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Would you be interested in porting the stories onto SporeWiki?

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ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« on: April 20, 2006, 08:38:40 pm »
Well, I got a message from Daxx about the Fanfic universe that's going on here (and I saw several other things with multiple creatures playing part, like the prison escape, and the alliance) and I thought this would be an awesome thing to have on SporeWiki.  I haven't been able to follow it very well but what I have understood I liked a lot.  I'm thinking of going to a some lengths to set up a good structure for these fanfic stories, but it would obviously be pointless if those involved in the fanfic wouldn't want anything to do with the wiki.  That's why I'm setting up this poll so I can know if it's worth my effort to make something so it can go up there as well.

The reason I think it would be good is because anyone will be able to update the story and have their own pieces of it.  The story could have links to full creature pages for each individual creatures VERY easily, this is something that isn't as easy for a message board.  When I was reading the fanfic and saw mention of a creature, I wondered what it looked like, or how it acted, or it's backstory, but had to go find the link to the topic.  The topic shows several pages of progression of the creature while the pages in the SporeWiki Database (like the Kazea or the Naucean) show detailed backstory all in one easy package without all the comments and other stuff which you can check out on it's talk page.

I also think that it allows to easily check history and other such things.

If you ARE interested in something like this, let me know what kind of things you'd like, I could whip up templates for pages and design anything that will make it easier to add things but I personally love reading these and have read most of the creature things and a lot of hte fanfic things, and I think it would be an awesome addition if people were interested in checking it out.

I don't know if it's alright, or a mod is willing, but it'd be cool if thise could be stickied :).  Thanks guys for this awesome stuff, hope I can help out with what I can do even if I can't draw or make up creature stories  ;D.

Edit: Also, if you vote, please make a post to say your thoughts or just to say what you voted so I might be able to get in contact with you later.
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 09:50:57 pm »
 i wouldn't mind doing the prisonbreak or the galactic war
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 10:22:57 pm »
Yes i think the persion break would bea good one to be posted. Spore Wiki has permission to post any of my drawings and/or text from the Prison Break story on Spore Wiki. Having them all in order without all the comments like in the post would be much easier to read. Plus it would have a perminetn record of it. I say go for it!

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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006, 10:41:53 pm »
My stuff is also open for anyone to post as well. ;)

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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2006, 11:15:01 pm »
What about you guys willing to throw up a page on there if I bring a link here?
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2006, 11:19:39 pm »
if you're asking what i think you're asking, then yeah, sure, i'll do the prison break and the galactic war (except i cant do pics...my comp in its current state can't upload anything...)
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006, 11:24:49 pm »
if you're asking what i think you're asking, then yeah, sure, i'll do the prison break and the galactic war (except i cant do pics...my comp in its current state can't upload anything...)

I'm just thinking it'd be best if those who understand the stories and such actually add them and update them, and of course minor things like images and formatting I can do no problem :).
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2006, 11:29:32 pm »
if you're asking what i think you're asking, then yeah, sure, i'll do the prison break and the galactic war (except i cant do pics...my comp in its current state can't upload anything...)

I'm just thinking it'd be best if those who understand the stories and such actually add them and update them, and of course minor things like images and formatting I can do no problem :).

hey what's that supposed to mean??? i'm a contributing part of both of them, and i understand them as much as anyone else, if i do say so myself...
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2006, 11:53:22 pm »
if you're asking what i think you're asking, then yeah, sure, i'll do the prison break and the galactic war (except i cant do pics...my comp in its current state can't upload anything...)

I'm just thinking it'd be best if those who understand the stories and such actually add them and update them, and of course minor things like images and formatting I can do no problem :).

hey what's that supposed to mean???  i'm a contributing part of both of them, and i understand them as much as anyone else, if i do say so myself...

that was responding to the "If you're asking what I think you're asking" part of your previous post.  I clarified what I was asking, I wasn't saying you didn't know them, but I could understand why you'd think that, my bad :).
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2006, 11:58:50 pm »
ahh yes of course, my apologies... ;D
i just wasn't sure if you meant you'd make the actual 'page' itself, so then we could put the story on that page...

well anywho, its 3 in the morning here, so im gonna go to bed...but if you do make the pages, and no one has gotten to them before i wake up, then i'll do them tomorrow...
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2006, 12:19:43 am »
To clarify for everyone, my initial idea was to have at the least a timeline with a brief outline of events on the wiki, maybe with links to more detailed stuff. I tend to find when RPing that having a good timeline really helps when you're writing.

Plus, it's a good way to keep everything together and organised easily, where in the forums it's slightly more chaotic.

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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2006, 12:32:20 am »
Timeline = Good

And I will set up a page for it (and it's 330AM here right now :)).  I wanted to set up the Galactic War one, but should I just call it that, or something else?
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2006, 12:50:53 am »
Nice idea, i prefer reading things on Sporewiki to here.


I believe there may be a 2nd Galactic War BTW.
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2006, 01:13:05 am »
Just to note.  If people upload images for the stories that will be hosted on sporewiki, if you could put [[Category:Fanfic Stories Images]] in the Summary of the image when you upload it (you'll see the box), it'll make everyones life easier.
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2006, 04:50:53 am »
Anything I create may be added. I have no problem with someone adding the C.A.B. though I suppose you'd have to ask all participating permission to show their creatures.

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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2006, 07:07:37 am »
 Well, I will see what Krakow has to say, but I'm sure there won't be any problems concerning posting the Galactic War on SporeWiki. I shall look forward to seeing the galactic war posted on the SporeWiki forums.  :D
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2006, 11:41:40 am »
Well since I'm not familiar with all the stories (and I'm sure more would pop up), I was thinking that those participating could update it (or one could solely go on there also, a mass editing of a "turn-based" story would work perfectly for a wiki).  But if the people who are heavily involved in the stories would want to give me maybe a chapter-like summary of the events (timeline maybe?) so I could create a main page, I think that would work awesome, then I could set that up, and it would leave plenty of room for expansion, anyone would be able to link from a point in the timeline and create a whole page describing the event in more detail.

Also, what is awesome is when a creature is mentioned, if it doesn't already have a place on the wiki, it would just show up as a red link, inviting the creator to make a full page for that creature if they like (it wouldn't really even have to be long).

What's nice about this is that when the game comes out and some of you guys end up actually making these guys, you could submit them to sporewiki, and when people see them mentioned in the stories, they could very easily go find a downloadable version of the creature for use in their own game (since I assume that'll be possible, even though I'm not sure how it will be implemented).l
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2006, 01:40:47 pm »
I have set up a Story database, and I hope those involved in the stories will help to fill in those articles, and hopefully we'll get more!

http://www.sporewiki.com/Story_Database
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2006, 12:25:57 am »
When I have time (after my exams) I'll create a timeline page to link it all onto.

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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2006, 04:27:57 am »
oi mason, is this in reference to  the spore rpgs as well?

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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2006, 07:25:50 am »
oi mason, is this in reference to  the spore rpgs as well?

I'm sure those would work perfectly good as well as this alliance idea.  They are just RPs anyways :).
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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2006, 07:58:03 am »
then feel free to put my spocdabats(shudders at name) on sporewiki, but i'd wait until they reach a decent stage-they're not even sentinient yet.

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Re: ATTN: Those participating in Multiple Party storylines
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2006, 01:37:43 pm »
The basic idea is for people to put their own creatures and stories up in the database, I just put up the initial stories in hopes of getting people to get into the idea.  But a couple dozen people have added their creatures to teh creature database since I created it and added a few myself.

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http://www.sporewiki.com/Creature Database

for some more info with the full list, and instructions for adding your creature.
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