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Lex, just dropping you a note to say you're doing a great job so far -- also to make it clear to posterity that the wording of my user page predates the wording of yours... ;) --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 21:53, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
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All entries pre 14/05/08 [[User talk:Agent Lex/Archive|archived]]!
  
Lex - replaced the image with a CC licenced one from Flickr and added the author/licence info.. --[[User:Masonreloaded|Masonreloaded]]
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Hi, sorry to be a pain, could you please replace the code I asked you to put into [[MediaWiki:Common.js]] with the new stuff I just posted on its talk page. Sorry :( I was given the wrong code so its not working. No rush, its definately not an urgent one! {{User:Percephene/sig}} <span style="color:#FF3399"><small>08:28, 28 May 2008</small></span>
  
Awesome job fixing the [[Shows calendar]] [I may retract that if it breaks ;) ]. Good going! --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 13:58, 6 April 2008 (EDT)
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Hey, Lex. Time for another request that forces you to dig into Mediawiki. Is there any chance you could put footnotes (<nowiki><ref></nowiki> tags) support into JoCopedia? It's really only for one page: [[Jonathan Coulton]] (my work-in-progress is at [[User:Wesley/Jonathan Coulton]]). Hope you agree, and sorry for the bother! &mdash; <span style="font-variant:small-caps">[[User:Wesley|Wesley]]</span> | 14:15, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
  
Lex, I would be be glad to be a moderator --[[User:Masonreloaded|Masonreloaded]]
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: Rereading the discussion at [[Talk:Jonathan Coulton]], it seems that Bry has looked up the name of the extension. According to Bry, it's [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite/Cite.php mw:Extension:Cite/Cite.php]. &mdash; <span style="font-variant:small-caps">[[User:Wesley|Wesley]]</span> | 14:24, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
  
Mod me, baby. --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 15:38, 7 April 2008 (EDT)
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: Sorry Lex, but I'm going to need your help yet again. The little (non-ASCII) arrows in reference lists break pages. [[User:Wesley/Jonathan Coulton#References]] breaks, for example. I think a workaround would be to use http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite/Cite.php#Set_references_to_use_.5E_and_letters_like_Wikipedia. Would you mind making that edit as an experiment? &mdash; <span style="font-variant:small-caps">[[User:Wesley|Wesley]]</span> | 16:04, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
  
-Read and commented on both [[JoCopedia talk:Editing guidelines/Shows|Shows]] and [[JoCopedia talk:Editing guidelines/Songs|Songs]] Guidelines. --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 15:56, 7 April 2008 (EDT)
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:: I've done that, let's see if it works. --[[User:Agent Lex|Lex]] <small>([[User talk:Agent Lex|talk]] - [[Special:Contributions/Agent Lex|contribs]])</small> 05:57, 31 May 2008 (EDT)
  
As you'd probably guessed, I'm power-hungry enough to want in on this moderation thing. (And I've read the editing guidelines.) --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 18:07, 7 April 2008 (EDT)
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::: Thanks Lex! Works like a charm. I've just dropped that test page into the actual [[Jonathan Coulton]] page. &mdash; <span style="font-variant:small-caps">[[User:Wesley|Wesley]]</span> | 06:33, 31 May 2008 (EDT)
  
Hey Lex, can we get a left hand side link for the calendar?  I was adding May's shows to it, and I have to go to the main page and hunt down the link in the text each time. --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 15:54, 15 April 2008 (EDT)
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Hey, Lex, sorry to bug you -- I've got some ideas for the sidebar, and I'd be glad if you'd look them over and implement them if you like -- see [[MediaWiki talk:Sidebar]]. --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 02:03, 17 June 2008 (EDT)
  
Three things:
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== RSS extension ==
# The server settings are such that I can't upload any files (the folder's not writeable). Don't know if you have control over that (probably not), but could you take care of that? (It's so much fun to be able to shuttle technical issues to someone else for a change!)
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No worries -- I suggested embedding an RSS feed as a potential solution to Percephene's problem, but if it doesn't seem to be a big deal to her, it probably isn't worth the trouble trying to fix it. Thanks, though! --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 03:33, 27 June 2008 (EDT)
# I do love the WikiProject idea, and I am suggesting that [[WikiProject:Shows]] be the next one to be created -- MitchO's already doing most of the tasks, but it might be nice to have an "official" list of what needs to be done. See forum thread for my thoughts...
 
# Congrats, seriously, on getting this made official -- you've done a great job so far, and you definitely deserve all the credit for it. I really appreciate all the work you've put into this!
 
--[[User:Bry|Bry]] 03:17, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
 
:Hey, thanks for getting the uploading problem straightened out! By the way, uploading files doesn't seem to pull up a captcha for me any more -- not that I mind not having to decipher and type characters, but I don't know if that's the expected behavior. --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 03:58, 19 April 2008 (EDT)
 
:: Oh, okay -- my mistake. I'm okay with captchas not being required for file uploads. Even when I'm logged in [as moderator, let me add ;) ] I get captchas when I've added an external link, though. That what you had in mind? --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 11:16, 19 April 2008 (EDT)
 
::: I gotta say .. Captcha is driving me NUTS. --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 22:22, 20 April 2008 (EDT)
 
  
Lex, something broke the WikiProject:Lyrics page.  It's the cell formatting so I'd rather not even try to futz with your work. --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 19:05, 22 April 2008 (EDT)
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== Recent changes ==
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Hey, Lex, have you been following [[User:SockyBot]]'s [http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/index.php/Special:Contributions/SockyBot contributions]? --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 18:53, 5 July 2008 (EDT)
  
Hey, Lex -- lots of interesting things happening. Do I have deletion rights? (If not, can I get them?) Hope you're not too swamped -- let me know if there's anything I can do. --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 14:55, 23 April 2008 (EDT)
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== Botonization ==
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Hello from my cryptically named bot account. could you make it a bot please, cheers. --[[User:BenSbot|BenS]] 12:12, 2 August 2008 (EDT)
  
I did a few [[User:Adys/Dev|changes]] to [[Template:SongNav]] to hopefully make it prettier - Could you tell me what you think of them? If it's good, I'll probably work a bit on a few other templates. [[User:Adys|Adys]] 15:16, 23 April 2008 (EDT)
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== Sortable Tables ==
 
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I have been using sortable tables in the Show Statistics project, for it to work on this wiki a bit of javascript needs to be added to [[MediaWiki:Common.js]]. This can be found [http://ge.pythonmoo.co.uk/uniarg/index.php/MediaWiki:Common.js here]. Once that is done and a Category made for the pages I will run the bot and the pages will go live. I know you have been following but here are two examples of tables my bot has made: [http://ge.pythonmoo.co.uk/uniarg/index.php/Code_Monkey/Concerts] [http://ge.pythonmoo.co.uk/uniarg/index.php/First_of_May/Concerts]. Thanks in advance for adding the code. If you want the official page rather than the wiki I am using as a playground it is [[wikipedia:m:Help:Sorting|Help:Sorting]].  --[[User:BenS|BenS]] 10:52, 13 August 2008 (EDT)
Hey, Lex, thanks for the deletion rights, and I'm happy to serve on the welcoming committee. You've probably got enough on your plate, but I'd be glad for your input on the "[[Fan Projects]]" page and [[Talk:Fan Projects|discussion]]. --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 00:44, 24 April 2008 (EDT)
 
 
 
;[[Template:Snav]]
 
[[User:Adys/Dev|What do you think?]] - Snav will make it easier to create new templates of the kind (take a look at the code). [[User:Adys|Adys]] 10:46, 24 April 2008 (EDT)
 
 
 
Hey, Lex, sorry to take so long to get back to you. Thanks for protection rights; I'll take a look at the help:editing, but no promises -- might be quicker to pull Wikipedia's for the time being. (At some point, we need to all sit down and figure out what the various help pages should look like / include, and how they should be organized. The [[Editing guidelines]] make little to no sense, and it's irritating to me but I haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.) On an unrelated note, how would you feel about having a "Talk:Mods" or something? Mitch, you, and I could all have it on our watchlists, and people could drop a note there with questions or things they want done but don't have rights for -- then whoever saw it first could edit the page to say he's dealing with it. --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 22:20, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
 
:The page I suggested is created, at [[JoCopedia:Moderators]]. Will you add it to your watch list? --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 23:36, 29 April 2008 (EDT)
 
 
 
Hi, Lex. I'd like to replace the contents of [[Template:SongDetails]] with the contents of [[User:Wesley/SongDetails]], but I feel that I should run it by you before I do so. The sample is still up at [[Template talk:SongDetails]]. Thanks! &mdash; <span style="font-variant:small-caps">[[User:Wesley|Wesley]]</span> | 07:16, 30 April 2008 (EDT)
 
 
 
Hey Lex, I was wondering if I could get my test bot, [[User:WesBot|WesBot]], to be classified as a bot in this wiki. Right now, all it does is remove the SongNav bar from every page in [[:Category:Songs]]. Still, if I let it do that for each song page, that would clog up the recent changes page pretty quick. Thanks in advance, and I hope to get a quick writeup of how-to-make-a-bot up later this week. &mdash; <span style="font-variant:small-caps">[[User:Wesley|Wesley]]</span> | 07:49, 5 May 2008 (EDT)
 
 
 
== videos moved ==
 
 
 
OK, I get it now.  I didn't understand what he was talking about before, and to be honest that box at the top of the songs pages with the links to "lyrics" and "videos" and whatnot didn't even register for me.  I looked at the main body of the page, with the "Trivia" and the enigmatic "Themes", didn't see anything about videos, so figured it needed to be added there.
 
 
 
== how to edit images on song pages ==
 
 
 
What's the secret to editing the image on a song page?  There are some that have placeholders, and I can update them to show Len's VTAW pic if I knew how.
 
: I've given an answer over at [[User talk:Spiff]], but feel free to correct any mistakes or misconceptions. (Which is to say, in all, Spiff left a note on my talk page and Mitch responded, then Spiff left a note on my talk page and Lex responded, and now Spiff leaves a note on Lex's talk page and I respond. Hurray for mod teamwork!) --[[User:Bry|Bry]] 18:03, 24 April 2008 (EDT)
 
 
 
== themes ==
 
That's *EXACTLY* what I'm looking for, Lex. I understand that "Cover songs" may not be the best theme, but it was an easy way to get the ball rolling and test it out. My feeling is that once we have some themes listed, it may help people use already existing categories rather than a sprawling mess, and it may succeed at the intended goal. Woot!  --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 11:52, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
 
:I take it back, it's not perfect yet. It links to the Category page, but doesn't add the song to the category. Check out [[Re Your Brains]]. --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 11:55, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
 
::And in another edition of "responding to yourself theatre", I see what it is: You actually added "Sing A Longs" to the bottom of Sweet Caroline. Here's what I was hoping/envisioned: Not having the themes repeated on the bottom, but instead get added to the category/group because of the listing in "Themes". This way, we can have "Christmas" listed in themes, but NOT have to duplicate the listing in categories, and still have the user be able to click and see the sub-category "Christmas" and find the three songs. --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 12:00, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
 
:::I think I got the way to do it, Lex.  I checked out our godfather, the TMBG wiki, and it appears all their themes just link to a new page which is categorized under "Themes".  It means that each theme is going to be a "regular page", but they should all list properly under <nowiki>[[Category:Themes]]</nowiki>, which is my ultimate goal.  I created a WikiProject for the idea as well, see if you agree with my reasoning/statement.  --[[User:MitchO|MitchO]] 12:25, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
 

Latest revision as of 09:52, 13 August 2008

All entries pre 14/05/08 archived!

Hi, sorry to be a pain, could you please replace the code I asked you to put into MediaWiki:Common.js with the new stuff I just posted on its talk page. Sorry :( I was given the wrong code so its not working. No rush, its definately not an urgent one! ~ Percephene ~ talk contribs 08:28, 28 May 2008

Hey, Lex. Time for another request that forces you to dig into Mediawiki. Is there any chance you could put footnotes (<ref> tags) support into JoCopedia? It's really only for one page: Jonathan Coulton (my work-in-progress is at User:Wesley/Jonathan Coulton). Hope you agree, and sorry for the bother! — Wesley | 14:15, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

Rereading the discussion at Talk:Jonathan Coulton, it seems that Bry has looked up the name of the extension. According to Bry, it's mw:Extension:Cite/Cite.php. — Wesley | 14:24, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
Sorry Lex, but I'm going to need your help yet again. The little (non-ASCII) arrows in reference lists break pages. User:Wesley/Jonathan Coulton#References breaks, for example. I think a workaround would be to use http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite/Cite.php#Set_references_to_use_.5E_and_letters_like_Wikipedia. Would you mind making that edit as an experiment? — Wesley | 16:04, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
I've done that, let's see if it works. --Lex (talk - contribs) 05:57, 31 May 2008 (EDT)
Thanks Lex! Works like a charm. I've just dropped that test page into the actual Jonathan Coulton page. — Wesley | 06:33, 31 May 2008 (EDT)

Hey, Lex, sorry to bug you -- I've got some ideas for the sidebar, and I'd be glad if you'd look them over and implement them if you like -- see MediaWiki talk:Sidebar. --Bry 02:03, 17 June 2008 (EDT)

RSS extension[edit]

No worries -- I suggested embedding an RSS feed as a potential solution to Percephene's problem, but if it doesn't seem to be a big deal to her, it probably isn't worth the trouble trying to fix it. Thanks, though! --Bry 03:33, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

Recent changes[edit]

Hey, Lex, have you been following User:SockyBot's contributions? --Bry 18:53, 5 July 2008 (EDT)

Botonization[edit]

Hello from my cryptically named bot account. could you make it a bot please, cheers. --BenS 12:12, 2 August 2008 (EDT)

Sortable Tables[edit]

I have been using sortable tables in the Show Statistics project, for it to work on this wiki a bit of javascript needs to be added to MediaWiki:Common.js. This can be found here. Once that is done and a Category made for the pages I will run the bot and the pages will go live. I know you have been following but here are two examples of tables my bot has made: [1] [2]. Thanks in advance for adding the code. If you want the official page rather than the wiki I am using as a playground it is Help:Sorting. --BenS 10:52, 13 August 2008 (EDT)