No Mans Sky Wiki:Explained - Macros
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 22 November, 2018.
Macros are a method of data presentation.
The No Man's Sky wiki has a variety of formatting macros that are used to provide a standard look-and-feel for specific types of information. Editors are encouraged to use them on their pages as appropriate.
Some of the macros are optional, others are more-or-less required as they are an important part of general wiki appearance. A short description of the more common macros follows. For information on how to use them, select the link.
Used mainly on star and planet pages to provide a history of both the original name used for the system as well as any additional names. It also provides a link between pages when the same system has been documented on more than one gaming platform.
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Used on starship pages to provide standard descriptions for items such as efficient thrusters or phase beams.
Explained - Macros is equipped with a phase beam to streamline resource gathering in addition to the basic loadout.It is also equipped with efficient thrusters to further improve its fuel consumption and enhance exploration.
Shows that a particular section is being actively worked on.
Displays system coordinates in a standard fashion
- Nanites displays a graphical version of the nanites currency:
- Unit displays a graphical version of the Units currency:
- Quicksilver displays a graphical version of the Quicksilver currency:
used when two pages have either similar names, or cross over the boundary between game releases. It provides a link from one page to the other.
creates a Discord link
Creates a standard phrase indicating that the star system is a Gateway System.
takes a text portal value and converts it into the graphical glyphs seen in the game. There are four flavors: the standard, InTable, Large, and Small. The last three values are called by using "Gl/" followed by the desired option.
Provides a standard text for indicating latitude and longitude, see the template page for more variations.
- Portal is located at latitude/longitude -47.36, +131.94
Gives a link that provides a popup if hovered over. Mainly used on index pages for bases and starships.
Creates a link to the UserProfile page of the indicated user.
creates a user reddit link
Creates the standard "style" code for setting the background color used in the Planet/Moon tables.
With no parms, it only sets the color. If a first parm is present (use lower-case c as default), it centres the text. If a second parm is present (as a number), it sets the colspan to that value.
used at the top of each wiki article to show which major release is represented by the page.
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