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Fandyllic

aka cillydnaF

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February 1, 2005
  • I live in San Francisco Bay Area
  • My occupation is Software QA
  • I am sometimes a pain in the...
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Bag pages

Looks like bags are currently not showing correctly in the infoboxes: Merchant's Satchel. Could you poke it with a stick? Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 23:22, July 8, 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. I created the bug previously by over-zealous commenting. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 8 Jul 2013 3:34 PM Pacific
Grin Gracias! Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 00:05, July 9, 2013 (UTC)

Didn't upload

I DIDN'T upload this icon: IconSmall Mekkatorque Assey Westfall (talk) 20:42, July 13, 2013 (UTC)

I was just using that as an example. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 14 Jul 2013 1:46 PM Pacific

Citations

Hey Fandyllic, I'm just wondering how you do citations on subjects where this isn't really a clear source. For example, how I wrote one of the most called for expansions is the return of the Burning Legion. I've seen this in many places, especially WoW Forums. So how do I cite this? Thanks. Tankingmage (talk) 10:21, July 31, 2013 (UTC)

You can cite forums. Just give a link to a long thread with several mentions. Sources don't always have to be super clear, but claims with no sources are generally bad. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 31 Jul 2013 5:38 AM Pacific

Cataclysm update

Hey Fandyllic, should we remove the Cataclysm/update notice for some articles, for example, the Blasted Lands is pretty complete Cataclysm wise. Tankingmage (talk) 01:48, August 7, 2013 (UTC)

Yes. Use your judgement. If you think there is some updates needed, just replace it with one of the stub templates. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 6 Aug 2013 7:50 PM Pacific

Guild page notice

Thank you so much for the note. No idea why anyone would mark it for deletion. Weird. —This unsigned comment is by Bardgal (talkcontribs) 11:59, August 7, 2013‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Hey - thanks for the heads up, and for the detail of (I need to update once a year.)

I'll do my best to remember that. I am grateful for the nudge, and if I get überblonde again, I'd love another a year from now if I'm still an idiot. :) THANK YOU!!!! - Bardgal (Sereníty.) 11:02, August 11, 2013

Bad Ref

Ok thanks Fandyllic Tankingmage (talk) 15:06, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

Hmmm I think I did remove that, and I must have control z'd it, or done something like that anyway Tankingmage (talk) 15:10, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

Editing rights

Tankingmage brought it up that anons aren't able to edit here. I double checked, and it seems it has been this way for a very long time; it seems counter-intuitive, though, if we're trying to attract new editors. I'd like to lift that if it's all right with you, as we should be able to handle any unwelcome activity between the four of us - plus, I can let VSTF know to keep an eye on things for a bit. Worst case scenario we can always just flip the switch back. Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 17:17, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

I'm okay with it if you and Tankingmage are willing to take the extra burden of handling anons. On the other wikis I've admin'd I can't say allowing anons is a great way to attract new editors. Most anons are users who are not motivated enough to register, so tend not to be good editors. I don't have great confidence in VSTF, but maybe we won't run into the problems they aren't good at helping with.
We should do a trial for like 3 months maybe and if we don't get alot of extra good editors, we can poll the community about turning it off. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 20 Aug 2013 10:06 AM Pacific
That sounds good to me. A short trial run should be sufficient to determine if it does more harm than good. I'll tweak it later today and let TM know. Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 18:25, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

Darwin

Hi Fandyllic, it's been a while :)

I just wanted to check that you have seen the post on Central about Darwin and the introduction of w:c:community:Thread:562302 fluid layout. I wanted to check with you in particular, because it will affect WoWWiki slightly differently from other wikis. In your case, those on lower resolutions may see the content area reduce to a minimum of 700px (from the current static 880px). However those affected should be those who currently see a scrollbar on the current layout - they will be losing width in return for the gain of no side-scrolling issues. Those with higher resolutions will have a wider content area, up to 1270px. People on tablets will have a slightly different layout to maximize the article width.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks -- sannse @Wikia (help forum | blog) 17:48, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the update. I will read about it. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 30 Aug 2013 3:46 PM Pacific

Map template

Hello there.

Just wanted to ask if I may copy and use Template:Map on another wiki?

IWantCoffee (talk) 15:24, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

Getting the Map template to work actually requires a series of templates and is pretty complicated. Ask Pecoes for help, as he is the expert. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 4 Sep 2013 7:36 AM Pacific

Anonymous Users

So far the change seems positive, sure there are quite a few trolls, but from my point of view it's better to rollback 5 vandalisms than create a whole new article, like some anons do. The spelling and grammar fix is nice too. I know you said anons are often people who aren't motivated enough to make an account, but I think once people see how simple it is to edit it will encourage them to make a wikia account. The new Visual editor should help too. These are just some thoughts Tankingmage (talk) 00:03, September 6, 2013 (UTC)

The impact of anons hasn't been too bad so far, but the positive contributions haven't been significantly positive either. The jury is still out, but it may tilt more toward the positive over time. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 6 Sep 2013 7:26 PM Pacific

Advice

Whenever you've got a moment or two, I'd love to grab your ear on Skype for some advice Winky Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 17:35, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

XML properties vs XML attributes, and other stuff

So what I did to resolve this was an obvious punt for now, with two 'list pages' (XML attributes and XML properties), but is consistant and fucntional. I re-made XML properties (page and category) to list the complex element properties, and changed 'XML attributes' (page and category) to list the simple single value types, which are always written here in WoW as attribuites, rather than elements. Fun to talk about I know. The pages for now should have clear markings now to disambiguate, and none of the attributes have their own pages, but if did would typicaly link to the base element or type that defines them, for a in-depth definition or context, anyway. Celess (talk) 22:04, September 18, 2013 (UTC)

Trouble with Gregity acct

Hi Fandyllic,  I (Gregity) logged in yesterday and made a change to an old page - some minor updates.  When I tried to login today, it said my password is invalid and when I had it send me one I never got it.  I checked the spam - still no luck.  I made some more changes to the page today but because I couldn't sign in they were anony.  The page is AddOn_programming_tutorial/Introduction.  Can you give me a hand? —This unsigned comment is by 216.177.176.122 (talkcontribs) 14:13, September 21, 2013‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Your best bet is to use Special:Contact/account-issue to get Wikia to reset your account password. I don't have access to any of the account stuff. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 22 Sep 2013 8:48 AM Pacific
Also try to use the little login at the upper right, the popup shadow box one. Seems to work when the big full page one doesnt. Also if you look there are ton of anonymous edits now, like this started happening last week, and you arn't the only one. :) I think something is seriously wrong. When it burped, I couldnt login then tried the small login box. Celess (talk) 07:48, September 23, 2013 (UTC)

Quote of the week

  • Is that soon, soon, or "soon"? -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 2:48 PM PST 17 Dec 2010

Templates and Extensions

Possible to get the newish MediaWiki extension Scribunto? I think this would help greatly in many many ways. Celess (talk) 20:03, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Account recovery

Dude, it's me, Kirochi, I can't seem to recover my account. How do I do this? The normal procedure doesn't seem to work (Also, how may I demonstrate that I'm me?)


Never mind, I'm back! By the way, how's the relationship with WoWpedia? I can't seem to get an accurate idea of it.K ) (talk) 01:30, September 25, 2013 (UTC)

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