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Talk of 2009[]

Last years talk topics have been archived. --Rej¿¤¤? 04:08, December 30, 2009 (UTC)

Talk of 2010[]

Great Pumpkin[]

It is fearfully whispered (among those who are privy to the occult's darkest rumors, the spirit world's grimmest tidings, and the latest horticultural gossip) that it is nigh-impossible to triumph over the Great Pumpkin, as his prime method of attack is to insultingly not show up to the fight. Against such a cunning foe, how can one hope to win? --Undomelin 15:50, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

An undefeatable opponent who never show up for a fight. I like it. --Rej 05:47, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

Sysop[]

You are now a Sysop/Administrator. ⚙Zarchne 02:41, January 21, 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. --Rej¿¤¤? 01:49, February 19, 2010 (UTC)




Thank you for the welcome, I just hope I'm not irritating everybody with the more... creative theories I've posted.--Necrotas 01:59, February 19, 2010 (UTC)

Picture Licensing[]

I found the current picture here where it's under Creative Comomons, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to add a template to that effect, without re-uploading a new copy of it. Honestly, if it's too much trouble, I mostly just put it there as a pun, if the joke's not worth it, the whole thing can be removed.--Necrotas 21:17, February 20, 2010 (UTC)

Cool. I figure you might have trouble figuring out how to change the license.

I'll put detailed instructions on your talk page. You can write responses there too for this topic. Keep up the good work. --Rej¿¤¤? 23:06, February 20, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry if I make changes to soon. []

Hi I have been changing a number of things in this wiki and for the most time if I find somthing that I think lock wrong I will change it making a good explanation and if someone disagree they are welcome to change it, please tell me if that is the wrong way to use a wiki? I am sorry if I did some wrong changes concerning the Demonica pages.


P.S. I was an may why to writing a response to your talk in the Demonica article when you wrote on my wall.

Agge.se 18:19, June 28, 2010 (UTC)

You didn't do wrong. I was concerned about who moved the page. That wasn't you. It was Quadibloc. I have begun a leedle discussion on the topic at the watercooler. It will be interesting to see how it comes out. Rej¿¤¤? 02:52, June 29, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing[]

Only glad that I could help.
It really wasn't easy finding the page with the real text at first I only found links.
Agge.se 21:35, September 9, 2010 (UTC)

Link spam?[]

See User:Puran

--Undomelin 09:00, September 24, 2010 (UTC)

Hi Undomelin,
Thanks for pointing this out. The link looks like it is a link to a paper[1] doll site. Girl Genius has been know to do those from time to time.
The fact that it was edited twice suggests we are dealing with a person rather than a bot. Also in its favor is the user created an account and is using their own personal page. So I think the thing to do is be patient. They just may be getting warmed up.

Possibly, but I just did some googling, and I found that this isn't the only site where someone has recently signed up and not posted anything besides putting that link in their user page; see www.mercedesforum.com/forum/member.php?u=58522 . Also, a user "purany" posted the same link on a link exchange forum (see forum.siteground.com/showthread.php?p=41451 ), where people go to artificially inflate their sites' search engine ranking by agreeing to link to each other. (Sorry for making you cut and past the URL's, but I'm purposely avoiding writing those as actual links, because I don't wish to contribute to raising those pages' search engine ranks by linking to them.) All in all it makes me suspicious.

Admittedly, it doesn't affect the wiki much, so long as it stays confined to one link on a user page, so I apologize if I'm making too much of it. =P Moreover, like you were saying, it doesn't hurt to wait and see. --Undomelin 07:53, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
I was checking if it was possible to ad a rel="nofollow" tagg to his link but it turns out that all external wiki links are rel="nofollow" from the start by defult
<a href="http://www.jocuri-jucause.com" class="external free" title="http://www.jocuri-jucause.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.jocuri-jucause.com</a> >Jocuri Dress up
If it is link spam it is the most incompetent ever. Agge.se 16:10, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
Heheh, good point, I hadn't thought of that. --Undomelin 19:25, September 26, 2010 (UTC)

References

  1. Well electronic paper


Rejs weekly[]

Hi Rej
I noticed that you had linked to the disambiguation storm king page and I am not sure if that was deliberate or a mistake. One adder thing I think that Gil is refering to "francois mansart les abominations dangereuses de l'architecture" not the "Alphonse Ennui's the temptation of saint valcania"

Ah, good catch. I write my drafts in a word processor usually links are an after thought. I slap brackets around the name and stop when I get a non-red-link.
As for the other thing I got the distinct impression that it was the statue he was talking about. Thought what you say would make sense usually pronouns refer to the most recent thing mentioned. In any event it makes a good provocative question. You may just have provided the answer.
Consider this though. If half of Europa can claim to be his descendant, where did he procreate their ancestors? And what might the furnishings have been? --Rej¿¤¤? 04:30, September 28, 2010 (UTC)

callipygian?[]

How do "callipygian" fit in the discription of Queenie? Started a topic in Talk:Queenie. Agge.se 19:07, October 2, 2010 (UTC)

Answered in Talk:Queenie .

Template glitchery[]

Ah, Argadi fixed it already - for some inexplicable reason, the page started jumping around horribly as I tried to use the autocomplete. It must have thrown in those random bits of text until I rassled it into Notepad to finish what I was trying to do.

Yay for bookplates. :D

Corgi 19:57, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing the infoboxes[]

and the other changes you've made to mesh with the new Wikia. Argadi 23:58, October 25, 2010 (UTC)

Hear, hear -- the constant work you've been doing to make this changeover as painless as possible is much appreciated, Rej. --Undomelin 04:06, October 26, 2010 (UTC)
Cool. --Rej¿¤¤? 20:05, October 26, 2010 (UTC)

"Violetta explains that the dart wasn't meant to stop the problem but to re-movit."[]

Heheh, clever. --Undomelin 17:29, November 3, 2010 (UTC)

That is why they are fun to write. Thanks for taking the time to notice and to comment. --Rej¿¤¤? 21:39, November 3, 2010 (UTC)

Croeso (you're welcome)[]

It just needed a little tweaking - you're sort of prone to sentence fragments (I over-comma, myself).

Yep.
Your help is always appreciated. --Rej¿¤¤? 20:14, January 14, 2011 (UTC)

Corgi 15:07, January 14, 2011 (UTC)

You should specify which novel[]

You are leaving references like "Agatha H. novel, p116" — these are unique now, but in a few years there will be several Agatha H. novels so it would be better to have links to Agatha H. and the Airship City. Argadi 08:27, April 14, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, you are correct. First pass was to get stuff on the page. I count on this being a wiki. So I didn't stress the details. I figured there was plenty of time to correct it. The next Girl Genius day is 9 months away. --Rej¿¤¤? 15:18, April 14, 2011 (UTC)

Moved Assistant / Muse theory to a /Mad page[]

(as per the title, wanted to drop a note so you noticed) Cheers,

— Hobart 04:46, April 15, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Hobart thanks for the heads up. I seem to be a majority of one on this one. See my comment on Talk:Assistant/Mad

Picture Uploader[]

Is not working right, Rej. It will not list any options after you upload the picture. Fortunately, it does upload as a thumbnail, but you still have to go in and edit it to put the picture on the left hand side of the page. Unfortunately, it no longer lists the available licenses the way it once did. -- Billy Catringer 05:04, April 15, 2011 (UTC)


Yep, you found a bug. Wikia obviously changed something. Lets give them a chance to find their own error. If they don't we can take the trouble to complain. Licences can be added manually by editing the file page. Cheers -Rej 06:39, April 15, 2011 (UTC)

Ah. the upload button works completely differently if you open it in a new tab then you get Special:Upload which provides all the necessary fields. Just pressing pops up a window with less options and which presently has bugs. --Rej 06:58, April 15, 2011 (UTC)

White Space Mishandled[]

Rej, every time I edit a page, the wikia deletes all the blank lines on the edited page. I don't know if this is a problem with the software on the wikia server or with my browser. Can you help? -- Billy Catringer 22:08, May 29, 2011 (UTC)

Hmmm. Wikia considers all lines separated by only one newline as part of the same paragraph. When shown they all appear together and the newlines characters are replaced by spaces. Two newlines in succession separate paragraphs. In this what you mean?

One. Next line.

The line after I have skipped a line.

Look at this section in source mode. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 00:06, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

I have looked at it, but it tells me nothing. I had a great deal of trouble editing the Obscure Wulfenbach Minions and Enemies. page. It is a less complicated version of the Castle Heterodyne inmates page that you fabricated. As I edited the page, and editing that kind of page demands that you go into source mode each time you edit, it would delete the blank lines I had previously inserted between the paragraphs. Go have a look at it whenever you get the time. Right now I am exhausted. I just finished putting a window unit in my mother's bedroom. It was a small air conditioner and they are much easier to install now than they were back when they first came out, but I have had a stroke (5 Jul 09) between then and now. I have not recovered as much as I hoped. Well, fiddlesticks! I took some pain medication for my legs and lower back and it tends to make me overly garrulous. Sorry for running on over trivia. I'll check back with you sometime late tomorrow afternoon. Is there some way to make a duplicate of a page? -- Billy Catringer 00:50, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
Hmmm. I gave up on the wysiwyg editor a while back. It seems to interpret things I want to leave alone and I can never get my idea of it to match what it is doing. What I have done instead is set my preferences to always show a preview of the page above the edit window. I also set them so that I edit exclusively in source mode then check my work by pressing the preview key early and often. Since I am error prone before I press publish I will always press preview. That way I have control over what appears. The wysiwyg often seems wysiwtf to me. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 17:25, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

Question on signatures[]

I noticed that your signature is not the same as your user ID. I tried to change my signature using the custom signature option, but I cannot get a custom signature to link with my page. If I change it, the link goes away and I can't figure out how to re-link it. I have found a temporary solution, but it is more time-consuming than simply using the preset signature. How did you modify your custom signature to still link back with your page? ~Mysteria Femina~ 04:06, October 17, 2011 (UTC)

I have a page User:Rej Maddog/sig with my signiture on it. There is a place in preferences where I let the wiki know to use that page for the tilda signature. If I am not logged in I can type "{{User:Rej Maddog/sig}} ~~~~~" which gives exactly the same effect.

Always happy to see someone join who really enjoys the comic.

20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 04:29, October 17, 2011 (UTC)


Thanks! I'll have to see if I can get that to work, although I might need help because I'm new to using stuff like source. I'm not a computer wizard (yet), but I do wish to learn more about computer stuff like source code. Learning new things is always fun. Looking at the source for your signature, it seems like you could be a big help in figuring it all out. How do you make a new, independent page? So far I haven't seen how to create an entirely new page without using the forum or something like it. ~Mysteria Femina~

If you go to a random page, like Yeti, there is an "Add a Page" button on the right near the top (I need to scroll sideways to see it). You can also just type http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/NewPage in the address bar of your browser to start NewPage. To create a sig page like Rej you could add "/sig" to http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/User:Mysteria_Femina and press enter to create http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/User:Mysteria_Femina/sig . Argadi 09:53, October 17, 2011 (UTC)

Tada! A template instead of a whack-ton of coding! ~Mysteria Femina~ (talkAvatar talk) 20:48, November 13, 2011 (UTC) 20:48, November 13, 2011 (UTC)

Poke, poke. I replied on my page. ~Mysteria~ (talk)

Thanks[]

I'm sorry to hear you expect to be unable to help with the wiki sometime in the next year. You have been a huge help with the wiki. I hope you will be able to continue to follow the comic and wiki.

If you can, please let us know before the transition occurs. In particular, I want to resume adding the Chronology template each week (or find someone else). Having the framework up-to-date makes it easier for anyone to add notes. Argadi 12:07, November 24, 2011 (UTC)

Ah good. I would love you to take on the page adjustment edit. All that is needed is to paste in the new section each weekend (anytime from midnight utc friday to before the comic goes up on monday. If done in this time window the template supplies all the correct dates automatically). It could be done at the same time you add the new pages for the week. I usually modify or remove the previous weeks page break at that time. That consists of deleting/moving the four lines including the previous end and the next beginning template.

20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 23:00, November 24, 2011 (UTC)

As for timing I chose the phrase "oncoming life changes" purposefully. I may or may not be able to give better notice. So I am trying to see if the things I do and care about can be taken over by others. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤?

W. Skeffington Higgins (Not a III)[]

Your entry on Bill Higgins is incorrectly entitled "William Skeffington Higgins III." My name is really William Skeffington Higgins, but I am (so far as I know) the first one. I hope you can change the name of the article to reflect this. Sometimes it pleases Phil Foglio to refer to "William Skeffington Higgins III" because he thinks it sounds better.

In the same article, Prof. Barry Gehm's name is misspelled, and he is confused with the character based on him; he has done many strange things, but has never himself set foot in Munden's Bar (a name which is also misspelled in the article).

Beamjockey 16:41, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your corrections. I have renamed the page and modified the details. This is a wiki. So I am hoping that you might correct any other details yourself since you seem to know what needs to be done. Providing interesting content sometimes means needing editors to watch over the accuracy of the provider.

I am a fan of yours and particular grateful for the story of Phil and the Snake. It explains so much. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 20:59, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

I appreciate your kind words. In some quarters it is considered unseemly to edit one's own entry, and I was unsure of the customs here; therefore I thought it better to contact you as the original author of the article. With your blessing, then, I shall plunge ahead with further changes.

Beamjockey 22:22, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

Page mixup[]

Thanks for the edit on today's page-by-page, I tend to mix up the dates. Master 3x3lcior 06:29, January 30, 2012 (UTC)

Your welcome. I've done the same. Over time you learn to be more careful. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 06:52, January 30, 2012 (UTC)

Go to the latest edit I've made to the Monday page and give your reply.Master 3x3lcior 06:54, January 30, 2012 (UTC)

Picture loading[]

Have you not chided Master about how he/she is uploading pictures without all the proper hoop jumping like you did me? -- Billy Catringer 20:24, February 2, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not exactly all that good with Photoshop or modifying photos, but I'm still in the learning stage.112.210.125.70 21:48, February 2, 2012 (UTC)

I was not commenting on yours or Master's skill with image manipulation software, Rej. I am talking about filling in the licensing and source blanks. He/she is not doing that. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander, nyet? -- Billy Catringer 22:27, February 2, 2012 (UTC)

Billy I haven't gotten around to it yet. Also I am more concerned with him doing what you seemed happy to do. What I would like is a division of labor that gets both of you working together. What I would like to see is a return to you doing the page by page pictures. If we can get Master to work on new pages that would be great. Why don't we get him to read what I wrote to you. And see if we can't wind up with two weekly editors instead of one unhappy one and one new one? Think Gil and Tarvek, okay? 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 04:32, February 3, 2012 (UTC) Actually, I am relieved that Master took over the day-to-day picture work. It had become an onerous burden for me. I had just as soon be doing other things, most of them not related to this Wiki. I am working on a story of my own, but it is a severe struggle. I really do not need the temptation of using The GIMP on a regular basis because it is a very time consuming distraction. I was simply pointing out that you should get him up to speed on the more important work associated with uploading pictures. Do you want me to have a word with him? I do not think that it will be a good idea, but I will try if you want me to. -- Billy Catringer 04:45, February 3, 2012 (UTC)

Ah. I understand the tension. My thought is to first point him to the instructive sections in you talk page. Then to work out something that allows his help to be as helpful as yours. Then to find what allows both of you to be happy with editing this wiki. He's eager and you are experienced. The Foglios put out Three. Pages. A. Week. Without. Fail. It has been very good to have help willing to do a little each week. Right now there are a whole lot of new characters, devices and Actions starting. So unless there is more editing help we will fall behind. That is an acceptable solution if there is no other. But two people who care is a good way to make the burden seem lighter. If they can work together. I'll write something on his talk page. I hope at some point you will help mentor him too.

20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 05:07, February 3, 2012 (UTC)

You da sysop, Rej. I'll do whatever you want--short of murdering someone or spying on the US Army or...-- Billy Catringer 05:20, February 3, 2012 (UTC)

The GG_link changes look good[]

The change will make it easier to use the Chronology, which I use regularly. It will take a while before it appears—I had to purge the Template:GG_link page itself before it display with the new appearance. (I don't think there's a way to purge the whole wiki.)

One suggestion: Should the Chronology link be a different color so it's easier for someone to realize it is a different link? Argadi 10:30, February 9, 2012 (UTC)

I thought it should too but couldn't decide on a color. The thing to do is to give things a "class" then define the color in the css. So I am sort of waiting until I feel smart enough to do that. I felt the current changes were enough to roll out for right now. Experience with them will help. I notice that mousing over the chronology part of the link will put pop up a tool tip with the volume name. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 03:42, February 10, 2012 (UTC)

Apologies[]

Rej,

I'm very sorry that I edited your user page without permission; Argadi just told me that this is a big no-no. I will pay more attention from now on and make sure I don't edit user pages unless I ask first.

--William Ansley 22:59, February 25, 2012 (UTC)

Uhm in general Argadi is correct. In this instance you did right. A portion of my user page appears on the front page. Editing front page content is permitted. Personally I can use all the editing help that is given and I often appreciate it. Also clicking an edit link for the section opens up my page.

Once the week is over and the words are private again I get the last say anyways. At some point I will copy my stuff to a page less private so people can have at it. The current arrangement is historical and convenient.

20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 03:19, February 26, 2012 (UTC)


Problem with Post Hijacker[]

Billy Catringer has been re-writing my posts, to make them appear to be his own. Notably, this happed today, in Wulfenbach minions. Please discuss vandalism with him.--Bosda Di'Chi 19:20, March 26, 2012 (UTC)

I am looking into it. Posts are on Billy's talk page. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 01:45, March 27, 2012 (UTC)

Timeline comments[]

I finally got around to trying it. Argadi (talk) 16:24, July 28, 2012 (UTC)


Good thing I mostly wanted to see if it worked. I wasn't trying to perfect it yet. Mostly because I don't know if I can get it on the wikia.


On your points:

  • The height is larger than it needs to be.
    • It has an auto height feature turned on. It adjusts the height to take care of the maximun number of lines it needs somewhere. Basicly the user has little control over it at present. The shorter the titles the more compact the timeline. Alternately there are ways to make the timeline a fixed height. I haven't played with those parameters yet.
  • The left/right arrow shift useless, it should be much larger.
    • Hmmm. I didn't try to use the arrows. The buttons on the bottom will give the gross movement. Then dragging the timeline with the mouse. I keep forgetting/missing that some people are keyboard oriented.
  • There are two copies of "---First Page of VOLUME ONE---".
    • Yep. My first attempt needed to put something in the timeline start so I repeated the first line. More recently I have fixed that. I will see about getting the fix into the data file. I have not been focusing on the polishing. Still working on proof of concept.
  • The discussion links don't go anywhere useful.
    • I thought I disabled those entirely. For the page by page links it would be sensible to point at the discussion page or the chronology entry. Again I am not yet doing this for "real". Just for technical knowledge.
  • The random vertical placement of items take a linear list of events and converts it to a random order. This is a significant problem.
    • Sigh. It is a problem. And a limitation of the current version of the MIT software. I think someone was working on that. I am not maintaining the MIT software so it is out of my scope.

Anyway thanks for trying and reporting back. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 00:03, July 29, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your help[]

Thank you for the significant improvements you made on this wiki. Argadi (talk) 15:09, September 1, 2012 (UTC)

Double -Page Spreads[]

I'm glad you approve, although I decided that "double-page spread" was a better name than "two-page spread," since it avoids infelicitous phrasing such as "two two-page" spreads. -- William Ansley (talk) 02:51, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

I'll double that thought. Keep up the great work. --Rej 20:42, October 25, 2012 (UTC)

Page-by-Page[]

Any ideas about what happened to this page? All links to the pages simply disappeared overnight.--Kuopiofi (talk) 07:50, March 2, 2013 (UTC)

Good eyes. I noticed this too the last time I tried to use it. I have no idea what the problem was. I went to the page-by=page selected edit then preview. Everything was fine in the preview so I republished w/o making any changes. That seems to have worked. Feel free to try this yourself if it happens again. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 20:44, March 7, 2013 (UTC)

Book Covers[]


Sorry that I come across as rude in my editing of the book covers it was absolutely not my intention, my take of it was that it was the it was "a cover" of the book not specific "the paperback cover". that was why I chose to change the file instead of crating a new one.
I hope that my new changes is ok with you. I added the Hardcover picture as the primary picture and a smaller picture with the paperback picture.

I personally think that the design of the paperback clash with the general graphical style of the comic but I agree that they are iconic and a good artwork.

Agge.se (talk) 17:03, March 31, 2013 (UTC)

New Pics[]

Yo, Rej! You want I should scrub the dialogue balloons off of your pics? I noticed the one you named Aggie and the Jets. -- Billy Catringer (talk) 00:18, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Hi Billy, I like your balloon scrubbed pictures. My main purpose in collecting crowd scenes to make imagemaps. You can look at the underlying code in my sandbox. One of the imagemap limitations is that the polygons need work with the full size photo. So if you made a photo the same size then the map would work. But if you made it a different size maybe or maybe not. The other great quest is to do some index pages of the cast extra's Wulfenbach minions and staff is the first but I intend to add some for Mechanicsburg and now that you've made a brilliant Blitzengard photo for todays page I am thinking we should start one for the Storm King/Knights of Jove/Sturmhalten crowd.

My usual priorities are to start with whats current, keep current, then work back. Of course whim takes precedence if I get a strong one.

Anyway, thanks for your offer. Any help you provide always improves this sight. I haven't mentioned recently how much it improves it. We get lots of hits on google and google images. More importantly it keeps things interesting. Keep up the good work.

20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 20:50, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

What I can do is to take the very same image you have now and scrub the dialogue balloon off and give it back by another name. If you still want it after the balloon is gone, then all you would need to do is to rename it and reassign the map to it--I think. I last attempted to map an image five years ago just prior to my stroke and as I recall, it did not work all that well. On another note, I have already uploaded a picture of the Devil Dolls and what I refer to as the "Rough Boys." Those images might be too wide to fit into your format on the Wulfenbach Minions and Staff page. If so, let me know and I will try to make a smaller image that will still do the job. -- Billy Catringer (talk) 21:16, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

The key to the uploads is the aspect ratio. We can use the image thumbnail feature to shrink them to fit. I haven't played with it yet but I seem to remember thinking your uploads would work.

Hi Billy, I use a flexible program that allows me to draw polygons over a picture. Then I get the program to spit out the poly details. Makes things much more doable. It doesn't scrub well. Agatha's dialog is not that distracting so for that one it doesn't matter. Or maybe it does and I don't see it. Anyway use your time as you see best. 20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 21:30, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Okay. I will move on to other things then. -- Billy Catringer (talk) 22:10, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the forward and backward link[]

I'm glad you had the time to work on the new navigation.

As far as the red links, I guess we (everyone in the know) should try to create the Monday page before the Friday page gets used. (Already done for this week.) Argadi (talk) 19:39, July 3, 2013 (UTC)

Actually it is still a WIP. I am doing things incrementally in time limited sessions. Look at Template:Pbp navigator

20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 17:52, July 5, 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Rej. I'm confused, and I'm hoping you can straighten me out. 

I was looking at the Pbp nav template, and I saw what I figured was a bug -- the Thu switch value seemed to say that the "next day" was Monday (

|Thu = {{Pbp links|Wednesday|Monday|{{{1|}}}}}

) and I figured it should be Friday. I made the appropriate change (

|Thu = {{Pbp links|Wednesday|Friday|{{{1|}}}}}

) and the preview showed it as correct, so I published it. But the live examples on the page were wrong -- showing the next day for Thursday to be Monday. It occured to me that I hadn't actually noticed whether the live examples were wrong before -- but they were surely wrong now, so I undid my change. And now the live examples show up correct -- with Friday as the next day for Thursday -- but the code still looks wrong!

So I'm thinking I don't understand how previewing templates works, and whether there are caching issues that I'm unaware of, and maybe the whole darn process. Is there a bug in your code? Was my attempt to correct it correct itself? Is everything back to the way it should be? Do you know why I got things confused? Blargh!

Anyway, maybe you could check things out, and if you have the time point me to where these things are explained. Thanks! Doktor Electrogeist (talk) 17:55, July 9, 2013 (UTC)

Dear Doktor, Thanks for catching my error. I went back and looked and you are correct. The Template:Pbp nav had the wrong Thu switch params. So I re-corrected them. It sometimes takes a while for changes to percolate through the wiki. Library editing is harder than home editing but I no longer have a home connection to the internet. Let me know if the problem is solved. Looks like there is more work needed on this. Hmm.

Can you give me a link to the live pages on which you saw the wrong stuff?

20px-1298786.png Rej¿¤¤? 20:06, July 17, 2013 (UTC)
It was just the preview page for the template itself -- Template:Pbp_nav -- which shows the navigation links for the week starting three days ago.  The link for that Thursday was wrong after I made my edit, and then correct again after I cancelled it.  I think.  It occurs to me that my brain is not hitting on all cylinders lately (lingering effects of the sickness that knocked me out a couple months ago) so I might just have got severely confused.  Anyway, it looks fine to me NOW.  (Actually it was showing as if today were Wednesday, but then I noticed the "?action=purge" modifier Argadi'd told me about some time ago, and that straightened it out.)  Thanks! Doktor Electrogeist (talk) 15:51, July 18, 2013 (UTC)

Concerns about recent iffy edits[]

I am not sure who to turn to with these concerns, but as a long time member of this forum and the person who welcomed me here, I thought of starting with you. I realize that you don't have as much time for this forum as you would like, but I thought you might give some advice on this matter. I am concerned that a lot of edits of rather dubious merit have begun appearing in this wiki from an anonymous user with the IP address 71.17.31.200. I don't feel it is my role to unilaterally undo everything this user has done or to confront this user. The edits are badly written and have a fairly high incidence of typos, and the content usually doesn't seem to add anything to the pages, but I don't think they qualify as vandalism. Do you have an opinion of this? Should I take my concerns to someone else? Should I either raise this issue with the user myself or stop complaining? Thanks for any help or advice you can give me. -- William Ansley (talk) 03:54, October 16, 2013 (UTC)

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