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Grunny

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December 22, 2005

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Dear Grunny, While I am rather new to the Wookieepedia website, I have participated in a number of other wikis in the past. I am not looking for any "special statous", I am simply seeking to participate in Wookieepeida in a larger way. My credentials include the following:

Father ran all Star Wars movies at theater. Owner of original Star Wars Theatrical Posters & Relese books. Owner of Star Wars library totaling over 300 some books. Star Wars Fan

As I have stated before, I am not looking to be an administrator, as, after reading the various informational sources about it, it requires having worked on Wookieepedia for more than a years time, however, I do wish to participate more actively. I have, today, mainly worked on the cleanup of the website and unfortunetly, found a number of vandalized pages and pages that glorified Star Wars charachters that did not even exsist. As a result, I was wondering if there was any position lower than an administrator that I could use to deal with the vandalists or any position that I could use to better prevent such things. I have filled out you necessary questionarre, below, to better further why I would be apt to take on such a task.

Why do you want to become an administrator?

Well, I do not necessarily want to become an administrator in this case, however, I wish to take a more active role because I feel that the Star Wars Franchise, its subsidiaries and its work is worth sharing with the world, and I feel that I would benefit as well as others, from having a chance at sharing my knowledge with all. I also feel that it is important to uphold policies and would like to do so with such power.

In your opinion, what is the role of an administrator?

To serve, protect, edit and delete vandalized, invalid or potentially unwanted information from Wookieepedia. There purpose is to make Wookieepedia the best that it can be. In your view, do administrators hold a technical or political position?

In my view, a techinical position, if this were to be a political monopoly then where would all the fun go. There purpose is to utalize there knowledge of Star Wars and its franchise and use that to ensure that all information is canon and correct.

How do you feel admins should use their power/stand in comparison with other users?

I think it should be used sparingly. It should be used to protect and control, not delete and waste. It should only be used to make Wookieepedia better.

Have you been in any conflicts over editing in the past or do you feel other users have caused you stress? How have you dealt with it and how will you deal with it in the future?

I have not had any particular conflicts as I am realitively new. If I am to have a conflict, I would began by

Of your articles or contributions to Wookieepedia, are there any with which you are particularly pleased, and why?

I enjoyed editing the "Sadari Royal Palace" article, which I continue to edit with. I just thought it was a lot of fun. I viewed the same Clone Wars episode 7 times to get the information exact.

What sysop chores do you anticipate helping with?

Cleanup, in particular and regulating vandalisim. The law rules, of course!

How important is it for you to be involved in things such as CT, FA, GA, and other community-centered items that involve discussion and voting? Very important. Public Relations and the vote of the people are what make the people great. Without it, power will overtake the minds of all. And then what will we be, simply working to "Learn to use the dark side of the force"~Sideous

Do you think admins performing actions (I.e. deletions, blocks, etc.) for reasons not covered on policy should be sanctioned/punished? If so, how? Yes, if an administrator wastes or misuese there power, they do so deserve to be punished and in a way such as stripping them of there power for a certain period of time, if it is a serious offense, forever.

What is your policy, if any, of welcoming new users? Should you welcome a new user, do you look at his/her contributions beforehand? What about anonymous IPs?

Being a newer user myself, I feel that we should welcome them. What if George Lucas became a new user, would we welcome him, of course! I feel that if one has the drive and motivation to work hard and contribute well, then new users are great. However, anonymous IPs can be robots, but, if they make good contributions, well, thats ok to.

How would you react if someone undeleted an article you'd mistakenly speedied? Under what circumstances would you consider it appropriate to undelete an article mistakenly speedied by another administrator, if any, and how would you approach this task?

Firstly, I would respond and ask the other for a valid reason why it is deemed appropriate to be undeleted. Then, I would ask the fellow adminstrator why he deleted an article. Always ask before taking action.

How would you react if your user page was vandalized? Under what circumstances would you block the offender? Is there anything else that you would do in this situation?

I would be quite angry, however, it is important to maintain an air of professionalisim when in the workplace and I would simply request that the user in question be blocked, punished or removed.

Under what circumstances would you consider blocking an established user?

Vandalizing articles, misuse of policys, misuse of administrative power, disgracing Kyle Katarn.

If you could change any one thing about Wookieepedia, what would it be?

Make being able to take an active part(administrator, burecrat) more available and easier.

Would you look at a glass to be half-empty or half-full?

Half-Full, always.

Do you feel the current blocking policy is too restrictive, not restrictive enough, or OK as it is?

Not restrictive enough. Users who vandalize are not welcome in my book.

Have you ever considered becoming a regular visitor to the Wookieepedia IRC chat? How do you feel about people who already have some influence on other Star Wars communities (TheForce.Net, StarWars.com) trying to change policies here?

In my opinion, the policy was established by Wookieepedia users. If the so called "stars" of other websites disaggree with it, they should tell us why and if the reasons are poor/falsified, then there should be no policy changes. I have considered becoming a regular visitor and plan to join soon.

How many clones do you think fought in the Clone Wars? (Note: You are wrong no matter what answer you give.)

The answer is insurmontable. So if I am wrong, so be it.

Who is the most awesome Jedi of all time? (Note: The only correct answer is Kyle Katarn.)

Well, Kyle Katran is quite cool, however, I favor Tera Sinube. His lessons of patience are quite true.

What's more important to you: consensus or policy?

Policy, if a policy was created, it is here for a reason.

Have you had any previous leadership experience (in your community, on the web, etc.)?

Yes, I have lead an FPS team, been team captain in a number of community events, run two wikis privately "Newhart Wiki" & The "Harvard Wiki"


What is your attitude towards users who have quit the site or have been banned, but still continue to attempt to influence the site in any way? If there reason for being blocked was valid, they should not be allowed to influence the site. If there reason was invalid, perhaps their case should be examined again.

What is your wiki philosophy? To always uphold policy, prevent vandalisim and preserve the truth.

Again, I ask that you consider this as a questioning as to weather or not I may take a more active role in Wookieepeida. I thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, --Lambgrams22 (talk) 22:18, February 17, 2013 (UTC)Lambegrams22--Lambgrams22 (talk) 22:18, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Image CT Edit

Hey, I wanted to notify you of changes made to the image CT; it has been overhauled following IRC discussion and now only deals with images in scroll boxes. Feel free to review the changed proposal and alter your vote if your opinion on the new issue is different. Thanks! Cade Calrayn StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit 19:47, February 27, 2013 (UTC)

Next AC Meeting Edit

Hey Grunny. Not sending this notice out to everyone because some others already signed up, but AC Meeting 56 is scheduled for March 23. Come in your favorite starship! CC7567 (talk) 20:16, March 7, 2013 (UTC)

Lightsaber form infobox Edit

Hey grunny, I have a question about bot assistance. In the lightsaber form infobox, I've removed the "notable" from the practitioner field to avoid any issues. I've recently removed "famous" from the species infobox because certain people, including myself, had issues dealing with who's famous and who isn't. This came about last year in the Mon Calamari article. The removal of "famous" was clean and didn't disrupt the infoboxes in the various species articles, but "notable" in the lightsaber form infobox does. So as for my question, could a bot go through every article and remove "notable" from the infobox? If you take a look at my edit here, you'll see that if I remove notable, that entire field disappears in the articles that contain the infobox. Thanks man, JangFett (Talk) 19:35, March 8, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Jang. Done. :) Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 19:55, March 8, 2013 (UTC)
  • Heh, thanks a lot man. :) JangFett (Talk) 19:56, March 8, 2013 (UTC)

Comet Squadron Edit

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"So—are you still worried about being sent to the Agricultural Corps?"
Comet Squadron has been approved by the AgriCorps and awarded Good status. Feel free to add the {{User GA}} template to your userpage to acknowledge your hard work. The AgriCorps thanks you for your efforts, and looks forward to future nominations from you! — JangFett (Talk) 15:40, March 24, 2013 (UTC)

Templates Edit

Hello Grunny. I'm sure this isn't the best place to contact you, but I was recommended to send my message here. Everyone's saying you know a lot about templates, so I figured I'd ask if you could please help here. I've been trying to put the title of a page into italics, but it hasn't been working, and so I wondered if you had any suggestions. Thanks! -- Hunnie Bunn (talk)

Hi. Contacting me here is fine. :) It's better to use {{DISPLAYTITLE:''{{PAGENAME}}''}} as it doesn't require any JS. We really shouldn't be using {{Title}} anymore as it's far less efficient than {{DIPLAYTITLE:}}, and I'll probably get around to killing the template and JS at some point. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 08:25, April 3, 2013 (UTC)
Hi Grunny. I wondered - there's been another problem on the same wiki with the infoboxes. Over on the Harry Potter Wiki, the text will go down onto another line or such if it outgrows the infobox. On this wiki, the infobox simply grows to accommodate the text; in one edit I tried to make, it almost took up the whole page. I wondered if you knew what the problem was. Thanks :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) April 13, 2013

Inq reviewing tutorial Edit

Hey Grunny. As per discussion at Inq Meeting 56, I've started to write a draft for what will eventually become the Inquisitorius' tutorial guide for new reviewers. It can be accessed here. I haven't had as much time as I would like to work on it recently, so there are still some sections that have yet to be written, but I've started off with trying out some basic organization with the current sections. Please feel free to jump in, either by writing new stuff for the guide or commenting on/adjusting what's already there.

Every current member of the Inq will eventually have to approve the guide in its entirety, so getting involved with its development would be great, sooner rather than later. The talk page can be used to discuss ideas about organization, sectioning, content, you name it. Let me know if you have any questions, and your contributions are appreciated! CC7567 (talk) 21:02, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

Correcting my mistake Edit

Hey Grunny. A short while ago while doing some CA archiving I accidently archived this nom not realising that it still had an outstanding objection. The user who raised the objection is fine with it, but I've been told that a beauracrat will have to strike the objection. If you could do that it would be great. Thanks. Commander Code-8 G'day, mate 11:00, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

Duplicate link detector Edit

Hello. When you have the time, could you create a gadget that simply imports this script (documentation)? This would be extremely useful for us, particularly on larger articles. Using the script, it took me less than 45 minutes to kill every duplicate link in Wedge Antilles, a task that would be next to impossible to do manually. The script as written only works in Monobook (as it adds a link to the toolbox in the sidebar, which Oasis does not have) and should be restricted to that skin. Thanks. —MJ— Comlink 02:24, April 24, 2013 (UTC)

Done. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 16:29, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. —MJ— Comlink 17:49, April 25, 2013 (UTC)

Template Preload Edit

How did you do that? I cant seem to find the code anywhere. TechFilmer - Please reply on my talkpage 13:08, May 13, 2013 (UTC)

Inq 57 sauceEdit

You are hereby invited to Inqmoot 57 and the Inquisitorius Post-Memorial Day cookout, scheduled for 00:00 June 2 UTC, or 20:00 June 1 Eastern time in the only country that matters, AMERICA. Bring your own meat, because I'm not sharing. Sharing is for Communists. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 18:10, May 23, 2013 (UTC)

Could you double-check this for me? Edit

I attempted a range block on an anon with a vendetta against Cav. I wanted to double-check to make sure I did it properly. Thanks. Trak Nar Ramble on 10:37, May 31, 2013 (UTC)

You did it properly :) but that range doesn't include the original IP Special:Contributions/1.38.27.80 (which would be part of /22), you can always expand the range if they get IPs outside it. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 11:57, May 31, 2013 (UTC)

recent edit to Wookieepedia:Naming policy Edit

Hi, Grunny. Just FYI: for some reason, your change in response to the recent naming policy CT omitted the links and bolding that were part of the proposed text as set forth in the CT. (Perhaps you copy/pasted from the rendered page text rather than the page source?) I went ahead and fixed this on the policy page; I'm writing here to let you know why I made the change. Asithol (talk) 07:20, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for fixing it. :) Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 10:51, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

Timeline of media tweaks Edit

So I'm trying to make the Timeline of media as user-friendly as possible, and one idea that was suggested a while ago was to replace the individual issues of a comic book storyline with one entry of the storyline itself. I don't really want to do this exactly because sometimes storylines are cut up with other media occuring within the same time period, and I also think that the Timeline of media should be as comprehensive as possible. That said, I thought of a few possible solutions to make reading easier and still keep the timeline comprehensive.

First, the storyline row could have a 'twisty' or button that toggles to display the issues in the storyline in rows below, which are hidden by default. I tried figuring something out with collapsible tables or hidden content, but couldn't figure out how to make it work within the Prettytable.

Or, there could be two classes in the table, say "comic" and "comic-issue", one of which is hidden by default. I tried looking at this, but couldn't figure out how to force a class to start out hidden.

I'd appreciate any help you could give me to figure out a way to do this. Tainb'ocu'chulainn (talk) 18:57, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

AC Meeting 59 Edit

You have been invited to a last minute pub crawl starting at the Mouthful of Otter on July 6. Grab a pint and a packet of nuts and settle in for a session. If you can't make it, we reserve the right to make fun of you in your absence and laugh at the notes you leave while downing shots and searching for a late night kebab shop. - Sir Cavalier of OneFarStar(Squadron channel) 21:28, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

CUSWE Edit

Hey, Grunny. I started going through the articles that contained the {{CUSWEID}} and removing them per the Mofference. However, I didn't know that there were so many articles that had it. :P Do you think there is any chance you could get a bot started on them? Thanks.—Cal JediInfinite Empire (Personal Comm Channel) 16:57, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

Got Dr. Ball on the job, but I'll probably do it in batches given how many there are :P. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 18:23, June 28, 2013 (UTC)
Cool. Thanks. :P —Cal JediInfinite Empire (Personal Comm Channel) 19:42, June 28, 2013 (UTC)
OK, bot run done. I accounted for as much weird formatting as I could, but there may be some random articles that were formatted badly. Other than that, the left overs are links or other uses that should probably be cleaned up manually. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 06:53, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing all these! I noticed a few which your bot didn't pick up, for some reason, but now the only ones left are a couple of articles which use the template in a footnote. I don't know what's the best way to deal with those, but I'd suggest leaving the link to the archive.org cached versions. —Silly Dan (talk) 12:44, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for getting the missed ones. :) Possibly those missed were due to failed edits by the bot that didn't get caught by the script, there were thousands and my internet connection can be flaky. :P I haven't looked at the articles yet, but unless the footnote is in regards to a Bts comment about CUSWE, I'm not sure why it would be valid to reference since it's not a valid source for our articles, so I'd assume they could be replaced with references to the relevant source material. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 16:58, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

Usage of title on a different wikiEdit

Hello, Grunny. I'm a bureaucrat of Ōkami wiki, which has recently created a copy of the template title here (full copyright information stated—no infringement intended), as well as the required JS. I used the template on an article, but it did not work: the title remained the same. I've viewed the usage of the template's parameter here, and saw no differences. The only technical specialist of the wiki is taking a wikibreak, so I am enlisting help here. Since you are the creator of the template, perhaps you can provide us the help needed, please? I would be sincerely grateful. —"I think it's time for Jack...to let 'er rip!"—Raiden ({{subst:CURRENTIME}}, August 5, 2013)

Hi. I changed it to use DISPLAYTITLE instead. We shouldn't really be using the title template anymore anyway since DISPLAYTITLE is a magic word that works without templates or JavaScript. I hope that helps. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 14:15, August 5, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for helping us out with your advice. We really appreciate it. —"I think it's time for Jack...to let 'er rip!"—Raiden (14:23, August 5, 2013)

First EduCorps meetingEdit

Hello, I am inviting you to the very first EduCorps IRC meeting, which will be held at 7 PM ET on Saturday August 31st. I am inviting all Inquisitors, AgriCorps members, and EduCorps members to a meeting in order to discuss the large amount of old comprehensive articles that are in need of maintenance. I would also like to discuss the possibility of increasing the responsibilities of EduCorps-only users due to the lack of reviewers on the Comprehensive article nominations page and CA review page. Please come join the discussion on this page if you wish to participate in the meeting. I encourage anyone who wants to contribute to add any articles with issues to the appropriate section on the page. Thank you for your time.--Exiled Jedi Oldrepublic crest (Greetings) 03:59, August 18, 2013 (UTC)

Inq Meeting 59 Edit

Hey Grunny. Meeting 59 of the High Council of Inqusitors is scheduled for next week Saturday, September 21. Please make sure to leave notes if you cannot attend. Otherwise, see you there! CC7567 (talk) 01:41, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

  • The meeting has been rescheduled for the following Saturday, the 28th, due to a conflict with the next EduCorps meeting. Apologies for any confusion. CC7567 (talk) 20:14, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

EduCorps Meeting 2Edit

You are invited to participate in EduCorps meeting 2, which is scheduled for 7 PM ET on Saturday, September 21st.--Exiled Jedi Oldrepublic crest (Greetings) 14:13, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

AC Meeting 61Edit

You have received a ticket for a front row on the future AC concert starting September 28th. Bring your guitar. If you can't make it to the karaoke session, please leave notes. - Winterz (talk) 00:15, September 14, 2013 (UTC)

A Request for Another Wiki Edit

Hi! I'm El Alamein, and I'm not from around this Wiki, but I'd like your expertise nonetheless. My Wiki is the Deadliest Fiction Wiki, which creates fights to the death between characters of fiction - and one I plan to host is General Grievous vs. Lord Voldemort of Harry Potter fame. One of the biggest topics of debate concerning this fight is magic vs. lightsabers. Lightsabers have been proven capable of deflecting lasers from blaster rifles and also other lightsabers, so the question is whether or not Grievous could protect himself with his lightsabers from a spell shot from Voldemort's wand. I'd greatly appreciate it if you could shed some light on the mysterious properties that physically make up lightsabers in the Star Wars universe to better assist us in our analysis. Thank you for your time. El Alamein (talk) 22:53, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

Question about template:App on this WikiEdit

I have a question about template:App. There's a hide and show button used for the template. I want also using one for my Wiki. How can I use one for my Wiki?

Can you explain to me, how I should do that? --Station7 (talk) 21:08, September 19, 2013 (UTC)

RE:ResignationEdit

  • Thanks for doing that, and for your kind words. I had already sent an email to Wikia; didn't realize that you had the power to remove user rights. Cheers, Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 18:10, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

Meeting reminder Edit

A reminder that Inq Meeting 59 will be in two days (if you go by ET, that's Saturday the 28th at 8 PM ET). If you can't make it, please remember to leave notes. Thanks. CC7567 (talk) 02:33, September 27, 2013 (UTC)

Some CSS help Edit

Hey Grunny. Recently I've noticed that the top row of action buttons on the Main Page is unclickable at least in some browsers (including Firefox), and several other users have also reported this. I found this fix, but it refuses to work for whatever reason. The strange thing is that the same fix works fine when applied in my personal Monobook.css. Any ideas? 1358 (Talk) 13:42, September 30, 2013 (UTC)

I can't reproduce the issue in Firefox or Chrome. But I do see the CSS taking effect. It's possibly it was just cached for you. If you right-click one of the tabs and select "Inspect element", the pane that comes up should show the CSS affecting that element, so you can see if the CSS is there and working. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 14:51, September 30, 2013 (UTC)
Seems like it's working now. I wonder why Ctrl+shift+r wasn't working in Firefox. Thanks! 1358 (Talk) 19:59, September 30, 2013 (UTC)

Table of Contents for list of Status Articles pages Edit

Hi, I was wondering if you could give your input on the Senate Hall thread "Table of Contents requested for Status Articles pages" and let us know if you like the proposed Table of contents that was created by JangFett. If you want to see what it would look like, you can see it in this Table of Contents prototype page. Let us know what you think so we can implement this into the three pages (CA/GA/FA).--Richterbelmont10 (come in R2!) 18:29, October 7, 2013 (UTC)

AC Meeting 63 Edit

Meeting 63 is scheduled for December 9 at 9 PM UTC (4 PM Eastern). Make sure to leave notes if you can't attend. 1358 (Talk) 16:40, December 2, 2013 (UTC)

  • Actually, December 7. A Saturday like usual. Apologies. 1358 (Talk) 16:49, December 2, 2013 (UTC)

Preload Help Edit

Hi Grunny,

I'm an admin over at the IndieGameBundle wiki (http://indiegamebundle.wikia.com/) and I'm trying to implement your preload templates stuff as we really only a handful of page formats we use and they have lots of data to fill in. The piece I'm struggling with is how to get the preloads Dropdown to appear in the Editing sidebar. I see the code in MediaWiki:Wikia.js to do this, but when I add that to our site, nothing is showing up (I've also added the code in MediaWiki:Common.js which includes MediaWIki:Functions.js, as well as Template:Stdpreloads and created a couple Template:[MyTemplate]/preload files). If you wouldn't mind taking a peek at the site, any help you could offer would be much appreciated.

Also as a side question, what is the purpose of the custom preload pagename functionality? i.e. who would use this and how would they use it?

Redlenses (talk) 23:23, December 8, 2013 (UTC)

AC Meeting 64 Edit

Meeting 64 is scheduled for January 18 at 9 PM UTC (4 PM Eastern). Make sure to leave notes if you can't attend. Winterz (talk) 17:34, December 27, 2013 (UTC)

Problem with JavascriptEdit

Hi, I'm the admin of the italian star wars wiki. As I asked CC7567 and Xd1358, I've some problems with my wiki. One of these, is that Template:Appearances isn't hideable. The second, that it isn't possible to add images into the Appearances. Could you help me? Thanks ADMIRAL MIKE501 Yes, Sir! 06:02, January 24, 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Can you link me to your wiki's version of {{App}} and an example article where you unable to add images in the Appearances section? Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 14:29, January 24, 2014 (UTC)

199 IP vandalsEdit

Hey Grunny, those two IPs you just blocked, 199.195.109.132 and 199.195.109.133, are actually proxies. Trip391 (talk) 16:58, January 27, 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Not quite, they appear to be IPs from a school range, specifically the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Blocking a school range for a long time should only really be needed if it proves consistently problematic, otherwise you block a lot of potential contributors. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 17:03, January 27, 2014 (UTC)
This new vandal may be from a school range 199.195.109.131, but the other two are not. Check here and here. Trip391 (talk) 17:06, January 27, 2014 (UTC)
Those two links both show "ISP: Paradise Valley Unified School District; Organization: Paradise Valley Unified School District". That is a school range. The IPs are potentially shared, but they are not proxies. They are all in the same range owned by that school district. This is why Wikipedia has a "schoolIP" template: i.e. User_talk:199.195.109.132 and User_talk:199.195.109.138. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 17:10, January 27, 2014 (UTC)

AC meetingEdit

Hey man, don't forget you're responsible for scheduling the next AC meeting. MasterFredCommerce Guild(Whatever) 17:58, February 5, 2014 (UTC)

  • Hey, Grunny. Also reminding you that meeting schedule duty also includes updating the GA Random and History pages and clearing out the queue (bottom of this page), which still needs to be done. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 18:31, February 23, 2014 (UTC)
    • Yep, I was waiting for the meeting minutes/log and was going to do all the paperwork in one go, that included. I'll do that part tomorrow either way. :) Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 14:07, February 24, 2014 (UTC)
      • Hi, Grunny. Just reminding you that the AC meeting paperwork still needs to be done. I realize the log went up late, but it's been two weeks now since the meeting, and the log has been up since Sunday, so this really needs to get done no later than this weekend. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 19:15, March 8, 2014 (UTC)

AC Meeting 66 Edit

All members of the AgriCorps are invited for tea and biscuits at Meeting 66 on March 29, 2014. Civilized talk and well manner debates are expected. Please leave apologies and notes if unable to drop in for a cuppa. - Sir Cavalier of OneFarStar(Squadron channel) 23:21, March 16, 2014 (UTC)

About templatesEdit

Good day, (or evening or whatever), I was referred to you by Master Jonathan. I require the coding for certain templates on Wookieepedia for my test wiki, I asked this at the Senate Hall forum but the thread was deleted. Anyway, I already tried to copy some templates over, but whenever I tried to use them, instead of the template, it said "Template loop detected". Master Jonathan said it could be the CSS or JavaScript coding that I need and said you kept track of all that. If don't mind giving an old chap a hand, do you?-- MadMarek (Force Box) - "Doeth thee mother know you wearest her drapes?" 09:50, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

Sure, can you link me to the templates that are broken? Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 07:41, March 23, 2014 (UTC)
Just head over to Think Tank and search "Template:Gun infobox". There are a few other templates on Wookieepedia that I'd like to copy over, but I have not done it yet, so just fix that one for now and I'll let you know if I need help with any others. Thanks a mil!-- MadMarek (Force Box) - "Doeth thee mother know you wearest her drapes?" 13:05, March 23, 2014 (UTC)

IRC Edit

Hey Grunny, could you come on IRC if you have time? I have something I need you for. :P 1358 (Talk) 11:14, March 29, 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I'll join in a few minutes. grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 11:26, March 29, 2014 (UTC)

Admin question Edit

Hello, I'm an admin at a very popular wiki w:c:vampirediaries and we are dealing with a bunch of inactive and blocked users, and I remembered that Wookiepedia had a system to replace the profile and sub-userpages (my old user back here was user:DarthJenny and had a subpage user:DarthJenny/Obidala), now, I understand (if I'm not mistaken) that it was done through a bot, and we'd love to implement a system like that in our wiki so we can dispose of old files (used on profiles, subpages and blogs) that are taking up space in our wiki. I tried looking for how to install said bot in w:c:Community but no luck so far. Is there any chance you (or any of the other admins) could point me out where to get that bot and how to set it? You can either answer to me here or at w:c:vampirediaries:Message_Wall:Scarlett_Spike Thank you very much. Scarlett Spike (talk) 02:13, March 31, 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Scarlett Spike. Most of the time, this is done manually by users. You can use something like the UserTags script with the inactive option to make it easier, but as far as I'm aware, no one has written a script to automate this with a bot yet. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 10:55, April 12, 2014 (UTC)

Template coding, ITS STILL NOT THERE!!!Edit

Hey there Grunny, remember a while back I asked you to please go to this place and see what you could do about some CSS or Javascript coding for the templates I copied from Wookieepedia. The templates were, Knife infobox, Forumtable, Rt, and soon to be Title-shortcut. All are in the Template namespace. I'm just wondering if you're going to do anything about the coding, I've been waiting for over a month now!MadMarekAlliance StarbirdYouCanCallMeJames 10:32, April 12, 2014 (UTC)

Hi, sorry this slipped my mind. In the case of Knife infobox, it's not missing JS or CSS, it's simply missing the actual wikitext needed to build the templates. If you edit your template here, you'll see it's just calling itself which is why it produces the loop warning. Compare it to the source of the Jedi character infobox here for example. That is the type of thing you should be copying and modifying. For things like Forumtable and RT, you'll need to copy CSS from MediaWiki:Common.css to your wiki's Common.css page. For example with Forumtable, it has class="forumlist" and class="forum_title" and other classes, so you'll be looking for CSS with those class names, i.e. parts such as:
.forumlist {
	width: 100%;
	background: #F2F5FD;
}
I hope that helps you get started. :) Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 10:48, April 12, 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much, could you please just leave these links you gave me here on your talk page, I'll let you know when I'm done with them. Thanks again!MadMarekAlliance StarbirdYouCanCallMeJames 09:52, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

Staff-->bureaucrat power ? Edit

Haoy ! I was windering, do you staff have the power lf a bureaucrat?Emperor Jarjarkine StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Senate Hall

Help, pleaseEdit

Hello Grunny, I need help and if You can't help, can You point me to someone who can. I am editing Wookieepedia in Serbian and I did almost 900 pages but they all look pathetic. There are no templates (appearances, opening crawls...), infoboxes...and many other stuff that are on English version, German, Polish... It looks like someone who created page did not completed it or there is something else wrong. Can someone check it out because Wiki manuals and tutorials just won't work. Please note, I am not trying to replicate no one, I am just trying to make pages look nice and decent. Thanks for Your time. --Edenbeast666 (talk) 15:34, April 15, 2014 (UTC)

Still a problemEdit

Hi there, sorry to bother you again, I did what you said, I copied the whole CSS coding page over, but all the templates have the same problem, I'm now not sure whats wrong with it all. Is there something I might have missed?MadMarekAlliance StarbirdYouCanCallMeJames 10:51, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

Preferences Edit

Hey Grunny !I've seen that in the preferences of wookieepdia, there is a gadget thing section. I've seen it too on Runescape Wiki. What is this special section ? Is it mediaWiki extension ?--Emperor Jarjarkine StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Senate Hall 15:59, April 22, 2014 (UTC)

  • Yep, it's a MediaWiki extension. You can read about it here. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 16:00, April 24, 2014 (UTC)

Hi again. ! I was wondering, did you already created a code?Emperor Jarjarkine StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Senate Hall

RoboCade Edit

It seems that we have a new bot on Wookieepedia. It's about time that Cade copied his intelligence into a bot. :P Could you give that account the bot flag so that it doesn't flood recent changes like it's doing right now? I've spot-checked a few edits and they seem to be fine.
Master JonathanCouncil Chambers
15:45 UTC ThuApril 24, 2014
  • Hey, MJ, I discussed this with Tope, and I'm going through the Wookieepedia:Bots process to get the bot flag, even though it's only a proposed policy. This first few runs are just test runs; I'm shutting him down after the Battle of Corellia edits. Cade StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Calrayn 15:47, April 24, 2014 (UTC)
    • Hey, yeah, I can grant it after the test runs and a little longer on the vote. Just a note that replacements like "-Recruitment Center +recruitment center" could run into false positives, you're usually better to be far more specific to ensure your change is to the right text (if you're fixing links, make sure the text includes the [[ and account for both | and ]] so you know you're only fixing the link. This might be fine in most cases, but you can run into issues on occasion by running replacements that aren't specific enough, especially if you're doing it completely automated. This has happened to various people running bots, so just something to keep in mind. :) Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 15:59, April 24, 2014 (UTC)
      • Yeah, to be sure I don't make errors, I'm primarily using the -ref: functionality, so the bot's only editing those articles that link to the redirect. Thanks for the help. Cade StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Calrayn 16:02, April 24, 2014 (UTC)
        • Cool, still good to use a stronger match or regex though, take the example of fixing links to "Death Star I" to point to "DS-1 Orbital Battle Station", if your replacement was "-Death Star I +DS-1 Orbital Battle Station" and the page also mentioned or linked to "Death Star II", that would also match and be converted to "DS-1 Orbital Battle StationI". Using a better replacement of "[[Death Star I|" -> "[[DS-1 Orbital Battle Station|" would avoid this. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 16:17, April 24, 2014 (UTC)
    • OK, that's fine. However, until you have the bot flag, I (and probably anyone else watching recent changes) would prefer a longer delay between edits. 30 to 60 seconds between edits would be better for unflagged editing. If you're running a script that's part of the standard pywikibot library, you can use the command line argument -putthrottle:30 (for example) to throttle it to 2 edits per minute. :)
      Master JonathanCouncil Chambers
      16:11 UTC ThuApril 24, 2014

Hover-item images Edit

Hey, Grunny. I'm not sure if anything's been done to image coding lately, but something has been done so that our hover-item functionality that we use for the Facebook & Twitter accounts is effectively broken. They were working a few weeks ago, but now in Oasis, when the icons are selected, instead of showing the blue Facebook image it gives a blank image. Looking at the HTML, for some reason the <image> tag isn't using the correct image as its src attribute—instead, there's a string of gibberish and the url's been moved to the data-src attribute. As this seems to be a Wikia-side issue, I was wondering if you could take a look; as it stands, the broken functionality affects most of our readers. Thanks. Cade StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Calrayn 01:09, June 9, 2014 (UTC)

  • Hey, Grunny, just pinging you again to see if you've seen my message. Cade StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Calrayn 20:05, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
    • Hey, Cade. I saw it and Brandon pinged me about it, but I've been travelling recently and it slipped my mind. There is a bug open about this to fix this in Wikia's code, however, we can find a work around with CSS for now. Most likely by switching the image link to an empty element and setting a background image on it with CSS (and then the other one as the backgroun image on hover) or something along those lines. I'll take a look at doing so over the weekend. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 16:30, June 20, 2014 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

I would like to thank you for supporting my nomination for adminship.--Exiled Jedi Oldrepublic crest (Greetings) 01:38, June 10, 2014 (UTC)

Preload feature Edit

I'm attempting to add the "Standard preloads" feature to the http://cityville.wikia.com/wiki/ site, but after some time trying to get it to work it only seems to appear when viewing the site with the MonoBook layout (the "Standard summaries" feature, however, will show up when using the Wikia layout). Is there something that I'm overlooking that I forgot to copy over to the site? - Talk DarkNITE Contrib

Hi. It seems to work now in both skins, so I'm guessing you resolved the issue already. :) Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 05:48, June 29, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I found the issue (was missing the MediaWiki:Wikia.js part) - Talk DarkNITE Contrib 00:05, July 2, 2014 (UTC)

69 Edit

Just a reminder that AC Meeting 69 is tomorrow at 4 ET. Hope you can make it. IFYLOFD (Enter the Floydome) 00:07, July 12, 2014 (UTC)

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