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  • Should we link to an article more than once in a page? Like if Harry Dresden is linked in the description, should it be linked in every following section where his name is mentioned? Linking once is generally good for SEO, but only marginally.

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  • Not on others userpages, you can't. It was near 1:30 AM when I blocked you and reverted your edits, and I was burned out from a long day. I didn't even realize that was what you were doing because I was so tired and barely functioning. I'll remove the block and replace it with a warning.

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    • I'll probably only block for blatant violations, and we are actually quite limited on how we can block with a warning or three day block for first offence, and we cannot block for more than a month unless it's a ToU violation and thats generally up to discretion and IPs cannot be infinite banned due to their changing nature. Infinite bans have required consensus and basically a trial. I think I've only blocked people for three months using "N-word" and other severe things.

      We generally prevent users from editing anothers userpage, it prevents hard feelings, the edits don't need to be checked for vandalism, and most of our users aren't that well-known and aren't universally trusted. Nor are admins, of course, but we excuse such edits due to it being our duty to clean up. Now that I'm better rested and have reverted my reversions of your edits, giving myself the full vandal treatment in the process, I can say that I do approve of your edits and that I am sorry. I am sorry, but I'm not sure how to undo an autoblock

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  • So, I’m kinda dissatisfied with the White/Black/Grey/Senior Council images I created. I think I’ll use InkScape to make them cleaner, sharper, as vectors instead. Do you notice any other Icons that could use improvement besides those? When I finally get around to doing things I like to do them in batches.

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  • Would you be able to translate the doc for BlogLink into Italian? That script (which is installed on this Wiki) is designed to work in a multitude of languages, so having documentation for it in the “big 15” languages helps to make people aware of that even if they don’t speak English. Italian is your first language you said, so I wondered if you would be willing to take a stab at it.

    All told, even when including the Infobox content, the page isn’t that long. The second link also opens up an editor with all of the English content preloaded into the editor, it then just needs translating.

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    • Think it's complete, now.

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    • It is, perfect. I really appreciate it :D

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  • I had a feeling that perhaps the low editor count could be explained by statistics; if everyone is coming from mobile then it’d make sense why the editing is down. I have Quantcast access, so I checked some graphs: this is overall views over time, & this is views by platform over time. For many years desktop was the biggest platform from which this site was viewed, but in the past two or three years mobile came to dominate by a slight margin.
    Those are just some of the graphs. As an Admin you can request Quantcast access for yourself if you want to see more information; it might prove insightful, or it might not. Just wanted to share this with you.
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    • OK, it works.

      Thank you for the info - it's somewhat disappointing though; it seems to indicate that a community here is not going to take off. Not until cell phones really allow editing easily.

      Do you really think that a Dresden Files fan is going to stay without an iPhone or some such? Except for old fogies like me, born in the middle of the last century?

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    • Remember mobile is only leading by a slight margin, about 56% at present, it just looks larger because that graph was covering all data since this Wiki began. There’s still a large number of desktop viewers, & for a great deal of time there were more desktop viewers than mobile, so it seems to indicate that my original guess was wrong. It means that portability & Discussions are important for making sure the mobile users can reach out, but desktop is still a large minority.

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    • I doubt very much is our style of admining, though. Under Bacod253 and Elbefluss it was pretty much the same. One main editor, few follwers, a large margin between them.

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    • Perhaps. Statistics can only tell you so much. Helpful yes, but I don’t think it’s solved the mystery outright.

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  • At present I currently have very, very poor internet until I can get into my new place, so I cannot tell if my changes are slowing things down or speeding things up. What I have done (in regards to JS at least) is break up most of the sitewide imports into several files. Scripts only we would use are in Sysop.js, scripts only bots would use are in Bot.js, scripts only logged-in users would use are in Autoconfirmed.js, while scripts that everyone, including readers, might use are in Common.js & ImportJS. This means that, while you & me may notice a slight decrease in loading speeds, normal users should have a slight increase, & non-user readers should have a large speed boost. Bots of course could be bogged down considerably.

    That’s what’s supposed to happen, but since my internet is already abysmal, I have no idea if that’s actually happening. If you could report any speed changes, that’d be great. If pages are loading much slower than before, then we have an issue & I may need to centralize imports again.
    Beyond that, I totally rewrote our CSS to be as optimized as possible; since there’s only one stylesheet, & it has been optimized for speed, CSS should load so fast you don’t even notice that it’s loading (even on my super slow internet it’s like that). It’s also optimized so that it can be more easily added to down the road, & it’s organized with a table of contents in case you wanted to try & learn some of it.

    That’s all :)
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  • Just wanted to say in the interest of accuracy, the two Bully Brothers watched over by the Svartalf refered to as Coach Pete or Cpoach Vogon are most definitely NOT half Svartalf.

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    • The svartalf in question, coach Pete makes it a point to tell harry that he is not their father, but does not say any more about their parentage, and Harry never asks. It is not stated anywhere in the story what kind of scions the bully brothers are. It is not expolicitly stated that they are NOT half svartalf, but it is not stated that they are, either. In my opinion( it is only that) their behavior is not in any way like a svartalf, because they are rtaher underhanded and sneaky. Svaralfs value honor, and what they did with the cafeteria tray just doesn't seem like a svartalf type of thing. Svartalfs like to fight, sure, but in an honorable duel. But thats just me. What I do know is that they can be any sort of scion including, but not limited to svartalf. Maybe in time we will find out. If you reread the story, you will see.

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    • Will come to that later. Need to go back to the story.

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    • Yep, it is not explicitly stated that they are half-svartalf. But it's logically implied in the story - why should Coach Vogon guardian two scions if they are not related to svartalfheim?

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  • This, you could always add another field to the Infobox, or I could make that one field have a multipurpose label that you could change via #switch or other basic functions.

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  • if I changed the names up again? I figure we might as well make things as easy for any potential new users to understand the rights system. The Gatekeeper & the Merlin are cool names but most people wouldn’t get ’em (I’m aware of the irony that it was me who put them in place at first lol). Would you care if I changed everything to simply “Administrator”? Universally understood, gets the message across, has no embellishments.

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