Hello. My wall on this wiki is for Muppet-related questions. If you have questions about another wiki it is best to ask me on that wiki itself - I answer my wall on all wikis. If you have questions about how to make the articles then I can help, although please include more details about what the trouble is.
Huh. It appears that Muppet has the dynamic page list extension (DPL) turned on. Presumably as a result of that conversation. I had no idea we had it on here. If I'm understanding that page correctly, that sample code that Angela made was the only place that it was ever used.
DPL is a very useful extension for organizing and displaying information. It is also fairly costly, so it can slow page loads if used too much. One use is to do things like displaying all pages that are in multiple categories, with the option to exclude a certain category as well (probably the most common reason given when people request it) but there are others, such as displaying the most recently added pages in a category as Angela showed.
I don't think it does any harm to have it on; indeed it offers some interesting possibilities if you wanted to play with it. But I think you will have to live with that template. Or you can request that staff turn it off.
↑ In the NAME above ↑ please change any special symbols — including foreign characters, emdashes, punctuation marks, etc — to help with the future maintenance of videos on the wiki.
1) I'm finding a lot of dead videos that the DeadVideos script isn't finding because it doesn't understand the special characters. 2) Some bot functions have trouble with them as well. So I'd like to include a friendly reminder for folks adding videos on the wiki so we can better maintain these moving forward. Thanks!
Hey Wendy, is there a way to find all the videos on the wiki that came from the Wikia Video Library? I just noticed that they killed the service, but didn't clean up any of the embeds. As a result, we have some broken pages right now (although probably not too many as I recall we resisted their inclusion for this very reason). I took care of them on Muppets Most Wanted, but I can't find any evidence that the files existed due to the nature of how they were embedded.
It's not entirely clear that there is any way to find these unfortunately.
However, in trying to find out, I did uncover this rather nifty looking script for finding dead videos. The videos have to be on a supported site, and the Wikia Video Library doesn't seem to be included, but it would catch dead youtube ones at least.
Glad to see it :) Incidentally, both vimeo and dailymotion are on the list of video providers (on the 3rd party proxy) that can be searched, so it should be able to find those as well as youtube videos.
I just added it to my common.js to see how it works. It puts a little button "dead video" on the page. Clicking it opens a window and clicking start looks for the dead links. The top window shows the processed videos, and, looking at the run I just did, it includes dailymotion and vimeo.
After it finishes you can convert the dead list to wiki text to make it easier to find the file pages. It's pretty easy actually.
Incidentally it found two more dead youtube videos: [[:file:Stuart_meets_Kermit| this one]] and this one. I'm not entirely clear if you were just removing the links or trying to find new copies.
Funnily enough I just now read your message; hence the lack of reply at the time. I am a bit weirded out that it showed up as wanted because it was in the comments section of his page and not properly linked at all. At any rate, yes. All gone.
Yeah, I thought it was weird, too. Thanks for grabbing it.
Similar to WantedPages, the list of Redirects is also limited to how many items are automatically generated, but User:Angela used to be able to get the full list for me. Is that something you have access to for WantedPages? It would be nice to go through them all and not have to wait until midnight to see which 10 or so are going to crop up on the latest cycle.
I'm not sure if that can be generated to be honest; it's not something I can do myself at any rate. Send a request to S:C maybe? The guy who answers tickets on monday morning should know, or it can be funneled to somebody who does.
Heya! I'm not sure if you've heard of Portable Infoboxes before, but I wanted to let you know I've been working on converting Muppet Wiki's infoboxes to this markup. The tl;dr is that it's more future proof than current infoboxes, and better on non-desktop skins, namely the mobile skin. You can read more here and here if you're curious or not sure about the idea. Basically I'll be able to convert all of your infoboxes to the new markup, which won't affect the pages or the content on the infoboxes, but will affect the code.
I've made a PI version of the Song infobox [[User:Technobliterator/Showcase|here]] - any thoughts on this? I can make any tweaks as needed, but if it's all cool with you and the rest of the community here, I'll be able to convert all the rest of your infoboxes - as far as I can tell, they all roughly follow this same style as Song anyway, so it should be easy enough to do. And if you have any questions or need help with anything else, I'll be free to help you out. Thanks!