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September 2006 | October 2006 | November 2006

Cleanup and Wikify

What's the difference in usage between cleanup and wikify? -- Prod 23:03, 4 October 2006 (CDT)

Wikify is for pages which don't make use of wikimarkup (i.e. text-only guides which have been imported). It is to signify that they need to be marked-up correctly. Cleanup is for pages which do use wikimarkup, but which are in a mess; perhaps they aren't using it correctly, or aren't following the guidelines. --DrBob (Talk) 01:14, 5 October 2006 (CDT)

Wikiformat

I'm working on a guide for Trauma Center: Under the Knife. I have a text based system for now, but it isn't as useful as it could be. That's why I'm using strategy wiki for the guide. I am getting a digital camera and an SD card for pictures soon, so I can change the operations into a picture step by step format. This would make it hard to work onto 1 page and I need help with that. Someone set up a table of content on the page, but I don't know how to use it. I need to know how to make a new page for each operation but keep it part of the main page, and also the best format for uploading images. --Navy White 02:52, 10 October 2006 (CDT)

I'm not certain what kind of issue you're having with the TOC or with subpaging. The idea is to break your guide up in to digestable parts. So if your main page is called "Trauma Center" and you want to describe each operation, you could sub page them as "Trauma Center: Under the Knife/Operation 1", and then "Trauma Center: Under the Knife/Operation 2" and so forth. It's really that simple. Whether you are making minor tweaks to the Table of Contents or radical changes, just make sure that you edit and update the TOC so that it properly reflects your changes in order for people to find the new content you're adding. It is also redundant, but customary to include an abridged table of contents on your introductory page. As for pictures, if it's a live photograph, the best format is JPG. If however, it's a screengrab through an emulator or something similar, then the best format is PNG. Procyon 09:38, 10 October 2006 (CDT)
I've fixed Procyon's suggested links to have the actual game name, and to use forward slashes, as opposed to backwards slashes. --DrBob (Talk) 12:18, 10 October 2006 (CDT)
Doh! Thank you very much DrBob. Honestly, sometimes I wonder if I'm dyslexic... Procyon 12:25, 10 October 2006 (CDT)
The ToC on the front page is identical to the one on Trauma Center: Under the Knife/Table of Contents. Just edit that one, and the links will automatically appear on the front page. To create a new page, just pretend the page already exists and add a link to the toc. Rather than the regular blue links, it will turn out as a red link and when you click it, you can add info to the page. Hope that helps. -- Prod 09:50, 10 October 2006 (CDT)

Table colors

Is there an easy way to get all the colours done properly on Tactics Arena Online rather than going cell by cell? -- Prod 22:52, 11 October 2006 (CDT)

Wikipedia to the rescue! --DrBob (Talk) 00:39, 12 October 2006 (CDT)
That only seems to be for cells, rows or the full table. Is it possible to colour a column without going cell by cell? (or a section of the table)? -- Prod 10:12, 12 October 2006 (CDT)
I think you'd have to do it for each cell in the column, or perhaps have one table with only one row, and one cell for each column you want, and then each of those cells contains another table with only one column but all the rows you want, and then you can colour each table. (It's a bit of a dirty hack, though.) --DrBob (Talk) 10:58, 12 October 2006 (CDT)
You could export the table to a visual HTML editor such as OpenOffice or Google Docs and Spreadsheets (both allow styling of multiple cells at once) and then convert it back using a wikifier. GarrettTalk 14:42, 12 October 2006 (CDT)

Transwiki

Is it possible for me to transwiki anything over here from Wikipedia? -- Prod 21:31, 14 October 2006 (CDT)

The licenses are compatible, so it should be fine. You should ask Garrett about how to go about it, as he knows all about doing it properly. --DrBob (Talk) 02:37, 15 October 2006 (CDT)
It is not possible for you to do so, as you need access to the restricted "Import pages" page, which requires Sysop status. -- Mason11987 (Talk - Contributions) 11:41, 15 October 2006 (CDT)