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Shidou

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  • I live in Toronto, Canada
  • My occupation is web developer, software engineer
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  • Em... The new safehouse page needs a lot of work. I mean, A LOT of work to do. The trivia and gallery part is needed also. Please help me to finish it or maybe find someone to finish more. I did a lot already. Please help. Also the Mayhem and One down difficulty needs to finish.

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  • You don't seem to be active, but you might just be taking a break, or leaving due to either personal reasons or Crimefest. None of those would be surprising, I'm just curious. 

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    • Still working on it but here are the basic rules:

      No AWCs. Yes it is unfortunate, but it is essential to keep most trolls out.

      No chat trolling. This will lead to one kick, then a warning, then a ban until the next circle. 

      Not too many tangents. While a few might be fine, don't go overboard. We need to accomplish the goals of the chat, which I will get to later. 

      More will be listed later on, but these are the basic rules for now. I'm in the middle of midterm week so I'm pretty busy.

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    • What's an AWC? Shouldn't a warning precede a kick? Good luck with your midterms.

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  • What timezone is this Wiki set in?

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  • Hi Shidou,

    I wanted to know if I could translate some of the pages from this Wiki for the german counterpart. I also wanted to know if I could use the pictures from here(especially the pictures for achievements). Thanks for your reply.

    Talenozam

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  • We’re reaching out to a few of our top communities, hoping to get you on board with the migration to the new infobox markup. And we have tools to help!

    ‘’’Why we’re doing this’’'

    Simply put: Most current infobox structure translates very poorly to mobile experiences, and indeed any device that doesn’t use desktop-style displays. On desktops and laptops, they often look amazing. The problem is that Wikia’s traffic is trending mobile.

    There is an important graph from our forum post about infoboxes a couple weeks back, and I want to share it here as well:

    Mobile is the future. Not just for Wikia, but for the web as a whole. Take a look at the recent trends and future growth predictions for mobile traffic - it's staggering.

    We partnered with the Wikia community to create this new markup to make sure that your hard work can be displayed on mobile devices (as well as any future technologies) easily and without any new coding conventions. It’ll take some effort up front, to be sure, but we’re here to help, and the work you put in now will pay for itself tenfold in the future.

    ‘’’Tools we’ve designed to ease the process’’’

    We’ve enabled two new features on your community. One is a tool for migrating the “old” infobox code to the new markup. It identifies templates on your wikia that look like infobox templates and places a box on the right rail of the template page. When you click the “Generate draft markup” button in this box, it opens a new tab containing a draft of your infobox using the new markup.

    The second is a new feature on Special:Insights that will highlight which infoboxes on your wikia have not been migrated to the new infobox markup. It’s fairly intuitive - you can click on the infobox title link itself to see the old markup, or simply click the “Convert!” button on the right, which performs the same action as the “Generate draft markup” button.

    This is our help page for the new markup. I’ll help get things rolling by converting a template or two as an example if you’d like me to, as well as watching this forum post for any questions.

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  • Hey,

    <s>Want to ask, do you know why the recent changes page defaults to me to 0 days (since the past few days)? I've checked my preferences again and it's still written as 7 there. My set default of 100 pages still works properly though.
    Seems saving the preferences again seems to have fixed it... my bad. This can be deleted.

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  • Not a complaint at all, but why is the wikia so slow all of a sudden, for some reason it only happens to me on the PAYDAY wikia, but others work just fine. By slow I mean that whenever creating a page (not a blog), it takes more than 20 seconds to load, and doesn't seem to stop.

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    • Depends on the page. I think it has to do with the colorisation of the source editor. Just try using it on the PC update history. Takes forever, and it's unworkable slow if you try doing the entire page at one.

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    • Ok.

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    • I figured out a solution. Instead of using the new visualeditior, use classic editor. First you'll have to make the page. Then delete of edit part of the url (the one next to veaction), then open up Classic Editor.

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    • Thanks for the solution. I looked around the admin settings, and unfortunately I don't know why only this wiki would be affected.

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  • I'm posting this to you, but it's more of a general discussion where everyone's opinion is welcome (we don't really have a generic talk place for that do we)...

    How about removing all "unique" weapon mod pages? Meaning the weapon mods that have only 1 gun attached. I just checked out those for the Armored Transport DLC and "shockingly" they are all a huge waste of time with no information whatsoever to any use. Only 1(!) page had trivia, which can easily be add to the gun itself. Then we can see how many 'common' weapon mod pages remain.

    Opinion(s)?

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    • 1) And we've already established NO-ONE cares, and akimbo weapons added March(!) are still not listed in invdivual mod pages.
      It's not about reducing pages, or reducing page edits (it wont), it's all about reducing pointless worthless pages. Pages that have proven that really no one WANTS to bother with them. Just look at the recent DLC that came out. All weapons got pages. All mods? Nothing. And I really can't blame people for not wanting to create an obsolete page. If you in any way thought otherwise you would already have made those extra pages. But you didn't, I didn't, GFreeman didn't, Rhyzak (who usually does these) didn't do it. No anon's did it. That should prove quite my point if I say so myself.

      2) And we might aswell merge them then. There's enough empty space between the sights to add that kind of information. And wham, instead of having to browse multiple pages to see what sight suits you you can browse just the one. Isn't that progress?

      3) Cause that wont be the point of the page. Yes, if you want to compare stats on a CAR-4 upgrade, you visit that page. AS YOU ALREADY DO. The new page would be just showing which mods can be used on which weapon. Which is useful. But now scattered about 100 different pages. Do you want to open 100 tabs? Of course with the uniques gone it would be less, but still quite some. The list would be more efficient for 'what other weapons does this mod fit'... you know; the ONLY reason why one would go to a mod page. And it would still offer that functionality. Again; all I see is win/win... I'm not sure why all the objections. Trying to fit ALL information on one page would be stupid, but that was never the point. There were many times where I figured a quick overlook of grips for example could be useful to decide who should get the expensive one, who the cheap. All you got here then is open all 5 pages of grips... AND THEY'RE STILL USELESS(!) since they don't show stats per page (easily added by the system also used for builds on weapon pages).

      Again, why exactly would you object to a clear improvement on all fronts in information delivery?

      "Even option 2 allows you to group all the Extended Mags together but no-one is ever going to want to compare the Extended Mag on the Swedish K to the Extended Mag on the Patchett. So why put them on the same page?" They are unique mods, so they will be deleted and only featured on their weapon page they use. Cause, as you say, why would you want to compare that. ALL unique 'extended mag' pages will be gone. And it would be glorious. Still wondering what's the objection to getting rid of useless pages and actually make proper comparison pages. Then again, maybe I should just go and make one to show off what I mean, since it's pretty clear here that my point isn't getting across.

      The Theia scope would stay, since it's a shared weapon mod. So I'm not sure why you're refering it to making a point.
      "I want to remove all rotten apples."
      "Why? They all taste so great, just taste this orange!"
      "Uuuuhhhmmm..."

      Also for the discussion point if it's an unique mod there's the weapon page (because, you know, why not). If it's not unique and we decide to merge all shared into one overview you can comment on that page. No discussion options ever get lost. Sure, we might not get a whole PC vs. X-Box discussion on a totally random mod... but hey, it's not like that can bloom up on *any* other page, especially seeing it was pretty random.

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    • Who said mod pages are pointless? Oh yeah, only you seemed to have.

      I'll go create those pages right now if that can make a counterpoint to your argument.

      We all got lazy, that's all.

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  • Heya,

    Want to ask if you might want to try hiding the "stealth bonus" or "xp day 2/day 3" blocks on heists that do not utilize them. I tried, but failed horribly. You probably know better how to make it do this however.

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    • Sorry that took a while. At least your temp hack for Election Day was working. :) Please let me know if there are any more issues.

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    • Thanks! Looks much better now...

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