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Blarla
TheCrath
Thurgall
• 7/30/2018

Basic Guidelines for Tables

Hellooo one and all. Here are some nifty guidelines for when it comes to adding fancy tables as a means of listing... things.

First things first. Please make sure the tables are in alphabetical order. Not only does it look good and reads better, it also saves the hassle of editing afterwards and lets me sleep better.
An easy way to achieve an alphabetical order is writing or copy pasting a name list beforehand and running it through tools such as this https://alphabetizer.flap.tv/

I think we can all agree that sortable tables are the best format for most our content here. The correct Wiki Markup for the source editor looks as follows:

{| style="width: 100%; text-align: center" class="wikitable sortable"
!column 1 name
!column 2 name
!column 3 name
|-
|column 1 text (row 1)
|column 2 text (row 1)
|column 3 text( row 1)
|-
|column 1 text (row 2)
|column 2 text (row 2)
|column 3 text( row 2)
|}

If the column of a row is to start with + or - (currently used for missing information) you have to encase those between <nowiki></nowiki>

It'd look something like this

{| style="width: 100%; text-align: center" class="wikitable sortable"
!Name
!Effect
!Cost
|-
|[[Medicinal Bookcase]]
|<nowiki>+</nowiki>42% Treatment Speed
|$9,001
|-
|[[Picture]]
|Increases Room Prestige
|<nowiki>-</nowiki>
|}

Further, it is always better to be sure where and when a table is appropriate. They are a lot of work to create and maintain, it'd be a shame to waste that amount of time. Please do ask if anything is unclear in that regard. Same goes for column names or what to put in those tables. If there is uncertanty as to how to best approach information, please ask.
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Blarla
TheCrath
Thurgall
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• 7/30/2018
How do you feel we should organise the Feelings & Traits page? It's a unique challenge as there are three elements: Employment Reference, Feelings, and Traits. Some ER generate traits (ie. Has potential generates Fast Learner) that have different names. Traits often generate feelings that have the same name.
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• 7/30/2018
I believe we need more information how exactly traits are handled ingame. As you say, there are a ton of duplicate bonuses coming from multiple sources which makes it almost impossible to create a table in a sensible way.

We do have the basic categories with positive and negative for feelings and traits but not enough info to sort them in a table yet.

The ER traits don't necessarily have to be in a table. Perhaps split into two columns for readability and to break the huge list a little.
It needs more thought.
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• 7/30/2018
I am not even sure if we will keep ER and this needs a discussion in itself and they are only flavour text and nothing more.

I will take a look over the traits page later in the week and see if I can present any ideas on it's organising.
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