Talk:Point of interest

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Page Rename?

Should we rename this to 'Point Of Interest' to match the incoming link from the 'Side Jobs' page or just link under this name?

--S624 (talk) 20:24, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

I think "Something interesting" makes sense, it's how they're labeled in the game. I just updated Side Job to link here under this name. If referring to the feature as a "point of interest" catches on, we can always create a forward redirect to this name. Or, we can move it and have the redirect go in the other direction. But I don't have any issues with keeping Something interesting as the title. (Nor do I have any objection to someone moving it, if they like.) -- FeRDNYC (talk) 23:56, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Ah! I'm glad you pointed out this page is here GodS624 , because I hadn't found it. (I even added writing a point of interest article into my to-do list the other day!)
I would argue that the point of interest terminology is well established. Wrt:
I'd agree that moving this page to Point of interest with redirect would be sensible. -- Djonni (talk) 06:50, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback GodFeRDNYC  & GodDjonni . I assume it's just as simple as using the move feature? The only incoming links are from this talk page and side job. -- S624 (talk) 08:54, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
You assume correctly! :) Moving will also replace something interesting with a redirect, and if I'm not mistaken will also move this Talk page over. -- Djonni (talk) 09:53, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Before we move, which capitalization style? Point of Interest or Point of interest? -- S624 (talk) 14:29, 14 November 2018 (UTC)--S624 (talk) 14:29, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Personally, I would opt for Point of interest, as that will lead both [[Point of interest]] and [[point of interest]] to correctly link, and I think it is least likely to appear in text on the godwiki as [[Point of Interest]]. But whichever you decide, we can add the appropriate redirect to the other capitalisation. :) -- Djonni (talk) 15:56, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Renamed as 'Point of interest'. Incoming link from 'Side job' changed to point directly at this page. -- S624 (talk) 16:16, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
πŸ‘ Works for me. And I agree that reading the bog post makes the case for Point of interest. Speaking of, I updated it to use {{Cite blog}} for the blog-post reference. And now, looking at the article, feels like we need a {{Cite forum}} as well, so off to sort that out. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 22:58, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Cite forum template

Tick.png Done {{Cite forum}} created and employed all over the article. I didn't bother to look up the post authors, other than the one (Djonni's) that I was using as my reference when building the citation template. So if anyone wants to fill in the rest, cool beans. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 23:38, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Djonni's forum topic link, above, makes me think I should either rewrite {{Cite forum}} as separate {{Cite forum post}} and {{Cite forum topic}} templates, or I should have it take |topic=number and |post=number arguments instead of expecting a post# in the unnamed arg. I'll think on that. (But not too long, since it'll be harder to change the more use it gets.) Input welcome.
I'm also thinking I should allow a |title=text to override the link text. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 23:45, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Whoops. I messed up. All of the forum links in the article happened to be in topic 1, so I assumed the topic# wasn't needed. But you do need to supply the correct topic number in addition to the post number, for redirect_to_post to work. So, I'll fix that up. And I might as well leave it as one template, then, because I can just add a second unnamed arg, and link to the topic if the user supplies a topic# with no post#. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 23:58, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Okay, {{Cite forum}} now takes two unnamed args e.g. {{Cite forum|1|1}} => Godville Forum topic 1, post 1. One arg will result in a topic link, i.e. {{Cite forum|1}} => Godville Forum topic 1. I haven't done |title=, that'll be another day. But at least the template's usable as-is. I fixed all the transclusions in Point of interest. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 00:53, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
I had toyed with the idea of a similar template, but hadn't come up with a sensible way to do it. This seems really good so far!
Considering that both {{Cite blog}} and {{Cite forum}} are used so often in <ref>s, I wonder if it's worthwhile for both of these to implement a |ref=yesno-no that wraps it in a <ref name="cite-blog-ref-{{{1}}}">...</ref> (and <ref name="cite-forum-ref-{{{2}}}">...</ref>) tags, for automatic reference grouping...? Perhaps that would need a |ref-text= to optionally add text after the link, before the </ref> for additional footnoted text, if required. So: {{{Cite blog|116|ref=yes|ref-text=explains the reasoning for this change.}} => <ref name="cite-blog-ref-116">[Normal cite blog code] explains the reasoning for this change.</ref>
πŸ€” Perhaps then also a |ref-only= that just inserts <ref name="cite-blog-ref-{{{1}}}" />. So, {{Cite forum|1|1199219|ref-only=yes}} => <ref name="cite-blog-ref-1199219" />. Does that seem like a useful enhancement? -- Djonni (talk) 17:14, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
My main worry with that is, if the <ref>...</ref> tags aren't actually visible in the source, then there's no way for people to reuse them except by using this template with its increasingly-convoluted syntax. Which it also then forces them to repeat needlessly.
IOW, if the template inserts the <ref>...</ref> tags, then someone wanting to refer to the same post three times has to write:
* Prayer in response to a small gold donation{{Cite forum|1|1199196|ref=yes}}
* Zero-GP Activatable item containing artifacts
* Healing (including healing artifact gain){{Cite forum|1|1199196|ref-only=yes}}
* 25% quest completion (assumed to give 5% on an epic quest){{Cite forum|1|1199196|ref-only=yes}}
* Gold payout
instead of:
* Prayer in response to a small gold donation<ref name="SR Post">{{Cite forum|1|1199196}}</ref>
* Zero-GP Activatable item containing artifacts
* Healing (including healing artifact gain)<ref name="SR Post" />
* 25% quest completion (assumed to give 5% on an epic quest)<ref name="SR Post" />
* Gold payout
That doesn't really feel better or more convenient, to me. Especially for the editor who just wants to add another <ref name="SR Post" /> citation.
It also creates a trap for anyone who doesn't notice that they're duplicating an existing citation, and ends up creating a second identical {{Cite forum|1|1199219|ref=yes}} cite. Normally a duplicate cite just adds a (harmless) redundant entry in the reflist, which can be fixed by naming and combining the refs (but doesn't even have to be). But if the template is inserting the <ref name=>...</ref> wrappers, instead they've got a giant parser error because there are two <ref>...</ref>s with the same name= attribute β€” and they can't even really see where those are, in the source. -- FeRDNYC (talk)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ That's all very true β€” particularly about multiple duplicate citations. I didn't think about the parser errors and how that would be handled by the wiki (and the user) :) Certainly not easier than just typing your own <ref>...</ref> tags. (Good call on pinching {{tag}} too btw!) -- Djonni (talk) 08:10, 16 November 2018 (UTC)