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Nyastara

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  • Hey, where did you get some of those extra credits you added? Because it wasn't in rubyshoe's final post, I've actually PM'd Fiona to confirm them and don't want to risk the wiki's accuracy.

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  • Welcome back~

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  • Hey, I know it's been a long while since you last logged in but thought I would leave this anyway. I wanted to know, under what information you added the biome "Desert" to the Sunrise and Sunset dragons' pages? I'm trying to work out if it was an error on the part of users or if the biomes got changed at a later date (so I can add that to the article). Thanks and hope all is well! :)

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    • I added the desert biome to their pages back when I was trying to sync all biomes we had on the wiki with the "Where's that dragon? Which Biome?" topic on the forums. :) But I think that with the Encyclopedia, we now have a much better "biome guide" when it comes to things like this. ^_^;

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  • So it's been almost a month since my last reply to the message; I've done the suggested changes to the template box. I'd really like to get this project moving forward so it can be implemented alongside the new infoboxes- please let me know what you think of the updated design and if you agree that we're ready to move forward (MisunderstoodDreamer has been invited to this convo too), as it's been a long time that the feature has been placed on the DC site, and the wiki really needs to catch up. Cheers!

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    • I've added another infobox to the same page that has a larger egg description under it so you can see as a preview. Maybe I pay too much attention to detail, but the long string of text reaches out further than the box's bars, breaking the bar's illusion of separation and visually symmetry. Likewise, while this long description means the two lines of text don't look that different length-wise, other shorter descriptions may have one or two words that create a new line, having a super-long line of text above and then a couple of words below it that again breaks that symmetry. The "Hover" line text forms a great triangle shape with the bar below and egg on top, not to mention will allow uniformity across all articles. Am I being a quack or does someone else notice this too? o___o

      Hmm, I'm not sure what to add to it really, and I see where you're coming from. But if we make the button something extravagant, doesn't that defeat the purpose of having the nice Encyclopedia template hidden in the button? (If that makes sense- I know the button is to hide the long line of text, but it also encompasses the 'pretty' part of the template meant to show it off which is what you want to add to the button.) Maybe making the button bigger using margin padding if that's possible? (Looking up some stuff at the moment, perhaps I can make a custom button or something...)

      I'm thinking that after the main kinks of the templates are smoothed out, that we take this all to the forums and get members to comment on what they think. I'm still learning about the community role aspect wiki admins play and forget about it sometimes as a result, but I think it would be good to get more community involvement in the projects we under take :)

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    • Sorry it's been so long; take another look at the article now :) There's a new button and section for the Encyclo. entry. The button's not that flash so as not to detract from the Encyclo. template graphics but big enough to attract attention so people will be drawn to open it up. I'm undecided on the font though.

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  • Took me long enough, but I finished a prototype box to display Encyclopedia info in- Link!
    I think it looks best when placed under the Adult description section of a dragon article. I've asked Taliseth to have a peak at this prototype as I really liked their new infobox (which we can implement at the same time we introduce the final encyclopedia box as the infobox has the elemental affinities info that the encyclopedia box won't have).

    Thoughts? Comments, suggestions? Also, should we attach a category to this template for "dragons with encyclopedia entries" (a shorter name?)?

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    • I really like the design, but there are two things I would suggest:

      • Changing the width of the box and the header, since the maximum article width is 700 px. (http://i59.tinypic.com/35cekr7.jpg)
      • Using another font, because it's a little bit difficult to read and users with bad eye sight could have problems with it. (I personally love Gothic/Medieval fonts)

      About the placement in the article:
      With adding the box beneath the adult description users would see a massive load of text at the top of the page, where I personally think only the basic information schould get displayed, such as intro, info box, descriptions and sprites. Therefor I would suggest to add the box between the "egg sequence" and the "additional information".

      Adding a category:
      The only category I would add to the template is the Category:Article management templates. For dragons with additional encyclopedia information I would add a category to their article, like "Encyclopedia".

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    • My thoughts at present are pretty much identical to Nyastara's in every way.

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    • Ok I will work on fixing the points you made- thanks for the feedback! And sorry for the confusion, I meant attaching a category to the template that would add the article to that category, not about specific categories for the template itself :P So I'm well in accordance with your comment there.

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    • Sorry for the long wait guys, but the box has been updated :) Width now falls under 700px, and the font has been changed for a more simpler one.

      In addition, I've taken the raw code and tried it in previews of dragon articles to see where it can best be placed. If placed between Egg Seq. and Additional Info., then it will require it's own heading like ==Encyclopedia Information==. I realise that this implementation kinda makes the title bar redundant, so I propose adding the Encylo. box to the top of the Additional Info. section, with added info from the artist(s) following after the box.

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  • Let me know if you can save the banner with the text on it- if so, can you replace the one I uploaded? I'm not sure if it's just me but the text is separate from the image, might just be my browser.

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    • Hey there, I replaced the banner you uploaded with the one with text on it. Don't worry it has nothing to do with your browser, TJ just doesn't include the text to the image anymore. Therefor I save the image, plus make a screenshot of the banner with the text and then line them up in photoshop and then cut the text from the screenshot and add it to the "bare" release banner. Voila, release banner with transparent background. ;)

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    • You're a smart cookie Nyastara :D Thanks for that!!

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  • Hi.

    With the name of Gray Dragon breed now officially (sort, encylopaedia name, and breed description) being "Storm Dragon", I tried to reflect that on here. I've used Special:WhatLinksHere/Gray Dragon to change most of the non-redirect links already, and changed the alphabetical ordering on pages where this is the case. Unfortunately, the "Storm Dragon" redirect was edited after its creation, making it impossible for me to move the Gray Dragon page there myself. This, and the changing of the redirects associated with the current name, are all that needs doing now, as far as I can see.

    Thanks.

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    • Oh, and the file names as well, but I couldn't have done anything about those anyway.

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    • Thanks for reminding me on this- saw someone made the edit to the description a while back but had forgotten about needing to change the actual article name. Thanks so much for making all the changes on the wiki- I'll swap around the article names as you've said and get to changing the file names too :)

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    • Right that should be all the name changes done :) If you happen to find a broken file link anywhere though, you can find the correct file names on the article itself to change it. There are some sprites though, and some pages, where I've retained the Gray name because they were past events and at the time of the event, that was the name they were known by. They all redirect to the Storm Dragon article though. Thanks again for your help on this AnselaJonla (and for reminding me haha)!

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  • I don't know if it's just me, but the Rosebud Dragon doesn't appear listed in Dolphinsong's or Nakase's category despite having those categories added to its article...

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    • Yep you're right they didn't showed up on their category pages. So I went to the article removed and then readded the categories and tadaa the article now shows up on both categories. :)

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    • Nice going :D I didn't want to get fiddling in case it was just me/my browser :P

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  • I completely forgot about the Easter event (presume it'll start on Sunday?), I'm going to start creating the March release articles now so that the CBR page can be prepared for the event. Just double check I don't forget to add them on any pages :P I've put them under Uncommon rarity for the time being, as I can see that every 5min drop does bring a bunch out but they are appearing as rare because they get snatched up so fast because of their novelty. Perhaps you might have a better idea as to their rarity or can change it in time?

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    • I cleared cache, cookies, used another browser and PC. But it's not just that, I have some wiki applications wich normally get applied to all wikis except to this one... so I contacted wikia about this and they told me that it's an issue with the java script coding. Therefor I will have to check the coding there...

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    • Okay I fixed it. XD

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  • Right, so we need to discuss and make a decision on the formatting policies of Encyclopedia entries on dragon articles as well as how & when we're going to implement Taliseth's new infoboxes.

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