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Wiki page for multiple modules

Postby mycenae » November 28th, 2011, 6:16 am

This isn't a Vassal request per se, but I'm requesting a new template for module wiki pages, that can accommodate multiple modules for a single game. I think the current pages assume one game <-> one module, which seems to be a little outdated.

I realize it's possible to post multiple modules for a single game on the same page, but the result tends to be a mess, with supporting comments and other information jumbled up for each mod. Take a look at the Imperium or Succession Wars module pages for examples. It's hard to tell which info goes with each module because of the structure of the page.

I think the new template should duplicate the current module page structure, but include all relevant information for each module in separate sections. Such as:

Module 1
Files
Contributors/Maintainers
Comments
Screen Shots
Players

Module 2
Files
Contributors/Maintainers
Comments
Screen Shots
Players

Module 3
etc.

Is there a way to do this now with the existing page template?
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Re: [messages] [Feature Requests] Wiki page for multiple mod

Postby Tim M » November 28th, 2011, 1:29 pm

Yes - see http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Burma for alternate
template. This lets users specify what is theirs, who did what etc..

There is no need to totally duplicate as you lay out. Just tag the comments
and screenshots as appropriate


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Subject: [messages] [Feature Requests] Wiki page for multiple modules

This isn't a Vassal request per se, but I'm requesting a new template for
module wiki pages, that can accommodate multiple modules for a single game.
I think the current pages assume one game <-> one module, which seems to be
a little outdated.

I realize it's possible to post multiple modules for a single game on the
same page, but the result tends to be a mess, with supporting comments and
other information jumbled up for each mod. Take a look at the Imperium or
Succession Wars module pages for examples. It's hard to tell which info goes
with each module because of the structure of the page.

I think the new template should duplicate the current module page structure,
but include all relevant information for each module in separate sections.
Such as:

Module 1
Files
Contributors/Maintainers
Comments
Screen Shots
Players

Module 2
Files
Contributors/Maintainers
Comments
Screen Shots
Players

Module 3
etc.

Is there a way to do this now with the existing page template?

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Re: [messages] [Feature Requests] Wiki page for multiple mod

Postby Tim M » November 28th, 2011, 1:48 pm

Btw, I see no problem with the pages you describe. I took a look at the
Imperium page. I can tell who made what, which comments are for which module
based on the header, and which screenshot goes to which game. What do you
find difficult about it?

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of mycenae
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 12:16 AM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: [messages] [Feature Requests] Wiki page for multiple modules

This isn't a Vassal request per se, but I'm requesting a new template for
module wiki pages, that can accommodate multiple modules for a single game.
I think the current pages assume one game <-> one module, which seems to be
a little outdated.

I realize it's possible to post multiple modules for a single game on the
same page, but the result tends to be a mess, with supporting comments and
other information jumbled up for each mod. Take a look at the Imperium or
Succession Wars module pages for examples. It's hard to tell which info goes
with each module because of the structure of the page.

I think the new template should duplicate the current module page structure,
but include all relevant information for each module in separate sections.
Such as:

Module 1
Files
Contributors/Maintainers
Comments
Screen Shots
Players

Module 2
Files
Contributors/Maintainers
Comments
Screen Shots
Players

Module 3
etc.

Is there a way to do this now with the existing page template?

_______________________________________________
Read this topic online here:
viewtopic.php?p=27959#p27959
Tim,
Vassal Uber Geek/Guru

Problems? post your OS, Physical Mem, version of Vassal and Java plus the Module in question.
No developer can help with out that info, thx!
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Re: Wiki page for multiple modules

Postby mycenae » November 29th, 2011, 5:36 am

I find it looks rather jumbled and doesn't work as well as it might. A good layout would make it instantly clear which files, contributors, and screen shots belong to which module, without having to tag anything.
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