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.
Hi! I noticed a few days back that we didn't have pages for the Black Lace items and started doing my duty to update them all. I'm fairly proud of my work, but then I came to the last item on my todo list- updating the collection on the Lace Collection page to show the previews, and add that same box to eahc individual page.
And I am... 95% lost. From what I can tell, I need to create a setdata template, but the editor just shows me two fields, very helpfully labeled "1" and "2." And since it doesn't appear to create a visible element on the page, I can't exactly reverse engineer what goes in there.
Would you be able to explain the steps, in order, to make the "Black Lace" set template (on the Lace Collection page) as beautiful and amazing as the "Crimson Silk" set template (on the Silk Collection page)? I'm really not trying to tell someone else to finish the work I started- I just need a little help figuring out how to do it myself. Thanks!
For template:set to work properly you do indeed need information from setdata, however template:setdata is not a template to stick into pages. Setdata is where all the information is stored and template:set pulls the info when the proper name is put in to auto fill the boxes. So what you've got put in on the Black Edged Claw page is correct it just doesn't have anything to pull the information from quite yet.
Here is where you add new set data! By looking at all the other entries and the explanation in the page you should be able to figure it out. But if not just comment here again with what you're confused about and I'll walk you through it.
There is also an older more manual version (which is template:setbox) that some pages still use where you can insert each item independently rather than depending on the automated version. It was remade into template:set so that sets could be updated without have to edit every page they were on. Ex. the festival apparel collection, a new one is added every month so as the year went on each setbox would have to be updated individually whenever a new piece was revealed. With the setdata info all you have to do is update that one page and it will update every box that uses that collection.
Thanks for your help! It definitely looks much better now, even if there are place holders for most of the lace collections. I will try to go through and add those indivudal pages, but progress will be slow.
Real quick question- do you know why the item thumbnails have their hover-over text enabled by default on a lot of pages? Some pages don't do that, and I think that's the preferred default (not showing the item description). Again, happy to update, just wasn't seeing where to make the change
I actually do not. There was some coding in the wikia-wide CSS that I removed to try and fix the notifications box not working but it didn't seem to make a difference. It's still removed but I can re-add it to check if that's what did it. Could you link me to an example where the hover isn't working so I can compare?
If you go to this page (http://flightrising.wikia.com/wiki/Moonlight_Claw) you'll see the incorrect behavior. And... Actually, as I try to find a page that isn't borked, I'm not havign success. I thought some of the Silk Collection items were showing as expected, but they're all presently misbehaving. I'll try to find one tonight, sorry
Hm, Moonlight Claw seems fine to me. The text in the tooltip is displaying larger than normal but I believe that's because whoever filled in the infobox formatted the text instead of leaving it plain text.
Just to make sure we're thinking about the same thing, what are you reffering to by "incorrect behavior"?
I meant that when I clicked "expand" upon initial page load, each of the items in the collection already have their tooltips visible, even if I have not yet hovered over the thumbnail. Nothing short of collapsing the setbox dismisses them. Maybe it's just on my machine. I'm seeing this in Chrome, IE, and Edge, so it doesn't seem to be a browser issue.
Oh! Ah I figured it out yes. I had some coding that was only effecting my account and it was hiding the problems from me. Everything should be working as intended for everyone now! except the notifications still OTL