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Tobiasvl

aka Tobias V. Langhoff

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  • I live in Oslo, Norway
  • I was born on June 22
  • My occupation is System Administrator
  • I am male
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  • Hello !

    I was wondering whether I could help with the drop-down menus for the Revelation Space wiki. Currently, they're still default and not very unique. It could give the wiki some further personality, if we had slightly customised menus. At least an overview for the published books and short stories, then some basic topics about the universe, under the first two menu tabs at least.

    I've already done drop-down menu customisation on another wiki project. If you'd be interested in advice on how to do it, let me know. I unfortunately don't have admin privileges at the RS wiki, so I can't really do anything about that particular aspect.

    Cheers,

    MSJV

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    • Sure! Sounds like a good idea. Here are some admin privileges, have at it!

      I've also done a lot of customization on another wiki project in the past, but things got a little lonely at this wiki and then I had a couple of kids, so things kinda petered out. Maybe with the re-branding of the Prefect Dreyfus series, this wiki could see some traffic again? Probably a good idea to freshen it up a little.

      Not to mention adding a ton of information, like you've done! Great job, I'll have a look at what you've done with the place and probably try to get a bit more active again myself.

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    • Tobiasvl wrote: Sure! Sounds like a good idea. Here are some admin privileges, have at it!

      I've also done a lot of customization on another wiki project in the past, but things got a little lonely at this wiki and then I had a couple of kids, so things kinda petered out. Maybe with the re-branding of the Prefect Dreyfus series, this wiki could see some traffic again? Probably a good idea to freshen it up a little.

      Not to mention adding a ton of information, like you've done! Great job, I'll have a look at what you've done with the place and probably try to get a bit more active again myself.

      Best wishes to your family, Tobias ! :-)

      A lot of the articles I've added are still fairly basic, but I'll be slowly going over my RS e-books and the various interviews with Al and adding more details (or correcting some, if I made an error somewhere - it's been a while since I read the series start to finish, every single story). Thanks for the encouragement and the admin privileges, I still have plenty of plans for new articles and expanding the existing stuff, where needed. :-)

      Also, what would you suggest for the custom menus ? Should I go ahead with Books and Anthologies for the first tab, and more detail-focused lore stuff for the second tab ? I don't want to add too many links, less is more, but I'd like to add at least a few key topics. The front page already has a pretty good starting signpost, so perhaps something in that vein.

      Oh, and sorry that I've moved the "Races" category stuff to "Species". "Races" sounds to me like a more fantasy-style descriptor, and I wanted to include the non-sapient critters too, so I figured "Species" would sound a bit better. :-P :-)

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    • Thanks!

      Yes, something like that for the menu sounds great. It's kinda hard to figure out a good classification – preferably something like "Stories" would be nice, perhaps, since the anthologies themselves aren't so interesting in-universe, which is why I grouped them as "Books and stories" on the front page. But I'm not sure what's best. Anything would be better than the menu we have now, so feel free to experiment. Using the menu for high level "article categories" of some sort is probably what I'd suggest.

      "Species" is probably better than "Races" in more ways than what you mentioned, so that sounds good! You could probably even easily argue that the Conjoiners are their own species by now, but that might be overkill, hehe.

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