Weekly Wiki Update - Friday, August 22nd 2014.

Another week means another weekly wiki update. I hit a couple of milestones this week as I ended up passing 300k wiki points and 1600 pages made. Despite making sure I work on the pages that I have created over the years I also ended up jumping around a bit and updating some other pages as well. Sometimes I end up filling in some credits, sometimes the body of the page, and sometimes it was just adding more concepts and such.

Created Pages

So I just noticed that this week I surpassed 1600 pages created. I feel like my current quest to try and fill out my created pages as much as I can will probably be an ongoing thing for a long time to come. I kind of went all over the place with the games I worked on this week. Everything from a childrens Game Boy Color game to an Xbox Live Indie game to a Wii singing game.

I actually ended up playing through the entire game of Blue’s Clues: Blue’s Alphabet Book. I also had a really tough time tracking down the information for the Kevin VanDam Big Bass Challenge game which really took a lot more time away from being able to work on more pages.

Here are the pages I put a decent amount of content into from my list:

Steam Trading Cards

Nothing much to say about these this week. The place that I usually get the info from about new trading cards seemed to stop updating. I did find another way of knowing so I will hopefully be able to keep these updated.

Here are the games I had to add to the wiki because of the trading cards this week:

So this weekend I will be plenty busy building myself a fence and a deck so I will probably not be able to get to too much editing. I am hoping this week to try and get more pages knocked out from my list, but every time it seems like I set high aspirations something ends up happening that makes it hard, stupid real life.

I have been noticing a decent amount of wiki editing going on this week, but I am also noticing it is mostly done by a handful of folks. I am super excited that you folks that regularly work on the wiki are doing it, but I really wish there were some way to pull in more new folks to get into it. The other problem I notice is that a lot of people get started into it and then only do it for a short while before falling out of it.

I was pretty excited to see that Jeff answered my question on the newest Jar Time video this week.

Alright, enough rambling from me this week. If any of you out there have any kinds of activity this week or have anything else to discuss about wiki editing let us know!

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Weekly Wiki Update - Saturday, August 16th 2014.

This week officially marks my first week back to a sane schedule and the return of more time to work on the wiki. So other than the couple of goals I set out to do I did a little bit of unplanned editing as well. I added a bunch of wrestlers that are in WWE SuperCard to that wiki page. I also did a little cleaning up or adding basic info to various pages I ran across. Today (Saturday) I went out looking for games and ended up getting a complete copy of Total Eclipse for the Commodore 64 and ended up adding the credits from the manual.

Created Pages

A few weeks ago I decided my first goal once returning to my regular schedule was going to be working on filling out more of the pages I created. I have created close to 1600 pages now in the wiki but I am unsatisfied with the amount of content on a lot of those pages. So this week I am starting at the very beginning of the list and am going to fill in more information on as many of them as I possibly can. This will probably be an ongoing project over many, many weeks, but I am excited to get started.

Here are the pages I put a decent amount of content into from my list:

Steam Trading Cards

Nothing too special this week in the world of Steam Trading Cards. I have been noticing that Winter Wolves Studio has been pretty steadily releasing trading cards for all the visual novel games they release on Steam. This week also saw quite a few “retro style” games adding cards.

Here are the games I had to add to the wiki because of the trading cards this week:

Today I noticed a little work had been done on the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online page. I also then noticed that all the work I had previously done needs a big overhaul as the game has now been changed from a browser based game into a client based game where much of it looks and plays differently.

I got a couple of shout outs this week. The first one would be @mento for his work on sorting out the mess that was the games based on Terminator 2, AND making this list of all the Super Famicom/SNES games he has created pages for in his quest FOR THEM ALL.

I also have to point out the page for WWE SuperCard which got filled out really quickly.

@jeff has also started a discussion about whether or not we should simplify the current system of adding friends or enemies to characters here.

Anyone else out there doing some wiki work, let us know what you have been working on or if you have any topics that should be brought up.

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Weekly Wiki Update - Saturday, August 9th 2014.

So this week even though I still did not have very much time, I made sure to set some aside to do some extra work on the wiki. This is my last week for work being super busy, so very soon I will fully be back in wiki edit mode.

So my wife recently acquired a PC compilation that has 20 games that all have some kind of hidden object component to them. She happened to pick a random one to play and it just happened to be a Picross game with hidden object elements to it. I have given myself a personal goal to beat every Picross game I come across, and I have also taken it upon myself to add a ton of hidden object games to the wiki so you can imagine my surprise when we ran across Arizona Rose and the Pirates Riddle.

I also just got a new Android phone so I have been checking out some games available and for whatever reason decided that I was going to work on the Pac-Man Dash! page, which was completely empty.

This week I also went through like I do every once in a while and tried to clean out some of the iOS games from the iPod platform. I wonder if there might be a better way to get across the fact that the iPod platform is not for iPod Touch but only the iPod Classic with the click-wheel.

Steam Trading Cards

This week in the world of Steam Trading Cards was fairly slow and not too exciting. Some pretty run of the mill stuff and mobile ports. This week also saw much less games adding cards than the past few.

As always here is a list of games that I had to add:

So there you have it with another week down on what I have been up to on the wiki. My plan for next week is to get working on filling out as many pages in my list of created pages as I possibly can. I am also going to try and keep an eye out for some wiki pages that maybe need some attention and maybe some that are great examples and do a little something with them.

Also for you wiki editors out there that may have not seen the blog post from Jeff, he posted about what to do with parodies or unlicensed appearances of characters with some great discussions going on.

Anyone else out there doing some wiki work, let us know what you have been working on or if you have any topics that should be brought up.

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Weekly Wiki Update - Saturday, August 2nd 2014.

So I am kicking myself for missing this last week, but to be honest I really did not do anything wiki related last week. I am down to one week left before I really have the time to dig back in and I am excited.

No real goals to speak of this week other than the same old Steam Trading Cards, but I did end up randomly putting some work into the balance indicator concept page. I was pretty surprised when I stumbled on it that it was completely void of any information. I was trying to rack my brain to add more games to it, but only had a handful. If anyone else out there can think of more, then please add them.

Another project I came across is when I was working on that balance indicator page is that the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater had no more concepts, characters, ect. linked to it. I added some of the ones I could think of at the time, but I am sure a lot more need to be added back.

Steam Trading Cards

Boy oh boy did I pay for letting this go for two weeks instead of one. There was a ton of games adding cards these past two weeks. Luckily for the sake of time a lot of them at least had pages already created for them, and some other folks had already added trading cards to some. I did end up working on some of the pages a little bit that were already created that were completely bare.

Also this past week they added cards to the only MMO game I ever got hooked on, Ragnarok Online.

As always here is a list of games that I had to add:

So there it is, a double week edition of the “weekly” wiki update. As I said at the top I am coming up on having more time on my hands again so I plan on digging into my list of pages I have created over the last few years and really filling them in.

Also an idea that I have been toying with including in this blog series is maybe adding a community wiki task type of deal where maybe I spotlight a wiki page in need each or something? If anyone has any thoughts on this let me know.

Anyone else out there doing some wiki work, let us know!

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Weekly Wiki Update - Saturday, July 19th 2014.

Here we go with another week of updating what I have been up to on the old wiki. Unfortunately I did not get around to being able to accomplish much this week. I am down to having only about 3 weeks left of my busy summer schedule, so I have started getting some ideas together for things I want to start doing.

Steam Trading Cards

This week had an interesting mix of games that had trading cards added. There seemed to be much less game this week however, and quite a few were already in the wiki.

Here is a list of games that I had to add this week:

Sorry for the short post this week, but there really was not a lot going on in terms of the editing. I tried to nail down what is causing errors for me editing the Steam Trading Cards page. I can seem to edit the text and add games already in the wiki without an issue. I did notice however that if I try and add multiple pages that need to be created it will error out even though I can seem to do it one at a time and it is fine.

As always, what have all of you other wiki editors been working on?

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Weekly Wiki Update - Saturday, July 12th 2014.

I bet you thought I was not going to do one of these this week. Well guess what? I did one. Despite this week being even more busy at work I managed to do more wiki work. I ended up filling in some basic overviews and information on some empty pages, worked on the old Steam cards, and some pinball.

I noticed this week that I had passed 1500 pages added to the wiki (not counting people pages). I decided that once my schedule is lighter my first big project is going to be working on going through all those created pages and making sure as many of them are totally filled out as possible. I am not really happy with how many of them are still fairly empty, so it will be an undertaking.

Pinball!!

This week I actually got to spend some time working on some other parts of the wiki. While I have some bigger plans for when my schedule lightens up, I wanted to do a little more this week. I decided to do a little more work on getting all the pinball machines I can added to the wiki. This is a project I come back to off and on again and is pretty much an ongoing thing.

I actually found some pinball machines to add to the wiki on top of some I just edited. Here are the pinball machines I added.

Steam Trading Cards

Another week means another round of a lot of games adding Steam Trading Cards. Not as many old releases getting cards this week as there has been recently, but that also meant a lot of work on either empty pages. This week did seem to bring cards to a bunch of hidden objects games, which means I get to kill two birds with one stone.

This week there actually were not too many pages to create because of the trading cards despite 27 games adding them. As always here is a list of games that I had to add:

Another week has passed and I felt better about the amount of work I was able to complete this week. I am really itching to dig into my list of created pages and start filling those out, but in the mean time I will continue working on these games adding Steam Cards. I also noticed I still can’t seem to edit the actual Steam Trading Cards page without getting an error. Does anyone know if there is something specific I am doing to trigger it or is it because it has too many associations still?

As always I am curious as to what all of you have been up to in the wiki? I am sure @mento is still plugging away at SNES games, @hailinel is probably fixing up some poorly written text, and @blacklagoon is probably adding new Vita games.

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Weekly Wiki Update - Saturday, July 5th 2014.

Got the old weekly wiki update up a tad late this week, but it is up. I am not about halfway through my crazy summer schedule so I look forward to being able to really dig back into the wiki soon. This week I also got a little side-tracked by playing through Wolfenstein: The New Order on the fourth.

This week I did do a little more than the last couple of weeks. I did the usual Steam Trading Card duty, but also found some empty pages that needed some information that I filled in.

Steam Trading Cards

I ended up not adding most of the Steam Trading Cards games until today (Saturday). I spent at least a couple of hours working through all the games that got cards added. The amount of games adding cards each week seems to be not slowing down any time soon. I am now adding 20+ games to the list of Trading Cards every week, with some weeks being even more.

One good thing to come out of this though is that I am regularly running into pages that have already been created but are completely barren of any kind of information. As always here is a list of games that I had to add:

So that is it for another week of updates for what I have been up to on the wiki. I am sorry for this pretty much being similar each week for the last few, but I should only have a few more to go before I can get back to setting real goals and having themes each week. I am not sure if anyone is even still really reading these, but I am going to keep on doing them. Without doing these I feel like with the long days I would fall behind on even working on the Steam Trading Cards.

As always, what have all of you been up to?

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Weekly Wiki Update - Saturday, June 29th 2014

The Weekly Wiki Update is Back! I am back this week after missing last week in which I had to work a bunch, had jury duty, and got sick. I really wanted to put one of these out last week, but the last thing I wanted to do was sit down at my desk in front of the computer. I will try my hardest this next week to get this out on time, especially with it being a three day weekend.

Steam Trading Cards

There was a TON of games adding trading cards over the last couple of weeks. The good thing this time around is that a lot of the pages already existed on the wiki, the bad thing was that many of the pages were totally empty. So over the last couple of weeks I went through adding the games that were missing and filling in basic information on all the completely empty pages.

One of the things I noticed is missing on many pages is the developer. I am assuming this is because of the ease of getting a game out there now days so there is a sudden glut of new developers out there putting their games on Steam.

Here are the games I had to add to the wiki because of Steam Trading Cards.

Alright that is it for this return to the update. I think I am going to try and do more editing this week besides just working on the Steam Trading Card pages. I am really curious this week what all of you have been up to as I have not even been able to really keep an eye on what has been happening in the wiki world.

Also, has anyone seen an area of the wiki that needs some help? Maybe we should point out some of the things that need work so anyone out there that is trying to decide can pick something and get to work.

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Weekly Wiki Update - Sunday, June 15th 2014

Hey everyone another week means another weekly wiki update from me. I have still been super busy so I still have not been able to really dig in to anything in particular. The craziness of E3 happened and along with it brings craziness to the wiki every year. This year I decided to avoid working on anything that was shown at E3 since it always seems to only lead to duplicate pages or information.

Goals

As I said in the opening I have been very busy still with that real life thing to really focus on anything in particular other than these darn Steam Trading Cards. This week brought a LOT of games adding Steam Trading Cards and I fell so far behind this week that I was not able to post this until Sunday rather than Friday. As I was stumbling across the pages for games that had cards added that were already in the wiki, I also stumbled across a lot of completely empty pages with almost zero content. I went through all of those pages and added the basic information and overview to them.

Here are the games I had to add to the wiki because of Steam Trading Cards.

Well that is it for this week. I was very tempted this week to skip doing this, but decided I needed to keep doing it. Hopefully in about a handful of weeks or so I will be able to really dig into the wiki again, but until then I have a feeling I will be mostly keeping up with the Steam cards and just adding basic info to empty pages.

So what have you other wiki editing duders been working on? Have any of you been digging in to the newly announced or shown games at E3? How far has @mento gotten on his quest for the SNES?

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Weekly Wiki Update - Thursday, June 5th 2014

Yes I usually try and get these out on a Friday morning/afternoon, but getting up and heading to work at 5:30 A.M. pretty much prevents this from happening, so it is on Thursday night this week. This week was pretty bare from me in terms of wiki editing. I was expecting to get less done due to work ramping up but I was not expecting work to completely kick my butt. Normally I try to do at least a little basic work in the wiki every single day, but this week I probably got around to it only a few total days.

Goals

No goals this week besides the Steam cards. I still went poking around a bit and added some basic information and did some fixing here and there, but no set out plan.

Steam Trading Cards

This week I got to start out with the first game I needed to make a page for being a visual novel game. Visual novel games are pretty much an entire genre I have very little desire to play or have knowledge of. I TOTALLY let these pile up this week and had to power through a bunch of them Thursday night before going to bed. Not a lot of games with cards this week that really excite me too much, except for the fact that Dead Rising 3 is now listed on Steam, WITH trading cards. Once again here is the list of games I had to add because of the cards:

Well that is it for this week. This was a super short update, but I just did not have time to do very much, as a matter of fact I am almost falling asleep while writing this. I really want to try and do more next week, but I am not too sure that is going to happen. But whether or not that happens I will still do one of these next week. As always, what are you other wiki editing duders up to?

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