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Sounds like a good idea, what about something for noted industry figure Gar Hanarhan :) Should we have a section for Published Irish RPG writers of note? --Kiffer 20:08, 3 Jun 2005 (IST)


I was thinking about a 'People' section alright when I first set the wiki up. But I didn't want to be the one suggesting who should go in there. I've also deleted the 'community' category because I'm not sure it made sense. Can definitly add it back, have something like:

  • Community
    • People
    • Published Games
    • Other Materials

Sound good? -- Mark Cunningham 08:48, 7 Jun 2005 (IST)


People has the posiblitly of getting out of hand sadly ... but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try it. after all if people want to go off on a ego trip they could just as easly do it with out a people section.--Kiffer 09:40, 8 Jun 2005 (IST)


Well, I'm hoping once we get enough content that I'll start 'hiding' articles from the front page, so you'd have to browse to Category:People via Category:Community. The Category:People wouldn't be listed on the front page at all. The only reason it is there is to encourage content.

I can also turn an article about someone into a redirect to their user account page (if they have one). I was also thinking, at some stage, generating 'templates' for types of articles like Scenarios, Category:Conventions, Category:Groups and Category:People and in the Category:People template you'd have a brief description, webpage (but not necessarily any contact info), contributions to (Irish) gaming and that's about it. Wikipedia has articles on loads of people who just happen to be known in the 'area'.

I suppose if they don't' want to be 'known'... but then why would their be an article about them if they aren't already known and because the page is open to anyone to edit, they can simply censor the page or I can give them protect rights to it but I don't want to step on anyone's privacy either. Tricky issue I guess. Perhaps I should just remove the category from the front page. People can still generate the article or link to someone.

One goal of this website is not just an 'advertisement' for conventions and groups but also 'historical' info for future irish gamer folk. For example, it'd be nice to have a small history of Gaelcon, notable events through the years, notable vips, venues/locations, etc. I'm waiting for that mystical 'critical mass' of articles where I can start forcing it via templates and talk pages and people will respond. I don't think we're there but until then I'll keep adding content and support/encouraging others to do likewise. -- Mark Cunningham 13:16, 8 Jun 2005 (IST)


When I set this site up, I removed the link to the 'portal' page and 'currentevents' page.

WikiPedia on their main_page have a 'Today's featured article', 'In the News', 'Selected Anniversaries' and a 'did you know' which each link to WikiPedia articles.

I've started toying with the idea of putting the portal page back in... the idea is that normal users manage this page. For example we could have 'Conventions this month', 'Did you know?' and 'Latest Article' on the portal page.

Just an idea, what does anyone else think? -- Mark Cunningham 11:20, 16 Jun 2005 (IST)


We should also have a list of irish shops that sell gaming material but should it be it's own section or does it go under 'Groups'? -- Mark Cunningham 14:42, 16 Jun 2005 (IST)


Was thinking of re-organising the articles in 'Groups'. Thinking something along these lines:

  • Clubs (as college societies, local gaming clubs, etc.)
  • Commerical (as in publishers like DiddlySquat, Fresian Games, etc.)
  • Retailers (i.e. shops, places to buy gaming stuff in Ireland)
  • Organisations (as opposed to everything else, i.e. IGA and anything that comes out of The Durrow Accord).

Anyone think this is a good/bad idea or has a better/more useful hierarchy? -- Mark Cunningham 14:44, 27 Jun 2005 (IST)


Was thinking of re-organising the articles in 'Groups'. Thinking something along these lines:

  • Clubs (as college societies, local gaming clubs, etc.)
  • Commercial (as in publishers like DiddlySquat, Fresian Games, etc.)
  • Retailers (i.e. shops, places to buy gaming stuff in Ireland)
  • Organisations (as opposed to everything else, i.e. IGA and anything that comes out of The Durrow Accord).

Anyone think this is a good/bad idea or has a better/more useful hierarchy? -- Mark Cunningham 14:45, 27 Jun 2005 (IST)


I have been going over the convention layout to add extra information. I noticed that there is no standard layout to follow. The Itzacon page has the most detailed information and maybe a model to follow. -- Tadeusz Cantwell 14:45, 4 Oct 2009 (IST)