User talk:Dauth/2016

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Deleted Countries

A general reminder
  1. Do not create pages with close to none-existent content ["frameworks"]. They create the impression that a page is a WiP and "will be filled soon enough" deterring users from working on that page.
  2. Do not create pages with speculative or false content in the hopes that some other user might come along and fix it. Data on the wiki pages is mostly extracted from the game files and most users are either unaware of this or don't know their whereabouts.
  3. Having pages with false content is more harmful than having no page at all. Pages such as these create frustration among the userbase and the notion that the wiki is not up to the task.
  4. One can find many pages not adhering to wiki style are allowed as long as they contain information benefiting users.
  5. The wiki team [for the most part] consists of volunteers so no more suggestions such as: get to work, and fix what you've done. You can even do it to your standards this time.

~ SolSys (talk) 13:52, 19 June 2016 (CEST)

What's up with all the deleted countries? They were decent stubs, especially one week before release. Jeoh (talk) 00:51, 31 May 2016 (CEST)

They were frameworks which can be regenerated at the drop of a hat. They were not decent stubs, they gave a false impression that a guide existed and the ones which had any more content were based on speculation accumulated over the last two years. Once the game is released many will be recreated but this time with content that is accurate. Dauth (talk) 10:07, 31 May 2016 (CEST)
Dauth i'd like to remind you that some of the deleted content did not include ANY information for which could be considered inaccurate or misleading. This is the internet, not real life. Please stop trying to be like the police who have to be 'technically' correct, it helps nobody. Ccgamer (talk) 7:55, 6 May 2016 (CEST)
There were over 100 pages based on a template from two years ago. I also know that we get a lot of complaints about stub or zero content pages. The decision to remove the pages was taken by several members of the wiki team it was just me that did the deleting. I've indented your comment to get it in proper wiki formatting. I'd also like to remind you that the wikis are staffed by volunteers and being rude to them is not taken kindly, I advise you to watch your tone where text is the only medium. As I said before if you want to recreate a page with actual content then go ahead. Dauth (talk) 09:19, 6 June 2016 (CEST)
I would like to take into note that you didn't answer anything, Dauth. Ccgamer made a point and that was, "some of the deleted content did not include ANY information for which could be considered inaccurate or misleading." And i'd like to point out that, those that did, should. This is wikipedia (or at least working off the same theory and style), the name of the game is inaccurate information, so that others can come along and fix it. By deleting it you (and i mean to include every and anyone else who was onboard with the deletion) make a statement, and that statement is "This page isn't allowed to exist." It no longer has anything to do with its quality. You've pushed away anyone who might edit that page and fix its inaccuracies. So i urge you, given this information, don't do it again. Also, if they are all easy to recreate "at the drop of a hat," then i'd also suggest you get to work, and fix what you've done. You can even do it to your standards this time. Darkandstar (talk) 11:29, 19 June 2016 (CEST)
Please don't address other users in such a hostile manner.
The deleted pages contained no useful information; the info there was either inaccurate (being based on old speculation) or nonexistent.
Many (29 at the time of writing) of the pages have already been recreated with actually useful information. This is a process any user so inclined can participate in.
Recreating them without any useful information would serve absolutely no purpose. ~ Meneth (talk) 12:10, 19 June 2016 (CEST)

[Unindented] You have to take into consideration that, from past experiences, such pages are created on the fly and then get forgotten by the original editor; they remain devoid of meaningful content and become a maintenance burden as the game keeps evolving. As a general advice, users are encouraged to experiment with content in their userpage till the final revision is satisfactory before moving them to public spaces. ~ SolSys (talk) 11:19, 6 June 2016 (CEST)