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Bilka deleted balancers

Post by j0wal » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:31 am

https://wiki.factorio.com/index.php?tit ... did=163968

Sure, the reason given has that feeling of meeting some abstract view of the purpose of the site. However I used this link *frequently* when hunting out balancers to use in my designs. If I was really chasing idealism I'd not be playing space invaders on my computer.

The page was helpful and reasonably comprehensive, and often a godsend when trying to fix some area of my factory where a part of the factory was starved of resources unnecessarily.

Mate, you have my down-vote on your edit.

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Re: Bilka deleted balancers

Post by Bilka » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:58 am

You can find the balancers here, so no need to panic.

Let me know if you care to know the full reasoning for the change, I'm happy to explain.
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Re: Bilka deleted balancers

Post by darkfrei » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:07 am

Why it isn't on the wiki?

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Re: Bilka deleted balancers

Post by Bilka » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:31 am

darkfrei wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:07 am
Why it isn't on the wiki?
They were a list of designs, which is not allowed on the wiki in general. Furthermore, there have been people recently saying that "most of the wiki balancers aren't good", which was true due to their throughput limits. I didn't want to host such "not good" information on the wiki, especially since it's designs. Additionally, some users seemed to make it a goal to get a balancer on the page, which lead to me either accepting all of those as long as they were good enough and bloating the page or not accepting them for no concrete reason.

Why not designs? They are subjective. There is no "best". The wiki is not a place suited for discussion of designs, or for hosting many designs, simply due to its organization.

Basically, the wiki is for information, not solutions.
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Re: Bilka deleted balancers

Post by eradicator » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:40 am

Wikipedia often has a "Further reading" at the very end of an article. Which would be suitable to post a simple link to the gist.
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Re: Bilka deleted balancers

Post by sarcolopter » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:34 am

lel, that was literally the only reason I ever visited the wiki

they can still be found in the history though, https://wiki.factorio.com/index.php?tit ... did=164057 , so it's fine

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