Hello! Feel free to ask me anything related to the wiki or Summoners War itself by leaving a message below. If you just want to chat, that's okay too! How quickly I reply will vary, but I'll usually get back to you within 24 hours at the latest!
Thanks! And don't worry, the newsletter will come back (eventually). I'm currently looking at changing the format up a bit, and am hoping to get the newsletter going again sometime in the future. Hopefully when I get it out again, it'll be even better than before!
I don't ever recall using the word "intimidating" although feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. The reason you've been banned repeatedly is because of your flagrant disregard for the rules of conduct (which has been here since day 1 FYI), which specifically states that all interactions with other users should be courteous and respectful. But don't take my word for it. Simply take a look at this thread to see that you're not exactly the most popular person around here.
And you know what, I needn't have even bothered to respond to this thread, seeing as how you have no willingness to play by the rules here. I could have just as easily deleted this thread too, and subsequently banned you again. But I won't do that this time. Since you seem to have such a problem with me, I invite you to go ahead and use this thread to tell me what kind of "BS" I'm guilty of exactly.
I will say that I find it interesting that you always seem to show up again at almost the exact moment that your ban expires. I think its quite telling really.
No worries. It's actually fairly easy to undo, although it definitely isn't as easy as adding categories in the first place unfortunately. There are two ways, although I'll show you only the first since it's probably the easiest.
If you're using the default visual editor (what comes up by default when you press the "edit" button), you should see a menu button (the button with three horizontal bars). From there, you'll see an option called "categories". Selecting that gives you the category page, where just select the category that you want to delete, and press the little trash can button in the top right corner. That should get rid of the category. I've gone ahead and removed the category for you.
Thanks for letting me know. As it happens, I can block specific IP addresses, and have already dealt with that particular IP address already (as well as a few others). This won't necessarily stop people who have dynamic IP addresses, but it's something (and usually works in most cases).
I could also restrict editing to people with accounts, but this will apply to making comments/posts as well, since those do count as edits. In general, I'd prefer to avoid such a scenario, especially since this site hasn't seen a particularly huge number of troublemakers (outside of the odd one here and there).
Do keep an eye on things though. If it becomes apparent that we're getting a pretty aggressive attack from a large group of people, I may have to call in some professional help and/or start restricting access to people with accounts. As things currently stand, I see no reason to go down that route.
My name's Ryan and I'm a member of Fandom's Community Development team. I wanted to introduce myself and also let you know that if there's anything I can do to make running your wiki easier or more enjoyable, please let me know. I'd be more than happy to help. It looks like you've got everything under control and the wiki looks great, but if there's anything you need help with, please feel free to reach out! Thanks!
Thanks for checking in. I don't have anything off the top of my head, but I'll let you know if I think of anything. In case I do have any concerns in the future, what kind of things would you be able to assist with? Would it just be general wiki things, or would you act as a relay between the various Wikia teams (tech support, spam control, etc)?
Sure, I'll give it a shot. To be honest, Mystrile was the JS person around here. I'm still mostly a beginner when it comes to these things, but I'll see what I can do. I should be able to get some basic functionality working. Are there any particular images you want to use?
EDIT: Also, I'll need to be granted temporary admin privileges on Soccer Spirits Wiki for me to access JS pages.
@ Mallony Thanks. I'll get started on that widget. Hopefully I can get it working for you.
@Xzandro That's a great idea Xzandro. We should be able to grab the each visitor's timezone information, and be able to display the correct time based on that. I'll see if I can't get that working after I get Mallony's widget working. In the mean time, you're more than welcome to take a look at the widget's JS data on this page. If you're experienced enough in JS, and think you can get it working, let me know and I can grant you Admin privileges.
Sure, I'm a JS dev (the rune optimizer is in JS too), but I dont think that it is enough to just grab the timezone from the user. The only relevant information is on which server the user plays so we probably would need some kind of radio buttons, that the user can select the region within the widget. That select could be saved persistent with in the localStorage. I could look at it for sure.
@Xzandro I only have a very basic understanding of JS (and indeed how Wikia has chosen to implement JS functionality), so I apologize in advance. From my understanding, Wikia has pre-installed a select group of libraries for general use. I'm pretty sure there isn't an option to add more. I think you might be able to add more libraries by importing them in through an external source, but I'm not entirely sure if the the Wiki software allows this. Plus, due to security measures implemented last year, Wikia staff now vet all JS changes directly. Last time, one of our admin tried to import a script stored remotely, and this was rejected. I hope all that made sense.
As for some Wiki guides related to JS, this page is a good place to reference. As for what relates directly to what you're asking, you basically edit the JS script page like you normally would, and after you're done and have saved, you "enter test mode" (there's a button on the right hand rail on all JS pages). This allows you to personally see any changes you've made without affecting the actual site. Once you're satisfied, you press the "submit for review" button in the right rail. As I mentioned before, Wikia vets all changes. Once (if) they approve, the changes will then take effect. They usually approve anything as long as you don't alter essential Wiki functionality (this includes ads or interface changes) or do anything malicious. They do seem to have a problem with importing external scripts, although they may allow them if the scripts are open to the public (although we've never tried successfully before).
Xzandro wrote: Sure, I'm a JS dev (the rune optimizer is in JS too), but I dont think that it is enough to just grab the timezone from the user. The only relevant information is on which server the user plays so we probably would need some kind of radio buttons, that the user can select the region within the widget. That select could be saved persistent with in the localStorage. I could look at it for sure.
Wrote a popup module in case you needed it. We can ask the user to select their server if they haven't done so already, then store it in localstorage/cookies. You will have to write the js and html for the logic though. E.g. use case would be: Click on widget -> select server -> store and calculate HoE times for that specific server.
Sample code for popup: (Just added the code and is under review, can check status here)
var t = new lzWikiaPopup()
.setTitle("This is a popup dialog!! ")
.setContent("Some random content for the popup dialog...")
@Mystrile: Thanks, that could be useful, but maybe we dont need that, because we could just impllement those setup in that widget directly. We really need only 4 radio buttons and the setting /getting of the data from the localStorage is a one liner anyway.
I dont see anything wrong with the code. jQuery 1.8.2 is available so everything works fine. Any more detailed information stated? The technical side should work fine (see the fiddle) so I have no idea what to change. :(
Regarding the input / radio fields... why? I could just simulate similar behaviour with any other div or element. Wikia seems strange, but I dont have any experience with the do's dont's of this platform. Maybe you can gather additional information about that matter so I csn adjust the code accordingly?
I logged in from work and it was kinda informative. Apparently this wikia doesn't support the newest JS standarts. (like let and const). I changed that up and it works now. I will submit that to review and hope that it goes through, if you dont mind.
Mallony wrote: @Beboper Pacific Standard Time, yes. Do you know how long it takes to get these things approved?
At best, less than a day. Worst case, a week. Additionally, if all servers have the same time, coding it would be easier (don't need to worry about timezones), although having taking into account additional timezones isn't hard.
Xzandro - They might reject because inputs can be used for redressing and can potentially steal user accounts (something that happened before, and the main reason they started reviewing code.
Reason I proposed a popup is to not clutter the Wikia Rail. It looks clumsy imo with the new code, but I'm happy with whatever the community wants/agrees.
@Xzandro Thanks for the help! I think the radio buttons are probably good enough. As long as people can easily switch between the timezones, its fine. I also just wanted to say that I'm a big fan of your work. I use the optimizer constantly (since the in-game interface stinks), so thanks for having that available.
@Mystrile Thanks again for taking the time to come back here. I hope you didn't take too much time out of your schedule for this.
@Mallony Alright, I've submitted the widget code for review. Shouldn't take too long to get approved. Did you also want multi-server functionality while we're at it?
Alright, as a heads up, Wikia staff basically added in timezone functionality into the original script. So now its possible to change the timezone for specific wikis. The clock should now be up and running on Soccer Spirits Wiki (with clock set to PST).
No problem. I'm always happy to help other people with setup and stuff like that (have had some experience with that already). If you need help with anything else, or even just need some advice with things, let me know. I've been running wikis for years, so I know a bunch of this stuff (although there's always more to learn).
I think I could give it shot. Doesn't look too complicated.
For the live chat, you could always just disable that yourself. Just go to this link, and just scroll down to find the chat option. You can access this page from your admin area through the toolbar link as well.
Forgot to mention that I got the links integrated into the sidebar (though you've probably noticed). Still working on the formatting (unless you're satisfied with how it looks now). Will probably work more on it when I get back from hiatus.
Should be good to go once it gets approved. I just remembered that the widget was set to update to DST automatically, and wondered why it wasn't working on your end. Turns out you edited the wrong value when you adjusted the reset time.
It should now automatically adjust itself each time DST starts and ends (they should seriously just end DST though).
Thanks for the heads up. I've deleted all but the theorycraft page. It technically isn't an official wiki page, but I figured I'd leave it in case some people still reference it, at least until we have some official wiki pages dedicated to this kind of stuff.