I originally sent this to the Rabbit mailing list; after some thought I reckoned that people on the Fluxx list would be interested in it as well, so here it is. My apologies to those who get both mailing lists.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bryan Stout
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 3:25 PM
Subject: New wiki page: Blanxx sorted by Author
I have just completed a new page for the Rabbit Wiki: a page which lists all the Fluxx Blanxx ideas sorted according to their author. The page is linked at the bottom of this page: http://rabbits.continuation.org/wiki/Suggested_Ideas_for_Fluxx_Blanxx_cards
Follow the link and you will see how it is formatted.
I did this because I wanted to be able to see all of one author's card ideas together, since there is often a close relationship between them, especially between Goals and Keepers. I did not copy all the card definitions -- that would be even more labor-intensive than it was, as well as inefficient and contrary to good programming standards. So I first laid the groundwork by placing a manual anchor for each card in the pages which list the cards by type. Then I did the Author list by just linking to all the anchors.
Check it out! I hope it is useful. I'm open to comments and suggestions. (And of course, the pages can be edited by anyone with a login.)
Now that the infrastructure is in place for the links, here are some projects that others may want to try:
1. Of course, I recommend that any new Blanxx entries also include an anchor for linking.
2. The Chronological Blanks Card Suggestions page could be changed to have just links, rather than repeated definitions.
3. New indexes could be made, referring to the cards by theme (e.g. food), or behavior (e.g. Actions affecting Keepers).