User talk:XZise/Archives/2013/06

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About {{if lang}}

{{if lang}} seems to work well in normal pages, but in Categories (like Category:Celestials/ru) the {{if lang}} in templates (like {{Celestial Bodies}} ) doesn't work. Are there ways to fix this without building a new template? Cesrate (talk) 22:24, 15 May 2013 (CDT)

Hmmm, okay I maybe have a solution. Now the problem is that in the category namespace it don't know subpages. When you have Kerbin/ru it shows you a link to Kerbin directly below the articlename. Now in categories it don't work. All language temples like {{if lang}} and {{lang}} depend on this. — xZise [talk] 13:29, 16 May 2013 (CDT)
Okay {{if lang}} and {{lang}} now should work also in the category namespace. If you see anything strange now with any of these templates please tell me. But for example the Russian category you linked works fine! — xZise [talk] 08:29, 9 June 2013 (CDT)
Holy crap awesome work. Working well now:) ——Cesrate (talk) 08:50, 9 June 2013 (CDT)

Uniform Easter eggs spoiler in celestial body pages

It seems that Mun has been the precedent of putting Easter eggs spoiler into celestial body pages, so I assume it's permitted. So, what the general form should it be? Like Mun's, put it into a SpoilerBox in Topography? ——Cesrate (talk) 04:50, 5 June 2013 (CDT)

List of easter eggs should be only for not so important easter eggs. But when you can fill a hole paragraph with the easter eggs, I guess it's okay to have a seperate section like Mun or Ike. — xZise [talk] 06:24, 5 June 2013 (CDT)
I agree with listing Easter Eggs in both the dedicated page and the appropriate celestial body page. We can take our time transitioning this, though. There is no need to rush to fill in this information. As a side note, we should make sure it stays behind a spoiler block on the celestial body page. The same goes for any screenshots of Easter Eggs. --Ruedii (talk) 08:59, 5 June 2013 (CDT)

Problems of LanguageBox on zh-tw Mainpage

RHZhao may start to work on zh-tw pages before long, but now I find on Main Page/zh-tw all the language links are to Main Page/zh-tw/xx instead of Main Page/xx, which makes them all invalid. I don't know what caused this problem. Could you fix this? ——Cesrate (talk) 22:36, 8 June 2013 (CDT)

A thanks for the info! Until now zh-tw wasn't a supported language by {{lang}} and {{if lang}} and those links needed to know, that the suffix is a language code (if not it thinks it is a English page and adds the other language codes). It is now fixed! — xZise [talk] 05:21, 9 June 2013 (CDT)
Oh, thanks very much. ——Cesrate (talk) 06:58, 9 June 2013 (CDT)

Username change

Can I request a wiki name change? I would like it shortened to inigma Thanks! Inigmatus (talk) 18:16, 12 June 2013 (CDT)

I guess you need to ask User talk:N3X15 for this favour as the needed extension aren't installed and I'm not able to install those. But I'm not sure how useful this is you should consider if “inigma” is really necessary. — xZise [talk] 18:34, 12 June 2013 (CDT)


Thanks for deleting my error of a page. I thought the KSPX addon parts were real parts, so thanks man!\ --Kerbinorbit (talk) 14:22, 13 June 2013 (CDT)

Interwiki link "bug"

That one seems somewhat buggy... For example if you take a look at Kerbal Space Program Wiki:Guidelines#Linking_to_forum.2Fblog nothing appears after the "generates" of the bug: line. Instead a link with "exotic" characters (Win XP can't display them) is added to the sidebar under "In other languages". This does not happen with the other interwiki prefixes. You have added them, so could you please try to fix that? --dgelessus (talk · logs) 18:05, 22 June 2013 (CDT)

This is strange. On User talk:UmbralRaptor it works fine. I'll try to look into it. If you find any other strange behaviour of this prefix let me know. — xZise [talk] 18:49, 22 June 2013 (CDT)
Okay it does work in talk namespaces (like in UmbralRaptor's case). And those characters are in the Unicode block Buginese. I guess the language code for buginese ist bug and some quirk interprets it as a interwiki link. I said quirk, because de:Hauptseite won't show up link on the sidebar. — xZise [talk] 18:56, 22 June 2013 (CDT)
Buginese language and there is a link with the same characters (ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ) to — xZise [talk] 18:59, 22 June 2013 (CDT)
Okay I changed the prefix name to tracker so if this wiki may use language code like the Wikipedia it won't break compatibility with the Buginese language. — xZise [talk] 19:20, 22 June 2013 (CDT)

Shortcut templates

Hi, I noticed that you created some shortcut templates, like {{P1}} and {{P2}}. However they save you just one character and don't really ease typing, so I don't think they are really necessary. If there's any special functionality that I didn't notice, please tell me. --dgelessus (talk · logs) 10:56, 24 June 2013 (CDT)

Yep see {{If}}. In some cases the mediawiki syntax is awesome, but to preserve newlines in ifs it sucks. — xZise [talk] 11:25, 24 June 2013 (CDT)
Okay, that makes sense. Also, couldn't you just create something like {{P|parameter number}} so you don't have to create a new template for every number? --dgelessus (talk · logs) 11:58, 24 June 2013 (CDT)
Its copied from the English Wikipedia. So I guess there isn't a better way. — xZise [talk] 12:21, 24 June 2013 (CDT)
By the way: Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:P1 and Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:P2 are used in many pages. — xZise [talk] 12:27, 24 June 2013 (CDT)
That's all transcluded from some infoboxes and could easily be changed. But of course there is no problem with the current naming if the numbers don't go up too far. --dgelessus (talk · logs) 13:16, 24 June 2013 (CDT)
I seriously doubt that your suggestion works. The mediawiki syntax is very unpredictable in preserving newlines. For example {{#if: foo|{{P1|bar}}}} won't preserve leading newlines. — xZise [talk] 17:27, 24 June 2013 (CDT)