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Haldarn

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  • Hello Haldarn, Do you know if there is a skill template available? One where you can track the level you got for Weapon, Magic, etc. Like "Sword 122" and "Elemental 98"... Thanks ! Pano

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  • Hey Haldarn! We've met before, but I'd like to reintroduce myself as the Fandom Wiki Manager for FFXIclopedia. I'm here to help your community, and I'm a liaison to full-time Fandom Staff. If you have any questions relating to the wiki, whether it's code-related, policy related, or otherwise, I'm your first point of contact.

    Feel free to let me know if you need anything! I'll check your RecentChanges a couple times a week, but for the quickest replies, drop me a message on my talk page here!

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    • Hey Techno, cheers for touching base!

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    • No worries. Message me on here or on Discord if you need anything!

      p.s. Did you folks ever end up making the mobile-friendly changes (which I remember were mentioned on Central a while back)? If not, that's something I can help with at some point.

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    • I did float it to a couple of the active admins on the site to see if they were interested, and let them know to contact you back then, but honestly I think that they are more focused on their own projects, which are key to getting the encyclopedia completed data-wise or ensuring clear explanations in articles.

      Personally, as I mentioned at the time, I am not a fan of the current mobile implementation due to its limitations and formatting restrictions, though I do keep an eye out in the hope it'll evolve in the future to something functional and appropriate to the site.

      It was a big hit to lose Monobook support, and we lost regular and advanced contributions from our oldest and most technical editor because of it. Ironically, he would have been the one happiest to work on a Mobile layout.

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    • That's fair, and sorry to hear about the lost support from Monobook being removed. Makes sense that the admins of the time were busy-- there's a lot to do! If I can help with the mobile skin in any way, let me know...

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  • So, I finally took the time to fix some of the problems with the tooltip and collapsible section scripts. They're still under review, but the biggest thing is that both should work in preview mode now. Additionally, tooltips should stay in frame better and won't slide under other elements as much.

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    • Sounds good. Noticed you'd not been doing much tech-heavy editing in the last 9mo or so; hope you're doing well! :)

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    • Yep, I've just been busy with other things. I think the loss of the Monobook skin kind of put me off of editing for a while and killed any momentum I had on the projects I was working on.

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  • leave what i do on old wiki alone

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    • I think you misunderstand. We're not affiliated with BG Wiki, we're the admins for this site. It's our responsibility to make sure that contributions follow the guidelines for this site.

      Please also show a little more respect to those who are actively contributing to the upkeep and maintenance of this site in your discourse with its admins.

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  • Good job on the reorganizing of the monster rearing pages.

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  • I did some digging and managed to fix the issues with tooltips showing up on mobile. Turns out there's a "hidden" class that hides elements on mobile, so we just need to use class="hidden" in addition to style="display:none;" whenever we want to hide anything. The class does nothing outside of mobile, so that display: none is still needed. Wikia is great at web design.

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    • Mobile view example
      I still maintain, even after my discussion with people over on Community Central, that by far and away the better solution to mobile use is to use the one-time Desktop Site link at the bottom, or ask your browser to "View Desktop Site".

      Tooltips work on my mobile fine under Chrome with longpress. The layout is actually better than Oasis on desktop because it moves the siderail underneath the page.

      And until Mercury becomes even slightly aesthetically pleasurable, I don't intend to spend any time developing pages for it (ie moving away from tables to structure design templates) as Wikia have requested. They did open channels to say they could provide assistance to anyone of our admins who wanted to do so, in case you felt the urge - I have also let Toast know - details are in that thread^^

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    • Oh, no, you're absolutely right. The mobile site is breaking all kinds of rules when it comes to good web design - I haven't seen much worse. I'm only interested in fixing things that are very broken on mobile, like the tooltips showing up all the time and the infoboxes being all kinds of broken. I'm not too concerned with making it look good on mobile, because they make that pretty much impossible (no stylesheets, stripping inline styling, etc.).

      I'm also moving away from using tables in templates, but that has more to do with the flexibility that styled divs provide; the mobile site functionality is just a bonus.

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  • Forgive me if this has been addressed else where, but are the forums down for maintenance or permanently? i cant seem to log into them at all

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    • Wikia stopped supporting the forums on 30th April 2017, when they were taken offline permanently.

      Wikia do host the archive of the forums which is only available to download via Torrent, at about 2.5GB. I just checked and it's still available.

      It is a phpbb archive, so I believe in order to browse them in their original format, you'd have to upload the archive to a phpbb server, whether that is local or online. If you're just after information and don't mind crawling unformatted text, you may be able to do so just from the archive itself.

      If you'd like the torrent file, feel free to drop me a private message on our Discord server with your e-mail address and I'll send the .torrent file to you (I can't upload it here).

      If you have current queries, rather than being after old posts, our Discord server is your best place to ask! :)

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  • So, I got carried away improving {{TrustNPC}} and noticed that Template:FFXIbox looks incredibly bad/broken on mobile. I couldn't leave that alone, so I ended up making a CSS replacement for the fancy border part: you can now use "ffxi-box" as a class to add an image border of File:FFXIbox.png. Here's an example:

    {|class="ffxi-box"
    | Look at me, I'm a bordered table
    |}
    
    Look at me, I'm a bordered table

    It should be a pretty simple matter to update Template:FFXIbox to use the class and styled divs (see Template:TrustNPC as an example), but I haven't taken the time to do that yet.

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    • Oh, and regarding the annoying space issue: add style="margin-bottom: 0.5em" to the table that you're using for a dialogue box. Margins are like padding, but they're outside of the element instead of inside and the "0.5em" means half a font size of space. If you want to avoid using a description list (the : list) to indent the dialogue boxes, you can also use margin-left to indent it manually.

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    • Ooh, thanks! :)

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  • Chocobo Digging/Zones A-M Chocobo Digging/Zones N-Z Treasure Casket Rewards/N-Z Have errors on them which makes the zone pages look weird. I don't think it's the page itself. I can't figure out which template changed that created this issue. Maybe you'll have better luck tracking it down.

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    • Thanks for highlighting that. Changes to the {{Abundance}} template have meant that it requires zero values, whereas those you'd mentioned were left blank which generate the formatting error.

      I've corrected the messes you pointed out, but I'm going to ask User:Karuberu to take a look at the 'Divided by zero' default message on those Abundances that are 0|0.

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    • Thanks ^^

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