Liquipedia StarCraft II May 2016 "monthly"
The last Liquipedia SC2 monthly was released in October 2015. It's hard to motivate people to write every month and have a decent section for each of our wikis (now eight main wikis + the two other wikis). But I wanted to communicate some stuff about the SC2 wiki at least, so I will do so in this blog.
It's not necessarily going to have the same format as a LP monthly, but my goal to make one every month, however little I have to say. Since it's a blog, I may express personal opinions or ideas that I haven't discussed with other members of staff or Liquipedia contributors.
May 2016 (compared to April 2016)
215 (-10) contributors
1 033 056 (+11 425) total edits
3 564 527 (+6.73%) pageviews
Note: May had one more day than April
We reached ONE MILLION edits on 17 February! + Show Spoiler [Tweet] +
Edits in the last 30 days: 1 Jun 2016 • 1 May 2016 • 1 Apr 2016 • 1 Mar 2016 • 1 Feb 2016
CynicalDeath is an editing hero, making more than 2000 edits in every month of 2016. That has been between 1/4 and 1/3 of the total edit count (excluding bot edits). Amazing job!
SNSeigifried is also a very familiar name in the Recent Changes page. So are Inflicted, DARKING, both loooong time contributors, and thickertom, who is helping with the Chinese scene.
Thanks to people who have been editing player pages, like Elentos, GranC, and more recently the_techsan. There are probably more people editing player pages I'm forgetting, but thanks to these people anyway.
Thanks to Harstem for the piece of trivia on SortOf that we had to keep.
Thanks to anyone who takes time to log in to edit the wiki.
ONE MILLION EDITS (as seen above)
The featured article has changed
Life’s article had been featured in the main page since November 2014. It was time to change it. This time, there are several articles. We'll have to remember to change it from time to time...
New Matches box on the Main Page
It existed on other wikis, and now we have it too! Made by Clubfan, powered by Semantic MediaWiki and FO's BoT.
DARKING to Liquipedia trial staff
Since the last LP monthly, we have had some new staff and trial staff, including DARKING, a long-time contributor to the Liquipedia SC2 wiki. You may also have seen his threads on /r/starcraft or TeamLiquid.net about the Latino American SC2 scene. He started contributing in December 2011, and has an edit count of 17,864 edits on the wiki, so it was long overdue for us to invite him to (trial-)join our staff.
What needs work
I'm head of LP SC2, but unfortunately, I'm a terrible leader. So here is some stuff I want to work on/test, you are welcome to help me but also to work on whatever you want.
Recent Tournament Results
I stopped taking care of it months ago :x
I am working on it with a tool to make the task easier (really feels like a chore to do it manually).
About automating it, we could use SMW, but I feel like it would be hard to set up and resource-intensive for not much. If somebody is up to the challenge, I’m okay with it of course.
Clubfan has done some great work with Semantic MediaWiki on other wikis for the achievements and result tables. We can port it on Liquipedia SC2, but behind that, there is a HUGE work of putting tournament pages to the standard. The tournament pages need to use of the newest prize pool templates. This is an effort that I had started months ago now, but we never completed the task. We have the possibility of adding the “lastvs” parameters that would provide everything needed to automatize achievement/result tables on player and team pages). If we do automatize, though, the problem is that some players have achievements for tournaments that don’t have a Liquipedia page. But it should be okay to have automatized achievement tables for the best players at least.
Campaign Need work, especially for Legacy of the Void. For missions, campaign units, and characters.
Units Some of the articles are very old, with sentences like, “Now, since WoL beta patch 9, tanks do…” We had to adapt a lot of statistics like duration, cooldown, … because of the LotV clock change. Most of the work needed has been done, but not all.
There is an aspect of Liquipedia SC2 you think needs work? Tell me and I'll
Gecko for the Snooker Fantasy League 16/17
People who have a puzzle icon/keep their puzzle icon
People who hang out in the #liquipedia IRC channel