How we sort the coasters have always been a bit weird so I have come up with this (I told Mont already over chat).
We have two main categories, just like the RCDB:
- The track material, so Steel or Wood.
- The train type (4th Dimension, Bobsled, Flying, Inverted, Pipeline, Sit-Down, Stand-Up, Suspended, Floorless, Spinning). A roller coaster can only be in ONE of these.
- Then we have a third category like: Kiddie, Family, Ball Coaster, Wild Mouse, Mine Train, Enclosed etc etc. More than one of these can be added but it is rare more than one would happen.
This means that wooden coasters are also sit-down coasters, but then wooden coasters can be bobsled, or spinning instead.
I can set the new infobox to automatically categorize coasters based on this…Read more >
I have another idea for the wiki - a new infobox system (Like this: http://cedarpointamusementpark.wikia.com/wiki/Template%3AInfobox_roller_coaster). It's easier to use, takes up less space and its much easier to add in rows. We could customise it with our colours as well. What do you guys think?
Picked letters will be bolded and listed next to participating users' names. Completed letters will be struckout.
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I just made a forum for you guys:
I am Alex-Sixand on it of course. It requires Admin Validation so I'll have to validate you before you can post.
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Instead of just bothering the admins with a talk message, I will make a blog of it instead. I've noticed many fictional pages being made. Although I know a lot of these are just spam, we should put a message on the home page so everyone knows its about real coasters, to avoid confusion.
Also, we need a new featured article soon, so I suggest ShockWave.
Another thing, are we ready to restart the ratings system? I just don't want to start it until everyone agrees.
Last of all, I am going to Lightwater Valley in the summer! Not quite Cedar Point I know, but I'm still looking forward to it! Can't wait to ride the second longest roller coaster in the world.Read more >
I was peeking through YouTube and I searched "@outdaover" and the user channel was one of the results.
In his 2 videos, I found this:
A YouTube video of Great American Scream Machine (Six Flags Great Adventure) with an added soundtrack!
I thought you would like this!
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I would like to bring back the idea of the talk page polls and reviews. We are getting more users now and I would assume that more are likely going to come.
In case you don't know, the page polls and reviews is basically this:
Write a review of this roller coaster here!
Using this type of talk page, there is a poll you can use, you can write a review, and still be able to discuss the article. I'm not actually sure why we got rid of it, but we did. I thought it was fun thing. So, I would like to discuss whether or not we should bring this type of talk page back. Please comment.Read more >
My friend Six Flags New Orleans will be in a movie by 20th Century Fox!
I will see it. NO MATTER WHAT DA RATING IS! :)
-Alex- Roller Coasters FTW! 23:26, June 18, 2012 (UTC)
UPDATE: The movie is Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
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Here I have one of my dive machine coasters, The Vulcan!
Its a B&M, (Why would I use anyone else?) 177 foot monster.
Excitement: 7.37 Intensity: 4.58 Nausea: 2.15
I would put some pictures of the ride, but for some crazy reason, my computer won't let me. But, I have a lovely POV that, for some reason...has no sound... Here is the link to the video. It will play automatically. http://s1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/kata891/?action=view¤t=Movie0000.mp4
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In RCT3, I was making a roller coaster (with 13 inversions!) and came up with this weird element. Its a Batwing, but instead of going straight down then back up, the track curves back towards the entrance, then turns and repeats. I thought this would work on a real coaster, what do you guys think?
(PS: I hope you dont mind me uploading screenhots like that to the wiki, if you do then delete it :P)
Also, the year category's don't work too well, as they show the original opening, not the opening if that ride was relocated. That's why I think we should add the opening category to the article as the opening at it's current location, (eg: 2012) then add the other date to the redirect, (eg: 1985). Wikipedia does this - i think it's a good idea. Co…Read more >
Hey which coaster do you like best?
DO NOT Judge the pictures, Judge the coaster type. The pictures are examples only.
What score would you give a Strata Coaster? (Out of 10).
Average Score: 7
What score would you give a Giga Coaster? (Out of 10).
Average Score: 8.5
What score would you give a Hyper Coaster? (Out of 10).
Average Score: 8
What score would you give a Kilo Coaster? (Out of 10).
Average Score: 8
What score would you give a Family Coaster? (Out of 10).
Average Score: 5.75
What score would you give a Kiddie Coaster? (Out of 10).
Average Score: 4.5
Leave your scores in the comments. I'll post the averages when I get enough scores.Read more >
Congratulations everyone! Wikia has approved our wiki for yet another spotlight! This means that our wiki will be cross-advertised across thousands of other wikis around the Wikia network.
Be prepared for a significant boost in visitors within a few weeks. Let's all be as friendly and helpful as we can; this is a big opportunity to gain some more enthusiasts in our community to help us reach our goals!
In the meantime, let's keep the wiki looking good, and continue to add content (I promise to start helping out again this week).Read more >
I was thinking to myself while on CoasterForce, 'Why not show our RCT3 creations and stuff, in Coasterpedia, in our blogs?'
So, I will now like to present that idea. Why not give users the ability to show-off their RCT3 creations? We could have contests, on how realistic is it and stuff like that. I think, especially now we are going to be on spotlight, it will attract users. They can actually post their RTC projects here on coasterpedia. And, I think if we wanted to be really crazy, and if we did do the contests, we could have a section in our home page on the featured coaster the previous month. We would do this all in our blogs. I really do think this would be a fun thing to do. Tell me what you think in comments!Read more >
Coaster Q&A is a blog series in which interviews are conducted with our very own community of passionate roller coaster enthusiasts.
Today, our interviewee is Lachlan5963, an enthusiastic editor who has already racked up almost 2,000 edits in just 2 months!
- MontagnaMagica: To start things off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
- Lachlan5963: Well... I live in Scotland, UK, where we have rubbish coasters! When I'm not on the wiki, I am outside, with freinds or playing video games (RCT of course!). My hobbies would be: Listening to music, riding roller coasters, ( :P ) and going out with freinds. I also like to run sometimes as well.
- MontagnaMagica: What does your username mean?
- Lachlan5963: Lachlan is my first name. 5963 is a secret cod…
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Here are a few things to bring up for the month. If anyone can work on these, that would be great!
- POV's. The major thing that we offer is POV's. We all know we lack information compared to Wikipedia. And we don't have NEARLY all the coasters. If anyone can start adding more POV's, that would be amazing.
- We need to clean up our articles and expand them. We have lots of great articles, but we need to clean the very poor articles up, too. We need articles like, Shivering Timbers, or Kingda Ka.
These are the TOP things to do around here. So if you could perticipate and help with these, that would be awesome!Read more >
I think it's time again to consider a new spotlight. It been almost a year since our last spotlight. We already are qualified for spotlight, its only a matter of timing. When do you think we should ask to get on spotlight? Or should we even go to spotlight? Please comment.Read more >
Sorry for the inactiveness, I have been as busy as HECK.
-Alex- Roller Coasters FTW! 01:17, May 4, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
The train arrives at the station after its mile-long journey, and the passengers unload. As everyone files off the train, they chat excitedly about their wild experience. The train had just sped over 5,312 feet ( meters) of twisted track at over 80 miles per hour ( km/h), and reached a height of 245 feet ( meters). This is a roller coaster, specifically, Titan at Six Flags Over Texas. Titan, like hundreds of others, is a thrilling roller coaster ride. Millions of people ride roller coasters like this, and even bigger ones, for the exciting rush of adrenaline, and the heart-pounding height and speed that these thrill rides offer. Because of the danger that roller coasters seem to present, some members of the United States government would l…Read more >
I found out that Cedar Point is tearing down the Wild Cat for more room. This means, that Six Flags Magic Mountain is now the official Roller Coaster Capitol of the World!
They are tearing it down for more room, so hopefully they will make a new coaster in its place. In the mean time, MontagnaMagica is right, SFMM is the roller coaster capitol. *sigh*Read more >
I am bringing back the blog post series that we did months ago! This current battle is between the Dragster and the King of coasters. Minimal to no bias will be used in this battle. It is completely based on what I collect over the internet.
Okay, down to the arena!
1 point The the first ever Strata Coaster, Dragster reaches 420 feet! Launching riders at 120 MPH just to barely reach the crest of the hill. However, two years later, the second and last strata coaster was built. The Kingda Ka. Reaching 456 feet, with a speed of eight miles an hour faster (128 MPH), and a "bunny Hill", the King takes this battle.
1 point The King has the classic, over shoulder restraints. Locking you in the car, making you feel safe and secure. Now…
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I want to start off by saying that this isn't the worst problem our wiki has faced, so don't take it out of context.
I've noticed a growing number of infoboxes that use "extra" information, rearrange the usual order and layout of things, or even renaming the titles of the rows. The extra information is nice, but should not be put in the infobox. The current design should have rows for all the basic information on a roller coaster. Beyond that, it's up to the articles to give more in-depth information.
Now, before you all start calling me a control freak, hear me out on this... I'm totally open to adding more rows to the infoboxes (I actually think adding the cost and height restrictions are both great ideas). But we need to communicate with …Read more >
If it isn't obvious from the title, this blog is about the customization of the badges in our achievements feature.
We're currently "testing" the achievements feature here to see how well it works. There is no plan to replace our current awards system. Personally, I like having both. The awards are much more personal and satisfying to receive, and they are more customizable. However, we admins aren't always active enough to keep up with the awards, so the badges offer a temporary "thank you" to new editors.
Back to the main focus of the blog... We need to make our badges "Coasterfied!" (Yes, the word is stupid. You get the point!). Have a look at the current badges below, and try to come up with coasterfied (LOL!) names for them.
The names sh…
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You may of noticed I edited the main page and changed it a bit. Now the pics sit next to the advert, instead of under. I don't know if it looks better or if it isn't as good. I think it looks great though! :D
I know it is too late to say this but I was away so I hope you guys had a happy Easter! :-) I noticed that the awards were also activated. I personally don't like them :-( but I have no idea what you think...Read more >
This is a boring blog post i set out to do when i was bored.Read more >
I am deciding to do a monthly update on idea's for CoasterPedia. And on somethings that we need to fix.
1. History of the roller coaster. Kinda like the one at Ultimate Roller Coaster.com. This will have to be done, eventually, so if anyone wants to do this, please do!
2. We need more amusement park articles. Most of our red links are because we don't make these type of articles.
3. Expand articles! I have been noticing, that 50% of our articles are stubs! Meaning, all it says is: Wild Mouse is a steel wild mouse roller coaster, located at Blank. We need to expand these.
If you have anything else that I missed, please comment! But these are the top three things that we need right now that I can find.
Ruler of the Coasters 13:27, April 11, 2012 (U…Read more >
My friend is taking me to Kings Dominion this Saturday.
Here's my plan: (not in order)
- Her dance people in The Grove (park section)
- Shockwave attempt (lol stand-up coasters don't seem to by my speed)
- Any other Grove section rides I might wanna try
- Intimidator 305
- Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
- Ghoster Coaster
- Planet Snoopy for the lolz of it!
- Backlot Stunt Coaster
- Flight of Fear
Later! -Alex- Roller Coasters FTW! 12:11, April 11, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
Since they are reopening Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom as Bluegrass Boardwalk, I have an idea for good ol' Six Flags New Orleans.
We can have Cedar Fair reopen the park by getting replacement parts from the ride manufacturers that still exist (Zamperla for Lex Luthor's Invertatron, Vekoma for Zydeco Scream and Jester), so they can re-open the park.
For the Mega Zeph, since the designers of Custom Coasters International, Inc. (the manufacturers of the coaster) formed The Gravity Group, why not have them give spare parts?
They can totally revamp Looney Tunes Adventures to Planet Snoopy, and replace Road Runner Express, which was moved to Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2009.
They can add a new screen for the badly shredded screen of SpongeBob SquarePants: T…Read more >
I was looking online for other sites to get information on roller coasters for coasterpedia. Well, I came across Ultimate Rollercoaster.com. It has the history of the roller coaster starting from the russian mountains to the modern world of coasters. I'm almost done reading it, and, I was thinking, why not do this for Coasterpedia?
Why not have the history from the coaster starting with the Russian Mountains to the Coney Island and so on. Just an idea.Read more >
Hi guys, I have been trying to find websites willing to lend us photos and have received an email from "CoasterIMAGE" saying we can use theirs. It's the same as the Joyrides photos however - We must only use them sparingly and we have to put a copyright note under them. It is good that they will lend us photos anyway though!Read more >
First of all, I want to thank you all for removing hundreds of photos so very quickly. Of course, none of us want to do that again. To prevent this from reoccurring, we need to create an image policy. One that all pictures will need to be checked with.
NamekianFusion has created a forum page for the discussion of this. We can create our first draft there: Forum:Image Policy.
In the future, I'd like to create templates for the image uploader so that new users will know what they need to do.Read more >
All winter I have been saying that I am most likely going to Cedar Point this spring. Well, that still may not happen, but it looks as if it will. Then, my wife and I will be going on a family vacation to Branson, Missouri this summer, and I found out that they have Silver Dollar City there!
Then, I was not expecting to go on another trip all next year, but, I found out that most likely, I can go to Six Flags Great America next year!
By 2013, X-Flight will have been done, so I'm looking forward to riding one of the like, 4-5 Wing Coasters in the world! Also, I'm really looking forward to riding Raging Bull!
This year, though, I will be going to two amusement parks, so I am looking forward to that. What trip plans do you ha…Read more >
... Even when I'm logged on, it's always there in the upper right corner ruining the alignment of the top text.Read more >
Greetings Coasterpedians! It has come to my attention that a large number of our photos are taken directly from Roller Coaster DataBase, and are copyrighted.
I'm sorry I haven't been staying on top of this issue. The problem has been around for quite a while, yet I just haven't had the time to stop it. Now is the time to get control of the problem!
RCDB has asked us to remove all of their images immediately. Please lend a hand and help delete photos. Any time you see a photo, just go check on Roller Coaster DataBase to see if you can find it there. If it is there, delete it immediately.
It's important to remove these as quickly as possible so that we won't be held accountable for breaking copyright laws and taken offline.
This is a task of utm…Read more >
Hi all! I've recently been considering the activation of Wikia's Achievements feature. As you know, we already have an Awards system in place.
I just believe that, as nice as our awards are, they aren't much of an encouragement to new users.
If Achievements are activated, I plan to continue using our awards system. However, a few awards will probably be removed in favor of the badges version.
Do you agree with this decision? Please vote below, and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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I have a new proposition to make to this wiki.
Instead of adding and creating new articles, we need to fix up our hundreds of stubs. This is what I like to call The Stub Movement. Here is what I think we should do:
No one is allowed to create articles UNLESS they ask an admin, and the admin gives it a go. So, we need to start expanding our articles because most likely the admin will say no. By a stub, I mean the articles where it says: WildMouse is a roller coaster located at Magic Mountain.
We need to expand these articles. We have many pages, and we have every major roller coaster. This is just an idea, because we can't let these articles to keep being created. Please comment. All users welcome to give your opinion. I'll set up a poll later …Read more >
I found out today, that we have about 77 people visit coasterpedia daily. 2000 people monthly! Also, I found out from that last time MontagnaMagica checked, 52% of visitors are male, and 48% are female. 41% has NO kids, 59% has kids. (I contribute to the 41%)
I also found out that roughly 20% of coaster pedia's visitors come here often. But only 1% are addicts. (Which would be me and MontagnaMagica and some other people who do not edit)
In the US, 75% of people who visit are visiting from their home, and 23 from work. But globally, its 87% at home, and 13% at work. Just thought this was intresting. Comment if you have anything to contribute. Or just comment in general.Read more >
Hey you guys i've created a new wiki about Darien Lake! click the link below
Darien Lake WikiRead more >
Happy New Year everyone! Well, not yet for me yet, as of this writing... Anyway, 2011 was by far the greatest year in the short history of this wiki! It has jumped from just two active users to more than five. In addition, our number of articles has grown by the hundreds! Let's hope that 2012 will be even greater!
2012 also looks to be an awesome year in the amusement park industry, with many amazing roller coasters opening such as Verbolten, Leviathan, Seven Dwarf's Mine Train, The Swarm, Wild Eagle, X-Flight, SkyRush, Superman - Ultimate Flight, Manta, and much more!Read more >
notan admin, but I still have goals for this wiki.
- get too 1000 pages
- get back on spot light
- have 2000+ photos
- have ample more POV'S
- 11 active users. (this way, we more than double the users we have now
1000 pages means we need to work hard. To get back on spotlight, that won't be a problem. 2000 photo's. The way were going, we'll get there in no time. Getting more POV's, I don't think that will be a problem either. 11 users, spotlight will help alot. These are the goals I'm setting for the wiki. Please comment.Read more >
Coaster Q&A is a brand new blog series in which interviews are conducted with our very own community of passionate roller coaster enthusiasts.
Our first interviewee is Kata89, a relatively new user here who has a growing love for roller coasters, and enjoys learning all about them!
- MontagnaMagica: To start things off, what are some of your hobbies?
- Kata89: Programming, building stuff, and Wiki'ing. I also like fishing.
- MontagnaMagica: Can you summarize what you do for the wiki?
- Kata89: I find pages that do not have pictures, then I go on the internet and find the pictures. While on the internet, if I find out more information, I also put it up on the page. If I see a page is a stub, I attempt to expand it. Also, if a page is vandalized, I clean…
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Merry Christmas everyone! Hope your getting more snow than we are up here! We have one inch, and that stinks for living in the northern part of USA!Read more >
Hey guys! Any roller coaster tycoon fans out there should really check out this wiki: http://rollercoastercustom.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity
We need more users there!!!Read more >
Hello fellow roller coaster enthusiasts! If you haven't heard, Wikia plans to roll out a brand new feature called, "Message Wall". You can learn all about it here: http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Message_Wall
When this feature becomes available, should we activate it?
Please vote below, and if possible, let me know why you supported or opposed the change in the correct sections below.
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As we all know already, Thanksgiving is tommorow. I would like to know some things people on this wiki are thankful about. I am thankful that I have a computer, a house, a job in this economy. I am also very thankful for this wiki. I have learned so much.
I also have some goals. By Christmas, to have 701 pages. I know we are missing ample coasters so this should be easy. (for example, Tornado) Also to have 1000 photos by Christmas.Read more >
Considering most of us on this wiki have been on a B&M coaster, and knowing that most of their coasters have the Pre-Drop built, do you prefer the roller coaster with or without the pre-drop built on the ride?Read more >
It's time again for the next edition of Coaster Wars! This match-up is going to be one between two major theme parks located just a state border away from each other; Carowinds, and Six Flags Over Georgia.
If you don't know how this works, check out the opening paragraphs of the first Coaster Wars, Six Flags Magic Mountain vs. Cedar Point.
Located right on the border between North Carolina and South Carolina, this park's rides are known to sometimes actually cross the borders mid-ride. The park was originally built to help bring the two states together.
Six Flags Over Georgia is located near the major city of Atlanta. Its climate very similar to the climate in Carolina; summer highs average 89° Fahrenheit (32° Celsius).
Temperatures in both ar…
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Greetings Coaster fans, Today is a international treat for the ages! In the left corner, From Germany, Heide Park! And in the other corner, From Holland, Walibi World!
Heide Park: 4 out of 5 stars: One of the best foreign theme parks with scenery.
Walibi World: 1 out of 5 stars: .......No comment.
This is defenitly a mismatch in scenery, Heide defenitly wins this catagory.
Heide Park: 3
Walibi World: 0
Heide Park: 1 out of 5 stars: Germany...Good for swiss cheese and theme parks in the summer, Not so awesome in winter.
Walibi World: 3 out of 5 stars: Holland is not that much better, It's kinda cold in Holland. Somewhere around maybe.......44 degrees?
Well, Let's face it, Walibi has a better location.....but not by much.
Heide Park: 3
Walibi World: 1 …
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Good evening Theme Park fans, What a match we have for you today! Between 2 rivals, Carowinds and Six Flags Georiga! This should a big matchup folks, In the left corner we have Carowinds and in the other side we have Six Flags Georgia, So sit back, Relax and enjoy the show!
Carowinds: 3/5: The scenery looks kinda medeoric but I like it, I think.
Six Flags Georiga: 4/5: I must say, Their theming is fab, Where do they get it? A fashioner?
Their Scenery is close but this point goes to Georgia.
Six Flags Georgia: 3
Carowinds: 5/5: North Carolina, I really wish they had a MLB baseball team, But their temperature is good.
Six Flags Georgia: 3/5: Being named Six Flags Georgia it is in Georgia, Pretty weak city though and it's really cold in…
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Welcome to Coaster Wars, In this blog series I created, Any match is possible, Family Parks take on Theme Park Giants, Coaster Boasters on Coaster Boasters, And Classics gang up on the big parks. No match is to much for Coaster Wars!
If you have a idea for a matchup, Put it up there and i'll do the rest!Read more >