Author Topic: roguebasin wiki, pcg wiki and articles deteriorating  (Read 1461 times)

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roguebasin wiki, pcg wiki and articles deteriorating
« on: March 29, 2015, 10:37:27 PM »
Anyone want to do some volunteer work for the developer community? 

Going through the various articles on roguebasin and sorting out the dead links would be a good step.  They're pretty well referenced by people who have used them, but they could use a bit of maintenance.

Delving a connected cave is littered with links to images on low quality image hosting sites.

Scrolling map has a link to a C# implementation on some random site that no longer exists.  Really, the Python implementation that is there, is pretty unhelpful for that matter.

For that matter the PCG wiki is stagnating.  The only occasional activity is someone doing a minor edit to the page for a specific game.  But the majority of it's referral traffic is from game development related sources, and related to generation.  And similarly it's other traffic.  One advantage it has, is that images can be uploaded and used in the pages - which presumably the inability to do so for roguebasin is part of the problem.  At one stage I think Doull had plans for fancy interactive javascript tutorials, but that never eventuated for lack of anyone willing to do the work.  The wiki hosting for the pcg wiki is likely also a bit more commercial and ad-driven than it used to be.


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Re: roguebasin wiki, pcg wiki and articles deteriorating
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 06:03:23 AM »
You haven't added any guidelines, chooseusername.

As far as the image hosting is concerned, relevant free hosts seem fine; it's that pictures lose their relevance after a while and get deleted by the time you actually ask for them, and Google fails to find mirrors.
For Reddit's implementation, I can't tell what's its relevance to Git's capabilities. I'm only guessing though, as it seems that GitHub should let developers decide if the code snippet is relevant as it might feature a single code maintainer - but it mustn't be so.

Before dubbing anything wrong or right, maybe this is the time to advise first-time developers to bookmark RB Wiki when they find any reference useful and point how they should expand the wikis at their own comfort, and with usable information they've found on the web, after they've interpreted the source of information from an external website.
It seem best to me if time management is the main concern here.

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Re: roguebasin wiki, pcg wiki and articles deteriorating
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 08:21:00 AM »
I have no guidelines.  I neither own, nor control, nor have any authority over either resource.  Whether roguebasin, or the PCG wiki.

Roguebasin articles have links that are dead.  It undermines the articles.  This can be avoided.  Perhaps someone who cares can try and find the images and come up with a permanent solution.

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Re: roguebasin wiki, pcg wiki and articles deteriorating
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 06:40:35 PM »
I'll summon Björn and see if we can allow image uploads.