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Planned Updates to Module:ItemList
(created by PSGarak on 20:09, 27 November 2021)
This is the next installment of the extremely sporadic series where I try and make the Wiki better using Semantic MediaWiki (SMW). This week's target is Module:ItemList, the cool piece of code behind most (all?) pages that list or compare items. Examples include the item listings on Category:Gloves […]
Dynamic World Quality content with Semantic MediaWiki
(created by PSGarak on 18:52, 30 September 2021)
Hi all,
I'm doing an experiment to see if we can make the Wiki reactive to World Quality changes in a way that's helpful. The current changes are in place for some Rat Market pages. These things use Semantic MediaWiki under the hood, to let other content query the current value of World Qualities […]
A Quick Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki
(created by PSGarak on 19:00, 18 July 2021)
As the primary zealot of Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) around here, it's basically on me to advocate for it if I want anyone else to care about it. I've finally found some time to begin writing an explainer series for how SMW works, what benefits it can bring to the Fallen London wiki, and how to put it […]
Works in Progress with Semantic Mediawiki
(created by PSGarak on 02:38, 18 April 2021)
Alan has been accommodating enough to humor my request to install Semantic Mediawiki (hereafter SMW) on the dev version of this Wiki, and so far I've managed not to burn the servers down while tinkering with it. After an inordinate amount of experimentation, I think I have a handle on how it works […]
Request for Feedback: Item Obtainability
(created by PSGarak on 19:46, 23 February 2021)
I have plans to add a new pair of parameters to {{Item}} to denote items that cannot be obtained from regular gameplay. I would like some feedback from other Editors on whether this is worthwhile, the overall design, the details, and the wording.

Fate-locked items used to be clearly […]
New Template: Variant table
(created by PSGarak on 17:40, 21 October 2020)
I've created a new Template named Variant table to help us manage the new amount of dynamic content that has come out in the past year or so for Fallen London. The community has generally settled on tables to collect all of the textual or mechanical variations. This Template packages up the table […]
Truncate Template
(created by PSGarak on 15:08, 18 September 2020)
After a successful roll-out in the {{Quality}} template, the {{Truncate}} template is now ready for prime time. This Template is meant to help enforce the Editing Guidelines on this wiki. For background on this template, see this discussion about text truncation.

This template is intended […]