User talk:Emptysora

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Welcome 😊

Hullo there Emptysora! Welcome to the Godwiki!

There wouldn't be any confrontation involved in adding yourself to Help:Requests, helpful new faces around the wiki are a pleasure to have! And if you're helping someone and encounter something that makes you worry, never fear, any other volunteer editor will be completely happy to help you figure out whatever's up.

We subscribe strongly to Being Bold around here. And in the event that something is undone, we always prefer to have a constructive, friendly discussion about it.

By all means, ease yourself into things here, and do as little or as much as you're comfortable with. But all are welcome here, and conflict is rare. 😊 -- Djonni (talk) 20:30, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

I don’t exactly expect conflict to occur, it’s more the “what if” that makes me wary of confrontation—even if I know full well that it’s completely unfounded. Honestly, unexpectedly receiving a response like this has actually eased my nerves quite a bit in that regard, ironically. I guess I shall try to be bold as you say. Thanks. Emptysora (talk) 02:48, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Glad to have you here, Emptysora, for as much or as little as you want to contribute.
Also: <s>...</s> will work, along with a selected subset of other HTML and any inline CSS that works in a style="..." attribute. 😊 -- Djonni (talk) 05:47, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Boogie Knight

slight side note, there's a space before the extension in the image, might we be able to move the image?

(From this edit comment.)

I'm looking at the page and I can't figure out what you mean... is there a problem with the image that I can't see on desktop? 🧐 -- Djonni (talk) 06:05, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

In the template call, the image parameter says something like “Boogey Knight[space].jpg” I was just wondering if we could move File:Boogey Knight .jpg to File:Boogey Knight.jpg. We don’t have to, it just bugs me, as bad as that sounds, heh. — Emptysora (talk) 07:28, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
Tick.png Done 😄 -- Djonni (talk) 18:01, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I feel like I shouldn’t just move pages without input from anyone else. I didn’t feel it was important enough to create a talk page entry for it, though. — Emptysora (talk) 18:13, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Diary timestamps

Knighting Gale‎ (diff | hist) . . (+17)‎ . . Emptysora (talk | contribs) (Adding stub parameter (as a side note, can we try to keep the hour format in diary entries semi-consistent? it gets confusing when 24-hour and 12-hour is used in the same article))

Unfortunately it's essentially impossible to keep diary time formats consistent, for many reasons! We don't have string parser functions, so we can't do it automatically, and so it depends entirely on where the person copied the diary entry from. The app and the desktop versions of Godville handle timestamps differently. And there's simply no way to communicate all these tiny little stylistic preferences to new contributors, at least not without scaring people off from contributing.

If we want things to be consistent, we either need to write very clever, very easy to use templates (which is often, but not always, possible), or just manually to in and make every little edit ourselves. (I've thought about writing a bot or two for the Godwiki, but normal bots are disabled, and writing a bot manually which can log in to Godvillegame.com, get the cookie, and then do what I'd want on the wiki using scraping and HTML GET and POST, well, it's more trouble than I've been bothered to do so far, heh.)