A Wiki of Ice and Fire talk:Community Portal

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Spoiler tag

On Wikipedia there is the spoiler tag: {{spoiler}}. It doesn't work here (yet). What must be done to make it work?

The Template:Spoiler and Template:Endspoiler has to be pulled in from Wikipedia. I've gone ahead and done this (I think), I haven't tried it really. BTW, remember to sign posts with four tildes enclosed in paranthesis. (Ran 11:30, 22 April 2007 (CDT))
I think it matters where the template is. On Wikipedia the templates are on ..org/wiki/Template:... On AWOIAF the template is on ...org/index.php/Template:Spoiler (Scafloc 10:11, 23 April 2007 (CDT))
I'm not sure that it does, actually,

Meta - Organizational Structure?

On wikipedia, the members of each house are listed on the house page; here we seem to be splitting the more prominent characters off onto their own pages, i.e. Tyrion Lannister - what is our preferred practice? Subheadings under the House page, or individual character pages, ala the Encyclopedia WOT?

I believe we should go with individual house pages. It makes sense to provide characters extra room, so to speak, in the AWoIaF than they would be allowed in the Wikipedia. The LotR Wikia is, I think, a good model for how we should approach things. --Ran 02:47, 24 April 2007 (CDT)

We should establish a consensus policy (or an editorial one) before we go very much further.

I'm certainly all-ears on this. I've had very limited wiki experience. Wikipedia has, obviously, a fairly thorough and complex organizational structure to handle these things, but it's probably overkill to begin with. Anyone know of any good, smallish fancruft wikis that we might look at for ideas? --Ran 02:47, 24 April 2007 (CDT)

On a related note, I think it would be simpler and more useful to list entries regarding a house's stronghold and/or seat on the house's page, rather than separately, i.e. Sunspear should be a sub-heading under House Martell, rather than its own page - any ideas? I think that the strongholds page on wikipedia is a disaster. --Daena the defiant 19:36, 23 April 2007 (CDT)

Similar to the above, I think we should have separate pages for house seats, and we can do things like making use of categories, internal links, and possibly even transclusion (when appropriate) to group articles together. --Ran 02:47, 24 April 2007 (CDT)