Ring of Brodgar:Community Portal

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Welcome to Ring of Brodgar! The Community Portal is where this wiki community comes together to organize and discuss projects for the wiki. To see the most recent discussions, click the Discussion tab above.

Creating a new page? Perhaps we already have a template for it. Check Here.

Tasks Left

Pages/concepts that need work

  • Combat
  • Gardening/ Garden Pots (Growth time + quality calcuations)
  • More information needed for PClaims, Villages, and Realms (See the village box at the bottom of those pages for what subjects need to be updated and created
  • Finish adding information to Terrain pages
  • Finish adding information to all Tree pages
  • Add proper metaobj tags to Category:Gilding Objects for automatic list population (see Fine Feather Brooch as an example) - Completed! Thanks KitsuneG
  • All Things Gems (further discussion might be required. a separate page for each gem would require over 500 pages) - A solid foundation created with the help of Romovs
  • Figure out how to link infobox terrain and infobox tree to infobox metaobj for automatic population of trees, plants, and animals

How to Help Out

Things You can Do

Useful activities
Other useful special pages

(See Special:SpecialPages for more special pages.)

  • For playing around with wiki editing, formating, or other RoB stuff. There is a general RoB Sandbox page.

Available general templates (wip)

Template Data page Remark
Verify Verification_Calls (needs some additional documentation)
Patch (Game_Updates = available titles) Patch related forum link box(inline).
HFL - HFL: HnH Forum Link box(inline).
Quote - General quoting support.
GM (Property:Test_Text = raw data dump) GM: Game Menu box.
Pagenotice Pagenotice A more general verify-type scheme.
... ... ...


  • Symptom: Changes in one page are not 'immediately' showing up in another related/effected pages. (general MediaWiki feature)
To force a direct page-update for related/affected pages, for quick debugging purposes, one would use a Null-edit on those pages.
(Without a Null-edit those page will update at a later time)
  • Reuploaded image wont change
Open the image in a separate tab and refresh your browser.
  • Small, hard to read wiki formula:
Having an empty line before and after the math formula will display formulas in a bigger style.

Useful reading (Wiki generals)

Other potential useful stuff

  • tab2wiki Online tool. General spreadsheet(Tab-delimited text-copy) to wiki-table converter. Some minor post-editing might still be required, but it will take care of the bulk.

In-Game names versus RoB-Wiki used names

When it comes to in-game names, the general rule it to stick to those at RoB-wiki.
But there are some exceptions where RoB-wiki uses a different name than the used in-game name.
Those exceptions are listed at the Game_v_RoB_name_changes page.

Properties and #ask queries

RoB wiki uses the Semantic MediaWiki extension. This adds some additional feature to the basic Mediawiki like the Property and #ask features.

One down side here is that Semantic annotations needs to be enables for a given Mediawiki name-space to be able to 1) set Properties in the pages in that name-space, and 2) that #ask queries are limited to returning pages (cataloged) from those Semantic annotations enabled name-spaces.

Current rundown on Semantic annotations per name-space (--.MvGulik. 23:47, 30 November 2017 (EST))

Enabled on:

  • (Main)
  • User
  • Ring of Brodgar.
  • Ring of Brodgar talk. (seems special case)(still off on discussion pages)
  • File (image)
  • Category
  • Type

Not enabled on:

  • Talk (Main talk) ... same on all talk/discussion pages in all parent name-spaces.
  • MediaWiki
  • Template
  • Help
  • Legacy ... ie: no setting of Properties and not returning pages from this name-space in #ask queries.


  • Property
  • Concept

The workaround, when needed (mainly for page administration purposes) is to use Categories and the Category-list pages.

Some basic wiki stuff (wip)