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== Not been on wiki. ==
== Not been on wiki. ==
I haven't been actually around for awhile. I have been watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force now and started [http://athf.elwiki.com ATHF Encyclopedia] and I don't hardly even watch Futurama any more, but I'M still a fan. I won't be editing much here anymore. --[[User:Electricbolt|Electricbolt]]
*I haven't been actually around for awhile. I have been watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force now and started [http://athf.elwiki.com ATHF Encyclopedia] and I don't hardly even watch Futurama any more, but I'M still a fan. I won't be editing much here anymore. --[[User:Electricbolt|Electricbolt]]
**I just saw [[A Pharaoh to Remember]] the other night, one of two episodes I need to see to see every episode of [[Futurama]]. I've already seen all ATHF episodes. My ATHF wiki is now located [http://hungerforce.scribblewiki.com here]. {{Electricbolt/sig}}
== Uh, rawr? ==
== Uh, rawr? ==

Revision as of 19:22, 10 July 2007

"I built this place. Down here, I make the rules. Down here... I'm God." -- Not really, but it sounds cool. Doesn't it? -Buddy

Featured Article

I was wondering what if the featured article was every two weeks instead of each month. By the time we run out of long articles the new series will have started - Humerbot 0.4 11:09, 5 February 2007 (PST)

When the featured articles were reactivated, I considered either monthly or fortnightly. Monthy won out because there isn't any system variable that counts fortnights, week and month are closest. Not sure if you have looked at the main page's source, but this is what the featured code looks like: {{Infosphere:Featured article for {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}, {{CURRENTYEAR}}}}. I just found this which would allow for fortnights ( {{ #expr: {{CURRENTWEEK}} / 2 round 0 }} ), however we have neither the extension nor the right version of MediaWiki. - Quolnok 17:51, 5 February 2007 (PST)
Now I feel bad for being too retarded to upgrade! I wish I had more PHP knowledge. Anyone here know about it and want access to the database to upgrade? -- Buddy13 FW16.png 08:42, 6 February 2007 (PST)
Well, unfortunately I've never used PHP. I think I will be late this year at uni though, not that that helps in the short term. - Quolnok 01:36, 7 February 2007 (PST)
The actual upgrade is easy, I've done it twice. But I always have to revert to the old version, because you have to run some scripts from the server, and the help files are un-helpfully vague on how exactly you do such a thing. One other option is to install the new version in a new directory, copy all pages over, then delete the old directory and move the new one. Downside is that all history and user accounts are lost... So I'm obviously reluctant to do that. --Buddy 18:20, 8 February 2007 (PST)
Do you have access to a command line interface? - Quolnok 00:35, 9 February 2007 (PST)
Yes, I do. I think. --Buddy 13:34, 10 March 2007 (PST)

DreamHost or 1and1?

Was this wiki created by DreamHost? Electricbolttalk FW16.png

Dreamhost, via the one-click install.

Pasting images on Microsoft Paint, Black Plain Images.

I have pasted the images onto Paint, but they appear as a dull, black image when saved. Why? --Electricbolt 14:28, 10 February 2007 (PST)

It means you are unable to get screenshots of DVD's. It's part of the movie industry (in partnership with the RIAA) telling you what you can and can't do with the things you own. If you have a secondary movie player (other than Media Player) try opening them both at once. It sometimes tricks one into allowing screenshots. --Buddy 17:42, 11 February 2007 (PST)

A note for the future: Windows Vista doesn't give you the weird black things upon pasting. I'm able to take screenshots without cheating at all. Hooray for simplicity! --Buddy 14:49, 17 February 2007 (PST)

Hm... reminds me that Totem has a "take a screenshot" feature, which is quite nice. Also, are you available online? --Svip 13:59, 10 March 2007 (PST)
What do you mean "am I available online"? --Electricbolt 15:57, 29 May 2007 (PDT)

Number 1.0 image?

Why does the Number 1.0 image not conform to the quality standards? I took the image from the DVD. I finally learned how to. --Electricbolt 18:44, 2 March 2007 (PST)

Look at the picture it mentions on the replace template that the dimensions should be 720x540 - Humorbot 0.4 09:41, 3 March 2007 (PST)
Also, why would you put a link directly to the image instead of the image page? Anyway, yeah. 720x540 is standard. Turn off Media Player's (or any other player's) "fit to player" option (or equivalent) so you can get the regular size. That's one thing I liked a lot about Intervideo WinDVD: It played it in a window fit to the movie size. Quite nice. --Buddy 15:51, 4 March 2007 (PST)
Alas, WinDVD works for crap on Vista!!! --Buddy 13:32, 10 March 2007 (PST)

Categorizing Pages

How are you able to categorize pages? I want to put the Comics Crew under the Comics category but I can't find how :P I'm probably just not looking hard enough. -- Ivan

Category:Bongo Comics Staff is now in the comics category, individuals shouldn't be in there for the same reason commentary articles aren't in the episode category - Quolnok 17:59, 9 March 2007 (PST)

Our Discussion

I'm not trying to be rude, and you probably have a First Life (or perhaps only a Second one), but I don't. So I have plenty of time, I keep refreshing Recent Changes all the time, I check my mail all the time, and I check my IM client all the time, for some indication that you have turned up online, so we could debate, or at the very least, you give me some indication that you are still alive. In any case, I still wish to discuss, and I am looking forward to it, despite the delays... --Svip 18:23, 15 March 2007 (PDT)

Yes, I'm online, but I don't have internet at home, so I don't have the ability to sign in to MSN. What are we debating? This is as appropriate a place as any. --Buddy 15:16, 18 March 2007 (PDT)
That be true. But a live debate would be nicer in my opinion! I suggest IRC though, cause that is usually a great way to get people together from a community and talk together. I would suggest #infosphere on freenode.org As it is not used, I will register that channel. --Svip 15:32, 18 March 2007 (PDT)
Well... I might as well add this. Since I assume you have ftp (and ssh access) to the server of this wiki, I can easily tell you what you need to do to make it without the "index.php" part in the URL! (aka pretty URLs). First, create a file in the root directory of the domain, same directory where the index.php file is, called .htaccess, the period at the beginning is important. Then write this into it:
Options FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /index.php?title=$1 [L,QSA]
Now, we must make the Wiki too understand this, so save the file, and open LocalSettings.php, which is in the same directory. Add this line at the end:
$wgArticlePath      = "$wgScriptPath/$1";
This will make the Wiki link correctly. O_O Yay! --Svip 17:29, 21 March 2007 (PDT)

I shall consider "Pretty URL's" to be step 1. And it is done. What is step 2? --Buddy 12:46, 27 March 2007 (PDT)

Making me a sysop... /me rins.
Seriously though, I suggest read 73 in Conference Table. Add the move protection. Next step would be the CSS and styling the site, but that would also require you to add permissions for users to use their own CSS style, so I can mess around and make it better. Uuuh, I could also do with a picture of the Infosphere for the new logo. --Svip 13:09, 27 March 2007 (PDT)
Oh, and get that parse extension for the Wiki, it will make writing templates a dream. Well, if you are like me and dream very geeky dreams. :| --SvipTalk 13:57, 22 April 2007 (PDT)

Not been on wiki.

  • I haven't been actually around for awhile. I have been watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force now and started ATHF Encyclopedia and I don't hardly even watch Futurama any more, but I'M still a fan. I won't be editing much here anymore. --Electricbolt

Uh, rawr?

o_o Seriously, check out this page and its discussion. Go go go! --SvipTalk 13:26, 3 June 2007 (PDT)

OMG Hax reminder. I added the link you wanted to the discussion. BAM! --SvipTalk 15:26, 9 June 2007 (PDT)


I know this question makes me feel silly. But when you revert you seem to use some sort of feature in the system, how do you use it? It would good for my anti-spam bot. --SvipTalk 06:08, 12 June 2007 (PDT)

At the sysop (and beurucrat) userlevels, and possbily the bot userlevel, we have this slightly different line on the recent changes
(diff) (hist) . . ! Category:Organizations; 20:29 . . (Talk | block)
the revert is done through (diff), over to the right is a [rollback] link if the change was the last done to the page, that may be available to other registered users too. There's an "undo" option on the most recent version of MediaWiki (used at wikipedia) that does the same. - Quolnok 06:21, 12 June 2007 (PDT)
Also on the user contribution page;
23:21, 12 June 2007 (hist) (diff) User talk:Quolnok (→Say...) (top) [rollback]
wherever the user made the last edit to the page the label "top" is there and "rollback" is accessable. There is no confirmation page, clicking the link instantly triggers a rollback. If the page is new, you have to access the page and use the delete tab at the top of the page. - Quolnok 06:35, 12 June 2007 (PDT)
Speaking of which, can you add SvipBot as a bot user? --SvipTalk 08:11, 12 June 2007 (PDT)
In theory, yes. But that seems to beone of the things Bureaucrats can do and sysops can't, I'm the only sysop that isn't also a Bureaucrat. [1] Buddy is probably the one to go to, I'll copy this there. - Quolnok 18:16, 12 June 2007 (PDT)
I changed the user group to Bot. Hope it works. Spam is getting retarded. I wish I had internet at home so I could really get deep into it and help you guys out... --Buddy 14:53, 13 June 2007 (PDT)

Also, could you add this at the end of the LocalSettings.php file? It will allow us to use SVG images, they are awesome for some type of image:

$wgUseImageMagick = true;
$wgUseImageResize = true;
$wgFileExtensions[] = 'svg';
$wgSVGConverters = array(
  'ImageMagick' => '$path/convert -background white -geometry $width $input $output',

--SvipTalk 03:36, 27 June 2007 (PDT)

Is that really all it takes? Sweet. All the images I made (the PE logo, Slurm logo, Earth flag, etc) are SVG's that I converted to PNG's. Perhaps now I can upload the original SVG's! --Buddy 13:59, 28 June 2007 (PDT)
Changes made. Give it a test run, if you wish. --Buddy 14:09, 28 June 2007 (PDT)
I uploaded all the flags for Template:Airings, but for some reason the US, Australian and New Zealand flag got ****ed up in the progress. However, when I click the link (to the real svg) it is perfectly fine. Remember, MediaWiki uses convert to convert them into PNG for viewing usual pages. Such as the small articles. Why they are ****ed up could either be because of version of the MediaWiki or the convert command or both. But I have tested the convert function on my own dreamhost server, and it works perfectly fine. So I'd go for the MediaWiki being a little too old. It shouldn't be hard to upgrade. But you are never able to. So I guess we'll be stuck in this 1.5.6 hell forever. --SvipTalk 15:30, 28 June 2007 (PDT)
Not to be nitpicking here, Buddy, but I think you did it wrong. Can you copy paste in here what the code you have. Look at Image:Focus.svg to see what I mean. --SvipTalk 18:07, 5 July 2007 (PDT)
I used copy/paste, so I doubt there was an error. I'll get the code up here for inspection in a day or two, though. --Buddy 15:44, 8 July 2007 (PDT)