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  • Hello! I got this idea about automatically categorizing game pages by their publishers and developers. This would be doable as they are all using the same Template:Infobox game. I already started playing around with the idea here: User:ZeroOne/Template:Infobox_game and rendering it here: User:ZeroOne/Sandbox. Now, the rendering doesn't work at all as this wiki does not have the Variables extension toggled on. So I was wondering if you, as an admin and a bureaucrat, would see my idea fit and would Special:Contact the Staff about enabling the Variables extension? It says at Help:Extensions that the Varibles extension will be automatically enabled on request.

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    • I'll look into it. I was hoping to make pages more automatic and user friendly, as they're pretty text/code heavy at this moment, better templates and automatic categories are most welcome. But since soooo many images have been uploaded with incorrect names, info added incorrectly, and to this day info is still added incorrectly daily, I've had my hands pretty full. I still have thousands of pages to fix.

      One thing I see in your template for now is the date like "27/2/2018". I've been changing this, as a lot of people worldwide would write that as "27/2/2018" and US people would write it as "2/27/2018". So I changed all dates in intro's to "27 February 2018" and changing the dates in infoboxes is a WIP (as I couldn't do that with my bot, since people mixed both systems already).

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    • OK, thanks! Let me know if/when variables are enabled so I can get back to the template development. :)

      Regarding dates, now that you mention it, why don't we just use the ISO 8601 standard of YYYY-MM-DD to eliminate all confusion once and for all and to make the dates sortable? See the relevant xkcd.

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    • I went ahead and contacted Fandom myself and they were happy to enable the extension! I've already put it into use, see my edit of the Template:Card/Base here. :)

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    • Sure, totally forgot about it.

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