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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1960 on: August 11, 2017, 12:59:08 PM »
Quick idea that popped into my mind, should the Template:PArchive have hover text that displays either the color or more conveniently the outcome of the proposal? For the colorblind of us.

For example, hovering over the "(ended June 5)" of the first proposal should display "Proposal passed, result is currently enforced." for convenience.
If it helps out some of our users, I don't see the harm in it.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1961 on: August 11, 2017, 03:07:14 PM »
Most certainly yes, it's a better idea to have something that helps colorblind users out than to discriminate them.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1962 on: August 11, 2017, 03:22:42 PM »
OK, it's in effect now.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1963 on: August 11, 2017, 03:24:11 PM »
Would it be possible to also edit MarioWiki:Proposals/Archive Header to make note of this?

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1964 on: August 12, 2017, 10:07:13 AM »
The wiki has a problem with svg thumbnailing, as the File:PN Bowser.svg page shows. The svg (which you see when directly seeing the image by clicking on it) is rendered correctly by my browsers, while GIMP 2.8.22 too seems to have troubles rendering it; ImageMagick 6.9.3 on my pc doesn't have any problem on the pther hand, the image is correctly rasterized and thus png thumbnailing is possible. Could this be an issue in the svg library that was fixed recently?
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1965 on: August 12, 2017, 12:52:37 PM »
SVG's on the wiki must use absolute paths. Updated the file.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1966 on: August 12, 2017, 07:32:20 PM »
SVG's on the wiki must use absolute paths. Updated the file.
Thanks! Now we know the workaround. I wonder if the library will support relative paths in the future, since I expect other svg files made by Nintendo to have them.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1967 on: August 16, 2017, 06:57:14 AM »
alright does anyone have any pics of the trash can item from mario kart arcade gp since i honestly can't find anything
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1968 on: August 16, 2017, 01:14:33 PM »
I've noticed a few talk page proposals who had passed and put into effect despite only having three votes. This goes against rule 8 on the Proposals page:
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Any proposal that has three votes or less at deadline will automatically be listed as "NO QUORUM." The original proposer then has the option to relist said proposal to generate more discussion.
This has been around since at least November of 2007, and the proposals I have in mind happened long after this was put here. Would it be wrong for me to go back and undo what they've done?

Edit: Relatedly, one of these proposals "failed" with only three votes and was marked as such, but this was later changed, a few years after the original proposal, to be "no quorum". Was this appropriate?
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1969 on: August 16, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
alright does anyone have any pics of the trash can item from mario kart arcade gp since i honestly can't find anything

I do have Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 playable, perhaps I could attempt to grab a pic.

I've noticed a few talk page proposals who had passed and put into effect despite only having three votes. This goes against rule 8 on the Proposals page:

When I was ----ing around with the Proposal Outcome template, I saw proposals that had no business of passing either.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1970 on: August 16, 2017, 05:41:36 PM »
alright does anyone have any pics of the trash can item from mario kart arcade gp since i honestly can't find anything

I do have Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 playable, perhaps I could attempt to grab a pic.

It's only in the first game, as far as I know.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1971 on: August 16, 2017, 07:29:32 PM »
From my sources, I've heard that everything from the first one is returned in the second one. However if it is exclusive to the first one, then I can't get it. I have only Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 playable.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1972 on: August 16, 2017, 09:12:51 PM »
From my sources, I've heard that everything from the first one is returned in the second one. However if it is exclusive to the first one, then I can't get it. I have only Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 playable.

Hm, alright. I haven't heard any claims of that nature, for the record.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1973 on: August 18, 2017, 08:40:46 PM »
Why is Long Jump a disambiguation page? The move is far more prominent than the event. I believe the disambig page should be deleted and the move should be moved to replace it.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1974 on: August 18, 2017, 08:49:58 PM »
Per. Ditch the identifier on the move and put an about template on the page so that it sends people to the event.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1975 on: August 19, 2017, 10:47:27 AM »
Well, an admin must take this action anyway.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1976 on: September 14, 2017, 08:18:06 PM »
Is there a proper way of citing a personal email? I ask because I have contacted a developer by email, and they've provided a bit of information that currently isn't on the wiki.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1977 on: September 14, 2017, 08:48:58 PM »
Is there a proper way of citing a personal email? I ask because I have contacted a developer by email, and they've provided a bit of information that currently isn't on the wiki.
I guess you can cite an e-mail, as we've made something similar with Dayvv Brooks. Be ready to give a proof of its validity if soemone asks, though.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1978 on: September 15, 2017, 08:00:13 AM »
Is there a proper way of citing a personal email? I ask because I have contacted a developer by email, and they've provided a bit of information that currently isn't on the wiki.
In the past, I've formatted the email as shown here, and then referenced them like this.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1979 on: September 18, 2017, 07:02:25 PM »
Hi! Long time, no see. So, I was about to create a proposal for this, however as I am not always online on the wiki I thought it would be unfair to do so. Anyway, something that is really bothering me is the general human (character) templates. It is very messy and it is hard to find the actually relevant characters on that list (https://www.mariowiki.com/Template:Humans). More specifically the "In Game" then "Mario Franchise" templates. "Other Series" is okay, while "Wario Franchise" I'd say is acceptable.
On other hand the Mario side...it is...uh...it has Mozart, Shakespeare and even Marco Polo. I know those "come" from Mario's Time Machine, and it is a Mario game (technically), but I think we should add a new column for those less relevant characters. Maybe even add the Mario Tennis-only characters that never appeared anymore. Just leave on that column the recurring and  important or historical characters.

I am assuming people who come to the wiki uses the template tho. It is pretty possible visitors dont, and I'm the only one who does, so such changes would be irrelevant; well, anyway, opinions?