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Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby TheWombatGuru » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:19 pm

Hello,

The current MediaWiki version used on the Factorio Wiki is 1.19.3, could it be updated? I would like to use these functions: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Magic_words#Technical_metadata_of_another_page.

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Re: Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby dyf123 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:59 pm

Which version is hoped to will be used?1.23.5 is stable and LTS,but 1.22.12 is legacy.
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Re: Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby TheWombatGuru » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:19 pm

The current 1.19.3 is also stable, but i'm hoping for 1.23 or higher for some functions that were added in that version.
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Re: Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby kovarex » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:18 pm

I'm afraid that some things might get broken by the update, are those new things needed?
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Re: Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby TheWombatGuru » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:03 pm

Well, we don't really need them, but it would be nice to use them. And what things would break? Things that can't be fixed, or things that just require some work, because I would be willing to fix the then broken things.

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Re: Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby ssilk » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:35 am

I would also help out to fix broken pages, but this has to be coordinated a bit:
- schedule. In week xx we make the update. and if the things are broken a week for fixing.
- emergency plan, if everything goes wrong. A return to the old version should be possible.
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Re: Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby TheWombatGuru » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:49 pm

I agree with ssilk
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Re: Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby tamanous » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:48 pm

Sorry for necroing.

Along with the rising complexity of the game goes the need for proper documentation.
Forums usually bundle a lot of documentation and direct feedback/support, but using this as a base for documentation is hard, especially if the reader hasn't been there from the start and joins during the process.
A (media)wiki is not the consumer/provider interface like forums. It's ability to enable users to participate and contribute are limited, it's user-base smaller, and it's use as a multiplicator of usefull ideas and influences is not that strong.
A (media)wiki is foremost a knowledge database, giving (in most cases) a short summary or introduction in a first layer of information, but -can- lead into deeper layers that provide further insight and so on.

Though administrating a wiki costs time and resources (and therefore money), it can be a useful tool. As long as users contribute content, it grows on its own (not everything has be be filled in by employees), but it has to be moderated and supervised on a regular basis. Enabling these contributing users the access to a comfortable editing environment and user-rights -can- influence quantity and quality of the written content.


I'd like to see the wiki updated, and some expansions implemented. I am aware that this would cost some hundred dollars (or * 27.02 Czech korunas).
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Re: Factorio Wiki's MediaWiki version

Postby ssilk » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:27 pm

It's not the money, it's the time it will cost. :)
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