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KettleMeetPot

aka Chow

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  • I live in Melbourne, Australia
  • I was born on September 9
  • I am Male

Hello, , and welcome to my Wall!

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  • Hey there!

    So, I was snooping around here to see if I had missed any pages that might be necessary to delete over on the Spanish Wiki as well, but it seems that after a few seconds of checking the archived discussions on the "Votes for deletion" page, it pops me back to this page. Any idea why that is?

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    • Yes, one of the js functions for the page is inadvertently redirecting back to the "Votes for deletion" page. I have amended the script, so this should cease being a problem upon approval by staff.

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    • Alright, sounds good. By the way, on a somewhat related matter, I decided it's time I learn JS. I'm trying out "codeacademy", but I was wondering where you learned. Was it hard? Or is it relatively easy like CSS? It definitely looks a bit more intimidating and from the looks of it, you can do a hell lot more than just change colors and add images :P

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    • Haha, it can definitely be used to do many weird and wonderful things. From the top of my head, I've dealt in animations, asynchronous loading of content, user interfaces, a mapping tool, and used it to communicate specific instructions to wikia's API to send and receive specific backend information from their servers. It is indeed very useful.

      I didn't necessarily learn from any one place, I picked up the general syntax and basic functions by reviewing all sorts of scripts on Avatar wiki back in its heyday and wikia in general. I used W3schools for basic reference if I needed to look up or review stuff. The best thing about javascript on mediawiki sites is that they allow use of the Jquery library, which makes writing javascript functions at least an order of magnitude easier and far more practical. If you look closely at all of our shorter scripts, every single one has logical flow to them - the difficult part is understanding the syntax and what everything means.

      I won't lie and say it's easy, but if you start now and keep at it, and use it solve simple problems for people as you go, you should get the hang of it fast. It's like learning a language, the more you use it, the more you learn, the more vocabulary you get, the more you can hold a conversation (in this case, solve more complex problems) and so on. Anyway, use W3schools, it's great, and look up "Jquery documentation" on google if you want the unabridged version.

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    • Wow. This really sounds like a lot of fun. I get what you mean by reviewing and playing around; that's how I learned CSS. However, I always approached JS differently because I always imagined it would be so much more complex, but in the end, I guess it really comes down to practicing like crazy.

      Thank you for this!

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  • I'm not sure wether you're the right admin to contact over this, but we'd like to request this thread

    http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:1370206#221

    closed. We're all compulsive debaters and this debate is going nowhere, so we'd ask you to remove the temptation of continuing this otherwise everlasting shade-throwing!

    Signed,

    Implord

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  • How detailed should the map be when it comes to including temporary locations such as Zuko's campsite and Earth Empire factory? What about places like Quarry campsite and Beach cave that doesn't seem to be noteworthy?

    Also, considering that Republic City is so central to events around The Legend of Korra, I think that it will be useful to have a separate map of the city in the same format we have for the Avatar World. I know that some episodes such as this one have provided a map of the city. The same could apply to other cities such as Ba Sing Se or any other capital city by backtracking certain episodes, if there is one. There is also a possibility of creating our own map. However, even if such a map is available, this city map project might fall short due to the lack of enough information to be able to accurately pinpoint each spot.

    All of this brings up another question: how did folks know the location of obscure places like the aforementioned Quarry campsite and Beach cave? If we know where people get the information from, perhaps creating a map of capital cities would be more feasible by using the same tools they use. PS: it is important to point out that the location for some places like Yu Dao are currently unknown.

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    • Well, I would like the map to contain all the locations that we do know of, because picking and choosing what is noteworthy and what is not for the map isn't really a debate I would like to get into.

      For the separate map, I think you might want to put that to the War Room and check if the community sees merit in the idea. It is certainly possible however to integrate multiple maps into the one interactive display that we have now.

      Those locations are known because of this site. Since you seem to be interesting in making changes to the map, I have given you access to the main editing tool that you can use from the map itself. It should make things easier for you to add/remove/edit pins, and I do need someone to at least bugcheck the thing.

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  • Hey KMP, I noticed that on Avatar Wiki:IRC Access the <verbatim> tag is no longer embedding the Freenode gateway. To fix that I found that a snippet (below) has to be added to MediaWiki:Common.js*. Additionally Avatar Wiki:IRC Access would have to have the <verbatim> tag replaced with a different code snippet (also below).
    *I'd like to note that while I stole this off of VSTF wiki, I have not tested the code myself.

    Could this change be made?

    MediaWiki:Common.js

    /* IRC Webchat, from VSTF Wiki */
    function onloadhookcustom() {
      var replace = document.getElementById("chat");
      if (null != replace) {
        replace.innerHTML='<iframe src="http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikia-avatar&uio=d4" width="630" height="550"></iframe>';
         if (window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent("onbeforeunload",confirmexitjrchat);
        else window.onbeforeunload = confirmexitjrchat;
     
      }
    }
     
    if (window.addEventListener) window.addEventListener("load",onloadhookcustom,false);
    else if (window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent("onload",onloadhookcustom);


    Avatar Wiki:IRC Access

    <div id="chat">Enable JavaScript and Java to see the IRC chat interface or click here to go to [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikia-avatar Freenode's gateway].</div>
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  • Hey KMP,

    I was trying to create a page on VfD for Avatar Wiki:IRC guide/Nick warning but for some reason I seem to be incapable of doing so. Not sure if namespace is causing it or the slash is, but since you wrote the current VfD I thought I'd bring it to your attention.

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    • One thing I noticed-- today I attempted to edit the VfD TF created and I was having issues with that too, it seems whatever the problem is it's not inherent to the creation of a page but editing the page altogether. I hope this information is of some help!

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    • Yep that helps. I've submitted a few changes, and I'm sure this time it will work. The execution is a bit less subtle though... You'll see anyway, because I'll personally ask you to test it after the script goes live!

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  • Hey there, KMP! As you may or may not know already, I'm an admin over at the Spanish Wiki (I think you know because I've asked you for help countless times :P).

    Anyway, I was also made admin of the Spanish Avatar Wiki Facebook page. We've grown over the years and as of right now, we have nearly 85,000 likes on the page. We grew tremendously, especially over the last 4 months. We had like 15,000 likes in May. Anyway, this wiki also has a Facebook page.

    I want to help make it grow as it currently has 7,000 likes. The way to grant a user admin rights on a Facebook page is simple. If you know who the current administrators are (and considering they can be contacted, the page hasn't posted anything in 4 years), they can make me an administrator by adding the e-mail linked to my account (tono555.wikia@gmail.com).

    I don't know if 888 will be able to respond to you quickly in regards to this matter, but do you think you could ask him for all of Avatar Wiki's accounts' passwords? Then maybe I could access the Facebook page and help it grow.

    Thank you!

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  • Hi there,

    A spammer came by the chat just now, and no matter what I do in the chat, my kicks and bans aren't sticking. The only way I can solve the problem is roundabout, but it's just strange. I've never had a problem with this before. Is there some bug there that he might be exploiting somehow?

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    • Strange. It could be a bug, if it's reproducible. If it happens again I would recommend using Special:Contact to send FANDOM a report of the issue.

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    • The problem was the fact that this was a global spam bot. I later encountered one of this guy's sockpuppets on the Spanish Community Central and noticed that it took forever for me to ban him.

      The problem isn't a bug, it's probably a lag caused by the 1,000 messages sent every second.

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    • Right.

      Did the whole 'going through his contributions page'-technique work for you?

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    • I could actually ban him while in the chat.

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  • Hey KMP, I was wondering, could you use KMB to switch out all instances of http://www.nick.com/pictures/legend-of-korra-family-trees-pictures.html with http://web.archive.org/web/20170115200731/http://www.nick.com/pictures/legend-of-korra-family-trees-pictures.html. This family tree was used in many articles to identify names of family members, however Nick has taken it down. The archive.org link will take people who click on the reference straight to the family tree. I would ask LL but she's on vacation as you mentioned and I flipped a coin between you and Thailog.

    On a side note, cool stuff you're doing with the map! It looks awesome.

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  • Hey KMP, just wanted to let you know that I reverted your upload of the "marker" file, as it interfered with the round marker that is currently used on all the infobox maps. So you might want to reupload it under a different name.

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