Brink Wiki

Ok, so the game is till a little more than 3 months away from release. This is a good thing fro this wiki. It gives the currently active editors time to lay down a solid foundation that the inevitable influx of new users will have an easy time navigating and adding to. I think now would be a good time for us to put our heads together and address any major concerns we might have over the general layout of the wiki, just we're all on the same page.

For instance, I know one thing that comes along with active wikis is vandalism. I think it would be best to set up a "vandal report" page to keep track of and remove inappropriate or intentionally destructive editors. It would probably also be best to set up a clear policy regarding vandalism, so there's no confusion.

I know a few of us have mentioned the default background of the edit box, and the difficulty in seeing the text as we're editing. While I'm sure most of us know to switch to source, some don't, and it need not be that way anyway. I know it's been brought to Matt's attention, but he doesn't seem to have moved on it, so I did mention it to wiki staff to see if they could set it to something more conventional.

I'm sure things will fall into place a little quicker and easier as more info becomes available, but it's important we organize it correctly. One thing that I'd like to bring up are the Weapon Customization and Character Customization pages. I think adding every attachment or piece of clothing, to these pages is going to make it messy. While it isn't a big deal now, as we don't really have that many confirmed examples, I think it would be best to list a few examples, and then create pages for general sub-sections that could be linked from those pages. For instance, rather than list every scope on the weapons customization page, maybe leave an example, then create a separate scopes page and link to it from the weapons customization page. Also make another separate page for head gear, pants, magazines, etc. I think it will just be tidier and easier to navigate that way.

So, that's all I have off the top of my head, but this is the kind of stuff I'm looking to get aired out before it becomes a clusterfuck as release date gets nearer. So please, regular contributors, bring anything up now so we can get things squared away and not have to spend days reorganizing down the road.