Hey, what exactly are the page creation guidelines for this wiki, because iwas planning on either making pages of cars that arent on here yet, or adding in the tuning details for the ones that are where i can. Would this be OK to do?
Instead of nominating those pages for deletion, it would probably be better if you dove into the pages' history (arrow next to the "Edit" button -> History) and dug through the diff logs. You can revert a page back to a previous state by saving an edit on an old version of the page.
The reason why I nominated those pages was that with the new content of the Brands Hatch and '80s more than covered what was in the pages regarding the individual layouts, rendering all three of them obsolete in my opinion. I don't know whether it's ended up being the case with any other pages, but I don't think that the wiki needs an excess of pages on the same subject, all containing little to no information.
The reason two separate pages for these layouts exist is because they have subtle differences that can be highlighted easier by creating two separate pages for them. For instance, if you were to try to create a singular lap guide for both versions of Brands Hatch GP, you'd have to point out all the differences as you go through the lap, which would make the lap guide muddled and difficult to understand.
That's exactly what I aim to achieve by deleting the three other pages dedicated to individual layouts. I tried to get it pruned down to the page on the modern-day Brands and its '80s counterpart. My original argument seems to have been horribly written, but the point is that all of the information on the two pages I added huge chunks to now covers more than the content of the pages on the GP, '80s GP and Indy pages. Therefore, I still think that they needn't exist.
I beg to differ. The original Brands Hatch article, if merged, would mean excessive data size. This would mean that if the GP and Indy pages were merged into the main big article, this site would malfunction and either run very slow or not respond due to data overload. That is why they had to be split to prevent this from happening and make it easier to read.
Same goes for the '80s version of Brands Hatch. If the pages were merged then this site would either run very slow or not respond at all.
Long story short, think about the speed of the computer reading the data when opening the pages. Meaning I agree with Plt. that the pages need not be deleted.
I beg to differ. The original Brands Hatch article, if merged, would mean excessive data size. This would mean that if the GP and Indy pages were merged into the main big article, this site would malfunction and either run very slow or not respond due to data overload. That is why they had to be split to prevent this from happening.
You probably can, but the PC I'm using doesn't have enough memory. Also, the formatting of the list will probably be mistaken for frequent typographical errors, so I'm writing the list down manually so I can adapt the way cars are listed to show that they aren't, and to re-order names so that similar models are listed together, not separately as the official list lays them out.
Anyway, it also gives me a solid excuse to read the entire 1196-part list and se what I want when I pick up my copy. :)
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