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mrbasil Level 198 Broa Jett 4 See what games, anime & art mrbasil is intocaptainCaptain
Greetings Basilers, hope you're all doing well.

I just wanted to let you all know that the Guides are back!

Most importantly, guides used a convoluted system of authorship and updating. Only the original author was allowed to make updates to the guide. Although this was great for respecting the author, it meant we were all plumb out of luck when authors lost interest. All the guides were moved to our Wiki, a concept I know you're all familiar with. We have some great wiki editors on the site, posting not just MS info but also Anime, Manga and even Art and Drawing info.

The old method used outdated pseudo-tags - ** rather than Markdown-style syntax (ie, two asterisks). The new syntax is widely adopted as the standard method for styling text simply on the web. IE, the above "Old Guides" text is done simply with two hash-tag symbols. Previously, you had to do a cumbersome [ header ] Old Guides [ /header ]. This has the added benefit of making it really easy to edit entries.

No doubt there are still a few kinks here and there with the guides I've ported over. I've done my best to convert the old syntax to the new. But there are inevitably some issues (ie, no contents, some broken images here and there) that need to be worked out.

Thank you to all of our wonderful guide writers and I welcome you all to edit wiki's as you see fit! You can access the guides from the top menu or here.

Thanks and enjoy!
Posted: October 2015 Permalink

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traitor Level 200 Scania Hayato 4 See what games, anime & art traitor is intoTraitor
+1 @mrbasil No authorship makes me lazy and uninterested. I wrote it, why does it not say I contributed to the writing of the original wall o' text post. Otherwise it just looks like BasilMarket [yourself] wrote it. Merely plagiarism. All the original authors did their part research and countless hours of their own time was used for the development.

It should at least have a list of major contributors and original authors, at least that much credit.

Although I like that people can add to it, it doesn't sit well with me.

Other things: I think the section is needlessly jumbled [It's getting slightly better though] The item categories for the forum could be organized better too.
Oct 27 2015
burning Level 200 Khaini F/P Arch Mage
@mrbasil Do guides support anchor tags which could be used for a table of contents that link to topics within the guide?
Oct 27 2015
darkspawn980 Level 177 Scania Jett 4
really lacking the anchor tags as burning mentioned, and also the ability to link images. the guide i made is currently outdated but unfortunately i can't fix it since i have no way of logging into the game at the moment

edit: not liking the lack of ownership either, because misinformed people can go in and change information to what they "think" is correct. other crowd-sourced guides/sites also tend to have a page for edits made (example: wikipedia)
Oct 27 2015
traitor Level 200 Scania Hayato 4 See what games, anime & art traitor is intoTraitor
@darkspawn980: PM me with what you need help with and I can help you out and grab you the info. [you may know me as Suzuha from your bl] Again, it's been quite some time. Be glad to help you out.

Also, will the search function on this site be re-implemented? I might've missed it but I don't see it anywhere. It wasn't all that great before the update but hey, it was better than nothing and I actually used it.
Oct 27 2015
mrbasil Level 198 Broa Jett 4 See what games, anime & art mrbasil is intocaptainCaptain
@traitor: thanks for the feedback. I didn't mean there would be no authorship in that sense. I simply meant that guides could continue to live beyond the life of their original author rather than becoming hopelessly outdated. I've re-added the authors / contributors list for each wiki (guides included). Can you be more specific about what's jumbled please? Re: search, yes I would love to implement that. Adding it to my list. Thanks.

@burning: yes, it is much easier than before. Rather than having to create anchor tags within your guide, they are automatically created any time you use header markdown. That is, type out your header tag with the new markdown syntax like so:

##How to make mesos

and the guide will also have an anchor called 'how-to-make-mesos' so you could link to it from within the guide easily by linking to Whatever-Wiki#how-to-make-mesos. Does that make sense? So yes, you could easily make a T.o.C. at the top of your guide!

@darkspawn980: please see above for my comments about authorship and anchor tags. Also, you can easily link to images (imageshack, etc) by using the [image=...] tag. Have a look here as a reference (click the pencil to edit the guide): www.basilmarket.com/Bowman-Marksman-Guide-Wiki-2910. I think your idea of a wiki edits is a good one. I hope to implement that one day.
Oct 28 2015
traitor Level 200 Scania Hayato 4 See what games, anime & art traitor is intoTraitor
@mrbasil This was more so for the item categories which seem to have gotten better as of now. If anything, the pictures for each category helped for easy access. I'll will add feedback if I run into anything else.
Oct 28 2015
mrbasil Level 198 Broa Jett 4 See what games, anime & art mrbasil is intocaptainCaptain
@traitor: you're right that it looks a little janky. My priority was to get it imported first and foremost, and then focus on getting it to look better. I just noticed a couple of issues (ie, missing images, alignment, width) which have been fixed. Though there are other issues that require more tweaking. Do let me know if you have suggestions or notice something strange. Chances are it's not a design choice so much as a bug / flaw that needs to be addressed. Thanks
Oct 28 2015
sungoon Level 205 Scania F/P Arch Mage Mercuria Guild
Can I request for the Fire/Poison Mage content to be removed since it's all my work? It's too large, no way to sift through it quickly, and all the tofu tags are broken and seriously cluttering the content. I want to move it to South Perry. I'll leave the skill builds here. Also only first fourth of my guide got posted, the rest is cut off.
Oct 28 2015
stevenman76 Level 211 Broa Hero Nimbus Guild See what games, anime & art stevenman76 is intostevenman76
How about a scraps section where players can choose to include Wiki syntax coding? It'd be really useful for writing a guide that you don't want to submit until it's done.
Oct 28 2015
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