Talk:Cities: Skylines Wiki
Does the (still small) C:S wiki community prefer long articles which keep a lot of information in a single place, or multiple short articles which may be more approachable but require more page loads? Personally, when I'm playing I only want a few browser pages open so I like long articles, but I know some people prefer shorter articles so I'm asking.
For example, Buildings. Once all the data had been tabulated, it was my plan to then do write-ups on the page for every building with section headers that could be linked to from redirect pages under the building names (a page named "Wind Turbine" redirects to "Buildings#Wind Turbine", so every link to "Wind Turbine" on the wiki gets to Buildings). But another approach would be to have the buildings spread across multiple pages: for example, "Wind Turbine" might be written up in Power.
A compromise approach would be to do the write-ups in sub-pages and use templating to place them both on the "master" Buildings page as well as on their topic page. People like me get their master pages and people who like short articles get those too. A little harder for people to figure out to edit them, and make sure they still make sense in both contexts though.
Also, since this is a Paradox wiki, is it generally okay to copy in-game text to the wiki, like building and policy descriptions?
- Keeping information consolidated is of great importance. Many wikis fail at this by scattering information all over the place.
- However, I'm not sure having each building be located on the appropriate topic page however would be an undue distribution in this case. It seems that the user would generally prefer to know how the building relates to the topic of hand, rather than by virtue of it simply being a building. The buildings page would thus work as a portal rather than where the info itself is stored.
- I'd like input on this though; I'm not planning on making a completely unilateral decision on this. ~ Meneth (talk) 20:14, 14 March 2015 (CET)
- Yes, anything from within the game can be used, be it images, text, or what have you. Even before Paradox bought my wikis, the Paradox Wikis had permission to use any assets. ~ Meneth (talk) 20:15, 14 March 2015 (CET)
- We don't currently support different languages on the Cities Skylines wiki. Each wiki needs a dedicated core of editors to flourish, there's also the issue of keeping it up to date. I do a lot of the work on this wiki and there are still several outdated pages and missing images. In addition the wiki moderating team need to be able to effectively moderate the wiki. We do have some native German speakers however we don't have enough to guarantee that the entire wiki will remain in good condition. If you have any questions about this please let us know. Dauth (talk) 15:15, 3 January 2017 (CET)