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Copying from Memory Alpha
Please make sure that when you add links to a page that they go to where you think they should. "Children of the Storm" is not the link to the novel... for example. You added that to a large number of appearance lists for Voyager personnel. Each needed to be cleaned up. -- sulfur (talk) 12:44, July 21, 2014 (UTC)
Memory Delta wiki Template:Characterbox
I made a Template:Characterbox on my wiki, http://memorydelta.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page, the Template:Characterbox won't go to the right. Like Template:Conflict infobox, Template:FederationMemberStateInfobox, Template:SmallcraftInfobox, Template:Armed force, Template:Starship, Template:Starship class, Template:Species, Template:State. Can you fix this.
I found this: float Optional. If you want the box to appear just exactly where you put the template just leave this empty. If you want to force the box to appear on the left or right side of the screen so that you can write information next to it (like other infoboxes) use left or right here. If you want to force the box to be centered in the middle of the screen use center. What does this mean?.--Typhuss999 (talk) 20:04, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
- I forgot where to put it and was unsure, but now I'm more aware. -- CaptVader (talk) 19:51, December 29, 2014 (UTC)
Mass-creating new articles
Hi, could I ask something of you when you mass-create new articles -- could you mark them as stubs or incomplete if you're leaving off aspects of formatting used by other articles? For example, Cardassian starships have a Cardassian icon in the sidebar, but you created a ton of them just now without adding that, so it would help to mark the articles for followup. Also, the 'connections' box optimally occupies a space in a subsection called ===Connections=== (itself under ==Appendices==), so now someone's going to have to go through and add that to bring these articles in line with current format standards.
Also, please don't use HTML in the sidebar unless it is the ref tag. There should be no forced linebreaking in the sidebar, so please IMMEDIATELY stop using <br>. Thanks. -- captainmike 17:32, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
- Alright, I will leave stubs or incomplete for articles I create. By sidebar do you mean the infobox that's usually in the upper righthand of articles? I tried to make sure they were correct like with the color, images, name. I'll stop using HTML, didn't know that's what it was. --CaptVader (talk) 18:42, March 27, 2021 (UTC)
Yes, the sidebar infobox is a coded table, there's a policy to not add extraneous style overrides to it there, so i appreciate the acknowledgment regarding the HTML <br> being disallowed. a comma will do in most cases. I realize you might have been copying out of an older article where codes like that were used
If you're interested, you could take a look at how some newer articles are subsectioned an adopt that formatting to avoid the articles being incomplete -- captainmike 20:36, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
- Yeah, I would appreciate it so that I don't contribute to further issues in that regard. --CaptVader (talk) 20:25, March 28, 2021 (UTC)
- Took a look, yeah it has the icon in the infobox, I'll be sure to include that next time. Also saw the jpg doesn't have brackets [] around it. Just making sure, this format for Cardassian ships can be applied to other ship articles on the site? Like Federation, Klingon, Romulan, etc? --CaptVader (talk) 21:36, March 28, 2021 (UTC)
- Yes, the relative ordering of subsections and simplified infobox code (they ditched brackets years ago) should be used for all ships. like i said, ones from 10 years ago might not be updated to the current state of code -- captainmike 21:02, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
- Alright, if I come across ship articles I'll see about correcting them. Thank you for informing me about this.
- Can I also inquire you about character quotes? --CaptVader (talk) 22:58, March 28, 2021 (UTC)
- for Klingon ships i just overhauled a lot of the Vor'cha class articles if you're looking for the icon format and the way the affiliation is listed in the infobox, those are up to date for being the source of copy paste work
- Character quotes are not my cup of tea but there's no real rule that says they arent a part of what we do here. i've noticed that they are sometimes placed at the top of a character article, which is a huge problem for me because it is awkward to the layout. also, our quote template doesnt have any intricacy built into it (it doesnt add any code, someone just dropped in a blank template).. so yes, they need work, but i'm trying to look the other way at how sloppy they are right now because i don't have a better solution to offer -- captainmike 23:44, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
- Alright. I tried to bring this up to UESPARules over 4 years ago with no reply. I’ve just thought about possibly including a quotes section in articles, i.e. Jean-Luc Picard since he has a ton of dialogue, and probably configured similarly to how it is on the Game of Thrones wiki. You can go to the Jon Snow article on the site if you need reference, it’s setup with three groups: Spoken by Jon, Spoken about Jon, and Conversations. If applied on Memory Beta, depending on the article, probably have that section setup as a scroll box. --CaptVader (talk) 00:51, 29 March, 2021 (UTC)
- If you want to help code or steal the code necessary to make that happen, you have my support, and if we can pull them down a bit in the article so they're not at the very top above the infobox, i'll be very pleased.
- yeah, we haven't heard from a lot of the other admins lately - the only active ones are Admiral Markonian and Meacott, besides myself, so no surprise that you didnt hear back about it. if you wanted to start a forum to see if other users would provide you with help, or take some of the work on yourself, let me know. i'm not here a lot during the week but i can pitch in in a few days -- captainmike 23:57, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
- Just tried on a couple of articles and checked with the preview, in one the inbox was missing. In the other one I tried the tabber (that's the Spoken by, Spoken about, and Conversations thing), doesn't work likely not configured in Memory Beta, would need someone to work on the coding for it. Also, the Game of Thrones wiki still used HTML like with <br> or </small>. So, yeah something like a forum or finding other avenues for the coding makes sense. I can bring down the quotes and put them in their own section like how it is in the Surak article.
- Forum:Quotes in articles - we're all set to jump in if you wanted to enlist some help -- captainmike 15:03, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
- Thank you. --CaptVader (talk) 18:21, 7 April, 2021 (UTC)