User talk:Dinoguy1000/Archive/2014/07

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Talk Page Issues

Hey Dino, recently when other users make edits to my talk page, I don't get a message telling me about the change. Is there any way to fix that? --Dark Ace SP (TalkPage) 15:26, June 25, 2014 (UTC)

If you haven't already, try enabling email notifications in your preferences and see if that works. If not, my only other idea is to send a report to Wikia staff and see if they can track down and fix the issue for you. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:58, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
Do you think you could make a edit on my talk page and see if it works? --Dark Ace SP (TalkPage) 19:08, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
Nope, no luck. I'll go ahead and file to report to Wikia. Thanks for the help Dino. --Dark Ace SP (TalkPage) 21:59, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
Could you poke me again? I think I found the problem. --Dark Ace SP (TalkPage) 16:51, June 30, 2014 (UTC)
Solved! It was my adblock extension on Chrome. Thanks for the poke. --Dark Ace SP (TalkPage) 02:16, July 1, 2014 (UTC)
No problem. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:27, July 1, 2014 (UTC)

What are individual cards?

And why do they need to be documented? What are they for?Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 10:27, July 3, 2014 (UTC)

That would be a system proposed by TwoTailedFox that would have us document each individual print of a given card on its own subpage. I'm not sure what the current status of it is, though. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:52, July 3, 2014 (UTC)
It was pending completion of the layout table, but that seems to be OK now, unless there are further issues I'm not aware of.--TwoTailedFox (My Talk Page) 17:51, July 5, 2014 (UTC)
Why are we still keeping those individual card pages? And proclaim that fact on the home page?Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 05:38, July 6, 2014 (UTC)


Would you consider adding one more parameter to the card table, in cases like this, where a monster has 3 additional sub-Type?Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 14:28, July 3, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks.Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 03:37, July 4, 2014 (UTC)

Blue Dragon Summoner

There are some errors on the sub-pages (Gallery, Rulings,...) of this page. Could you check and fix it?Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 04:00, July 4, 2014 (UTC)

This sometimes happens after a card page is renamed, because we use SMW to generate the links. In theory, this is meant to prevent cases of "orphaned" pages, which used to be a significant problem in the past, but in practice we often end up having to fight SMW's cache, which sometimes refuses to update. I've already tried the methods I've known to work in the past: moving the info page to its original title and back, and creating and then deleting a page at the original title, and neither worked, so I've asked the other admins if there's another method I've forgotten or am not aware of. Worse comes to worst, though, we'll just have to wait for SMW to decide to update its cache. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:56, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
WOW!Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 02:26, July 5, 2014 (UTC)

Like I said

"Magician" is just a translation. It's terms we're talking about. That being said, no translation is "valid" by any means (unless because Konami said so). The first part of your given reason sounds very unreasonable. I agree with the second part, though.Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 07:01, July 5, 2014 (UTC)

Translation doesn't work like that; there absolutely are valid (and, by extension, invalid) translations. What Konami says only carries weight within the context of their media (and even then, it only speaks to their intent; Konami could say that かわいい translates to "ugly", but that wouldn't make it a correct translation); it has no bearing on how Japanese in general works. And in this case, "magician" is a perfectly valid translation of 魔法使い, irrespective of what Konami may or may not have said at any point in time. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:16, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
Please define "valid". I would rather say "Magician" is a perfectly "proper" or "likely" translation of 魔法使い. I'm damn sure Konami would never say "kawaii" translates to "ugly"; which means your example is plain unlikely.Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 05:35, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
valid - note that its first few definitions make it a synonym of "proper" and (in some senses) "likely". And stop using scare-quotes in the context of translation here; they're inapplicable at best.
My example wasn't meant to be one particularly likely to happen, it was specifically chosen to throw the core issue here in sharp relief. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:09, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, don't be silly, I just wanted to emphasize things here; those are definitely not scare quotes (this word is new to me 'cuz I didn't even know this concept could be put in a word). Should I instead make the word bold or italic or something?Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 01:18, July 7, 2014 (UTC)
They absolutely are scare quotes. Your use of them on the word "valid" here matches the definition given in the first sentence of the Wikipedia article to a T. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:55, July 10, 2014 (UTC)
I know what I was thinking, and I'm telling you for the last time they're not scare-quotes, or at least they were not done on purpose. I know I've used square-quotes a few times before, but I had no intention of using them here. Just tell me the proper way to emphasize words in contexts as such. I just don't feel like leaving the words un-emphasized, because, as far as I know, sometimes they're can be missed.Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 00:25, July 11, 2014 (UTC)

What is the warning sign for?

I've seen it on this page.Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 01:37, July 7, 2014 (UTC)

It's a warning related to SMW, not anything to worry about really. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:57, July 10, 2014 (UTC)

Here comes a stupid question

What do chat moderator do? I've been online a lot lately but never seen people crowded enough to start a chat. Are the chat system still working?Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 10:05, July 7, 2014 (UTC)

Chatmods are users who've been given a few extra tools to help patrol the chat; primarily, they can kick or chatban abusive or disruptive users from the chat. And as far as I know, the chat is still working fine, though I don't use it myself. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:58, July 10, 2014 (UTC)

Is there anything wrong with the connection to this wikia?

Every page's beginning to run very slow, sometimes can't even finish loading after I hit the "Publish" button. It's very funny that I've sometimes brought about edit conflicts with myself, but it's painfully funny. I'm still doing good with Youtube movies, then I'm assuming it's not because of my Internet connection.Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 08:40, July 8, 2014 (UTC)

It's not just happening to you, several of the other admins and myself have been experiencing it too, and I'd imagine most editors are affected. It's being caused by SMW, which seems to be getting increasingly unstable. All we can really do is to try and ride it out; staff had plans to upgrade SMW and completely rebuild the SMW database, though I don't know what the ETA on any of that is at this point. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:01, July 10, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your long-waited answers.Take Fumikô (バカアキ) (talk) 00:15, July 11, 2014 (UTC)
I'm going to guess this is why I can't rename any pages/the card tables won't update after I make a card number redirect. --Dark Ace SP (TalkPage) 21:38, July 17, 2014 (UTC)
It's definitely the cause of not being able to (correctly) rename pages, yeah, and it sounds like a likely culprit for the card table not updating. I've been making some edits to {{CardTable2}} over the past couple of weeks to hopefully lighten the load some, but considering the overall weight of the template, I'm not sure they've actually made much of any difference yet. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:17, July 18, 2014 (UTC)