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User talk:Light Daxter

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Why did you delete my link to ru-wiki from Fallout 3 places?--gamer102 18:04, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

It was a link? Sorry, I thought your Internet was malfunctiong or whatever your problem was on your Talk page >_> --Light Daxter 18:18, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

if you see history of page it is ONLY my link there (and in more other pages) --gamer102 18:32, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

ah true

but none the less this site (for me anyways) can be quite confusing.

so u never know i might not be the only 1.

Re: Thanks and a Q about vandalism Ip's

Well, there's nothing else you can do except for reverting and blocking. -- Porter21 (talk) 22:05, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Don't think there are any specific reporting facilities for this. Just revert the offensive changes or leave a message to one of the active administrators if it happens repeatedly. -- Porter21 (talk) 09:34, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for adding the links to the Capitol Testing Grounds. I was at work when I corrected the spelling and was going to do the links when I got home. Thanks!Kingclyde 01:41, 10 March 2009 (UTC)kingclyde


What other Brian characters are there? I don't see any aside from the Tactics one. Ausir 18:24, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

It;s when you type in 'Brian' in the search box, I forgot it was Brian Wilks and hoped there was a disambiguation page. So I saw a bunch of odd names (Brian fargo, Chappin, Freyermoth, something?) and just clicked 'Brian'.

Actually, Wilks is Bryan, not Brian. Ausir 18:30, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps a redirect? Or still a disambiguation?
A redirect from Brian to Bryan Wilks - definitely no, since there's a Tactics character called Brian. I just put a "For the Fallout 3 character, see Bryan Wilks" on the Brian page. Ausir 18:33, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Jak and Daxter

No, my only contribution there was adding the Wikia Gaming footer to the main page (which has since been removed). Ausir 21:06, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

hah, yeah. I figured we didn't need it that much. The site has been in a great improvement since then. --Light Daxter 21:08, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Unneeded wanted templates

I've altered both of them. For some strange reason they do not show up on our Special:WantedTemplates, otherwise I'd likely have fixed it long ago. -- Porter21 (talk) 21:43, January 29, 2010 (UTC)

New Recent Changes in table

Well, you can't really modify the structure of Special pages. You can alter the appearance a bit, but something like what you suggest is a bit too extensive. You can always ask at the forum on the Central Wikia, maybe someone there has an idea. -- Porter21 (talk) 18:45, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

Not really, sorry. I'm not PHP-savvy myself and I don't know anyone who's familiar with MediaWiki/interested in working on extensions either. -- Porter21 (talk) 19:04, February 3, 2010 (UTC)

Archive button image

It might be possible. I'll see what I can do when I get some spare time. -- Porter21 (talk) 15:44, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

Unlisted copyright templates

Thanks. {{OtherAuthor}} is mostly intended to be used on pages (not files), and {{PD}} is listed (under "Other"). The only two which are really missing are {{Commons}} (which overlaps with {{From Wikimedia}} anyway) and {{GFDL}}, the latter of which I've added. For 95% of our files we only need the game-specific copyright tags anyway :) -- Porter21 (talk) 12:11, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, things like that happen after working on templates and documentation for two days straight ;) -- Porter21 (talk) 13:21, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Some help with navbox columns code

You could use the nestedplainB option and basically replace row B with an own navbox. That navbox would be collapsible, and if you leave the groups non-collapsing you can have multiple column rows under one collapsible header (i.e. the main title of the nested navbox). Basically something like this:

|title        =Outer navbox
|options      =collapsiblegroups, columns
|contentA8    =Main navbox content
|nestedplainB =
|title        =Nested navbox
|options      =columns
|contentA1    =Example 1
|contentA2    =Example 2
|contentA3    =Example 3
|contentA4    =Example 4
|contentA5    =Example 5
|contentA6    =Example 6
|contentA7    =Example 7
|contentA8    =Example 8
|contentB1    =Example 9
|contentB2    =Example 10
|contentB3    =Example 11
|contentB4    =Example 12
|contentB5    =Example 13
|contentB6    =Example 14
|contentC1    =Main navbox content

-- Porter21 (talk) 22:17, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, you have to use CSS. The reason why the titles of nested navbox have a different color than other headers is that I have to take all possibilities into account: If a nested navbox has collapsible headers itself, it gets very confusing when the title and headers of the nested navbox look the same. That said, I'm not completely happy with how it looks currently either; maybe I'll tweak it some more. -- Porter21 (talk) 07:46, July 23, 2010 (UTC)
You forgot to add the nestedplain parameter; nothing to do with my changes really ;) The way you've set it up currently would mean that the navbox is supposed to appear within the non-existant contentA9 cell. -- Porter21 (talk) 17:02, July 23, 2010 (UTC)
Seems I forgot to reply to the first part of your question. My changes to the navbox template make the titles of nested boxes look the same as other headers while moving the other elements within the nested box one level down color-wise - i.e. groups within nested boxes look like subgroups in non-nested boxes etc. -- Porter21 (talk) 19:44, July 23, 2010 (UTC)
On a sidenote, if you'd like to get rid of the "accordion" effect in your wiki's navigation menu (the items being bigger when hovered over), simply change
#navigation a:hover, #navigation .navigation-hover>a {
        background: #f6b024;
        color: #111;
        border: 1px solid #f6b024;
#navigation a:hover, #navigation .navigation-hover>a {
        background: #f6b024;
        color: #111;
in wikia:jakanddaxter:MediaWiki:Monaco.css. Just something I've noticed when I was looking at the navbox ;) -- Porter21 (talk) 15:09, July 26, 2010 (UTC)
Well, the original plan was to use it for quest objective flowcharts (see User:Porter21/quest flowchart, but it seems that idea wasn't popular enough that anybody bothered doing it. Since then it's just been "lying around"; I reckoned it might be of use in the future. -- Porter21 (talk) 17:36, July 26, 2010 (UTC)

Collapsible gallery template

Well, we have very few articles with a gallery that large - the one in the super mutant article is probably the largest overall, and to be honest it was quite fine before Wikia decided to nearly double the default gallery image size.

Regarding the infobox template, writing a template which allows for a variable number of rows with a variable number of columns with customizable requirement options, widths and CSS is no trivial task, especially if you want the result to be usable by people without a doctor's degree. I simply do not have the necessary amount of uninterrupted editing time currently, so it may take a while. -- Porter21 (talk) 20:58, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Ajax RC refresher

The author changed to the script, and hence a little adjustment was necessary. Should work again now. -- Porter21 (talk) 06:49, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

Changing the tables' look is rather easy since they all use the custom CSS class "fallout-table". Basically you'd just have to add whatever additional style info you want to the "tables" section in MediaWiki:Common.css. Not sure whether I'd want the normal tables to look exactly like the infoboxes/navboxes though; I like the latter to stand a bit apart from "standard" content. I guess the colors could use some adjusting in any case, but I'll probably put most design changes on hold until we are "blessed" with the new skin since I'll have to start over from scratch then anyway.

Regarding the logo, I'm not sure to be honest. I'd hate to lose our current one since I think it has quite a bit of recognition value, but you have a valid point. Guess I'll have to think about it some more. -- Porter21 (talk) 19:26, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

The problem is, due to Wikia's changes to their Terms of Use we're not even allowed to make this kind of changes (like removing the useless sidebar) to the global CSS files. It's very discouraging, to say the least. -- Porter21 (talk) 12:18, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

New skin fix

Well, I can help you with the sidebar at least: User:Porter21/wikia.css. Turning the buttons into tabs should be rather tricky because you'll likely have the JavaScript for the multi-option-buttons interfering.

I hope you're aware that making modifications such as these site-wide can get you banned under Wikia's new Terms of Service? Just to make sure :) -- Porter21 (talk) 20:59, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Not having the issue with the talk page button being blocked - possibly something in your other CSS is interfering with my stylesheet for removing the sidebar. Removing the bubble with the number of comments would be easy, but the only solution I can think of to have a different indicator for "talk page not present" would be recoloring the link text. This would require a fairly recent browser though, as the CSS required for that is not supported by older ones. -- Porter21 (talk) 12:04, October 26, 2010 (UTC)
You forgot to copy over this rule from my CSS:
#WikiaPageHeader {
   width: 680px;
Adding that (and adjusting the right margin of .WikiaPageHeader .commentslikes to 0) should get rid of the talk page button issue. -- Porter21 (talk) 07:23, October 27, 2010 (UTC)


Hey i just wanted to stop in and say hi.

Archived talk pages

Do not edit archived talk pages; and definitely do not undo an archive process. --Kris User Hola.jpg 12:52, November 28, 2010 (UTC)

CSS class standardization?

Wikia added the standard CSS for some commonly used stuff (like forums or infoboxes) to the core CSS of the FaceWikiShack skin, and it's causing conflicts in some places (was noticeable with both the forumheader and the new infobox template). I'm simply making sure this kind of conflict will not occur in the future, no matter what Wikia decides to add to the core CSS. -- Porter21 (talk) 17:34, December 6, 2010 (UTC)

Toolbar button additions

I've added the "add topic" button, but I'd rather not add an "archive" one since it depends on another script being installed (which would also have to be modified to make adding the button possible in the first place). The "talk/page" button would require more modifications than I currently have time for, so I'll have to put that on hold. -- Porter21 (talk) 16:04, December 8, 2010 (UTC)

Game icons removed

Thanks for letting me know - I've adapted the script. -- Porter21 (talk) 09:04, May 13, 2011 (UTC)


Well, it's always been that way here and I don't see a reason to change it. -- Porter21 (talk) 13:26, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

Template/MediaWiki code

On the template/CSS side you should be fine mostly. Like you said, templates and the stuff in MediaWiki:Common.css should still work (aside from potential width issues; yay for no longer having to cope with only 660px). Common.css will still contain all template-related CSS; there are a few Curse-specific additions (like styling for the Curse footer which appears in all skins) and a few things which are already included in Wikia's core CSS files (like the styling for edit tools). But as you know, I usually put comments above each CSS block so it's easy to see what it belongs to.

JavaScript is going to be more tricky for two reasons: The skin difference and the MW version difference. Oasis doesn't adhere to any MW conventions when it comes to naming elements, which means scripts for MW which modify skin elements usually don't work without modifications. For the version, we're using 1.17 and Wikia's using 1.16.5; last I heard Wikia is skipping 1.17 entirely so it won't be until Wikia upgrades to 1.18 that we're back in sync. Which usually wouldn't be much of a problem, but the MW core JS has been getting an overhaul in 1.17 and I'll likely update our scripts to make use of the new functionality sooner rather than later (which then won't work on Wikia wikis until they're upgrading to a post-1.17 version). I'll still be updating my scripts (as well as ArchiveTool) on dev.wikia when I make change corresponding scripts here - at least in the foreseeable future - but not all scripts fallout.wikia is using are available there. -- Porter21 (talk) 12:42, 22 November 2011 (UTC)