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Lamborghini_diablo

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Discussion: Identifier Lists
« on: August 29, 2014, 02:05:50 PM »
I am currently working on the long and arduous task of updating / linking identifiers on each card back to the appropriate pages.

While doing this, I have noticed something about how the REG formats these lists that I really dislike. Some pages, such as Genesis Hero, list both Heroes AND Evil Characters, in case they get converted. Other lists do not. At the moment, these lists are based directly on the REG with a few minor differences (new cards for example).

This same issue applies to Enhancement lists, such as Jeremiah Enhancement, but there's only one or two cards that can convert enhancements.

I would like to get some consistency in the Wiki on this, but I would really like a lot of people's opinions on this before I do anything. Please answer the following questions individually.

1) Should I add ALL characters to the Hero / Evil Character specific lists, or make these list ONLY what they describe at face value?

2) Should I add ALL enhancements to Good Enhancement / Evil Enhancement specific lists, or make these list ONLY what they describe at face value?
« Last Edit: August 29, 2014, 02:08:30 PM by Lamborghini_diablo »

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Re: Discussion: Identifier Lists
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 06:32:29 PM »
1) I think a Hero list or an Evil Character list should only take into account what the cards are at face value.
2) I think Good Enhancement / Evil Enhancement Lists should only take into account what the cards are at face value.

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Re: Discussion: Identifier Lists
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 07:08:44 PM »
I agree with mjwolfe on both counts.  The only exception I would make would be to include Saul/Paul in both lists, but as a note in the list Saul/Paul (as Saul) or Saul/Paul (as Paul)

If you really want to keep the old way at the bottom of the Heroes page you could put a link that read "Heroes if converted" that simply jumps you to the Evil Character page (and vice-versa).


Also, are you planning on updating the identifier section of the card pages to have a standard set of identifiers.  It is a little strange to see that Cornelius (UL) was a human;male;soldier;unique, while Cornelius (TEC) is listed as none of the above.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2014, 07:20:57 PM by EmJayBee83 »

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Re: Discussion: Identifier Lists
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 07:19:18 PM »
For Saul/Paul specifically, I set up two redirect pages, so you can link to Saul (Ap) or Paul (Ap) and it will take you to the Saul/Paul page.

Also, are you planning on updating the identifier section of the card pages to have a standard set of identifiers.  It is a little strange to see that Cornelius (UL) was a human;male;soldier;unique, while Cornelius (TEC) is listed as none of the above.

Yes, I am doing a lot of preparation in advance, so I can just copy and paste the entire identifier string in for a page at once.

For example, a card might get [[Angel]]<br />[[Generic]]<br />[[Male]]<br />Refers to:<br />*[[Assyrian]]

However, I need the current lists in the wiki to be 100% finalized (100% accurate would be nice, but it's not hard to fix small mistakes after the fact) before I do this.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2014, 07:33:14 PM by Lamborghini_diablo »

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Re: Discussion: Identifier Lists
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 02:12:29 PM »
I think EMJ has the best idea.
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