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The Wiki has been retired and replaced with a much simpler tool. If you can’t find something, let me know. It’s probably there (almost everything is) and I tried to make the layout logical.
Where are the episode recaps?
They’re in two places. First, if you just want recaps, check out the page that links to all the TV recaps. It’s conveniently called… Recaps. But if you happen to click through the Filmography you may notice that the items are linked. If it’s a movie, the recap is on the movie page. If it’s a TV series like CSI then when you scroll to the bottom of the page, there’s a see also with a link to the List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
One page for all the episodes. Every episode linked off that page.
Where are the news articles?
In the news section of course! All articles were imported.
Where are the interviews?
They’re under Transcripts because they include online chats too.
Did you know the search at the bottom of the page is broken?
Yeah, I know. I’m working on that right now, but since it’s the only thing that isn’t working right, and about ten of you actually used it, I felt it was safe to switch over.
Is everything done?
Almost all the content is imported. There are 16 pages that I still have to pull in, but they were weird one-off pages that weren’t linked anywhere. Also there are still some layout and design tweaks to be made, like at the top of the TV show pages. I want to make that prettier and less of a list, but the content is there.
I think you should….
Leave a comment. 🙂 Seriously I’d love to hear about ways to make it better.
Why did you do this?
Two main reasons.
First, the code that ran the Wiki was becoming too cumbersome. I was spending more time applying fixes and re-learning technical tricks only to have them replaced with poorly documented examples that weren’t tech friendly. The final straw was when the project started to make noise about a change in direction. Basically it was too big and complex and annoying. The replacement is a static file generator called Jekyll, which was incredibly weird and technical to setup, but it outputs plain HTML. This means it’s faster for you to read on your phones. Since that part of the site is the most popular to mobile devices, it was a win-win.
Second, it’s easier to cross link everything. What you can’t see is that there’s a data file with all the episodes, the star rating, and the short blurb on the episode. That file generates the star rating for the episode everywhere it shows up. When I make the new episode pages, it gets populated automatically. Before, I was doing all of that manually. This is way better for me. Even if Jorja’s not on a TV show anymore. It also made pages like the Advocacy page much easier. I just make a new page in that section and it gets linked properly.
And a sneaky third… I love learning new things.