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News: Clark has announced that he has started to post old LoS content (in the Media Gallery section), and will be posting more plus new content!

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Offline Kindred

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We're in Google now!
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:02:26 AM »
Searching for
Legions of Steel Clark

brings us up on the first page of google...   but it brings up the wiki stub...  I need some input so that we can have some content!

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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 03:06:15 PM »
There definitely needs to be a basic descriptive caption written for this. Maybe updating something from old flyers for the game? I have an old black/white & red flyer from 1993 that has the following written;

"Legions of Steel is a fast-paced miniatures combat game. Save humanity from a siege of nightmarish machines. Play an elite group of commandos in powered armour on their missions to destroy the base complex of their enemy. Meanwhile, your opponent manoeuvres his horde of mechanical minions commanded by ten feet of metallic horror: the dreaded MArk 1 Assault Fiend.

Mechanics are simple. Only six-sided dice are required to quickly resolve fire-fights, but you need more than luck to survive.

With forcewalls, nachtmachers, blasters and napalm-x flame weapons on the field of battle, tactical considerations are many. Before you can outfight your opponent, you must first outthink him."

Its kinda limited in its description since its from very early on, but it may be a start with some updating.
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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 02:45:25 PM »
I've actually been meaning to enter that as the primary description of the game on BGG for a while, as the current entry is someone's personal (rambling) explanation...
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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 03:14:01 PM »
guys!    It's a WIKI for a reason. You should have rights to edit the pages. :P

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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 04:16:43 PM »
Wait...what're you trying to say?
 :P
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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 12:13:28 PM »
Nice job on the About LoS page, bobloblah.



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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 12:56:10 PM »
So, I'm still working on the wiki, and I'm undecided about some things. I've currently lumped Legions of Steel and Planetstorm together, but I wondering if it mightn't be better to seperate them. Also, I was thinking that some of the content I've placed on the About LoS page might actually belong on the Main Page. Thoughts?
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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 01:29:12 PM »
yeah... I was actually thinking some of the same myself.

I think I'll move the general commentary to the main page, letting the about page focus on the specifics and add about planetstorm to the nav

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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011, 01:32:30 PM »
Can you please do me a favour? I can't edit the Main Page, and you're edit undid some changes to that content. Can you pease move the 's' inside the square brackets on the Nightmare and Assault Fiend? Thanks.

EDIT: Actually, better yet, can you please give me permission on the main page?
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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 01:43:58 PM »
How odd....   based on the permissions, you SHOULD have access to make those edits.   I'll dig deeper into the permissions junk tomorrow.

in the mean time, I've made those edits....   and please note: The "about_los" page has been replaced with "legions_of_steel" instead...


--edit---   hah... found it.
Apparently the page had been locked at some point during my set up...   unlocked, you should be able to edit it now.


--edit3:   for the lists, like the expansion items, and unit lists, you might want to use the template function, thus enabling it all to be formatted the same way (and for the format to be changed in one place for later updates)

« Last Edit: March 30, 2011, 01:58:16 PM by Kindred »

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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 04:28:56 PM »
Yeah, this is the first time I've ever edited a Wiki; I didn't really grasp what the templates were, initially. I'm still not sure they're appropriate, as I can't see anywhere that I forsee using the same list more than once. I'll keep it in mind as I work.

EDIT: Also, I see you (or someone else) has added all the item pictures from BGG. Can you tell me how to insert an image into a Wiki page? There's nothing in the Syntax help.

EDIT 2: Okay, I can see the code/text behind what you're doing...can you give a simple explanation?
« Last Edit: March 30, 2011, 04:32:06 PM by bobloblah »
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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 04:36:23 PM »
each item in the gallery has an item ID.
Within this site, we can use the BBCode [ SMG ID=## ]
(removing the spaces with the brackets)

This will show the thumbnail and link to the gallery image

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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 04:38:40 PM »
Awesome! Thanks.
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Re: We're in Google now!
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2011, 04:15:32 PM »
Nice work on the wiki so far, bobloblah. Its looking good with the art linked to it now.
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