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Templates

for Monsters, Items, Runes, Spell

I have created some templates which might be helpful to ensure that all articles meet the same standards of information.
For examples on how to use the templates I made, see:

I'm sure they are not perfect, so feel free to comment (go to my talk page) and/or (if you are familiar with wiki innards) edit them for improvement.
In the meantime, if I could get some people to help convert existing articles to templates, that would be great. Then later, if we decide to change the template, it will automatically change the articles.

Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 06:41, 16 May 2005 (EDT)

For Equipment Sets

Here's a fun little template I made, Template:Equips_Set. See it in use at Noob Set article. I imagine it would be fun to put on user pages too. Why did I bother writing this? Because the screen shot button (shift-Print Screen) doesn't seem to work on my computer. Weird eh?

So if you want to show off your equipment on your user page, use this template. Of course, you gotta make sure all the images exist first.

I have been trying to figure out how to make images link to item pages, but no luck. For example, to be able to link to Leather Boots by clicking on the picture, the only solution I have found so far would be to edit the page Image:Leather_Boots.gif and delete any text (such as a description of the image) and replace it with with "#REDIRECT [[Leather Boots]]" and I got a feeling that some people would object to that.

Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 05:35, 31 May 2005 (EDT)

Quest Information

:Please see the [[Template:Quest Spoiler]] in use at Edron Goblin Quest article. To read details on how to use it and suggest improvements, go to [[Template_talk:Quest Spoiler]]

Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 08:50, 13 Jun 2005 (EDT)

The "spoiler warning" is now combined with the Template:Infobox_Quest. This should make things much easier.—Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 03:43, 26 Aug 2005 (EDT)

spell & rune pages

it seems that runes and spells are just scattered, i dont see any lists so i will make one and try to clean up the Spell, Magic and related pages/links. message me if there is a list of those b/c i cant find it--DM 18:15, 26 May 2005 (EDT)

Well upon updating the Spell & Rune templates, I added a "Subclass" field, which at the time, created a bunch of red links, but has since grown into meaningful lists, I think. I haven't checked lately. See Attack Spells, Support Spells, etc. All the work of User:Lord de los Druidas.
Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 05:11, 31 May 2005 (EDT)

mark as patrolled

What does the "mark as patrolled" do?

I don't know who's asking, but I think I can explain it. Basically, it gets rid of the red exclamation point (!) next to articles on the "recent changes" page. This is to signify that somebody reputable has viewed the changes and verified that it is not vandalism/spam.
Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 05:11, 31 May 2005 (EDT)

Quest Spoilers

Question: for quests can pictures be added on a separate link to show the path to follow, or the loot and such things~ ? --DM 21:05, 16 Apr 2005 (EDT)

This reminds me, I should create a Template:Quest Spoilers warning soon.
Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 05:11, 31 May 2005 (EDT)
Update: See comments above.
Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 08:50, 13 Jun 2005 (EDT)

Classification of Banshee

I don't know if this is the right place to discuss this, but anyways, I thought a banshee was a womans soul trapped between life and death, after dieing.... Or something like that. This would make it undead, although its a bit of both.
Quite confusing, alot of monsters could belong to multiple sections, and some belong to none...

is  Banshee a human-like creature or an undead??

--DM 21:17, 26 Mar 2005 (EST)

I think it/she goes into the undead-group. --Alreth 05:17, 28 Mar 2005 (EST)

Gamemaster Articles

--Zeonz 11:45, 6 april 2005 (CET) could someone make a piece about the GM's and their history?

Problems viewing Wiki with AOL

I got this error using back/forward buttons with A.O.L.:

  • A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:

(SQL query hidden) from within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff:_doquery". MySQL returned error "1062: Duplicate entry 'wikidb:messages:Currentevents' for key 1 (localhost)".

How can i post images in creatures page?

i cant post any image in creatures description. could someone post here the template of the page crab as if i had posted the image? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Limm (talkcontribs) 17:02, 16 Aug 2005 (EDT). Remember to sign your comments!

Please see your talk page.
Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 00:02, 17 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Pharoahs

--I would like to see the creatures section on the phoarohs finished. I am very interested in the topic. and it is one of the last things i havent mastered (knowlodge wise) in the game. I am a new user and I will try to be a large contributor to this site. I have been playing for 2 or 3 years now but I havnet had a premium account for about a year so this information on the pharoahs is pretty well hopeless for me to find in-game so I would greatly appreciate it if that section can be finished very soon.

                            thank you, and I am happy to be part of this
             Eremo's Apprentice a.k.a.(in-game) Peguses Ram(antica)

NPC

There is an NPC template for anyone working on those pages. It covers the basics of each and leaves room for remaining comments/notes. See H.L. as an example to copy from. On the NPC page for classification 'NPC' is added to front of their name, this should be a redirect to the actual NPC name; So [[NPC H.L.]] redirects to [[H.L.]]. Any pictures/screenshots of NPCs can include the picture taker, or just the NPC and the picture needs file extensions in .jpg [[Image:Outlaw_Camp-NPC_HL.jpg]] or [[Image:NPC_Cipfried.jpg]]. --DM 08:51, 13 Jul 2005 (EDT) *Edit DM 12:19, 21 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Vote!

All users are invited to vote here on a proposal for naming NPC articles.

Whats Left

With a new update coming many new things for this wiki will come so it would be great if remaining empty links were filled. I will name a few biggies like: NPCs, Foods, remaining Items at the bottom of that page, Quests, and smaller areas in tibia like Maze of Lost Souls, Fibula Dungeon, Hellsgate and Cormaya. So take this challenge to tackle these areas and finish before the update. See the Wanted Pages. --DM ¦› talk to me ¦› Contribs]] 08:51, 13 Jul 2005 (EDT)


Hiding Table of Contents by default?

Is it possible to make the ToC be hidden/minimized when you load a page? Some articles, mostly libraries, tend to have really long ToC's and it would be really nice if they could start minimzed and then you had to open to see it all.
-- Alreth ¦› Message me ¦› My contributions ¦› 08:05, 18 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Please see this edit to Desert Dungeon Library. I noticed the problem too. Basically you put the __NOTOC__ on the page and make your own TOC from scratch. Give the table id="toc" for color matching.
Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 16:22, 18 Sep 2005 (EDT)

You can change this in the preferences of your account. Putting the magic code __NOTOC__ in articles (mainly library ones) is not realy useful as you have to scroll down the whole page.

Edwin de waterman  => Talk <=  Profile ·_· Contribs <·> 09:03, 28 March 2006 (CST) <·>

(see also: Talk:Library)

Funny faces, etc.

Does anybody know the name of the font used in the Tibia client? a lot of the faces (-.-, :P, :D, o.O) just don't have the same effect with default web browser font.

Rune Farmer–(talk)–(edits)–(profile)–(guild)–(house) 19:00, 5 Oct 2005 (EDT)

When I copy text to for instance Word it will show up as Verdana. Put the following code in Notepad and save the file as smiles.htm Then open the file in your browser and you will see how it looks like. If you don't have the Verdana font please post it on my talk page so I can give you a link to one of my sites where you can download it (its free of copyrights howfar I know).

<html><head><title>Smiles</title></head><body><font size="1" face="Verdana"> -.- :P :D o.O >.< oO :) :) xD</font></body></html>

Edwin de waterman  => Talk <=  Profile ·_· Contribs <·> 10:22, 28 March 2006 (CST) <·>

Problem with link to Administrator list

The link on the Community Portal page to the administrators [[Special:Adminslist|administrator]] goes nowhere... and I can't find a list of admins. Surely there is such a thing? somewhere? :D --Digger Smith 16:09, 11 March 2006 (CST)


There are actually two lists of administrators:

  1. TibiaWiki:Administrators is a manually updated and maintained list of admins
  2. Administrators list is also maintained as a user search by group.

The reason this was not noticed before is probably because any page in the "Special:" namespace is assumed to exist by the system, you will only learn of its absence by trying to visit it.

I fixed the page so that it links to an actual list of admins.

-- Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 08:17, 13 March 2006 (CST)

Laggy tibiawiki?

alright, perhaps I'm posting this in the wrong place... but I just wanted to know..

lately I've experienced many problems when tying to access tibiawiki (most of the time connection timeout/connetcion refsed) just wanted to know what could be going on and if you uys did also experience it

bear hugs

Nagatho Goldenflag (talk | contribs) 18:20, 8 November 2006 (PST)

This could probably have gone on the bug reports page, but thats alright.

I have also experienced the same problems. Most of yesterday I was unable to access the wiki. Historically, this has happened because of two different things: (1) there are more wiki users/editors than the server can handle or (2) Erig is updating the server in some way (software update, changing configuration, etc).

There also may be other causes, but these two have been the most common that I'm aware of.

I don't know what was causing the problems yesterday, but it seems fine for now.

-- WhitelacesTalk † χρισtoς αnεσtη, αληθως αnεσtη -- 05:37, 9 November 2006 (PST)

What do you think of my gold counter idea?

http://tibia.erig.net/Gold_counter


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Looks back about 6 months in the hints and tips template thingy on the front page and you'll see I've put it there - so it's not your idea :D.

Templates

I've recently updated the Dragon template to [[Template:Dragon; could I get your input on whether you prefer it to the old Template:Pirate style. If you do I'll update them all.

Craggles
[Random::Chat::Guild::Contributions::Tibicam Profile]


TibiaWiki toolbar

I've created a browser toolbar for TibiaWiki. Just been trying a few things out. If you'd like to try it and let me know what can be made better please check out this site: http://tibiawiki.toolbar.fm It got an RSS reader showing newly added pages, box to search on TibiaWiki and menu with links to usefull TibiaWiki pages.

→  « Alreth »  « Talk »  « Contributions »  ← 18:18, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Monaco Skin

Hullo! I am Kirkburn, your friendly local Wikia Gaming Helper!

We are switching over all the default skins (for anon users) to our new skin "Monaco" this week. Most of the big wikis have already switched (i.e WoWWiki, Wookieepedia Dofus and FFXIclopedia.

It is now the main actively developed Wikia platform. As a successor to Quartz, it comes with even more customizability - you can find out more on w:c:inside:Monaco Skin Customization, where you can also find out info about the new features and widgets available. I have taken the liberty of already creating your MediaWiki:Monaco-sidebar, but you can customize it much further with more links.

An admin can set the default site skin via the skin section on Special:Preferences, or by editing MediaWiki:AdminSkin. If users wish to see another skin than the default, they can untick "See custom wiki skins (recommended)" on the same page.

We really want wikis to move on to Monaco partly because it's more awesome than Quartz and partly as it is where the bulk of our resources are currently aimed :) Please report any problems or questions with Monaco here Kirkburn (talk) 01:24, 8 April 2008 (UTC) and angies@fandom (talk) 00:29, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


Hello, I want to give some feedback on the new skin. I think it's quite good, much improved since you gave the beta version. But there are still some issues. For instance, I can't find the 'Report problem' button anymore. Where is it placed? Or is it deleted? The menu on the left is a very good improvement, but I also have one question about it. The button 'Community > Featured users' has a list of users. How does the script indicate how high users are set in this list? Most edits or something? Keep up the good job :)
Thanks in advance,

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Credits º  ^^ 12:37, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

The Report a Problem link is in the footer section of main namespace articles (not available on pages in other namespaces). As for featured users, it uses some ranking system that scores the user's overall activity on the wiki, and the user must have a userpage (non-red link) in order to be listed. -User:PanSola(talk/history) 18:23, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Ok thanks for replying, I found the report problem link now. And the featured users I also understand now :) Thanks.

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Credits º  ^^ 18:38, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Optimizing the usage of DPL

Hi folks, I'm PanSola, a Wikia Helper. I am dropping by to chat about DPL (Dynamic Page List) usage practices. This site is among one of the most popular Wikia wikis that use a large number of DPL calls, and as DPL queries can sometimes pose quit a load on the servers, being careful with the usage of DPL can help improve the general user experience at Wikia.

One of the most simple ways to reduce the demand of DPL on the servers is to enable caching of the results. The more often a page with DPL calls get viewed, the greater the effect caching has. And so on a popular wiki such as this one, enabling caching is likely to help reduce the server load quite a bit.

Unfortunately there is a downside: caching means the results won't immediately update when information on the wiki changes. Sometimes the information can be out of sync by several hours. If you are worried about technical accuracy, you can place a note warning the visitors "new changes may not be updated immediately". For mission-critical usages of DPL that are time-sensitive such that any delay is unacceptable, enabling caching wouldn't be a good idea.

I'll drop by again later with more tips on how to improve server performance via optimizing DPL usage. If you have any questions, concerns, or think it's a good idea but need help implementing the change, feel free to discuss here. If you need a fast response from me, please ping me on my talk page (but still keep the main discussion here, so everything is in one place). Thanks. (you can also check out more tips here). -User:PanSola(talk/history) 18:27, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi all, just dropping by to bump the conversation a bit, and making sure you guys are ok with me dropping suggestions here (-: -User:PanSola(talk/history) 18:32, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. I think I know quite a few pages with dpl lists which could be cached. But how do you do that? Could you explain or else give a link? thanks in advance :)

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Credits º  ^^ 18:36, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Heya, glad to know the above method is applicable here! To enable caching, just make sure to add this parameter:
allowcachedresults=true
in the DPL call. Official documentation on it is at [1].
Another thing to consider with DPL's, is "exactly how dynamic" is the list? If you have a page where the list only changes a tiny bit every other month, and it's a heavily visited page, then perhaps considering maintaining the list manually can reduce server load even further than enabling DPL cache. If it's a heavily utilized page by many people, then there's less fear of the page being out of date if maintained manually. Conversely, if it's a lightly visited page, then the benefits gained from doing a manual list is smaller, and with less people keeping an eye on the page it might not be updated as quickly. So it's up to you guys to decide which lists might be worth maintained manually, and with which pages/templates the benefits of the dynamic nature of the list is greater.
I'll drop by again sometime later again to check if you need help, and offer another tip (don't want to overwhelm you all at once d-: ). Let me know if you have any questions! -User:PanSola(talk/history) 19:02, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

The list of pages with DPL calls

Heya, here's a list of pages on the wiki that are using DPL calls. I hope this helps you check which ones are less time-sensitive, or are fairly static lists that can be updated manually instead of using DPL.

If you need help with anything, feel free to drop me a note on my talk page! -User:PanSola(talk/history) 17:53, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

I have deleted/removed some minor ones which weren't even used, could we get an updated list? And how much of an improvement is this going to prove to be, exactly? -- Sixorish 15:51, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Welcoming new users

Hey everyone!

I was recently browsing the recent changes and I noticed a bunch of red links on talk pages. Welcome messages help new users get started and we have found that they are one of the single best things that you can do to encourage new editors to return and contribute more frequently. I'm not saying that you need to spend a lot of time personalizing welcome messages for every new user who registers, but I think that it would be a really good idea for you to consider adding a welcome template and adding it whenever you see a red link to a user's talk page in Recent Changes. If you want some help getting started, you can even grab our welcome template here.

Let me know if you have any questions! --KyleH@fandom (talk) 22:58, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikia Gaming Giveaway

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to stop by to make sure that you know about a contest that we're running on Wikia Gaming. We're sending two people that have at least 50 edits to Penny Arcade Expo this August. In case you didn't know, Penny Arcade Expo is a big gaming convention that has kind of replaced E3 as the prominent consumer gaming convention in the US. All of the big gaming companies will be showing off their new games, plus there are tournaments, panel discussions, and all sorts of other cool stuff.

Check it out all the details on the giveaway page.

Good luck! --KyleH@fandom (talk) 23:08, 9 June 2008 (UTC)


Yes, but what you forget to say in your fancy promotion talks is that you need to be a US citizen and at least 18 years old. Besides, I think every decent wiki editor has more than 50 edits. So what's the purpose of that rule?

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Credits º  ^^ 13:32, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, yes ... we have to restrict to to US Residents. The 50-edit rule is simply to restrict it to editors rather than just someone who walked in for the contest; however, we have reduced it to 20-edits to expand eligibility some. --KyleH@fandom (talk) 18:17, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Main Page and Monaco

Hey all! I started a discussion about the TibiaWiki main page, as well as Monaco, at Talk:Main Page. I'd appreciate any feedback that you're able to provide. --KyleH@fandom (talk) 21:21, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

New parser

So, I hear you want to use the new parser/preprocessor - before that can be switched on, I need you to make sure it's not going to break everything :) There are a few pages to help you check:

Thanks! Kirkburn (talk) 12:37, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


Who requested that for us? Why do we need it? Is it for the upload page restriction problem?

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Admins º  ^^ 12:53, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


I ran into a problem when using templates on the english and dutch wiki, so I contacted Kirkburn. He said the problem was "caused" by the old parser. We will have to update eventually, since all projects hosted on wikia will switch.

That's why we "need" it, we have enough time to test our templates and other pages now, and if needed, change them accordingly. Switching to the new parser could break alot of things, so we need to test that.

The uploading restriction was "fixed" yesterday, see w:Forum:MediaWiki_1.13_upgrade#Lowering_upload_rights

--Temahk (TalkContribs) 13:06, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


As far as the templates go, I see no big changes ahead of us. it's mostly just mw-redirect changes. though DPL doesn't seem to work using ParserDiffTest, on the before or after. -- Sixorish 13:09, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


I can verify the above. Tested all the Infobox templates (these are most used) and 3 pages of each which use these templates.. All worked, only thing changing is that mw-redirect class thingie. Also tested some other populair pages (Did You Know, Allusions, Creatures), they didn't break either.

I can also confirm {{#dpl:}} doesn't work using the ParserDiffTest, nor does <imagemap> or <spoiler>. But I guess this is because they are extensions, and not parsed by "just the parser".

--Temahk (TalkContribs) 18:41, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

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