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Naming Conventions Edit

What policy should we use for naming conventions? There's two big ones:

Page Names Edit

  • Pluralization: Should a page be called "Spirit" or "Spirits"? "Great Dragon" or "Great Dragons"?
  • Capitalization: Should a page be called "Denver Data Haven" or "Denver data haven"? "Geopolitical World" or "Geopolitical world"?

Section Headings Edit

  • Capitalization: "External Links" or "External links"? "See Also" or "See also"?

General Discussion Edit

Wikipedia usually doesn't pluralize, and usually doesn't capitalize. However, it's not entirely consistent. I prefer all caps, as you would capitalize a book name, and have been keeping pages consistent with this viewpoint. I've also been enforcing pluralization as always plural but don't really have an opinion on that. --msde 12:42, 28 Sep 2004 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Fourth World Discussion Edit

It's been established that a handlful of the major characters in Shadowrun exist within the Earthdawn history and that the two games can be viewed to be the same universe at different times. While most information from Earthdawn would not be relevant to this wiki, clearly some would be. Obviously, such information cannot be considered canon, but neither is it completely unofficial, either. This suggests some style questions:

  • Should such information be recorded in this wiki?
  • If so, how should it be mentioned?
  • How would sources be listed?

--Wordman 11:33, 16 May 2005 (EDT)

Sourcebook Information? Edit

How about articles on the various Source/Rule/Adventure books? I'm not talking about reviews or divulging all their info, but simply listing information like Publishication date, edition, type, and what information is in the book. Ravenhull 16:04, 25 Feb 2006 (EST)

Personally, I don't think this is within the scope of the Sixth World Wiki. If you do decide to go with this, I would suggest a single page with all the books, not a page for each individual book. I don't think such details as publication date are relevant to the SWW; the in-game year is what's relevant here.

AdamJury 20:15, 25 Feb 2006 (EST)

I'm in favor of eventually having a page for each book. It would give me something to link to for the references page. For example, Secrets of Power Trilogy and Sam Verner. msde 15:04, 14 June 2006 (EDT)

Country SummariesEdit

First off, Hello everyone! Great work you've done here so far, I hope I can help. As I jumped about I noticed that the summary table to the right on each country/city/state etc. is inconsitent. It appears that there was an older variety as exemplified by the United Canadian and American States but many newer entries are using a different layout as seen in Pueblo Corporate Council. Personally I like the Pueblo format better but I was curious what the standard was supposed to be. --Draco 22:21, 2 August 2006 (EDT)

Hiya! I think I put together the old template when I imported wordman's guide to the sixth world. Someone put together the "new" layout, might have been Jon Szeto, and it's been catching on. However, no one's sat down and updated all of the old pages, so there's a lack of consistency. I tried to handle editing of this sort for a while, but have been slacking. msde 19:36, 11 August 2006 (EDT)
Well, it seems to me like the biggest problem we have right now is that the sourcebooks don't all come with the same information. This means that for the sourcebooks the template is based off of the countries look really good. For countries that didn't get the same level of detail or were just in a different sourcebook that used a different format you end up with half the wiki page dedicated to "Unknown".--Draco
Okay, I may have answered my own question. By using some of Mediawiki's more dynamic language structures we can build a #IF structure into each line of the template to allow it to simply be omitted if the value is set to Unknown. For instance, something like this:
{{ #ifeq: {{{test}}} | Unknown || {{{test}}} }}.
Of course this uses the ParserFunctions extension so we'd have to have that installed. Any thoughts? I'll try to mock up an example template if no one has any objections in the next few days. --Draco
For various reasons that are all very silly and I'd sooner not explain, the chances of getting ParserFunctions installed in the near future is slim, but it does sound like a good idea and I see no reason not to do it once we can pull the technical aspects of the SWW back up to snuff. --AdamJury

Metahuman Nations/CommunitiesEdit

Would there be any interest in highlighting metahuman nations and communities? You have that a little bit with the links from the Elf page to the two major Elf nations. But there doesn't seem to be much connecting the Trolls to the Black Forest Troll Kingdom, Orks to the Ork Underground, Dwarves to the Grand Duchy of Westrhine-Luxembourg, etc. I think it would be a handy resource. Bolthy 18:14, 22 December 2006 (EST)

Those sound like useful links to make. Sixth World Wiki is user-driven, so work on whatever interests you most. --msde 17:10, 12 January 2007 (EST)

References/LinksEdit

Please note that all references to www.shadowrunrpg.com are obsolete due to FanPro. I suggest to delete these links when encountered.

Ditto for links referring to Shadowrun Duels. --obo 22:14, 30 July 2009 (EDT)

Any ShadowrunRPG.com links can be corrected by replacing the domain with Shadowrun4.com --AdamJury 23:59, 29 October 2007 (EDT)

Done--Elve 20:28, 21 February 2008 (EST)

EditionsEdit

Is it the policy to pull from earlier editions if there isn't a newer information source? IXTenebrae 00:23, 24 September 2008 (EDT)

Editions really aren't relevant to the SWW; it's all about the timeline. If a 2070-era product hasn't mentioned a certain location or followup to an event, then whatever the most recent book that covers that situation should be used.

Outdated Legal DisclaimerEdit

I mentioned this on the Main Page's Talk Page, but for extra visibility, I'm going to bring it up here too. Could someone with edit rights on the main page update the legal disclaimer at the bottom to reflect the current ownership situation? WizKids exists as a brandname only and no longer has any association with the Shadowrun Franchise. CGL updated their website a few months back with a new version of the disclaimer. The current disclaimer, per http://www.shadowrun4.com/legal.shtml, should read:

The Topps Company, Inc. has sole ownership of the names, logo, artwork, marks, photographs, sounds, audio, video and/or any proprietary material used in connection with the game Shadowrun. The Topps Company, Inc. has granted permission to the Sixth World Wiki to use such names, logos, artwork, marks and/or any proprietary materials for promotional and informational purposes on its website but does not endorse, and is not affiliated with the Sixth World Wiki in any official capacity whatsoever.

Thanks in advance. -- RunnerPaul 16:53, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

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