Sir Swindle
 member, 165 posts
Tue 14 Mar 2017
at 13:22
Wiki Preview Issue
When you preview a post while editing the wiki it clears the editable text field.

This means if I don't like what I see in the preview I have to copy paste the previewed text, reformat it (add all my bolds and headings back in), then make my changes.

I know there are some workarounds and safety precautions I can take but I think this is a thing that should just work.
jase
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Wed 15 Mar 2017
at 01:28
Wiki Preview Issue
Indeed it does, probably has for a while but nobody's ever reported it!  Should be better now.
Sir Swindle
 member, 166 posts
Wed 15 Mar 2017
at 11:51
Wiki Preview Issue
Yup, fixed, thanks.

Wiki system seems pretty underutilized I've been on this site for 3 years, I think, and have never seen a game use it.
Nazid
 member, 108 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 01:59
Wiki Preview Issue
I would be willing to bet its because many of never realized there was one.  :-)
JohnB
 member, 2022 posts
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Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 08:54
Wiki Preview Issue
In reply to Nazid (msg # 4):

I have known the wiki system was there for a while, but a lot of the material I write isn't game specific and gets used in a number of games.

For example, I am writing a lot of material for the Pathfinder game I run at the moment.   It leads to tweaking  the house rules I use in all games (everything needs to evolve :) and writing new material that will be useful to me when I run other games later.  Rather than use a specific RPoL game wiki, I use a wikidot wiki.  Before that, I used a dedicated website.

I still finish up referring to the website occasionally.  A third information source would just make it more complicated  :)
Shannara
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Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 10:18
Wiki Preview Issue
I realize there is one, too.  I have just never had any need, or any desire, to utilize it.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:00, Fri 17 Mar.

facemaker329
 member, 6898 posts
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Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 03:49
Wiki Preview Issue
A lot of GMs (and players) have been on RPOL since before there was a game wiki.  They got along fine without it then, never saw any need to use one when it was made available.

And, for a lot of us, worrying about maintaining a wiki is flirting with that line where it stops being fun and starts being a chore.
jase
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Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 04:55
Wiki Preview Issue
Thankfully for those who don't want to use it, it can safely be ignored!  (c;  Those who do can use it as much, or as little, as they like.

It doesn't even have to be about a game on RPoL, just RolePlay.
steelsmiter
 member, 1693 posts
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Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 05:53
Re: Wiki Preview Issue
jase:
It doesn't even have to be about a game on RPoL, just RolePlay.

So if I have a gaming discord, I could link to a wiki about each game I've written a PDF for, and link on those pages back to their places on my discord server?
Sir Swindle
 member, 169 posts
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 13:07
Re: Wiki Preview Issue
jase:
It doesn't even have to be about a game on RPoL, just RolePlay.

OH, that's a pretty generous statement. I take it maintaining a wiki infrastructure is pretty set-it-and-forget-it?
jase
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Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 13:52
Re: Wiki Preview Issue
I sure hope so.  (c;
NowhereMan
 member, 121 posts
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 14:00
Re: Wiki Preview Issue
For the record, I use the heck out of the wiki function. I don't like my games cluttered with setting info, house rules, and the like, so I toss it up on the game wiki and just link to the relevant pages when need-be.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15300 posts
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Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 14:10
Re: Wiki Preview Issue
Wait!  We have a wiki?  You'll be telling me next that we have dice roller.  j/k  I knew about the wiki, být have never used it.

This message was last edited by the user at 15:57, Fri 17 Mar.

Sir Swindle
 member, 171 posts
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 14:43
Re: Wiki Preview Issue
Wait a dice roller? I just add a random guy to each game to pick numbers randomly for each player!