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<noinclude>This project page is for the maintenance of a News section on PCGamingWiki.
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<noinclude>{{Projectbox|content=This project page is for the maintenance of a News section on PCGamingWiki.
  
Related pages and templates:
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'''Aims'''
* [[PCGamingWiki:News/Table]] for population of the rows.
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* Market people to view articles that will receive high interest based on recent news.
* {{T|News/row}} - for populating the main data table [[PCGamingWiki:News/Table]].
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* Highlight platform changes on articles which will require substantial changes/attention.
* {{T|News/displayonly}} - only used for cargo queries so as to not duplicate table rows.<noinclude>
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* Encourage community participation in current events.
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* Make it easier for me (or anyone else) to create News articles quickly.
  
==Latest 20 News items==
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'''Inclusion criteria'''
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* Any games with high wishlist/player counts/press coverage/notability/surprise announcement/releases.
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* Major platform changes e.g. GOG/Steam/Origin/Microsoft Store.
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* Major DRM changes eg removal of Denuvo or becoming DRM-free.
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* Major patches or content changes.
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* Notable sales.
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'''Title'''
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* Brief and concise and ideally a single sentence with period at the end.
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* Internally link where possible in order to encourage users to click through to an article.
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* Explain why the change might be considered interesting to the reader/PCGamingWiki visitor.
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* Add additional information that can't be summarised in the title can be placed in  the Notes field.
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* This is currently set to an abbr tag which mouse users can use to hover. Mobile solution needs to be developed.
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'''Instructions'''
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* [[PCGamingWiki:News/Table]] - this is the area where the data is kept.
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* New rows are added newest at the top.
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* Currently Moderators and Editors only have permission to edit this page.
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* When the Table is edited, it also needs to be purged for the data to refresh in the queries.
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'''Syntax'''
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<pre>
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{{News/row
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|Title=
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|Date=
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|Link1=
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|Link2=
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|Link3=
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|Notes=
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|Community=
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|Pin=false
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}}
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</pre>
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* <code>Title</code> - concise title.
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* <code>Date</code> - Month dd format.
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* <code>Link1</code> - URL only.
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* <code>Link2</code> - URL only.
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* <code>Link3</code> - URL only.
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* <code>Notes</code> - any additional information, ideally a single sentence, no formatting/links.
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* <code>Community</code> - URL to community site only.
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* <code>Pin</code> - true/false - this will pin to the top in certain queries. Ideally only 2 or 3 pinned at any one time.
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'''Main contacts'''
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* [[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]]
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* Discussion should be in the #News channel on [[PCGamingWiki:Discord|Discord]].
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'''Related pages and templates'''
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* {{T|News/row}} - each data row is used in [[PCGamingWiki:News/Table]].
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* {{T|News/displayonly}} - only used for cargo queries so as to not duplicate table rows.}}</noinclude>
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==Latest 20 News rows==
 
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Revision as of 09:13, 14 June 2020

This project page is for the maintenance of a News section on PCGamingWiki.

Aims

  • Market people to view articles that will receive high interest based on recent news.
  • Highlight platform changes on articles which will require substantial changes/attention.
  • Encourage community participation in current events.
  • Make it easier for me (or anyone else) to create News articles quickly.

Inclusion criteria

  • Any games with high wishlist/player counts/press coverage/notability/surprise announcement/releases.
  • Major platform changes e.g. GOG/Steam/Origin/Microsoft Store.
  • Major DRM changes eg removal of Denuvo or becoming DRM-free.
  • Major patches or content changes.
  • Notable sales.

Title

  • Brief and concise and ideally a single sentence with period at the end.
  • Internally link where possible in order to encourage users to click through to an article.
  • Explain why the change might be considered interesting to the reader/PCGamingWiki visitor.
  • Add additional information that can't be summarised in the title can be placed in the Notes field.
  • This is currently set to an abbr tag which mouse users can use to hover. Mobile solution needs to be developed.

Instructions

  • PCGamingWiki:News/Table - this is the area where the data is kept.
  • New rows are added newest at the top.
  • Currently Moderators and Editors only have permission to edit this page.
  • When the Table is edited, it also needs to be purged for the data to refresh in the queries.

Syntax

{{News/row
|Title=
|Date=
|Link1=
|Link2=
|Link3=
|Notes=
|Community=
|Pin=false
}}
  • Title - concise title.
  • Date - Month dd format.
  • Link1 - URL only.
  • Link2 - URL only.
  • Link3 - URL only.
  • Notes - any additional information, ideally a single sentence, no formatting/links.
  • Community - URL to community site only.
  • Pin - true/false - this will pin to the top in certain queries. Ideally only 2 or 3 pinned at any one time.

Main contacts

Related pages and templates


Latest 20 News rows