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Introducing: the Jedi Knight Wiki

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It's finally here

Some time ago, I made a poll about the idea to create a JKHub wiki. The idea was very well-received, and I've been working on it ever since. Today, I'm happy to unveil the result: the brand new Jedi Knight Wiki.

 

Why a wiki?

There have been several attempts at creating wikis for Jedi Academy (And Jedi Outcast to a lesser extent) in the past. The now defunct JA Holonet project is one such attempt, and several clans have created wikis of their own as well. That said, there is currently no single, up-to-date, active wiki for Jedi Academy, and given our site's position, I felt we should change that.

 

Using a wiki, it becomes possible for any member of the Jedi Knight community to contribute their knowledge. While our tutorials database is a an important source of knowledge, a wiki is editable by anyone who wants to edit it (with security measures to prevent abuse). Our aim is for the wiki to become a central database of JKA knowledge, with articles on anything from mods, to clans and players.

 

What happens next

There is a lot of work to do, and our staff can't do it alone. We have created a number of categories, but articles still need to be written. We're relying on you - the community - to help fill our wiki with high-quality, unbiased content. As such, I'd like to request that any player willing to do so creates articles on our wiki. Some things you could create articles about:

  • Mods, such as MB2, Japlus, and so forth
  • Yourself. No, seriously. You can have your own player profile on the wiki, if you write it.
  • Your clan. We have a category for that, too.

The list goes on. In the coming weeks, we will be filling the wiki with as much high-quality content as we can, with your help. We will also be fixing bugs, making small cosmetic improvements, and so forth.

 

Retirements

With the wiki now being released, we will also be retiring various pages over the course of the coming weeks. You might notice our navigation has changed a little:

  • The 'about' page now links to a wiki article.
  • The links directory has been retired in favor of wiki categories.
  • We will be migrating tutorials to the wiki in the coming weeks, then retiring the tutorials section.
  • We will be migrating - and have already migrated - a number of other pages to wiki articles.

Looking ahead

With the community's contributions, JKHub will hopefully be able to act as a framework to create a proper database of Jedi Knight knowledge - one that is active, maintained, and future-proof. If you want to help, go ahead and write an article on whatever or whoever you think is worth documenting.

 

You can find the wiki on our navigation, or by clicking here. :)


By Caelum, in Community News,



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I think we need:

Clan information infobox templates

Mod information infobox templates (Perhaps a general one, or one for each type like code mods)

 

 

EDIT: Wikipedia is either retarded or the help resources for it are, this is stupidly annoyingly badly explained.

therfiles and eezstreet like this
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Why are you putting tutorials on the wiki? That's a complete waste of time, and I've already discussed before as to why this doesn't make any sense.

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Why are you putting tutorials on the wiki?

 

Assuming tutorials aren't write-protected:

 

I think its a great idea. We can move away from 'this is a tutorial by this person' to 'this is the topic of this type of modding and has been perfected by the community'. Contributers can fix mistakes, and easily expand on topics breezed over, or simply add more images. The entire community can now fix and critique a tutorial until it is perfect. Still, the original author would need to be credited, because they are the ones who took the time to write the article initially.

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Assuming tutorials aren't write-protected:

 

I think its a great idea. We can move away from 'this is a tutorial by this person' to 'this is the topic of this type of modding and has been perfected by the community'. Contributers can fix mistakes, and easily expand on topics breezed over, or simply add more images. The entire community can now fix and critique a tutorial until it is perfect. Still, the original author would need to be credited, because they are the ones who took the time to write the article initially.

 

That and it's very frustrating when a website with a tutorial you want goes offline.

A single resource for tutorials would be great.

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Well it sure is pointless to write them if someone keeps deleting our work. Would be nice if someone restored 'em so I can at least finish one of them.

 

Personally I like the idea of writing tutorials on wiki, but I don't really think it should be tutorials like the ones you have been posting. I think wiki should have a movement turtorial and saber fighting tutorials, or such things. Which I were acutally planning to write but someone had deleted it and I can't finish. Glad I wrote only the beginning. Anyways, I have been repeating that smb deleted tutorials from wiki, well thats to make sure everyone will notice that, and if possible restore them.

 

 

BTW : How do I add photos to my wiki posts?

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OK I think I get it now. Yeah I was referring to these categories, I'll have to fight my way through with other wiki users to add detailed info on this saber stances and their attacks I see ;) .

Still I wonder, how does someone gets to them, if they are not listed under tutorials any longer? Or are they going to appear themselves cos they are edit protected? 

 

 

Edit 2 : 

What a cruel world it is. I create category of saber styles, and now they tell that my article about yellow dont fit others (with were created latter) and that this is no place for tutorial even though this was inteded to be a tutorial about using saber styles... Yeah I have created all of them ;)

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@@RancorSNP

My suggestion if you wish to write a tutorial is to either add a tutorial section to the page you want to write a tutorial for (ie if you wanted to write a tutorial for yellow stance, go to the yellow stance page and type ==tutorial== then do your tutorial, or create a page called something like "Yellow Style Tutorial". Pages for things like "Yellow Style" should be a description of what yellow style is, not a tutorial. That said, you could just add all the information that your tutorial was going to cover to the yellow style page. IE create a ==moves== section and outline what all the moves do/are good for.

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Generally MUG if It wasn't going to be a tutorial I wouldn't create it in tutorial section. Also it was under Saber Fighting  (or something like that) subtitle I have created  but its no longer here since tutorials main page is edit protected.

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Is the wiki limited to JKA? Or can we post post stuff about JK2 as well?

It would be cool if it covered all JK games. For example if someone wanted to know the entire history of... Kyle Katarn in the JK series they can find it. 


 

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It would be cool if it covered all JK games. For example if someone wanted to know the entire history of... Kyle Katarn in the JK series they can find it.

 

Oh?

 


 

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So...the only relevant thing I did on the wiki so far was edit the laming page and created my own personal page.

 

I shall fix this....

Jango40 and MUG like this
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On the JA++ page:

JA+ can be substituted for JA++, which is highly recommended due to the enhanced features.

It seems like the JA+ and JA++ mod pages are trying to 'sell' themselves when in reality the wiki's writing should take a neutral stance.

Now, I love JA++ and think JA+ is satan reincarnated in mod form, but I think saying "highly recommended" etc. isn't good unless at least it's said like "Has been recommended by the coding community several times" or somethin' yo you hear me?

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