Another little update on what's going on at The Vault and Wikia lately.
The Vault newsEdit
Weapon recategorization projectEdit
The current weapon categorization scheme is a mess. The weapon recategorization project aims to categorize all of them by relevant skills per-game, e.g. "Fallout 3 Small Guns skill weapons" or "Fallout: New Vegas Unarmed skill weapons" - the names might not sound very elegant, but at least they are unambiguous, unlike the current ones, when it's not clear whether they mean the skill used or an in-universe category (especially in case of e.g. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, which has no skills in the SPECIAL sense.
We might introduce a parallel categorization scheme for in-universe categories later, but for now let's focus on skill-based ones.
To participate in the discussion on what particular naming scheme we should use, please go to the project's talk page.
Bug verification projectEdit
The Bug Verification Project is a project which aims to organize and regulate the fashion in which bugs are reported and verified. We've all seen our fair share of bug's in each game, but some see the bugs and others don't and if someone sees a bug i think we need to at least get it verified in a certain amount of time say 2-3 weeks before it should be deleted out of the article. With the way it's done now some unconfirmed and quite frankly redicolus bugs are currentlly sitting on pages without verification or if they have been verified do not list the triggers. Bugs should only be added if someone already knows the trigger; there's no real difference between the Xbox, the PS3, or the PC when it comes to bugs, with the exception of more nasty Havok engine glitches (see Lucky shades) on the PS3. That'll cut down on the raw amount of bugs, and verify them, and clean some of these quest articles.
We currently need people who have unmodded versions of the game, with the DLCs if possible, who are willing to go through articles and sort through bugs that are currently on the page and go and find the triggers of these bugs. If no trigger can be found then address the Project page for instructions on what to do about it. If you happen to find a bug that hasn't been added please address the project page for instructions on how to properly add it into the article.
Wikia's new skin can now be activated by registered on all Wikia wikis, including The Vault, by going to your preferences. If you have trouble accessing any special pages, you can now add them to the "My Tools" menu on the bottom bar.
For now, unregistered users will see the old Monaco skin, and registered users can still use it if they choose to. The new look will become the default skin for unregistered users on October 20, and on November 3 the option to use Monaco will be removed. The Monobook skin, however, will still be available as a personal option.
You can report technical issues with viewing The Vault using the new skin here.