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Featured Article template[edit]

So...what's happening now? Are we doing it? A lot of people seem quite happy with it and are suggesting ideas?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   11:22, August 23, 2010 (UTC)

Go on then. You can get the code for getting it in teh top corner from the Template:Realworld. I am asking you to decide on an image for it due to the fact I think the other admins can decide to do things without asking me for help all the time. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 11:24, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
OK. I'll get to work on that now.    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   11:27, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
Duff 2.png
Right, I've got the new Duff beer can (I got the cartoon version, instead of the real-life can which was used before). However, I want to get the same style that Wookieepedia use, where they have a little row of pictures next to the article title, look See here. However, I can't seem to find the code. Sorry, to bother you...again. I'll keep trying, but your probably more experienced with wiki editing that I am...    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   11:46, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
yeah, that is the same code as in the realworld template. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:43, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
OK. I've done it. However, I can't see the template (I tried it on Homer's page). Could you have a look? Thanks..    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   15:34, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
Did you manage to have a look at the template after?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   19:34, August 24, 2010 (UTC)
What's the template name, Effluvium, I can probably help you out. Or did you manage to get it to work already? TheUnderfaker 20:11, August 24, 2010 (UTC)
Well, tbh, I cba to have a look at it. I need a bit of time away from wikis. I will edit in small amounts but not a lot any more. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:28, August 24, 2010 (UTC)
OK...do you mind if prehaps me and the rest of the community also discuss about the homepage redesign? I mean, we've all been excited about it since Underfaker brought up the subject a few weeks ago...   Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   21:37, August 24, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah sure. You don't have to keep asking me all the time. Which is part of the reason I want to take a break away from wikis. I am actually starting to get fed up of users asking me "can I do this", "can I do that" etc. I'm not blaming you guys of course, I am just getting tired of it. I will probably still be editng daily but would like you guys to take your problems elsewhere, if that's OK with you. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 21:40, August 24, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, OK. Sorry, Solar. Didn't mean to cause you any trouble...    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   21:41, August 24, 2010 (UTC)
Seeing as nobody seems to be able to work out how to do this template, why don't we just scrap the idea then? However, after thinking about it, the templates we use now could be used somewhere else. Instead of having the "Semi-protected" and "Featured article" templates at the top, why not have them at the bottom with the other templates such as "Simpsons characters" and "Characters voiced by such-and-such". This way, they are out of the way, yet we are still able to identify them if need be. We could do this until we get the template working. Sorry to bother you again, Solar! I bet your sick of that little orange box appearing telling you that you have a message from me. Its just I want to check with you, if its ok?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   11:16, August 25, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I tried and I failed miserably. From the looks of it, it doesn't look like you did anything wrong. I even looked at Wookieepedia's to make sure. But what I did notice is that they used to have a lot more coding to the templates. Anyway, at first I wasn't a fan of the idea. I've come to like our featured article banner—it stands out way more than a small icon in the corner. The only thing is, I just thought that the one we currently use (and the previous one) looked tacky (like most of our templates do). But then I thought about it, we can't have a banner over every article, if every article is supposed to be aspiring to featured status. That's my two cents.

On the other hand, I was looking at Wookieepedia's common.css and happened to see their coding for rounded corners that we can steal—I mean, "borrow". -_- TheUnderfaker 14:16, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

Haha. Yeah. OK. Sounds good to me. I've just shoved the template at the bottom of the page for now, until we all come up with a better plan...    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   14:19, August 25, 2010 (UTC)
I've just looked at Memory Alpha (the Star Trek wiki) and they just have a similar template to us, but they put it at the bottom of the page, out of the way. I think thats what we should do...    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   14:25, August 25, 2010 (UTC)
Well, congratulations on earning the Lucky 1000th Edit badge Effluvium. It's like I said, I just cannot get those templates to work. And pushing the templates to the bottom, kinda defeats the purpose of drawing attention to featured articles, doesn't it?TheUnderfaker 14:30, August 25, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Underfaker. However, I agree that kinda defeats the entire object of "showing-off" the article as a featured article, but, the article has already been showed off and put in the spotlight for a month on the front page, I feel its enough just to add a catagory (e.g Past featured articles) to the page and leave it at that...   Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   14:33, August 25, 2010 (UTC)
Would you mind greatly having this conversation away from my talk page? I keep getting a message saying I have new messages! ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:34, August 25, 2010 (UTC)
The conversation is now being talked about on Underfaker's talkpage, Solar Dragon. Sorry about that,    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   14:38, August 25, 2010 (UTC)


Hi, can you please move Michelle Pfieffer to the correct spelling Michelle Pfeiffer which already exists, but was mispelled on the template. Thanks. Gran2 14:18, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Done. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:20, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
Much oblidged. Gran2 14:31, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Please help me![edit]

I am not sure what you mean and what efflivlium means and I'm so confused!!!!ToyStoryFan123 19:29, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

What do you mean? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:36, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
I think I know what ToyStoryFan123 means, Solar. ToyStoryFan, all I asked was if you could not change any of the images of the characters. This is because you were changing the profile images (with transparent backgrounds) for random screenshots from episodes, like you did with Moe Szyslak's page. Don't worry now, its all sorted out.    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   21:01, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
Right, cheers, Efflivlium I'll never do that again and I won't add useless photos and photos that are already there!ToyStoryFan123 17:45, August 30, 2010 (UTC)


Where can you the see the articles that doesn't been made yet? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiboy96 (talkcontribs) 17:31, 30 August 2010

see Special:WantedPages. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:56, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

Write in html.[edit]

Hi again!

Can i write in html on my user page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiboy96 (talkcontribs) 18:09, 30 August 2010

Yes. A lot of HTML code works on wikis. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:57, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

Inventions on Taskbar[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering if you could add Inventions to the taskbar to encourage more editors to make pages. I am an admin on Wikiventions: and my primary role is to link to other invention pages. I would also like to request that you add me to an affiliations page on the taskbar. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Empireparadox (talkcontribs) 18:32, 30 August 2010

sorry, we do not advertise other wikis on our wiki. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:56, August 30, 2010 (UTC)


on my userpage it says you made an edit on the 28th.what did you do??nobody can save me!!!! User:Loli424 06:00, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

I removed the Female template as this categorised your user page as a female character. I also replaced your Ralph image that you uploaded with an already existent, more high quality one. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 06:32, August 31, 2010 (UTC)



I'm sorry for asking so much...

When should you put this article is a stub on a article?

Wikiboy96 14:05, August 31, 2010 (UTC)Wikiboy96

If an article is small or could be bigger, the stub tag is placed there to tell users to make it bigger and more detailed. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:13, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

Pointless redirects[edit]

Hi, I'm sorry but it's not pointless because I'm using it in the page i'm making. I've done this redirect because a lot of file don't have a name easy to fond. Rather than banish me while I try to help you you would better make directives about names of files ;) (For example : File:200px-SantasLittleHelper.png or :File:The Simpsons-Fat Tony.png and so on...)--Boungawa 19:13, September 1, 2010 (UTC)

No. There is no need in image redirects. If I notice an image redirects to another image, I replace the redirect with the image and delete it. They are useless. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:26, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
I've done that because i've seen that this page : File:Homer Simpson.png redirect to that File:Homer Simpson 2006.png ;)--Boungawa 19:28, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, it appears we have some duplicates. I will try to get rid of duplicate images over time. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:30, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
It's not duplicate it's redirects--Boungawa 19:31, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
No, that redirect is also a duplicate image. If I delete it, that will leave a lot of red image links everywhere. That is why I haven't deleted it yet. Just forget about it please. You won't win. The argument is already lost to you. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:33, September 1, 2010 (UTC)



What was it that i did wrong?

Wikiboy96 13:20, September 6, 2010 (UTC)Wikiboy96

Umm, please expand on what you mean. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 15:17, September 6, 2010 (UTC)
You left a message on my talk page but now it's gone. It was about something that i did wrong, and if i did i again i got get banned. Wikiboy96 17:19, September 6, 2010 (UTC)Wikiboy96
You didn't have any messages left on your talk page except the welcome message, unless you have a second account... If that is the case, I will have to block it. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:21, September 6, 2010 (UTC)
Strange. No i don't have a second account
Wikiboy96 18:49, September 6, 2010 (UTC)Wikiboy96


yeah, i'll set it up ----- It's Magic - Kingcjc 19:26, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

Spotlight Request[edit]

Hi. Wikisimpsons is in great shape and still meets all the spotlight requirements. I will be happy to add it to the spotlight list. However your image needs to be resized to 200x75px . Please let me know when it has been resized and I will add the link to your listing. -- Wendy (talk)<helper /> 03:09, September 12, 2010 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]

Thank you for setting me straight, all powerful and merciful overlord. I apologize for drawing your ire by blanking my talk page, which was apparently so important to you that you need reverse it twice in less than ten minutes. How about moving talk page material to archives? Would that be acceptable to you, oh wise sir or madam? Surely you don't expect that we plebes must maintain the welcome message on talk pages for all eternity. In greatest sarcasm, Forteblast 17:51, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Moving to archives is fine. You can make an archive if you want. We just keep the messages for future reference. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:52, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

Overall Article Grammar[edit]

Solar Dragon, quick question. Not to step on anyone's toes here, but I have noticed that a lot of pages I have recently edited seem to contain a fair amount of incorrect spelling, or sentences that aren't phrased the way they should be.
At other times, I encounter articles that for some reason even intend to use as little or no punctuation, making the entire article look like one, full, horrid sentence. Is this something fairly small, or a bigger issue on this Wiki? Radi0n 14:02, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

well, we use American grammar here. A lot of users use poor grammar which I try to fix although I miss a few mistakes. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 15:09, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not here to point fingers, hey, I'll admit some of the mistakes are my fault, but, yeah, I've noticed an increase in bad grammer here on Wikisimpsons. Like Solar, I try to fix it wherever I can...this has been brought up before on Underfaker's talk-page (I think!) and he mentioned speaking to the rest of the editors. Prehaps we need to...or make stricter rules about the grammer? Effluvium 15:20, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I don;t believe in blocking users for use of poor grammar so that is out of the question. Maybe a policy on grammar or a note on the user talk message. Maybe even a whole project! ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 15:22, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, now we're talking - a project would be great! Effluvium 15:29, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
well, I am too busy with... *counts his wikis* 4 wikis at the moment including Simpsons so I can;t set it up. if you, or possibly Underfaker,, or even KratosGodofWar would set it up, that would be good. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 15:31, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
OK, here it is. Haha, its quite funny, I spelt Grammar wrong on the title. No worries, it's changed now. Oooops [blushes] Effluvium 15:41, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure you're the right person for the project grammar group then? :) ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:29, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Is that sarcasm, Solar? Another user is more than welcome to be the project founder and leader. Effluvium 16:48, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it was sarcasm. Hard to really get sarcasm over on the Internet though. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:55, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Haha! Very good. So, I think Gran2 would be a great project leader, after all, he's taught me a few things about grammar I didn't know... Effluvium 16:58, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
well, feel free to ask him if he would want to take on the job then. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:59, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, and what happened to your signature? It has gone back to the default... ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:00, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Hi, Solar. I've been in contact with Gran2, and he doesn't think this project is needed. And I can see his point. Check my talkpage for the comments. Should it be deleted? And maybe a template can be used whenever there are spelling mistakes?

Oh, btw, I had to change my signature back to default as I was editing on quite a few different wikis and it was getting annoying adding the signature template to each wiki. Once I'm back working on one or two wikis at a time, I'll change my signature back. Effluvium 18:26, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

well, have a look at this:
{{Subst:#ifexist:Template:Signatures/Manyman|{{Subst:Nosubst|Signatures/Manyman}}|—[[User:Manyman|Manyman]] <sup>[[User talk:Manyman|(talk)]]</sup>}}
Manyman has made it so that the 'default' signature will show up if the template doesn't exist on a wiki. You could try that too. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 18:41, September 22, 2010 (UTC)