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User talk:Solar Dragon/Archive 8

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How come no one wants to read the Simpsonington Poat? TheSimpsons Talk 02:35, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

Pardon me for interrupting, but what is the Simpsonington Poat? -- Brian McClure 02:42, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

On my userpage, there is a category named news. Go to it, and follow instructions from there. TheSimpsons Talk 03:07, August 11, 2010 (UTC)


P.S. These are multibased. TheSimpsons Talk 03:07, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

Well, it doesn't help that most of the users here are likely not aware of it, perhaps if you made a blog post to announce it, more would no. Having a newsletter would be a good idea (I know Solar at one point had a twitter account that he used for announcements), but that's just a collection of statements about current events, with a few shots at me thrown in. -- Brian McClure 03:17, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

Hey, they are multibased. Most people think of you as evil.


TheSimpsons Talk 06:41, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

OK, I am refusing to have a say in this as it would probably end up in another argument. Please keep this off my talk page. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 06:42, August 11, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I wasn't trying to be confrontational, I was just curious as to what he was talking about. -- Brian McClure 16:01, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

Re:Another small task[edit]

I'll get on it. Does it include subcategories? —Manyman (talk) 20:59, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

All done. —Manyman (talk) 07:07, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

How do you like my {{Temporary}} template? TheSimpsons Talk 07:52, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Why do we need it? There shouldn't be any pages with temporary sections. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 07:53, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

... TheSimpsons Talk 07:57, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WIKI LEADERBOARD???? TheSimpsons Talk 08:27, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

I'm missing 120 points! If this isn't fixed, i'm leaving. TheSimpsons Talk 08:37, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Umm, what do you mean what happened to the leaderboard? It looks fine to me. The Lucky edit badges don't work properly if you have multiple so that accounts to 100 of your missing points. I will add up and see if you are missing any more. If you want to leave because you are missing points, then just go. You should edit because you want to, not to get points. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 08:56, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Hey. Don't be a jerk. TheSimpsons Talk 09:01, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry but you're the one being a jerk, "If this isn't fixed, i'm leaving." ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 09:02, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Okay, I am going to back out on that one. I am missing 720 points.


TheSimpsons Talk 09:08, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

This is just a guess, but it might have something to do with the lucky edit badges. -- Brian McClure 14:01, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

There are a number of pages that aren't properly categorized, but don't show up here because they have the stub template. So, I temporarily removed that category from the stub template so we can find those pages. The problem is that the uncategorized pages article only updates every now and then, so it might be a day or so until it updates, and I'm going away tomorrow. Could you please keep an eye on that, then when it updates, categorize the pages, then my edit? -- Brian McClure 13:51, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, sure. It updates around 6:30 AM for me daily and I check daily so I will be able to check out the pages and categorise them fully. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:48, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Homer's Enemy Category One Time Characters[edit]

Yes. I apologize for that. My edits are intended to improve Wikisimpsons' content, not violate it. Frank Grimes, however, only appeared in "Homer's Enemy" and existed only in his tombstones in latter episodes.OhstaWiki 22:39, August 12, 2010 (UTC)OhstaWiki

Well, it is a character category and is not intended for episode pages. I have also noticed that you have been warned for other things too. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 22:40, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Editing problems[edit]

Sometimes the editing interface has problem through not only Wikisimpsons but throughout Wikia. Sometimes, I can't get a sentence left justified as it is middle justified and that sometimes the italic button sometimes does not work and leaves all but the highlighted area to be italic, well, italic and other similar problems. Is this just my computer's fault or this is normal for others?OhstaWiki 15:45, August 13, 2010 (UTC)OhstaWiki

The Rich Text Editor is full of bugs and you can disable this and use the normal 'code' editor (which I currently use) by turning it off in the Editing tab in your preferences. I personally hate it with a passion due to all the bugs and the fact it messed up headers and spaces so... Well, you can turn it off and it is not just you. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:43, August 13, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Catagorys[edit]

Sorry! My bad! I'm new to catagorys. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KevlarNinja (talkcontribs) 22:23, August 13, 2010

quotation marks in badges[edit]

Using quotation marks in badges (such as "Excellent") causes XHTML errors on pages that display them, such as this:

an attribute value literal can occur in an attribute specification list only after a VI delimiter

…/images/thumb/c/c9/Badge-edit-0.png/40px-Badge-edit-0.png" alt=""Excellent"" />

You could try to use " to display quotation marks instead; if that doesn't work, contact Wikia and ask for a bugfix. --◄mendel► 11:25, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

Done. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:46, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

Useless Category[edit]

The new Category:Bars someone made is pretty much useless because of Category:Bars and Taverns. Is there something that can be done to the page?--TreehouseOfBiscuit 16:21, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

It will be deleted. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:46, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

Achievements[edit]

Hello, I was wondering how I could have achievements on my wiki. I would like to know how to add achievements to a wiki, I think it would work well on my wiki. Please leave a message on my talk page. Thanks. Crampsy Talk 19:29, August 15, 2010 (UTC)

Suggested page name[edit]

I'm going to create a (sourced) list of people who have either rejected guest spots on the show, or been cut from an episode, or for other similar reasons didn't appear. It's something I've been collating for a while for Wikipedia, but it would it fit better here (it's fine on individual episode pages on Wikipedia). So do you have a suggestion for what the page should be called? Thanks, Gran2 14:06, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

tricky to think of a way to incorporate them all into a reasonable page name. Axed guest stars? That would be best I guess... But what about those who rejected the opportunity as they weren't axed... Potential guest stars maybe? They are the best I can come up with now, I will have a think about it. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:26, August 16, 2010 (UTC)
I created it under the name Intended guest stars. Gran2 00:48, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
OK, cool. Thanks for making that. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 07:20, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

Reverting[edit]

Just to tell you I reverted your edit by accident. I scrolled down the page and clicked by mistake. :) — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 20:32, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

Which edit is this? I make lots of edits by the way... :) Anyway, just revert the revert. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:33, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
One of your files edits. I already reverted it. — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 20:34, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
Oh right, OK. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:35, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

Wikisimpsons links occasionally do not work[edit]

Hello, I have another problem. Sometimes, Wikisimpsons' links do not work when I click or even have my cursor on them. It goes back to normal when I refresh the web page. Is this normal or not? OhstaWiki 18:01, August 18, 2010 (UTC)OhstaWiki

What browser do you use? Links always work for me until my Internet stops working as it often does... ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 18:05, August 18, 2010 (UTC)
Google Chrome. OhstaWiki 18:59, August 18, 2010 (UTC)OhstaWiki
OK then, if this continues, I suggest asking on w:c:community:Forum:Community_Central_Forum|Community Central forums to see if anyone else is having this problem. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:01, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

Font color[edit]

How do you change the font color on editing pages? OhstaWiki 14:23, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

On editing pages? There isn't a way. There is a way to change the colour on pages when reading it though but only admins can do it unless you add the code to your personal monaco.css ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:26, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Mainpage[edit]

Hi. I've been thinking about what The Underfaker said a few weeks ago about the wiki mainpage - it needs a redesign. Things either need to be moved around or the whole thing needs to be cleaned up and redone. That HUGE space underneath the poll doesn't look attractive and is just wasting valuable space. I think we should follow the style of the Muppet Wiki and use their homepage as a template. That homepage is very attractive. And lets face it, the Muppets and the Simpsons are that different - both are long-runnning TV shows, both of HUGE cult fan bases, both have become household names here in the UK and obviously across the pond in the USA. I also like the "Facebook app" that the Muppet Wiki has used on their homepage, its very cool! Anyways, I think your on a long car ride or something (I saw it on a blog post, somewhere) so just get back to me whenever. We could also ask the rest of the community?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   13:40, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

The thing about Muppet Wiki is that they don't have any featured content or polls etc. We do need a redesign and I thought that TheUnderfaker was going to work on that. Try asking him again or something. Also, the Facebook app is possible although I don't know how to work it properly, see the sandbox. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:46, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
Yes, thats the only bad thing with Muppet Wiki. However, we could take some aspects and mix-and-match with the things we liked from the current homepage (e.g Featured Article, Poll etc). I'll have a word with Underfaker. Also, I've looked at the sandbox - I'm not sure what to do either. I'm sure someone on here will know what to do, or we could try contacting a wikia staff member to help out? What do you think?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   16:52, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
I would try asking on the Community Central forums actually. I should put a link in the sidebar to that as it is very useful. I think he was looking for some tab thing so you click the tabs and get to other things on the main page. Not the same as the episode tabs which make new pages but just tabs on the same page. Right now, I am really tired so will not be doing a lot tonight. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:54, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, that link would be quite useful. A tab system on a homepage? Huh, that's an interesting concept - I'd like to see how that works. Also, we could just look at some of the bigger wikis (Lostpedia, Memory Alpha, TARDIS Wiki) and, as I've said, mix-and-match certain aspects. OK, no problems, I'd heard you were travelling today.    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   16:58, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

Featured Article Template[edit]

Also, seeing as we're talking about improving the wiki, I've been thinking about the Featured Article template which is put onto pages. Instead of that long box going across the top, can't we do what others wikis do and just have a star in the top right hand corner. I think that would work soooo much better! What do you think?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   12:38, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

I feel the stars are unnoticeable to most people. I think that the box shows that it is a great article and shows it off more. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 13:54, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
See, I'm not sure. I don't know if I want to have a huge box telling me its a featured article when all I want to do is find out how old Bart is, for example. It seems to work very well on Wookieepedia (they also use an icon in the corner if the page has been locked) and Lostpedia and a few others. I don't know. I, personally, think it would work better. Prehaps we could speak to the rest of the community about it?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   14:05, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
Yes. Ok then. Make a blog about it or something. I feel blogs are better than using the community portal anyway. It will need to be a Simpsonsized image though if we do it. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:07, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
OK. Will do.    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   14:10, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

Project Self Voicers[edit]

I've finally acted on your suggestion for making a Project page for guest stars who voice themselves. I've got the project page written up here. Feel free to make any alterations for style, formatting, etc. that you deem necessary. -- Mythigator 20:29, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

I've seen it already. Well, apart from making it look more attractive, there is not a lot more that you can do to the page. You seem to have covered everything. I will add the page to the sidebar and projects template. Sorry I can't join as you know I am very busy on this wiki among others and it is too huge a task for me to do and would take up all my time. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:32, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
No worries; I understand about the demands on your time. I've found that doing the article splits requires enough sustained undivided attention that I usually only do these on weekends. I'll see what I can do about making the page look spiffier. The main point of this is that we've isolated a point where improvement can be made; I figured out a procedure for addressing it; and if the procedure is documented it's a lot easier for others to pitch in and help. -- Mythigator 20:54, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

Fuck off[edit]

fuck off you could of made it bigger you engilsh bastard because i'm welsh —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.102.22.148 (talk) 18:00, 21 September 2010