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Discuss existing and proposed policies.

Discussion Pages

What kind of discussions are appropriate for the Wiki? How should they be handled? What should happen with them? etc., etc...

Considering that this will probably be a pretty extensive discussion, I created a whole page for it. --Kronzky 06:56, 19 August 2006 (CEST)

Australians in Vietnam

Since Australians in Vietnam is coming out shortly, should it become its own category, or should it stay underneath VBS?

Blocking Policy

The blocking policy page needs to be defined. Right now I've forwarded it to the Guidelines, but it should probably have it own specific rules.

Image Restrictions

In order to keep a mass uploading of images to the BI Wiki, some guidelines should be followed when creating your Mod page, or your personal Wiki page, or any pages for that matter. A limit of 5 - 8 images limit per page. Assumption of 1 -2 pics for logo, 4 pics max for screen shots, 1 image for squad.xml.

Other File types

  • Some have requested other file types such as videos, pbo, sqm files. See talk page for discussion.

Version Tags in Wiki Pages / Changes

Could you please introduce version specific tags (like "Introduced_in_version_x.xx.xxxx). The idea is to have mainly the ArmA devs tag new additions or changes of a new ArmA version. This way it would be far easier to check the technical changes being introduced with new versions (if they are documentated of course - even empty pages are a start!). This would be very helpful to find new features or changes rather than to dig through the recent changes list (which is even unreadable at this point for various reasons) or to have to check each wiki pages for modifications.

Lets take an example to make this more clear: This edit introduced the persistent parameter for the server configuration.

The changelog of the patch does add this:

1.04 - New: parameter persistent in the server config to allow the mission to continue	even when no players are connected

This feature can easily go unnoticed and not understood. So there has to be some kind of summary of the changes: Here in the wiki - about changes in the wiki. As in the best case every actual changes should mean a change in the wiki too. So in theory the wiki should be give a complete overview about this and in practice we should try to achieve this as much as possible!

So another topic to take in consideration would be to have each changelog being part of the wiki and that each change contains links to related pages. --WGL.Q 13:05, 9 February 2007 (CET)

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