What is up with the BRINK wiki page?

#1 Posted by Agent47 (1892 posts) -

I basically made 80% of it, and it is something I took pride in.So one day I went back to check to see if anybody added anything or better organized cause I thought it was a little messy, but when I looked at it again it was a fuckin mess.I don't know what happened but the pictures are all messed up and I can't edit them no matter how much I try.They became strectched out and ugly, they are in the wrong spots and make the page look appaulsive.I don't know is this a bug?Or a new picture format?Which I tried editing other pages and didn't get the photo problem.Any help here?

#2 Posted by Blommer4 (199 posts) -

Bump

#3 Edited by Jams (2966 posts) -
@Agent47: I think they implimented a new wysiwyg type editor, so maybe that's it.
#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@jams: The new editor isn't live yet, and I sure hope it doesn't do anything like I what I see on the Brink page.

Those images seem to have been placed there by someone who didn't know what the hell they were doing. They meant well, but it's wrong. Remove them along with their caption. If the image is available in the gallery, insert the image into the page properly.
#5 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
@jams: The new editor isn't live yet
Any idea when it'll go live? I'm looking forward to trying it out.
#6 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Same thing happened with all my Resident Evil pages. Someone copy and pasted information all over them.

#7 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

We're in luck! I have a backup of this article from March 21, which has all of the original images intact. It may take some time for me to reintegrate this older version back into the article, so please try to hold off editing until I've finished.

#8 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

From what I understand, the mods have access to the new wiki editor and are busy testing its functionality while ruining wiki page formatting in the process.

#9 Edited by MattyFTM (14433 posts) -

It was a bug with the new editor and the wiki queue. I'm pretty sure the bug fixed now. It shouldn't cause any issues in the future.

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#10 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Oh, I see. The structure has changed considerably, and I think I know what caused this breakage: Drag and drop. That doesn't work properly. The new editor is supposed to fix that, but we don't have it yet.

I actually think the older version I have looks a lot better, but I'm not sure the best way to keep that look while preserving the new information. I can probably rip out all the images from the class section that aren't the class logo, and then replace the class logo with the better one from March. Putting the equipment images back in would require careful consideration of how it will make the article look, and not done just because it can.

#11 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

OK, fixed what I could. Got myself 160 points for repairing something that never should have happened in the first place, and I don't want to do it again.

A WYSIWYG editor is something potentially destructive. An untested new WYSIWYG editor should never be used on a public wiki where it can wreak havok on the hard work of hundreds of people. I'm talking about using a sandbox.

#12 Posted by Agent47 (1892 posts) -
@LordAndrew: Oh thanks man
#13 Posted by Agent47 (1892 posts) -
@MattyFTM: Thanks for the info tidbit.
#14 Posted by JJWeatherman (14571 posts) -

Maybe it looked messed up because for some insane reason you don't put spaces after your punctuation.  :D

#15 Posted by Portis (1283 posts) -

The BRINK wiki is quite nice. Just wanted to say that.

#16 Posted by Yanngc33 (4461 posts) -

It looks fine but they have t get their wiki editing together because there are so many bugs

#17 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
Maybe it looked messed up because for some insane reason you don't put spaces after your punctuation.  :D
Thanks to the Giant Bomb wiki, I've found that there's also someone who puts five spaces after a period. That might have been a mistake though. The rest of the article only used three spaces.
#18 Posted by JJWeatherman (14571 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
@JJWeatherman said:
Maybe it looked messed up because for some insane reason you don't put spaces after your punctuation.  :D
Thanks to the Giant Bomb wiki, I've found that there's also someone who puts five spaces after a period. That might have been a mistake though. The rest of the article only used three spaces.
It would be a serious health risk for me should I ever stumble upon that.  :)

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