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".
AlienRace is specifically for non-human individuals. The standard is human since they appear the most often, and we didn't want to have to add 'human' to every human's profile.
Any extra-terrestrial races can be added to that field.
Using 'Race' for the name of the field was decided against as was making it a standard field because it quickly delineates to races of human such as 'Asian' and 'African american', etc, which we don't want to highlight on the site and is already covered by nationality to a certain extent.
The Alien categorization shouldn't be added, I think, because the term 'Alien' is subjective. Kree see humans as alien, for example.
Species may be a better term, but I always thought the actual species name for humans was Homo-sapiens, so we'll get into a mess if people take the field name literally and start making up species names for all these extra-terrestrials. We also already have a Race Template, so going with Race seemed to be the best fit, though Alien again, is subjective.
Sounds like you're asking for the presence of 'Hybrid' in the origin field to categorize the page into Category:Hybrids. Is that true? Was there more you were specifically looking for?
In fact yes, as I'm here, I have two others questions (copy-past from a precedent conversation):
Making clear searches: ex: When I was looking for Royal or US marines for my recent pages, I had type Marine, but that have given to me all links containing Marine, Marines, Mariner, so all the issue or articles with Namor in it. So does it is way to search specific words, without some specific other words, or to search that word and/or this one, etc.. (on Google, putting " "word" " is enough, or adding + or -. (I think) Same options here ?
For the same use, does it a way to perform a research on the pages categorization by crossing their results (I'm currently editing categories regarding to hybridation, mutancy, eternality, deviancy, etc, and that could help me to have a global vision of it, and faster searches. Thanks
The purpose would be to simplify the treatment of the exception that are hybrids and individual stranger to the empire of their species.
For the rest, well, the problem of a subjective problem is to be solved with definition: if we define alien as being specifically out-Earthlings, and unidentified among the species it will be quit precise.
The fact is also that the field Origin is used both for quick description or story, and for species/subspecies informations (giving or not powers), and generate some few minor errors as sentinels being considered as mutants because their functions was written
BUT as much I try to figure the way to do it, it seems more complicated that I though the instant before, so I've just a question (and those in the beginning of my message):
How does work the AlienRace/Race field, because when I use it, I have this: "Skrull|Skrull"
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.