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True Regional Powers (40-79 IC)

I belive that sticking Spain, Poland, and potentially Canada into the same catagory as say, Bulgaria, is quite wrong considering the fact that these nations are far more than twice as powerful as 20-39 IC powers. Italy also doesn't belong in the big leagues but would fit in this catagory. Powers with 0-19 IC would be micros. 20-39 would be minors. 40-79 would be regionals. 80+ would be majors/super powers.

I've made the change, but we need to check with every nation to be sure it is now in the right category. Not sure an easy way to do this check. --Musides 19:54, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Main Categories

Without question, the three biggest sections from HoI2 were Strategy, Reference, and Mods. HoI2 had three other areas on the main page (utilities, links, and technical help), but they were architecturally different from the three main categories. The EU3 Wiki essentially follows the format of just three main categories. I think we could do the same here. We could incorporate the other bits of content in other ways. --Musides 02:19, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

3 categories seems fine to me. "Country Guides" could be part of Strategy, and we can put a quicklink to it, for easier access. With the same argument, "Mod Guide" could be part of Mods, as this is not really as important to be on the main page. Those that will use it (modders) know where to look. Community Portal could then be incorporated into a general welcome-text-blurb. Take a look at mainpageproposed, and see what you think! Safferli 14:28, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Coloring

The current main page (8/5/2009) is the result of a poll on the HoI3 forum. Out of three choices (A, B, and C) choice C won with 58% of the total vote, with choice A coming in second place with 31% of the vote, and choice B with 11% of the vote. Commonly discussed was the color scheme, with a general consensus to go all grey, while not over doing it with total grey. --Musides 22:12, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Table fix

For some browsers (Safari, Firefox, Opera) the while table in the center has some alignment issues. Can anyone look at the code and offer a fix? --Musides 19:55, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Number of Articles?

I think it would be interesting to put the number of articles somewhere on the front page; many wikis do this. You can use {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} to do so.

1.3 is out

Better update the banner of home page.

1.4 is out

Better update the banner of home page, maybe add the update log somewhere too?

Template: Main Page

I made a template for your consideration available in the link above. I modeled it off of this, which was modeled off of this. I can finish it with your input if you like. --Doink9731 21:56, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Continue Support For Vanilla?

Do we plan to keep around separate sections/articles for Vanilla, or only the latest Semper Fi version? --Evil4Zerggin 04:17, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

My general thought/expectation is that any HoI3 players will move to Semper Fi. I think should stick with just one article. I think a reasonable scenario is where content is integrated in some way (e.g. "In Semper Fi it is possible to create land convoys between contiguous provinces"). As a general rule, however, I think it is better to get rid of the vanilla content if there is a conflict. For the unit statistic pages, for example, I think we should just replace the content with the updated stats from Semper Fi. What do you think?--Musides 13:59, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

For my part I agree with you--much less trouble that way, and I feel that Semper Fi will quickly make vanilla an obsolete experience. --Evil4Zerggin 03:49, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

For the Motherland

With a second expansion, more complications are added to versioning. How exactly are we going to deal with vanilla/SF/FTM info? Primary information as FTM? Or leave things SF for now? Another possibility would be restructuring the wiki, with separate versioning for vanilla/SF/FTM, set up in a similar manner to a wiki for another game I enjoy (see Dwarf Fortress Wiki), where, in our case, would have a separate namespace for vanilla, SF, and FTM, allowing for, for example, accurate tech table info for each of the major versions that has a large playerbase in the community. One could use a bot initially to move all current articles to SF:<article title>. Setting up the wiki in this manner would make dealing with subsequent expansions significantly easier (and we all know PI loves expansions) and would leave SF info intact for now while only a fraction of the playerbase moves on to FTM, and leave a place for accurate info for those who stuck with vanilla or stick with SF.

Apparently I forgot to sign. --Gamildum 22:13, 2 July 2011 (CEST)
Sorry for my delay: I've setup all the versioning for FtM. I think we can simply continue our present system, where articles build on themselves. This certainly means that things like statistics, when updated, will no longer be true for previous versions. This is a fair trade-off, I think, given our resources and the volunteer nature of our work. We can't do everything: at best, we can do the hard work of keeping information accurate for the current version of the game. Already on this score, for example, we aren't as good as we could be. So, I think that is our best area for focus. In terms of people moving or not to FTM: my thought on this is that most people who are still playing the game will move onto the expansions, sooner or later. The gradual process of updating the wiki will have a good synergy with the gradual process of people migrating to the expansion. --Musides 18:45, 9 July 2011 (CEST)


Their Finest Hour

Created an initial page for the newest official expansion as it doesn't seem one existed.
Please correct and expand anything you like.
At least it's something...
Probably should be included on the front page listing as well.
B9AcE 09:54, 30 September 2012 (CEST)

Great job. I've updated the main page. --Musides 18:32, 12 October 2012 (CEST)
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