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I just reverted your edit on "Everyone Comes Back Fantasy Party Ending"...

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

... because you replaced a link to a Work page with a link to a redirect - then re-created the otherwise-unused redirect.

I then made the change that I'm sure you intended to make, and re-deleted the unused redirect.

If you can't type in a fraction while editing, select "Special characters" from the menu at the top of the edit box, select "Symbols" from the menu on the left side of what drops down, then select the fraction from the list that appears. The character will be placed into the page for you.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

Your suggestion is very annoying and not intuitive for the average user. Imagine searching for 8 1/2 on the site and not finding anything. Wikipedia has that redirect, why not ours?

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

That doesn't matter, not for this discussion. What does matter is that you took a link that was pointing directly at the work page in question and changed it to point at a redirect instead. You introduced unnecessary complexity to a simple system.

Subpage footer text

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Just a head's-up: I've put together a couple of templates that can be used to give subpages a consistent look and feel. They only work on the first level of subpages, though, so please don't use these on nested subpages.

  • {{worksubpagefooter}}, for subpages of Works pages, puts the name of the top level page in italics.
  • {{tropesubpagefooter}}, for subpages of Trope pages, doesn't put the name of the top level page in italics.

I've already added them to the page templates.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the heads-up!

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Bumping this, since I see you did a few dozen Quote subpages today and manually typed in the text instead of using the templates.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

Damn it. I even noted them in a file, but I somehow forgot.

You undid my edit on "The Last Jedi"

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

You now get to pick one quote for the top of the page, instead of the four we currently have.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

I did that because it broke formatting. None of the other quotes from the other Star Wars film pages have been changed in your way.

Based on your suggestion, the option that would take the least space on a page would be to keep a direct quote from the film, and not the crawl. They should be moved to their Quotes subpages.

Edit: I went ahead and made the changes.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Thanks.

I have to rap your knuckles...

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

... for uploading a copyrighted file and marking it as in the public domain. There's a visible copyright notice on the page that you downloaded File:PaperChax.PNG from.

I've corrected that for you.

Please take more care with file licenses in the future. We admins need to set the right example for the rest of the tropers, after all. :)

@Labster @GethN7 @Looney Toons @QuestionableSanity @Derivative @SelfCloak

Magic Words BASEPAGENAME and ROOTPAGENAME

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Hi! Spreading the word about this one - I had to explain it to Looney Toons, too.

There are two different Magic Words that point to pages further up a category tree: BASEPAGENAME and ROOTPAGENAME. BASEPAGENAME returns the page name up to but not including the final slash, while ROOTPAGENAME returns the page name up to but not including the first slash. If you want to autoinclude the category for a particular work, you want ROOTPAGENAME, not BASEPAGENAME.

For example:

  • Page = Babylon 5/Recap/Film (which I picked because we use both Magic Words in the footer)
  • ROOTPAGENAME = Babylon 5
  • BASEPAGENAME = Babylon 5/Recap
SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the tip!

Please lift the block of SignBot

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Summary by SelfCloak

Request denied.

Please please lift the block of SignBot NOW!! PLEASE DO IT! DO IT NOW!! Please do it, please. I want you to JUST DO IT!

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Smooth, dude, smooth. Way to convince another admin by acting like a grown-up.

Selfcloak, check this user's history -- especially his interactions with RobKelk -- before considering his request. That is, assuming that him acting like a petulant 10-year-old demanding more candy doesn't tell you enough.

-- Looney Toons

CC: @Labster, @GethN7, @Robkelk, @QuestionableSanity, @DocColress, @LulzKiller

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

Based on Mohamed Saed's behavior in his message alone, I'm going to say no.

Before you move a Work page for capitalization of a preposition...

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

... please check whether the preposition is or is not capitalized in the actual work name.

I've moved "Alone on the Water" back to "Alone On the Water - the title has an uppercase O on both LiveJournal and FFN.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

Ok, noted.

Ridiculously Cute Critter

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Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)
SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

Your image is fine. For other images you want to change, it would be better to suggest it in the talk page first.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Okay, I'll try to not make the same mistake, thanks SelfCloak.

Disenchantment Page

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HighComs (talkcontribs)

Hey there, thanks for helping clean up the page. The first 2 quotes are from different scenes - they are not talking to each other - that is why I separated them with a line. I wanted the quotes to provide the context for the show - the 2 main characters expressing opposite wishes. I wasn't sure how best to achieve this result - any suggestions? The way you have done it implies that they are talking with each other, which they are not.

Cheers

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

I didn't watch the show, so I wasn't sure about the quotes. Usually, quotes from different scenes are formatted that way:

{{quote|''"First quote"''|'''Character 1'''}}

{{quote|''"Second quote"''|'''Character 2'''}}

Irisu Syndrome Image Question

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Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Hey, can I upload a new image for the Irisu Syndrome (Darth Wiki)? Since I'm fixing, tweaking, and cleaning some of the pages. I'm wondering do you and some of the other higher ups have something else in mind, if you do, I'll won't put it up.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

What will be the new image?

Also, I fixed the link for the image that was already there on the page.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

I didn't upload it earlier, because just in case we already have one that's ready to go. I don't want to upload doubles or files that won't be use. The main page for the game also needs some fixing.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

If you think the new image is better, then you can go ahead and upload it.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Here is the image, so what do you think? Sorry, it took a while, since I was cleaning it up with shop magic: File:Irisu-Syndrome-2.png

What license should I use? I don't know if this game needs the fair use label.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

I uploaded a better quality version of the image. The cleanup looks really bad.

The game is freeware, but I guess the game's creator has the rights to the character.

I feel the title screen would be a better image for the normal version of the page.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

No problem, I should've look for a better image to attempt using photo shop.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Where you able to log in earlier? A while ago, I was force to leave, because of some weird stuff goings on and I got a message talking about a DDOS attack.

You're right, SelfCloak, the title/menu screen does look better on the normal version.

SelfCloak (talkcontribs)

I'm still logged in. These 503 errors happen from time to time.