OjnoTheRed has been working hard on prettifying the wiki OXP page
. Unfortunately, the structure of the page is fundamentally wrong; it works against the wiki structure rather than with it. In particular, to add, remove or modify the list, one must modify both the “List of known OXPs” section and relevant parts of the “OXPs by Category” section, and keep all the sections in order. I’m good
at that sort of fiddly thing, and I have got it wrong several times today.
My suggestion is to completely remove the “OXPs by Category” section. Instead, classification should be done using wiki categories, like the existing categories Ship OXPs
, Mission OXPs
, Station OXPs
, Demo OXPs
. A category should be created for each of the current “ OXPs by Category” sections. This is the easy part. The laborious (but not very difficult) part is to make a wiki page for each OXP. It doesn’t need to be fancy, it just needs to provide the title, the author (if known) and a summary (if available) as well as a download link and the right wiki category tags. An infobox template would be helpful. For OXPs containing a single ship, if there’s already a page about the ship on the wiki (see Category:Oolite Ships
) that page could be converted into an OXP page. Because of the sheer quantity of OXPs, and the fact that not all the creators are around, a community effort would be needed.
The point of the exercise is that the category pages maintain themselves, listing up-to-date information in alphabetical order. This would leave only the one master list on the OXP page to be maintained by hand.