Did you know how (or who did) the things in the way that the word "mutant" put in the Origin field give automatically the category Mutants ?
It would be for the word Hybrid to do the same, 'cause I'm currently working on the categorization and the articles about hybridation/cross-breeding between different species, but as even with the word "hybrid" in the field Origin, the hybrids aren't listed, it is kind of difficult.
Also I found out that there was there was a field "AlienRace". I have always used the Origin blank, as many people, but wouldn't that be more correct to include in the standard characters template with "magic categorization"?
People use the field origin and citizenship to the species, but a few characters are citizen of some species-nation without without being of this people (Red Raven is a human part of the Bird People (also Inhumans), and Flax
That would change that much for past pages (well, it would be possible, step by step), but for more recent pages, it would give a more clear way to understand the page, separating Origin (for eventual extra-super powers not inherent to their species), Citizenship (given the possible moves, or others explanantions) and the "AlienRace" (to move to Species or Race, I think, which force us to add additionally categories to the pages. An absence of information on the characters species if not human would make him listed as "Alien".
Per this long-forgotten thread (whoops), can I get your bot go in and do some reality renaming? Pretty much every character listed as Earth-5556 needs to be moved over to Earth-TRN261, as decided in our discussion.
This page Ruth_Bat-Seraph_(Earth-616), is actually bug (when I try editing it, it show me the "whole code" (well not the code but.; well, see by yourself.
Also bugging, the template Israel who doesn't have edited itself on this page since my last edit on it, who happened coincidentally at the same time. I think my edit make something go wrong. ADour thinks you might know the way to deal with it.
The bugged page updates shouldn't break the template. They're just reintroducing all the linked CSS as in-line CSS wrapped in span and div tags within the page for the most part. Plus the templated categories are being duplicated as well. It should be unnoticeable on most browsers, but the load times may be a bit bloated and certainly the page file sizes inflate dramatically.
So, I know we (as in the staff as a whole) had the discussion back in December about removing admin rights from the accounts of a number of admins past. I'm wondering if that is something that we'll be keeping up with?
Motivated by terrible insomnia and intrusive curiosity, I was browsing through the admin page and noticed that Squirrelloid is about 2 weeks away from the 2-year threshold we used in December to judge if an inactive admin would have rights removed or not. I'm also fairly sure that Stature qualifies for this as well. Barring one edit where he changed "spoted" to "spotted" around 18 months ago, he's been inactive since Thanksgiving 2010.
While I do feel that 2 years is a bit of a large grace period, I also understand not wanting to jump the gun and stripping rights from someone because they had a hectic month at home that cut out their editing time.
Also, since we're on the topic, I suppose the subject of Darkseid01's rights should come up as well. Whatever his reasons, Bill willingly stepped down from the Admin team, even leaving a resignation post on his wall. If you'll recall, Eetmi's rights were removed from his account after he decided he no longer wished to function as an admin; consistency would suggest we do the same in Bill's case.
Again, not sure if we even want to keep track of this sort of thing, but if so, all the info is here.
After browsing through the Open Source wiki and all the cool stuff they offer, I wanted to bring up some stuff I think it'd be cool to have on the wiki.
User Highlights - Highlights Admin/BCrat edits in histories and Recent Activity crawl. Can also be used to highlight whatever users we choose.
User Tags - Mainly because it auto-adds an "Inactive" tag to profiles that haven't edited in 3 months, in the same place where Admin, Founder, Staff, ect. tags appear. Can also be used to add custom tags to people's profiles if we so choose (It'd be lovely to add things like "Plagiarizer" to know content stealers)
Hid Rail - Allows the wiki to hid that rail to the right where recent activity and photos appear
Lock Old Blogs - Archives blogs with no commenting after a set number of days
Reference Pop Ups - mentioned already in the Footnotes/references discussion we've been having.
A Countdown Clock - You can make a countdown to a set time (like the end of a promotion, the release of a movie, etc.)
I like all of these ideas. Open source makes things easy to implement. Did you want me to just install them, or did you want to poll the user base first? Did you want to do one at a time so people don't get overwhelmed?
I don't mind doing the installations if you don't mind deciding how they should come out...
I think I'll poll the admins in the forum as a starting point. Depending on what they think, perhaps we can gauge a response from the general populace as well, or simply move into implementing them (we can probably ask that in the forum as well).
So the spoiler screen works well, and feedback seems to be good. So I want to gauge your opinions on a screen for grown-up content.
I know we strive to be family friendly, and we should still enforce that with users. However, in our coverage of Marvel, some stuff ends up contradicting our family friendly vibe, especially when it comes to things like the MAX line, or, to some extent, some of the R-rated films. Things like this guy, this girl, and this series (and all its related stuff) are some major examples of this.
So, this new screen would pop up and say "Hey, grown-up stuff here, read at own risk" or whatever. Not something that would see massive use, but it seems like it'd be great to have when the need arises.
(The talk page of the feature's page on the Open Source wiki has some info on how to accomplish this.)
This is something I'd like you to check out. Jamie is on board, and if you think it's doable, from a coding side, I'd like to let the userbase weigh in on whether or not they'd like to see it on the site.
Hi. I have seen your admin-discussions about the nav-bar, but as it is an admin forum, I tell you here. I have to say that if they doesn't bother me that much visually, they are quite annoying when edits have to be done.
For example, I was looking which page linked to Bethany Cabe in order to check that there was no other characters going under that name, and to replace disambiguation page links by 616 character page link (when needed). But I have here about 250 links to check (I will not do it and focus something else), most of them being links because of the navbar template Iron Man.
Personally, I don't use those, but I think they can be useful for visitors. But isn't it a way to make those links "invisible" to the "what links here" ?