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TO DO LIST

I include below a list of pending tasks for the Game Reference:

  • Figure Reference: merging the CAR Figure reference (pages 205-206) and the Summary of Figure Characteristics (pages 217-221) (Murphy013 working on this)
  • Summary of Rule Sets and Changes (page 216): needs a new page and has to be updated for C2
  • Mega Carcassonne (pages 222-226): this can be dynamic too, and it contains a tile summary table that depends on the Tile Reference... so it has to wait until it is resolved.
  • Glossary (page 282-300): wolnic had a first attempt at this (Check his user pages). We have to check with him his next steps on this.
  • English-German Dictionary (pages 301-307): To be done and updated for C2
  • Scoring: A Historical Perspective (pages 308-311): To be done... this is mostly important to C1
  • Carcassonne Collections and Expansions (pages 312-315): To be updated and added.
  • Expansion Checklist (page 316): To be updated and added.
  • Timeline releases (pages 317-326): This is replaced in some way by the Timeline + Variants page. I would check if any image can be added to the associated C1 expansion page.
  • Selected Variants (pages 327-329): To be added. Don't know if more variants have been proposed and could be added here, such as a couple of solo variants that were published on CarcC.
  • Feature reference: We were commenting some days ago of adding a section on describing features on a holistic way (so to speak)... and out of the blue we got this thread on CarcC that was a example of the same idea:
Ecclesiastical Terms in Carcassonne
It would not be a another glossary, but a feature reference that summarizes interactions, that are not normally located in one single place.


--Meepledrone (talk) 12:41, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Removed pages added up to now

--Meepledrone (talk) 00:47, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Main page structure

My high level suggestion for C1/C2 is groping:

  • Base game (by HiG)
  • Major Expansions (by HiG)
  • Minor Expansions (by HiG)
  • Minor expansions by others (Spiel Doch, Spiel Box and other events,...)

Don't see any problem either in grouping spin-offs in separate pages following the idea of Winter Edition.

--Meepledrone (talk) 14:50, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

(To be completed by Sinscerly)

Being under completion of Sinscerly :)

My thoughts about the Mainpage being a Hub to deliver to all the different subpages. So main page would look the following Main Page:

 > Carcassonne C2
 > Carcassonne C1
 > Carcassonne Spin-offs
 > other relevant information and pages. 

So on the Carcassonne C2 page you can find anything related to C2. with the structure that is now on the main page. Same for C1 Then we get to Spin-offs also as C2 and C1 but then winter has it's own subpage where all the mini's and base game for winter are.

What is the point about this. Well it would be more clicking instead of scrolling, on mobile then. Also it could be maybe better visible.

Otherwise I would suggest:

Main page

C2
> base
> > abt
> > river
> expansions
> > exp 1
> > etc
C1
> base
> expansions
> > exp 1
> > etc
Spin-offs
> Winter
> > Base Game
> > Gingerbread Man
> > Corn Circles ( I still don't get it, normal one are Crop Circles, right? and winter is called Corn Circles???....)
> other Spin-offs

To put all expansions together, but don't know if that's good. I think the first suggestion is more clearer.

--Sinscerly (talk) 16:27, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Expansion naming

I've come across several discrepancies in the text that I would like to discuss in order to see if we agree any action upon them. Some may come from the source material (the CAR mainly). This entry is about Expansion naming.

For some expansions we are using names that differ from the "official" ones used by the English publishers. We have some differences in capitalization, the use of And vs. &, and other cases. I included some examples comparing with ZMG:

Oficial Name Wikicarpedia name
Inns & Cathedrals Inns and Cathedrals
Traders & Builders Traders and Builders
The Princess & The Dragon The Princess and the Dragon
Abbey & Mayor Abbey and the Mayor
Count, King & Robber Count, King and Robber
Under The Big Top Under the Big Top
The Flying Machines The Flier (Flying Machines)
The Messengers Messages, The (Dispatches)
The Gold Mines The Goldmines
Mage & Witch Mage and Witch
The Crop Circles Crop Circles

Suggestion:

  • Using the publisher-given name and stick to it when available.
  • Verify if some other name has to be updated, checking references to translations for German.


--Meepledrone (talk) 14:50, 31 October 2018 (UTC)


  • Sure, better to correct sooner than later. Are you willing to do this? I guess to have as little mess as possible, it would be best to move them without redirection. --MajFrost (talk) 10:23, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Problem with using & in names is that adress will look like crap:

http://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Hills_%26_Sheep

--MajFrost (talk) 10:48, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Cross-references to Expansions/Base game

I've come across several discrepancies in the text that I would like to discuss in order to see if we agree any action upon them. This entry is about cross-references between Expansions.

The CAR original text shows cross-refereces to Expansions in italics generally in the text but not always in footnotes.

Suggestion:

  • Use a link in bold to provide a navigable cross-reference that stands out from the text.

Example:

 Lorem ipsum '''[[The Expansion|The Expansion]]''' blah blah blah

Lorem ipsum The Expansion blah blah blah


--Meepledrone (talk) 14:50, 31 October 2018 (UTC)


  • I do not get the point of this? So you just want it to stand out from text? Why?

--MajFrost (talk) 10:14, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Self-references to a Expansions/Base game

I've come across several discrepancies in the text that I would like to discuss in order to see if we agree any action upon them. This entry is about self-references in a page.

The CAR original text shows self-refereces to Expansions capitalized.

Suggestion:

  • Use a link in bold to provide a navigable cross-reference that stands out from the text. In case of transcluded page, it MediaWiki will render a link in bold, otherwise name in bold as is.

Example:

 Lorem ipsum '''[[Link to Self|Link to Self]]''' blah blah blah

Lorem ipsum Link to Self blah blah blah


--Meepledrone (talk) 14:50, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

  • What is the point of selfreferencing? --MajFrost (talk) 10:17, 1 November 2018 (UTC)