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A while ago, I had made an attempt at creating a preload-type system for this wiki with the aid of Porter, who is a master at wiki coding and such.
I did get fairly far along in the process, as can be seen here; the templates and preload work. I attempted to do as the Fallout wiki did and also have a template offering those templates at the top of the create page screen, although I could never quite figure out how to get that right; it would often leave me with a page with a title that was not the one I had intended.
Would anyone be interested in having this as a permanent feature? It's always been an aspiration of mine to have a system like this, because in my honest opinion it's one of the best features the Vault's administrative team had come up with, but since Porter is now moved on, I can't use him to help me do this... Юра 19:28, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
I'm glad you're bringing this up again. I remember last time we didn't think much of it, but a few weeks ago, I remember someone saying something about it and as I thought about it, it would really be useful to have. Wikia's layout system in the labs or wherever it is sucks ass. I remember we tried it and couldn't edit a page normally if it was created by the tool, which was ridiculous. I'd love to help, but it would take time for me to figure out the coding we need and how it interacts (mostly through copypasta and trial-and-error, lol). PresidentEden78 20:18, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
The FO wiki's template systems are so run-around that I have difficulty following them. Copy-pasta is basically out of the question in this case in that respect. Юра 21:01, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
Well shit. There goes the easy route. Maybe we could contact someone there who would know how those were set up. I'd like to think one of the active admins or b'crats could point us in the right direction. Or we could try our luck at emulating what they're doing with what we have so far. PresidentEden78 21:05, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
The only one who knew was Porter21, and he's long gone. I'd asked everyone prior to that -- not even Ausir knew. Porter tried to explain, but his explanation really went over my head. link. Юра 21:10, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
Guess we should've set this up a long time ago then. Cuz that essentially means we're on our own. The Help Wiki might be of use to post in the forums. Its how I learned a bit about CSS stuff last night. Don't know how good it will do, but worth a shot. Want me to try them? PresidentEden78 21:15, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
I've already semi-set up the Newarticletext page and the create article link page; you're welcome to try and make them work. Юра 21:17, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll add your stuff to my sandbox and work from there. The link he provided on your MOH talk page and such should help out. I'll play around with it till I get something I like. Expect a bunch of garbled random pages in the near future, lol. PresidentEden78 21:22, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
I seem to have worked out the issues.
Just a syntax error -.-
A plague upon all programming languages houses! Юра 21:24, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
So basically now, all we have to do is add a template for every type of page for every game following the same set-up as Template:Vehicle/BF3, etc. Юра 21:37, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
Gotta love that damn syntax. It'd be nice if everything used the same stuff, but then we wouldn't have multiple programming languages. Anyways, I think I have most of the things in my sandbox for the template. Except that I just remembered that we need a game-mode one because of Premium. Assignments might be another good one too. Any others I'm missing? PresidentEden78 21:41, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
Attachments, perks, and some other MP stuff Юра 21:42, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
Kks. Imma see if I can make it into a table so it takes up less space. It's long enough as-is. PresidentEden78 21:48, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
The Fallout wiki tiered the various pages, through using "hide" functions and by using multiple pages. Again, I couldn't decipher those templates but it's worth a shot IMO to keep the length down. Юра 21:56, July 9, 2012 (UTC)