I would like to congratulate again for your tremendous contributions in both keeping this place both vandalism free and in discussions on the wikia. I havent been able to visit this place regularly for a while and wont be able to in the future as well; I guess you could say that life has caught up to me ;).
So how has the wiki been for the last couple or years? Has the number of visitor remained low like before or have they rebounded somewhat? Any controversies :D? Any notable users?
Also, is there any Bureacrat who remains active on Zombiepedia?
Setting aside the questions.
The Last of us Part 2 is going to be released in the next year or year and a half at most. It should reignite people's interest in Zombies again and should lead to a increase in visitors. That is something that I think we should look forward to and maybe overhaul the look of this place.
It's been fairly quiet, as you saw. Notbale users? Not many, aside from one, I forget his name, types in broken English. Guessing English as a second language there.
I went through and cleaned out most of the articles about individual cartridges and firearms, as there was no rhyme or reason to most of it; there's no hope at all of cataloguing all the cartridges that firearms use. Same thing with the firearms, especially as most of the ones on the wiki here seemed to have come from someone acting out their WWI and WWII weapon fetish; a good many of the guns up exist largely only in museums.
As for the the activity level picking up, I don't see much chance to it, being totally honest. As a wiki that catalogues a relatively obscure fandom, and the lack of mainstream stuff to prop that fandom up, I don't see it having a lot of lifeblood being injected in anytime soon.
The Last Of Us sequel might be something neat, but I'm worried about the narrative; the creative director seems more interested in pushing a "woke" story than anything else in the interviews that I've seen, I suppose we'll see.
Yeah i suppose there isnt much that can be done, here's hoping that The Last of Us sequel for all its "woke" storytelling atleast boosts our users. Speaking of that, you should make a The Last of Us part 2 page so that our wikia appears on google when people search for it. Just an idea i thought i would throw out there.
I recently found out about an interesting syndrome named as Syndrome of Cotard, A.K.A Zombie Syndrome. Please, can i create a page about this, considering that we won't be talking exactly about zombies, but yes a syndrome?
Uhhhh... that covers four miles and in? An M252 81mm mortar? Takes a bunch of people to operate, but I can't think of anything else that'd operate out that far, even crew-served, except for other mortar systems.
"Short to mid range" generally means out to like... a few hundred meters. You're talking about distances farther away than tanks can reliably hit with their main guns on perfectly flat terrain.
Provided you could find a platform and appropriate MIL-STD pintle mount and pedestal for attaching to the bed, and an appropriate adapter, you wouldn't be amiss with something like an M249 or M240. I occasionally saw M107s mounted up on a Humvee, though I'd have to do some research on whether or not they used a standard pintle adapter; I don't believe they did. That said, they apparently provided a fairly stable firing platform for the latter weapon system, though their use was for disrupting IEDs, not sniping.
Well, mortars would be good, like the one I mentioned earlier, but you'd need people with a very strong infantry background to make much use out of them. Same thing for machine guns. It's not as simple a thing as it looks like on TV or in the movies where you just stack a gun up someone and shoot. There's deep strategy and doctrine in where and how to place them, methods of establishing targeting and reference points for quickly shifting fire, learning how to work a T&E mechanism, learning how to properly deliver grazing fire, and a great many other little things. For mortars, it's similar, except more complex, since now the people who might conceivably call for fire have to know how to adjust for fire, have a quick and reliable means of determining their exact location, be able to immediately broadcast this information securely to the person running the mortars (who must themselves then do a shit-ton of math), work up a firing solution for each of the guns, distribute this to the gun crews, (who are all themselves just cogs in the machine)...
A careful, well-considered defense implementing crew-served weapons to their maximum capabilities is a complicated thing.
Welcome back, karanmd, and hmmm... a rundown of the last year? You know, I'd really love to be more help, but I'm honestly not sure I could summarize it well for you.
The wiki's on a very, very low-rate cycle of editing, and I've noticed that most of the activity takes place in comments from unregistered users. I noticed that the tag system is really, really, really awful. I dunno what policy got set for the firearms page, but... you can look at it and see what I mean. There are so many tags as to be useless.
I have noticed a great deal of vandalism, especially compared to how small the wiki is. A lot of this takes place in comment sections as well, though vandalism of articles is close behind. Usually it's random, one-word edits of racial or ethnic slurs, and easy to roll back or correct, but still, something that goes on with a fair bit of frequency.
Outside of that, I'm not sure what else I could tell you, unless you had some specific questions.