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Can we have a page for each system or system type?
Post Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:04 pm
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EX: Game Gear or Handhelds
Sega Master System or Home Consoles
SC-3000 or Home Computers
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:58 pm
Yes we should! In fact all the Games pages have a link to non-existent Hardware pages. The reason they don't exist yet has to do partly with our approach to maintain accurate and quality content and "articles" styles pages are harder to make that straight fact-list. What should we put on those pages? Wikipedia style articles? Straight facts with release dates and more country-localized info, specs?
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:53 pm
I was thinking of taking content from Wikipedia (with the correct attribution) as a foundation and then editing it to suit us, although maybe that is less satisfying than doing it ourselves. The nature of the Hardware section (ie non-existent) suggests the current approach is not working too well.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:04 am
This is a Wikipedia type website only for sega, no pollution from Ni****do. http://segaretro.org/ I also found an old version of what we want to do.
http://web.archive.org/web/20000818053659/http://smspower.org/museum/
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:55 am
Best not to confuse wikis and Wikipedia, especially wikis using MediaWiki.

So, who would like to write the content for these pages?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:29 am
In the vein of making them welcoming pages (especially for the less popular systems) we can include ads and game screenshots, so it could act as a primer to the system.

Down the line the page could also feature exhaustive listing and photos of release variations, packagings from the different countries, etc. That's one thing that has been always missing.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:42 pm
I can write a bit for the Sega game gear, but not all of it, mostly because I don't know everything about the game gear.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:49 pm
You're allowed to crib off other sites, just don't copy/paste and beware erroneous "facts".
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:45 pm
Ok. How do I load the page to add to it? Do you guys have to make the page?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:24 pm
1. Go to the Games section.

2. Search for any game.

3. In the game page, all links underlined with dots point to non-existent pages. Click the link and you'll be taken to an error page with the option to create page at the bottom.
Links to create page.jpg (61.99 KB)
Click these links to create the pages.
Links to create page.jpg

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:36 pm
I got to the error page, but there is no "create page" option. Do I have to be a moderator or something?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:01 pm
Yes indeed, you need to be in the wiki editors group, and you now are.
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