I am thinking the Ban List should have its own page and banned cards should also be in a Banned Cards category. Should the comment about them being banned from organized play as-of X date be under Errata or Rulings?
I an the person who originally did make this wiki a year ago, but in the year following its creation we've had a handful of regular users who have contributed with keeping it up-to-date with information.
EnterPlay posted a print-your-own Primer deck of cards that contains some reprints of older cards and many new cards. I extracted the jpg files from it and I will upload them as place-holders for the decks they go in. Do we also want a release page for the Primer deck itself?
Well this is an odd Christmas surprise, lol. I'm a little busy with last-minute Christmas stuff but for now, we should add this how to play document to the Rulebooks section, make a Primer Deck page (in they style of the two-player theme deck pages, not the release pages), and individual pages for the new cards that link back to the Primer Deck page. IMO we shouldn't link from the actually-existing cards (like Blue Moon and Whitewash) to the Primer Deck page since it's not an actually obtainable thing.
I grabbed the clearer from the extracted images. We may want to pull color values from it for the Generic Fixed color templates.
For card image names, I don't think we need to plan for more future primer decks, but the cards are numbered 1-15 for Primer Deck A and then again for Primer Deck B, so I think "PrimerA_XX" and "PrimerB_XX". Sounds good?
When I said "PrimerA" I meant like in the future they'd release a future primer set which we'd then name "PrimerB". But it's only 15 images I suppose, not like they'd be hard to change in the future. Just name them "Primer_XX" for now.
So the Manes would be "Primer_001.jpg", "Primer_001b.jpg", "Primer_002.jpg", "Primer_002b.jpg". Rainbow Dash, Weather Team would be "Primer_003.jpg". And so on and so forth, ignoring the cards that actually are released in sets like Critter Cavalry, What Went Wrong, etc.
Personally I find the name "Generic Fixed Set" really grating. I would prefer if we could rename the page to something like "Miscellaneous Set" or even "Miscellaneous Cards" seing as how they're not part of an official set or anything (yet). (I'd be alright with Generic Fixed Set being a redirect link.)
In terms of template coloring used for the set, it's hard for me to tell based on the blurry pictures of cards so far, but the bottom-right icon appears to be a mix of blue-ish and purple-ish in color, with a bit of lightish pink surrounding it. We're kind of using all three of those colors for different sets, so I was thinking we might as well use the "Default" color code for the templates for this not-a-set.
Miscellaneous is too long to type, I prefer Generic. Plus, I already set up all the templates that way. Feel free to change it all if you really want.
For the color, I already set them up using Template:ColorCodeValues/GenericFixed and Template:RGBValues/GenericFixed with middle-gray. Feel free to edit it. I agree that the colors on the icon are all already used by the other sets.
Something that means "Not belonging to a set", so "Singleton" Set might be good (assuming they don't include more than one in a box/tin/etc ever). "Merch Promos" is pretty descriptive, but might confuse with the earlier merch/tins containing cards not in this set.
It's not the end of the world if we can't think of something, hopefully by the time more of these cards get released there'll be an official name to go with a checklist or something. They'll also have to give the cards some kind of set identifier once the OCR revision with them is released.
That Facebook thread may be the best place to influence what that name might be. Since the devs at this point just called it Generic Fixed symbol there. I think bringing it up there might be good, maybe suggest the best you like from here?
So now that we have the OCR/Comp Rules out and scans for most of the cards, the next logical thing to do would be to add rulings for the new cards and also update rulings for previous cards. Rather than immediately updating them, let's all maybe take a week to just think them over; think of which cards need new/updated rulings, and try to think of if there would be a way to template them so that we can add them multiple times easily enough.
I know that I've been saying this a lot but it is worth repeating: Whenever possible, I would prefer if that instead of linking to the source of an external ruling on a website such as Facebook, Twitter or Reddit, we can instead link to the OCR and add tooltips as needed. In an ideal world, a user should not have to leave this site/a card's article page in order to find out the source of rulings about a card.
I really think we should have only one page per card, no matter how many times it has been released. We can already list the different releases on the current card template and add navigation sections at the bottom for each card release. Just need to edit the template to support displaying more than one card image. What do you think?
I would prefer the multiple pages per card approach that we currently have. From what I looked into when creating the templates, Wikia doesn't have a good, simple way to seperate content (such as individual card images) with buttons or slideshows or anything (I don't like the default slideshows personally), and putting all the content for cards released from multiple sets (such as bottom set table templates) just increases the vertical clutter of the overall pages.
Tabs are functional but they're kind of plain-looking, I never really liked them on the old templates but they were the closest thing to that kind of functionality. If we were to use tabs for the current templates, we would either need the entire card information entered multiple times in a giant top-level tab (this would make the page code super-messy) or we would need seperate tabs for the images, the release information, the release templates, etc. (which would make the actual page super-messy).
Check out http://mlpccg.wikia.com/wiki/MLP_CCG_Wikia_Test_Page now. It currently doesn't work since it exceeds the template include max, but that should be fixable. Maybe just working the tabs inside the card template would be enough reduction in code (plus you wouldn't need to repeat all the entries like I did here).
Yeah, I don't think the tabber design meshes well with the rest of the page. Plus I don't believe (this is from memory, they might have changed it) that there's any way to set the default tab on the page, I think there's a way to change the overall default tab for all tabbers, but that would create problems when using the release templates to navigate. I personally don't see the problem with using multiple pages for rereleased cards.
Mostly the problem with multiple pages is from a logic standpoint (why are parallel foils on the main page but promo foils aren't). Plus it would make a single location for card discussion/errata/adding new releases.
Logically, the (not-promo) foil cards come from the same location (packs) and have 99% of the same card appearance as their non-foil counterparts. I'm not too concerned personally about having to go to two pages to add/edit information, the centralized commenting could be a concern but I believe most of the commenting is done on the regular (not promo) articles anyways.
Then the sub pages would still be on their own seperate pages, which is no different than the current system in place. Tomorrow I'll look into if we can remove the link on the SA/Cadance UR, kind of preoccupied tonight.
Bronley, since I think you might have the most free time out of any of us, if you're going to update stuff today please do the release template tables first, I've noticed a problem where the tables on existing card pages don't update properly when we update the table later. I'll try to get the gallery pages done before/after school today.
I am going to (have dinner first and then) start populating the new card pages with information such that people can easily fill them in come this weekend. I'll start from the beginning of the list, so if anyone wants to start at the same time I'd recommend working from the end of the table, or do the promo table first or something.
The key to fixing it is probably somewhere in the Common.js code, but I've tried messing around with it and haven't been able to figure out a solution.
Worst-case scenario, you could take the code that enables the tooltip functionality in the CardTemplates/Article template, move it into its own template, and add exceptions for the specific cards with & in their names. It'd be a little inefficient but could still work.