User talk:Meneth

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Localization[edit]

Hi Meneth,
I'm new on this wiki, but I have experience on the KSP wiki and on the French KSP wiki. I'm also the translater of this game, I'm French. The thing I want to do on this wiki is to translate the majority of the pages into French. You can see how I did it on my KSP translation wiki 'MediaWiki:Sidebar' page.
I want to do the same on this wiki, but I've not enough rights. Can you, please, create the same pages as in my wiki ? Or you can also give me the rights to do it.

The proof of my experience:

Regards,
simon56

Good evening. Currently, none of the Paradox Wikis support any language beyond English. The reason for this is that I cannot verify the quality of non-English pages. ~ Meneth (talk) 18:30, 15 March 2015 (CET)
I'm actually French, and I can guarantee the quality and the orthography of French pages. But I can't guarantee other languages.
The problem is that there's no way for me to ensure that that remains the case. Were you to go AWOL for example, I'd have no way to ensure that the French pages remain good.
BTW, sign your talk-page comments with four tildes (~~~~). ~ Meneth (talk) 19:49, 15 March 2015 (CET)
I insist, please, can you include localization ?
With the method I suggest, pages or not obligatory translated. So a page could be translated ONLY if someone decides to do so : the localization can only be right.
You don't have to use a translator. It doesn't matter if pages are not available in every languages. Simon56 (talk) 11:05, 21 March 2015 (CET)
I'll discuss it with my boss on Monday. ~ Meneth (talk) 11:26, 21 March 2015 (CET)
What's new ? Simon56 (talk) 14:06, 25 March 2015 (CET)
Nothing yet. He was unavailable on Monday, and on Tuesday I was busy with EU4 Wiki stuff. Sent him a message about it earlier today, but haven't gotten a response yet. ~ Meneth (talk) 14:07, 25 March 2015 (CET)
Ok, thanks. I started to translate the Main page in french (see here). Could you contact me when I'll be able to translate ? Simon56 (talk) 14:10, 25 March 2015 (CET)

(Unindent) Hi. I've talked to my boss and he agrees with my sentiments:

  1. It not being possible for me to ensure the quality of pages not written in English is a significant issue.
  2. Translated content will gradually become more and more outdated if translation were to stop for any reason.
  3. There does not appear to be any pressing need for non-English content.

Combined, these issues mean that we cannot at this time justify hosting content in other languages on the wikis.

However, you're free to publish French translations of pages from this wiki anywhere you'd like (a blog, your own wiki, the forums, etc.) as long as the license is followed.

If you were to decide to set up a French Skylines wiki I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have (assuming I know the answer) as to how to get it working. ~ Meneth (talk) 14:37, 25 March 2015 (CET)

Mainpage Header - link colour[edit]

Hey,

The text "The Cities: Skylines encyclopaedia that you can edit." on the main page contains a link that is difficult to read as it's blue on blue. Would look better if the link was removed (the same link exists in the first "About this Game" section) or if it was restyled in MediaWiki:Vector.css or MediaWiki:Common.css to use something like this: #mw-content-text > .header a {color: #fff; text-decoration: underline;} -Omniomi (talk) 22:52, 23 March 2015 (CET)

Game Icons?[edit]

I noticed you uploaded some of in-game icons and was wondering how you got them. Given how clean they are, I'm assuming you rip them from the game files. If so, how do you go about doing that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vernoguy (Talk) 23:35, 26 March 2015‎

I got the icons from the devs since I work for Paradox.
If there's any specific set of icons you'd like me to upload just tell me and I'll see what I can do. I'm uploading icons whenever I see somewhere they'd be useful. ~ Meneth (talk) 23:37, 26 March 2015 (CET)
I was wondering if you could get icons for the European buildings and the After Dark buildings, I uploaded some pictures, but they are far from the quality of the pictures you got. 00:52, 8 October 2015 (CEST)
I'll see what I can do. ~ Meneth (talk) 12:32, 9 October 2015 (CEST)

Image Map extension + 1 article/building[edit]

Hi Meneth,
Is it possible you to install the very useful ImageMap extension on this wiki ?
Also, do you think it's a nice idea to create one article per building ? — Simon56 (talk) 14:16, 23 April 2015 (CEST)

What is it you want to use ImageMap for?
I don't see the point of individual pages for each building, no. See the discussion at User talk:Lillysky. ~ Meneth (talk) 14:37, 23 April 2015 (CEST)
Individual pages for each building allows visitors to get more informations (e.g. on the KSP wiki there's one page/rocket part, this is useful)
See my Incineration plant infobox preview
ImageMap could be useful only if there is one page/building, for example on this image. You could click on power lines or wind turbines to see their own page. — Simon56 (talk) 10:58, 24 April 2015 (CEST)
The thing about Skylines buildings is that there's very little strategy specific to individual buildings. If there were, individual pages would probably be warranted.
That is, there needs to be actual extra information that can't be well displayed on the current pages, and is useful to the visitor, for there to be any reason to have individual pages. ~ Meneth (talk) 11:02, 24 April 2015 (CEST)