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[Accepted] Nanako's Wiki Development Application


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Ckey/BYOND Username:NanakoAC


Position Being Applied For : Wiki Developer: Mechanics


Past Experiences/Knowledge:Lots of experience making little edits to the fallen london/sunless sea wikis, mostly i hunted down errors and corrected information. same thing i plan to do here


Examples of Past Work: Past work in this field is a little hard to show since its mostly just tiny edits, how about a little current work instead. I started last night on testing everything on the mixed drinks menu, and noting down errors in the recipes wherever i found them: http://pastebin.com/uefhZ5xP

Questionmarks are drinks ive been unable to test yet, but i still found fourteen errors,


Preferred Mode of Communication (Skype, Steam, etc.): Nanako on discord, i also have skype, would rather not post the details here publicly


Additional Comments:

I'm only interested in making mechanics guides. Ill do this by porting over the whole page from the baystation wiki first to make a local copy, and then editing our copy to correct the errors in it, so that the information presented is reliable and correct. I was already trying to do this last night before finding out i needed staff permissions for it.


So far i've noticed errors in baystations guides to food and drink, chemistry, and construction. There are almost certainly many more


I won't really touch lore or edit things unless asked, my focus is just on guides and correct info. I don't care about fancy titles or any elevated status beyond the permissions necessary to do wiki stuff, ill just work in the background

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I'd love to have someone dedicated to maintaining our wiki, as we don't have any of the current guides there iirc.

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My only issue with Nanako messing around with the official wiki is that Nanako isn't very fond of correcting her spelling and grammar mistakes in post.

Otherwise, I've only ever seen Nanako play a medic or a janitor, and lately it's been more of the latter. I haven't had many roleplaying experiences with her though but I'm leaning to -1.

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To be completely fair, I don't think someone has to be a good roleplayer to be a good wiki dev, not that I can rate those abilities given my very limited interaction with the player. I think having someone posting guides would be novel and nice, with my only concern being that I'm not aware of any differences we have from Bay's current guides. If staff think we need one, then I say by all means.

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I wasn't aware this was even a position that would be voted on here.


My input is largely going to be copying over guides from baystation wiki, then altering them to be correct with aurora's content. My writing in the page would be largely restricted to altering numbers, but i will nevertheless pay close attention to spelling and grammar, that's not something anyone would need to worry about


@Mofo: There are a lot of differences. One notable difference that comes to mind, is that we build reinforced tables differently. We have no 'Reinforced Table Parts' item, and attempting to build a reinforced table based on the baywiki is doomed to failure. We build them by making a normal table first then reinforcing it.


Just one of the many things i'll correct

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My only issue with Nanako messing around with the official wiki is that Nanako isn't very fond of correcting her spelling and grammar mistakes in post.

Otherwise, I've only ever seen Nanako play a medic or a janitor, and lately it's been more of the latter. I haven't had many roleplaying experiences with her though but I'm leaning to -1.

 

The community can step in to redeem any spelling errors.


Whatever can get us off redirecting to baystations wiki is a good thing in my eyes.

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Alright, so for some questions that are more on-topic with a wiki-dev application... Are you familiar with the usage of MediaWiki? How to format pages and such? Can we trust you not to try mucking with other wiki pages or providing false information?

familiar enough, the source code of a page is easy to understand


I understand the golden rules of previewing edits and providing a reason, before submission

most of these guides already have good formatting anyway, mostly ill just be editing values within them.


I am trustworhy and honest to a fault, most of my characters are likewise if that's any reference. I only intend to correct factual errors, and generally not touch lore pages or anything subjective, without specific permission

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If Nanako has a fault, it is being too productive, proactive, and informed in a round of SS13.


All of these in-game faults are tremendous strengths at the endless job of updating our Wiki. I have been a software tester, to see someone voluntarily test drink recipes and record the results without anticipating any reward for it is surprising.


I have no doubt Nanako will bring enormous amounts of accurate data into our wiki. The style of this data is unimportant; we can make editing passes later. I'll even offer to proofread her work, or make those passes myself. I could use a hobby.

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Thank you for the compliments nikov, i love you <3

 

to see someone voluntarily test drink recipes and record the results without anticipating any reward for it is surprising..

 

Fwiw, i am doing it for a reward. That reward is accurate knowledge of the correct recipes. That's important to me.

Also i've continued that testing, link in the OP has been updated, almost all alcoholic drinks are tested now


Main reason i'm doing this is for my own peace of mind, the inaccurate information annoys me, i feel compelled to fix it. simply fixing it will make me happy and i ask for nothing besides the ability to do that. Aurora is where i spend the majority of my time just now, and it having accurate documentation would increase my enjoyment, hopefully others' too


Also re mistakes and formatting, its worth noting that in a forum post (and especially with the quantity of them that i write) the aim is just to communicate information quickly and effectively, typos aren't relevant as long as the infomation is still legible, i rarely proofread forum posts. The reason most of them happen anyway is a circulatory condition that makes my hands cold, causing them to sometimes lose a bit of feeling


I'll be far more dilligent with editing a published document and proofread everything

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I try to tell the lore team that our responsibility is the entire wiki, not just lore pages. I did a big push awhile ago where we ported all the job guides and general guides that we could grab from the baystation wiki. So we have a lot of job guides and guides in general, but they are outdated or incorrect. And every loredev should have some work shown on a wiki page at least once a week - 5 minutes of fiddling on a guide in a 7 day period seems fair to me.


My philosophy for it is that it's better to have incorrect information than not have the information at all. If you do not even have the job guide people will just shrug, but if you have wrong information, then people will point it out an there will be a bigger 'push' to get it fixed and updated. This application helps provide proof for this theory. ;D


I'll be happy to accept this application. You have the investment and the passion and it's for a field we're lacking in the lore team.

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