I just wanted to say "Thanks!" for all the work you did with the infoboxes and links on my weapons pages. They look great! :D
-TherionAndAlts 16:25, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
- Thanks! :D --Ilde 19:32, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
- Sure! It mainly involves banning spammers and protecting pages, right? --Ilde 04:36, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
- Wheeeee! :D --Ilde 02:47, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Can you please give more details on how the new version of Template:Prebox was working worse? It seemed better (if not perfect) than before, only missing newlines which never worked with prebox but preventing other wiki auto formatting from changing the output.
For example, changing History_-_The_Great_Skills_Change to use prebox (in the preview because the endlines don't work in any version) is horrible with the old template, with lots of sub-pre boxes and format issues like dashes showing up as lines instead of dashes, white space is not respected... While the new one was close to the <pre> output, only lacking the <br> at the end of lines.
Just trying to see if I could possibly fix whatever was less good with the new template while a more final approach is considered. --Frazyl 23:35, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
- That's easy: it wasn't working at all. Lines weren't being wrapped, resulting in side-scrolling (massive side-scrolling for pages like Delusions of Grandeur, which is where I noticed it). If you saw it working with long lines, maybe it's partially a browser issue; I'm using Firefox 3.6.
- Maybe you could make a new template for experimenting with? That way it won't break pages that use the existing one. --Ilde 00:47, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
- Uh oh, didn't see that. It's weird, I'm on Icecat which is a rebranded Firefox 3.6 so it should be the same... Maybe I just didn't see it at 1280x1024.
- The annoying thing with template though is that to test it you can't just preview it with a test in <noinclude>, it just doesn't work.
- Well I guess we can keep it as is for now, I'll just add back the transcluded documentation. --Frazyl 01:24, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
- Could be your screen resolution, yeah... I think most places where it's used aren't for super-long lines, just ones that overflow a little bit.
- Oh, good idea... I missed that bit. :O --Ilde 02:19, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it looked a bit big to me too, I'm still working on it :\
From my point of view, the way I use navboxes is that I'll come to a page, say for a skill, and then want to see related pages (but maybe not EVERY related page). I feel like the list of commands and the list of skills are the most important things in the navbox, specifically because they're sets of lots of different pages that are all related (in this case, thieves might want to compare the requirements for learning all their lockpicking commands, for example). It's just a coincidence that the list of commands and the list of skills are both so long and unwieldy.
I was thinking of moving the list of skills to a subnavbox that is automatically hidden so it doesn't take up so much space, but first I need to figure out how to get hidden navboxes to work. I know that the "v|d|e" functionality was borked and had to be hacked around, so I might end up doing the same here if I can't get the wiki syntax to cooperate.
Wensleydale 10:17, 23 March 2010 (UTC)