Merrystar

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  • I need help with two projects i'm working on Bunnicula Fanon Wiki their names are Season 3 Ideas and Bunnicula's Adventures In Oyssey. Please help.

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    • 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.

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    • Nothing I just want your help.

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  • Hey Wendy!

    Do you know what Template:Extension_DPL is? It was being linked to at here, but it's not anymore, and the wiki software keeps recreating it.

    Do we need it? Is there a way to make it go away?

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    • 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.

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    • I'm familiar with DPL, I just don't know what the template does.

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    • Okay. I don't really know any more about it than what it says on it. But I take it to mean that as long as DPL is on it has to be there.

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  • Hi! I don't think this is used anymore: MediaWiki:RelatedVideosGlobalList

    Can you delete it?

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  • Hey Wendy, can you do me a favor and edit MediaWiki:Vet-description-help-text for me?

    This is the text I'd like:


    ↑ 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!

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  • 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.

    Is such a list possible to procure?

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    • 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.

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    • Oh, good! They must have updated the code in the last couple of weeks. I'll run it again tomorrow, thanks :)

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  • Hi Wendy, can you remove the Template:Title link from User:BladeBronson2/monaco.js or just delete the page altogether? It's showing up on WantedPages, and I don't have access.

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    • Done.

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    • Thank you!

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  • 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!

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    • You don't need to leave a message for every admin. We're aware of the Portable Infoboxes and we're all set for now. Thanks anyway!

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  • You may or may not remember this- but where did you find the 45rpm for Tick Tock Sick and its picture?

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    • I'm sorry - I really don't remember for sure at this point. But probably 90% of the 45rpm images I found were on ebay, so that is most likely where it showed up.

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  • Hi, I don't know if you could help me... I'm in search of a "Billy Bug" toy from 1999 Elmo on Grouchland. My close friend has a brother with autism, and he talks about it and searches the Internet for it every day. Their family has been searching around a year for the toy, and have no idea where else they could look. I found this page and figured I'd ask the experts :) Is there anywhere/anyway you know of that we could find one? Thank you.

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    • Hello. Did you mean this bug toy?. I almost certainly found the image for it on ebay, which means that it was for sale at that time. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any listed on ebay at the moment. But a quick google search for "Tyco talking bug grouchland" pulls up a number of ebay auctions that have ended, as well as one offered on a site with which I'm not familiar. In any case, my best suggestion is to keep a watch on ebay or any similar auction site until another one turns up.

      I'm sorry I don't have any better suggestions for you!

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  • Why was I failed.

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    17:22, March 29, 2018
    • One of the adoption criteria is "You are not currently blocked on another Fandom project"

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    • Apologies in advance for reviving an old topic, but does the block extend to the ones that are done via user request as well?

      I have discussed this issue with an admin on community central that blocks made via user request are exempt from what the Fandom staff consider blocks, but it would be very much appreciated on your part if you, as a FANDOM staff, could provide your own opinion on this subject matter.

      Thank you very much in advance.

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    • Hello. Your friend is correct that we review all blocks and only consider ones which are "earned" when doing adoptions.

      However, this is not the correct place to ask me about this. My wall on this wiki is for Muppet Wiki related business. If you have any further questions about adoptions or anything else, please contact me on Community Central, or through Special:Contact.

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