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Naming Standardization

Having just joined, I don't want to be presumptuous and just make these changes (especially since there may be SMW interactions I'm unaware of), but I've noticed some places where categories/links/labels/ect don't quite match each other. The oddest case is Materials/Raw Materials/Ores: {{Itemnav}} lists Ingots as Materials and Ores as Raw Materials, Raw Materials is a page about Ingots, Materials redirects to Raw Materials, {{Itembox}} on pages about Ingots links to Material (which doesn't exist), and the Main Page links to Crafting Materials and Raw Materials, both of which go to the page about Ingots, and does not link to Ores.

With such finite and well-defined item types in the game, I would think we'd have these pages and their associated categories:

If we don't want to call Stone an Ore, we could select a different name for that group of unrefined materials, but we should certainly standardize on something instead of this halfway point where Raw Materials is being used in some places to mean Unrefined Materials and other places to mean Refined Materials.

Side note: I'm a fan of singular Article names and pluralized Category names, in part because it's standard practice, but mostly because it avoids unnecessary pipelinking:

"this is a Tool." "these are Tools."
page at "Tool" this is a [[Tool]]. these are [[Tool]]s.
page at "Tools" this is a [[Tools|Tool]]. these are [[Tools]].

Sure it's not a big difference, and can be avoided anyway by having appropriate redirects, but it's usually simpler just to have Article titles be singular.

I would also think Small ship and Large ship should be moved to Small Ship and Large Ship to match their in-game names. Finally, we seem to be lacking the page Space Engineers, which would describe the game this wiki's all about. Comments? Questions? I can make most of the changes, but am not bold enough to do them without discussion on my first day here. --timrem (talk) 04:44, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Don't see why you cant. The old pages are the way they are primarily because this wiki started in early alpha. Things weren't set in stone and things were moved around, renamed etc, and the wiki wasn't updated to reflect the in game changes. And hey we can always just revert what you do. If the change betters the wiki and helps make it more accurate and accessible go ahead and make the change. --Draygo (talk) 06:21, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
In that case, could I get the redirects at Ore, Component, and Tool deleted? Since they each have a page history, I can't move the articles from their existing locations to these suggested ones. Thanks! --timrem (talk) 01:56, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
There's a template for that - Professor Cupcake (talk) 18:29, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
That template seems a bit ignored. --timrem (talk) 23:41, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion: An intro to the wiki

There are a few assumptions and standards on the wiki that are obvious and barely thought about by experienced users, but are not entirely clear to newbies. My suggestion here is to add some form of "introduction" page, featured prominently on the main page, that explains some of these. - Professor Cupcake (talk) 18:39, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

What kind of assumptions and standards do you mean? Gameplay or wiki related? --timrem (talk) 23:41, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Maybe make a page like Help:Getting started. We can always use more of this, if you care to write it :). --Draygo (talk) 10:27, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Help:Contents was apparently delinked in the site navigation. I have rectified this problem. --Draygo (talk) 13:02, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Capacity values

Are we entering capacity values for "Realistic" or "10x"? This needs to be standardized and I suggest "Realistic" values. Jarod997 (talk) 00:46, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Email Confirmation in Spam

Obviously a newbie to the wiki, so maybe this isn't the right place for this, but I wanted an admin to know. My email address confirmation email went straight to my spam folder on a Gmail account. I can give you detailed headers and so forth if you need. --TheNicestGuy (talk) 04:49, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

no emails

New people trying to sign up after the wiki was down a few days say they never get the email Elfiwolfe (talk) 02:26, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Can't upload images!

Tried multiple times to upload a png image, each time getting the error "The file you uploaded seems to be empty. This might be due to a typo in the filename. Please check whether you really want to upload this file.". Did a quick Google search, and it might be something to do with image directory permissions? Edit: Also noticed the wiki can't generate thumbnails, if that helps diagnose the problem.

AuraTec (talk) 16:51, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Wiki functions seem very broken can admin investigate.

The wiki's several key mediawiki functions are broken currently as of 5th of April 2017. These functions that do not work correctly are as follows but are not limited to:

  • Cannot upload any images. The wiki throws up an error that the file is empty.
  • Cannot display thumbnailed images for some reason, as seen on the main page with the logo.
  • Cannot visit other people's user 'social' profiles without generating a DBQueryError error.
  • Cannot move page without generating a DBQueryError error. A suitable workaround is to manually move but then again this not as intended.

Westeastnorth (talk) 02:49, 5 April 2017 (UTC)