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French version[edit]

Hello all, I'm new here, and I don't have a damn clue about how the whole wikipedia system works so I modify this walk and I don't even know if I have the rights to do so...anyway.

I'd like to do a French version of the site...but once again, I have absolutely no idea of how am I supposed to do...

Would it be possible to create a link on the main page with a french flag (and a russian one since I saw there was some russian translations) that would link to the French version ?

I'm good enough at english to translate, but I'm a total noob at wikipedia.

Cheers.

--"May Tchernobog be with you." Infuscomus 11:52, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Mapping Tutorials[edit]

Mapping Tutorials are being made and added to this wiki for Killing Floor. Any chance you can make some sort of link or table of contents for the main page?

Yo guys, we need pull this thing together and make it more legible. I think we need to make a table of contents for the main page, I think updates needs to show the latest update to keep the list from getting too long, and I'm going to add a list of the "survivors". We also need to talk about a model for Mods and how to incorporate them into the wiki. Maybe have an official map section and a Modder's map section? --Myoga 02:56, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

If we do have a table of contents for EVERYTHING, the front page would be extremely crowded, messy and overflowing with text. Unless someone can make a proper "Table" of contents like the tf2 wiki and l4d wiki. I was also planning on putting only 2 updates per time on the main page but nevermind that. --Takua 18:48, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

I kinda think the L4D wiki frontpage is bad. It has things I would never use crowding all over it. The featured article, video, poll, and image seem like useless junk. Everything else is good though. I think we should have a Contents part and have a link to a TODO list. Also I am a complete wiki newb and can't make templates but if some pages can be set up for the specimens, I can start adding away to them. Also how would we get exact damage stats from the specimen? --Myoga 10:23, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

I think a poll and a to-do list would be a good addition. The only problem is, not alot of people are contributing to this wiki and I too am new at wikis. Also, the upload feature has been disabled, and I don't know how to enable it. Until someone can get it to be enabled we can't upload any sort of picture. --Takua 18:48, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh look, uploads enabled, thanks J03.

Hey guys, I would like to know how to add that (redirected from *insert page name here*) thing. There's an example at http://kf-wiki.com/wiki/Perk below the main title. --Takua

Headline text[edit]

I'm not sure, but I think you just need to make a page (in the example 'Perk') and write '#redirect [[Perks]]' in it (without the apostrophes). Then it will automatically say '(Redirected from Perk)' on the 'Perks'-page. --Random Guy 22:42, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Navigation[edit]

  • I'm not sure what you're talking about but I'll try. I'm new to wiki-writing, so I may be wrong though. Templates are just something to redirect a long code to a template nick-named (eg. {{Example1}}) by the writer, making it more organised when editing one page.

eg: (Taken from BetaHome)

<div style="float: left; width: 79.5%;"> {| style="text-align:center; width: 100%; border:1px solid maroon; margin-bottom: 5px;" |- | style="font-size:125%; font-weight: bold; background-color: #C11B17;" colspan="9" | [[Specimens|<span style="color: #2B1B17;">Specimens</span>]] |- |[[Clot|File:Clotthumb.jpg]] |[[Bloat|Bloatthumb.jpg]] |[[Crawler|Crawlerthumb.jpg]] |[[Gorefast|Gorefastthumb.jpg]] |[[Stalker|Stalkerthumb.jpg]] |[[Siren|Sirenthumb.jpg]] |[[Scrake|Scrakethumb.jpg]] |[[Fleshpound|Fleshpoundthumb.jpg]] |[[Patriarch|Patriarchthumb.jpg]] |- ![[Clot]] ![[Bloat]] ![[Crawler]] ![[Gorefast]] ![[Stalker]] ![[Siren]] ![[Scrake]] ![[Fleshpound]] ![[Patriarch]] | </div>

Can be shortened if put in the template {{Specimens}}. So when editing that particular page. You will only see {{Specimens}} in it and will be less eye-blinding than looking at a whole wall of text. To edit the template, basically edit the page that is using that particular template scroll to the bottom and there will be: Templates used in this page: Template:example1 (edit) Obviously click the edit button to edit. Try looking at the BetaHome edit-page if you're still not so clear about it.--Takua 17:57, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Yeah, Templates are good for using the same information on several pages. I think you saw the Gametext-template I did. Do feel free to change that one too if you find anything that could be better (I'm also kind of new to wiki-writing). I was wondering more specifically about the navbox kind, but I see that you've done one of those already. I was thinking about something like the Specimens-template you did, maybe without the pictures, at the bottom of each page (clot, bloat and so on) to ease navigation. Good work on them :-) --Random Guy 22:29, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Cool use of the templates, and I see you took my div's and tables :O --Takua 05:43, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Yeah, thanks for the original work :-) Now I was thinking about something like this for the Specimens, but the Template:Specimens is already taken. I think pictures on the main page is good, but not on their respective pages. Not sure though...
Specimens
Clot - Bloat - Crawler - Gorefast - Stalker - Siren - Scrake - Fleshpound - Patriarch
--Random Guy 12:51, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

I guess that table is fine, but if we can somehow categorize each Specimen, the table will look more "complete" but I don't suppose it's possible to categorize them. Oh wells! That will do. --Takua 13:49, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

I need some small thumbnail-like pics for the new main-page (BetaHome). Once that's done I'll just get every table up and we can use a more organised main page. :] --Takua 05:46, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Features article?[edit]

I see most of the game-wikis have featured articles and all that crap. Soooo, do we need it? But in my opinion, I don't think so. --Takua 09:04, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Storyline[edit]

Hey guys! Haven't been on in a while but this place has grown beautifully! My only question is where the specimen descriptions are coming from? Like Kevin and his 17 year old son on the Clot page. --Myoga 20:51, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm not really sure but some guy called User:ZeRo_InSaNiTy is the person who has written all the backgrounds of nearly each specimen and even the Patriarch himself. He says he has been playing since v1.0 in the mod version, so I guess we got reason to believe what he's writing is true. --Takua 09:45, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

it is uncertain how the disease really started, User: ZeRo_InSaNiTy is known for being a person who has played since the game has come out. I don't know how to get in touch with him, but if you do, he's the man to ask. Nuclear J's 17:56, 21 November 2013 (GMT)

Red link[edit]

According to the wanted pages there's still a link "[[Squad Members]]" somewhere around and I can't find it. :| --Takua 06:26, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Navigation & tabs out of place only on the main page?[edit]

Does it seem that way? or is it just my browser screwing up again... Anyway, it seems that it only happens here on the main page, nowhere else. --Takua 13:57, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Its an error in the pages content. Notice how the bug doesn't effect old revisions of the page? Its most likely just an unclosed HTML tag in one of the templates. Balthazar 03:42, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
You're right it is just an unclosed tag. Now it's fixed. :D --Takua 05:10, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Image file formats[edit]

Why is SVG not a supported file format? Balthazar 16:57, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

You can always request the owner to do so by adding a comment on his steam profile or the wiki steam group. He's not on very often and hasn't touched the wiki in months but he does go on in steam once in awhile so I guess adding comments or adding him as a steam friend to send him messages would be your best bet. --Takua 12:03, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
I've commented on J03's steam page asking about SVG support as well as parser function support, which would fix the copy-pasted-from-the-halo-wiki gunbox template and allow me to do more interesting things with the weapon info template, like auto-hide fields with the value 0 and such. -- Balthazar 02:43, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
.SVG files can now be uploaded! --Takua 17:02, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
ParserFunctions extension has now been installed too. Thanks guys, you're doing a great job with this wiki! --J03 17:07, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Small articles[edit]

I think it would be worth merging several smaller articles like multiplayer, iron-sights, ZED-time, DRF and such, articles which could be summed up adequately in a small paragraph, into a glossary article for quick reference. I also think it would suit the character articles to have them all merged into their individual packs, since I doubt any of them are going to get much bigger than a picture and their biography. What are other peoples thoughts on this? -- Balthazar 23:48, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

A glossary article where we put these little articles in? Will the glossary article name be "Glossary"? :O But I do agree that we should just merge the character articles and put em' inside their packs. --Takua 07:48, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Unless someone can think of a better and more relevant title for a glossary, yes. Killing Floor Wiki:Glossary maybe? Unless of course there is a reason to avoid that namespace.[1]
I've merged the playable character articles, in the course of which I formed the following points which are either small things that I cant do myself due to protections or big things that I wouldn't want to do without consensus:
  • The oddly-protected Template:HumanCharacters needs, aside from possibly being redesigned to accommodate its 20 links to 6 page, its width atrib changing to max-width, clear:both; to be added and then, less importantly between the noincludes: {{DEFAULTSORT:{{PAGENAME}}}} and [[Category:Navigation templates]]. Actually, the same for most navigation templates.
  • The Pvt. Jim article seems entirely made up of speculation stemming from a nondescript name on the texture of the combat armour. It seems more like the kind of thing that should get a very brief mention in a trivia section of the combat armour page than have an entire article dedicated to 'him'. I feel a similar way about the helicopter pilots but at least that one is based on some form of facts.
  • There may need to be a big cleanup of unused images to prevent getting a huge backlog of them.
  • The Template:WeaponCost has its category tag outside of its noincludes, which is only really an issue on the combat armour page. It and Template:AmmoCost would also fit well into the Category:Formatting templates.
  • Maintaining the completed and, to a lesser extent, cancelled sections of the ToDo list will eventually make the list excessively bloated, while I can see the purpose of maintaining the cancelled list (as a deterrent to their reappearance on the list) the completed list seems to just be in competition with the history section of the relevant article, except lacking in direct name and date stamps.
  • FN SCAR should possibly be renamed to reflect its name in the game (SCARMK17) and to avoid confusing players who may not be aware of the manufacturer Fabrique Nationale de Herstal or their part in the creation of the original weapon. Similar point for the M32 MGL and the M79, which are referred to ingame as M## Grenade Launcher(s).
  • The Template:Irrelevant should be merged with Template:Deletion, having two templates for what is effectively the same purpose on a wiki where there is at most 3 people who would use them and even less articles to use them on seems pointless. It would also be easier to have the input section be {{{1}}} instead of a named section (or {{{Reason|{{{1}}}}}} for the sake of backwards compatibility) so that the template code in use would only have to be {{deletion|Irrelevant vandalism}}.
  • Template:Stub should have <includeonly>[[Category:Stubs]]</includeonly> added to it to remove the necessity to have both {{stub}} and category:stubs in articles together, or remove the category:stubs altogether and use the template as a self reference (Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Stub) instead of needing an extra management category to do the same task.
...I think that just about covers everything I've found so far. I may have missed nowiki tags on parts of that, but I think I got them all and in hindsight its not as tall an order as it seemed to me while I was writing it. -- Balthazar 21:18, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
Done all of them, cept' cleaning up the overload of unused images and the trivia thing which I will discuss about.

Okay, about the trivia section on an article. Lets say we added that section to the Combat armour page, doesn't that mean we would have to add some sort of trivia on the other pages? It would be a little strange to see some trivia on a page and see that no other article in the wiki has trivia. --Takua 17:26, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

My personal opinion with trivia sections is that they tend to lead to too much pointless spam, a can of worms waiting to happen. Which is why I placed the line regarding Pvt Jim at the end of the lead section of the combat armour page. Balthazar 17:56, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
So you're implying that we should just leave out the trivia section and put the "Pvt. Jim" part at the end of the lead section. Which I guess, is already done. --Takua 01:58, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Clips and Magazines[edit]

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7691/1262748648147copy.jpg there isn't a single weapon in the game that uses clips, if that could be reflected in the wiki it would be awesome.

I take that as an indirect "Fix the false info as no weapons uses clips in the game". Would be great if you'd actually help to clear instead of just posting it in a talk page. :\ --Takua 10:01, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

I'll give it a shot I guess.

Don't forget to sign your posts with ~~~~. -- Balthazar 22:00, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

"Mapping" as a namespace[edit]

I've been looking into creating "Mapping" and "Mapping talk" as proper namespaces.link According to MediaWiki; in order to get the pseudo-namespace "Mapping:" articles into a proper namespace called "Mapping" they would first need to be moved to something other than "Mapping:", the "Mapping:" namespace to be created properly (as detailed in the above link), and then the articles to be moved back into the namespace. Otherwise they would all become inaccessible due to the way the mediawiki software handles namespaces. In other words; by moving the mapping related articles to "Mapping:" before creating the namespace we've shot ourselves in the foot for the purposes of doing it properly.

Unrelated notes:

-- Balthazar 21:55, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

An extra note: it might be worth moving "Mapping:" pages into the help namespace instead of giving them a dedicated namespace, since thats effectively what they are; help pages about mapping. — Balthazar (T|C) 22:24, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Done the manual of style thing.
I think the new weapon nav box is a little messy due to the empty spaces here and there which makes it slightly confusing. If we can sort it out to make all the empty spaces at the bottom of each column, that would be great! And one more small suggestion to make the navbox look more "complete" is to add the black perk icons beside every respective perk name. That would be nice too, to me at least. One last thing, the weapon damage table is also missing from it, or maybe you have some plan to put the damage to their respective pages. Maybe we could put up the new table in for a bit and see how it fits.
About the "Mapping:" namespace. I guess we have no choice but to move it to the "Help:" namespace. I'll get that done with sooner or later since I'm getting tons of homework from school. --Takua 09:51, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
The weapon nav thing was more of a way of representing an idea in weapon categorisation in as little code as was possible than anything else and certainly isn't what I would call complete. As a finished navbox it would look closer to how the current one does now. I do have a plan to include all the extended weapon details in their articles, but those plans aren't close to fruition yet. I also want to avoid the temptation to put too much info in the infoboxes, which can easily end up with them ending up longer than the articles that they represent. I'm also working on a sort of master-template for the infoboxes.
Also, due to the fact that I've been awake for nearly 24 hours I've lost track of where I was going with this...
...I'm going to go lie down. — Balthazar (T|C) 12:21, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
The weapon navigation table as it would look with that style of categorisation. I did experiment with having the black perk icons on there but in my opinion it looked dodgy. — Balthazar (T|C) 22:38, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

KF wins "Readers Choice Awards"[edit]

Not sure if you want to start adding pages about awards etc that KF has won. Best PC Game of 2009 - Best First Person Shooter of 2009 - Best PC Game Expansion of 2009 [1]. --Avp2501 18:46, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Adding Specimin Attributes[edit]

I was just curious if we could add Specimen_attributes as a link on the main page under "General Topics"

I had no idea that we had those until recently on this wiki (it's very apparent on the strategy wiki http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Killing_Floor/Enemies)

Russian articles.[edit]

Combat armour/ru, Field medic/ru and Perks/ru. What is the official stance on these articles.

  • Perks/ru is identical to this version of perks, except for one line of text being translated.
  • Field medic/ru is the only one of the group that is actually fully translated, but its a translation of this version, which is now very out of date.
  • Combat armour/ru is a partial translation of this version of combat armour.

I'm also fairly sure that 90% of the people who have visited those pages can't actually read Russian since they are unlikely to show up in any relevant search results and are only accessible through the categories they occupy.

My personal opinion is either to send them to the depths of Davy Jones' locker (delete) or, if it actually becomes worth while; which I doubt, create a proper system for foreign language articles.

The obligatory random point: There needs to be some distinction on the special page page-lists between articles and redirects

div.allpagesredirect {font-style:italic}
div.allpagesredirect a {color:silver}
div.allpagesredirect a:visited {color:gainsboro}

Something along those lines added to a stylesheet which effects the special/caregory pages would be nice. — Balthazar (T|C) 22:36, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

So apparently since I said that a community of people has arrived for the creation of Russian articles, which means that we need a better system for naming and categorisation of these articles. One that isn't '/ru' suffix to the end of the English article name. They either need a separate namespace, separate categorisation or a system like they use at Wikipedia to avoid this getting messy. — Balthazar (T|C) 20:38, 28 January 2010 (UTC)
Me and Johnny Jackson translating articles on Russian. We just like KF and want to translate this great wiki. I am fully agree with Balthazar. Also, we can't translate Main Page and some tables, like "Discount for weapon"...Now we translated articles: Lever-action rifle, M79, Handcannon, M14, Patriarch, HUD, Mutators, Level-Up free content pack and Tactics. Also, added tactics for Field medic. And we'll translate more... Gordon Frohman, 12:15 by Moscow Time...
What might you be suggesting there Mr. Balthy? A different system besides the "/ru" suffix... Makes my brain hurts just thinking of another way :X

Sorry I'm kind of a useless admin, I was just a random guy who started out this wiki from a thread in the steam forums. So, yeah... --Takua 12:14, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this is a job for J03 or if admins get enough permissions to do this, but the easy way to do this is to add an extra namespace and call it something like 'Russian' or 'Русски' and place all the Russian articles in there, then I can make the templates namespace-sensitive and have them translate while transcluded into that namespace.
The other way, which will be a job for J03, is to create a proper 'ru.' subdomain which would then function much like the Russian Wikipedia, as a separate entity entirely. Which would be the 'proper' way to do it, and leaves for more options in the future. — Balthazar (T|C) 15:26, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Specimen health charts[edit]

I've added detailed health charts to each of the specimens that gain health for additional players, however I'm not entirely sure I've applied the difficulty modifier in the right order. If someone could confirm the Patriarchs health on any difficulty other than normal with more than one player it will confirm (or prove incorrect) all of the figures on the charts. If they do prove to be wrong its a simple task to fix since I created Template:Specimen health chart to take two values and work out the rest itself. — Balthazar (T|C) 11:32, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

I know this isn't much of a confirmation, but I suppose it's the correct +health/player seeing how easy it is to beat a Patriarch on solo compared to a 6-man game. --Takua 12:51, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, while it does prove the numbers are going in the right direction it doesn't confirm if using the right equation. It tells you the patriarchs health when he spawns; in place of your own, any number from any game mode, length or difficulty that isn't normal and has more than one player will do. — Balthazar (T|C) 03:34, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
I've managed to confirm the patriarchs health for a 4 player beginner match (Poundemonium ftw) and it does fit with the chart, so its safe to say that it will be correct for the other values aswel. — Balthazar (T|C) 14:23, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I forgot to ask, should I introduce a rounding system to the figures; do we really need 4 decimal points worth of data for specimens with weird health like the Bloat? — Balthazar (T|C) 03:34, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

2 decimal places should be sufficient. --Takua 14:23, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
I ended up going for a crazy system which bloated the script by more than 6 times its original size, but it was worth it for the result; the chart now displays figures rounded to the nearest whole number but, figures that were changed by the rounding have mouse over texts of their original un-rounded number. The best of both I figured. — Balthazar (T|C) 23:24, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

666, zomg[edit]

Just because I noticed that I was nearly on 666 edits about 20 edits ago, I though I'd make a big deal of it for my 666th edit; so I'm typing this right here. MEOW. Did I mention that this is my 666th edit? — Balthazar (T|C) 13:01, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

I wanted to post something like this when our wiki had a total of 1,111,111 views. But I was too lazy to monitor it 24/7. Anyway, congrats on your awesome 666 edits! --Takua 15:20, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Killing Floor[edit]

I never noticed it before, but the front page completely lacks a link to Killing Floor. Its got a link to Overview, which I only just noticed redirects to Killing Floor, but no direct link to Killing Floor... Its also bugging me that I can't make Head-up display look pretty. — Balthazar (T|C) 12:09, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Done the unprotecting for ya'. --Takua 11:15, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Completely irrelevant point; I got bored and made this: [2] Its not finished; I still need to 'damage' parts of the letters, maybe add some more splatter and stuff. But I though I'd exhibition it anyway. What do y'all think? — Balthazar (T|C) 05:48, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

I think it looks awesome, but the one currently on the main page is awesome too... :| We'll just have to see what the majority wants. Though, it's nice to see a change once in awhile I guess. --Takua 06:37, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
I've got the base of it finished, with three alternative versions of it. I'm working on another version, or possibly two, which is, or are, a sort-of cross between the current logo and one of these:
135px
Current, for quick comparison
KF-Wiki alt0.png
"Clean" version
KF-Wiki alt1.png
"Broken" version
KF-Wiki alt2.png
"Broken" with extra splatter
Balthazar (T|C) 05:43, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
IMO, the 2nd looks best, the 3rd one to me, is too messy and the 1st one is well, too "clean". --Takua 06:04, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I thought something similar, but its always best to get a second opinion. I shall use the second one for these other two I'm currently doing then. — Balthazar (T|C) 13:03, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
If you need my opinion, i choose 2nd version (but they all are awesome :D). Great job. Johnny Jackson


Russian Website: http://killingfloor.ru

How to translate this[edit]

I don't know how to translate this words: "Tier 3 weapons". What is at least some means, or Tier is a word in English? Gordon Frohman

If Google translate is to be trusted then "ярус". But that could quite easily be a translation of the wrong meaning of the word; "A layer or rank" being the intentional meaning. Although to be honest I don't like idea of categorising them weapons in tiers anyway, or rather categorising only three weapons by tier. I've found no official source for the tier 3 category band and it is arguably incomplete as it stands anyway. — Balthazar (T|C) 23:45, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Languages[edit]

I have set up a rudimentary system for proper language page linking using the template {{Language bar}}. You can see it in use on the M14 EBR pages. English pages only require the template, with no extra parameters, non-English pages require the name of the English article, the name of that languages main page (as it appears in their language), and the title that the page would have in its local language (as the system requires foreign pages to be English title/language code, eg: M14 EBR/ru). At the moment the last parameter does nothing, I'm currently working on that bit still, I'm also working on removing the need to have all the additional parameters on all pages, but right now its looking like that isn't going to happen for the same reason why it doesn't work for the template documentation page title transclusions.

The long and short of that is that a lot of the French articles require re-naming (and categorising) for this system to work. — Balthazar (T|C) 22:38, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

I have improved the language bar somewhat, it now translates the language: part of it into the local language, and instead of requiring the name of the local languages main page it now only requires the language extension, for example:
{{Language bar|Knife|ru|Нож}}
Instead of this, which is still in the article but the code is backwards compatible so I don't care:
{{Language bar|Knife|Главная страница|Нож}}
The last part Нож still doesn't do anything but I'll mash together a system for it eventually. — Balthazar (T|C) 06:42, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
I can't believe that it never occurred to me that the pages don't actually need to be called englishtitle/fr ect, they just need to have a redirect with the relevant title for it to work. — Balthazar (T|C) 19:28, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

I've made the Equipment info template multi-lingual, and I'm about to use AWB to convert other pages to use it, it may go horribly wrong or it could save hours of work. Bear with me. — Balthazar (T|C) 11:21, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

It all went as I had hoped, the French articles just need the appropriate name/fr redirects for the system to be complete that end. — Balthazar (T|C) 12:24, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Community portal still down?[edit]

So It's been a few months, and since then I've noticed the recent changes fix, the discussion and talk fixes, but still not community portal. Is that next of the list? One more thing, are the translated pages supposed to be link via random page? I mean on no other wiki have I ever started out in english and been linked to a translated page in another language, that why it struck me as off. — (Unsigned comment by Darshel, 20:51, 26 November 2010.)

There isn't enough of an active community on here to make the community portal actually viable; it would barely ever get used.
The random page link takes you to any random page, it has no way to distinguish between languages. On the larger wiki's they are divided by subdomains like en.website.org or fr.website.org. But on some wiki's, like this one and the TF2 wiki and so on, they are kept in subpages instead. Which means that they are just another page in the same wiki, and therefore on the list of pages available for random page to select between. — Balthazar (T|C) 10:49, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Italian translation[edit]

Ehy, can I start translating in italian too? I think it would be nice :D I'll wait for your approvation guys! --Grim 16:33, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

You are perfectly welcome to translate pages into Italian; Italian was one of the languages I programmed the Template:Language bar to handle when I first made it. It's pretty to use, if you need any help getting the template to link properly give me a shout. — Balthazar (T|C) 01:29, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Spanish translation[edit]

Hi there. I've started a spanish translation a few day ago and I'm glad it has been aproved. Now that there is a spanish version of KF I guess I must do my translation accord to it, and I will. — DNR3 21:06, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for translating! If you have any questions or problems, feel free to message me. I wrote the article Killing Floor Wiki:Adding translations. —Weldindisdowa T/C 01:08, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I am a regular visitor to this page and today I decided to help the Spanish translation. I hope to do the right thing. KrlosT 01:48, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

It looks good so far. Bienvenido y gracias. —Weldindisdowa T/C 09:50, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

I need help to translate Handcannon to spanish. I can't think a correct translation because "Cañón de mano" seems poor. KrlosT 12:29, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

It could be the correct translation, even if it sounds awkward. If you look at the foreign-language links on Wikipedia's article (left sidebar), you'll see that it's called "Canhão de mão" in Portuguese and "手铳" (hand blunderbuss) in Chinese. —Weldindisdowa T/C 19:34, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Map organization[edit]

Hullo, just had a thought; I was thinking that the front page could be cleaned up a bit if we organized the maps into their respective updates (Summer of '09 maps, Grindhouse, Incendiary, etc.). What do you guys think of that? I'm sure just grouping them into a table or something to that affect would suffice. GrammarCommunist 14:35, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps. I'd prefer to have only four rows of maps though, for compactness. I suggest only moving Icebreaker & Waterworks down one row, and Hospital Horrors & Biohazard down one row. —Weldindisdowa T/C 18:42, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Four rows is fine, but I think adding a name of the group of maps, as well as a line separating each row, could help distinguish between what map belongs to what update/map pack. GrammarCommunist 23:45, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Adding a new row above every existing row seemed to make the table too large for my taste, so I added a heading to the left side of each row. What do you think? —Weldindisdowa T/C 04:16, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the help :3 GrammarCommunist 09:04, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Patch changes[edit]

What about adding patch changes to maps, specimens, perks, weapons etc like they do in the StarCraft 2 Wiki?

Example

And here is the code (doesn't work to collapse here though):

It doesn't seem to me like it would be very useful because changes to Killing Floor don't occur very frequently and they are usually listed in the Updates article. —Weldindisdowa T/C 14:07, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
True, but I would see it more as a history of past changes. If someone would like to know the history of a weapon without going through every update made, they could see it directly in the article. It also simplifies the changes of possible future updates. —Freezard

Potato Fools Day[edit]

I think we should add potatos all over the Wiki due to Potato Fools Day. Also the Potato Fools Day page I made needs to keep getting updated due to new updates to KF.

New Wiki Skin[edit]

Not entirely sure where this should go, but it needs to be said in an easy to find location. The new black text/black background/ugly wiki skin needs to die. The main page is way too hard to read and navigate, and choosing other skins (via preferences) does not work because then you have white text against white backgrounds. Dinky 05:05, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

What browser and version are you using? I don't find any of the text hard to read on any of the 5+ monitors and 3 browsers I've used to view the site, with the exception of the Facebook widget that we don't care about. For what it's worth my eyes are watering because of hay fever and I still don't see a problem. —Weldindisdowa T/C 19:28, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
The latest version of Firefox. It's the skin with the biohazard logo in the back, and much of the text is white or grey, but a lot of it is black and cant be seen. Actually, when I came to visit today, te background was white, but the text remained unchanged. I will check firefox for updates again and get back to you. Dinky 18:08, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
The background was white today because I caused a silly JavaScript error. It's back in black and I use the latest version of Firefox as well, but I've not seen any black on black besides the Facebook widget. —Weldindisdowa T/C 19:40, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Minor link bug[edit]

This is in the header of almost every page: link rel="image_src" href="http://kf-wiki.comhttp://www.site23.co.uk/images/kfwiki/logo.png" — Preceding unsigned comment added by PlNG (talkcontribs) 17:35, 28 March 2012

Thanks. I will alert the site owner. —Weldindisdowa T/C 05:55, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Update: It's been fixed. —Weldindisdowa T/C 21:59, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Hard to see text?[edit]

On the main page of this wiki, is it just me that's having a hard time reading some of the text? Because I'm fairly certain white text doesn't go great with a white background. Sharpshooter 200 21:15, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Husk fireball launcher reference[edit]

There seems to be a formating error on the translated pages linking to the Husk fireball launcher. It shows [ [Husk fireball launcher/pt|Husk fireball launcher/pt] ] greyed out instead of a click-able link.


ps.: nevermind I had edited it wrong


pps.: welp, even after creating http://kf-wiki.com/wiki/Husk_fireball_launcher/pt and redirecting it the link on the portuguese main page is not working.

Help please :s

Update: And don't create new pages. Just rename existed pages.--ERmac.hdp 20:39, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Polish translation[edit]

Hi all! I'm new here. Can i start translating in Polish?? I think, a lot of Polish people need that version of this wiki. So, please add a Polish version link on main page and i will take this job ;) Greetings from Poland, Radio

Erm.. actually, I don't think you need to ask permission to start translating. Have managed to add a Polish link to the language bar though. You can start editing anytime. --Porkchops 07:25, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Air Compressor?!?[edit]

For some reason the main page is all about air compressor maintenance. I don't see how this has anything to do with Killing Floor, but if someone could enlighten me...? Katotsu 05:54, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Achievement guides[edit]

Is there any need for a guide to getting various achievements, similar to the ones on the Team Fortress 2 Wiki? I made a sample guide to give an idea:


Merry Friggin Christmas
Kill the Christmas Patriarch
Difficulty: Easy

Kill the Patriarch on any difficulty during the Christmas special event. This achievement can be acquired even if you do not land the killing blow on the Christmas Patriarch.



Getting Chunky
Obliterate ten Zeds at once with the Pipe Bomb
Difficulty: Easy/Medium

This achievement is relatively easy to get, although getting ten specimens in one location at once can be a challenge. The easiest way to achieve it is to weld a door and place a pipebomb behind it, then hope that enough zeds break through the door at once to meet the requirement.


If this idea gets the go-ahead, my debate is whether it should be included in the Achievements page, or get a separate dedicated page.
-Kulja Boloz 20:53, 20 February 2013

It would be useful for the people trying to get achievements I think. I'll suggest doing it on a separate page.
This way, it'll be easier to scrap the entire thing if it doesn't turn out well.... I understand that the TF2 achievement guides is also done on separate pages.
Erm.. not sure who is supposed to give the "go-ahead". I don't think our wiki have a large enough population of editors to give a good debate on pros/cons of new ideas... :'(
Suggest you start work on it if it interests you. Sidenote: you can sign your name after a post on the talk page by putting "~~~~"
-Porkchops 12:38, 22 February 2013 (GMT)

Weapon demonstration video?[edit]

Hey all, just joined the wiki. I'm currently working on the SeekerSix page and have added in the weapon template along with weapon infobox and renamed the page to the proper weapon name and renamed the link on the main page. I have noticed none of the weapons have demonstration videos showing their use in game and id be more than willing to make videos on the weapons if you all would like. Let me know what your think! --Ragondicon 05:00, 5 November 2013 (GMT)

Join Game: Users Willing to Play:[edit]

Nuclear J's Dunkmaster Papyrus

we need a CHINA version![edit]

Hello all, I'm new here,too, and I don't have a damn clue about how the whole wikipedia system works so I modify this walk and I don't even know if I have the rights to do so...anyway.(copy the French Guy,sorry :P)

I'd like to do a CHINA!!!! version of the site...but once again, I have absolutely no idea of how am I supposed to do... (copy again:P)

Would it be possible to create a link on the main page with a China flag (and a russian one since I saw there was some russian translations) that would link to the China version ?

I'm good enough at english to translate, but I'm a total noob at wikipedia,too!.

Thanks you all,we got many Chinese KFlovers,we need a China version of KF wiki*^_^*

  January 2014

CSS doesn't work on https.[edit]

I suspect that it's being blocked because it's loading from http.

It's being blocked due to ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR.

Can you guys use a protocol relative link for loading the CSS?PlNG (talk) 20:06, 14 December 2014 (GMT)