Blog:News/08 May 2012 - Migration of news to the Wikilog format
News on the front page links to this Wikilog page.
Older news is kept in an archive in the LiquidThreads format.
Apologies for lack of personal updates and development to the site over the last week. Last week, a video of my son and I went viral and has accrued 1.4 million views so far, and has been featured on TV around the world, including Ellen.
Managing the video and all the media attention has been keeping me really busy lately. Normally I try to complete around 3 articles or so a week, and also work on some management aspects of the site (new homepage layout and refurbishment of the 'guides' section to come soon). I just wanted to let people know that I am still working hard, and will be ramping up activity on PCGamingWiki as the busy end of year release schedules catches up with us.
The new PCGamingWiki:Sample_Article has been updated to reflect a big change in the way that game articles are written and presented. My hope is to make it easier to scan and find specific features and fixes quickly, and to make the writing and description of fixes as concise as possible. I am very open to feedback so please let me know if anything could be improved.
Hopefully over the coming months, I will have the time to clean up the templates, add in proper documentation and create a proper beginner's editing manual.
Just to let you know, I'll be in New York City from 19-26 May 2012, and it's likely I won't be able to work on the site or fix any issues that might crop up. Urgent queries can be directed to my contact page.
I am deprecating the old SysReq template and replacing it with Template:SysReq_BaseTemplate. An updated usage is on the Sample Article Layout. Converting from the old template is fairly simple, and only requires changing SysReq to SysReq_BaseTemplate, and adding the underscore (_) to each property, for example, minOS to minOS_.
After much template work from Masked Turk and myself, excellent progress has been done to the Sample Article Layout, which has been updated and is now rolled out. This new page includes a number of new tables and templates. In particular, the 'DRM Table' addresses a number of commonly asked questions such as, 'what DRM does it have', 'does it activate on Steam' and 'which is the best version'. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact me.
I have decided to migrate the news on the site from LiquidThreads to Wikilog, which presents news in a more blog-like format. Previous news will be archived and kept in PCGamingWiki:NewsArchive.