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Schnitzel-Man 2006-12-18 10:51

Quotes
 
I don't really like the way quotes are handled right now.
So I have a few suggestions:
1. Create a "Quotes" namespace, and copy all the quotes from the mbn to that namespace. The page title for each quote will simply be its MBN id (e.g. http://www.magicball.net/gamequotes/2047 will be copied to http://twinsunica.waxo.nl/index.php/Quotes:2047).
This will also help us categorize the quotes (e.g. Said by twinsen, said to twinsen, on lba1, on lba2), and will help us search through the quotes easily (using the wikimedia search engine), and do other cool stuff as well.

2. modify the quotes template so it will simply include specific quote page (e.g. "{{Quote|id=2047}}"). This can be quite easily done. It will also include a link to that quote's page.
This template will also have various options, like:
a. {{Quotes|Quote=xx|Character=yy}} will still work as it used to (but we will avoid using it).
b. We could have quote links, which will only include a link to the quote's page, and not include the quote itself.
etc etc.

What do you think?

elmuerte 2006-12-18 18:56

Don't know if it changed in mediawiki after 1.5. But changing stuff that has to do with namespaces isn't easy.
But I think there are other ways to incorperate the quotes.

Anyway, it's fairly easy to get easy to parse data from the MBN game quotes, simly add '/xml' to the url and you'll get an XML output of the quotes:
http://www.magicball.net/gamequotes/2047/xml

Schnitzel-Man 2006-12-18 19:28

I guess you're about the namespaces, but I still want each and every quote to have its own article, so we can edit them freely (like adding links and categories). It could be something like Quote_2047.

Is there a way to automatically generate articles in Twinsunica? (Wacko?)

About the XML: Cool, didn't know that.

morshem 2006-12-19 05:44

There are bots that can automatically create articles/change stuff.


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