User talk:Svip

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Vandalism and css

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on your first edit as a registered user. Also, the screenshot of your CSS is looking awesome. I've been wanting to update the look around here, so keep up the good work and we just might use it! → Buddy13 FW16.png 11:00, 8 March 2007 (PST)

Oh, and do you know how to upgrade the wiki? Have you ever worked with Dreamhost-based wikis? I can do the actual upgrade, but the script-running part eludes me. --Buddy 11:05, 8 March 2007 (PST)
Yes yes, I have all my wikis on Dreamhost systems. And yes, I have been modifying them. I'd gladly help. --Svip 11:38, 8 March 2007 (PST)
Also, I added you to MSN, so we might talk. :o --Svip 11:40, 8 March 2007 (PST)
I don't have internet at home, so I almost never sign on to MSN anymore. But one of these days when I have a day off (maybe saturday or sunday), I'll do that and we can go over it and finally upgrade the Infosphere. --Buddy 11:44, 8 March 2007 (PST)
Certainly a good start. Not sure that the page title should be blue highlighted though. Near Death Star probably shouldn't really be the logo. - Quolnok 22:14, 8 March 2007 (PST)
Yes the logo should be changed to the Infosphere but I like it - Humorbot 0.4 00:10, 9 March 2007 (PST)
In that case, it would be nice if someone could send me a picture of it cut out, with the background being transparent (e.g. png) and not white. It took me long enough cutting the Near Death Star out, though I thought the references to Wookiepedia was funny. :< --Svip 04:31, 9 March 2007 (PST)

Yeah, that's a great skin you got there. Hopefully the new Futurama-wiki skin sometime in a near future...ama! But I have to ask... what is the program you are using on the example for your Futurama-wiki skin? --IsakBQ 06:59, 9 March 2007 (PST)

I am using Firefox with the Web developer toolbar, which allows you to edit any site's HTML, CSS, everything. The screenshot was taken with the Linux command import. --Svip 07:10, 9 March 2007 (PST)

In response to "Good greif! What version of MediaWiki is this?"

Special:Version - Quolnok 17:53, 23 March 2007 (PDT)

Then why can't I split up templates with new lines? I can do that on my own wikis and on Wikipedia. And a lot of other wikis.
See the Template:Character infobox (usage) I made for what I mean it was suppose to look, but if you check the source of my user page, I must do it on one line. --Svip 18:08, 23 March 2007 (PDT)
Hmm, that IS odd; if we do start using infobox templates on most articles we should really figure out what's causing the difference, like you I've never seen a MediaWiki setup that DIDN'T allow the much more readable multi-line format for templates. Must be something Buddy has specifically configured, I think, since MediaWiki supports this out-of-the-box, with a default configuration... Gopher 09:44, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
Don't look at me. I think it's just the older, un-updated version we've got going here. I think I might be able to upgrade eventually, though. Sorry for the suckage. --Buddy 10:45, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
It's all good man, not everybody's a code monkey :) You really might want to concider giving server access to one of the active contributors who's more knowledgable about web programming, php/java etc, though, then you could just direct our requests and comments to them and go back to work :) Gopher 10:49, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
The saddest part about all this is that—depending on your definition—, I am a codemonkey of sorts. I am fluent in the latest XHTML, CSS, and SVG, yet scripting has always escaped me. I'm finally learning JS, but it's a very slow process. I'll probably never learn PHP or anything that advanced. And as for server access... They'd have to earn a pretty high level of trust before I'd be handing out access to the files that run this place. It's a scary thought, the things people could do with that access. P.S., how's your knowledge of such things? --Buddy 10:56, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
Good enough; I was a programmer first so I'm better at js/php than I am at css, and command lines don't phase me in the slightest. Gopher 11:06, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
Congratulations, you now have access to the database. Info to follow. --Buddy 11:39, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
I might add my skills for programming, I have been coding XHTML, CSS for years, too have I created PHP and MySQL systems for years as well. Recently I have started coding in C++, Java and other languages. I have good understanding of the MediaWiki system, mainly because I run a couple of Wiki's myself. And as for command lines, I am using the terminal on daily basis at home. I know that it has large advantages over usually GUI's. Here is some of the PHP work I have done: [1] And lately I have been working on a 2D engine for some game projects using SDL. Just so we understand one another... --SvipTalk 15:06, 19 April 2007 (PDT)


Thanks for fixing it, I just typed it from memory and hadn't gotten around to testing it yet, as I was editing two other articles at the same time. Gopher 15:54, 19 April 2007 (PDT)

I'd also like to apologies if I sounded a bit rude in the summary... --SvipTalk 15:55, 19 April 2007 (PDT)
It's all good, no hard feelings; I have a very high tolerance for such things. When I started ot make the Wikpiedia template I was planning to paste one I wrote on another wiki, which is far more flexible, then I remembered it needs many features not present in this version, and just spit that out as a placeholder.
Since I haven't said so yet, I love the proposed css changes you've posted; I'm pretty sure Buddy agrees, so as soon as the upgrade is finished we'll get your changes made. Planning on doing the upgrade sometime this weekend, so hopefully we drop in the css changes within the week. Gopher 16:16, 19 April 2007 (PDT)