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  • Hello Stinkypuppy

    It has been noticed that you haven't been present for more than a month on the wiki. To be precise, you last appeared online here on the 3rd of July.

    If you are going to be absent for more than a month then it is your duty to inform the Admin Team, either here or via Discord. Unexplained absences of more than 2 months will result in a termination of rights.

    Sincerely
    Pafton (wall | edits)
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  • Hi, I made a template and we went through a couple of back and forth with Pafton to refine it. I'd like to implement this on Provinces pages with your approval. Please have a look at it and the example usage included in the page. For the sake of simplicity, I only included 1 if statement, but once there's agreement from you on the layout, I'd add more to match the maximum number of sectors available in a map.

    With if statements like that, the template will only display as many sectors as entered. There are 4 variables for each sector, basically each cell is a variable so its not much different from entering values for a normal table. 

    I believe it is in the Wiki's best interest to have a uniform layout for province details, and controlling the layout through a template while not making the editing itself more complicated is a good way to do it, since the table can be updated in the template, updating the design on every page the template is on.

    There's also another suggestion I'd recommend replacing the Provinces template with just a sentence that says something along the lines of "For a full list of provinces, see here." and then the "here" links to the category page (Category:Provinces - this should not be a redirect basically) that has the current navbox, plus the info that is currently on the Provinces page.

    See an example of both of these changes implemented in my sandbox here - note the link in the "Other Provinces" section.

    I'd be happy to do this change with your approval also. Let me know what you think.

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  • Hi, I made the skeleton pages for the missing provinces, pasting in the relevant headers and templates and I'm working on adding some of the ingame data from a data sheet Pafton supplied with me.

    I've made a template for the Narrative section and I used it on the new pages, and would appreciate if you could have a look, and confirm that you are happy with me going through all of the province pages and converting the existing Narrative sections into this template (they should look like they look now, but using a template for this ensures they're all uniform on all pages and their layout/font size/etc can be updated by just updating the template itself).

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    Page that uses the template for your viewing

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  • Hi Stinkypuppy,

    We are thinking of creating at least the skeleton pages of the province pages of VF and SAM to avoid their redlinks in the navigation. I have asked Devilsangel if she is able to arrange the ingame data about the contents and rewards of each province. I would like to know your thoughts about this as soon as possible since you are closely involved in this and are also the incharge of this sphere.

    Sincerely
    Pafton (wall | edits)
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    • Unless I am mistaken, I mainly see Discord as a live chat program, and I cannot guarantee that I will be available to chat with anybody to work on anything at the same time that other people do. My duties as a fulltime teacher often take me away from the Wikia for days at a time, which is one of the reasons I've been willing to update province pages here on Wikia: scouting new provinces takes up a lot of time that I'm able to spend doing other things non-FoE related. If this poses a problem for administration of the Wikia, please let me know and I will be happy to step down as an admin as I wouldn't want to get in the way of administration duties or upkeep of the Wikia.

      Thanks for your understanding,
      Stinkypuppy (talk) 22:55, July 2, 2019 (UTC)

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    • My dear Stinkypuppy,

      I'm sorry if I was not able to articulate my words clearly. I know of the hectic workloads of teachers, as my very own fiancee is one. It might also surprise you, but I am a certified ESL teacher, so I am aware that our duties are sometimes overwhelming. I once substituted for a Maths teacher too.I understand when you speak about being away from the wiki due to professional reasons, as I am an advocate and often am so tied down by work days on end that I do not have the time to even look at the wiki.

      You are correct in your understanding that Discord is a chat program. However, you do not have to reply as soon as a message is posted, take your time. My prime motto for wanting you to be on Discord is that as a Main Admin, it is my responsibility to ensure that all the information, notifications and announcements are properly and efficiently disseminated to my fellow admins and CMs. This is what has been lacking in this case. Due to you not using Discord, I am not aware about how much you know about the developments and happening around the wiki. You will surely agree that it is important to share a cordial rapport with your colleagues, again the same can only be ensured if there is at least some mutual communication.

      I repeat, I do not desire that you should be very active in posting messages, it is fine to be an occassional poster. I simply desire that you read whatever is posted so that you remain abreast of the developments. I trust that you possess a smartphone or a laptop/desktop. Please install the application. Joining Discord is easier than ever due to the widget that is there on the right side of every page. I will never dream of asking you to step down from your position as Admin. You have discharged your duties impeccably till now and I am sure that you will continue to do so in the future.

      Looking forward to hearing from you.

      Sincerely
      Pafton (wall | edits)
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  • Hi,

    I am a new CM here on the wiki.

    To coordinate and organize the editors' projects on the page, and to keep an overview on which pages/areas might need some attention, I proposed to pafton to add a "projects" page to the wiki. A draft for that can be found in the sandbox https://forgeofempires.fandom.com/wiki/Forge_of_Empires_Wiki:sandbox

    What do you think of this? Would you use it?

    Beelzebob

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  • Hi

    Recently, I had decided that in order to ensure a lower rate of burn-out among the wiki's admin team, it would be better if everyone was assigned different areas or spheres of the wiki on which they would have sole authority.

    In accordance with this, I have designated you as the incharge of Quests and Provinces, due to your impeccable performance in these spheres. Of course, this is just a formal name for the work that you've already been doing and in no way has any change occured. You are the sole authority for the same and I will be listing it on the main page and on your profile so that anyone with queries in these areas can directly approach you. You should also handle the comments and queries in pages pertaining to your areas, like you have been currently doing. Shadowblack has also been assigned the Quests area and I expect that both of you will communicate and cooperate with each other. Of course, you're always welcome to contribute in other areas, so long as you don't forget the ones which you've been assigned. Also, if another admin/CM desires your help, I have no doubt that you will assist them, as is the case with Puer et morietur II.

    Sincerely
    Pafton (wall | edits)
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  • Pafton has suggested that I approach you, with regards to Events on Beta. I know that you are busy with the Quests in Ocean Future at the moment, however I was wondering if you would be able to provide the OF Numbers for FPs, Goods, Battles, Units to Defeat, Happiness, etc. For the Quests during the upcoming Summer Event, I have someone who is able to provide the BA numbers for now. The idea is to try and show as full a range as possible in brackets after the word SOME. I have asked if anyone in Discord is at a higher level, but I am still awaiting a reply. I will only be entering ME before the Event starts.

    Regards P&M2

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    • Hi P&M2,
      Sure! I'll be on the lookout for that. I probably won't be moving on to Virtual Future until late summer anyway, so I can certainly add the details in for OF.  :)

      Stinkypuppy (talk) 19:09, June 12, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thank you, VF will be good for future events once you are there too.

      Mearnska has been updating some of the 2019 FOE Soccer Cup numbers to SAM as that is where he is on the Live Server.

      Thank you P&M2

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  • Hello, I'm The Embraced One or TEO, and I'm the Fandom Wiki Manager for the Forge of Empires Wiki as well as an admin on Sekiro and the Hollow Knight Wikis in my free time. I'm here to act as a liaison between you and Fandom Staff and help you and your community. If you ever have any questions or issues related to the Wiki, its features (editing, templates, layouts, etc.), or anything else, feel free to reach out to me on my message wall and I will be happy to help out!

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  • Hi

    I noticed that in the Story Quests page, particularly for the later eras (AF), you (or someone else) have used a tabular format for listing of quests in which there is a divergence of the storylines depending on the route chosen by the player. I wanted to ask, wouldn't it be a better way of listing the quests as Alternative 1 or Alternative 2 as it has been done in the previous eras.

    My reason for recommending this way of classification is that it ensures that numerical lists can be easily and automatically generated, as opposed to manually entering the serial number in each column. Of course, I would love to hear what you have to say about it.

    Sincerely, Pafton (talk){Main Admin} 12:16, May 16, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hi Pafton,
      Yes I currently don't like the look of the tabular format. The entire AF section of that page needs to be cleaned up. Just haven't had the time.  :)

      Thanks!
      Stinkypuppy (talk) 14:38, May 16, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hello

      Good to hear that you're aware of it. The section just looks too messy and cluttered. No hurries about it, take a look at it whenever you have the time :)

      Sincerely, Pafton (talk){Main Admin} 17:01, May 16, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Thanks for adding the information about the order that the provinces are scouted. It helps a lot to plan what province to scout next to be able to reach the one that that you are more interested in fast, like the one that gives an expansion.

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    • You're welcome! And thanks for the feedback. Glad to know that the information is useful!

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