It has been observed that you have been absent for more than a month (at the time of writing this). You were last active on 20 Feb 2019. Due to your prolonged absence without intimation of any kind, you are being served this notice.
You have to justify your absence or resume duties by the 20th of this month, i.e. April. If you fail in doing either of the same, we shall be forced to terminate your services as Content Moderator.
Thank you for the notice. That is true, I haven't made any contributions in a while. I do keep an eye on the wiki daily but for that I do not need the CM status. I have had some changes in my personal life and I don't see it turning back to the the way it was before. Therefore I do think it is only fair to terminate my services as CM.
I am visiting the wiki regularly and who knows, maybe even contribute from time to times. It has been a pleasure to serve as the CM.
Thank you for the quick and honest response. I appreciate that you are greatly interested in this wiki and keep a watch on it daily. Unfortunately, the CM's post merits a certain minimum contributions which you were not able to maintain. I'm happy that you'll still stick around and contribute. Apologies if my previous message came across to be a bit harsh. It was, however in the best interests of this wiki.
If you do have the time, we would like if you would stay in touch on Discord. Of course, its not a compulsory obligation.
Mostly what you've been doing up till now. You've been adding pages that were either missing or otherwise needed and pointed out some issues to me and Pafton in a way that proves you have insight on what's needed on the Wiki. As a CM you'll have some additional editing tools and privileges that can help you with this.
I would like to ask you to look for a solution for the Infobox SpBu (with the help of Community Central ), since I don't know the first thing about that and Pafton is not around much.
Beside that, just a bit of housekeeping and some help responding to comments / keeping an eye on the 'Recent activity ' would be appreciated.
I can't really agree on the readability part (except for tavern silver icon), I find it spaces it out a little bit too much. But I can do that, if that's the style guideline. No problem. I've just seen both cases used throughout the wiki here and chose the way that looked better for me.
Regarding your edits on the coins page: I've noticed you placed the icon before all mentions of the word 'coins' and making the text bold. This is not necessary. In general icons are not used in the text itself (although there are exceptions, like in amounts, e.g. 50 coins).
I would also avoid so much use of bold text, although this was already on the page before you edited it.
About using the bold text. You are right, now that you mention it the page looks odd. I just referenced some other mayor game wikis and most of them encourage using bold and italic text as less as possible. I will go over my previous articles at some point to fix that.
About the pictograms. Using icons in front of a corresponding word seems like a good practice. This should not be mandatory since it slows down writing articles, on the other hand it makes the pages more visually appealing and I would say easier to read. In the other words I find a nice touch. Of course the coins article is an extreme case since the word "coin" as a lot of presence. For example the Civilization game series wiki in the Fandom. Here's an example for a resource page from there: Civ 5 - food
It's fine to have preferences, but they are yours. So, instead of changing this whole Wiki to your own preferences, please maintain the current page standards. If you want changes, you can always propose them on the discussions page.
Personally, I find it makes the page too cluttered and with all the bold text, nothing stands out, the opposite of what it is supposed to accomplish.
In the mean time I've altered the Attack boost page, please compare that with the current Defense boost page and use it as a reference for future page edits.
That's true. I totally agree on you that I have used way too much bold text. I will correct my mistakes on the previous articles. But before I do I'd like to get your opinion about the use of pictrograms. Do you agree with my opinion in my last post?
No on that one, I've tried it myself and find it the same as with the bold text, to cluttering and distracting. In general, leave it out of the main text, but use it in tables or when an amount of e.g. coins is mentioned.
I do like what you did with the icon on the top right of the Coins and Set pages :)
Cool, I will clean those pages. However I think there are some pictograms that should be used inside a paragraph as well. For example set icons before the set names, before describing a size and finally & before the mention of Attack Bonus and Defense Bonus. Those are all much rarer occasions than for example supplies, coins or forge points. The main reason I see is to give a link to a correct page with overall information without cluttering the article with links.
On that regard the needs fixing since it redirects to the current page the template is used. I have no permission to change that.
As said, you can use icons when an amount is mentioned. So it's ok if you describe an actual size or boost (like 3x3 or +30%), but not when it's mentioned in general (like when you state in the intro that a building provides attack and defense bonus).
There is no need to remove capitals from Great Buildings, Daily Challenges etc. First because it's way easier to edit, second, these are game items or names as you will. A great building for me is somewhat different than a Great Building.
For something like 'events' it's ok, but then [[events]] will work too, no need for the capital to make the link work.
Cool I keep that in mind. Yesterday when rewriting the Coins article I started to think about the capitalization a little bit more. A lot of articles seem to have some German influence with the overuse of capitalized nouns which isn't proper for English. I have also made that mistake with my previous articles. Going forward I will capitalize only the game expressions such as you pointed out.
Maybe there have been some discussions on that topic previously which I haven't seen yet. Or even a community guideline. If there is, I would like to read them.
As far as I can see the capitalization comes from Inno, ingame all descriptions start with caps. I've adapted to how it's done on this wiki, but I agree it works better with less caps, so I'll keep that in mind for the future.
For me, as a player it was a surprise at first that the Confectionary did not have and upgrade kit available. I wanted to include the article a section that explains the difference. The Confectionary is a building that could very well have had and upgrade kit and new players might very well think so, like I did. By now I changed the formatting of that section so it seems more like an exception.
About the 'when same size or smaller the building stays in the city' rule. I wrote that rule there without testing all the buildings myself. Now I noticed that some of the buildings have that written in their main article, for example the Pillar of Heroes. Maybe that is not correct in that article, I have no way of testing that.
I like that idea. I will move it to the general section. Does any other "upgradeable" buildings come to mind beside the Confectionary and the Tree of Love. That trend occurred before I started playing.
That's true you wrote it. I remember including it in the first draft but must have removed it from the final article to avoid conflicting information. Pillar of Heroes should be updated then as well.
On the other topic - is there a reason that the article of the Lighthouse of Alexandria specifically is protected while many other great building pages aren't. I wanted to fill in some information one day, but couldn't.
Nice edit, thanks. The buildings that don't have an upgrade kit are mostly not longer available. I've only seen the Confectionary and the Tree on special sales the last years, never as a reward.
You're right about Pillar of Heroes, I think every building before the Tholos of Idols needs updating in that matter.
Are you still not able to edit the Lighthouse? It's only semi-protected, so only new and unregistered users should be blocked. Regarding the protection in the first place, I have no idea, I'll have a look at it.
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