Brickipedia:Site updates

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Brickipedia receives software updates in tandem with the other ShoutWiki-hosted sites. Policy and template-related changes could and should be documented here, but there haven't been too many of those recently.

The following page lists changes to the site, including recent policy changes and changes to templates.

September 2016
  • Allow pages for any named character in a television show (ie, named in the show, or in the credits)
  • A different category should be created for characters that appear only in the TV show, eg, "Category:Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu characters". This would be a subcategory of "Category:Ninjago minifigures".
  • TV-exclusive characters should go in a separate tab in the navbox (or a separate section for smaller navboxes)
March 2016
  • A new template for pages that need images- {{No images}} - was introduced.
  • Articles in the Magazine and Magazine talk namespace were moved to the main namespace, therefore ending the use of that namespace.
February 2016
  • A new extension - Special:MassMessage.
  • When referring to the titles of episodes of a television series in text, they should be contained inside quotation marks.
  • When listing characters appearances in television series, it should be done chronologically.
    • Additionally, the formatting should be as follows:
*''TV series name''
**Season X
***"episode title"
    • If a character is only mentioned (directly or indirectly) or appears only in flashbacks, it may be noted in a tag after the episode title.
  • A minifigure can have appearances in books mentioned as a separate subheading in the appearance section of the article.
  • A video-game article manual of style was set up.
  • A app article manual of style was set up.
  • As long as a proper distinction is made, articles on LEGO Certified Stores are allowed.
  • The rules regarding the use of {{WIP}} have been updated:
    • WIP should not be used on a new page based on a current or upcoming topic for at least week.
    • Reviews marked as "WIP" will be deleted if there is no edit on them for over a month.
  • The QCG was scrapped. Admins inherit the groups powers.
  • A vote with unanimous support will pass after a week. This overrides other rules on voting, such as voting requirements.
January 2016
  • The old rating system was scrapped. The new system consists of the ratings "Featured Article", "Complete" and "Unrated".
  • A new category structure for "Inventory" pages was introduced.
  • "Reference photos" are allowed for articles where this would be of benefit - for example, licensed minifigures or Architecture sets.
  • "Unofficial" colour names are allowed to be used in articles, although they must link to the article for the "official" colour name.
  • Articles for Certified Master Builders are allowed.
  • Articles for authors who write original stories are allowed.
  • Articles for composers, singers and musicians are allowed.
  • Articles for members of the LEGO Community Team are allowed.
  • It was decided that articles that use {{ListOfWorks}} should list them chronologically.
  • A minifigues gallery of variants may have a subheading for video-game variants.
August 2015
  • "Weapon articles" are changed to "Object articles", to include minifigure accessories that may not necessarily be used for combat.
July 2015
  • A new section has been added to the MoS for set articles- "Availability". This is a subsection of "Description", and is to be used only for sets with limited availability (such as store exclusives and pre-order bonuses). It lists how the set is limited in its availability for each country.
June 2015
May 2015
  • SpamBlacklist was installed and configured, to try and reduce spambot hits, resulting in a small amount of downtime.
March 2015
  • A minor alteration was made to the LEGO Store Manual of Style- events that occur at the store should go in a separate "Events" section, located below the "Description" section.
  • The animal infobox has been removed. For animal/creature articles, the minifigure infobox should be used in place of this, with |Creature=1 added as an extra parameter to animal/creature articles.
  • Reviews of multiple sets are now allowed, with new templates created to accomodate for this.
  • Some bugs with ArticleFeedback preventing seeing unreviewed comments and adding notes fixed.
February 2015
  • The main colours of the Refreshed skin were changed to a lighter tone.
  • Special:Nuke was changed so that only functionaries can access it (was previously available to all administrators).
  • Review pages have been updated with a new infobox, comments section, and a section where users can rate a set out of 5 stars.
  • The {{set}} infobox has been updated with an "Other figures" section, to be used for figures such as animals. A separate {{MinifigureGallery}} should now also be used for such figures.
January 2015
  • Version 2.14 of chat is released, significantly reducing the amount of lag.
  • The "Classic Star Wars" theme is to be split into three separate theme pages (for Episodes IV, V and VI). Additionally, Star Wars sets should now be categorised by subtheme.
  • Parts pages should use the name of the part in its title, in cases where an official name is known. Part pages should use the following naming convention: Part:Design ID (Part name)
  • Category:Parts should now exist primarily as a supercategory- in general, parts pages should not be placed directly into this category anymore.
  • For parts pages where there are are lot of Element IDs for one Design ID, subpages for Element IDs should be made, and the Design ID page should be a "master page". Element ID pages should be named according to the following convention: Part:Design ID/Element ID
  • TV episode transcripts should not be allowed on the site, but external links to transcripts are permitted.
  • Refreshed skin's switch tabs (Review+Inventory sidebar links) disabled in preparation for Refreshed update.
  • Extension:NumberAlpha has been installed.
  • The {{theme}} infobox now has automatic categories added. Categories such as Category:Star Wars subthemes and Category:Themes introduced in 2002 should no longer be manually added to theme pages- they will be taken care of automatically.
  • The Brickipedia News: namespace has been made a content namespace.
  • A Part: namespace has been created, and all parts pages have been moved to this new namespace.
  • Disambiguation pages should be named with a "(disambiguation)" at the end of the title only when absolutely necessary.
  • The automatic category for minifigures in Minifigures (theme) has been changed to Category:Collectable Minifigures.
  • Anonymous commenting has been enabled on Special:WikiForum.
December 2014
  • Extension:PageInCat has been installed.
  • Unlicensed minifigures with the same name are to be grouped on a single page by their year of first release, for example, Policeman (2014).
November 2014
  • Official Friends section of the main page now use site logos instead of text links.