki (it's so... "dead" while COD and BF wikis use it).
Thanks for listening, and just for disclosure - I don't have much free time, it's just that I feel it's time to push changes since Siege getting popular.