Landships II

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Proposed change to Landships II


Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1869
Date:
Proposed change to Landships II
Permalink   


 

I've had this rattling around in my head for a while...

I have noticed that the menus in the artillery section on Landships II are getting too long and unwieldy. One way of addressing this

would be to split artillery and mortars into their own sections. It might result in more focus on the mortars and maybe some new

articles.

Comments? Suggestions?

Regards,

Charlie

 



__________________
PDA


Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1342
Date:
Permalink   

Sounds good to me. And if further changes are required, the guns could grouped into Mountain, Field, Howitzer, Light, Heavy or somesuch.



__________________
Pat


Commander in Chief

Status: Offline
Posts: 584
Date:
Permalink   

"Comments?" That's a good idea. Certainly there are people interested in searching artillery pieces not only by nation (which is sometimes pointless given the number of exported models) but by category or name.

"Suggestions?" An article on the 75mm Krupp export models would be much appreciated biggrin



__________________


General

Status: Offline
Posts: 367
Date:
Permalink   

Charlie,
Splitting arty into different sections is a great idea - but mortars?? Might cause confusion between what the Allies referred to as a mortar and the other side referred to as a morser.

Maybe better to go "light/medium" & "Heavy and super-heavy"? This boils it down effectively into mobile and static/dug-in arty.
Tony

__________________


Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1869
Date:
Permalink   

 

I might entitle the section "L'artillerie de Tranchée" which would resolve the mortar-morser-mortier issue and totally confuse everyone.

People who would wish to make such distinctions are probably unlikely to visit Landships II because the website is "derivative" and "not in

the original language".

The website isn't database driven so it would be extraordinarily difficult to provide different access terms - the maintenance would be a nightmare.

Some years ago I was involved in a web project that demanded a complex database driven menu system. After the project was delivered we instrumented

the code to find out what the users were doing with the menu system. In fact they did nothing - most users just used the default settings and even when

users customised the menus in some way this was very limited. 

 

Charlie

 

 



__________________
PDA


Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1342
Date:
Permalink   

So you couldn’t do minenwerfer for the German section and mortars for the British? Or feldkanone and field artillery? It has to be the same categories for every nation?



__________________


Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1869
Date:
Permalink   

 

I was only being partly facetious about the "l'atillerie de tranchee" comment. I think a section based on artillery

controlled by the infantry or devoted solely to close range infantry support would incorporate both British mortars and

German Minenwerfers.

I think I'll just have an attempt at this and then there will be something concrete to talk about.

I did find a thesis on line about WW1 mortars of all the combatants. Unfortunately it's in German but it will help to fill in some holes

in our Landships II offering.

Regards,

Charlie



__________________


Colonel

Status: Offline
Posts: 203
Date:
Permalink   

Is there some way we can get rid of bozos such as Carole and keep the site they way it was meant to be?  Moderator?

 

Al



__________________
PDA


Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1342
Date:
Permalink   

Whenever I see spam posts I do two things: ban that i/p and delete the post. 

Banning the i/p is ineffective because some wizard generates them by the bagillion every second. Deleting the post removes the irritation.

That's about the limit of my powers as moderator.

Also, I don't check in nearly as often as I used to in the good old days.

Phil



__________________


Colonel

Status: Offline
Posts: 203
Date:
Permalink   

Thanks, Phil.  We greatly appreciate all you do to keep the site working and pleasant to read.

 

Al



__________________


Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 3550
Date:
Permalink   

Hear, hear.



__________________

"Sometimes things that are not true are included in Wikipedia. While at first glance that may appear like a very great problem for Wikipedia, in reality is it not. In fact, it's a good thing." - Wikipedia.

Ned


Colonel

Status: Offline
Posts: 231
Date:
Permalink   

Thank you for all that you do.



__________________
PDA


Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1342
Date:
Permalink   

You're all too kind!



__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard