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Raylan13

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  • I live in Seattle area
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Part of the reason, besides the UL OL changes, that the content is popup inconsistent, is that nearly all of old code relied on creating JS references upfront to DOM elements that can change or not exists later, esp. during load. Generally for robustness that is not the best plan. Right now instead, it gets the contents demand, each time, rather than attempting to when its scripts first run. This leaves out that processing when the page loads, and actually makes the popup faster when you hit open, and one step closer to fast page load. Overall goal is to allow tablets and computers over 4 years, and IE 8 and up (ala Win XP), so they have reasonable mobility through the site. I'm testing and dev mostly on a PassMark ~1000 score dual core laptop, on Win 7 and validating on IE 10, Safari, and week old Chrome, so I can know, and gives me reasonable idea where tablets would fall. :)
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Nearly all of old code was relying almost exclusively on saving JS references upfront, and that can change or not exists later. Generally for robustness that is not the best plan. Now has been changed to gets the contents demand when opened each time, rather than attempting to when its scripts first run. This can also make the popup faster when you hit open, and faster on page load. Overall goal is to allow tablets and computers over 4 years, and IE 8 and up (ala Win XP), so they have reasonable mobility through the site. I'm testing and dev mostly on a PassMark ~1000 score dual core laptop, on Win 7 and validating on IE 10, Safari, and week old Chrome, so I can know, and gives me reasonable idea where tablets would fall. :) For everyone, keep in mind that sometimes things were already broken just when you start looking critically might seem new. [[User:Celess22|Celess]] ([[User talk:Celess22|talk]]) 00:24, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
   
Anyway if there is anything from colors to omg!@!^@%^... Please let me know. For everyone, keep in mind that sometimes things were already broken just when you start looking critically might seem new. [[User:Celess22|Celess]] ([[User talk:Celess22|talk]]) 00:24, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
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:FYI, for everyone... The box now has Helvetica and the same font as the site, it was broken for a good while and may look strange. Also the original intent was to make the text inside it at least as small as it was on he page, because its basing its container size explicitly on the original page toc size, and its intent was to fit and not need scroll bar or have to wrap lines. However someone at some point came and added 90% to for of ToC list font style for the page, and the popup box was then too small and you got the default wrapped text and scroll bar artifact for all popouts even small ones. The goal is to fix that so that its again following the design. I cant fix this without fixing to make the same font.  When they changed the underlying toc, the css is less portable and is burried in the actual list elements that the popout copies, therefor forcing me to change these things anyway. :) --  I wont be so verbose later, but just want to offer ''an express window of transparency'' for a bit, on stuff that's very hard to understand by looking at intent though code :) I'm just going to go back to using my talk page to list bugs or things I or others find, like before. Please if anyone has issue feel free to read that stuff and leave comment there. :) [[User:Celess22|Celess]] ([[User talk:Celess22|talk]]) 04:27, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
   
:FYI, The box now has Helvetica and the same font as the site, it was broken for a good while and may look strange. Also the original intent was to make the text inside it at least as small as it was on he page, because its basing its container size explicitly on the original page toc size, and its intent was to fit and not need scroll bar or have to wrap lines. However someone at some point came and added 90% to for of ToC list font style for the page, and the popup box was then too small and you got the default wrapped text and scroll bar artifact for all popouts even small ones. The goal is to fix that so that its again following the design. I cant fix this without fixing to make the same font.  I wont be so verbose later, but just want to be transparent for a bit :) [[User:Celess22|Celess]] ([[User talk:Celess22|talk]]) 04:27, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
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Sorry for the hyper edits and defensive post. Had odd few days :) [[User:Celess22|Celess]] ([[User talk:Celess22|talk]]) 05:23, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 05:23, October 25, 2013

Archived comments:

Requesting Ban for TheUnwantedSeer

Hello Raylan, TheUnwantedSeer deleted everything on 12 pages, I reverted it of course, but I don't have the power to ban. Thanks Smiley Tankingmage (talk) 00:48, August 6, 2013 (UTC)

Dragonmaw clan

Hi Raylan! I did an edit on the Dragonmaw clan, adding new information on that page. I was hoping that if you would like to check. I just need to be shore how well I did.--Spenpiano (talk) 16:44, August 18, 2013 (UTC)

Question Zalas Whiterbark

Hey Raylan, you just deleted the Affiliation of Zalas Witherbark, the Leader of the Whiterbark tribe, so that he is now no longer one of them? I do not quite understand that, could you explain why you changed it to me, I mean the Leader of the tribe should be within the tribe, right?

All the Best Lorge (talk) 18:39, August 18, 2013 (UTC)

Mists of Pandaria editors

Hey Raylan, I was wondering if the home page can be modified with an advert for Mists of Pandaria editors, as we're rather short on them! Thanks Smiley Tankingmage (talk) 19:04, August 18, 2013 (UTC)

Removing account requirements for editing

Hi Raylan, is this a possibility? It would give a higher number of edits, and I'm active enough to remove vandalism. What do you think? Tankingmage (talk) 11:24, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

I also thought we could add somewhere obvious a list of things to do, as some people want to help but are unsure of what to do
Hey Raylan, sorry to badger, but is the anonymous account thing going to happen?
Awesome! So it appears to have been fixed, and you probably know that, I suppose we'll need to be vigilant for vandalism, hopefully it works out well. Smiley Tankingmage (talk) 17:07, August 31, 2013 (UTC)

1000 Club

Thanks Raylan, also, will WoWWiki allow anonymous users now? Tankingmage (talk) 16:42, August 22, 2013 (UTC)

Source and Visual mode

Hey Raylan do you know if it's possible to add in a source / visual mode for WoWWiki, I know a lot of other Wikis have them, is it a flick of a switch? or does it require attuning to each site. I think it would increase the number of edits as people may find the source editing intimidating. Thanks Tankingmage (talk) 02:43, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

It's great we got that sorted, thanks Smiley Tankingmage (talk) 23:39, September 5, 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for expert

I wasn't exactly sure were to put this, but I want to nominate User:Frejya for being an expert in spells, abilities and items. Tankingmage (talk) 22:28, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

Email

Hi, I got your email, it was informative and thank you, I do think the wiki's on the rise again and we have had quite a few new users, I also think we may want to use the facebook/twitter accounts for wowwiki more to help promote the site, I would be happy to help manage this if you wanted, and post polls/fun wow related material, it's generally one of the ways I like to approach getting people interested. Tankingmage (talk) 02:07, September 20, 2013 (UTC)

Social Media

Was there a WoWWiki group? I saw the page, but I wasn't so sure where the group was Tankingmage (talk) 15:51, September 20, 2013 (UTC)

Be careful blocking anons

Sometimes IP addresses are shared, so you could end up blocking other anons or even real accounts. I would switch your inifnite blocks of anons to something long, like 6 months, but not infinite. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 24 Sep 2013 8:50 AM Pacific

Copyright

Hello, I have a quick question. I'm attempting to write a series of novels based off Warcraft but I don't know how to get permission. Could you tell me how I can get information regarding copyrights etc. Thanks.CuriousGeorgeee (talk) 01:52, September 27, 2013 (UTC)

Reversion

most?? I say it just you who is in disagreement, sure many people saw the article while I edit, but it was you the one who differed and arbitrarily decided what is best, if you want a website with good information varied content must allow others think that, in the opinion of many Windrruner Sylvanas is a death knight unholy arc, lethal atracion used, summons his army of dead and archery techniques are all derived from profane, addition, the photo is in the "Queen of Forsaken" Sylvanas does not represent, first of all we know that no visible scars on her figure and second, that image is like a Franken Sylvanas and we all know that she does not looks like this, I propose something, volvere to do the editing and if someone else might not be your returns it to its original state the well fails, you think?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Clow864 (talk · contr).

you if you noticed that inactivates it this discussion page, no? there is put equal to delete. no one will notice and no one will argue, in other words if no one refutes'll edit it yourself, no?

Main Page Revamp

I like the Dragon Age Wiki main page, I think it's a good idea. Tankingmage (talk) 02:17, October 4, 2013 (UTC)

Patrolling

Sure, I'd be glad to help out. Thanks for the encouragement! Sasyn (talk) 20:11, October 9, 2013 (UTC)

Apologies

Hey Raylan! I am sorry for not responding sooner, my email was putting these notifications in a weird place. I honestly have very little time for editing, however I am planning on coming back whenever I can. I've got 5 courses a semester, 5 midterms coming up at a alarming rate and I've had to cancel my subscription to WoW for now. I hope you understand. PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 17:20, October 12, 2013 (UTC)

School is always more important than anything over here. No need to apologize Winky Good luck with the classes! Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 16:24, October 14, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 16:28, October 14, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Main page revamp

I think it is a good idea, so long as people notice the arrow keys to cycle between pages. Definitely saves space on the main page. PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 17:23, October 12, 2013 (UTC)

Turkey!

Thanks, definitely eat lots, but sleep might get cut out for extra studying :D. Crazy Americans have thanksgiving so late! All the pumpkin's would be gone, so no fresh pumpkin pie! My sister in America says the government is shut down, does that affect Wikia? PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 16:44, October 14, 2013 (UTC)

Vandals

This anonymous editing thing seems frustrating. PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 19:36, October 14, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah oops :P PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 19:37, October 14, 2013 (UTC)

Then and I can edit

nobody has refuted sylvanas about death knight, then and I can edit? and you have with that picture so ugly that always come to set every time the removed?? —This unsigned comment is by Clow864 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Weighing in

Feel like weighing in for Forum:Anonymous access worth it?? PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 16:43, October 20, 2013 (UTC)

Badge Achievments for editing

Hey Raylan, I noticed on some wikis such as the Halo wiki they offer badges for doing certain things, like the 1000 club and others, but with many more badges. Do you think this is a possibility? Tankingmage (talk) 13:08, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

New Wikia ToC

Just FYI. Wikia buddies need to change .WikiaArticle .toc ul li { margin: 0; } to or add .WikiaArticle .toc ol li { margin: 0; } to match their other changes. Is why the ToC list looks fat right now :) Going to fix for us now until then. See User talk:Celess22. Celess (talk) 03:48, October 24, 2013 (UTC)

Is it ok to put the functional version back now on the live site? I just got online. :) Your note says revert to test, so I'm assuming was not intended to stay that way. Celess (talk) 18:10, October 24, 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure which one you mean by 'the changes broke' and the 'revisions seemed', like who is who. Maybe you mean the 'the changes broke' as the wikia ones. Right now the old code for the popout doesn't load its 'content' at all, because of the Wikia switch to 'ol' from 'ul', and the popout won't find it . The old popout is architected around the old wm ToC's tags and css structure, so is not simple bug.  I only had a few hours to fix up the performant version to match, the one i was already on, and somethings were possibly not done. This is what the message above is partly about, and the ones on my talk page, which was just trtyin to let you guys know it wasnt me. :) The color scheme on the old one isn't going to function totally, as well, because the structure of its content changed with the Wikia changes, theres a lot of misdirection in how the changes will show up, at first glance. [edited to make remotely intelligble Celess (talk) 20:17, October 24, 2013 (UTC)] Celess (talk) 18:27, October 24, 2013 (UTC)

The code you just pasted isn't going to work. Wiki Chat? Celess (talk) 18:44, October 24, 2013 (UTC)
At the moment I said that, it wasn't.  :) Because the wiki was using 'ol' now its using 'ul' again all the sudden so its going to work. For the content. This is what I have been saying. Please shoot the right horse ;) Celess (talk) 18:51, October 24, 2013 (UTC)

New Edits

I think it's good how many new edits we're getting, especially from anonymous users. The next step might be some way to encourage the new users to create accounts. I don't know what you think. Tankingmage (talk) 13:32, October 24, 2013 (UTC)

"Mark as patrolled" functions

I have a couple of issues with the "Mark as patrolled" functions. When I look at a diff spanning several revisions, is it possible to flag all of them as patrolled without visiting each intermediate revision separately? Secondly it doesn't seem to be possible to mark a newly created page if it has since been edited. Thanks! Sasyn (talk) 18:27, October 24, 2013 (UTC)

TOC Update

Nearly all of old code was relying almost exclusively on saving JS references upfront, and that can change or not exists later. Generally for robustness that is not the best plan. Now has been changed to gets the contents demand when opened each time, rather than attempting to when its scripts first run. This can also make the popup faster when you hit open, and faster on page load. Overall goal is to allow tablets and computers over 4 years, and IE 8 and up (ala Win XP), so they have reasonable mobility through the site. I'm testing and dev mostly on a PassMark ~1000 score dual core laptop, on Win 7 and validating on IE 10, Safari, and week old Chrome, so I can know, and gives me reasonable idea where tablets would fall. :) For everyone, keep in mind that sometimes things were already broken just when you start looking critically might seem new. Celess (talk) 00:24, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

FYI, for everyone... The box now has Helvetica and the same font as the site, it was broken for a good while and may look strange. Also the original intent was to make the text inside it at least as small as it was on he page, because its basing its container size explicitly on the original page toc size, and its intent was to fit and not need scroll bar or have to wrap lines. However someone at some point came and added 90% to for of ToC list font style for the page, and the popup box was then too small and you got the default wrapped text and scroll bar artifact for all popouts even small ones. The goal is to fix that so that its again following the design. I cant fix this without fixing to make the same font.  When they changed the underlying toc, the css is less portable and is burried in the actual list elements that the popout copies, therefor forcing me to change these things anyway. :) --  I wont be so verbose later, but just want to offer an express window of transparency for a bit, on stuff that's very hard to understand by looking at intent though code :) I'm just going to go back to using my talk page to list bugs or things I or others find, like before. Please if anyone has issue feel free to read that stuff and leave comment there. :) Celess (talk) 04:27, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the hyper edits and defensive post. Had odd few days :) Celess (talk) 05:23, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

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