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Do you still read the forums?

Hi, I'm sure you told me that your forums aren't active anymore but they still seem to be active. Where's the best place to contact you on? Here, forums, or on the talk page of your rating bar on MediaWiki? Anyway please see here: http://bbs.wiki4games.com/index.php?topic=134.msg473#msg473

Actually, any place still works, although I don't check the forums daily now, while I do get instant e-mail notifications from my talk page ;) I'll check this out. Patheticcockroach 17:20, 20 January 2012 (CET)

Quake 3 minimizer

Stp, peux-tu uploader le Q3 minimizer ? On le mettra dans la rubrique Most famous problems de Quake 3.
Je pense que si on le met en format zip compressé au maximum (pas ultra), plus de monde y auront accès que du 7z ou autre format de compression...
FrankyRP 11:36, 19 April 2008 (CEST)

Public Domain

Oui c'est plus exacte. j'en prend note. @+ManDare (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment.

Links vs Wanted pages

Dans les articles sur les séries de jeux, eg Sonic the Hedgehog series que je viens de faire, je préfère mettre des liens même vers des jeux qui n'ont pas encore d'article, afin de

  • mieux visualiser quels sont les articles qui doivent être faits (on s'en rend mieux compte avec un gros lien rouge)
  • inciter les gens à créer des nouvelles pages grâce au référencement dans les wanted pages.

Bon sinon à part ça va falloir à présent essayer de minimiser le plus possible toutes les traces de français, même dans les talk pages, car cela risque de détourner les anglophones du site (enfin je là j'ai mal commencé lol)
FrankyRP 01:37, 4 June 2008 (CEST)

testing e-mails

just testing the mail function on the new server. 89.159.147.33 22:48, 16 June 2008 (CEST)

It works. :) Patheticcockroach 22:49, 16 June 2008 (CEST)

testing watchlist for self

Test2 22:12, 2 July 2008 (CEST)


Sauts de ligne

En fait, je pense que les grandes parties sont trop resserrées et j'avais mis trois ligne d'écart à chaque grandes sous parties et seulement deux lignes d'ecart entre les sous parties d'une grande.

Par exemple dans l'article sur fear, les dernières grandes parties sont trop peu espacées. Je pensai même encadré les grandes parties comme cela :

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  ==Grande partie==

Mais le rendu a changé depuis. Et j'ai donc laissé tombé cette idée. Dommage car les grandes parties auraient été encadrées avec ça. (Si tu ne t'en souvient plus les quatres trait d'union à la ligne créaient une ligne horizontale). Autre chose, pour la partie most common problems je trouve (et encore là, c'est seulement mon avis) que le terme famous était plus compréhensible voir même accrocheur pour la plus part des internautes. Au fait elle chauffe pas trop ta 8800GT? Et question bruit? Je m'en suis aussi acheté une donc je vais enfin pouvoir tester "dignement" les nouveaux jeux... A plus tard! ManDare (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment.

En fait je parlai plus de sauter des lignes au dessus des nouvelles parties et non en dessous @D bon, je crois que ça reste encore très confus. Je te l'expliquerai par téléphone. A plus. ManDare (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment.

Licences

Salut David, j'aurai besoin de connaître les différentes licences; y à t'il une liste (avec leurs raccourcis)? ManDare (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment.

Controller buttons template

Do we eventually keep
{{PlayStation controller|triangle}} / {{PlayStation controller|square}} / ...
as the template name for controller buttons? Franck Dernoncourt 15:50, 12 October 2008 (CEST)
I don't know (never used them yet...). Maybe {{PS controller|triangle}}, etc? Patheticcockroach 17:04, 12 October 2008 (CEST)

DOS games vs MS-DOS games category

Shall we rename the DOS games category to MS-DOS games? DOS is a shorthand for several OS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS) and I'm not sure all games in our DOS games category are compatible with all DOSes... Renaming this category to MS-DOS games would be more precise. Franck Dernoncourt 19:16, 19 October 2008 (CEST)

Indeed... we are starting to need a bot ^^ Patheticcockroach 19:48, 19 October 2008 (CEST)

Online Status Bar

Shall we set up a online-status bar on the wiki? so you can see if a person is on, or not.

Made a little search at mediawiki.com and found this: Extension:OnlineStatus I have not much idea about programming it out, better said have never done something like that, but I will try to do some work on it too, if you and Franck will set it as a project. Viraba 23:27, 29 May 2009 (CEST)

We already have this extension installed ;) => Special:WhosOnline Patheticcockroach 23:29, 29 May 2009 (CEST)
I thought of adding that into the profile page, so if you look at someones profile, that it will be displayed... my thought so far would be better then allways look at a special page, to check the online stat, but this will do it work too. Viraba 23:35, 29 May 2009 (CEST)
Nice idea, but I don't know how to add something specifically on all profile pages... it probably requires making an extension. And I can't find the time to both write articles and program extensions :/ (edit: "::::" are the usual way of formatting replies ;)) Patheticcockroach 23:38, 29 May 2009 (CEST)
I thought of the idea, to pars info from the Special:WhosOnline, and recieve this info into an Extension, which can be set automaticly into the contributor's profile, or the admin inserts it in, or the contri himself. I'll look for it, hope I can get an idea, how to, but as you said you have no time, I am on it, and let's see what you can then do, when you got time. Viraba 19:26, 11 June 2009 (CEST)
You don't really need to search for another idea: your current idea is quite complete and clear. All you need now is to program it ;) Patheticcockroach 19:55, 11 June 2009 (CEST)

adding #ev|xfire to the EmbedVideo.php

David, I will try to set the xfire video flash file to the embedvideo.php, so as thrall wanted to post a video of world of goo to it. by the way, if it's done, you, others and so on can post their xfire vids on the wiki. (hope you like my idea, cause there are no xfire embed video flash documents for mediawiki, since (hopefully) now) adding #ev|xfire to EmbedVideo.php Viraba 02:21, 30 May 2009 (CEST)

I just tried adding it. Feel free to test it (I don't have a vid I can test with). Patheticcockroach 09:08, 30 May 2009 (CEST)

Sweet ^^ It works, as it looks like, but there is just one thing to get, the name of the video to be displayed in the vids first frame... I will look for it, and as I get that, how to display it, then I ll find a way, how to get the status bar for beeing-online (would be so, that the user have to set it manually into his profile page, otherwise a bot have too) Viraba 14:11, 30 May 2009 (CEST)

Example for a xfire video embed: World of Goo:Videos see as it starts: at the beginning the instance name of the video is "<unknown>"...

solve able? I will check the PHP script from the original page and how to set the instance name into the flash vid. (I can't believe it, that the xfire video embed is in never mediawiki, wiki or anywhere else posted, so we became inventors ^^) Viraba 14:39, 30 May 2009 (CEST)

Most likely solvable, but would require a much larger edit to the code than what I did. You already have the video titles posted on the page just above the video (and this is highly better for search engines, as a title on the video wouldn't get referenced anyway), adding them on the video is definitely not worth the trouble, particularly since it would be displayed only for a few seconds before playing the video. If you really want to have it implemented, I suggest you go to the extension official page and submit your patch to them. Patheticcockroach 15:02, 30 May 2009 (CEST)

Have added a request for it on the talk page of the EmbedVideo.php, let's see if they know more than we do Viraba 15:22, 30 May 2009 (CEST)

Contact

Salut, ca fait longtemps que je cherche à te contacter et j'essaye de passer par ce moyen, peut tu m'envoyer un mp sur britania avec ton adresse msn ou autre pour que cela soit plus simple et disons .... un peu plus privée ;) Merci et à bientôt. Fofox, modérateur sur britania 90.27.101.35 (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment.

PM envoyé... mais bon tu sais je lis mes PMs sur Britania aussi ^^ Patheticcockroach 22:58, 11 June 2009 (CEST)
bah tu as désactivé ton systéme de messagerie :p difficile de te contacter ^^90.27.101.35 (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment.
Ah? Oops, je m'en rappelais pas... je le réactive alors :D (PS: pour signer, c'est: ~~~~ ;))
Edit: je me rappelle, j'en avais marre que tout le monde me contacte par PM plutôt que de répondre à mon topic de recrutement... ya trop la culture du PM sur Brit ^^ Patheticcockroach 19:00, 12 June 2009 (CEST)

Featuring Articles?

I think it would be nice, to feature again some articles to the main page, like Call of Duty 2 and so on.... if you know ideas, how I should edit a page for a fiting featuring, tell me ^^ Viraba 12:56, 21 June 2009 (CEST)

If you mean the article of the month, I'm thinking about it but didn't find one good enough (a featured article needs to be really good - notably it must be quite complete -, as it's supposed to be usable as an example for those making new articles). If you mean the selection of articles, I agree it needs to be updated, but there are now to many articles. So either we can split it in several lists that show up randomly like the random pictures, either we could remove it to gain space or place something better instead. Still, all this shouldn't be the main focus to spend our energy. We rather need to produce more articles (and also the extra help page you're making is a nice idea too, our current help lacks many things), because articles are what brings visitors (from search engines, etc) and what makes other people link to our site. Patheticcockroach 13:08, 21 June 2009 (CEST)
So I will work on the Help page and extend the contributions of some pages to make them more user friendly and a featuring worth ^^ Viraba 16:05, 21 June 2009 (CEST)

Time for the Law?

As I saw, this damn User always make accounts, which just make spam and vandalism and illegal activities....
I think we should rise the spammers IP to the Police or the Law House of Paris or smth, to get off from this spammers a long time...
Good idea or a shot in the back? Viraba 20:00, 30 June 2009 (CEST)

Spammers come and go, now that I strengthened the anti-spam measures it should be better. The problem with legal action is that what they spam (prescription-only drugs) is probably not even illegal in their country. Their spam is also in low amount, so we can't make a legal claim about a large amount of spam either... Patheticcockroach 20:05, 30 June 2009 (CEST)
hmm, but who knows how often he'll do it or they'll, well I don't like something like that, I don't know how Wikipedia or a big concern would react, on things like that, but it is annoying to see something like that.... hope it changes fast... Viraba 20:08, 30 June 2009 (CEST)

Changing Raster graphics through SVG

I saw some playstation buttons zoomed and I think they are very strong rastery >.<
So I thought of replacing them through a SVG file, will be made in Adobe Illustrator and if you zoom in or set it in a higher resolution it won't get rastery...
Just wanted to ask you, if you would like it if I replace them through SVG files, good idea? Viraba 14:26, 3 July 2009 (CEST)

It's a good idea overall, but the problem is that MediaWiki forces the server to try to convert SVG to PNG. To do this conversion we'd need to install several hundreds of megabytes of software (Imagemagick and tons of dependencies), so we chose not to install it, which means W4G doesn't support SVG yet. We'll support it as soon as MediaWiki stops forcing us to do the conversion... But for the moment, don't bother uploading SVG pictures, they won't display properly :(. Also, the PlayStation buttons aren't supposed to be zoomed in, so it doesn't really matter if they don't look good when you display them lots bigger than the normal size. They're just meant to be small icons. Patheticcockroach 19:04, 3 July 2009 (CEST)
Oh, now I'm informed.. anyways, I would have done the SVGs for the circle,square,triangle,X,up,down,left,right...
I can upload them to my funpic page, so you can see (hope MediaWiki will add a function, that include all the function for it, so we don't have to look for items, and hopefully are then able to display SVG ;) ), I just wanted to give my opinion to this thing Viraba 20:17, 3 July 2009 (CEST)
Actually, the reason why we can't display SVG is because MediaWiki has too many functions: to help ppl with lame browsers (NB: MSIE), they force MediaWiki to convert SVG to PNG. Without this obligation, SVG would display fine! So let's rather hope they remove this special treatment for SVG... Patheticcockroach 20:25, 3 July 2009 (CEST)
Well, why there isn't a way, that mediawiki will get the svg, convert it in various moments of using of that content, and check the browser version and sort? would be rather easy, so the poor browser user will get an converted temporary PNG file, which is converted to its resolution.([[Image:example.svg|20px]], so the user will get an scaled converted SVG file displayed as an PNG, the only problem will be watching the pic in its page -.- )

I would really prefer that :) Viraba 20:32, 3 July 2009 (CEST)

Playstation Controller Update

Plus haut, tu as proposé de raccourcir le template des icones PS2, je viens d'ajouter les cheats PS2 et c'est vraiment long de toujours recopier ou copier/coller un truc aussi long... Ca peut être update ? Merci. >M@t€o$< 18:40, 6 July 2009 (CEST)

En fait, faudrait surtout qu'on s'occupe de refaire le template comme par exemple Template:DC. Je me trompe peut-être, mais je crois que notre template actuel manque cruellement de boutons! Je vais voir si je trouve le temps de m'y collé cette semaine... Patheticcockroach 18:50, 6 July 2009 (CEST)

Email

How Do i send emails over the wiki? Prentice (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment.

Actually, that's a good question, I use this function pretty rarely and I always need to search for like 10 minutes to find it... It must be somewhere in the special pages. I'll search for it when I'm back from the swimming pool Patheticcockroach 17:59, 18 July 2009 (CEST)
Got it, see here. But it's disabled on W4G. Patheticcockroach 19:50, 18 July 2009 (CEST)

Userbox

I though maybe you could add a button like the video game or video game mod button but one for user page.Prentice 08:58, 19 July 2009 (CEST)

Unfortunately I can't: these buttons only work when creating a new page, not when editing one (they replace the whole content of the page with a predefined template) Patheticcockroach 09:00, 19 July 2009 (CEST)
Well that sux... I might post an example user page... And then you maybe link to it in the welcome script???
I think you don't really need an example user page, a real user page is as good and is included in the welcome script (plus also I think a link to the userboxes) Patheticcockroach 09:04, 19 July 2009 (CEST)
Ye Ok, you going to use some of those like UB i spent hours working over Prentice (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment.
I was just thinking, we could place a link to your own user page as an example user page if you want, it would be better than a random user page which we currently have. Patheticcockroach 09:12, 19 July 2009 (CEST)
Sounds Fine... I don't mind if it is mine :DPrentice 09:20, 19 July 2009 (CEST)

Template Loop Detected

Please take a look at Template:UB LVL and try and fix.. Thanks, Prentice 14:17, 19 July 2009 (CEST)

Fixed. Btw, don't forget there is the sandbox if you need to test stuff. Patheticcockroach 14:21, 19 July 2009 (CEST)

Welcome back

How was ze vacation? made some pics too? :) Viraba 16:54, 13 August 2009 (CEST)

I'm on a *terrible* connection, can't really write much. Been doing stuff about Civ 4 and (today only) Warcraft 2. Btw a note to Prentice: please do not make redirects between namespaces (eg: Administrators to Wiki4Games:Administrators, etc). Lots of swimming otherwise (quite tiring!), and a bit of intensive table tennis during the first week :). Patheticcockroach 23:29, 16 August 2009 (CEST)
Sure, Sure... How much swimming? swam 32x35m lengths in 25mins... Fun =D but enjoy your holiday! Any chance you know how long till Franck is back! Prentice 23:37, 16 August 2009 (CEST)
2.5km in 50 min (or less) usually. But I'm not going that fast or swimming that much ATM as I swim every day! No clue about Franck otherwise, still seing (other) doctors. I think he's better though. Patheticcockroach 23:47, 16 August 2009 (CEST)
Nice... Glad to here about Franck though... Please when you can read the forums! Prentice 17:34, 17 August 2009 (CEST)
You mean the post about the Amazon extension? Well, I'll have a look at it when I'm back. The big problem with Amazon is that this is not a global website, even for the affiliate program: for instance I'm an affiliate of them in France and in USA, and for this I have 2 accounts: one at amazon.com and one at amazon.fr. Not really great, particularly since we'd need to do this for at least 10 countries to reach a decent amount of visitors. Another issue is that I want to avoid placing ads all around the place, too ^^ It would be best to find an international video game seller (a buy and download kind, I suppose - GOG would be awesome, but they don't do affiliate programs :(). Patheticcockroach 17:16, 19 August 2009 (CEST)
Play.com??? Prentice 09:21, 21 August 2009 (CEST)
After a quick look, they look pretty local to me (?), maybe I missed the download section or something (will have a longer look when I'm back on a good connection). Also, I'd like to point out (again) the fact that we need more contents rather than ads, Wikipedia templates or userboxes. The fact that the server isn't profitable isn't a big deal, we can afford 35€ per month (grossly what it costs us after deducing the current ad revenue). I'd rather put as few ads as possible and keep a clean site than becoming as crowded with ads as Wikia or IGN. Patheticcockroach 17:31, 21 August 2009 (CEST)

Houston, we have a problem...

First of all, there is one ass**** spammer, I located today, who removes content or even does some crap like creating non sense pages and I even think of, that he uses TorPark or something like zat.
I tried to remove the mostly crap he did on the wiki. Some pages I don't touched, cause I think you want to see (they are all the same spam shit, but the name of the page makes me not delete it) Bethesda_Game_Studios, Madden_NFL_07, Radical_Entertainment, Venom_Games
if I did something wrong, then sorry, but I just wanted to keep the wiki spam free :( Viraba 18:00, 15 September 2009 (CEST)

Sysop

Oh my god, thanks so much :) Prentice 19:10, 22 March 2010 (CET)

Anti-Leech question

I have a question about the Wiki's antileech. how did you adjusted that? I would be interested in it and how it is adjusted and what it is.
well, thanks in advance Viraba 14:08, 2 May 2010 (CEST)

well me and a friend are setting up a website and so we just wanted to know how to set that up and get it to run... it's a bit difficult though :P
but well thank you. Viraba 21:34, 9 May 2010 (CEST)

Re: Articles about wrestlers.

Yes, they all appear in either WWE or TNA related games. It's just that I was still working on them. Wikis are a lot of work, so I can only write up a bit about them at a time!PeeturDCF 18:36, 23 June 2010 (CEST)

Language categories

Hi, I've been dealing with wanted categories, and I stumbled upon the language categories. One thing stroke me about them: they lack a space in their names (e.g. "FrenchSpeakers" instead of "French speakers"). Before I create the missing categories, I'd like to make sure this is a deliberate choice and not a mistake, as this doesn't look very nice IMO. Swimfan 14:42, 25 June 2010 (CEST)

Changing names?

Can you change my name to Becca_Chambers? Becca Chambers 23:23, 28 June 2010 (CEST)

Sure, it's done. Don't forget this changed your login as well. Patheticcockroach 23:31, 28 June 2010 (CEST)

pretty URLs

Hey I came to your wiki via the rating extension you guys develop which is fantastic. I noticed you guys use pretty URLs as I do on my wiki. One annoying problem I have had is the ampersand comes out borked (Url uses %26 which is fine but the page title in the article shows "& amp ;" instead of "&"). I was wondering if you could post the pertinent part of your htaccess file with the short rewriting rules you guys use? If so that would be great help. Thanks! --222.236.170.103 18:01, 13 August 2010 (CEST)

Hi, I think this is just what you're looking for: http://notepad.patheticcockroach.com/514/very-pretty-urls-in-mediawiki/ ;) Patheticcockroach 18:38, 13 August 2010 (CEST)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\{23BFEEBD-4CF3-45C1-B9C6-93E9AACA986F}\Parameters\Tcpip\DhcpIPAddress

Semi-back

I'm semi-back, will do some IP banning and stuff like that <3 Prentice 23:44, 9 January 2012 (CET)

Nice, welcome back :) There's been an increase in spamming recently, will be easier to deal with if we are 2 ^^ Patheticcockroach 07:55, 10 January 2012 (CET)