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HopNation
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Postby HopNation » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:35 am

Ponderosa I really like he changes to the guide, I know when I first found it it was a great help to setting up mine. I use it for almost all my factbook entries and subsections, although many are till unfinished. The Miscellaneous section is where I've done most of my work.
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World Cup
Qualifying Exits: 67, 68, 69*,71
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Cup of Harmony
Group Stage Exits: 59
Round of 16 (60), QF (61)
*playoff game
BOI 15 - Champion
World Bowl
Group Stage Exits: XXII*, XXIII, XXV*
Rof16: XXIV,XXVI
*playoff game
World Cup of Hockey
Group Stage Exits: 23, 24, 25, & 27
Rof16: 26

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ShenGuo
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Postby ShenGuo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:10 am

Here's my part with some parts modified and added. http://www.nationstates.net/nation=shen ... /id=189426

Through the use of the codes you can also create something like this: http://www.nationstates.net/nation=shen ... /id=208693
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Ponderosa
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Postby Ponderosa » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:25 pm

I added a list of recommended of threads- the small list of recommended wiki-factbooks was looking a little lonely. Enjoy.
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Postby Orioni 2 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:51 am

Thank you very much Pondarosa for sharing this quick guide with us. I've always been a big fan of sharing some more details about my RP nation, whether it be in a forum thread, on NSwiki or now in a factbook. Although far from complete, I would love it if anyone of you reader has some constructive criticism for me here. http://www.nationstates.net/nation=orio ... k/id=63166
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Postby HopNation » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:32 am

Orioni 2 wrote:Thank you very much Pondarosa for sharing this quick guide with us. I've always been a big fan of sharing some more details about my RP nation, whether it be in a forum thread, on NSwiki or now in a factbook. Although far from complete, I would love it if anyone of you reader has some constructive criticism for me here. http://www.nationstates.net/nation=orio ... k/id=63166


Looks nice Orioni 2, but I think your political map needs shifted down a little as it appears to be in the section above.
Collection of National Teams
BOF 54 - Group 7 Winner - Round of 16
World Cup
Qualifying Exits: 67, 68, 69*,71
4th Place (70)
Cup of Harmony
Group Stage Exits: 59
Round of 16 (60), QF (61)
*playoff game
BOI 15 - Champion
World Bowl
Group Stage Exits: XXII*, XXIII, XXV*
Rof16: XXIV,XXVI
*playoff game
World Cup of Hockey
Group Stage Exits: 23, 24, 25, & 27
Rof16: 26

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Shazbotdom
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Postby Shazbotdom » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:47 pm

Just a note, I noticed you had me listed as someone you borrowed this idea from. I am in the process of making an image to represent my thread that would fall to the right of my listing in your second post. I will post a link to it when I have it uploaded.
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Postby Ponderosa » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:26 pm

Shazbotdom wrote:Just a note, I noticed you had me listed as someone you borrowed this idea from. I am in the process of making an image to represent my thread that would fall to the right of my listing in your second post. I will post a link to it when I have it uploaded.


That would be awesome, thanks.
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Postby Shazbotdom » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:12 pm

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[url=http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=78929][img]http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/Shazbotdom/FANIndexHeaders/IndexLogo_zpsd2c9243c.gif[/img][/url]
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Postby Serretes » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:31 am

I have a question. Where in my fact book, which I am redoing today, should my constitution go? Above or below the info box? And if below, how much below? This is a forum fact book.
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Postby Carto-Geography » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:37 am

Ujang wrote:Hello, I'm Ujang, well, I want to ask, how do we can upload images to NS through mobile version. I'm curious about it and I want to make a wiki-style factbook like you all....

Please.......


Put images on wikia and put the link between img boxes here.
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Postby Ponderosa » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:42 am

Serretes wrote:I have a question. Where in my fact book, which I am redoing today, should my constitution go? Above or below the info box? And if below, how much below? This is a forum fact book.


I recommend switching to the dispatch factbook, since it's easier to find, and my templates don't work so well for the forums. Legislation is where'd I'd put it.

If you're sticking with the forum factbook, the constitution probably shouldn't go anywhere near the OP, introduction, or main page. At least not if you want a wiki-style factbook.
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Retired WerePenguins wrote:That's the one thing I like about the WA; it allows me to shove my moral compass up your legislative branch, assuming a majority agrees.
Steve Prefontaine wrote:The best pace is a suicide pace, and today is a good day to die.
Christopher Hitchens wrote:Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.

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Astholm
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Postby Astholm » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:14 pm

How could I use this with ethnic group factbooks, like this one of mine?
I need to update the infobox, but am not sure how to progress.

Any feedback is also appreciated too on the content! :)
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Virana
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Postby Virana » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:25 pm

Astholm wrote:How could I use this with ethnic group factbooks, like this one of mine?
I need to update the infobox, but am not sure how to progress.

Any feedback is also appreciated too on the content! :)

Generally infoboxes for ethnic groups list an estimate on their total population, regions/countries with high populations of that group, and the common languages and religions found with them. They also have a list of famous people belonging to said group. Here's an example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akan_people

Also, ethnic groups don't usually have an "official language" as suggested on your article; they generally don't have any centralized authority that prescribes an official language. It'd best be described as the most common language; my best suggestion is simply listing that particular language first in a list of common languages found within said ethnic group, like so:
"Common languages: English, Hindi, Walloon, Flemish, Valuni"
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Postby Jichang » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:14 am

http://www.nationstates.net/nation=jichang/detail=factbook/id=205631
Does anyone have some suggestions for my factbook?
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Postby Britonisea » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:10 am

Really good! Tell us more. Sports etc.
Please look at mine.

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http://www.nationstates.net/nation=brit ... /id=156160
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Postby Jichang » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:51 pm

Britonisea wrote:Really good! Tell us more. Sports etc.
Please look at mine.

Everybody!!!!! Please rate!!



http://www.nationstates.net/nation=brit ... /id=156160

Nice factbook!!
And I will add some things to my factbook soon.
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Postby New Grestin » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:17 pm

I actually had a question:
How does one add tables to their fact book? I'm working on an entry to my military and I'm shooting for a presentation similar to the US Army entry on wikipedia.

Help?
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Postby Ponderosa » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:11 pm

New Grestin wrote:I actually had a question:
How does one add tables to their fact book? I'm working on an entry to my military and I'm shooting for a presentation similar to the US Army entry on wikipedia.

Help?


Here's an example.

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[table][tr][td]Rank[/td][td]City[/td][td]Population[/td][td]State[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]1[/td][td]Kefflavik City[/td][td]1,000,000[/td][td]Kefflavik Land[/td][/tr]
[/table]

Hope that helps.
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Christopher Hitchens wrote:Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.

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Postby New Grestin » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:23 pm

Ponderosa wrote:
New Grestin wrote:I actually had a question:
How does one add tables to their fact book? I'm working on an entry to my military and I'm shooting for a presentation similar to the US Army entry on wikipedia.

Help?


Here's an example.

Code: Select all
[table][tr][td]Rank[/td][td]City[/td][td]Population[/td][td]State[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]1[/td][td]Kefflavik City[/td][td]1,000,000[/td][td]Kefflavik Land[/td][/tr]
[/table]

Hope that helps.


This is exceedingly helpful, but is there any way to add new tabs to the table without

<----This
RankCityPopulationState
1Kefflavik City1,000,000Kefflavik Land
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Postby Ponderosa » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:32 pm

New Grestin wrote:
Ponderosa wrote:
Here's an example.

Code: Select all
[table][tr][td]Rank[/td][td]City[/td][td]Population[/td][td]State[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]1[/td][td]Kefflavik City[/td][td]1,000,000[/td][td]Kefflavik Land[/td][/tr]
[/table]

Hope that helps.


This is exceedingly helpful, but is there any way to add new tabs to the table without

<----This
RankCityPopulationState
1Kefflavik City1,000,000Kefflavik Land


Sure. The [td] tags are used to create new columns. The [tr] ones are for each new row.
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Postby Virana » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:35 pm

New Grestin wrote:
Ponderosa wrote:
Here's an example.

Code: Select all
[table][tr][td]Rank[/td][td]City[/td][td]Population[/td][td]State[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]1[/td][td]Kefflavik City[/td][td]1,000,000[/td][td]Kefflavik Land[/td][/tr]
[/table]

Hope that helps.


This is exceedingly helpful, but is there any way to add new tabs to the table without

<----This
RankCityPopulationState
1Kefflavik City1,000,000Kefflavik Land

I'm not entirely sure what you meant by new tabs, but tables in BBCode and HTML work like this: each tr tag denotes a new row (though, of course, the previous one must be closed), and each td tag represents a table data cell. If you want to add more columns, simply add more data cells in every row.

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Postby New Grestin » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:40 pm

Thanks!
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Postby Jichang » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:26 pm

Has anybody suggestions for my factbook?(I know that I have already posted this)
http://www.nationstates.net/nation=jich ... /id=205631
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Postby Desmendura » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:13 am

Jichang wrote:Has anybody suggestions for my factbook?(I know that I have already posted this)
http://www.nationstates.net/nation=jich ... /id=205631

I highly suggest making the flag slightly larger and make the history more detailed. Try checking out my factbook for some inspiration on your history, it's in my signature.
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Postby Alenahtl » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:43 pm

This is unbelievably helpful.

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