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Redundant Information for Location Pages

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:57 am
by Farquaar
I've recently started adding tabs for the locations on PubbyStation, and I noticed that a lot of information in the BoxStation tab is carried over to the MetaStation tab. While most of said information is applicable to both maps (likely the reason why it was copied), the subtle differences between the maps are largely lost in the filler that was retained in each description.

Example:
BoxStation
Spoiler:
This is where the Quartermaster starts his shift. Quartermaster access is required to enter. It is stuffed with paper, paper, and more paper. Also includes some spare QM equipment and the QM's precious Quartermaster's Stamp. In case the loading area to the north runs out of power, you have your own private Supply Shuttle Console to use.

You have easy access to the Mining Dock to the south. There's also a Mining Outpost Console, where you can spy on what the Shaft Miners are doing.

MetaStation
Spoiler:
This is where the Quartermaster starts his shift. Quartermaster access is required to enter. It is stuffed with paper, paper, and more paper. Also includes some spare QM equipment and the QM's precious Quartermaster's Stamp. In case the loading area to the west runs out of power, you have your own private Supply Shuttle Console to use.

There's also a Mining Outpost Console, where you can spy on what the Shaft Miners are doing.

I'd like to hear some people's thoughts on this. If it's worth cutting the fat, I'd be happy to do it as I'm already wading through the location pages.

Re: Redundant Information for Location Pages

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:54 am
by SpaceManiac
If the information is applicable to all maps, it should go outside the tab picker

Re: Redundant Information for Location Pages

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:25 am
by Farquaar
SpaceManiac wrote:If the information is applicable to all maps, it should go outside the tab picker

That's not a bad idea. I'll try it and see if the formatting doesn't look hideous.

Update: The issue with placing the info outside the tab picker is that that the eye-catching images get pushed halfway down the page after all the text.

Re: Redundant Information for Location Pages

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:25 am
by SpaceManiac
Put the info after the tab picker?

Re: Redundant Information for Location Pages

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:16 pm
by Atlanta-Ned
I think the tabs are stupid. Most locations are the same across every map. The only thing that belongs in a tab is an image of that location from that map, and whatever map-specific information there is about that page.

Even that seems stupid to me. We should pick one map, like Meta, to base all the location pages off of and remove tabs entirely.

Re: Redundant Information for Location Pages

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:51 pm
by Farquaar
Atlanta-Ned wrote:I think the tabs are stupid. Most locations are the same across every map. The only thing that belongs in a tab is an image of that location from that map, and whatever map-specific information there is about that page.

Even that seems stupid to me. We should pick one map, like Meta, to base all the location pages off of and remove tabs entirely.

I largely agree with that sentiment, though it would be nice to have subsections that describe notable differences between each map. Said info might fit neatly into a subsection at the end of the main article.

Re: Redundant Information for Location Pages

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:06 am
by Qbopper
Atlanta-Ned wrote:I think the tabs are stupid. Most locations are the same across every map. The only thing that belongs in a tab is an image of that location from that map, and whatever map-specific information there is about that page.

Even that seems stupid to me. We should pick one map, like Meta, to base all the location pages off of and remove tabs entirely.


this seems like it would be nice for people who already know about the map specific differences and absolutely a pain in the ass for those who do not, which seems like the target audience for location pages