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::: The one in {{tlx|ideabox votes}} only checks if dupes > 1 so it can add an 's' to ''dupe'' so ''if dupes > 1, say dupes, else say dupe''. I'm thinking more of ''if the argument passed to the parameter is not an integer, then show nothing or show a '-'''. But the only use case I can think for this is to stop potential vandalisms or typos from showing up so I'm not sure exactly how useful this is and I'm probably just nitpicking at this point.  
 
::: The one in {{tlx|ideabox votes}} only checks if dupes > 1 so it can add an 's' to ''dupe'' so ''if dupes > 1, say dupes, else say dupe''. I'm thinking more of ''if the argument passed to the parameter is not an integer, then show nothing or show a '-'''. But the only use case I can think for this is to stop potential vandalisms or typos from showing up so I'm not sure exactly how useful this is and I'm probably just nitpicking at this point.  
 
::: I'll give this a proper think and see where it leads me. Thanks a lot for the advices. 😀 -- [[User:Zoombie|Zoombie]] ([[User talk:Zoombie|talk]]) 12:07, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
 
::: I'll give this a proper think and see where it leads me. Thanks a lot for the advices. 😀 -- [[User:Zoombie|Zoombie]] ([[User talk:Zoombie|talk]]) 12:07, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
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== New help , shoulder devil ==
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Shoulder devil page redirected to main page , i got it to redirect to articles for deletion page , i was not sure if you wanted just to it not redirect to anyplace at all or some page specific , since it's marked for deletion i hope to help thanks for your time, and its not a project i just want to help with some of your to do list .
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Thx fot the attention
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-- [[User:Bravvus|Bravvus]] ([[User talk:Bravvus|talk]]) 23:02, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

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Fancy signature test

Cool -- Zoombie Zoombie's page talk with Zoombie 06:00, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Cool -- Zoombie Zoombie's page talk with Zoombie 05:32, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

So you have to manually input the time and everything? Any way to make this a template that is more automated? --His portliness (talk) 07:38, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
This is all templated. Right now, I am actually signing these messages with the standard four tildes. :D The whole code shows up because the wiki software happens to use SUBST (substitution) when it comes to signature instead of transcluding (embedding) them like how templates are normally used in the rest of the wiki. Basically, the code is replaced/substituted with all the contents and codes of the template instead of simply integrating and using the template's structure or framework. This also means that the template does not apply retroactively and any change in the template will only reflect the next time it is used. This is also why my own page has all the complicated codes from Usergod show up if you view the code. It will also say that {{Infobox}} is transcluded but not {{Usergod}} if you check which templates are used on the page.
Now, if you look at your preferences, you'll see your signature at the bottom of the first tab. Notice how by default, it only shows you a link to your user page and a link to your talk page. That's what shows up if you type three tildes ~~~ instead of four. Four tildes (~~~~) automatically adds a timestamp while five tildes ~~~~~ will only add a timestamps with no signature. Btw, you can change your current signature by simply typing a new signature in the New Signature box but, there's a 255 character limit so more complicated customized signatures that will likely exceed that limit will have to be put into a template. Check this out for simpler customizations. I tried out the simple ones before I went fancier with this button look. I got the idea while I was browsing all those wikis I linked to in the Main Discussion, specifically from here. -- Zoombie Zoombie's page talk with Zoombie 11:37, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Guidebook project

So excited that you found my (forgotten) GodWiki guidebook project! How the heck did you stumble on it? And are you gonna help? --His portliness (talk) 07:22, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

It was WardPhoenix who dug it up and linked it to the tested templates. :D I'll try to help but I'm not much of a writer so maybe I'll offer advices and suggestions from time to time. And maybe help with layout/formatting issues if there are any. --Zoombie (talk) 07:44, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
I'm a writer, if someone provides very rough content I can polish it and clarify it. I forgot about my little project for a while lol. I really want it to happen. --His portliness (talk) 10:43, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
lol@mobile edits. It's why I dislike typing when I'm on mobile. Anyway, my writing abilities are currently limited to drawing up random wacky scenarios in the forum games and writing haikus there but I'll try to come up with some content for your guidebook project. -- Zoombie (talk) 01:34, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Old Notes on doublon

Giving this for information.

User_talk:WardPhoenix/Archive#Notes_on_possible_homonyms_Artifact.2Fequipment User_talk:WardPhoenix/Archive#List_of_article_with_issue_-_Done

Category:Disambiguation_pages

--WardPhoenix (talk) 15:42, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for this. I guess I'll just do the other stuff first before coming back to the possibly misspelled article names on my list. Just in case, moves/redirects can be reverted, right? -- Zoombie (talk) 16:16, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
IIRC, Moves cannot be reverted, or atleast not by mere undo. It has to be move the way back (when it doesn't bug). Redirects are just links so they are way easier to fix. --WardPhoenix (talk) 16:19, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
I guess I should be more careful then. I moved a few articles a couple of days ago. Hopefully none of them will need to be moved back. -- Zoombie (talk) 16:30, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Ideabox

Hi, I saw you were working on ideabox vote template.

There is already one template on that, {{Ideabox votes}} so you might think of updating that one with your work if you manage it :) -- WardPhoenix (talk) 17:02, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm actually using that and the {{Diary}} template as references on how to code templates since they're shorter and much easier to read than the other templates. The coding is really neat and clean in those templates.
I'm not yet sure how I can add my ideabox template to the existing one without breaking it or significantly changing it since my template already incorporates having the idea text itself into the template. I think it could be done but I'll need a bit more time to think on how to do it.
I am planning to make a stricter way to check if the input is a number or not to prevent letters and symbols from appearing where they shouldn't. I think I could add this feature to the existing template or make this a separate stand-alone template so it can be used for other templates in the future. Though I'm not yet entirely sure if this feature will actually be useful or if it is redundant and unnecessary. -- Zoombie (talk) 07:06, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm not yet sure how I can add my ideabox template to the existing one without breaking

Actually, that shouldn't be too hard. If you're familiar with either JS or PHP then you have heard of switch.
Mediawiki have a similar function (check MediaWiki Parsers for more info) and we could imagine pasting part of your code behind the format parameter as |format=desktop for example and then use the same parameter for the votes numbers and create a new parameter for the idea itself.
Easier said that done obviously, but it shouldnt be impossible.

I am planning to make a stricter way to check if the input is a number or not to prevent letters and symbols from appearing where they shouldn't.

It's also probably doable via parsers. I think there is already something like that in {{ideabox votes}} IIRC (or in another template not sure). Can be useful for displaying error message when user makes a mistakes but that's it. -- WardPhoenix (talk) 11:20, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

If you're familiar with either JS or PHP then you have heard of switch.

My programming background is more on C and Java but, yes, they also have switch. I've yet to completely understand wikicode and it's been a while since I've used any of my programming knowledge/skills so I'll probably have to do some trial and error to get things right.

Easier said that done obviously, but it shouldnt be impossible.

This is true. It will probably take several tries to not break the existing ideabox template. 😅 Wouldn't want to break it for anyone who's currently using the template.
I think there is already something like that in {{ideabox votes}} IIRC (or in another template not sure). Can be useful for displaying error message when user makes a mistakes but that's it.}}
The one in {{ideabox votes}} only checks if dupes > 1 so it can add an 's' to dupe so if dupes > 1, say dupes, else say dupe. I'm thinking more of if the argument passed to the parameter is not an integer, then show nothing or show a '-'. But the only use case I can think for this is to stop potential vandalisms or typos from showing up so I'm not sure exactly how useful this is and I'm probably just nitpicking at this point.
I'll give this a proper think and see where it leads me. Thanks a lot for the advices. 😀 -- Zoombie (talk) 12:07, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

New help , shoulder devil

Shoulder devil page redirected to main page , i got it to redirect to articles for deletion page , i was not sure if you wanted just to it not redirect to anyplace at all or some page specific , since it's marked for deletion i hope to help thanks for your time, and its not a project i just want to help with some of your to do list . Thx fot the attention

-- Bravvus (talk) 23:02, 7 April 2021 (UTC)