I seemed to have added a bunch of informatino regarding that game (since I couldn't find it or a wiki) and didn't realize it was the "steamtradingcards.wikia.com". So my first question is I guess, should I make my own Life is Hard wiki and cut & paste the information I made over to it? And my second is, do I need anything special or specific for the wiki as it'd be my first.
Yeah that info doesn't belong on this Wiki. You can indeed start a new Wikia for Life is Hard, or make a page about the game on the English Wikipedia. Although I think the text needs to be a bit more encyclopedic before it gets accepted there.
I'll leave the info here for a day or two so you can copy paste it from the page, but we'll need to remove it from this Wiki after that. So please do copy it for yourself (to a Word document, to Windows Notepad, or to another Wiki) as soon as you can. Saving it at least offline will make sure you can't loose it permanently. Not sure how you edit wikia's, but if you edit in source edit, you can copy paste the code 1 on 1.
Thank you for the thanks message for my contribution of the level 4 badge image on the Carmageddon: Reincarnation, just want to point out, someone went on, removed it and put it back on to take the credit for it, pretty lame and I think he needs sorting out as I have noticed he has been doing this a lot.
Hello. Hows it going? I wanted to talk to you about wiki administration here on the Steam Trading Cards wiki. I believe we talked about it a few months ago, but then I wound up not really doing anything about it... Anyway, I know you're busy with other things, but I think the wiki really needs active administrators, and that's something I would like to do. Lets face it, I'm on here too much already :P
I know you can't actually promote me. The wiki's only beaurocrat is Nebthtet, who hasn't been on in a year. I've looked into it and it appears the way to do it is the Wikia wiki adoption program, which allows people to adopt abandoned wikis. I know we're not actually abandoned, since you're around occasionally, but that's just the program they have. And, I guess, we've been abandoned by our beaurocrat.
Anyway, to do that, I would need your permission to pursue administrator rights, since you're the only active admin, as well as posting a blog to see if any users objects. I'm not trying to replace you here - as I said, I think we just need an administrator who's able to be active, and right now you're the only one on the wiki and unfortuantely not able to be on much.
I think its an abosolutely great idea to promote you to admin. I'd really like you as a colleague and i understand its the best for this wiki.
I'd like to be more active myself, but unfortunately my life has been quite busy the last couple of months. I've actually never been so busy in my life before :) But i do plan on becoming more active.
Beside from that, i still think you should become admin and i think, since Nebthtet abandoned this wiki, i guess its best if you would indeed adopt the wiki or at least become an administrator. I support you fully in this process! And as a formality: i give you explicit permission. I hope you have everything you need now. If you need anything else, let me know! If Wikia wants a reference, you can show them this message or tell them to contact me by e-mail.
Great! :) Just posting a link to this thread should be enough, I believe. The next step will be me posting a blog essentially asking for comments from other active members, to make sure there's no objections. I'll do that in a bit, then waiting a week for replies. Assuming there aren't any, this should hopefully be pretty easy.
Hi. I just noticed tonight that there's a bunch of images from the page Rush Bros that are missing. I can't really see the history of deleted files, but it says you deleted them on May 28th. Was there something wrong with them, or?
No not really. I only delete pictures that are not in use. So i can't see why they got deleted. I've looked at the history of the files and i the only reason i can think of is that they somehow ended in the list of unused files. There is currently no other reason why i delete files and the files weren't marked for deletion. I guess that was a stupid mistake. Thanks for noting, i'll keep an eye on it in the future to see if the program adds more pics to the list of unused files without them actually being unused.
That's kind of odd. Ah well - I replaced them already. Just hope there aren't any others out there that are missing too. I just wound up stumbling across that page by chance, since it was supposed to otherwise be done.
Hello. I recently made pages for the trading cards for Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender. II filled in all the necessary information, added the images, and added categories, yet, for some reason, the links on the main Aqua Kitty article underneath the card images are still red and, although they bring you to the pages with all the card information, they automatically open the pages in edit mode. This has never happened with any other game whose card pages I've created. What am I doing wrong?
I thought I'd take a look at it, and although I have no idea what the problem was, it seems to be fixed now. All I did was make a completely unrelated edit to the main game page and the links fixed themselves. Wikia uses a cache system so it doesn't have to rebuild pages each time they're viewed: perhaps that screwed up somehow and it was displaying an outdated version of the page with red links. I've never seen that happen, but its the only thing I can think of...
Drocket wrote: Wikia uses a cache system so it doesn't have to rebuild pages each time they're viewed: perhaps that screwed up somehow and it was displaying an outdated version of the page with red links.
I think this is spot on because I've been getting another error frequently as well. Sometmes I'll try to publish my edits and this message wll appear below the text box:
"Error: Exception Caught: FauxRequest::getRequestURL() not implemented"
This is easily fixed, for me, by closing out of the publishing box, going back in" and clicking "Publish" again, after which t'll save just fine. I never reported it prior to this since it appeared to keep the edits after doing what I stated before.
Well yes. I can off course block any users who make unconstructive/vandalizing edits. I've blocked him/her. If you see any edits you think are unconstructive, vandalism, random gibberish or any edit you have doubts about, report them to me. I'll deal with it. Thank you for reporting this person!
Unfortunately, we've been having this problem for a while now. A couple of hours ago, IP address 184.108.40.206 made the page Delve Deeper - Slime Jelly to just say 'Cancer'. That's sort of a new one - usually the problem is adding random categories to pages. Caluril finding 3 edits from the same IP address is odd. I'm fairly certain that its one person, but its a different IP address every time that I see it (which is pretty much every single day.) They're probably using something like the Tor network to hide who they really are. Fortunately, its easy to undo usually, but its still annoying.
Well, all vandalising people should be blocked by admins. I'll help where i can but since i'm very busy in my personal life at the moment, my internet life gets neglected. Especially if they insert profanities or other major vandalism like page blanking, please report them to me (since as far as i know, we don't have a vandalism report page yet).
I got question for you there. I was actually trying to upload some Trading Cards logo's in Free to Play game Categories but for some reason they aren't showing in the Free to Play game page. To be honest that's my first time in Wikia trying to help my Steam Community, and I think I can only take care of the Forums only. Thanks for your hard work & any help would be greatly appreciated.
Are you still having that problem? You're talking about the game Free to Play, right? If you have any pictures of trading cards uploaded, you can add them by editting the page. If you look right next to the title of the page, it says "edit". Press this button. Now scroll down to the correct section. If you want to add pictures, you need to add them just before the </gallery> tag. For example, if you look at Mars: War Logs you can see at the section "trading cards" that the name of the picture has been added first link. followed by a "|" and then the name of the card. The brackets [] are to place a link to that page. So the example here would be "Mars.png|[[Mars: War Logs - Mars|Mars]]". That would place the picture named Mars and place a text beneath it with the name Mars, linking to the page Mars: War Logs - Mars. If you do not understand, please let me know.
I didn't. Thats an automatic message being added by the Wikia itself when a user makes an edit on the Wiki. I do not have any control over those and its being automaticly signed by the most active admin. And since i'm the only active admin around, Wiki will sign it with my name. Thats to prevent people getting the message from an inactive admin and then never getting a response when they ask a question. I hope i've answered your question to your likings.
I don't really know much about how Wiki bots work, but from the sound of it, it seems like it would make it a lot easier to do something I was thinking about, which is marking all the Supported Games pages with a WIP category (or something of that nature.) I've found the WIP-Badges category useful for when I go through to check for what games need badges, and something like that for the game's page in general sounds might be useful.
Basically, once all the major elements of the game have been added (all the cards, card pages, artwork, emoticons, badges, backgrounds, whatever), we could remove that category. It would make it easy to see what pages need work, and how many are 'done' (number in Supported Games - number in WIP.)
Also, removing the WIP-Badges from a game when I get that last one just feels SO GOOD, I'd like that sense of completion for finishing the page overall :P
Ah yes. I've set up a bot yesterday. It is also my first time that i used a bot on any wiki, but it seems i have it working. I've tested it yesterday on my own userpage and it worked like a charm. What cat name did you have in mind? And you want a cat added to every game page which is not complete? I Could do that but i need some time to figure that out. Specifically: how i get the program to recognize that those major elements have not been added yet. I'll let you know when i know more.
I would say don't worry about trying to get the program to recognize what pages are complete - that sounds like a nightmare. Just tag all the pages in the 'Supported Games' category with an additional WIP category. Then we can go through and either remove the tag from pages that are complete (pretty much a final double-check) or else do the work to complete them.
I really don't what what tag would be best. A general WIP (or fully typed out Work in Progress if you want) would probably be the most obvious. Its something I've thought about doing myself, but then I look at the list of hundreds upon hundreds of games and give up. Perfect job for a bot, though!