User talk:Buddy13

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"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 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