Ten ForwardMerge STO announcement articles? (Reply | Watch)

User:Admiral Markonian has been doing yeoman's working adding sources for Star Trek Online info and I, for one, greatly appreciate that. It's an area that's been sorely lacking for years.

Currently, this involves creating an individual article for every official announcement from the game devs used as a source here. While the information is useful and necessary, I think that might be a little overkill, and perhaps a bit cumbersome.

The official STO wiki itself keeps track of these blogs on a single page for Lore Blogs, and used to maintain a Developer Blogs page as well (though that hasn't been updated in a while). I propose that we adopted a similar system, to make referencing these easier on in-universe articles. A Lore Blogs page (for in-universe perspective) and a Dev Blogs page (for real world perspective), I think should suffice, with individual blogs properly cited and linked on each page. All the data would still be there, but the STO-related articles would link to one page for each type of blog instead of a hundred small, individual pages with titles like Command the U.S.S. Franklin from Star Trek Beyond! or Quark Gets His Own Ship in the Infinity Lock Box!. This should also make it easier on Markonian, and anyone else who joins in adding data from these blogs.

I would further propose that the individual story blogs, actual prose, that STO produces periodically would be treated as any other short story; and articles that are part of a featured series, like Jayce's Interstellar, would be included on the series page.

Thoughts? --TimPendragon (talk) 23:06, April 9, 2020 (UTC)

I'm okay with a merger as long as the source trail remains intact, e.g. that info on the USS Franklin derived from the "long name dev blog" links to the correct section of "list of all dev blogs" and not the top of the page. Plus, with the number of blogs published over the years (since Season 8 IIRC), any blog compilation would be super-long. As a suggestion, we could merge the blogs season-wise. Kind regards, -- Markonian 19:21, April 10, 2020 (UTC)
Going by season or by year seems eminently logical. --TimPendragon (talk) 03:13, April 11, 2020 (UTC)

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