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April-May 2011 WIP[edit]

I've taken over the process of reformatting, trimming, and editing the list to server as an overall glossary of all terms found in the glossary sub lists. Since the list is becoming fairly long, and will continue to grow, I would like to split the glossary up into terms based on the letter of the alphabet. However, for the time being- I have reformatted the page in the model of a series of definition lists sorted by first letter.

I will continue to trim, edit and update the entries on a letter by letter basis as I add more terms to the sub-glossaries found on the Category:Glossaries page.

Fridge Chesthair 02:24, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Update 1[edit]

Terms beginning with numbers, A, and B have been added, updated, and edited. Fridge Chesthair 03:47, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Update 2[edit]

Terms beginning with numbers, and A through E have been added, updated and edited.

Fridge Chesthair 00:33, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Update 3[edit]

Terms beginning with numbers and A through R have now been added, updated and edited.

Fridge Chesthair 01:45, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Update 4[edit]

All new player terms and exiting glossary terms have been added for 0-9 through Z. Market and contract items have been added for terms beginning with 0-9 and some of terms beginning with A.

Fridge Chesthair 02:56, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Update 5[edit]

I've gone ahead and begun adding market terms beginning with the letter A. In order to reduce the length of the page, I've decided to go ahead and break off each section into its own page. I will also add a page with the complete listing, however this will pull the information from each individual page and be extremely lengthy.

After doing this, I will replace this pages content with navigation links to the individual and complete pages so that users may navigate to which ever best suits them.

Fridge Chesthair 20:02, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

To Do[edit]

Check true sec-status of 0.0 / null-sec / zero-sec (and add zero-sec as another entry)

Need to double-check what causes aggression and if there's anything else that you're prevented from doing while being in an aggressed state. --Karia Icehawk 22:08, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

0.0's description is too long (see Hi-sec). Too many modules outside of the module abbreviation list (see RL). Corporation and alliance specific abbreviations need to be removed (see GBC). Actual descriptions of abbreviations (see Hot drop). Going over of all entries (see Neutral, Neut (whoever forgot that Neut refers to the Neutralisation of a ships cap needs to be shot)). Removal of general gaming abbreviations (see Leroy and FTL). Grez 03:13, 1 June 2009 (GMT)

April-May 2011 Work[edit]

Most of the terms have been reexamined and rewritten when necessary with the april-may work. New user specific terms have been moved to a new page List of EVE Online terms useful to new players.

This glossary will probably expand to be extremely large, so it will probably be split up based on first letter with this page's navigation links being replaced with a navigation page.

Fridge Chesthair 02:56, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Better presentation[edit]

Template:Quote Have split the table as requested (first time I've ever done such a thing). Table requires at least a blank line in front of the first header otherwise the HTML does bad things to the whole page. (Karia Icehawk)


Thanks Karia! Any way we can eliminate the section numbers in the contents? I looked all over, and couldn't find any examples of how to do that. Also, someone labeled the page factually inaccurate, but there are no indications where those factual inaccuracies are. Any ideas? --Gridwalker 03:48, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately the contents area is autogenerated by the wiki any time there is an article of four or more headings (refer to Help:Formatting). On a semi-related note, it is my thought that where there are two or more meanings to a word or phrase, we should list them on seperate lines so as to reduce confusion, perhaps even numbering each meaning kind of like what a dictionary does? - I think we can do this (haven't tried yet) by starting a new line below the previous one without a |- in between, and nothing between the first | and the || ? - Karia

Check out what I did for the "RL" entry. Decided to try to use a numbered list to get the effect you suggested for multiple meanings. If you like this, I can go through the entire table and split out all multiple meanings this way. --Gridwalker 20:16, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm pretty easy about how it's done but that is an effective way of presenting it. While I may think it looks wierd (lol) we're looking to make it as easy as possible for others so yeah, I'd say do it the way you've just done. --Karia Icehawk 21:55, 20 December 2008 (UTC) (finally found the signature thingy you've been using!! :)

Just had a thought as someone has just added an emoticon to the list - would it be a good idea (seeing as we have an index now) to seperate out the emoticons and put them at the bottom of the list? o/ for now. --Karia Icehawk 17:54, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi guys, Elumiel is already creating a revised version of this page to make it more userfriendly. More to follow soon™ ISD Erilus Nex 18:28, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Sweet. Hope he catches the latest changes too :) ... err except the unicorn that I snuck in - I don't remember there being any fantasy in this game except for the one where I fly an Estamels fitted Momship (ooo there's another thing to go in the glossary at some point). --Karia Icehawk 09:23, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

I'd be in favor of additional pages that take more than a sentence or two to explain. If it is a topic that is said enough in eve to short hand, there might be additional follow-on topics that might take some additional exposition. My personal example I noticed was 'Intel'. Being a covert ops pilot for a time, I know it's an important topic, and methods of gathering it are varied. It opens a great page in the future, but for now, it's a stub, maybe to be rolled back in. It's more a question if we want stubs for the time being, with great pages later, or few pages now, with a ton of work to be done.--Kismeteer 09:10, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Just a quick note that a page has been created for Intelligence which calls out 'intel' as being shorthand for the subject. I would recommend that most links regarding 'intel' as a subject be resolved to 'Intelligence'. --Dagnir 23:39, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

To be honest, mercilessly merging tons of items in this list with very short explanations is not going to work well.. In the end many of these subjects will need their own page to explain it a bit better, having a stub for it now may be better than merging it now and making it's own page later... That is just a load of work you are doing for nothing from my point of view. The evelopedia is in it's younger stages and sure there is a load of work to be done, but the list of stubs will certainly be a good reminder of what actually still needs to be done.

For instance, Intel or Intelligence is a huge subject you do not want to make a part of something like this, sure right now it has little actual information but it will need to grow, especially to explain how this works now, and I am guessing it will be even more important when actual changes to ingame mechanics come. --sg3s 01:04, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

It really depends what it is, if it's something that can be expanded on then there's nothing stopping someone creating a page containing detailed information about it. There are already quite a few terms or abbreviations in there currently that link to a page detailing about it. ISD Erilus Nex 22:26, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Would it help if this page were split into a proper glossary (i.e. Eve-specific definitions of words & phrases) and a separate page of acronyms (and initialisms; shaddup you pedants)? I'm thinking that a separate page of just the acronyms might be fairly likely to be bookmarked/printed by players. MailDeadDrop 17:32, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I will attempt to copy this and work on it at some point so that all abbreviations of a similar type (for example: faction abbreviations) have a similar, if not the same, description. As it is right now, the grammar and descriptions of some of the entries need to be the same. Perhaps we should come up with a 'rule set' for them, as to what they fall under, and how they should be written (for example: Ark, should not contain "but in a different context", just "can also refer" would be fine). There is also FAR, FAR too much written for some entries, when they could, and should, be much shorter (see: 0.0). Also, entries like "GBC", need to be removed. This should be about game abbreviations, and not involve alliance/corp stuff.Grez 02:59, 1 June 2009 (GMT)

Would it make sense to link to sub-pages for things like TLAs (three letter acronyms), slang terms, deprecated terms, and so on? I'd imagine that they would still be in the alphabetical listing, but maybe as a reference to other TLAs (for example), which might lead the user to see other similar examples. I would guess that this would work for emoticons pretty well, too. I'm happy to do some work to try it out if that's OK with everyone.Cephas Borg 14:47, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

General Update[edit]

Well, more of a brief update than much else. We're still waiting to hear if parser functions are going to be enabled, if they are then a page design that we have will be implemented, if not then a more generic layout similar to what is currently there will be added. ISD Erilus Nex 12:40, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Too much?[edit]

Seriously I have been playing eve for 2 years and not seen some of these abbreviations, especially the salvage and ore ones. I appriciate trying to cover everything, but its rather daunting and somewhat silly.

Naming convention[edit]

Template:Warning --ingenting 23:29, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Removal of out of date /no longer in use terms[edit]

I propose removing the entry for BoB, as they no longer exist.

They no longer exist but it can be said that the term is still relevant (and something that a new player may run into while talking in public channels.) I know my alliance continues to switch back and forth between RKZ, "Ken" and BoB when referring to the notable alliance.
--Alezra 22:34, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
I removed all corporation and alliance abbreviations I could find. It should never have been put there in the first place. This page would be flooded with people claiming rights to put their alliance/corp abbreviations on the page. It should be about game -based abbreviations, not player-based. Grez 03:25, 1 June 2009 (GMT)

Different Categorization[edit]

Do we really need the listing to be alphabetical? All modern browsers have a text-search feature. Instead wouldn't it make more sense to have the categories be meaningful to a person browsing the list? For example, breaking down the phrases into categories like "Fleet Jargon" "Ship and Module Abbreviations" "Corporate and Alliance Politics"

--Alezra 22:32, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

there should be several sortings to choose from, imo. but until then ABC etc. is good. --ingenting 15:36, 16 July 2009 (GMT)

RE: Different Categorization[edit]

The scripting necessary to create tables that are interactive is currently missing from the mediawiki build utilized by EVElopedia. In the future, an interactive table would be nice. However for the time being, the alphabetical ordering seems to work. Category specific pages have been created and are accessible through the page. --Fridge Chesthair 03:01, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Links to Glossary - But not mentioned in Glossary[edit]

One example I just stumbled upon is [Director]. Whyever this links to Glossary...
--SentryRaven 00:19, 11 July 2009 (GMT)

Caps[edit]

Strictly speaking, isn't the Orca a subcapital like the other freighters? --Aion Amarra 04:19, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

RE: Caps[edit]

The Orca is a member of the capital industrial ship superclass. It requires capital components to manufacture. The main difference is that the orca does not require the capital ship skill to pilot. So it is a capital ship, but it is closer to a freighter than other capital ships. --Fridge Chesthair 03:10, 23 May 2011 (UTC)