Dream Focus

aka Thomas Prewitt

240 Edits since joining this wiki
July 30, 2014
  • I live in in a land so far away, and yet so much closer than you realize
  • My occupation is professional daydreamer
  • I am not relevant


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Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! ZeroOne (talk) 21:19, July 30, 2014 (UTC)

Migration proposal Edit

Hello Dream Focus, and welcome to the wiki! I'm sorry to hear someone just copied material from the Alpha Centauri wiki to here, apparently without any attribution.

So, as you've noticed, this wiki is about the entire Civilization series as well as the community and spin-offs. Alpha Centauri definitely counts as being in the Civ series, so we'd love to have more content of that -- currently there's very little. You may not be aware, but this wiki has been formed by merging several different wikis: the Civilization IV Wiki was the first large one to be merged into this Civilization Wiki. Then there was the tiny Civilization V Wiki that only existed for a short period of time. (Of course, our Civ5 content has since grown immensely.) Our latest addition was the Civilization Revolution Wiki.

I'm sure you see where I'm going: we would like to migrate the contents of your Alpha Centauri Wiki into this wiki as well. Mediawiki has good import and export features: all the page histories and all users' edit counts would be preserved. After we had made sure the content was properly merged, we would ask Wikia to turn the original wiki into a redirect here.

How does that sound to you? I talked with another admin, Becer, and he agrees it'd be great to merge the wikis. Also, the Alpha Centauri Wiki seems a little slow on traffic, here you might find more people with an interest to the game. Then, here we'd be able to help with creating templates and stuff (if needed). Finally, I don't know if you were going to cover Beyond Earth in your wiki, but it'll definitely be covered here to the last detail, and it'd be a shame to divide everyone's efforts over multiple wikis.

I'm really looking forward to having our wikis merged, I think it would be a mutually beneficial operation. :) Let me know what you think. Cheers,

ZeroOne (talk) 21:51, July 30, 2014 (UTC)

  • I don't see any reason why unrelated games should be on the same wikia. The civilization games all had a lot of things in common, but Alpha Centauri was done in a totally new way. The new game is more like it, than it is the Civilization games, such as how the tech tree is done, etc. But I have no plans to cover the new game on my wikia, since I got an email saying it'd be officially covered on this one. Dream Focus 21:58, July 30, 2014 (UTC)
  • Started thinking about it, and changed my mind. Asking people that use my Wikia to vote now on a merger. [1] That would make more sense. Dream Focus 22:42, July 30, 2014 (UTC)
We would definitely love to go through a merger, both our communities have a lot to gain from it. --Becer (talk) 22:49, July 30, 2014 (UTC)
  • You can go ahead and start the merger whenever. If you have a bot that does full history, grabs all the images, and everything, that'd be great. I assume I become an administrator over here once merged. Is that what you did with the other wikias merged in the past? Dream Focus 02:33, August 3, 2014 (UTC)
Wonderful. Now I'm currently on mobile and ZeroOne is the one with migration experience but you need not start renaming every article of your wiki. What is likely to happen is that articles will be imported and have a suffix attached to them, it could for instance be (AC), or (SAC). What do you think would be most appropriate? Anyway once that's done the links will obviously be broken so we can have bots go through the articles and fix them. The procedure will certainly involve contacting wikia, if only to have the old wiki redirect here when all is done. --Becer (talk) 04:50, August 3, 2014 (UTC)

import and admin status Edit

Hello! The page you mentioned has already been imported with full history and is located at Technology (SMAC) for the time being. This being said your help would definitely be appreciated. I wanted to wait to confirm with ZeroOne before raising your rights (Which I just did) but it seems like he might not be here any time soon and I'm assuming it's a given this should be done. Should you want to we can bring up discussion points about the merger here. --Becer (talk) 00:27, August 4, 2014 (UTC)

Oh and you'll definitely want to read up on our editing/naming/categorizing philosophies that are laid out in this article. --Becer (talk) 00:38, August 4, 2014 (UTC)

Deleted subpages Edit

Hello, it seems that some of the sub-pages I had pointed out on your wiki and that you subsequently deleted were actually being linked to and/or contained information found only within them in your wiki. For instance this Units page is the only page that seems to describe the concept of a unit on your wiki. Could you please un-delete those sub-pages that we may take whatever is useful to them? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Becer (talkcontribs)

Alright. I got the manual out and I don't see that information in it though. Not sure how accurate it is for the Unit Cost information. Dream Focus 01:58, August 4, 2014 (UTC)
Since you point out they're from the Strategy wiki, I'll just get the other stuff from there. --Becer (talk) 02:05, August 4, 2014 (UTC)
Some of that stuff over there was originally imported from Wikipedia before they changed things years back and erased all the detailed game information from there. Some was copied over from Walkthroughs. And some was done by actual people themselves over there. Dream Focus 02:11, August 4, 2014 (UTC)

The technology tree Edit

About Technology tree (SMAC), this enormous list pretty much duplicates all the content found within the technology articles. It doesn't really make sense to have and maintain both, so how about making it into a list instead? Also do you have Steam/Skype or something similar? It'll be better than chatting by talk pages. My Steam is on my profile. --Becer (talk) 02:39, August 4, 2014 (UTC)

Its easier to sort through in one list like that, then the many individual articles. Keep track of what is used to build what, and what order the builds are in for each type of technology. Dream Focus 02:48, August 4, 2014 (UTC)
  • A list like List of advances in Civ1 would be nice, if anyone wanted to take the time to make it. If a bot could be made to read in the information, there not that many variables to keep track of, and putting it in a proper list like that, it'd be a great improvement. Dream Focus 01:32, August 11, 2014 (UTC)

Archived SMAC article Edit - fine to remove those categories, but it was NOT "just a Wikipedia article". Its history shows a lot of work by users of this wiki since the 2008 copying from Wikipedia. Definitely worth preserving. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 10:05, August 28, 2014 (UTC)

  • [2] Nope. Look closely and you'll see they just took information in paragraph form, and then made it spaced out differently. The only real difference is they added quotes from each faction. Dream Focus 16:23, August 28, 2014 (UTC)

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