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Human companiesEdit

Hi, just been looking at some of your recent edits (brilliantly detailed!). The companies listed on the Human companies article should all have their own pages rather than just linking to that page. Thought I'd mention it rather than just copying your info to other individual pages. I've done some minor editing to the human companies to make it more in-universe for now. Thanks. --Tangerineduel 12:36, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Even minor companies should have their own pages. (There are several articles that exist as only a sentence). The human companies article page, rather than being a list of major/minor companies should instead be a general article that references those (and other) companies to talk generally about human companies. Take the Wikipedia:Company article, the Human companies page would be of similar detail, a basic overview of human companies. As this wiki is an encyclopaedia the human companies article would be an overview of human companies, so it could start with basic overview for example; Global Chemicals, Autoplastics, International Electromatics through to IMC, Butler, Imogen etc. Also these could be within a category of Human companies (possibly as a sub-category of Human businesses). --Tangerineduel 12:06, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
Yes...but we're not Wikipedia. And they're not stub pages, they're just pages with a small amount of specific information. --Tangerineduel 12:28, January 14, 2010 (UTC)

Timeline templateEdit

Hey, just wanted to say great work with the timeline template, I've often looked at how it was achieved and thought 'really need to sort that out' (and just never got around to it). Thanks. --Tangerineduel 15:44, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

They're editors not minions...but if you want to start a topic on the Forum:Panopticon alerting and explaining to everyone the template you've created, how it works and all that I'm sure people will praise you...or something. --Tangerineduel 16:37, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

Year articlesEdit

To save Doug86 following your edits could you add the required categories when creating the year pages? Thanks. --Tangerineduel 05:30, March 27, 2010 (UTC)

Timeline navigation changes Edit

As you started this whole revolution, I thought you should be the first to know: the basic skeleton for the 2.0 version of your template is ready for initial inspection. Now, of course, I've not really prettied it up. In fact, the year navigation template is visually the same as the one you replaced. But when you look under the hood you see it's all turning over automatically. As you can see by examining the code at Template:Timeline test, and its dependent subtemps, all that needs to happen is to add {{timeline}} at to the page. The temp will take care of the rest, automatically sensing whether it's on a year, century or decade page, and responding with appropriate output. Like I said, the bells and whistles of graphic design aren't yet completed, but that's easily fixed after the hard coding is done. Appropriate categories will also be automatically placed on the page as well.

Best of all, you don't have to do a thing. The template will be placed on every page by a bot. (Ultimately the old HTML table navigation will be removed by a bot too, but that's about a week away yet.) So instead of spending so much time on mind-numbing work, feel free to get back to the greater fun of whatever more enjoyable work you were doing here. Implementation of the core skeleton will happen over the next few days, with the project complete by sometime before the end of April. CzechOut | 03:16, March 31, 2010 (UTC)

Okay, there's a very basic code in place that will allow you to put Template:Timeline test on most any year, century, or decade page and it'll work how we expect. It's ugly as sin, but I'll whip that into shape soon enough. Also, it probably doesn't work for 3 digit centuries or anything other than 4 digit decades — at least not yet. And it doesn't yet put categories automatically on the page, but that's simple. (Speaking of which, are we doing anything new with categories on these pages? I don't visit them much, so I'm not up to speed on any changes we might be implementing now.) Anyway, give it a whirl ;) CzechOut | 05:37, March 31, 2010 (UTC)
As for preloading, that's something I've just gotten into. The basic deal with it is that you take a full url like this: http://tardis.wikia.com/index.php?title=User_talk:Koschei&action=edit&section=4 then you add a bit to it, like this: http://tardis.wikia.com/index.php?title=User_talk:Koschei&action=edit&section=4&preload=Template:Timeline. Weird thing is that it's very finicky. Not sure why, yet. It doesn't like to be used off the main new page creator Special:CreatePage, but it works like a dream when you click a redlink and start a new page that way.
So, the basic outline of what you do is that you create a template you want to preload, then you append &preload=Template:Template_name to the end of the url that results from clicking a redlink. Like I said, though, it's very finicky, and doesn't work in every namespace (hence why the link above doesn't actually preload a damn thing. The guys at starwars.wikia have given up on doing it the way we do it, because of the unreliability of it, but have instead chosen to make all their preloads dropdowns from the main input box, like our photo licenses are. That seems to be WAY more reliable, and works across all namespaces. i'd like for us to move in that direction, but I've really only JUST begun to look at it. CzechOut | 05:50, March 31, 2010 (UTC)
Please note that the automated process of changing over to the new timeline template has now begun. During this period, which may last up to a week, please do not add any templates or html to timeline pages. Please see Forum:For people working on year/decade/century pages . . . for more details. A note will be placed there once the process is complete. CzechOut | 21:14, April 22, 2010 (UTC)

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