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This is a list of things that need to be done, with the most pressing needs at the top. Feel free to reorganize it as you see fit.
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#REDIRECT [[Community Portal]]
 
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* Make the [[Main Page]] look nicer on mobile
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** We now have the [[mw:Extension:MobileFrontend|mobile extension]] installed. For the most part, this allows things to look good on mobile devices; but the image on the main page doesn't scale properly. We probably want to figure out a way to make it fit into the mobile layout better. There are some [[mw:Mobile Gateway/Mobile homepage formatting|notes on how to do this in the MediaWiki docs]]
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** It looks like the main issue is getting the front-page images scaled properly. A first step to that would be to replace all of the custom pages for each of the main page images, with one that uses [[Template:Weekly image]], so we can set parameters on these images globally rather than having to go through each one. I've done do on [[Main_Page/Picture_for_week_1]] already, just need to go through each of the later images ([[Main Page/Weekly images]]) and use the template.
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* Work on the [[Template:Infobox Game]] and [https://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki Semantic MediaWiki] setup
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** Designer property should probably turn into multiple individual designers; not sure how to do that in the infobox
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** Description currently has wikitext on many pages, but that doesn't seem to be supported by the current version of Semantic MediaWiki. We need to either find a way to make a property that contains a plain-text description that goes along with the wikitext description, figure out how to enable wikitext in a property, or make it not be a semantic property.
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** Add a search page that allows searching or browsing games by property
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** There is a work in progress of a new infobox at [[Template:Infobox Game Fancy]]
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* Update the wiki for [[Pyramid Arcade]]
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** <s>Write the page</s> Thanks [[User:Umjahwa|Umjahwa]]!
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** <s>Add the games</s>
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** <s>Create a listbox</s>
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** Fill in more details on the games
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*** [[Color Wheel]]
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*** [[Give or Take]]
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*** [[Looney Ludo]]
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*** [[Lunar Invaders]]
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*** [[Petal Battle]]
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*** [[Petri Dish]]
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*** [[Powerhouse]]
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*** [[Pyramid Shambo]]
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*** [[Verticality]]
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** Add the components
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** Update the various infoboxes/templates to include Pyramid Arcade info
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** Update [[What Can I Play?]] for Pyramid Arcade
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** Upload photos of Pyramid Arcade, add to the main page rotation
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* Write a [[History of Looney Pyramids]]; there is a [[history timeline]], but an article with more detail would be nice.
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* Upload [[Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:Reqimage|requested]] images, especially for the [[Talk:Main Page#Need photos|Main Page]]
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* Add the [[Infobox]] to the [[Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:Reqinfobox|rest of the games]]
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* Add brief descriptions to all of the games, and add links to their rules, especially the ones that were in the [[Ice Game Design Competition]]
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* Help new players [[What Can I Play?|choose games]] to play, by filling in some more games and adding more categories and criteria by which to choose games.
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* Help write [[strategy]] articles for the games you know how to play
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** Some good candidates would be [[Pikemen strategy]], [[Martian Chess strategy]], [[Branches & Twigs & Thorns strategy]], and any game that you think you could write a good strategy article on
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** [[Homeworlds strategy]] is a work in progress, and could use lots of improvement. Feel free to do copyediting, add advice, reorganize it to a better structure, or whatever you feel would make it better (although deleting the entire thing might be a little extreme)
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** Also flesh out the generic [[strategy]] advice, perhaps explaining concepts like expected value, sente (Go term), pinning, playing where your opponent wants to play, putting yourself in a situation where you have two good moves and the opponent can only block one, and so on.
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* Add the rules for games that you created or have permission to copy the rules of. Even if the rules are available elsewhere online, it's nice to have a lot of them in a consistent format, its good for instant gratification when people are looking for games here, and it can provide a backup in case the original rules go down.
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* Do work on the [[Icehouse in general]] section.
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** Organize the table of contents better, and include more culture articles, stuff like [[generic gaming kit]]/[[icebox]], and so on.
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** Write a [[history of Icehouse]]. We already have a [[history timeline]], but it's incomplete (doesn't list when the first other game to be played when Icehouse pieces (Zarcana?) was invented, doesn't discuss pieceniking, etc), and a prose history would just be nice.
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* Fill in some of the [[Special:Wantedpages|wanted pages]]
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* Flesh out some of the [[Special:Shortpages|short pages]]
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* Improve some of the [[:Category:pages needing improvement|pages needing improvement]]
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* <s>Figure out how to make infobox items (mechanics?) optional</s> It looks as if this isn't possible in the way we would like. But we can...
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** Make an all-new infobox. Anybody have a good design?
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== Imports ==
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The most useful information from the pages mentioned below should be brought over here and wikified.
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Message-Id: <c2fb14804e2518eca7624343855cd3c1@cf.gsfc.nasa.gov>
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From: John Cooper <jwc@cf.gsfc.nasa.gov>
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Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 10:24:12 -0400
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To: icehouse@mail.wunderland.com
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Subject: Re: ICE: Hypothermia
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Please feel free to include in the wiki anything I wrote or designed
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(if I did) from any Hypothermia. As far as I'm concerned you can grab
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any text from my web pages related to icehouse games too, and add them
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to the wiki. There's an old index page with bad links here:
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<http://www.wunderland.com/WTS/Ginohn/games/>
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Thanks, everybody (and Mike!) for making the ice-wiki. Good stuff!
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:-j
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