Talk:Current blockades

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Current Policy?

So can we just erase completed blockades after a week or so or is there a more refined policy for extraction? --Shanoyu 16:24, 13 September 2007 (PDT)

You can remove them the instant they're done. They often stick around because nobody's noticed/gotten around to it. :) --Guppymomma 20:11, 13 September 2007 (PDT)
Oh ok, I was worried there was some sort of vaguely wikian reason for not doing so. I'm assuming the same applies to events? --Shanoyu 20:18, 13 September 2007 (PDT)
Yep, feel free to take a broom to those as well :) Thanks. --Guppymomma 06:27, 14 September 2007 (PDT)

Blockade Times?

I'm just here to ask if there is any way to find out the time for blockades that doesn't involve looking at the notice board and quickly typing in /info then doing the math? I miss the old display that also mentioned the actual time rather than a countdown. --Guppymomma 13:17, 20 August 2005 (PDT)

Blockade template for pasting

Just copy & paste the text below into the correct ocean section and fill in the info.

==TIMEam DATE - {{OCEAN|ISLAND}} (sinking or nonsinking)==
:[[Flag 1]] - defenders (pay info?)
::Jobbing Contact(s): ?
:[[Flag 2]] (pay info?)
::Jobbing Contact(s): ?

Thank you Thunderbird!

Komainu 01:08, 14 January 2006 (EST)

Brigand Kings Blockades

I'd like to suggest the usage of a new template for Brigand Kings blockades. As they don't have jobbing contact, we should replace that for Amassed Power.


==12pm June 30th - {{midnight|Jorvik Island}} (sinking)==
:{{defender}} [[Tyr's Own]] - (pay info?)
::Jobbing Contact(s): ?
:{{contender}} [[Fleet of his Imperial Scaled Highness]] - [[Admiral Finius]]
::Amassed Power: {{bkpower7}}

So it would be something like this: 12pm June 30th - Jorvik Island (sinking)

Defender Tyr's Own - (pay info?)
Jobbing Contact(s): ?
Contender Fleet of his Imperial Scaled Highness - Admiral Finius

I know there is still discussion to know how exactly each icon means powerfulness, but showing them on the current blockades would be appropriate.

I've added the bk7 template to the Jorvik blockade on the main page, remove if it's unappropriate.

Automated Input

Did anyone ask the developers yet, if they could/plan to make YPPedia get the currently schedeuled Blockades from the servers automatically to fill in this page?

With most intents nowadays posted around the time of the drop, I've given up updating this, the notice board shows nearly as much information. Some way to autmatically update the information would be nice, but there are usually other bits (like jobbing contacts) that would need manual editing. It would probably indeed need developer suport. I think the blockade bit of the notice board can't be read by unauthenticated http. --Alfwyn 14:09, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
I thought that "drops" had to be done 24 hours before the blockade is to start. if this is correct, then that should be sufficient time for a batch program running in the background to gather data and update this page automatically, every few hours... -- Franklincain 15:59, 11 June 2012 (PDT)


Is this page still used? I haven't seen anything here.. --Erob2009 17:02, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

I'd like an answer to this question, also.  ;-) especially given that it still shows the original (i.e. pre-merge) oceans... -- Franklincain 15:59, 11 June 2012 (PDT)
addendum...if this page is NOT to be used any more, then we should no longer see it linked in the left-hand column (just above the link for Current Events)... -- Franklincain 16:01, 11 June 2012 (PDT)
Like every other page on this wiki, the use of this page depends on users actually, you know, using it. If somebody wants to update this page, then they can, but it's not the job of any one specific person to do so. If the oceans need to be updated, then update them. There are very few edits around this wiki that require administrator status or some "official permission" before doing them. --Fannon 12:03, 18 June 2012 (PDT)
done.  ;-) though, I'd still like it if we could get one of the developers to implement some sort of auto-update, like what was mentioned in the section above... -- Franklincain (t/c) 13:40, 18 June 2012 (PDT)
At the moment this page is clearly quite dead, and it has been for some time. I'm not sure how much use it would be to people even if it were kept up-to-date (but I agree if it could be batch-updated automatically somehow then that would be awesome). How about we swap its entry in the nav bar with "Recent Blockades"/"Past Blockades" or something similar - where the page links to the various cade histories? I think that offers a bit more value to readers. --Therobotdude 08:36, 18 April 2014 (PDT)