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Sounds good. As for logos, if there's a way to put the U2k one under the EU one in the upper left, that'd be superb. ---[[User:MikeTheRed|MikeTheRed]] 23:10, 6 October 2006 (PDT)
 
Sounds good. As for logos, if there's a way to put the U2k one under the EU one in the upper left, that'd be superb. ---[[User:MikeTheRed|MikeTheRed]] 23:10, 6 October 2006 (PDT)
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How did you remove the links from the menu on the left? Still don't know how to do it myself, I'm guessing it's not in the main templates if you had access to it!
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Also, if the logo needs to be changed at any point then send me the file and I'll replace it straight away, along with the link (if required)
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-- [[User:GazChap|GazChap]] 16:35 BST, 9th October 2006.

Revision as of 17:27, 9 October 2006


Quick nitty gritty gribbly grabbly notes:

  • Template navigation toolbars for subsections.
  • Strategy by terrain notes?
  • Mention of bug where unit gets stuck in the corner of the map
  • Mention of bug where you reload a battlescape mission only to be on an invalid level and how to recover from it (use OHMap, go back down to legal level, click until you find the map again, save the game). Often happens after editting the game, strangely enough. Is it possible the game stores map camera coordinates as a file checksum or somesuch?


Blast! I must really remember to write my thoughts down here as often as possible. I've had many floaty lightbulb moments on what we're currently lacking/missing, and they're all gone.
- NKF

Site Backups

Ok, gents. Here's the scoop - straight from GazChap. The site is backed up every day, so there is basically no worry about losing everything if it should go down. The only thing that may be lost are transactions during that day when it is down. Normally there isn't much activity, but there is the occasional marathon editing session which some people partake in. ;)--Zombie 19:41, 9 June 2006 (PDT)


The server hosting the UFOpaedia experienced a few issues over the weekend, but nothing major. However, I've decided that being reliant on a third-party backup service is foolhardy - consequently I'm going to be installing my own backup solution to the server soon (hopefully within the next few days) that will backup all user-submitted data. If anyone would like to volunteer to receive additional backups via e-mail (no point me just having backups, if I get knocked down by a bus we'd be stuffed ;) ) then please contact me at gazchap at gmail dot com. --GazChap 13:48, 31 July 2006 (BST)

Main Page design

The Main Page redesign has now been implemented; see User talk:Ethereal Cereal for the archived discussion.


Does anyone know if we can adjust those main navigation links (upper left of each page) so that we can add a link to the UFO2k Main Page? I think that would be appreciated by them. But I have no idea where that's accessed... maybe the managers have special areas?

As long as anyone's editing that, it could be cleaned up a little... do we really need e.g. Current Events, and Donations? Although maybe GazChap likes that last one, hehe.

---MikeTheRed 07:14, 9 June 2006 (PDT)


Sorry for the delay on this subject, but I finally figured out how to edit the navigation menu. I removed the current events, random and donation page links from the navigation menu. Also added a link to the UFO2000 subwiki. Eventually, I'd like to have sub-"main pages" for EU, TFTD and Apoc which would clean up the main page even more. Just a proposal at the moment. Discuss please. --Zombie 19:08, 5 October 2006 (PDT)


Cool, Z! Thanks for doing that. UFO2k always needed its own link. FWIW, my vote would be to make it #2 in the sidebar. Or even #1 if you take out the EU Main Page link, since the Main Page is accessible by hitting the X-COM graphic. It's just a thought though; it's already a big improvement. By chance, did you ask GazChap if it's ok to take out Donations? I have no idea if he ever got any, but I'd let him make that call. As for sub-Main Pages for the major games, I can see them maybe wanting their own page, or maybe wanting to stay together with the very deeply researched EU info. Since I personally haven't resurrected anything but EU, I have no opinion and will leave that up to others.

I'm sure the U2k folks thank you for taking the time to figure out how to edit the sidebar link, and I do too! --MikeTheRed


I'd like to keep the main page link in place as it is a handy tool to get to the root of the site. Sure the logo is itself a link too, but newbies might not realize this. The navigation sidebar was discussed with Mr Chap way back in February, and he basically said that money is not an issue and he would remove the donations as well as the current events links as soon as he figured out how. I assumed this was as much permission as I needed to do it myself. ;)

As for the ordering of the navigation sidebar, I temporarily put the UFO2000 game in there. My intention is to create another sidebar underneath navigation entitled "games" and put all the X-COM and fan-created games in there (including UFO2000). This would facilitate the creation of a few new game sub-main pages which would contain the specific game navigation table from the main page. A couple of these pages already exist but are being under-utilized (X-COM and TFTD for instance}. Now, I'm not saying we remove the game navigation tables on the main page - but just to copy that info across. With those game navigation links in the sidebar it becomes really easy to jump between titles without stopping at the main page. Does this make sense? --Zombie 18:04, 6 October 2006 (PDT)


Anything's good that's good for the users, and this sounds good for the users. Is there any way to put a graphic in for U2k? In the upper left. That would be very cool. They are an entirely nother vigorous community operating under GazChap's benevolence. Thanks for having checked with him already - I should have known you already would have. I for one think that a big XCOM logo means the EU Main Page, so a link isn't needed. But as usual it's a minor issue, and wiki editing falls to those taking decisive and reasonable actions. I'm not so sure what you mean by all the navigation. Ethereal Cereal did a really good re-write of the Main Page which I resisted at first, but enjoyed once I saw it. ---MikeTheRed 22:10, 6 October 2006 (PDT)


I'm not sure if sysops have permission to add/change/modify the main logo. I will of course check. As for the navigation, why don't I just draw up something so you can see what I mean? It's not that big of a deal to change stuff back if you guys don't like it. ;)--Zombie 22:17, 6 October 2006 (PDT)



Sounds good. As for logos, if there's a way to put the U2k one under the EU one in the upper left, that'd be superb. ---MikeTheRed 23:10, 6 October 2006 (PDT)


How did you remove the links from the menu on the left? Still don't know how to do it myself, I'm guessing it's not in the main templates if you had access to it!

Also, if the logo needs to be changed at any point then send me the file and I'll replace it straight away, along with the link (if required)

-- GazChap 16:35 BST, 9th October 2006.