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BULBAPEDIA: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

So who thought this table for trainer class sprites was a good idea:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/w/index.php?title=Firebreather_(Trainer_class)&curid=4588&diff=1198004&oldid=1196748

...when it looks horrible since not all sprites /fit/ in the circles (making them look sloppy) when there was no problem when they looked like this:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/w/index.php?title=Firebreather_(Trainer_class)&diff=prev&oldid=1196748
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

They can be fixed by using a little padding. I do agree though, they look a little horrible when they don't fit.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

I dunno, I like the sprites 'jumping' out of the circle. The Stadium 2 art, though... needs to be better.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

This is for the admins only, not for anybody who likes taking a jab at IE. Just a heads up, because I know it will happen.

Anyways, I just got a trojan virus from the ads. Bulbapedia was the only site I had open at the time, and I wasn't logged in, which is why the ads were showing. The trojan deletes the current day's browsing history so that it can't be tracked, and it tries to change the settings on the computer.

When I find it and delete/quarantine it, I'll post what type it is.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

This is for the admins only, not for anybody who likes taking a jab at IE. Just a heads up, because I know it will happen.

Anyways, I just got a trojan virus from the ads. Bulbapedia was the only site I had open at the time, and I wasn't logged in, which is why the ads were showing. The trojan deletes the current day's browsing history so that it can't be tracked, and it tries to change the settings on the computer.

When I find it and delete/quarantine it, I'll post what type it is.
I think this belongs in the "Bad Ad Reporting Thread".

(Also, I've seen quite a few admins take a bash at IE, so the two aren't exclusive.)

I dunno, I like the sprites 'jumping' out of the circle. The Stadium 2 art, though... needs to be better.
I like it too, but some of the pictures are rectangular, meaning that they don't jump out as nicely.

The Stadium 2 art. Exactly.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

I like it too, but some of the pictures are rectangular, meaning that they don't jump out as nicely.

The Stadium 2 art. Exactly.
Not just the Stadium art. The VS sprites, too.

"Jumping out" is one thing; the HGSS Firebreather looks fine only because it looks level with the GSC sprite. The Youngster sprites that are falling out of the bottom is a problem. Falkner and Whitney falling out of the bottom is ugly.

The unleveled sprites suddenly become lots more obvious, if they're not filling the circle.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

I think this belongs in the "Bad Ad Reporting Thread".

(Also, I've seen quite a few admins take a bash at IE, so the two aren't exclusive.)
Yeah, I was in a rush when I posted that, so I didn't have time to find the exact thread. "Problems" was good enough at the time.



But I'll go post something about it in there now. Oh wait.... it's closed. :|
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

This is the BulbaPEDIA thread, not BulbaGARDEN.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

This is for the admins only, not for anybody who likes taking a jab at IE. Just a heads up, because I know it will happen.
Stop using IE.

So who thought this table for trainer class sprites was a good idea when it looks horrible since not all sprites /fit/ in the circles (making them look sloppy)
Some of our sprites aren't even sized right. Red's Gen I sprite isn't the 56x56 it's supposed to be, because whenever we got it, someone cropped down to the pixels of his body. We can't just make everything look crappy for them, though. We gotta fix the offending sprites, that's all.
 
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Some of our sprites aren't even sized right. Red's Gen I sprite isn't the 56x56 it's supposed to be, because whenever we got it, someone cropped down to the pixels of his body. We can't just make everything look crappy for them, though. We gotta fix the offending sprites, that's all.
Pretty much believed if I came straight out and said that, I'd get lambasted with something like, "That's just how they are; there's no fixing them. What do you know?"

Good to know, then. Not that anyone's going to want to do it, if the reason is only to satisfy a new table. Because who wants to scour the pages simply looking for which ones look bad (which is at their judgment)?

I still like the blocky table, though (it didn't have this problem). Because what are you going to do for the Statium, Colo, XD, and Versus sprites so they aren't just awkwardly handing outside the circle without making the circle table look like shit?
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

This is for the admins only, not for anybody who likes taking a jab at IE. Just a heads up, because I know it will happen.
(Also, I've seen quite a few admins take a bash at IE, so the two aren't exclusive.)
Stop using IE.
What did I tell you.


"Jumping out" is one thing; the HGSS Firebreather looks fine only because it looks level with the GSC sprite. The Youngster sprites that are falling out of the bottom is a problem. Falkner and Whitney falling out of the bottom is ugly.

The unleveled sprites suddenly become lots more obvious, if they're not filling the circle.
Okay, I see what you mean.

If we can find a way to make all the sprites level, we'll be golden, right?

But I'll go post something about it in there now. Oh wait.... it's closed. :|
The one in the general Bulbagarden forum isn't. Report it there.

This is the BulbaPEDIA thread, not BulbaGARDEN.
The ad was on Bulbapedia, if Hunter Blade isn't mistaken...
 
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What did I tell you.
Yeah. But whatever, I'd expect that from TTE. But I'm on my mom's laptop, and so I'm not going to download anything else.

This is the BulbaPEDIA thread, not BulbaGARDEN.
The ad was on Bulbapedia, if Hunter Blade isn't mistaken...
Yeah. I've been on Bulbapedia for a few years, Insomniac, so I know what I'm doing. And I don't know what you meant by that, because I'm pretty sure that the Pedia is the only Bulbagarden site that runs ads.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

Suggestion: Modify Template:Route infobox (and other location templates) so that, if surf=yes, cut=yes, bike=yes, or similar is given as a parameter, the page is automatically added to Category:Areas that require Surf/Cut/Bicycle/etc. for navigation. Even better, use the Region parameter to instead add the page to Category:Areas in Kanto/Johto/Hoenn/Sinnoh/Isshu that require Foo for navigation. This will allow people to easily gauge the usefulness of the respective HM moves and the necessity of keeping a slave around, and players can also use this for looking up areas to go back to after unlocking HMs.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

Suggestion: Modify Template:Route infobox (and other location templates) so that, if surf=yes, cut=yes, bike=yes, or similar is given as a parameter, the page is automatically added to Category:Areas that require Surf/Cut/Bicycle/etc. for navigation. Even better, use the Region parameter to instead add the page to Category:Areas in Kanto/Johto/Hoenn/Sinnoh/Isshu that require Foo for navigation. This will allow people to easily gauge the usefulness of the respective HM moves and the necessity of keeping a slave around, and players can also use this for looking up areas to go back to after unlocking HMs.
I'm no expert on UseModWiki (or whatever the language is called), but from what I gather, I don't think it's possible to add things to categories without actually editing the category page itself. I think it's possible to edit how templates look via categories, but not vice versa.
Then again, I'm no expert, and I've made quite a fool out of myself recently, so it wouldn't surprise me if it could be done.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

I'm no expert on UseModWiki (or whatever the language is called), but from what I gather, I don't think it's possible to add things to categories without actually editing the category page itself. I think it's possible to edit how templates look via categories, but not vice versa.
Then again, I'm no expert, and I've made quite a fool out of myself recently, so it wouldn't surprise me if it could be done.
That's exactly backwards. Things can't be added to or removed from category pages by editing the category page, the category must be included on the other page itself, so it's quite possible to set templates to autocategorise. Some do already. On the other hand, categories have absolutely no effect on the appearance of a template, it's just that similar templates are usually categorised together because they serve similar purposes.
 
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That's exactly backwards. Things can't be added to or removed from category pages by editing the category page, the category must be included on the other page itself, so it's quite possible to set templates to autocategorise. Some do already. On the other hand, categories have absolutely no effect on the appearance of a template, it's just that similar templates are usually categorised together because they serve similar purposes.
*Shrugs* See what I mean about making a fool out of myself?
You don't learn without putting yourself out there.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

Suggestion: Modify Template:Route infobox (and other location templates) so that, if surf=yes, cut=yes, bike=yes, or similar is given as a parameter, the page is automatically added to Category:Areas that require Surf/Cut/Bicycle/etc. for navigation. Even better, use the Region parameter to instead add the page to Category:Areas in Kanto/Johto/Hoenn/Sinnoh/Isshu that require Foo for navigation. This will allow people to easily gauge the usefulness of the respective HM moves and the necessity of keeping a slave around, and players can also use this for looking up areas to go back to after unlocking HMs.
I can see how this would work coding-wise. It might be useful, but the main infobox for locations, LocationInfobox, hasn't been updated to include HMs/Bicycles. When it is updated, I think that this would be something that should be added.
 
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Re: Official BULBAPEDIA suggestion/idea/problem thread

Can the admins please review the locked pages and unlock some of them? I'm sure there are more that should be unlocked but some in particular include the Region page, N's page, Dent's game page, Bel, Cheren, and Iris (anime). They don't need to be protected anymore.
 
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Can the admins please review the locked pages and unlock some of them? I'm sure there are more that should be unlocked but some in particular include the Region page, N's page, Dent's game page, Bel, Cheren, and Iris (anime). They don't need to be protected anymore.
I'll take a look and make decisions on those based on my own discretion. None of them look especially important, and if they're past the phase where new information pertinent to them could be released, there's no reason for them to remain locked.

On an unrelated note, "We request you edit userpages as little as possible and remember to use the preview button and don't add trivia" should be "We request you edit userpages as little as possible, remember to use the preview button, and don't add trivia." Just saying.

EDIT: Whoops, I just forgot about those pages. ;_; I'll still do it later, but if another admin gets to it first, feel free.
 
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all of them are now unprotected.
 
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