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Language Filters on Wiki

Is it possible to implement a language filter on wiki? I don't mean for swearing, I mean to block out articles that aren't in your normal language from being displayed in the recent changes and random pages. - RodeoClown 00:39, 20 Mar 2006 (PST)

  • I would have to say no, because the alternate language articles are in the main namespace. If we had a system set up like Wikipedia then they wouldn't even show up. The Valve staff hasn't even upgraded the wiki software since they installed it (apparently due to their customizations, but making diffs from the base code to the current version and then reimplementing them when they're done shouldn't be as hard..) Anyway, from a logical standpoint, I'd say they're probably not going to. But that's just me. They don't happen that much, either.. --AndrewNeo 13:40, 10 Apr 2006 (PDT)
Actually, the wiki software has been updated for security and bugfixes. An upgrade to a newer version of the software is forthcoming. Full version upgrades are not trivial, as Mediawiki often makes changes that break existing features, even if you have not made any customizations. For this reason we only makes updates when necessary. --JeffLane 19:16, 10 Apr 2006 (PDT)

I tend to agree that there should be something done about the language issue. One, it's pointless to have an example of something written in another language when you are looking for English. Two, it's annoying to do a search and have something come up not in english. Three, it would be easier for people of another language to find it, if it was in another section. Four, Since this is a mostly English forum, it makes it difficult to maintain the accuracy of posts made in another language. I think at least a seperation of English and non-english would be nice to have. --Carbonice 12:32, 3 May 2006 (PDT)

New sidebar template

Since we have so many of the boxes I made to put at the top of games now (ex. Shadowgrounds has four) we should move to the same type of system Wikipedia uses, the sidebar (see Wikipedia:Half-Life 2 for example.) This way we could fit the name, a screenshot, release dates, mod status, and Steam URLs all in one place without six or so different templates. No specifics like Wikipedia (like system requirements and ESRB rating), we need to keep this a developer community and just link to Wikipedia for information like that. I'll begin designing the template and put it in my sandbox for demonstration and consideration in an hour or so. --AndrewNeo 17:20, 10 May 2006 (PDT)

carnt get hamer to worke

carnt get hamer to worke and it is anoing i carnt salete a game at the pull down menue help neaded email me on [email protected]

Problems with your keyboard? Try at [1] with a better message. --dutchmega 14:12, 3 Jun 2006 (PDT)
No, I think his problem is with teh hammre. --Alph Tech STUART 15:24, 3 Jun 2006 (PDT)

Separate Wiki for Valve "Game" Community?

There are many articles about "playing" Valve/Steam games(title informations, bug feedbacks, character explanations, etc) lately. How about having a separate wiki for players? It would help many non-developers out there, while keeping VDC focused on development topics. --n-neko 23:21, 7 Jun 2006 (PDT)