User talk:Looney Toons

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A kitten for you!

For your hard work and dedication to ATT!

GethN7 (talk) 02:30, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I guess... <grin> -- Looney Toons (talk) 04:34, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Cleaning up trope/work links, have my bot working on it now

I noticed you've been converting trope to work templates where appropriate by hand, just wanted to let you know I have my bot working on that now to help you out. GethN7 (talk) 02:59, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

That's good to hear. It's not like I've been aiming to do this, though -- I'm really just doing a random wikiwalk and fixing anything that I happen to spot. -- Looney Toons (talk) 04:34, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
I know, and it's appreciated. However, I just discovered the categories (and some of their pages) I need to parse to fix everything are a horrible mess, so I plan to run a big bot job tomorrow to fix as much as I can find, so please refrain from fixing stuff randomly until I managed to get it all sorted out. It should take too long to fix everything (I estimate about a day or so if I can get everything compiled tonight), so I beg your indulgence for about that long. GethN7 (talk) 05:04, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Okay, will do. -- Looney Toons (talk) 13:52, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
My bot has already handled most of the subpages, should be done getting a huge majority of the work pages by the end of today. I might have screwed up a few trope pages due to them sharing certain categories with work pages, but it should only be a couple dozen pages at worst and a quick revert/edit should fix the templates. GethN7 (talk) 20:16, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Finished. I saved a log of all the pages that got changed and am planning on running one last bot in a day or two to fix the pages that should not have been marked with the work template, only this time I'm using a text files with the selected pages that need fixed since the categories method managed to bollix up several dozen pages, though the good news is that a massive chunk of the work pages have been fixed as well. GethN7 (talk) 20:04, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
That's great to hear. I'll stay away from any furhter cleanup until you say things are done. -- Looney Toons (talk) 20:10, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
My bot is done. GethN7 (talk) 19:41, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
We still have things it missed. I came across five or six, including The Ten Commandments, just in the last half hour or so. Looney Toons (talk) 19:42, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm aware. The work categories are so spread out and many are so intertwined with trope pages we'll probably have to fix the rest by hand. GethN7 (talk) 19:46, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
No prob. I'll start fixing them again, then. Looney Toons (talk) 19:51, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Double Redirects

I noticed a few of the page move you created resulted in double redirects (a redirect that redirects to another redirect). These can be easily fixed with a PHP script, so don't worry about undoing them, but if you want to avoid making more in the future, enable the "Highlight Redirects" gadget in your user preferences. This will mark all links that are redirects with a pink overlay, and if you click preview before creating a redirect with that gadget enabled and the preview shows your new link is also a redirect, that's a double redirect. GethN7 (talk) 19:49, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

I knew a couple of my changes would be causing them, but was planning on using the Double Redirects page to fix them. However, it doesn't appear to refresh often (can we change that?), so I had resigned myself to waiting until it did to correct the problems. Looney Toons (talk) 19:55, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Sadly, no. Due to the amount of information we have on our database, the Orain staff activated "Miser Mode", which keep our database from crapping out when running most special pages and puts a cap on the refresh periods to avoid server slowdown. However, as I said, all the double redirects can be easily resolved by my asking the Orain staff to run a very simple PHP script that will automatically clean up any double redirects. GethN7 (talk) 19:58, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Cool. Looney Toons (talk) 19:59, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Plans to add all ATT specific templates to their own category and some other fixes

I'm keeping track of all RCs, so don't worry about adding any of this yourself, but I'll be adding all ATT specific templates to their own category so we can better keep track of them, and I'll also be implementing a preloaded page template system for new pages as well.

I also have moved the spoiler code to being a toggable gadget in user preferences, as mentioned on the DW forums. Let me know if you have any issues with it not mentioned on the forums.

GethN7 (talk) 23:46, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

I can add your new template with a bot

I can mass add that creator template with a bot to save you some trouble if you want. GethN7 (talk) 00:49, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Got your message. When we've decided what we're going to do, either Gethbot or Dai-Guard can mass add that template if you need it. GethN7 (talk) 00:56, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Previous page history was archived for backup purposes at User talk:Looney Toons/LQT Archive 1 on 2016-05-31.

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TBeholder (talkcontribs)

why delete it?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

It was a year and a half old, and no one cared to put the work in to make it launchable. It had only two edits in its history, for pete's sake.

Look, we're really generous when it comes to the time it takes a polish a trope in the workshop. TVT has a 3-day rule for turnaround on trope candidates, but we let things percolate for weeks and months. But there comes a time where we simply have to say it's not happening. In a discussion several weeks ago, Labster, Geth and I settled on six months as a cutoff. If the candidate is older than six months and it's not launchable, we cut our losses and bin it. And I've been relaxed even about that, prodding people to finish up a candidate and make it usable for weeks before I finally throw up my hands and nuke it.

You object to the deletion of Fake Flight? Cool. Restore it. But if you do, make it launchable. Don't just kick it out the door half-made and then complain when it dies in the cold.

Reply to "Trope Workshop:Fake Flight"
GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Gethbot is doing the category changes.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Okay, cool.

Southparkfan (talkcontribs)

Hi Looney Toons, yesterday and today I have spent multiple hours into debugging why images weren't purged upon overwrite, because it caused annoying, very annoying issues. Despite it caused a site outage for European/Asian users (two minutes), I believe everything should work properly now.

I noticed this edit, and purging the page (?action=purge) + clearing your cache should ensure you get the most recent version of the page and images. Could you let me know if you experience anything strange? I guess everyone knows where they can find me.

NoxiousSludge (talkcontribs)

Hey, I'm going to keep it brief since I'm bad with words, but I know I've acted really rudely to you in the past. In fact, I still cringe at the childish way I blew up at you when I was lambasting Tumblr for issues that really didn't need to be bought up in a formal review that should focus more on site functionality than the unsavory types attracted to it. I don't know if you really care, but I'm sorry.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Um. Apology accepted? Except I can't really recall any time when I thought you were rude to me. I certainly took no offense at anything that I can recall, so please don't beat yourself up over it.

Summary deletion of ''Disney's Anne Frank''

4 (talkcontribs)

I'm not going to argue that pages for nonexistent works should live in the main article namespace, but I'm a little bothered at how you totally ignored my concern about deletion (and deleted the talk page itself - a major breach of protocol where I come from - is that how things are run here?). Maybe it's just my inclusionist nature, but I wondered if there was a place for that content to live as a "just for fun" reductio ad absurdum of Disneyfication.


Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I originally had a long bit here about not seeing your objection and, well, stuff. Then I went ahead and resurrected the entire set of pages and undid the link edits because of what you posted above. When I did that, I saw that you had responded to my 24-hour notice under an hour after I made it.

I apologize for somehow having overlooked your message. In my defense, I received no notification by the Wiki that someone had replied, and assumed that there were no answers to my notice. (talkcontribs)

Yeah, the only constant in wikis is inconstancy. :/

Thanks for putting the pages back. There was a redirect to DAF from "The Diary of Amme Frank/Juat For Fun" - maybe DAF et al. can be moved to JFF/DAF, with the appropriate categorization?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I don't think we have a "Just for fun" namespace, but there's nothing that says we can't create one. (I personally dislike the idea of a "Just For Fun" link under the real Anne Frank -- it strikes me as simultaneously disrespectful and tasteless -- and I wouldn't mind if it went away, btw.)

However, tomorrow I'm going on a short vacation, so whatever happens will either need to be done by someone else, or wait until I get back.

Molemanninethousand (talkcontribs)

Please see and deal with: /

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I have addressed the matter, please inform me if they do so again.

To my knowledge, you have not caused problems here, and you have not broken any rules to this point, and the abuse hurled your way was uncalled for, not to mention while you may not be allowed on Wikia from what I understand, such strictures do not apply to Miraheze at present, and so long as you abide by the rules, I see no reason for that to change.

And I don't know if it means anything, but I'm sorry such an abusive person saw fit to say such unjustified comments to you, please accept my apologies on their behalf. (talkcontribs)

Yesterday I made several grammar corrections which have been reversed by User:Looney_Toons. Suggest he/she studies a dictionary.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

If you will look at the comment I added to the single page where I reverted your changes, you will find dictionary citations supporting my reversion.

G-Monster (talkcontribs)

Tell GethN7 to let Grand Master Mario back on Wiki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

This fool was thrown off Wikia for being a troublemaker, there is no way I'm caving to his childish nonsense.

LulzKiller (talkcontribs)

for pages without any tropes please use

This page has no trope entries and desperately needs them. You can help this wiki by adding those trope entries.

instead thanks

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

And what would that template actually be called?

LulzKiller (talkcontribs)

works need tropes, after the actual category

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Thank you.

Reply to "small note of help"

I started a thread on GethN7's talk page about making a bot

Solid Virus (talkcontribs)

If you could please weigh in.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)


Reply to "I started a thread on GethN7's talk page about making a bot"