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Consolidating the EG a Bit
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(10-14-2019, 08:42 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: I think we should merge the Virch, Virtual Reality, and VR articles together, then turn it into a hub article with links to all pages related to virch.

How can i help? The merged article needs an article draft?
Rephrasing it, how much change needs this article? Fusing the text? Making new paragraphs? A different thing?
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#22
Short on time atm, but..

Looking over the three articles, I think they can probably be merged without too much effort or too many changes, but a bit of clever placement of the different parts.

Dfleymmes1134 had mentioned taking this on earlier so I'd check with him first to see if he would like to do it or is fine with you doing it. Don't worry if he does - there are lots of other opportunities to combine articles like thisSmile

Either way, I'll post back some additional thoughts on how this might be done this evening after I've had time to think about it a bit more and have more time to post my thoughts.

Thanks!

Todd
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#23
Avengium, if you'd like to combine the text of those three articles, go for it! I'll have a look or combine them tonight.
I was going to find add in another passage from a story in one of the books from a virtual setting, but that's about it.
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#24
I prefer to wait then. Dfleymmes, the article is yours Smile
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#25
Ok i'll combine these now

Virch
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/47533cf37d5d4

[noun] 1 / virtual reality, any digital space or environment
2/ a virtual reality entertainment, often immersive and interactive.
[verb] to interact with or exist or function in virtual reality. Hence vircher.

Virchworld
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/475340e060102

VR
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/475770bcabc30

Virtual Reality
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/47534ad4082c3
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#26
also i'll consolidate this as well
Virtual
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4b535f5d477da

Virch
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4b535f5d477da
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Virchers
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48bcaaf9cad5c

Virtual
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4b535f5d477da
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#28
This is turning out to be a bigger merger than I expected. Originally I expected just 3-4 (the one I put forward, with the fourth being the Virchworld). Right now it's 8!

The EG seems littered with articles in need of mergers. Another I came across is the Sophont article, and there's also Beanstalk & Space Elevator, and the Early Space Elevators.
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#29
Virtual reality is up
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/47534ad4082c3

i can delete


Virch
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/47533cf37d5d4
VR
https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/475770bcabc30
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#30
(10-23-2019, 11:06 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: This is turning out to be a bigger merger than I expected. Originally I expected just 3-4 (the one I put forward, with the fourth being the Virchworld). Right now it's 8!

The EG seems littered with articles in need of mergers. Another I came across is the Sophont article, and there's also Beanstalk & Space Elevator, and the Early Space Elevators.

I've long suspected that in the early days of the project the Founding Members took a 'throw everything at the wall and see what sticks' approach to creating the setting.

In the years immediately after the start of the project there was much more focus on just having people write stuff up and getting it added to the EG than on creating a fully cohesive setting or avoiding redundancy in articles. We've tightened things up steadily over the intervening years, but primarily in terms of how we've approached new submissions, not the content already added.

We're now working to consolidate the older content in this thread here.

Todd
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