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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 An upgrade to a newer version of the software is forthcoming.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)

Did you ever go anywhere with this? It would be alot cleaner for the titles. Wraiyth 02:42, 26 Jul 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)

I'm not convinced that the "playing" pages are actually hurting the VDC's focus on development topics. All the development articles are still there and accessible from all the same links and searches. There is already a place for players to discuss Valve's games, Wikipedia and several other Wikis. --Giles 01:44, 8 Jun 2006 (PDT)
  • I agree that it's not really diluting it any, but there is no reason for an official wiki when it comes to just the games. Like said above, there are lots of places to discuss the games themselves. --AndrewNeo 10:50, 14 Jun 2006 (PDT)

Does Valve get involved?

Not trying to be overly critical, but after looking through this wiki I wonder how much valve really cares about us, who are interested in working with the source engine. There seems to be no participation or commitment from valve whatsoever. Am I wrong? Not that we can't deal with things ourselfes, but I wonder if content wouldn't improve/increase if valve was more eager to help (read: browse around now and then and answer questions on topics that may be complex/difficult to understand), which in turn should make people more interested in the source engine.

  • Actually, after thinking about it, this critique mostly applies to the code section. Corner 14:07, 20 Jun 2006 (PDT)
  • Probably, Valve developers should have created something like a developers' blog. Blog is not meant here as a cool feature of the time, but as a definetely comfortable way of communication with the Valve team via comments and\or users' articles. Kith 02:55, 25 Jul 2006
They sometimes read the hlcoders list and working now on a SDK update. However a developer's blog would be nice. Better communication would avoid people thinking that Valve doesn't care. --dutchmega 02:47, 25 Jul 2006 (PDT)
  • This is one of the reasons I'm a bit turned off Source at the moment. I'm beta testing a game and engine by an indie dev (along with mod tools), and after having alot of contact with him over ICQ, helping out with documentation and him concisely answering any questions I've got... coming back to modding with Source seems tedious. Wraiyth 05:24, 25 Jul 2006 (PDT)
  • Does anyone know if somebody of Valve team has his own blog or smth. like that?

Source SDK

Can anyone help me please with my grid on Hammer. I have reinstalled. Redownloaded by deleting all SDK files but it dosnt fix my problem. My problem is that on Hammer i have NO GRID at all. And i cant get it to appear. And View Grid dosnt work. Because not even buildings or anything appears from loaded VMF files. Pic[1]