I work in a company where thousands of people use this wikis software (Confluence) to work together and share findings etc. With this page and its subpages I want to show how a community built database, based on confluence, could work (in my optinion). I am no expert but have used confluence for about a year now.
Greetings from a die hard fan,
How it (could) work
- Each Object in the game would get its own page. BUT on each page would be a table called "Page Properties" (this is a confluence macro) - see my example
- These tables contain attributes describing this object (name, object type, velocity, shields etc, location to buy, race).
- And there is a macro called "Page Properties Report" which can then display all the objects in a table like at the bottom of this page, giving an overview which can be sorted as desired.
- This macro can also be set to just display specific attributes. So there could be a table showing all ships and their defense stats. Or a table showing ships and their offensive or trade stats.
- Whats really nice about the makro is that each entry in the table contains a link to the objects page (ship,station, or other object like a craftable engine etc.) - and on that page could be various information about this object - like how to best board it, where to buy etc.
In order to make it easy for people to create a new database entry (create a page for an object) we would needt a template page to be set up by the admins. Once you have a template you can create a button which automatically creates a page with the page properties tables already there and all a user has to do is fill it in. Heres an expample of such a button which creates a new page which is already populated, as it uses a template set by the admins (in this example a template called troubleshooting): Sparks DrSuperEvil Ironbuket Snafu Ivan Solntsev