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Weekly digest 42-2009

Ausir October 19, 2009 User blog:Ausir
The Nukapedia News Digest is our weekly update on Wiki News, Fallout News, and more
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The Vault news

Tabbed article creation page

We have launched a new version of our article creation page, this time in a tabbed format. It lets you easily add new articles on various topics, as it preloads the necessary templates and categories for you to fill in.

Person infobox

We have introduced a new infobox template - Template:Infobox person, to be added to articles about real-world people like developers or voice actors.

Item article layout

After a lengthy discussion about the new policies, we are also introducing new format for items (particularly weapons and armor) that can be found in multiple games. Previously, the generic name, like Laser rifle, functioned as a disambiguation page, while the stats for the same item for each game, if a given item was the same in-universe, were listed on the same page (e.g. Wattz 2000 Laser Rifle, with stats for both FO1/2 and for FOT).

In our new version, on the other hand, the generic title is an overview page, like at Laser pistol, and there are separate pages with game-specific info for each game an item of a given type appears in with different stats, regardless of whether it is the same item in-universe, or not. We think that this helps us avoid the pages being cluttered, while pages for each game are still not entirely disconnected from each other. Tell us what you think about it.

Wikia news

Wikia, together with MagCloud has launched a Magazine Creator feature a tool that lets you order the publication of your favorite wiki pages as high-gloss, professional looking, printed magazines. If you are using the Monaco skin, you can find it in the sidebar.

What is the weekly digest?

The weekly digest is a weekly summary of The Vault's internal news with the purpose to help editors keep up with what's going on at the wiki. It is the place to mention all the small things and improvements which do not justify an own news item and will be posted weekly on the main page. If you think that something should be added to the next digest, please list it here.

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