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(I made a Wiki RaceBox. Check User:Jacius to see it.)
 
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[[User:Svdb|SvdB]] 22:07, 26 Oct 2004 (CEST)
 
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Looks good! The one thing I don't like is using the greek alphabet to denote a specific star in a constellation. First of all, the game writes it out (i.e. Alpha Serpentis, not α Serpentis). Second of all, such notation is confusing for readers not familiar with the greek alphabet. -[[User:Fadookie|Fadookie]] 06:12, 27 Oct 2004 (CEST)
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But wiki markup supports greek!  Oh well.  I concede, I've been out voted again.  Incidentally, the .pdf map that I have uses fake latin: a for α, b for β, d for δ,  etc.  Epsilon and Eta get confused and then the whole thing just looks dumb. I believe that most scientific star charts use Greek, but that's of little concern. [[User:Mmrnmhrm|Mmrnmhrm]] 17:15, 27 Oct 2004 (CEST)
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Yes, proper star charts do use greek, but I don't think it's appropriate here for the reasons mentioned above. Also, for races that don't have COMM screens (androsynth, humans) do you think we should use the captain portraits from the melee screen? It's also possible to use manual art in some cases. -[[User:Fadookie|Fadookie]] 04:20, 28 Oct 2004 (CEST)
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I agree that we shouldn't be using the greek alphabet. ("eta" is still greek, just written out, and in the Latin alphabet) for exactly the same reasons.
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We can't use manual art, as TFB hasn't got the rights on them (at least the SC2 manual).
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[[User:Svdb|SvdB]] 14:25, 28 Oct 2004 (CEST)
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Okay. I already uploaded the captain screens from Super-Melee for the Androsynth, Humans, Chenjesu, and... Mmrnrhrrm.. I think I ''almost'' got the spelling right this time. -[[User:Fadookie|Fadookie]] 16:09, 28 Oct 2004 (CEST)
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Ewww...  "Quirks mode" HTML...
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# All tag parameters should be quoted, e.g., <nowiki><table border="0"></nowiki>
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# Text alignment, colouring, etc. should be done with styles, the old Netscape <nowiki><font></nowiki> tags and "align" parameters have been deprecated for years.
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# However, inline styles usually look "clumsy".  A proper stylesheet and an ID tag for the outer table would be the cleanest approach, is it possible to make stylesheets via Wiki markup?
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--[[User:Nic|Nic]] 21:11, 28 Oct 2004 (CEST)
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==Usage Instructions==
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{{RaceBox|name=Your Master|image=Kzer-ZaComm.png|caption=I for one welcome our new alien overlords|homeworld=Alpha Beta Soupa IV|coordinates=123.4 : 567.8|organizations=Empire of Jacius|ship=[[Dreadnought]]}}
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Just making a note for myself and others who aren't sure about using templates with parameters (like this one).
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Include at the top of the article:
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<small><nowiki>{{RaceBox|name=Your Master|image=Kzer-ZaComm.png|caption=I for one welcome our new alien overlords |homeworld=Alpha Beta Soupa IV|coordinates=123.4 : 567.8|organizations=Empire of Jacius|ship=[[Dreadnought]]}}</nowiki></small>
  
== Greek Alphabet ==
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That is, template name first (RaceBox), a pipe (|), and then a bunch of param=value pairs separated by more pipes. You get something like at the right.
  
Looks good! The one thing I don't like is using the greek alphabet to denote a specific star in a constellation. First of all, the game writes it out (i.e. Alpha Serpentis, not α Serpentis). Second of all, such notation is confusing for readers not familiar with the greek alphabet. -[[User:Fadookie|Fadookie]] 06:12, 27 Oct 2004 (CEST)
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==Wiki RaceBox==
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I made a Wiki version of the RaceBox. There is a comparison and link on my [[User:Jacius|user page]]. I'd replace this HTML version with it myself, but I don't want to offend anyone ;) --[[User:Jacius|Jacius]] 06:00, 31 Oct 2004 (CET)

Latest revision as of 05:00, 31 October 2004

How about something like this?:

{{{name}}}
[[Image:{{{image}}}]]
{{{caption}}}
Homeworld{{{homeworld}}}
Coordinates{{{coordinates}}}
Member of{{{organizations}}}
Ship{{{ship}}}

SvdB 22:07, 26 Oct 2004 (CEST)


Looks good! The one thing I don't like is using the greek alphabet to denote a specific star in a constellation. First of all, the game writes it out (i.e. Alpha Serpentis, not α Serpentis). Second of all, such notation is confusing for readers not familiar with the greek alphabet. -Fadookie 06:12, 27 Oct 2004 (CEST)


But wiki markup supports greek! Oh well. I concede, I've been out voted again. Incidentally, the .pdf map that I have uses fake latin: a for α, b for β, d for δ, etc. Epsilon and Eta get confused and then the whole thing just looks dumb. I believe that most scientific star charts use Greek, but that's of little concern. Mmrnmhrm 17:15, 27 Oct 2004 (CEST)


Yes, proper star charts do use greek, but I don't think it's appropriate here for the reasons mentioned above. Also, for races that don't have COMM screens (androsynth, humans) do you think we should use the captain portraits from the melee screen? It's also possible to use manual art in some cases. -Fadookie 04:20, 28 Oct 2004 (CEST)


I agree that we shouldn't be using the greek alphabet. ("eta" is still greek, just written out, and in the Latin alphabet) for exactly the same reasons. We can't use manual art, as TFB hasn't got the rights on them (at least the SC2 manual). SvdB 14:25, 28 Oct 2004 (CEST)


Okay. I already uploaded the captain screens from Super-Melee for the Androsynth, Humans, Chenjesu, and... Mmrnrhrrm.. I think I almost got the spelling right this time. -Fadookie 16:09, 28 Oct 2004 (CEST)


Ewww... "Quirks mode" HTML...

  1. All tag parameters should be quoted, e.g., <table border="0">
  2. Text alignment, colouring, etc. should be done with styles, the old Netscape <font> tags and "align" parameters have been deprecated for years.
  3. However, inline styles usually look "clumsy". A proper stylesheet and an ID tag for the outer table would be the cleanest approach, is it possible to make stylesheets via Wiki markup?

--Nic 21:11, 28 Oct 2004 (CEST)

Usage Instructions[edit]

Your Master
Kzer-ZaComm.png
I for one welcome our new alien overlords
Homeworld: Alpha Beta Soupa IV
Coordinates: 123.4 : 567.8
Member of: Empire of Jacius
Ship: Dreadnought

Just making a note for myself and others who aren't sure about using templates with parameters (like this one).

Include at the top of the article:

{{RaceBox|name=Your Master|image=Kzer-ZaComm.png|caption=I for one welcome our new alien overlords |homeworld=Alpha Beta Soupa IV|coordinates=123.4 : 567.8|organizations=Empire of Jacius|ship=[[Dreadnought]]}}

That is, template name first (RaceBox), a pipe (|), and then a bunch of param=value pairs separated by more pipes. You get something like at the right.

Wiki RaceBox[edit]

I made a Wiki version of the RaceBox. There is a comparison and link on my user page. I'd replace this HTML version with it myself, but I don't want to offend anyone ;) --Jacius 06:00, 31 Oct 2004 (CET)