New Jazz2Online section

10 Jul 2005 at 21:00

There’s a new section (it can be found in “other” on the J2O navbar), named Earlong Royal Encyclopedia, or ERE in short. It’s an Encyclopedia. An encyclopedia?? What? Here’s a description of the section:

The ERE is a so-called wiki, where everyone can add and edit information about subjects that are related to the Jazz Jackrabbit universe and community. Everyone can contribute to it, and you are encouraged to do so – you can browse through the current entries, and extend them or create new ones.

In short: this encyclopedia is unfinished. It’s your (imagine a big index finger pointed in your direction) job to help expand the encyclopedia. Some examples of informative articles created by users during development: Jazz Jackrabbit 3, Jazz Jackrabbit Advance, Caption and Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Cheats

Some examples of information that the encyclopedia could contain that would be useful for reference:

  • Information on all JCS Events
  • Information on the most popular clans
  • Explainations of all the custom game types and how to create them
  • The history of the community, and discussion of its future

The motive for creating the encyclopedia was to be able to have all information on the Jazz Jackrabbit games and the community in one spot, so that there’s one place where you can find everything.

If you want to start contributing, a good read would be Six things you should know about ERE. Additionally, for help you can read the help page, and to play with things to educate yourself on how the wiki works, you can use the testing ground. We await your contributions to the wiki enthusiastically!

I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the wiki during development, helped test and provided bug reports and feature suggestions. Especially Stijn and BoggyB, you two have been a great help.

- Fquist


Stijn on 10 Jul 2005 at 21:05


Past of Leveldesign on 10 Jul 2005 at 22:34

Great, just great! Verry good job!!
Tomorrow I’ll write my first articles :D
This is just perfect!
Only the layOut is sometimes a bit confusing/not easy to read
—Nick [PoL]

Scizor CT on 10 Jul 2005 at 23:55

I hereby declare myself the ERE grammar police. Type well or suffer proofreading edits.

FQuist on 11 Jul 2005 at 00:02

Nooew! My “Six things you should know about ERE” article has been edited by the grammar police :’-(

Black Ninja on 11 Jul 2005 at 02:22

There needs to be a definition for Fooruman. I’d add one, but I’m apparently too stupid to figure out how to use it. ;p

Stijn on 11 Jul 2005 at 12:26

It’s good practise to only create entries that are linked to by other entries, though.

PHT on 11 Jul 2005 at 16:40

Once I have time and a good idea I might write an article or two.

Good stuff.

Olsen on 11 Jul 2005 at 18:36

I remember Fquist talking about this some time ago in #JJ2

Nice work.

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