User talk:MichaelTheSlav

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Missions style[edit]

Hi, I hope that you don't mind that I did some more corrections to the Lithuanian missions after your recent edit.

I used a hover box to specify changing requirements and conditions without the Dharma DLC. In other places this is used for modifiers which are DLC specific (e.g. expel minorities cost), but I don't think this is the best way to do this. I think it is easy to miss this hover effect. I only noticed it after using the wiki for years and only when somebody asked what happens to the siberian frontier without the Third Rome DLC and I was about to add a note to the russian ideas about that. Another way to specify such things is in the spanish mission Potosi Silver. Another way to specify it would be an if/otherwise block. What do you think would be best?

I also fixed a few cases of missing line breaks and noticed that you sometimes used </br>. The correct way would be <br> or <br/>, but I think some wiki administrators dislike HTML tags so you could also use two linebreaks in a row, but that creates some additional space. Or you could use a Template:Plainlist in some cases.

Do you want help with a styleguide for the missions? Maybe it would be helpful for your work on the missions to have some more things clarified. One thing that is for example unclear for me is if province names should include the province id and if areas and regions should be links to the articles which show the list of provinces in that area/region. --Grotaclas (talk) 03:47, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello! No, I don’t mind any corrections. I see you corrected a few things that I intentionally left out. The reason why I didn’t bother changing any of the things you did was because right now I’m focused on finding objective errors like a condition missing. I removed needless capitalization because this is already mentioned in the style guideline of the wiki. I also changed some very obvious bad descriptions so they are more readable and conform more to other mission trees. But I wasn’t very thorough with the corrections, nor did I correct everything that needed corrections. The reason for this is I plan on going through all of these again and correcting just the style, but after a style guideline for the missions is devised. So right now I focus on agreement with the game files. The style can be mostly corrected without looking at them again. The exception is perhaps personal unions conditions. I didn’t bother to change anything with them because the style is not yet agreed on.
Yes, I would appreciate your help. I palnned on contacting you and maybe a couple more people who have been active when it comes to editing missions to agree on the style guideline. I don’t feel like setting the guidelines for the whole wiki on my own. Although I wanted to start doing it later I have already created a sandbox page for the style guidelines. Although I don’t have much time for this now, as have some IRL stuff to do. Let me know if you know somebody who could also help. Also see if you agree with the principles, although I think I made them generally agreeable. MichaelTheSlav (talk) 12:56, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
I answered to your old message, and if I have time I can help you later UserID (talk) 20:49, 22 January 2021 (UTC)