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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 for the most part, modding specific tutorials on here are pretty well written. Most have accompanying pictures/videos already. Obviously the people who did these things went through a lot of trouble. I just don't think anyone really wants their tutorials picked apart by randoms after they put in the work to present an organized tutorial. Also, you run into revisions that are just a difference of opinion or design strategy between people. Which is to say the least, aggravating. No one wants to sift though revision arguments because persona (A) says pre-production at this stage of *blah blah* is important while persona ( b ) says it's a waste of time, and one should focus on *flying monkeys*.

 

 

I think for general modding practices like modifying PK3s, or overwriting default game assets to aesthetically change aspects of the program are fine to have on a wiki. That is something very simplistic that a bunch of people can weigh in on. But if you start introducing the court of public opinion to very specific skill sets such as Szico's Horizon blending, my Icarus Scripting, Inyri's GMAX UV Mapping etc... you will have a mess. If any of those people want to their tutorials freely editable by anyone they will transfer the tutorials themselves.

 

 

This is a tough decision. At the same time I see your logic, but I still think mine can hold true as well. If we adopt an attitude where we fear our personal page (aka page we wrote or edited) to get edited by another contributor will ruin the wiki. Everyone is running wild improving and writing pages. Now I do see where you are coming from with the troll thing. However, we can't approach the wiki like that, in a way that makes us fear to do anything because someone else may change it.

 

Maybe a middle ground? The uploader of the tutorial is the only one who can edit it, but the talk page will suggest any edits that may improve it.

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Why waste time tearing down the tutorials section when it is so much easier to navigate as it is, and it's great?

Honestly it just seems stupid having two different sources of information to find stuff in. People wont know where to look to find things. I say the tutorials section button should just link to the tutorials category of the wiki.

 

I for one will be shortly copying my tutorials over to the wiki and replacing them with links.

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Honestly it just seems stupid having two different sources of information to find stuff in. People wont know where to look to find things. I say the tutorials section button should just link to the tutorials category of the wiki.

 

I for one will be shortly copying my tutorials over to the wiki and replacing them with links.

Wiki is used for people, places, ideas, and so on. AKA, nouns. Tutorials are for teaching how to do something (AKA, verbs). If people don't know where to look for information, they need to learn English.

Likewise, there's Wikipedia, and then there's WikiHow. If people get that level of organization wrong, I'm sorry, they need help.

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@@MUG I'd suggest waiting with transferring any tutorials over for now until we've fully figured out what to do with tutorials. :P

Well, I've moved the .sab one as it wasnt so much a tutorial as an explenation of how a .sab works and all the keys.

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I found that trying to access the wiki through mobile kinda glitches up the display, then again..the site isn't optimized for mobile devices, perhaps a mobile version in the months to come?

 

EDIT: Did I say earlier that it worked fine? Well that isn't right...

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Should information regarding known exploits be added to the wiki?

There are still many unpatched servers.  On the flipside I guess it will make server adminstrators more aware of these issues.

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Wiki still seems empty.

then get writing stuff sir. There is only so much progress 3 article authors can make xD

Bacon likes this
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then get writing stuff sir. There is only so much progress 3 article authors can make xD

Wiki hasn't always been user friendly to me but I shale try. But getting info about other clans, nobody wants to talk. :(

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Wiki hasn't always been user friendly to me but I shale try.

Its easy enough. Just take a look at other articles to see how headings and stuff works, and enable the beta features in the editor preferences.

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I am working on getting as many articles done that are good in quality as possible.

Aye, I did a pretty big spree to get things rolling at the start, but lately i've just been doing some quality control on other peoples stuff =P

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Reason I sometimes Wiki is due to either, Add page isn't there or Im blind and dont see it.
How does someone add a page?

Example: Want too add a new clan to Active clans.
 

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Yea, I would really like to add additional clans into the active clan roster.....as would alot of players would want.

 

Also, could someone go through some of the pages I created for a quality check? I just finished with the "Skin" page, and a few days ago, I touched up on some others.

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A simple way to create a page is to use the search function. Just type in the name of the page you want to create, it will redirect you to a site saying that the there were no results matching your search query, followed by a 'create the page' link.

 

As for adding pages to the active clans list, you need to create a category on the page in question. If you edit the clan page, just add " [[Category:Active Jedi Academy clans]] " anywhere to the page and you're set (watch for spelling and capitalization - categories are case sensitive!)

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Yea, I would really like to add additional clans into the active clan roster.....as would alot of players would want.

 

Also, could someone go through some of the pages I created for a quality check? I just finished with the "Skin" page, and a few days ago, I touched up on some others.

 

 

Reason I sometimes Wiki is due to either, Add page isn't there or Im blind and dont see it.

How does someone add a page?

 

Example: Want too add a new clan to Active clans.

 

 

To add any page to a category, you add a category tag anywhere in the article:

[[Category:Active_Jedi_Academy_clans]]

 

or similar.

 

I've been quality checking as many articles as I can, so fear not.

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Needs more categories. I want to write articles about NPC's, weapons and items.

then make those categories?

 

It's a wiki. If something is missing, add it.

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A simple way to create a page is to use the search function. Just type in the name of the page you want to create, it will redirect you to a site saying that the there were no results matching your search query, followed by a 'create the page' link.

 

As for adding pages to the active clans list, you need to create a category on the page in question. If you edit the clan page, just add " [[Category:Active Jedi Academy clans]] " anywhere to the page and you're set (watch for spelling and capitalization - categories are case sensitive!)

 

Absolutely right.

 

 

Needs more categories. I want to write articles about NPC's, weapons and items.

 

Please do! We really need to have those pages! If you need a category that doesn't exist yet, type "category:[name]" in the search box. Make the page with a little descriptive blurb, and add new pages to it using the method @@MUG described.

 

Great job everyone! The wiki has gained a lot of amazing pages and great contributions! :)

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To add any page to a category, you add a category tag anywhere in the article:

[[Category:Active_Jedi_Academy_clans]]

 

or similar.

 

I've been quality checking as many articles as I can, so fear not.

Needs to be little simpler then that. So just add the tags anywhere in any place......alright then.

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Just to let you guys know, I have let EFF and EK aware of the wiki's existence....if it works, we can have more people contributing.

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