External Links

==English pages==
* http//shadowrun4.com/ official Shadowrun RPG website (Catalyst Game Labs)
* http//dumpshock.com/ Dumpshock.com, the largest Shadowrun portal
** http//forums.dumpshock.com/ Dumpshock Forums, notable for the participation of Catalyst writers and editors

==Foreign languages==
* http//pl.shadowrun.wikia.com/ SRPL, a Polish language Wikia with some English content
 (English content may be archives from other sources awaiting translation)
* http//www.shadowhelix.de/ ShadowHelix, a German language Wiki-project
(self created content as well as "canon"-articles with sources, no at all)
* http//www.shadowiki.de/ ShadoWiki, a German language Wiki-project
(self created content as well as "canon"-articles with sources, rules & point values only for self created characters, items or locations)
* http//shadowrun.fr/wiki/ ShadowWiki, a French language Wiki-project

CategoryShadowrun game
I've created this site to show Shadowrun RPG fans, where they can find interesting sites in Internet about SR.

--UserMattness 0359, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
*http//pl.shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/ polish Shadowrun wikia
*http//shadowrun.rpg.pl/ polish Shadowrun community website
*http//pl.shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Dyskusja_u%C5%BCytkownikaMattness contact me
For old discussions see TalkMain Page/archive.

==Info If you want to use the 6WW/Dumpshock skin (monobook)==
Go to http//shadowrun.wikia.com/index.php?title=SpecialPreferences and select the monobook skin from the "Site Layouts" section in the "My info" tab. This skin is not as supported as the wikia default, but personally I like it more. Some dumpshock users may find that useful. --UserPiotrus 1640, November 9, 2011 (UTC)

==French interwiki-links==
How to add links to http//shadowrun.fr/wiki in this wiki ? UserArchaos-JdR (User talkArchaos-JdR) 2125, January 29, 2013 (UTC)

with frPagename in french wiki.
--UserDorle (User talkDorle) 1624, January 30, 2013 (UTC)

==Open Embedding GoogleMaps==
I'd like to try and embed some GoogleMaps that players have created based off of the SR world. I've read up that it requires access to mediawiki pages, but when I tried to create one of these pages I couldn't edit the page. So if someone could make a mediawiki page with
 View Shadowrun - Chicago 2073 in a larger map
so we can test it out, that'd be good, or if there is some way I can get access to create mediawiki pages, that'd be cool too.

(UserDethstrobe (User talkDethstrobe) 2028, May 10, 2013 (UTC))
You may need to ask as the generic wikia help forums about that. At least I have no clue how to help you out here ( --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 1715, July 31, 2013 (UTC)

==Open Background image and readability==
I think the big "Shadowrun" logo on the background image makes the articles harder to read. Maybe we could use a different wallpaper or make the article background more opaque? --UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 0025, December 6, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know if it's just me but the readability with the transparency is bad imo. Particularly when you have a role-playing and text heavy focus to articles. The rest is fine, just that transparency... I think it detracts from the usability and does not benefit appearance-wise. UserCitadel535 (User talkCitadel535) 2345, July 29, 2013 (UTC)

No, as you can see from my comment above. I see exactly the same problem.
--UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 0853, July 30, 2013 (UTC)

I have no problem if someone wants to experiment andchange it. Don't ask me how to do it, however ) --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 1714, July 31, 2013 (UTC)

==Open Category cleanup==
I am beginning category cleanup for characters. I want us to have a nice category system so that people writing modules for SR and later SO can easily find info about canon characters, sorted by profession, race, time and place. To do

* remove al 3E / 4E categories, it will be enough to have CategoryCharacters with 3E stats and CategoryCharacters with 3E stats. Things like Gangers 3E will be just Gangers, etc. This means creating a lot of categories (for example CategoryGangers does not exist yet (will in few minutes/days).
* populate CategoryPeople by time CategoryPeople by time of appearance (so we can find characters by year they were mentioned in sources). This will have have the structure CategoryPeople of 2050s->CategoryPeople of 2051.
* populate CategoryPeople by profession (how to classify a bartender?)
* populate CategoryPeople by location (ditto for location). This will have have the structure CategoryPeople in UCAS->CategoryPeople in Seattle
* populate CategoryPeople by allegiance. This will have the structure CategoryPeople by nationality, CategoryPeople by megacorp allegiance, CategoryPeople by criminal organization allegiance
* delete categoryNon-player characters by merging it with categoryPeople
* clean up capitalization, i.e. rename CategorySentient Creatures to CategorySentient creatures
* more, to be added here.
Feel free to ask questions if anyone is not sure what or why am I doing this. --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 1745, July 31, 2013 (UTC)

Okay. - It's all okay (also I'm not sure for the "People by time"-thing). - It's a lot of work ...but someone has to do it.
--UserDorle (User talkDorle) 1753, July 31, 2013 (UTC)
I am not totally happy with the name, but couldn't think of anything else that is short. "People by time of appearance"? --SpecialContributions/ 2120, July 31, 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that's much better. --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 0806, August 3, 2013 (UTC)

I will have limited net access for the next ~2 weeks. If anybody would like to help out and finish cleaning up the CategoryPeople, it would be great - for each bio, replace CPeople with appropriate location, time of appearance and profession category. I think populating the CategoryPeople of 2050s is of major importance as it gives mostly canon characters to SRR module designers. --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 1615, August 3, 2013 (UTC)

==Posting Order==
Just an aside. I would suggest to always add the newest discussion at the top of the discussion page. At least for long ones.
--UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 1835, July 31, 2013 (UTC) Personally I prefer the Wikipedia bottomposting... --SpecialContributions/ 2120, July 31, 2013 (UTC) I moved the older discussions from the archive section to an archive page. That removes my problem with adding posts at the bottom, so we can leave it as is. --UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 0743, August 1, 2013 (UTC) ==Open Content presentation - Shadowrun digital games vs Shadowrun pen & paper== I think we generally agree that we want the old Dumpshock wiki format, which treated articles as encyclopedic entries about the Sixth World with all references to its fictious nature confined to a meta information section. So there already is a certain tension between game content and the main sources from the pen & paper rpg. So some pointers might be warranted. --UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 0905, August 1, 2013 (UTC) We should probably clone this discussion to SRR article's talk, but I'd consider SRR canon (official adventures, not fan made ones, of course). --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 1710, August 1, 2013 (UTC) Me too, I was thinking more about the old games. Nonetheless if you go back to the old stuff most of the time you will introduce new problems. Case in point with Shadowrun Returns Marie-Louise Telestrian is James' younger sister but his daughter in the world of Shadowrun Returns. --UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 2051, August 1, 2013 (UTC) Hmmm, that's an annoying error, we will just have to note in the article that official sources contradict themselves. Sigh. (Alternatively perhaps there is no contradiction, and both his sister and daughters are separate individuals with the same name?) --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 0805, August 3, 2013 (UTC) I doubt it was intentional, but having two of them might be a way to fix the issue albeit a bit inelegant. Anyway a retcon in the direction of SRR seems undesirable. Marie-Louise is in her teenage years in 2054 according to SRR but in eight years she takes over Telestrian Industries? --UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 1708, August 3, 2013 (UTC) Oh, I missed that you wanted to copy the discussion to the SRR talk page. Feel free to move it, if you think it fits better somewhere else. Though I think at least the general discussion of how to represent the video game content also makes sense here. --UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 2249, August 1, 2013 (UTC) ==CategoryShadowrun Returns - people== Hmmm, I am not sure if we need http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Harlequin?diff=prev&oldid=29985 CategoryShadowrun Returns - people. Rather, if he appears in the game, I'd clearly state so (also, in which campaign - official or fanmade? if the latter, it probably is not useful to mention it at all). Of more use would be adding him to CategoryPeople of 2050s as all of them are, in reality, "people of SRR era" and can appear in game.--UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 0026, August 1, 2013 (UTC) Well, I don't know. Some people might really only be familiar with or interested in the computer games. So extra categories to pander to that audience could be a good idea. argument split off --UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 0905, August 1, 2013 (UTC) I'm with ShxLoki. Having more ways to organize data isn't a bad thing. ''' (UserDethstrobe (User talkDethstrobe) 0426, August 2, 2013 (UTC)) ''' ==Background== What's up with the background? Its got a big white hole in it. If we need something, I can put something together based off the SR5 art or something. Just need some dimension sizes to work with. (UserDethstrobe (User talkDethstrobe) 0344, December 5, 2013 (UTC)) I am not sure what you mean. Do you suggest we should replace the current blue-ish background which has the white Shadowrun text in the background? Frankly, the main problem we have is that any official piece of art would be subject to copyright, so using it would be a copyvio (illegal). Unless we get official permission to use any image, we can only use fanart (through we also need permission for that, too). --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 1008, January 15, 2015 (UTC) ==Main Page== How do we add a new Kickstarter thing to the main page? https//www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong ''' (UserDethstrobe (User talkDethstrobe) 0513, January 15, 2015 (UTC))''' I am not sure. Depends on what format? --UserPiotrus (User talkPiotrus) 1008, January 15, 2015 (UTC) == La Quinzième Section, le Sixième Monde == I am running a game set in the Big Easy and I would like to align it as closely as possible with ''La Quinzième Section, le Sixième Monde'', but I can't find it anywhere. Anyone have any suggestions? == 5th edition updates == What's things look like on updating/adding pages for 5th Edition? Like I noticed that http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Seattle Seattle's infobox says that there's no local grid, but the 5th edition books specifically mention that Seattle has the Emerald City grid. (SR5, p. 234) --http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/UserBrokenSoftware BrokenSoftware (http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/User_talkBrokenSoftware talk) 0713, January 17, 2015 (UTC) We are missing lore from all accross the board, so yeah, we have major gaps in 5th ed, too. http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/UserPiotrus Piotrus (http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/User_talkPiotrus talk) 0916, January 17, 2015 (UTC) I have most of the 5th edition pdfs, so once I poke around and figure out how we format things around here (especially in relation to multi-edition page info), I'll be glad to help. http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/UserBrokenSoftware BrokenSoftware (http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/User_talkBrokenSoftware talk) 1849, January 17, 2015 (UTC) I'd just add it if you see something that needs to be added. Some articles aren't super consistent on formating. And someone else can always fix it up later, if its a big issue. But I think more content is a bit more important than proper formatting currently.(http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/UserDethstrobe Dethstrobe (http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/User_talkDethstrobe talk) 2138, January 18, 2015 (UTC)) == Relaunch/Revamp? == Hey Chummers, what do you all think of some kind of relaunch for the Shadowrun wiki? Work on a new look, fix any outstanding/broken stuff, and then make a push for the runner community to come and update the drek out of it, bring it up to speed. By and large, it looks like the solid content dried up around late third/early fourth edition, with some patches of SRR and 5th here and there. I'd like to see that fixed. Anyone have some time? Alternatively, I have some time, so if someone can point me in the right direction, I can probably leverage some resources...http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/UserNeo_Anarky_Opti Opti (http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/User_talkNeo_Anarky_Opti talk) 1533, April 16, 2015 (UTC) Good to see ya join the ShadoWiki Opti. Update everything and anything as much as you like. If you can get anyone else to help that'd be wiz. I've been slowly trying to update random things here and there, but it takes so much time... There are some http//shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/CategoryTemplates templates but they are kind of suggestions in some cases. I've broken from templates on some pages anyway...  '''(UserDethstrobe (User talkDethstrobe) 0500, April 24, 2015 (UTC))''' ==New Sources== I made a source page for SourceSeattle Sprawl and sub-pages for that, as you can see, but I have no idea how to get the source abbreviation for the citation at the end of the page. I was hoping to go with "sspr," but I've hit a wall. Thanks. UserJames Meiers (User talkJames Meiers) 0117, December 20, 2016 (UTC) It's {{src}} which produces {{src}}. That's the title I used and the abbreviation is based on it. --UserShxLoki (User talkShxLoki) 2113, December 20, 2016 (UTC) I didn't see that, but thanks. UserJames Meiers (User talkJames Meiers) 1344, December 22, 2016 (UTC) == Updating Site Appearance == I was wondering who has admin level access for changing the appearance of the wiki. I had some suggestions for adding a new background, making the background more opaque, changing the color scheme to match the shadowrun website and more. It looks like this could really use a revamp. UserScarleteagle913 (User talkScarleteagle913) 0357, April 1, 2017 (UTC)