Template talk:Artifact

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Wanted artifacts?

I just noticed that |wanted= is documented and supported in this template... though since it talks about "the monster", I think that's a mistake left over from when Benjamaster1 originally created it by cut-and-paste from Template:Monster. Artifacts do sort of have "wanted" dates, when traders are explicitly looking for them... but even if that's going to be supported, at least the documentation needs to be updated to properly reflect the type of template. Really, I'm not sure how much use that gets or whether it's worth bothering. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 03:57, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I would honestly not bother. Nobody is that assiduous in updating the wiki when something is featured in the Godville Times, and to be honest I just don't think it adds anything to a monster or artifact page to know if it ever was. You almost never see a template using the parameter, and when you do, it's always very old data.
If anyone truly wanted to keep track of it, making te edits every day, they already would be. I think we can safely scratch it from the infobox templates. -- Djonni (talk) 16:00, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Surprisingly enough, {{Monster|wanted=}} still gets some use; there are new Wanted entries that are less than a year old — though you're right, it's not used much. (Of course, part of that may be due to the fact that many Wanted monsters don't have existing wiki articles to add the data to.)
{{Artifact|wanted=}} does not appear to be used anywhere, though, so yeah. I'll pull it out of the documentation for now, and try to remember to actually pull it out of the implementation (it is, in fact, implemented) as well. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 10:56, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
I mean there's no harm in having the parameter available in {{Monster}} for those who do wish to use it, sporadic though it is. But if {{Artifact|wanted=}} hasn't ever been used then yeah, pruning it is a good idea.
The only set of players to whom I could image {{Artifact|wanted=}} being of interest is hero-traders, and that's still a real small group. -- Djonni (talk) 12:35, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Tick.png Done — Or, un-done, really. |wanted= is no longer implemented in the template. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 23:54, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Hmm. Default "Type"?

I just noticed that the documentation for |type= conflicts with the code.

The docs say it's optional and defaults to "Normal", but very clearly (from the rendered all-defaults template) it's actually required and defaults to Unknown.

What I can't decide is whether it should default to Unknown, and force everyone to explicitly type "Normal" every time they document a normal artifact, or if "Normal" should just be the default unless set to something else. Thoughts? -- FeRDNYC (talk) 20:48, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Hmm. I kinda think we should leave it as Unknown if unspecified. Because it occurs to me that defaulting to Normal will create needless inaccuracies, and Unknown is a good prompt to editors to actually check. Sure, far more artifacts are normal than not, but non-normal artifacts are more interesting and more likely to have new artifacts created (I suspect), so Normal isn't that suitable as a default. -- Djonni (talk) 21:30, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
*nod* Reluctant concurrence. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 21:32, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Portable photon generator — weird layout on mobile

Sooo, I'm not sure why, but after adding {{artifact}} to the Portable photon generator it's messed up on mobile.

It looks fine in the preview, but when I hit save this is what I see as a result. I checked if I added any unnecessary whitespace or something like that, but I can't see anything I might have done wrong. --Terezka (talk) 22:17, 12 January 2019 (UTC)