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Hey there, is Template:FP-Event looking any better now? Also, join us on Slack (and feel free to pass that link on to any of your other editors) — Game widow ( talk ) 11:51, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Template-FP[edit source]

Unfortunately no Widow, I think I should have made the issue clearer. I apologize as I did not make myself clear enough. I showed the double template on the old wiki to show the clock working in its on and off state. The problem is that the line between the image and the text is blank if you look at it: Template:FP-Event. There is suppose to be a timer there that does days, hours, minutes, etc as in the picture below. It uses this java to work normally: https://dev.wikia.com/wiki/TZclock Anyway we can fix it? Also minor note, one of my editors is hoping you can add the Cargo extention as well. Also sure, do what you need to to get the card template working, and yes tooltips would be greatly desired.
This.PNG Shockbowlocke (talk) 14:14, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

CSS changes[edit source]

Remember, there's also Mediawiki:Hydra.css, in addition to common.css and also, "margin:0 0 0px 0;" is the same as "margin:0;" You should try to make sure that you are not redefining the same selectors again and again across all these css files — Game widow ( talk ) 12:35, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Alright, I'll keep that in mind. Unfortunately, I am a self-taught coder which means I know my code is pretty ehhh. I kinda just cobble together codes that work. If you see anything particularly bad, please feel free to optimize it and/or make a suggestion. Also so you know, I've sent discussion to pcj to hopefully fix the rest ot the tooltips. - Shockbowlocke (talk) 16:31, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
It's all good, i was just making sure you had all the facts, and you are in excellent hands with Pcj — Game widow ( talk ) 17:03, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Adminship[edit source]

Hello! So, I see you've been giving admin-only protection to a lot of pages, which means I can no longer edit them. It seems only Bureaucrats can give out adminship, so T-Patch suggested I ask you about it. So, I am here to ask if you could please promote me to Administrator. Thank you. Jaspersprite (talk) 02:17, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Permissions granted. You are now an admin and as such you are expected to uphold the quality of the wiki and to act in its best interest. At this time, admin-only status is being added to pages that are of critical importance to prevent the possibility of future vandalism. This includes hub pages such as rosters and lists and templates that should be secured. That said, there is an issue I would like to resolve. Put simply, please shelve the Rerun template. Rerun pages need their own pages to be practical long term as they are often tweaked and will likely be so in the future. I know this might seem frustrating as the event might be identical, but for the sake of the future I ask that you give them their own pages, much the way Scramble!! for an Xmas Miracle! - Returns was. I suggest calling the page "Event Name year Re-Run" It will be too confusing to keep re-referencing old pages time and time again in the future, and a pile of multiple expired clocks on the top of the screen will amass over time. Please remove it and construct a secondary page. Focus on uniformity- that is the prime goal moving forward. Lastly, certain pages are receiving the "A-Class" icon, indicating the page is complete and should be looked at as a standard for what others will look like. It will be removed in the long run once it is no longer needed, but is needed at this time as the wiki's progress needs to be tracked. It is more for the editors than the viewers to note. Good luck editing and good work otherwise. Thank you for doing your best to maintain the wiki.
Shockbowlocke (talk) 05:05, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Voice lines pages[edit source]

Hi, after some thought I believe we shouldn't be doing romanji for the voice lines, as there are way too many variations to interpret Japanese, takes a fair amount of work, and in general romanji is frowned upon. Also, if it's getting deleted, it would be better to rename the column from "Kanji" to just "Japanese". KidaJiwo (talk) 09:13, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Kida,
Some wikis do the romanji as well, thus I have conflicted feelings on removing it without ample cause. Wikis such as the Long Live! wikia and the Overwatch wiki have it. Even the touhou wiki which we are attached to in some ways has it: it[1]. I would prefer a vote of some sort on it really as some may find it helpful. I have been using the same generator for all voice pages: https://nihongodera.com/tools/convert which seems to work very well as it can do it all at once, and I myself look at it and it sounds more or less correct. After working with it extensively in excel, the work of creating the romanji script has gone from 1 hour to around 1 minute to generate all of the lines or romanji with almost 0 work. A period is added to end of each Japanese quote automatically, it is run through the program which only recognizes the new period added by excel, it is pasted in a single excel cell, converted to columns separated by period (removing them) and re-pasted and transposed to make it in rows. Sounds complicated but it's not. I agree we can make the "Kanji" just say "Japanese" but I see no need to remove the romanji unless it is flagrantly wrong. Frowned upon or not, some people find it helpful, and I myself have found it quite interesting. I don't really think romanji can be feasibly 100% accurate given that it is sound based, similar to the english Pronunciation Guide the wiki has. I advise asking around for opinions and checking how good or bad the current romanji is. Might even be worth asking Fumi since he has helped with that kinda stuff in the past. If it is completely off, then it may be worth scrapping. The ones completed using this generator are: Kai, QP, Marc, and Suguri. Hime and Aru are done as well, but I believe that was with a different generator a while back and thus it will likely be replaced to conform. Please get back to me on the results/consensus. Also feel free to view my above conversation to see exactly what is currently going on-
Shockbowlocke (talk) 16:50, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

JP Wiki/Discord server[edit source]

Just wanted to give you a heads up, I've been hashing out affiliate status with a Japanese player whose been running a JP server, as well as a wiki for their language. They've only just started their wiki, though, so it's pretty empty at this moment. Other than that, everything checked out ok, so I've added the links for both to the usual spots (front page sidebar and Discord page). They've also made a post about their server on Steam.

If there's any issues, feel free to let me know, or to take action otherwise. SystemPatch (talk) 02:34, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Main Page style edits[edit source]

Hey SSB, I wanted to know what the purpose of the main page edits were. Having a "we need people" sign take up the full width of the page like if it was a welcome sign doesn't sit well with me, on top of leaving so much whitespace on larger resolutions. I'm not undoing the edits, but I'm strongly against it, especially considering high resolution monitors are way more common than smaller ones.
I also feel a smaller sign without so much visual flair would give the same attention than what we currently have; someone that doesn't want to edit isn't gonna start doing it because an anime character told them to.
Looking forward to your response. — KidaJiwo (talk) 21:14, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Kida,
Long time no see. To explain the changes: they were much deeper. The edits that were made prevent overflow of pictures when stretching and also prevents portal/right from dropping off the screen until the screen is crushed to an extremely small width. Essentially, lots of flexing was added and the News template was restyled to have borders and the images inside of it shrink properly without escaping the border as does the event logo in portal/right. I have yet to add the ability to have 3-4 news bits but I may or may not add it. Mainly if you squish the screen manually, you will see what I mean. That said, I made a few changes to it based on your post. I actually had thought the positioning of the help sign was weird not being centered a while back but whatever, I have put it back. Otherwise, the only noticeable change is that the headers like "Juicy News" are thinner and the very different coding style I have adopted, as I want to add a new mobile menu and have nearly made it possible. Not sure when I may finish it though as I am rarely active and have real work to do. I really suggest upgrading the code on this wiki. If not mine than someone else. We both know it's coded poorly...especially the roster which I have been looking into as of late...I came so close, but flex is a pain. https://codepen.io/The-Greenest-Horn/pen/vYYJxQZ. Anyway, that about does it for now. Hopefully, my minor fixes since posting fix the gripes, but if they do not, explain what other problems I cannot see.

Shockbowlocke (talk) 05:56, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Kida
Further update. I have now made it so you can have up to 4 pieces of news. For the sake of testing, I have readded Sea Bed on Switch. It would be a good opportunity to test how well it works on a bigger screen. If all works out, the sandboxes contents can be copied over to the actual templates and we can remove supersonicboy/sandbox01etc from the codes.
Cheers
Shockbowlocke (talk) 15:53, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
So...changes approved or what? Need you to throw me a bone on this one.
Shockbowlocke (talk) 22:47, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
Sorry I didn't update, was going to try out if I could get the character roster working somehow with flex. Real life has been getting in the way sadly. — KidaJiwo (talk) 08:04, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
Gave it my best, sadly even if we could make it look good visually by just making the chart a single image, the clickable divs wouldn't align when scaling down. We can start moving stuff from the sandboxes into actual pages. — KidaJiwo (talk) 07:33, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
You did your best, little more to say than that. Ideally, we want to get to a point where it will work on any resolution, that's the primary goal. I know u have never been a fan of small screens, but just about no other big wikis have this runoff problem we have. You can squeeze their main pages as much as you want, and while they may look odd, they do no "break" like hours. I am going to wait for the wiki manager to finish trying. If he/she fails as well, then the solution can likely be much easier; at a very low resolution, just swap the table with a generic flex table NOT in a diamond grid formation- Just lined up and then use a generic flex table so they move. The whole point, Kida is that we make a wiki that doesn't proceed to rip itself a part when pushed.
Shockbowlocke (talk) 19:23, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
It's a bit unfair comparing us with ~6 active members and a game updated once a month barely passing 1k players and a game actually making millions with as many players and many more active on the wiki, but alas. The wiki you linked uses and abuses media queries to be able to adapt the page as they please supporting >500px, >768px, >1024px and >1350px resolutions, on top of having everything under flexboxes and nothing static, unlike ours having the dialogue box asking for editors, the Portal/Right, the character chart, etc. Other parts of our wiki 'cannot' support these resolutions due to the static way they're built (character tables, cosmetic pages, etc.). So yes, our wiki sure looks prettier, but it's much less flexible, so we would have to give up on that to be able to do this. Keep in mind that, at least in my opinion, it's less likely for people to check the Wiki for a PC game on a phone, unlike the other wiki which is for a phone game, therefore will probably be checked in one (so focusing on very low resolutions shouldn't be a priority, being my point). — KidaJiwo (talk) 23:08, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
Kida, I do certainly understand that sentiment, and that is of course why I'm not expecting immediate miracles. It's more I want us to think more about what we are building. We dug this hole for ourselves because my base code wasn't very good. Even the month codes are getting messy and there are some things in them that should be in the hydra. A lot of the functions constructed for this wiki, I constructed, and to put it bluntly, I am not a very good coder. I do not want nor expect this change to happen right this very minute, which is why I'm looking into how to fix things. Some of the stuff we have is as simple to fix as removing the width lock in the style and adding flex functions, which is what I did on the Card Pack Selection and Character Search page. In the long run, if we choose to do nothing, nothing will ever get better. Don't worry so much- I never said it was a priority which is why I've been working on it in the background. I know the wiki will always be computer focused, thus I want it to work on a computer. I am the kind of guy who compresses tabs to be thin so I can read and play, and it's not possible on our wiki in certain places. If you really want to talk about it in-depth, I can swing by the discord, though I dislike doing so. There a lot of theoretical projects to be done on this wiki.
Shockbowlocke (talk) 00:22, 3 November 2019 (UTC)