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  • Hi, I'd like to ask whether you're interested in enabling the Discussions module on the wiki? You can read about it here and here.

    It's also come to my attention that the mobile main page doesnt have any curated categories. Is there a reason for this and/or would you like help with this?

    Additionally, it seems that there are a lot of unclassified templates and non-portable infoboxes also. You can read more on portability here and here.

    Let me know what you think!

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    • I currently have no plans to enable the Discussions module, as I don't think it is that useful. I'm planning to create a new (technically a relaunch) Discord channel for discussions anyways, which I think is far more effective than the Discussions module.

      As for the mobile main page, unclassified templates, and non-portable infoboxes, these are my own faults with managing this wiki. I guess you can say I'm somewhat amateur at wiki management; I have no idea how the CSS works, no idea how to change templates, and no idea what my vision of the wiki will be. I had looked over the mobile main page, unclassified templates, and non-portable infoboxes a few times before, but I always did a half-assed job at them. Combined with the fact that I had been having difficulties with my life IRL, I really had not been doing too well with managing the wiki.

      I was promoted to bureaucrat at a time when I was just about the only real active editor left on the wiki, and the admins all wanted to retire or had retired. I accepted the bureaucrat position because I thought I would do a good job at it, only to realize after a few years of bumbling that I'm not good at managing wikis.

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    • Thanks for the quick reply, and sorry to hear you're having IRL difficulties! I would be happy to help you with the "backend" management of Wikis and I can certainly give a hand with templates, too. Let me know once the Discord server is made and I'd be happy to join it (if you want me there, that is), for a more direct line of communication. In the meanwhile, feel free to add me on Discord (my ID is The Embraced One#6059) if you'd like to chat with me easier about Wiki stuff.

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    • Great. Thank you!

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    • Hi, just to follow up with this, would you like me to help you with any of the things I mentioned above?

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    • Hmmm... I wonder if you can offer some help on Infobox templates. As you know, many of our infoboxes are not portable infoboxes. I tried to convert some of them to portable infoboxes, but I haven't been able to convert all the infoboxes into portable infoboxes due to several issues:

      • Firstly, I just don't know how all the infobox CSS works. I don't really have in mind of a good infobox design myself, so I tried to make a new portable infobox that looked exactly like the old one; this didn't work because I don't know how everything in MediaWiki:Wikia.css works, and my result still looks different from the old infobox. Compare Template:Infobox_faction and Template:Infobox_faction/Draft; I don't feel satisfied with what I have in the draft. I want it to look exactly like the old one, and I just don't know how.
      • Related the above, I'm afraid to edit the CSS because there is a lot of complex stuff in them, many of which are vital to the function of the wiki. An older, now inactive admin built almost all of the wiki's CSS from the ground up, adding a lot of complex but vital functionalities that I barely understand. I am very scared of editing the CSS at all because I'm certain at least some of our current basic wiki functionalities are built upon these complex code, which I might easily break.
      • Related to infoboxes, there is this one infobox called Template:Infobox_patch that is completely different from a standard infobox that I'm really not sure if a portable infobox can replicate. Just take a look at it. I didn't dare to touch anything related to it in the CSS.

      I don't even know where to start addressing these problems, so I just gave up.

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    • This is very useful, thanks for the list! I'll investigate whether/how it's possible to replicate that infobox style as in the old Infobox_faction, and let you know!

      As for the CSS, would you want anything changed there, or is it just that you dont understand what's in it, therefore you dont want to mess with it?

      The last infobox you linked cannot be replicated with an actual infobox, but could be replicated using a navbox instead. They are not best practice exactly, but if that's what the Wiki is used to, it should be fine as long as you dont put too many links in it (like it is right now). You can read more about them here .

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      • New Infobox Faction: Looks pretty good so far. The size is just right, though the font size should be smaller.
      • CSS: I don't have anything I want to change right now (now that I have help with the portable infobox thing), but I do wish that I can have somebody give me a rundown of what is in that CSS page so I can clean it up in the future if I want to.
      • Update infobox: I'm OK with your suggestion, though I do have to note that this infobox actually appears on mobile devices despite it not using portable infobox markup. I'm not sure if a navbox would appear on mobile devices.
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    • Hi, the infobox should now be correct, let me know what you think.

      My team leader had a read through the CSS and removed some deprecated stuff and left comments. Please have a look  and let me know if there are nay parts in there that you'd like further elaboration/clarification for.

      Navboxes appear on mobile, so I think it'd be safe to change the patch notes infobox into one. I can make a template draft for your review if you'd like.

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    • Thank you so much.

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    • The new weapon infobox seems to crop out some of the images. Can you fix that?

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    • Could you please link me the infobox in question? Just to avoid any confusion, and possibly a page where the cropping is visible. Thanks

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    • The template is Template:Infobox_weapon. An example page would be AK-47.

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    • Thanks for the info, I'll investigate and let you know why!

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    • OK so the line max-width: 250px was the culprit. PIs display 270px images no matter what, which is why it was cut off. I commented out the line and it isnt cut off anymore.

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    • Hi, Im just checking in to see about the other suggestions, such as the mobile main page improvement, unclassified templates and non-portable infoboxes. Please let me know if you need help in any of these areas.

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    • Hello Wuzh. Since I've inherited the Wiki Manager position from TEO, I'll also be inheriting their leftover work. I was wondering what the status was on the suggestions that were offered. I would be willing to do the work myself if you're not interested. Please let me know, thanks!

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    • Go ahead with any work you want to do.

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