Hey wiki users! We don't have a great deal to share this week because, as you may remember from my last update, we dramatically reduced the amount of recordkeeping we are performing on the wiki. This led to the somewhat unintended result of.... basically doing nothing all week. Which was honestly super great, I played so much Hades (you should check that game out, it's the reason I was with the Hades Tigers for Seasons 2 and 3). We will be filing elections today, but it might be incomplete for a few days due to the siesta allowing us time to take it slow.
From our perspective, the reduced recordkeeping went great. We left an open invitation to the community to fill in the Season 8 tables for all the minor events, and a few members stepped up to fill in a great deal of the minor events. It was also pretty uneventful as far as incinerations and feedback swaps go, which was appreciated by the core maintenance team. The open invitation will continue into Season 9, assuming we aren't going to prime time with an automated solution. Speaking of...
We are making excellent progress on an automated solution to populating season tables with all events. We aren't quite ready yet to make use of it on the main season tables, but eagle-eyed wiki users can already find evidence of automated game logs somewhere on the wiki...
As you probably already know, Blaseball is taking a siesta this week, between Seasons 8 and 9. This affords a great opportunity for us to continue working on the wiki at a sustainable pace. We will be taking the siesta to work primarily on creating user guides, the first of which will be an Etiquette Guide. We have seen a massively increased need for such a guide over the last few weeks, and we are finally going to take the time to write this. No promises on how long it will take, as we view this as a very important piece of writing not just for the wiki, but potentially for the community at large.
As such, I have whipped up a quick survey for wiki contributors to fill out. If you have suggestions for what kinds of guides you would like to see written, or would like to help create any of those guides, this is the place to file your interest and feedback. We don't yet have a plan for how we will get people involved, but we'll figure it out. https://forms.gle/fMV5mwQuyx4B9itDA
That's all for this week! We will continue to take it slow and steady. We get a lot of feedback about various things, and we're hoping that with the introduction of new guides for the community, many of the most pressing questions can be answered before you ever think to ask them.
Please take the siesta to recharge from the last few weeks of tense Blaseball. Be kind to each other out there, and remember, Blaseball is for everyone.