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Adding Wikipedia interwiki link on French Heroes Wiki and creation of my account on the German wiki.

Hi Admin,
Is it possible please to add the Interwiki shortcut link for the French Wikipedia (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1) and create for me an account on the German Heroes Wiki (to update interwiki links mostly). Thank you very much. Best Regards --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 08:15, 9 April 2015 (EDT)

  • I've updated the interwiki links on the French site and created a new account for you on the German site. I'll email your password. (Admin (talk) 21:47, 16 April 2015 (EDT))
    • Thank you very much Admin. It works! Cheers. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 04:22, 17 April 2015 (EDT)

Adding images I uploaded

Hi Admin, I want to put the images I uploaded into pages like images from A Clear and Present Danger and images from Trust and Blood. I don't really know if it would improve the galleries, I just want to put them there considering no one else seems to upload these files. If you reply to this, thank you. --Virgil (talk)


Another set of additions

Thank you for the reply and I was wondering if I could put some of the images into pages like images of Tracy Strauss or images of Claire Bennet or other character pages like that and even putting them in character history pages to show them what happened to them in the corresponding episode. Could I also put images of other episodes in character history pages? I was just wondering. If you reply to this, thank you for reading it. --Virgil (talk)

span id not working

Hey, Admin. I just noticed that on the list of evolved humans page, there are a few times it says "span id" where it shouldn't. I think those are for links from other pages so that clicking on the links will take you directly to the span id section. Any way you could fix that? It must have gotten missed in the last update... Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:04, 12 July 2015 (EDT)

  • I'll see if I can figure it out. Where's Miami for this kind of magic when ya need em?! :) (Admin (talk) 13:31, 12 July 2015 (EDT))
    • Hi, the main reason is that the {{Evolved}}'s field name for those rows have been filled by a wikilink. the "id" doesn't support wikilinks in its name. More, the template auto-add a wikiling for the character. Cheers --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 14:47, 12 July 2015 (EDT)
      • In all seriousness, do you need me to dig up Miami's email address? I might have it somewhere. Or you can leave a message on his page -- he might still have it set to send him a notification... Just a thought... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:51, 12 July 2015 (EDT)

wanted pages

There seems to be a glitch with Special:WantedPages. It's pulling everything from various templates. For instance, there are 140 links to the word "unknown", even though none of them are actually red links. It might actually be an issue with the #ifexist command, but I'm not sure. Could you take a look? Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:17, 21 July 2015 (EDT)

  • I saw this a while ago, I thought it was a problem with a specific template at the time though. It does look like something to do with #ifexist. -Lөvөl 01:24, 22 July 2015 (EDT)

Enabling UserID creation on French wiki

Hi Admin
Is it possible please to reactive the userid creation on the French Heroes Wiki ? Thank you very much. Cheers --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 01:34, 22 July 2015 (EDT)

  • Did I ever ask you for French translations to some of the questions we ask new users to try to confirm they're real people? If you drop me an email at my username at heroeswiki.com I'll send you the current questions to be translated. Once I've added those I can re-enable new user registrations. (Admin (talk) 01:18, 27 July 2015 (EDT))
    • No, you didn't. I transmit my email address to you as you asked. Thanks. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 02:21, 27 July 2015 (EDT)

Are we unlocked?

-- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:58, 27 July 2015 (EDT)

  • I think you answered your own question. :) Sorry for any delays, but it's all part of my preparations to be able to scale up more easily once Heroes returns. (Admin (talk) 01:07, 27 July 2015 (EDT))
    • Yeah, I kept trying to save that message because I didn't want to lose work on a template. No need to apologize -- and the delay was short. I'm excited for the upscale! I'm assuming you saw the messages above about some of the issues... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:11, 27 July 2015 (EDT)
      • I have seen most of them, but the code is much more difficult to change now compared to how it was years ago. As for the span issue, is that perhaps a template issue someone could repair? We use some rather elaborate templates here and admittedly I've never been able to decode many of them. :) (Admin (talk) 01:20, 27 July 2015 (EDT))
        • Understandable. Hardvice was a genius! ... Do you know what version of HTML the site is running? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:42, 27 July 2015 (EDT)
          • Sites don't typically run a particular version of HTML, though they may incorporate features in different versions to varying degrees. Browsers however support specific versions of HTML (or features defined in that particular version). That being said I didn't check to see if there's any HTML5 in the current code (and it would be difficult for me to tell offhand), but I would hope if so MediaWiki is designed to be backwards compatible. (Admin (talk) 01:50, 27 July 2015 (EDT))
            • Okay, I think the issue on list of evolved humans page is solved. For some reason, it wasn't allowing the sup code to work near the span id code. Not sure why -- it always worked in the past. Oh well, I just took out the superscript footnote numbers and replaced them with asterisks and daggers. So problem fixed ... but I'd still like to know what caused the issue in the first place... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 02:07, 27 July 2015 (EDT)

formatting in system messages

Hey, Admin. I'm noticing that many of the system messages aren't taking formatting the way they're supposed to. For instance, MediaWiki:Returnto has always used the <b> tag for bold and it's worked for years. But now when the message appears (like here for instance), it's not formatted correctly. Instead it shows the tags in the message. Any idea why, or how to fix it? Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 03:32, 28 July 2015 (EDT)

  • I know I've seen the tags and not the rendered HTML for a long time, but it may well have been since the update. I'm working on updating MediaWiki again it's possible these issues go away there. I'll let you know when there's an updated test site to play around in. (Admin (talk) 12:02, 28 July 2015 (EDT))

Rollback

I'm assuming that was an accidental rollback you made on Sam (disambig)? :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:31, 10 September 2015 (EDT)

  • Quite right. Good catch. I often keep an eye on the recent changes from my phone and I must have tapped the rollback link by mistake. :) (Admin (talk) 21:14, 10 September 2015 (EDT))
    • It's happened to me too a few times since I've started editing more on mobile devices. It's nice to have such an easy rollback button when we have vandals, but the downside is a button that gets pushed accidentally too often. Oh well! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:29, 10 September 2015 (EDT)

Bots

Hi! As you might already know, the writers have named the first Heroes Reborn episode the same as the last episode of Heroes (Brave New World), so we've now got about 400 pages to re-link to the Heroes episode instead of the disambig page that we're later going to be using. I've offered to do this myself with a wiki bot, but I don't know if I would be allowed to since I'm a relatively new user and the only bot account on the wiki belongs to you. Basically all instances of "Episode:Brave New World" need to be replaced with "Episode:Brave New World (Heroes)". -Kon (talk) 22:22, 15 September 2015 (EDT)

  • You're welcome to do it yourself using your account. We don't enforce any restrictions on bots as long as they're working right. :) (Admin (talk) 00:42, 16 September 2015 (EDT))
    • Oh, great! Do you mind if I make another account to use the bot on? The reason I ask is so you can flag it as a bot, so that its 400 or so edits don't appear in the RecentChanges by default. That would be an eyesore for anyone monitoring the RC for proper user edits. -Kon (talk) 01:44, 17 September 2015 (EDT)
      • Feel free! (Admin (talk) 01:55, 17 September 2015 (EDT))

Facebook

I tried making a page for Facebook, due to it being referenced by several characters over several episodes, but it looks like it's... disappeared from view? It exists, but I can't link to it anywhere. -Kon (talk) 09:11, 19 September 2015 (EDT)

  • Like this? Facebook (Admin (talk) 14:33, 19 September 2015 (EDT))
    • Yes, exactly like that... could it be due to some sort of spam filter? -Kon (talk) 14:44, 19 September 2015 (EDT)
      • I don't believe I have any filtering in place that would cause that, no. (Admin (talk) 14:49, 19 September 2015 (EDT))
      • Oh, that's interesting. It's not showing up for YOU. Yeah, check any spam/privacy blockers you might have. Interesting that it just completely hides the link for you according to that screenshot. (Admin (talk) 14:52, 19 September 2015 (EDT))
        • Just checked my Chrome extensions and it turns out that AdBlock is responsible so I've disabled it for this site (I had a feeling it would turn out to be something painfully obvious...). Thanks for your help! -Kon (talk) 15:07, 19 September 2015 (EDT)

Annoying ad

Thought I should let you know about an annoying ad:

Annoying ad.png

It's for Jeep. It was able to minimize it, but it probably shouldn't be set to be expanded as the default. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:47, 23 September 2015 (EDT)

  • Yeah, I've seen it (or one like it). I don't like ads like that, but unfortunately I don't have the control over specific ads that I once did (with the exception of ones that are clearly malfunctioning which this one isn't). It's counterproductive in my opinion for companies to use ads like that as it only encourages more people to use ad blockers. Hopefully that ad will move out of the rotation soon enough. (Admin (talk) 18:21, 23 September 2015 (EDT))

Server Error

A few minutes ago I was receiving a "403 Forbidden" error when trying to open any page. It is back to normal now. -Lөvөl 02:53, 3 October 2015 (EDT)

  • That was me testing out something. Obviously didn't work. :) (Admin (talk) 02:55, 3 October 2015 (EDT))

Yatta!

Thanks for the patroller rights! I just put them to use by checking off the yellow pages in Special:NewPages, and some other recent edits. -Kon (talk) 11:07, 12 October 2015 (EDT)

  • Certainly! You've been a great contributor here and it's certainly not going unnoticed. :) (Admin (talk) 22:44, 12 October 2015 (EDT))

Talk:Saving Charlie/summary

I started a discussion on Talk:Saving Charlie/summary‎ about whether this chapter-by-chapter summaries page should be deleted as it seems to me to be summarizing in depth the for-pay book novel content (electronic, hardcover/hardbound, paperback), which to me seems may not be fair use. I am also asking whether we should have a consensus for Heroes Wiki on handling chapter by chapter summaries for such for-pay book novels in general. If you would like to add your input to the discussion, it would be more than welcome. Thanks. :)--MiamiVolts (talk) 16:53, 22 October 2015 (EDT)

  • I saw it, thanks. Been thinking about and researching the situation since you wrote it in fact. (Admin (talk) 17:07, 22 October 2015 (EDT))

Animated Gifs and 9thwonders.com

It was asked by Sandubadear at Talk:Hachiro Otomo about making a gif of Hachiro materializing Katana Girl. Only after I posted some screenshots did I then find out on my user talk page that an animated gif was what was wanted. I'm not comfortable doing the requested animated gif anywhere. However, as the revised 9thwonders.com site contains some animated gifs of some abilities like Tommy's shown there in what appears to be official tumblr blogs, I'm contacting you as I think you might want to develop some policy regarding this (whether it is allowed for documentation purpose on this wiki and/or elsewhere). And if it is allowed, then perhaps someone else can help Sandubadear.--MiamiVolts (talk) 11:39, 8 November 2015 (EST)

Tim Kring

Please note we may have an honored guest--I sent you an e-mail giving you the heads-up.--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:38, 16 November 2015 (EST)

  • Thanks, but I don't think it's him. (Admin (talk) 21:54, 16 November 2015 (EST))

Spam again

Hi Admin,
It seems that one spammer has survived. I can't block him as I do not have admin rights on this wiki. Thank you. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 15:08, 7 January 2016 (EST)