OpenGeofiction

The encyclopedia of Opengeofiction

Posted by thilo on 2 August 2014 in English (English)

Many of you have already discovered it, but now I want to make it official: Opengeofiction has a wiki, where we can build a Wikipedia-style Encyclopedia of our fictional world. Please visit it at

http://opengeofiction.net/wiki

To get an account, please send a message to wiki-admin.

The guidelines for participation are rougly analogous to those of OGF itself:

  • Generally, you should create/edit only articles about objects that you have mapped yourself.

  • If you have a great idea about someone else's creations, contact that user and discuss it.

  • If you want to write something about the relations between your country and another, also discuss it with that country's owner beforehand.

If you don't feel comfortable with writing articles in english, please use any language you want. Of course, if you want other members to read it, your best chance is probably with using english, but that choice is completely up to you.

As written above, the wiki is primarily intended to be an encyclopedia of the fictional world of Opengeofiction, but it can probably also used to discuss and document many other issues surrounding Opengeofiction. We'll probably have to invent some kind of naming convention to distinguish between those different purposes.

Any questions about or problems with the wiki can be dicussed here, or on the "talk" pages of the wiki itself. In cases where that's not sufficient, you can contact the special user wiki-admin. Behind this account are Fleur and LeFaune (many thanks for taking that job).

Have fun!

Comment from Easky30 on 2 August 2014 at 22:53

Is there an easy way to figure out how to add all the neat little boxes and maps and flags etc? I have never used this before so I copied and pasted the text from other entries and changed the names for my entries. I can see this being just as addictive as the mapping part which I can't believe will almost be a year for me next month.

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Comment from KVh on 3 August 2014 at 10:36

Is it a good idea to put a link in the menu to the wiki?

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Comment from histor on 3 August 2014 at 11:44

I think it is a good idea.

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Comment from wangi on 8 August 2014 at 00:59

Suggestion - can the talk on the Wiki about the creation etc be made distinct from the actual content by having those pages prefixed by "OGF:"? This is similar to "Wikipedia:", "WikiProject:" and "WP:" on Wikipedia

... And it then takes over that role from the user diaries?

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