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2012 | June 2012 | 2012




How do you embed text on other text?

What I'm talking about is, I've seen something from another wiki where there will be a line of text with a dotted underline. Hovering over the text makes a text box appear giving additional information. I have checked the wiki markup to see if I can use the code here but it appears I can't. Is there a similar code for that here? T.testLP(talk) 05:03, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

We haven't implemented anything like that. It takes a lot of work and I don't think we've discussed how it would be implemented. I guess now's the time to start talking about it. =) Can you show us an example? I remember seeing something like it for the popup-graphics on WoWWiki. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:27, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Just use an element with a "title" attribute. The text in the "title" attribute is what appears in the popup.
<span title="Tooltip text!">Mouseover me!</span>
Displays: Mouseover me!
Wanderer (talk) 06:35, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

We use {{abbr}} on this wiki. — Najzere · Talk 22:23, 16 June 2012 (UTC)


Let's face it, our IRC server is quite dead. There is usually all of me idling in the channel, and from when I return from being away, I notice a user pop on, get frustrated that nobody is there, and then leave. As such, I propose a simple and easy solution: just turn off the server. There are currently all of 3 users online (including myself) and I don't see the long-standing trend of less and less IRC activity reversing without some serious hype and commitment. Turning off the server (and subsequently disabling the webchat extension we have) would solve this issue in the sense that we would not have to mandate any extra commitment from sysops to sit in the channel to make it seem livelier, and if/when we decide to bring IRC back we can do so on an already established network instead of running our own. Thoughts? --Skizzerz 08:12, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Sounds good. — Najzere · Talk 19:25, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, as much as I'd hate to see it go, I agree with Skizzers. Prod is away on holiday at the moment, but when he comes back, I'll mention it to him and we'll go from there. Although it's entirely possible that he'll see this while he's away and comment. Procyon 21:31, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
I have to agree as well. In the last few months, I've seen very few users in the SW channel other than myself or Skizzerz, and almost all just do exactly as Skizzerz said; and in the other two channels I use (#NIWA, who all prefer Skype, and #MuteCity, for the F-Zero Wiki, which is going nowhere quickly itself), I think there's only been two or three non-bot users (not counting myself) between them, since about March. It just doesn't seem to be worth it anymore, to me. --Moydow T · C 00:49, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
I'd like to keep the option of restarting it on our own at some time in the future, but for now, it's just not worth the effort to keep it running. I'd rather move to a more populated server than completely shut down though. -- Prod (talk) 03:10, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
Where will we have meetings? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 15:54, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Well, if we move to a more populated server as Prod suggests, we could have them there. Otherwise, we could use Skype (voice chat is really handy). Although, we haven't had a meeting in years, so I'm not sure if/when we ever plan on starting that up again. In fact, lack of meetings is a contributing factor to this discussion happening, because the lack of frequent meetings meant that there was less incentive to simply stay around on IRC, which caused people to leave, their registered nicks get expired, and snowball from there. --Skizzerz 06:57, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
We had a mini meeting the last time I was on there. What's wrong with just using the Staff Lounge? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 16:21, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
When I was idling on the channel, the only thing I noticed was random people doing a "Hi! Bye!", as well as assuming that it's more effective asking a random question on IRC as opposed to using the talk page for a given game; almost as if they thought it was a real-time hint channel. There hasn't been any real SW use of the IRC channel, and anything needing a fast response could be done via some messaging service. --Sigma 7 (talk) 05:47, 29 June 2012 (UTC)