Wiki upgrades and list of things to be done

Hello!

As our community is finding out what to do in the game, our building style, complexity of it and aims change. Due to all that, many parts of the wiki are outdated, or need some extending for the newer ideas. I have made some plans what could be improved and how exactly, which I will put and discuss in this article. It is not how it has to be, but it is my general idea how the wiki should be cleaned up in order to gain some better quality. I am writing this here for easier access for you to see what needs doing, if you want to help.
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User Cleanup and Logo Contest

Today is the day. Today we got out our brooms and cleaned up our user databases.

We have chosen to do this to fight spam! Something nobody likes seeing on their websites. This means that any users without any edits made to the wiki have been deleted. Seeing as the amount of user (including spam accounts) was very high we also decided to check on our blog to spot such accounts and got removed aswell.

If for some strange reason you seem not to be able to login anymore: We’re sorry that this happend to you. But look at it from the positive side: Registering again is just a small task and we are looking forward to your edits and comments!

Something we still have going is our logo contest which is mentioned in this blog. We still accept entries till the 29th of February on logo@openttdcoop.org .

Wiki Cleanup

As we mentoined in the wiki rebuild and logo contest post. We are looking into rebuilding our wiki.
Part of this process is a clean-up some of the user database aswell.

That’s why we encourage you to create your user page on our wiki. Accounts who do not have a single page edit will be removed. Creation of your user page would be a good first edit. We don’t ask you to build the Eiffeltower. Just tell us something about yourself. How you found us, how you got into OTTD, or whatever you like.

Abandoned accounts without edits will be removed in early January, thus you have sufficient time to make your first edit :-)

Logo Contest & Wiki rebuild

So remember how I kept saying, one day, I’ll just re-do the wiki from scratch someday?
Well, seems someday has happened. Granted, right now, it’s very early, and we’re currently just planning what and how to build up a new wiki.

Part of that will be building a LOT of templates to structure our wiki much better. We’re also planning to revert the skin back to a more standard look, to allow us to upgrade and add things much better, and as such, it’s finally time for a logo. Yes, we’ve been at this for… what? 5+ years? and still don’t have a proper formal logo.

This is where you lot come in, we’re holding a logo contest.
Submissions should be 135 x 135px and ideally have “#openttdcoop” somewhere.
Contest will run until February 29th.

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Advanced Building Revue 08: Overflows II

It is quite a long time since the first article on overflows got introduced. As time passed by, I developed this topic towards the form of overflows we use now and I may mention something we haven’t used yet ;). This article is going to be about yet more overflows, this time much more advanced than the original ones. I recommend knowing the original article (ABR04) since this is just an addition to it.

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