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Master Lists for NPCs and Weapons
There is a Master List - NPC and a Master List - Weapon from which the tables on area pages, main weapon pages, NPC list, NPCs by race, etc. are generated. Any edits or additions of weapons or NPCs should be done on the master lists. (Add new stuff at the end) --Triviaa (talk) 19:22, 29 October 2014 (MDT)
I propose imposing an embargo on posting details about new updates, objects, npcs or areas to let players discover most of it by themselves. Considering we still do not have an article for sand dragons, it might not be necessary, but we might agree upon a minimum time anyway. I propose a month before we can add details. I still think we can update the newstuff page, add it to the front page, and/or create a skeleton article with only directions, name of wizard etc from day one. What do other editors think? --Aawiki (talk) 07:25, 16 March 2014 (MDT)
- sounds reasonable to me. and yeah i think having a skeleton article up would be a good idea. --Triviaa (talk) 10:32, 16 March 2014 (MDT)
The slow website response lately has been caused by DDOS (Distributed denial of service) attacks. If it was directed towards aawiki.net specifically is not known yet. I am hoping it was random (and that AA for dummies hacking attempts also are random) otherwise someone have something against AA. To faster and better serve pages, even if the database is offline or overloaded, I have enabled file caching. This creates normal HTML files out of every page and display these instead when anonymous users are viewing the page. It should not be noticeable in any way.
Now.. When you edit a page, the cache should purge itself automatically and recompile next time some anonymous user visits it. I've done a few tests and it seems this works. As long as you are logged in as editor, you will see the fresh page, not the cached version. If after you have done an edit, log out and notice the page you get served does not reflect these changes, you can log back in and you will find a 'Purge' option under 'More actions'. This will manually purge the page.
Creating articles about specific items
Avoid creating a new article about a specific weapon, armour etc when the information is only a few lines long. The Uniques and Special Items pages have been restructured to allow for linking directly to a certain item on the page from another page. This way we can link directly to these sections from the larger lists, instead of creating a new page. You can link directly by using for example:
[[Uniques#Pendragon|Pendragon the sword (unwielded)]] (from the weapon list)
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