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A wiki newborn

I'm excited to see the new portal layouts and this central discussion place I have been awaiting quite some time. I'm looking forward to see this page in full action in the future, and I hope it will bring many insights and meaningful and creative discussions.

I'm also hoping that the new layout will attract new editors, and help them gain confidence while editing and enhancing the wiki.

Welcome, new and seasoned, enjoy you time here, and may your time be well spent. :-)

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 07:04, 4 May 2012 (EDT)

Scenery screenshots category


I'm not so sure about the scenery screenshots category. Looks like the idea was to include all images that show some scenery. To me, it would be more logic to include only screenshots that show a significant amount of area, or that are really focused at the scenery. Just some examples of screenshots that aren't "scenery screenshots" in my opinion:

What do you think? All of these are already included in Category:FlightGear exterior screenshots, which is be sufficient IMO.

Gijs 16:41, 16 May 2012 (EDT)

I have sometimes been thinking about that, mostly due to the scenery being completely dominated by an aircraft. The same goes with the weather screenshots category as well. Maybe I should limit myself to the images that shows significant scenery, like e.g. an airport behind a climbing aircraft when the aircraft is rather small in comparison to the airport. The same goes for weather.
Maybe we should add some guidelines to those category pages and try follow them; stricly speaking pretty much all screenshots, cockpit and external, show either wheather phenomena, scenery or both. ;-)
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 06:03, 17 May 2012 (EDT)

I have now removed some of the more misplaced images from the weather and scenery categories.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 04:13, 18 May 2012 (EDT)

After thinking of this now and then I tend to lean towards that the scenery and weather screenshot categories, as well as the screenshot howto maybe should have the recommendation to use the UFO for those kinds of screenshots.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 08:56, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Modifying Aircraft

Need to add "Modifying existing aircraft" this can cover tire smoke, adding instruments etc etc Also link to the list of How Tos ?

Openflight 04:32, 22 May 2012 (EDT)

I'm not quite sure that I understand what you mean. The tyre smoke article etc. are listed in Portal:Developer/Aircraft...
Gijs 08:12, 25 May 2012 (EDT)

As usual I need to clarify: OK I have been looking at the new improved Wiki home page several times now, and, although there are many improvements, it still seems to me that it might be better to have two separate sections, in the view of the comment "We encourage new aircraft developers to start their 'career' by modifying and enhancing existing aircraft. ": that is, two separate links to two sections on the main page http://wiki.flightgear.org/Main_Page

Modifying existing aircraft

Creating new aircraft

from the main page.

Many of the how tos etc can go into one or both categories. My concern is that a new user will see the link "Developing Aircraft" and think " I don't have the skills to develop aircraft so forget it"

Instead there could be two links - "Developing new aircraft" and "Modifying existing aircraft" which would encourage the new user to dabble a bit. Maybe two separate portals?

This may involve a lot of work and editing? I am willing to help. Actually I would love to help.

Openflight 01:40, 7 June 2012 (EDT)

Reviews at the wiki?

In a topic on the forum Your joystick(s) and how well they work with FlightGear Stuart suggested that such reviews would be worthwhile to have on the wiki. What do you other editors think about that? Should they be placed in [Hardware ]Review: <insert product name here>, or, should they be here at all? A Hardware review category should be great if we would have such reviews.

Anyway, I have added a review of my setup on my user page.

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 01:01, 24 June 2012 (EDT)

This a great idea for the wiki. As I suggested in forums, I think also is a good point to create a pilot hardware partnerships with FG. For example www shops that can offers discount for the FG users, maybe with a bundle - customer buy a yoke and can download FG, maybe including a CD. I think FG has the best ratio of teenagers entry. While MSFS people is getting older FG is getting younger. The future is FG. Thanks to FG, new users can use mouse, but soon they want a yoke. That is what I experimented with new FG users. Without to know, FG is moving market. I thinks is a good opportunity to give money to the project independent of brands,. In fact my "buy a yoke daddy" slogan is based in that experience. More than 20 pilots that I know were searching for a joystick around 15-30 days after meet FG for first time.
Also I always though to focus in the free hardware joystick companies. If they exist. Improving free ecosystem.
Aepcam (Talk | contribs) 04:34, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

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