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Welcome[]

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Happy editing, Ducksoup (help forum | blog) 04:27, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

A question on when you create new pages[]

I noticed that when you create a new page, a lot of code is being inserted for formatting of the text. You can see an example here where I cleaned it out.

I've got my preferences set so I use the Source editor. Unless you changed it, yours is probably on the VisualEditor or maybe even the Classic rich-text editor. Regardless, when you create a new page, you're just clicking on the "Contribute" button at the top of the page, selecting "Add a page" and then starting with the Blank page layout? And you're not pasting in text you highlighted and copied from some other website, right?

I've seen the second one attempt to keep the formatting of the original website and insert a lot of unnecessary code that doesn't actually help. We might need to bring this to Wikia's attention so they can track down whatever bug's causing the code to show up when you create a new page. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 18:01, January 2, 2017 (UTC)

Just a thought[]

Neptune said a while back that he was stepping away from Wikia as a whole, so I thought as the most active contributor here you were the logical person to ask about this. I was wondering if category tags for the major characters would help, or does it just unnecessarily clutter up the place? Alex Kirk-and-tribbles.jpg Jiskran 20:29, December 23, 2017 (UTC) PS Sorry about the sig - it's keyed to a template I have on other wikis but not here. A

Hey, seeing as I have seen you editing pages I was wondering if you knew how the side boxes work, such as the ones on charcetr pages that say their name, date of birth, staus (alive or dead), etc. I am trying to put some time into this wiki to try and make it better than it was before. I just have time on my hands and love the show so I see why not

Revamp[]

So, I'm looking, as the new Admin, to liven things up around here. Any suggestions are most welcome. Alex Kirk-and-tribbles.jpg Jiskran 09:01, January 9, 2018 (UTC)

Capital letters[]

As 'The Librarian' is a title and 'librarian' is a job description, so Anubis' role as 'the original Werewolf' differs from a generic example, in other words 'a werewolf'. This is which I left the word lower case in my description for the page. If this is something you feel strongly about I will leave it as it is currently, but in general please consider that I usually have a precise reason for what I do.

On a more positive note, your adding everyone to the relevant season or movie tag for characters is a great help. Thanks, Alex Kirk-and-tribbles.jpg Jiskran 22:45, January 9, 2018 (UTC)

Just to keep you in the picture[]

I've followed WitnessMe's suggestion to activate 'Discussions' which might help attract/involve more editors. If you have any specific suggestions for ways to use the function, please do drop me a message. Alex Kirk-and-tribbles.jpg Jiskran 22:40, January 12, 2018 (UTC)

Simplification[]

I'm considering having the main cast listed just as 'All Episodes' for the TV series, to shorten their pages a little, and possibly reducing the recaps of individual episodes, since we in theory have the detail on the episode page. Your opinions would be good to hear. Alex Kirk-and-tribbles.jpg Jiskran 08:14, January 19, 2018 (UTC)

Formatting guidelines?[]

Hi,

Just wondering if there is any kind of formatting reference or guideline for things like capitalization, etc. I notice that you often end up correcting those sorts of things in pages I’ve worked on, and it seems like it would be more helpful if I could check my own formatting beforehand. I’m just not sure where to find the information I need to do so.

Thanks, --Brightest (talk) 20:20, August 3, 2020 (UTC)

Admin status[]

Brightest is looking to revamp things, and it struck me that you should be free to do the same, so if you'd like the bump up to Admin, just let me know.

Alex Kirk-and-tribbles.jpg Jiskran 15:20, August 13, 2020 (UTC)

Done. A

Quote formatting[]

Hi,

I was using the top quote template for the quotes at the tops of pages because it's formatted to have a more header-like style. I will go and add in a source option for it, though.

Thanks,

Brightest (talk) 22:38, September 25, 2020 (UTC)

Hi,

I think I've fixed the blank spot (which only shows up if I check on a tablet) - I have a fix that might work better, but I don't want to get too far into trying to fix it this late at night my time. Let me know if it's still showing up for you, please! And if so, what you're using when that's happening.

Brightest (talk) 03:23, September 26, 2020 (UTC)

I believe I've now got it fixed in a better way.

If you notice anything else that's weird in formatting, just let me know, or at least use the edit summary so I can take a look - I can't fix things if I don't know that they aren't working.

Thanks!

Brightest (talk) 23:57, September 26, 2020 (UTC)

New version of wiki did weird things to templates[]

Hey,

The updates to the wiki did some really weird things to all the templates. I'm trying to at least fix up the infoboxes to use the new system (when I have time). The good thing is that we can now add a description to the templates and parameters, so I'm adding notes about usage/formatting as I go. Can you check over the ones I've completed? You know the formatting and style stuff better than I do.

Also, let me know if you find anything that's super broken - so far everything's been slow and weird but nothing seems to be unusable that I've found.

Thanks!

Brightest (talk) 01:28, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

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