GSWiki:One Small Wiki Favor

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One Small Wiki Favor is a project to improve the Gemini Station Wiki, where wiki users can contribute to a number of ongoing wiki tasks. Anyone is welcome to participate, whether you're completely new to the wiki or you've been here for a while. If you have not edited before, then this is a great time to get involved!

To participate in this project, take a look at the tasks below and find one that looks exciting. Each task has some advice on how to effectively tackle it, but we strongly recommend joining the #wiki channel in our Discord to coordinate with other editors, and discuss the project. If you do not wish to create a discord account you get help via the talk (discussion) page or by contacting the co-ordinator via their talk page.

Active Tasks

This section was last updated: 18:53, 9 October 2020 (UTC) by Banri.

Current tasks active as of:

9 October

If you have worked on and completed a goal, please let us know in the #wiki discord channel. One of the project helpers or Banri himself will check your contributions to see if you have completed the task.

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Missions - Task active

Creating Pages for Every Mission in Gemini Station

This is an extensive project which requires Mission Pages, Quick Guides, Transcript Pages to be created.

This is an extensive project which will require a huge collaboration effort from many players who play the game. The full details of this project is to big to place here, see here for the missions project page.
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Categories - Task active

Categorization on pages where necessary

There are many pages on the wiki currently that are missing categories, categories that are incorrect and also pages with old categories which do not line up with the new category tree. (You can find this new tree on the sidebar called: Wiki Index)

To get started with this task, there are two paths but both need to be done.
  1. Old categories - You can find this by going to the old category tree, Category:Gemini Station, which needs to be deleted after its emptied. When it is empty, label the page with Template:Rfd so those with page deletion permissions can find it easily on the maintenance page. (Those with deletion permissions such as moderators and custodians can skip the labeling). Each page in the old categories need to be adjusted to the new category tree.
  2. Pages missing categories - Navigate to Special:UncategorizedPages, Special:UncategorizedTemplates and Special:UncategorizedFiles to find the pages, templates and files that are missing categories and sort them using your best judgement with the new category tree. If you are confused or stuck, you can always ask for help.
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Patch Note Rework - Task active

Reworking patch note pages to the new format.

With the new format for the Patch Note pages, All the current patch note pages need to be redone.

To start this task, Navigate to this page, and view its source. The new format is the {{Patch Notes}} template and also the context div box for the patch notes message. At the bottom of the page is the correct categorization. Note that patch notes from 2019 need to be categorized to 2019 and so on, this will categorize them correctly by year so it shows up automatically on 2020 page where all all the patch notes will be sorted chronologically by day and month automatically using a DPL. Be sure to also watch for the title of the page, Banri modified the code that runs this wiki to be able to hide the Update: namespace so the page only reads Patch Notes: (date). You will also notice that the date is grey and abit smaller, this was the intended goal when hiding the namespace. If after submitting the final change with the patch notes template included and the namespace is still there...force it to hide by using {{Display title}}.
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Template:ToC - Task active

Restructure pages with better Table of Contents

Pages that have a lot of: Page content and headers. Template:ToC helps push the Table of Content to left, or right alignment to better suit the way articles read.

This task is pretty simple. When browsing the wiki, if you find a page that has a long ToC or a page that might need it, add the template to the page.
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Redirects and Disambiguation - Task active

Redirect Pages need to be made

Browsing the wiki needs to be smooth for users coming to the wiki for answers to questions or to browse what type of content Gemini Station has. Ensuring that they get to the destination their searching for is majorly important.

To start this task, follow the steps below:
  1. Familiarize yourself with how Redirecting works by reading the guide here.
  2. Familiarize yourself with how Disambiguation works by reading the guide here, and also the template documentation linked on the page.
  3. Read the documentation of Template:Shortcut. This template works with shortened names and abbreviated for redirects on the wiki.
  4. Every page the wiki needs some form of redirect or disambiguation, this ensures users are getting to the right pages they are searching for.
Note: It can also help to keep track of the Special:RecentChanges page to see if new pages by Noresist are made, or by other users and check to see if it needs shortcuts, redirects and other forms of formatting.
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Update history - Task active

Add the patch notes from different updates to relevant pages

One of our newest (and most ambitious) projects is to document information about how game updates have affected content over time. Some editors are currently working through old patch notes and copying them on to pages of content that was affected by each patch.

This information is organised chronologically in a new section called "Update history" which is being added to pages. You can help by doing this for the patch notes listed below. There is a project page which explains how to add in a new patch note here.

Here's some that we have not been done yet: The List

Please mark them off on both pages when you're done!
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NPC dialogue - Task active

Transcribe NPC dialogues onto the wiki.

This is a brand new wiki project that has a goal of having every storyline dialogue transcribed onto the wiki. More Details Being Added Soon

Help us by creating transcript pages and add the dialogue for an NPC Story Character. Our style guide on transcripts contains information on how to style these pages appropriately.
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Lore, History and Biographies - Task active

Adding the lore of Gemini Station to the wiki, as well as the histories behind each character and local if there are any.

This is a new wiki project that involves adding alot of backstory content of Gemini Station.

A Wiki is more than just a collective groups of pages with info on how to play the game, it is a repository of information for everything related to Gemini Station. Which means; Lore, Histories, Character Biographies, Trivia...etc. Some users out in the world love to browse wikis like Banri . So adding this content opens the wiki up to being Gemini Station's largest respository of information. This is an encylopedia for Gem after all.
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Item Pages - Task completed

Adding the new Infobox, Size template and Navbox to related item pages

Infobox Item, Template:Cargo and the new navbox need to be added to the item pages to reflect the new changes to the wiki.

# Read over Template:Infobox Item documentation before adding it to the item pages which need it.
  1. For the Size parameter in the Infobox, the template Template:Cargo needs to be used.
  2. Add the Navbox {{Items}} at the end of the page.
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Character Pages - Task active

Creating character pages while using the new character Infobox to the page.


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Attributes - Task active

Adding all the attribute pages onto the Wiki or updating them.

Update all the attribute pages to include as much information as possible; including any math involved with the attribute.

  1. Create missing attribute pages
  2. Update attributes with NavBoxes, information, and Table of Contents.
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Specific Ship Pages - Task active

Creating unique pages for every ship.

Create all the ship pages to include as much information as possible; including stats and specific class restricted mods.

  1. Create missing specific ship pages
  2. Update specific ship pages with NavBoxes, stats using the Template:Shipbox, generalized information, mods that are class specific, and Table of Contents.
  3. Use Light Freighter as the basis for the structure
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Template Data - Task active

Adding TemplateData to templates.

Adding TemplateData to all templates which are missing TemplateData.


Each and every template on this wiki must be made ready for Visual Editor which will be coming soon as Mediawiki itself fixes the bug that causes it to stop working on pages which already were made. Currently as of 10.09.2020, Noresist and I tested the Visual Editor and it works only on new pages being created and not existing ones, so we will need to wait until its patched. During this time, we can start adding TemplateData to all existing templates.

To start this task, visit this page to see a tutorial on how to go about adding the TemplateData. There is also a link there to all templates which are missing said TemplateData. That page does not need to be checked off when you finish with one, because the list is generated by a dynamic page list (or DPL) from the DynamicPageList3 Extension.