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Suggested new infobox parameter: titleimg[edit]

An example fix. The thumbnail div (highlighted on the right) has been inserted between the two infoboxes.

I came across a glitch in some of our page layouts that have a title screen image at the start of the article. Check out Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon for an example of an affected layout. This does not affect {{marquee}} like on Donkey Kong because that does not use CSS' float.

The title screen appears below credits, not because of a header issue, but because we added the social media text box table without combining it into a single div. Since the infobox class has the clear:right attribute, the social media text box table is forced downwards and it starts a new block on the page (forcing all other in-line objects downwards). To get around this, I propose adding a titleimg parameter that would add the thumbnail div between the main infobox and the social media infobox tables. See the image on the right for a highlighted fix (code and layout-wise). Can you find a better fix or propose a different solution? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:08, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

I may have found a superior solution. I wrapped both tables in a div, floated right, and that seemed to do the trick. Anyone have an even better solution before we add it? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:16, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
I do! A one-cell invisible table. See the "Dragon Slayer II: Xanadu" or "Ultima III: Exodus" main pages, as examples.
But I would support your idea of "title images" instead of "box artworks" in the infobox. I always considered the title shown by the game itself as the "TRUE title", and the title on the box or elsewhere (if different) just as a mere "official title". This is just my humble opinion, and nothing more. --Abacos (talk) 14:30, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
The boxart is what people see when they're looking to buy the game, or have the box on the shelf. It's generally more recognizable than the first splash screen from the game. My view is that all those extra images can just be put in a gallery below. -- Prod (talk) 22:47, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Prod. Indeed, I only play very old games, mostly abandonware, where you can get the software only. Still, when the titles on the screen and on the box are different, I consider "true" the one on the screen and "wrong" the one on the box (and again, maybe this affects only the old games I play). ---Abacos (talk) 14:05, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Nintendo Switch controls[edit]

I finally managed to make a template and control images for the Nintendo Switch. See {{switch}}. Wanderer (talk) 23:39, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

I can't thank you enough for this Wanderer, beautiful work. Procyon 01:47, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

I am SyntaxTerror on Wikipedia, with about 15,000 editions and 102,000 with my bot.

I contributed mostly on Wikipedia.fr and a few on WP.en as my mother language is French. I speak English quite fluently.

I have a good knowledge of wikicode and templates. I can also use the bot AutoWikiBrowser and batch upload images with MultiUploader.

I created this account mainly to correct little mistakes and typos, but I may write some walkthroughs in the future. Feel free to contact me if you need help with templates or mass edits.

Regards, Şÿℵדαχ₮ɘɼɾ๏ʁ 23:00, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Finished Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen[edit]

It took a long time (perhaps too long, I went into hiatus for quite a while), but the guide is finished. All available Pokemon in the game are accounted for, and all secrets revealed. Props to Prod and Procyon for their advice and help.

It feels good to see this project end, and I look forward to starting a new guide soon! (perhaps KOTOR 2? There are rumors of it being exported to iOS, and so it looks like a good project to pursue.)

See you around!Orion35 00:17, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations, and thanks for all the hard work. If you feel that the guide is complete, please feel free to upgrade the completion status of the guide. Simply edit the Header Nav of the main page and change the "num=3" to "num=4". Procyon 14:02, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Looks like it was the most popular guide last week! -- Prod (talk) 16:35, 16 July 2017 (UTC)