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SpyTec

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  • Hi SpyTec, some thumbnails in the ship galleries aren't visible. Can this be fixed? See for example these articles: shipsType-9, Python and Anaconda.

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  • Hello!
    I am a member of Vanguard group and I am here to present a proposal concerning infoboxes on Elite Dangerous Wiki that I hope you could consider. I would like to introduce portable infoboxes here which provide several benefits, including simplicity and better accessibility across platforms.
    To provide demonstration, I have created draft for CharacterInfobox which can be found on CharacterInfobox/Draft and CSS styling on User:Aiihuan/wikia.css. Here is the progress thus far: As you may see, the difference is rather minor. I am willing to look into making any changes you would like.
    If you have any concerns or questions, please let me know. Thank you! ^^
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    • Hey there!

      I looked over the Portable infoboxes when it was first released, but last time I checked there was no scripting support built-in. One of our most seen and used infoboxes are Template:ShipInfobox which automates cargo capacity, calculating insurance price as well as making sure single or plural names are used, all this can be seen through Module:ShipInfobox.

      I like the work you've done with the CharacterInfobox, but if we can't migrate over with scripts and decease the work needed to use the Infoboxes I can't see that we're going to switch over fully. CharacterInfobox doesn't need any scripting luckily, and your draft looks promising so we might end up using that though. With the Command Capital variable in your draft, it would be possible to append the "CC" text based on the "format" element yes?

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    • I am quite sure all mentioned features in ShipInfobox should be able to be implemented in portable infoboxes. I am currently working on draft for ShipInfobox - I will let you know once I am done. :)
      And it is good to know you like the work! I have appended the "CC" bit.

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  • Hey SpyTec! I'm Jamie from FANDOM's Community Development team! Not sure if we never asked you if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for this community, and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well.

    In case you are unaware of the feature, Discussions was introduced last year to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on the wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. Discussions also links with our FANDOM Apps, which this community has and it allows app users to easily take part in Discussions as well. You can read more about Discussions here.

    For more information on migrating forums to Discussions, you can check out this blog over on Community Central that explains everything in detail.

    If you have some concerns, Discussions, and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you do not want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions and Forums will be sunsetted as a feature, so getting ahead of the curve is never a bad idea.

    Feel free to have an open discussion with your community about this, and I'm available for any questions you might have. Have a good one!

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  • Hi Spytec, it would look nice to add images to the celestial info box. Now they're below the infobox such as here . The template is locked though. Can you add it or please give access?

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  • Hey! 

    I came across your old thread on reddit but dropbox have since dropped it, is there any chance that you still have them somewhere?


    Cheers!


    Devantejah

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  • Hi SpyTec!

    Broo Tarquin's page has a couple of comments that could be seen as offensive. Are they OK? Or should they be removed?

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  • Thank you for fixing the damage the troll did.

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  • Hi SpyTec,

    I noticed that the layout of the front page of the Wiki is a bit messed up. The blog feed stretches the 2 column table view so wide, it ends up obscured under the Twitter and changelog feed on the right hand side.

    The problem can be cured by only having the blog feed in a single column table. I also notice that the 2 blog feeds ('Recent' and 'Popular') are identical: the only difference is that one shows the 3 most recent blog entries and the other shows 5.

    I can remove the duplicate feed and reduce the layout to single column view to fix the layout issues, but didn't want to make any changes to the front page unless you were happy for me to do so. Or, if you would prefer to fix it yourself...?

    I've attached a screenshot of the issue.

    Let me know what you'd like to do.

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  • I walked the entire changelog from 16:56:36 to now looking for impartial undos.  (Generally it was any page that had more than 2 edits.)  Only found 2 that needed an additional undo to restore. All the +/- variations seem to be auto syntax cleanups by the system such as deleting extra spaces, pluralized link names, etc.

    Fun...

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  • Hey there, I've "moved" (I couldn't move the comments themselves, so I had to copy/paste the text) the ships discussion over here: Link

    Please check it against the original to make sure everything's correct.

    The old pages to delete are these: "Ships main page content and formatting" and "Forum:Ships main page content and formatting" (a leftover redirect).

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    • Hello again. Since almost a month has passed and DNYI still hasn't responded in the dispute over the Ships article, I feel that I've waited long enough for this matter to be resolved and would like you to rule on it and un-protect the article.

      DNYI reverted my original edits without first seeking an explanation, then immediately locked the Ships article for an indefinite period after I reverted him and opened the discussion. Locking the article was an unusually forceful measure, especially since I was fully prepared to enter into a discussion over my edits at DNYI's request (I'm not the kind of person to edit-war); however, I can give DNYI a pass for this since it's an admin's prerogative on how to handle every dispute.

      Nonetheless, indefinitely locking the article is an inconvenience not just for myself, but for other editors, and now weeks have come and gone with no answer or action from DNYI. This is unreasonable. As you are another of this wiki's administrators, I would like you to conclude the dispute in DNYI's stead: decide whether or not my disputed edits can be restored (I will abide by your decision), and then unlock the article.

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    • It's not finished yet, not had time to look myself (forgot). I'm guessing DNYI also forgot, best would be to send him a message on his message wall. But continuing discussion on improving it can now continue in the dispute thread

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