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Post by FordGT90Concept » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:43 pm

So...there's two Wikias related to this...
http://interdimensionalgaming.wikia.com
http://consortium.wikia.com

iDGi was created for the Augmented Reality Game and Consortium was created (obviously) for Consortium. iDGi presently has more information about Consortium than Consortium. I'm thinking keep it all on iDGi and make Consortium link to the related articles on iDGi.

Googling Consortium takes users to Consortium which gives them the impression there isn't much of a fan base for the title. iDGi does not appear in the top hits for Consortium so a lot of internet searches aren't finding the treasuretrove of information on iDGi for Consortium.

I'm not an admin on either boards so there's not much I can do but anyone with a Wikia account can make a lot of changes to either.
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Re: Wikis

Post by Revan » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:45 pm

Somebody can probably adopt ownership of the Consortium one. http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Communi ... l:Adoption

Though you'd have to edit it a bit.

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Re: Wikis

Post by FordGT90Concept » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:21 am

Hmm, interesting. Is everyone with me that Consortium Wikia should be closed and its content moved to iDGi? My argument is that Consortium would exclude ARG where iDGi is all-inclusive.
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Re: Wikis

Post by BobJSE » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:36 am

I'll ask Duke how hard it would be to setup. I agree though, it would be nice to have it in-house.
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Re: Wikis

Post by Fallaner » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:36 am

I'm fine with that, except for the problem that people would probably search for consortium Wiki and not find the IDGI wiki.
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Re: Wikis

Post by FordGT90Concept » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:44 am

Yeah, that's my concern too. I think I'll start moving content from Consortium to iDGi and then notify Wikia. Maybe they can drop in a subdomain direct from Consortium to iDGi:Consortium.


Edit: I copied three pictures (two of Zenlil and one of Rook 25) from Consortium to iDGi and added them to their respective pages. I've also requested adaption of iDGi wiki and sent a message requesting Consortium Wikia redirect to Consortium page at iDGi Wikia. There's a few other pictures at Consortium Wikia that could be transferred but most of them look grainy and we can get better screen captures.
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Re: Wikis

Post by FordGT90Concept » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:54 pm

I got a reply back from Wikia already. They're going to make consortium.wikia.com point to interdimensionalgaming.wikia.com
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Re: Wikis

Post by Fallaner » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:57 pm

FordGT90Concept wrote:I got a reply back from Wikia already. They're going to make consortium.wikia.com point to interdimensionalgaming.wikia.com
Nicely done Ford.
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Re: Wikis

Post by FordGT90Concept » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:59 pm

Speaking of wikis, the iDGi wiki really needs a main page redesign. Is there an official image for the Augmented Reality Game? Also, what's this ARG V2 I keep reading about? Was that started or is it coming?
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Re: Wikis

Post by Fallaner » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:04 pm

FordGT90Concept wrote:Speaking of wikis, the iDGi wiki really needs a main page redesign. Is there an official image for the Augmented Reality Game? Also, what's this ARG V2 I keep reading about? Was that started or is it coming?
It's kinda like a sequel to the ARG and builds up to the Tower, though timeline wise we are getting things from all over the place.

Ever play the original ARG? We are basically playing it again in a new setting console and new point in time! I swear it's fun!
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Re: Wikis

Post by FordGT90Concept » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:10 pm

I read through the PDF summary taking notes while I did. That's where a lot of the Wiki content came from. Is the ARG V2 available now or a work-in-progress?
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Re: Wikis

Post by Fallaner » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:15 pm

FordGT90Concept wrote:I read through the PDF summary taking notes while I did. That's where a lot of the Wiki content came from. Is the ARG V2 available now or a work-in-progress?
You can play it now from Idgi1.net!

I also set up a Collaboration Topic in the Meta-Fiction stuff. You can post there if you need some help or just want to brainstorm with me!
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Re: Wikis

Post by GreatBird » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:14 pm

Ford: To dive into the latest ARG content (launched just before the 2015 holidays), go to http://idgi1.net/ and click "v2 console".
Do, or do not. There is no try.

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Re: Wikis

Post by FordGT90Concept » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:25 pm

I spy with my little eye graphics that can be used for the wiki! :D
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Re: Wikis

Post by FordGT90Concept » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:31 pm

I threw together a Spoil template. Should more/less be included in spoilers?
http://interdimensionalgaming.wikia.com ... 2:archiver

The only "spoil" on that page at present is the "Puzzle Solution" at the bottom.
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Re: Wikis

Post by FordGT90Concept » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:22 pm

On the subject of IDGI hosting its own wiki, I wouldn't be opposed to copying the content. I learned something playing Skyrim again though that I didn't expect. UESP was the premier wiki for TES games but now, any search you do Skyrim related, Wikia is usually at the top of the results and this happened in the space of a year or two. I'd say UESP content is generally better and, of course, doesn't crash Internet Explorer/Edge like Wikia's Oasis style (mostly the ads) does.

With that information in hand, is it worth IDGI spending manpower to host a wiki of its own? Bare in mind that whomever hosts it should really back up the database frequently because of the enormous amount of time it takes to build the data. Having administered a small, purpose-built wiki for a while too, there are problems with ad bots editing pages so there's security administration required as well (e.g. installing and updating captchas).


I'm copying all of my games (2.8 TB worth) from a 3TB to a 6TB which means no games for me. I plan on adding a lot of information console articles to the Wikia wiki today.
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