User talk:Svito

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Here's a taco for being the one who finally tackled the defunct ArchWiki:Reports: [1] Cheers -- Alad (talk) 17:23, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Wine software sent to Archives? maybe link to lastest frozen content

Hi, Svito, I've discovered yesterday while I was wanting to point the StarCraft 2 page to some guy on the web that is was archived. I understand the will to clean-up in general to ensure higher quality standards against outdated information or misleading content or actual content quality. It a tough work to go after all those documentation stuff, and Arch's wiki is the best place on the Web to find Linux based OS technicals

In my opinion for this particular page we got more information that the install procedure we could get from WineHQ (which is messy as hell). There were especially some hacks that could be made to play around the actual popular Windows application. I've found the old content after a bit of browsing, it could be helpful to get a direct link to the archived content —This unsigned comment is by Bobo38‎ (talk) 18:11, January 21, 2018 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Hi Bobo38. I agree with you that ArchWiki is best place when looking for software information that can run on Arch Linux. But it is not for Windows software and how to get it to work. Best place for that, without a doubt is Wine AppDB. I know this because I was sole supermantainer of (now Blizzard App), Hearthstone and other popular Windows applications for over 3 years on Wine AppDB, so I know it can be done well there. Of course quality of pages that I mantained there before I left has dropped since, but that is to be expected. I strongly suggest you to become supermantainer of Windows applications you regularly use on AppDB and fix the page by removing old guides and comments there (you are actually encouraged to do this as AppDB maintainer) and leaving only useful informaton and active conversations. If you have any further questions about the matter, you can send me email using the link on Maintainers page or ask here if you are comfortable, and I will try to respond to the best of my abilities.
As for linking to latest frozen content as temporary solution - not sure what you are suggesting, but you can see all revisions by using history by going to page you were redirected from, and send somebody link of old revision like this instead. -- Svito (talk) 19:22, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Maintenance team


Regarding your recent drastic edits of [2], can you tell me where this has been previously discussed? Especially when editing central wiki articles, there should be a consensus on how said edits should be done.

If there has been no discussion, I'd rather not remind you again that such discussions should take place first. Thanks. -- Alad (talk) 20:04, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

This is shame on me entirely, more so as maintainer, I did not start any discussion before doing these changes.
I've opened new discussion to resolve this matter. -- Svito (talk) 21:21, 2 February 2018 (UTC)