hey so, with the current infobox for monsters in the coli, it doesn't have a slot for the item id#, and hovering over familiar's icon shows a box w/ no item description. is this on the to-be-fix'd list? can i possibly help? :o
(btw i tried to post this earlier but it like... didn't work? sorry if you got a double notification or something haha)
Ah yes I'm aware of the no description when hovering issue. I'm not sure what the conflict was so I was planning on phasing the monster infobox out rather than pulling my hair out over it haha. The coding is identical except for all the extra info that the item template covers (food stuff, skin stuff, and id# which is a recent addition) so I don't know why the hover refuses to acknowledge the description on the monster template???
I added additional info slots in the regular item template that make a monster section appear when filled out properly. You can see it in action on Amaranth Moth.
Alternatively you could try to fix the description issue with the monster box and an id slot can be added to the monster template. Originally the monster and familiar pages were completely separate and a few monsters didn't even have familiar versions of themselves so that's why there were separate templates. But now that the pages are combined and every monster has a familiar version, I don't think we necessarily need separate infoboxes? I don't know if it would be better to keep them separate or not honestly.
I actually (spur of the moment) started going through the monsters to change them over a few months back and additionally make sure all the other info (attacks, stats, health, drops, etc) was up to date, but I didn't manage to finish the Training Fields monsters before I got sidelined by life woops
Also I keep meaning to mention, but thanks so much for all the pages you're making and updating! I just haven't had the energy+spare time combo to upload and edit in large amounts and I feel bad about it since there's not very many active editors on this wiki.
the amaranth moth looks perfect! fixes the description too, so i'd say it'd probably be best to just start replacing the monster templates with the beefed up item template. i recently (also spur of the moment ha) went through the pages for most of the bamboo falls monsters so i'll start with them and go from there, if that sounds good :>
oh & you're totally welcome! the rampant perfectionist in me REALLY likes to edit wikis so i just do it whenever i've got time :'^)
I was checking out the Special:Statistics page and noticed that the latest database dump/personal backup hasn't been requested since 2015. I'm currently working on a resource spreadsheet for the community and it would be incredibly helpful to have the wiki database to pull from with some formulas to validate that the information all in there is correct.
I've never done it before, but the Wikia resources say that admins should have a "Send Request" button? Would you mind terribly initiating this request?
I really appreciate it!
—Xyriath on FR (so you know I'm not just some weird rando because I don't have a login here, haha)
Thanks for digging those up! They've been deleted. If you find more, you can edit the file's page and stick this template:
in there to put it in the Suggested for Deletion category. I check that category every so often and delete the things that need deletion or remove the category tag if it's fine. That way you won't have to make a new comment every time you come across a few!
Daisy Flower Crown is incorrect, the mannequin preview should be used for apparel pages like Pristine Rose Thorn Collar. Thanks for catching that! Copper Steampunk Goggles is a good example of a full preview section for apparel. The only place where user dragons wearing apparel should be is in the collection page where it lists all the color variants and pieces of the sets.
Hm. Though honestly, now that the Dressing Room is a thing that exists, the apparel collection page examples don't actually need player dragons wearing them since now we can preview mannequins wearing the whole set there without having to edit the separate mannequins together.
No you're right it wasn't you. Someone edited your profile. I'll keep an eye on them in case they decide to do it again or move to actual wiki pages. I don't think there's a way to keep people from doing it since it's a standard wikia feature to be able to edit pretty much any page, but if you'd like I can protect your page to keep new users and unregistered users from editing it? (the person who did it made their account like the day edited your page)
You can delete what they put there though, you don't need to keep it up unless you want to haha. All in all though I wouldn't say it's bad, just unusual that someone would put that there randomly. There's no cursing or explicit material and they aren't threatening you ( unless you're secretly a dragon :p ).
Would you happen to have any store of standardized formatting/templates for the item pages? I am mostly referring to phrasing and formatting, as the tables and such are of high quality already, but as I've been adding bits of info here and there as able, I have noticed the same information being presented in several different ways and am now not sure which form should I follow.
There's several redirects on the navigation bar which should probably be removed - primarily the Dragon Breeds section. For example, the Fae link goes to a non existent pgae 'Fae', which just redirects to 'Fae Dragon'.
Megidramon the Apparel Master hath returned, and I had a question I wanted to run by you. I've noticed that different pages of apparel items on here often differentiate in how they're set up. That is, there are minute but still noticeable differences in the pages that clash with other apparel pages, if you know what I mean. Such as the difference between this page and this one. The latter one I've worked on, and that's the setup I use on apparel pages I've made/edited; the former I found that way and haven't altered. I was hoping to talk with an admin such as yourself and figure out a standard setup for the pages about apparel items.
Ah I would say Deadeye's Hat is the type of formatting that is preferred. The formatting may be altered slightly in the future but for now I think that would be the best format to at least just get pages made/updated if that's your plan.