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T3CHNOCIDE

aka Josh

Wikia Star Admin
2,376 Edits since joining this wiki
December 18, 2012
  • I live in United Kingdom
  • I was born on February 22
  • My occupation is Medical Researcher
  • I am just making my digital mark ...
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  • All is well with the Sparks countdown and the Navigation Portal..   but I have a question about the NavButton. Is it possible for the Title to also be a link?  Rather than seeing the  More.....  which I have linked to category pages... I have a couple users that said they were trying to get to Classes by clicking on Classes but it wasn't going anywhere.  Well, it wont because that's the {{{title}}}. This is not something they HAVE to have. Just wondering if it's do-able. 

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  • Did you notice this recent post about API keys being required: https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Post/39966/143127235/0/0

    I know you've done some nice work with the API, so i imagine you're keeping up to date on that.

    But brings me to what I was initially going to ask you, regarding the API. seeing all the red links on the site is frustrating to me. it would be nice if there was a site that would make an on-demand API call based on a form (like name and/or class of the item), present the person with a templated page for verification/slight editing/image attachment, then be able to press another button to have it uploaded to the wiki. It would streamline page creation immensly, in my opinion.

    Of course, restricting the page might get a bit dicey. Your API scripts, if I don't miss my guess, are run on a box that only you have access to. Having something that can push directly to the wiki on a semi-public site might be too insecure. However, some steps could be taken to make sure the form is protected - apache support per-directory user/pass, as does google's hosting site.

    I have a webhost I barely use - snowwolf.org - if such a project would need a place to live. This way you, me, Vektor, or other approved editors to use it, contributing to the quality of the wiki.

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    • Hey. Yeah I've included my API key in all my requests for this very eventuality :) Thanks for pointing that out though, I'll know if anything happens on the 5th this is why.

      Also that's not too bad of an idea. We could just use normal Wikia forms and allow my bot to read off a page with your requests. I'm going to start work on something soon though that'll periodically go through and update/add pages using the API.

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    • I haven't used wiki forms much, so i'd be interested to see how this transpires. Bit different than what I was thinking, but it could still work. Maybe that wiki page should be protected, so vandals don't taint the bot with invalid data.

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    • Well it's been done before where someone fills in a form and it updates a page. The form could be protected by the abusefilter to stop people abusing the bot.

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  • Hey T3CHNOCIDE, 

    I was wondering if you could possibly help me redesign the homepage over at the Mortal Kombat Wiki, since we are in the process of updating the wiki, as we already updated some of the templates and the design of the wiki itself. Our homepage still needs to be updated, but it's something I was never good at making myself. I know you're good at designing nice UI's in general, notably on here and over at Halo, so that's why I came to see if you can possibly help me out here.

    Thanks, Xperia.

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    • Hey dude. I'm happy to help how I can, however I'm not very free these days because of work and social commitments. If you have small jobs let me know and I'll help with what ever time I have free.

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  • First of all, I wanted to say that the new look for the Destiny Wiki is amazing. I especially love the front page navigation box and really want to try it out over at Skyforge to replace my content box. I am currently working with the publishers on a content push and I showed them your page. I asked one of my fellow staff members who has worked with you about the design and he didn't think you would mind if I 'borrowed' it (I'm still learning css so we will see how successful I am) and suggested I check in with you, which of course is the cool thing to do. If you don't mind, I would really like to use it, providing I can figure it out. Im also a Bcrat at Skyforge Wiki, so it's kinda my second home right now and I want to make it look as brilliant as possible.

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    • The timer will be an hour off if the servers switch with daylight savings time. Though I can't imagine why they'd bother. Daylight savings time is such a pain for coding that most businesses never bother.

      If the server does change with daylight savings let me know. I'll switch the code over to GMT + 1

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    • Also no problem, happy to help!

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  • I'm making a new wiki.

    Hello. Anyway, I'm making my own wiki a FCB wiki and would like to request an affiliation if possible. If can you join it? Or with members? I hope to receive a favorable response. Thank you for your time.

    Here's the link: http://fictionalcharacterbattles.wikia.com/wiki/Chars%26Verse_Fiction_Wiki

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  • Hey there, Josh. Late last week, I posted a blog asking for the Destiny community to share their favorite moments and memories from Year One of Destiny. After we accumulate a list, we're looking to capture some of those moments. 

    I'm stopping by to ask if you'd be interested in taking part in some of that video capturing. You can play with some of your friends, or even some members of Wikia Staff (Jorge, Grimm, and myself play on PS4). 

    I know you're been busy lately, but if you have the time and are interested, just let me know. We won't have the list figured out until next week.  Feel free to post some of your favorite moments in the blog if any come to mind for ya.

    Also, amazing work on the wiki redesign and all of the API additions, it's really helped push this wiki to the next level. Can't thank ya enough for the contributions!

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    • Hey dude, hope all is well! Yeah I saw, for some reason my original post never went through - I've re-added it now.

      I'm totally up for helping record. I'm on Xbox One, but I'm happy to just grab some screen grabs of anything you guys need. Like Aethon/Crota fights, story modes, strikes, chests, etc.

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    • You're the man, thank you! Sucks we can't party up, but I'll letcha know if we need anything next week. Take it easy : >

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    • Yeah bit of a shame. I've been tempted to get a PS4 as most of my friends are on it ha

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  • Hey T3chnocide,

    We’re reaching out to a few of our top communities, hoping to get you on board with the migration to the new infobox markup. And we have tools to help!

    Why we’re doing this

    Simply put: Most current infobox structures translate very poorly to mobile devices, and indeed any device that doesn’t use desktop-style displays. On desktops and laptops, they often look amazing. The problem is that more and more of our contributors visit Wikia from a mobile device.

    To see just how much traffic has become mobile, you can check out this graph from our forum post about infoboxes a couple weeks back:

    Wikia mobile traffic growth

    Mobile traffic growth on Wikia

    Mobile is the future. Not just for Wikia, but for the web as a whole. Take a look at the recent trends and future growth predictions for mobile traffic - it's staggering.

    We partnered with the Wikia community to create this new markup to make sure that your hard work can be displayed on mobile devices (as well as any future technologies) easily and without any new coding conventions. It'll take some effort up front, but we’re here to help with it, and the work you put in now will pay for itself tenfold in the future.

    Tools we’ve designed to make the process easier

    We've enabled two new features on your community. One is a tool for migrating the "old" infobox code to the new markup. It identifies templates on your wikia that look like infobox templates and places a box on the right rail of the template page. When you click the "Generate draft markup" button in this box, it opens a new tab containing a draft of your infobox using the new markup.

    The second is a new feature on Special:Insights that will highlight which infoboxes on your wikia have not been migrated to the new infobox markup. It's fairly intuitive - you can click on the infobox title link itself to see the old markup, or simply click the "Convert!" button on the right, which performs the same action as the "Generate draft markup" button.

    This is our help page for the new markup. I'll help get things rolling by converting a template or two as an example if you'd like me to. I'll also watch this forum post - so feel free to ask any questions you have about this.

    All the best,

    Mira_Laime @Wikia (help forum | blog) 22:42, July 22, 2015 (UTC)

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    • No problem, I have enabled the infoboxes and conversion tools on your wikia.

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    • Thanks, I'll have a play around with these tonight and tomorrow :)

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  • Wanted to let you know that I uploaded all the E3 2015 images and put them in my sandbox. I attempted to adhere as closely as I could to the image policy of the site while doing so, but obviously tweaks to the naming/category/etc. could be needed. The images are named according to what they were labeled as in the press kit (removing all the extraneous numerals and such in the file name).

    Feel free to do with these as you wish!

    Best regards,

    Raylan

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    • Hi Raylan,

      Sorry for the late reply. I've been busy working on the new wiki design, I'm going to go through these and try add them to articles.

      Cheers for doing this, it's much appreciated :)!

      Josh.

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  • Hi, T3CHNOCIDE!

    I've got a ton of E3 images from this year for The Taken King, but the image policy here is a bit dense. Rather than potentially step on everyone's toes, I wanted to pass along the information to you to see if you were interested. I can't imagine that you'd want them all anyway (there must be hundreds), but it looks like this is the breakdown:

    • Crucible A, B, C (dev-named, includes environment shots and gameplay)
    • Hunter, Titan, and Warlock gear
    • Weapons
    • Logos and posters
    • Story A, B, C (dev-named, includes environment shots and gameplay)

    Let me know if you're interested in any of these!

    Best regards,

    Raylan

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    • Hey dude these sound good, I'm sure we'd wasn't them all. How well are they named?

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    • I tried to rename them as best I could. So for the Crucible shots it was something like "TTK-Crucible-A-Environment", while the class equipment was "TTK-Hunter-Male-Chest".

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    • There are 119 of them :P If you want me to upload them, let me do it Saturday morning (I'm scampering from work now). If you would, though, just give people the heads-up so I can avoid any potential pitchforks and torches.

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  • Hello. We would like to get some questions from your community for us to bring to E3 2015. I have posted a blog. Unfortunately we were not aware of our opportunity to speak with the developers until recently so we would appreciate your help in letting the community know about the blog, Here is the link . Thanks

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