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PLEASE Add links to the different kinds of Rails with some brief information about them. 172.31.24.78 14:21, 24 November 2017 (UTC)


Cleanup[edit]

Would someone (Munin295 or KnightMiner perhaps) be able to help rewrite the added content to the usage section? Currently it seems a bit like a tutorial, rather than an article. GoandgooTalk
Contribs
07:49, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

I think I've conformed it to the style guide enough to remove the notice, but it could probably still use some work to make it more readable. Although this needed some clean-up, this is the kind of work we need on the wiki. —munin · Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Stone Pickaxe.png · 08:45, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for helping to cleanup the recent additions. I definitely agree that we need more people like Bytebasher to help add more quality information to articles. GoandgooTalk
Contribs
09:02, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
why are you guys removing my contributions? Okay, perhaps you don't like a rambling, chatty presentation .. so how about writing to be about making the needed changes myself? I saw the style warning that Goandgoo placed on the page and was already reading the style guide to figure out how to adapt my text. The images I included for the Best Practices section are needed to understand how blocks next to a rail line affect performance, and the bit about diagonal track is of interest to anyone making a large scale rail system, like me and my buddies on the Museum of SciFi server !! --Bytebasher (talk) 08:57, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi Bytebasher, it really is nothing personal, and ultimately the wiki benefits greatly from people like you who are able to contribute to aspects of the wiki. There was nothing inherently wrong what you were doing, it was just that the best practices section seemed like a tutorial, and hence didn't need to be on this page. However, I have moved the best practices section to the minecarts tutorial, so people interested in that sort of thing can go there to find out more. Keep up the good work! GoandgooTalk
Contribs
09:02, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi too from me. A wiki is a collaborative effort, entered text doesn't belong to anyone, so anyone can edit it if they think it will improve the article. No one needs to check with a previous contributor to see if they can make changes or ask them to do it -- if they think they can improve it, they should just do it (as you did). Articles really shouldn't have "Best practices" sections (though there may be a few articles around that haven't been fixed yet) -- they should just document the block and leave strategies/etc. to tutorials (conceptually, there's no difference between a discussion of engineering strategy like this and, say, combat strategy). Goandgoo was correct to move this to the appropriate tutorial.
I tried to organize the topics into three sections for now: placement (what happens when you place a rail block), redstone component (how does it interact with redstone), and minecart behavior (how does it interact with minecarts). There's a fourth topic that should also be comprehensively covered under placement: how does a rail change in response to another rail being placed next to it. There are lots of configurations to test and document there as well.
munin · Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Stone Pickaxe.png · 09:29, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

thanks for the feedback guys .. i am with the program now. I have just learned some bad habits in the area of text possessiveness from some recent wiki experiences in an unhealthy environment. Edit Full On .. well, within reason and by the rules that is .. heh -- --Bytebasher (talk) 09:36, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

The minecraft track actually seems to be either 500mm or 625mm gauge, not 750mm as stated in the trivia. There are 8 pixels (500mm) between the innermost edges of the rails (where the gauge is measured from), or 10 pixels (625mm) between the two lighter sections (which may be intended to be the raised section).--81.110.10.58 18:27, 1 August 2018 (UTC)