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How are you able to board the Aeris 3A?

Hi, how are you able to board the Aeris 3A as you said here? I'm stuck on the ladder which is to far back, so I can't reach to the cockpit. — xZise [talk] 16:15, 18 November 2013 (CST)

It's a case of getting to the top of the ladder, then jumping onto the winglet using Shift+D+Space. Not the easiest thing to do, not 100% reliable, but it is possible. --Murph (talk) 23:15, 18 November 2013 (CST)

Ordinal character vs degree symbol

Hi I noticed you use the masculine ordinal character (º; U+00BA) instead of the degree symbol (°; U+00B0). There is technically a difference, so if possible it would be good when you use the degree symbol in the future. — xZise [talk] 11:15, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Damn, you're probably right! I thought it was opt+0 (OS X 10.10) for it, but I'll gladly accept that could be the wrong magic keypress. I'll try to figure out the correct one. Thanks.  :-)
--Murph (talk) 13:06, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Yup, you are absolutely correct. opt+0, which I mistakenly used, gives:
Unicode: U+00BA, UTF-8: C2 BA
I needed shift+opt+8, which gives:
Unicode: U+00B0, UTF-8: C2 B0
Now I just need to somehow remember that obscure key combination for the next time… ;-)
--Murph (talk) 13:24, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Hehe ;) Well I checked the Unicode codepoints for the characters you've written and got 00BA back ;) so I was pretty sure that it's different. Funny thing though: My font in the browser displays it underlined so the difference is obvious to me ;) (that is how I discovered that). — xZise [talk] 14:57, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Ahh, I was wondering how you had spotted it. They are pretty much indistinguishably identical in my font. I've revised my recent edits to correct them.
--Murph (talk) 15:28, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Position of description

I noticed you moved a lot of descriptions. I personally think that they are worthless for an article. It's a funny/snarky comment about the craft but it doesn't help you to understand that craft which is why the description in most cases is one of the last “trivia like” sections. — xZise [talk] 13:38, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

I think it was just the stock craft I changed. Yes, overall, some of them are relatively low value, but others actually do state the intended role of the craft, or tell you something about it. Even those that don't tell you much, KSP is a quirky game with a variety of humour spread randomly through it, and I don't see why the official wiki should shy away from that, as long as it doesn't get out of control and make it significantly difficult to read the articles, or get confusing about the line between humour and factual information. It just seemed to me to have a reasonable logical flow to it as (lead para)->(Squad's description)->(detail). They are all reasonably short, and clearly marked, so I don't feel the less useful of them are causing difficulty with the overall flow of the article. Over the years, I've seen the technique of inserting sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical, etc quotes and/or thoughts quite widely used in a variety of literature, from something on the cover of technical reports, to something inserted at the start of every chapter of a book (ranging from tech books to fiction). I'm not advocating changing all of the parts like that, but on balance I think the craft articles are better with it at the top and it doesn't harm access to the primary detail content below it. Typically, with a float right picture, the quote and the picture should end fairly closely in the vertical flow, giving the full width to the main content below them. --Murph (talk) 14:09, 28 May 2015 (UTC)


Leaving a message on my own talk page to preempt any possible queries. I'm importing Wikipedia's Template:Documentation, as a first step towards addressing some of our undocumented non-trivial templates, with the goal of making life easier for editors. It will take a little time, and is a work in progress. I fully intend to sort out all the red links, odd categories, broken images, etc. --Murph (talk) 06:43, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Update. It's still ongoing. Much of the framework is in place now, but still many links to fix, and bits of tidying up and polishing to do. Images will remain broken on stuff that's not visible to ordinary visitors, to be fixed later when our wiki's image uploads are working again. Images visible to visitors, I'm fixing as best I can with the broken image handling (making use of the few images which are working, but even those fail if you want a different size to the sizes that were cached by the server before it broke). --Murph (talk) 16:47, 31 May 2015 (UTC)


FYI I replied to you on my user talk page. Deepspacecreeper (talk) 21:05, 1 June 2015 (UTC)