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September 2014

Community News 05/09/14

Another one of these the very next day, pretty surprising in all honesty. You probably won't be seeing these once a day but seeing as there's a fair bit going on it does seem to warrant an update from day to day. Interesting in it's own little way. Anyway, what's been going on today? Well first off pzwiki has a new Twitter account, for quite some time we had the link in the sidebar that said "Follow us on Twitter" I had never clicked on the link. Turns out, I should of. It had been linking to an old wiki administrator account, that was a cross between a personal account and wiki. It was all rather... odd. After a discussion with brilliant blindcoder (you would know him for his excellent Project Zomboid map.) and the magnificent man with the rocking body nasKo I decided to start an account for the wiki. The account can be found at: @ZomboidWikiZomboidWiki so follow it!

The Twitter account will mainly be used to notify users of major changes to the wiki, along with general information.

If you visit the wiki semi-frequently, you can see that the main page has been rejuvenated a bit, to make it look a little bit more sleek. Hopefully everybody will enjoy the changes that have been made. Should you seem something out of place, make sure to pass on a note to me. I'll be sure to look into the issue. You can thank Bowlympicshero for the update to the front page and for his work, I introduced and awarded the Front Page Designer award, so congratulations to him.

Nightmare has put in considerable work into the Items page at the moment, adding class names, statistics and also doing translation work for the German version. It's all been pretty impressive so props to him.

I believe that's all for now. Until next time. --Connall Project Zomboid Wiki Manager 03:19, 6 September 2014 (BST)


Community News 04/09/14

Hello again, time for another quick update as we integrate more and more items into the wiki. At the moment we've had a couple of users continue work on things such as the items page, which have been looking pretty impressive recently. In any case I figure I would do a quick rundown of what's happened.

A project page has been created, but at the moment it's just temp as I get more things written down and integrated for the use of projects. What are projects though?

Projects are supposed to be a centralized page in which leaders can create tasks and contributors can be on the same page. It allows people to know what should be focused on and what problems people are aware for. It allows for an easier standardization and a central discussion point on changes that can be made, whether info wise or design wise.

It will hopefully make people more encouraged to contribute to project and will give a central goal that people can work towards. I will be rolling it out in a couple of weeks time and bringing pages under certain projects. Nothing might happen (due to the number of consistent editors is certainly possible) but lets hope not.

Some of things we have pulled from MediaWiki are Ambox Templates, these offer new information boxes that people can access and use on pages to make things look a little bit more slick. Documentation has been included and you should find everything you need at Template:Ambox so be sure to check that out.

I will also be rolling out a new main page design that was spearheaded by Bowlympicshero tomorrow at some point. The final design (short of any objection) can be found: here

As per the last post, I have been looking into user badges and I have in fact pulled over the user boxes template from MediaWiki as well. As a test run I have created an administrator user badge that can be found on my page here and Kirrus page as well. While there is a third admin by the name of Pianoman, due to his inactivity I have not put a badge on his profile. While Kirrus is an admin, anything to do with the wiki should be coming to me. Kirrus is here to make sure that the server boxes are running as smooth as possible and less to do with general editing around the wiki.

That's all for now, thanks for reading.

--Connall Project Zomboid Wiki Manager 05:41, 5 September 2014 (BST)



Community News 02/09/14

Hello there, I have decided to open up this community news section, where we will post anything management wise that happens with the wiki.

There will be a few things going on over the next coming weeks and months that you should hopefully look forward to. One thing we will be looking at is documenting Project Zomboids LUA Modding and hopefully getting at least something started on that front. I will also be exploring the idea of "Projects" and "User Badges" as a way to insentivise or at least help users show off a little on their profile for the wiki.

I have cleaned up the administrators list, removing those who were no longer an active member on the wiki.

As always please feel free to ask my anything, if you are interested in something being added on the wiki, feel free to visit my talk page.

Thanks,

--Connall Project Zomboid Wiki Manager 03:24, 3 September 2014 (BST)