↑ 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!
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.
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!
I was recently watching the Plaza Sesamo series and noticed that there wasn't any mention about their version aside from "there being a spanish dubbed version of the letter song series", addionally; the letters are different: such as those below that I've known of:
Hello again. I was going to suggest you just add those, but it looks like you never created a page for the Spanish version? I think that would probably work best, but if not then you can just add a section for "Spanish-language variants" onto the existing English page and add the Plaza Sesamo categories at the bottom. It's ok to add ones you know without a screenshot.
Last year I think we were in contact over the matter of the Encyclopedia Fragglia that I had made into a single .pdf document. Later, I seem to recall that I sent you a story I had written about Fraggle Rock. Your reply seemed positive. Of course, I'm not positive you are the administrator in question.
My plans included writer further stories, but it has taken me almost a year to write the next. Assuming you are the right person, the one I had been in touch with a year ago, I'd like to offer you a chance to read the new Fraggle Rock story.
Hi Taral. Yes, that was me, and I did enjoy the story last year. I'd love to read the new one! Assuming you don't intend to upload it anywhere, probably the easiest way to get another to me is to write through Special:Contact and just flag my name (Wendy or Merrystar) in the message.