Archived discussions[edit]

MAYhem mayhem[edit]

I had no idea that map was renamed. I used to take the names from the MAPINFO lump and I've got a copy of "mayhem2048.wad" where it's still called Sheltered Outpost. It's great when beta releases aren't marked as such. --Eris Falling (talk) 08:17, 6 August 2019 (CDT)

And I wasn't aware that the overview page had been created from a (unidentified) beta. Thanks for the clarification. --Xymph (talk) 10:28, 6 August 2019 (CDT) URLs[edit]

Sorry about that.  This is another case where the age of my environment impedes me from seeing every situational detail (like the security certificates).  Sometimes a browser cruises right past warning dialogs.  :>

That said, I just noticed you *did* clarify the situation for users like me: "You can also use a Browser and use HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol), which is what is used by the links below." [1]  Clearly not the same as the /idstuff links I replaced.  So I'll remember that for future cases where Doomworld or 3ddownloads is missing items (which again I assume are ultimately the Doomworld staff's purview).  Thanks for double-checking.    Ryan W (living fossil) 12:06, 31 January 2020 (CST)

Source modification[edit]

Hi Xymph, I just saw your edit on source modification - External links: sort first in its own cat)

Looking at the change and reading your message, i'd need some additional clarity. What has to be done extra?

To put in advance: I did see that its quite redundant to have the article source modification when the header already says that the main article is in fact, source modification. But that's just as far as i got with it. Thanks in advance. -- Redneckerz (talk) 18:41, 27 April 2020 (CET)

Nothing more has to be done: it is convention to sort the main article (correctly referenced via {{catmore}}) for a category first in that category. My edit accomplished that, that's all.
I don't see anything particularly redundant, so not sure what you're referring to above. --Xymph (talk) 12:23, 27 April 2020 (CDT)
Oh. Well, you see, the attached text made it sound like an task that had to be done (Sort first in its own cat) so that got me confused. Good to hear it was a nothingburger, then! Thanks Xymph for clarification. -- Redneckerz (talk) 21:08, 27 April 2020 (CET)
That happened elsewhere today too, but edit summaries normally describe what the edit accomplishes, not what another editor should do. ;-) For such discussions there are talk pages. --Xymph (talk) 14:16, 27 April 2020 (CDT)
Somewhere i knew and it just did not register haha ;) Nevertheless thank you for all your hard work done here and its beeing a great learning school for me. -- Redneckerz (talk) 21:27, 27 April 2020 (CET)

Interwiki table[edit]

Hi Xymph.  This doesn't impact your edits, which look good, but see here and here.  It isn't case sensitive.  The interwiki extension simply does not backfill links when a prefix is added, like Whatlinkshere or Linksearch would, necessitating an edit to each page.  (And since it's more difficult to identify affected pages, Quasar was probably right to be irritated when I removed those entries.)  HTH.  Ryan W (living fossil) 07:23, 5 May 2020 (CDT)

Oh, ok. Thanks for the clarification. --Xymph (talk) 07:32, 5 May 2020 (CDT)

Crazy idea #2[edit]

I might could code a selector and cookie storage for the table color scheme you're experimenting with so that users could choose one that looks good to them. This is particularly sensible for accessibility reasons (ie, various forms of colorblindness may make a good looking default in our opinion hard to parse for other people). --Quasar (talk) 07:08, 12 July 2020 (CDT)

I realized that accessibility/colorblindness would make finding a good compromise scheme harder, so yeah, crazy idea but it could be helpful. Let me know how it will work so I can incorporate it in the table generation script. --Xymph (talk) 09:13, 12 July 2020 (CDT)

Hope this is useful[edit]

Regarding your email questions: User:Quasar/Sandbox/Doom 64 info --Quasar (talk) 12:12, 13 July 2020 (CDT)

Thanks, this is more complete but I got the parts relevant for DMMPST from Edward850 already. --Xymph (talk) 12:21, 13 July 2020 (CDT)
Cool. --Quasar (talk) 12:40, 13 July 2020 (CDT)

Reviewing changes[edit]

Hello there. I wanted to know if you have the ability to review other users' contributions? Because it seems other users with this ability are currently busy. I've been making some contributions, but they haven't been reviewed in quite a while already. This is the reason why I'm asking. I apologize if it's an inconvenience. Hfc2x (talk) 13:20, 9 November 2020 (CST)

I review/approve a lot of edits, but only if I'm familiar enough with the subject matter (or they're trivial enough that this doesn't matter). For your DE edits, that does not apply. Quasar is busy but may get around to them at some point. --Xymph (talk) 13:38, 9 November 2020 (CST)
Oh, that's okay. Thanks for your reply! Hfc2x (talk) 15:08, 9 November 2020 (CST)

Nomenclature and spacing[edit]

Hey Xymph. I've noticed that you cleaned up a lot of incorrect bits of capitalisation (like Hell knight) and spacing (BFG9000) in most of my edits. My bad. Is there a page where I can see all of the official spellings so I don't create any more avoidable work for you and other curators? Thanks. Jack Kellar (talk) 13:32, 9 November 2020 (CST)

Why, the policies and guidelines, of course. ;) And searching for the canonical articles also helps. Although it's not required to use canonical wording all the time, minor variations are usually captured via redirects. --Xymph (talk) 13:46, 9 November 2020 (CST)