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I've been curious of this for quite a while . . . why do our TOCs auto-collapse and only display one level of headings, being permanently collapsed for all sub-headings? Category talk:Active administrators of this wiki/Archive 2012-13 will show what I mean. It never used to be like this. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 16:34, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

I've no clue! Sorry, MarkDilley
It was because of these 2 edits by me in order to deal with User_talk:Zhuyifei1999#Template:TOCright if this is correct. It is possible to expand the TOC with the [+] button on the left (for a single heading) or with some class= attributes (for a single page). If this does more damage than what it fixed, feel free to revert. --YiFei | talk 03:33, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Would you mind undoing the appropriate edit(s) yourself? I'm not sure which one is the one needing the undoing, and I don't want to break anything else :-/ Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 23:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
 Done Just disabled toctree. Some may look better, some may be uglier. --YiFei | talk 00:04, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikindex.com

I suggest that Mark or Raymond try to get this Domain and forward it to http://wikiindex.org ASAP.Manorainjan (talk) 22:14, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

I would probably wait till it dropped, and did you see on the CommunityPortal - Ray talking about changing the wiki to Index.Wiki or something using the .Wiki TLD? ~~ MarkDilley
The one got nothing to do with the other. I do not mean to move, just to get another domain and to forward to this one, whatever 'this one' may be at that moment. If WikiIndex moves to index.wiki I would still get/keep wikindex.com and forward to index.wiki Manorainjan (talk) 10:04, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Awesome, feel free to grab it! :-) ~~ MarkDilley
I will not acquire another domain, got more than enough already. Best would be to form a public charity which will hold all relevant domains.Manorainjan (talk) 15:54, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

What defines "active"?

Are there any rules how to get, keep and loose admin rights here on the Index? Manorainjan (talk) 14:43, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

If you want admin rights, you can ask if you want! Though in my very humble opinion, I personally prefer that folks 'earn their stripes'. I think I was nominated (without ever asking) after being a prolific editor here for about 9 months; yet others seemed to have asked for it and got it from virtually day one (not really the best way, as it can cause friction). Keeping those rights is generally a given – I know of only one to lose their admin rights, but then she did quite blatantly abuse said rights, and created a lot of animosity, and drove away a couple of very good editors. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 20:28, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I definitely do not want to become admin! I'm wondering what active means, because there are admins listed which did not visit this Wiki within years. Manorainjan (talk) 20:37, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
OK! ;-/
I guess you are comparing sysops listed in this category against our MediaWiki listing? I don't think there is any hard and fast rule. I'm aware of one admin who barely edits these days, but regularly 'checks in' to make sure all is in order. Do you have anyone in mind who ought to be trimmed from this category? Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 21:58, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
You do a lot of guessing ;-) Why I'm asking is, because what I have in my mind how frequent an admin should show up or how contactable an admin should be differs widely from what I see here. Because of my idea what is the requirement I also do not want to become admin because I wouldn't fulfill it. I prefer to have my active phase here, while I have some time and then I got different things to do.Manorainjan (talk) 23:10, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, I got it! In reality, we are volunteers here, and so we arn't 'contracted' to be available on WikiIndex for X-amount of hours or days. Remember, we all have RealLives which can sometimes get in the way of our WikiIndex 'duties' :ppp Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 11:17, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Funny place to be for an image

AsiaCommons_logo-topbann1.jpg Asia Commons AsiaCommonsWikiLogo.JPG AsiaCommons logo-topbann1.jpg


http://wikiindex.org/index.php?title=Asia_Commons&diff=prev&oldid=26331

Maybe someone can create a bot which can correct this kind of mistake. That could save hundrets of edits. Manorainjan (talk) 01:12, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Please elaborate I don't understand what the mistake is here. Koavf (talk) 06:15, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
When You look at the DIFF I linked to above, You see Sean Fennel replacing 'wiki_logo=' Image:AsiaCommons logo-topbann1.jpg which was correct, with http://www.wikiindex.com/images/c/ce/AsiaCommons_logo-topbann1.jpg which would most likely be the server side location of the thumbnail of the correct logo picture. Therefore the file-page does not "know" that the logo is used by anyone. It looks deserted and may be deleted. Recently I marked several such pages as {{delete| unused}} which I now think should not be deleted until the funny links are corrected. I hope that can be done by a bot. The notorious inactive-template may have its aggravating effect on the confusion. Manorainjan (talk) 21:38, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Are we sure to convert image urls into image links? I see there was a consensus not to do so in 2006. --YiFei | talk 17:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I see not the least reason why this 'work' was done. And I see tons of reason why one should never do so. I assume that one problem which could not be fixed properly was covered up by another anomaly which now causes more problems as to be expected whenever one does not do the 'right' thing. So, anybody who can explain why one wanted to create a bot that was to mess with the image URLs? Actually what I was upon was to ask for a bot who would reverse the mess. Manorainjan (talk) 19:46, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Many years ago, but I am remembering why Sean Fennel wanted to do this. It links directly to the wiki instead of the image file, making it a better experience for folks. I think we can now add something like "url link =" for file format, so it isn't as big of a concern, sending people to image file pages. Even though this is a Template:Inactive wiki now, the image link works like I described: Attitude Foods Wiki. ~~ MarkDilley
Some of the conversation is here http://wikiindex.org/User_talk:SeanBot#work_for_your_bot and right below it, the talk about hard linking. ~~ MarkDilley
Would these bot edits be okay for you guys? (File usage shown & logo links to target wiki) I will run this over Category:All. --YiFei | talk 23:45, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
For me that is fine, because the image-page now lists the Wiki page where the logo is used. — preceding unsigned comment added by Manorainjan (talkcontribs) – 00:31, 21 August 2014‎.
Any objections to start this task on August 23? --YiFei | talk 23:54, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support ~~ MarkDilley

YiFei - your bot test looks fine in principle, but I ask two questions.

  1. Can you omit the |link= — I would much prefer to be able to click on the logo, and it go to the page file here on WikiIndex (otherwise, how else can we have a direct link to our own files?). The big-text title next to the logo is more than adequate to link to the wiki.
  2. Can you amend the edit summary? Something like [[User:YiFeiBot|YiFeiBot]] (owned by [[YiFei]]) replaced bare URL of uploaded logo to [[wikilink]] of logo??

If you can do those alterations, then run another small batch of say 10, then we can see how that works out. If we agree, then you can unleash your bot!! ;-)))) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 23:20, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Sure, 10 test edits. --YiFei | talk 23:54, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
I would much rather a logo link directly to the source. I think it is a fair use of their property and it is better for the person web browsing than to end up on a page about an image file. I don't see that adding anything to the project. Even though it is a Wikipedia / MediaWiki standard. I am open to a group consensus though ( I was thrilled about YiFei's suggestion I must say! :-). ~~ MarkDilley
I like HoofHearted's suggestion about an edit summary, here is my diff: [[User:YiFeiBot|YiFeiBot]] (operated with community consent by [[YiFei]]) replaced bare URL of uploaded logo to [[wikilink]] of logo ~~ MarkDilley
I think it's perfect to leave the linking of the logo as is, to the picture page here. And first of all, I only wanted the unorthodox URL of the Logo to get back to normal. But if You are thinking of different targets, then I suggest to let the target of the Wiki-URL open in another tab/window. I do not think, that most people who click on the name of the Wiki want to leave WiniIndex at that point. Everybody who edits the Entry dos not. I think, all links to external should open in another window b default. But that's another discussion! Manorainjan (talk) 01:33, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
ahhhh, I like that! ~~ MarkDilley
So, do I go with |link= or not? --YiFei | talk 10:33, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg SupportManorainjan (talk) 22:59, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


@Manorainjan, Sean, Mark: Last thing: Do I go with |link= or not? --YiFei | talk 06:50, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

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