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Last edited by Jvvg (a UTB :P) on April 13, 2014


Teh almighty Scimonster.png
I must ask you, whether there is anything you'd like to tell me. Anything at all.

Albus Dumbledore, p. 209, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Looking for something to comment on? How about my status?

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Status:
"Is it possible to divide 20 sugar cubes amongst three cups of tea such that each cup has an odd number of sugar cubes, no cubes are divided, and none are left over?

It seems impossible, but what you do is one sugar cube in the first cup - that's an odd number. One sugar cube in the second cup - that's an odd number. And 18 sugar cubes in the last cup, because 18 is surely an odd number of sugars to put in your tea." [1]
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:44, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Contents


The Information for Scratchers/New Scratchers

I apologize if it seems that this article seemed like it was a duplicate, I got the information from my brain. I will do now is add on to that article.
Stealeman (talk | contribs) 15:57, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Never mind, it got deleted.
Stealeman (talk | contribs) 01:55, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

FAQ

You rock. Have a trophy.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 14:43, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I pick the one on the left. :P
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:45, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Notice the URL has cheat in it...
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 22:30, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
It's because those trophies were drawn and animated by the fictional character The Cheat in Homestar Runner. ;)
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 00:33, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

moved files

Special:Log/move/12 I noticed above the first file you moved you didn't leave a redirect behind, but for the rest of the moved files you did. Was this on purpose? Or is there now a missing redirect page located at File:File Blocks.gif?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 22:29, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Oops, that was an accident. I'll go delete the other redirects.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 03:27, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

status

Mshnikhns maple often happily! Did I get it?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 22:07, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Nope. "When Adar arrives, we increase our joy." Because Purim is in the Hebrew month of Adar. Purim is actually this Saturday night-Sunday evening.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 03:32, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
(this is why Google Translate is often a bad idea)
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 04:16, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Template:Danger External programs

Edited the Template,Did what you wanted-What's a period?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 18:10, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Looks better now. :) A period is the American name for a full-stop. You know, the punctuation at the end of this sentence.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:18, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Done the period
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 17:46, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Finished,Can It be a template?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 16:16, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Looks good! I'll give you the honor of moving it to Template:External Programs. :)
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:22, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Will It be used now?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 19:55, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Sure. You can add it to pages if you want.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:57, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
But what's is the code I mean like,Template:Templatenamehere?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 20:26, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
It has a capital P.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 20:27, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Looks like you figured it out. {{External Programs}}
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:35, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Should I do it on Scratch Modification Pages?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 16:10, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Hmm. This would probably be a better question for the template's talk page, so other users will know to chime in.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 16:27, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Ah, yes, probably. It makes sense to put the template on those pages since younger users may click the link and try to download a version of something made for Mac when they have a Windows computer.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 14:55, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Set X to () (block): Why your wording?

Your wording: "The block changes the selected sprite's X position by the specified amount. This block, combined with the Set Y to () block, have the same effect as the Go to X: () Y: () block." My wording: "The block changes the selected sprite's X position to the specified amount. This block, combined with the Set Y to () block, have an effect similar to the Go to X: () Y: () block." Why "by"? And if you say "the same effect", it contradicts what is said on the Go to X: () Y: () (block) page about the workaround a "common mistake by new scratchers" and "not being an accurate workaround". I can understand the piping links in see also (I think), though.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 15:21, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, that was an accident. I'm using the grouped recent changes, so it grouped all the edits, and i didn't realize that (undo) would undo all, not just the last edit.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 15:31, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Kthxbai
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 22:57, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

MediaWiki Question

How do I strip leading whitespace? I want to strip a leading newline character from the response of a special page so that I can do arithmetic on it with #expr.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 07:43, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, don't know how. I tried a few things. BTW, it seems like there's a DELETE character at the beginning of the output of EditCount.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:23, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
DELETE's a character? That's just crazy. Tell me if you figure it out.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 13:57, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
You didn't know that? It's even in ASCII! :P
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 14:03, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Can you do something for me?

Can you please run the following JS snippet on your console on your Linux? If it doesn't tell you you're on Linux, scream at me.

var OS=function(){var e=["Win","MacIntel","Linux"];var t=window.navigator.platform;var n=function(e){return e==t.slice(0,e.length)};if(n("Win"))return"Windows";if(n("MacIntel"))return"Mac";if(n("Linux"))return"Linux"}();prompt("Your OS is:",OS);

Also, can you tell me how tough it is to install Scratch (1.4) on Linux and Windows? I need to get Scratch running on around 5 different laptops relatively fast for some people, and I'm anxious about installation issues.

Thanks.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 05:23, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

It tells me Linux.
Scratch is easy to install on Windows. On Ubuntu Linux, there's a working DEB (which only sometimes fails). For Fedora, there's a user-made RPM, but it doesn't always open. I just got an error opening it.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:06, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, sci. Let's pray nobody will be cool enough to have Linux.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 13:23, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
That code is causing the page to glitch. You should probably put it somewhere else or remove it if you know what it was before and don't really need it anymore
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 14:57, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Fixed, sorry about that. :)
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 15:40, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

page updating

Your userpage has links to nonexistent external links and has some way outdated info.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 18:59, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

I know it's outdated. What broken external links?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:29, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
The vote for Sci campaign link, this one.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 21:33, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Oh, that. If i can find the files i'll put it back up.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 07:15, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

New avatar?

I'm so used to the red "scimonster" avatar, that the new star of David had me confused for a second! ;) Is it just for today?
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 11:07, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

It's for Holocaust Memorial Day. Israel commemorated it on the 8th this year, and on the 11th is the official international date, so i'm leaving it up until then. During the war, Jews 14 and older had to wear a yellow star of David with the word Jude (Jew in German), so that's what i did for these few days.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 11:24, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Who made them wear the hats? Did they choose too or was it the you know who's who forced them to?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 21:17, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
That sentence took me a couple of minutes to parse lexically… it doesn't help that the whole thing's a mild rhyming tongue twister with weird grammar. :P
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 10:01, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
They weren't hats, they were bands of some sort, or pins. I'm not sure exactly what. And it was a Nazi decree.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 11:24, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Necklaces? That's what I read in Counting the Stars by Lois Lowry.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 20:08, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
No, the necklace there was just a piece of jewelry.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:23, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Deleting a protecting pages

I was wondering how all this "deleting a protecting pages" stuff works. For the current MediaWiki-made Scratch Wiki, is it in that drop-down menu on pages like Watch and Move. Then what are the things you have to fill out for deleting and protecting pages? Those are my wonders. I also thought you could put some mockups on your userpage. That's an idea. I hope I can get some answers!
Legobob23o (talk | contribs) 14:01, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Right now it's in that dropdown, but when we had the Scratch theme, it was in that bar.
For deleting, there's a dropdown with these options, and also an insert field where you can type in something else.
For protecting, there are 2 levels: edit, and move. Usually, move is automatically kept in sync with edit levels. You can choose whether all users can edit, only "autoconfirmed" users (i think that's everyone though), or only admins. You also choose the time, with "infinite" the default. You can choose a predefined offset (i.e 1 hour, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year) or a custom time. Also choose cascading protecting (default no), which means protect pages transcluded in this page. Then choose one of these options, or type in your own.
Does that help?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:17, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Curator/List of Curators

I removed the link the Curator because there was already a link to the article right on the top-left of the page indicating that "List of Curators" was a subpage. I just wanted to let you know. :D
Legobob23o (talk | contribs) 15:44, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

just so you know, meta things like that don't really count just because they're so out of the way, not part of the article's body, and could easily be missed by someone not familiar with the more advanced aspects of wikis (and we're catering to a young audience here)
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 19:19, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Question about 2.0

I figured you were the best to ask: how will the old forums be archived? At the same URL (/forums) or somewhere else? You would have to do some serious overhauling of links if the URLs changed…
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 05:36, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

I heard that it might be on an Amazon S3 server or something. Links to the old forums will redirect to the archived copy. That's gonna be a tricky regex, because they have to send people either to the old forums or the new ones, depending on the format (.php or not, basically).
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:47, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
It's not too tricky! "http:\/\/scratch\.mit\.edu\/forums\/viewtopic\.php\?.*", right?
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 11:07, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
But you also have search, index, misc, profile, and all the admin stuff.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:59, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, I guess that's secondary. Most of the links on the Wiki point to posts.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 13:00, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Block-based CSS

Check out http://cssdesk.com — what do you think? Also, take a look at http://raphaeljs.com (especially the demos). It might be nice to work with Raphael to make something cool; you program the UI while I can handle the algorithms under the hood (and the complaining about lack of UI features ;) ). Finally, look at LESS CSS—I think we should definitely add some of those features (global constants, for one, are really important to me to the point where I have an implementation to replace @bgcol with the background color! :D).

Or we could use Morphic, though you mentioned you wanted to use DOM, which is fine with me.

(Can you please make an AT thread for this? I don't like discussing on the Wiki, it's not as nice as the forums. No offense, but it's a Wiki. :P) 16:40, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
LESS was pretty essential for scratchblocks2. Interrupting rudely (you totally need a forum thread) — how are those angled booleans going? :D
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 18:59, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
CSSdesk was interesting... RaphaelJS looks pretty cool, and i would consider using it for some things. Having some LESS features seems pretty good.
I would make an AT thread now, except it's too late for me, and i actually check the forums less often than the wiki... But (echoing Jens) couldn't we discuss over email?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:48, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Too late as in late at night, right? :P
Anyway, chances are we'll end up working separately on different modules and bringing it together in the end—which is a perfectly fine and productive way to go. So I still vote for AT thread.
Did we decide what we're making yet, BTW? :P 08:31, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, late at night. Well, what do you think about my suggestion? An HTML/CSS live developer, which makes it much easier to create a good looking page. Basically, you drag out HTML elements to the page, where it gets added to the DOM over there. Then, you can edit the content and add styling. Styling includes simple text styling (color, font-*, text-*) using an editor similar to that found in many rich text editors, and box model styling, where you can move it around with margins, padding, and position:relative, along with adjusting the size with the mouse (like, cursor:resize-n). An alternate view would let you view the DOM in blocks, and third lets you view the CSS (LESS style, which gets automatically compiled when you save). Of course, if we're already doing blocks, we don't need to do @var syntax - it can just be a variable block.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:28, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Coders' Shed

(No, I'm not planning on joining—I have enough to compulsively refresh already… :P).

I noticed your Coders' Shed CSS is, well, to put it lightly, rather bleak (especially the main page). Can I offer to spruce it up a bit? It seems like almost a deterrent since it feels so old.

Thanks! :) 10:18, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

P.S. You have 2 links to the forums… :P

You should work a bit on the 'learn to code' section because it's not too informative. You should give a lot more examples of everything to readers, because that's the best way to learn. You could also make a table of 10 common programming languages and their pros & cons or something—think about the "alternatives to scratch" Wiki article.

But other than that, it's actually a great website—nice job putting it together. 10:23, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
:( You don't have to compulsively refresh. Checking in once a day is more than enough. :P
Even with the gradients? You can send me something if you want.
I know there are two links.
The site is totally not done. This is more of a prototype for the hoped-for Coders' Shed 1.0, which has forums and project sharing.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:20, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I'll see if I can hack something neater together. I'm not a fan of serif fonts, because thin sans-serifs look beautiful. And the light blue gradient, albeit really cool looking, doesn't really fit with the general scheme of things. :) 14:02, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Is there, like, a limit on the number of pages an admin can delete per day?

Is it, like, 16?
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 11:46, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

And about the "Fail disambig" thing that I wrote, sometimes my fingers need to type different stuff. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 12:17, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
No limit that i know of. I simply saw 16 disambigs tagged for deletion.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 18:13, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Well you didn't even delete my sig page, and that was actually an "author" request in my userspace. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 18:57, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Didn't notice it. Done now.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:43, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Look what I found

[2] so glad you've changed
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 16:38, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Lol.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 17:21, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Help Box

Is there supposed to be discussions on /Help box?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 18:02, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes. People also aren't expected to visit it.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:28, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

boop boop

badoop boop bloop
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 19:18, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Did I do this for a reason, or what??????
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 06:46, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
Yeah. I asked you to leave a message for me so i could see the 2.0 skin's messaging.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:37, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
I was almost going to reply. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 23:30, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Access Keys

I remember in the community portal, that you mentioned access keys here on the wiki. I've never heard or seen them on the wiki till now, and I'm thinking about learning a few to make editing easier. Could you maybe help out a bit?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs)

Accesskeys are keyboard shortcuts that let you press alt+shift+[some key] to click a link, or visit an text input form, or check a box. So, Recent Changes is R; edit is E; minor edit is I; the edit box is ,; and so on.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:23, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Phooey... The alt button on my laptop is also shared with the option button, so when I press alt+shift+I, it thinks I'm typing. :/ Still, thank you for telling me a few of those shortcuts!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:32, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps you can look up the proper way to use accesskeys for your system and browser. A few more: random page is X, save page is S, preview is P, watch is W, what links here is J, special pages is Q, upload file is U, history is H, talk is T, content page is C, main page is Z.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:42, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Yay! I found out how to do this finally; apparently I have to type control+alt+[key]. Well this should be helpful in the future. Thank you for telling me about this. By the way, is there a page on access keys in the wiki?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:06, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
No, but you can look at all of the titles starting with "accesskey" at Special:AllMessages.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:58, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
That's interesting... I'm wondering, is it possible for these access keys to be used in code? I'm wondering, is it possible for these access keys to be used in code? For example, I could maybe make a button that'd allow you to add a new section in my talk, if I ever wanted that.
Oh, and along with that, I found an image that isn't being used any more, and I highly doubt it ever will. Here it is: File:Set Decimal places
It used to be used in the Join()() (block) article, if you were wondering. Anyway, should it be deleted from the wiki?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:27, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Well, there's some bug with the directory that doesn't let us delete files.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 01:20, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

+ is the accesskey for adding a section. It can't be used in code because you can't customize link HTML.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 08:10, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

I need some tips or a reference or something...

Hey there! I noticed the table of contents and other things, such as tabs, heading images, and other things on you page. I was wondering, is there a reference for doing such things? I don't intend to have that much of a fancy page, but it would be nice to know how to do that here on the wiki. Now that i looked at your code, i am seeing HTML and CSS(which i am familer with), but only once line... ?
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 21:30, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

No, sadly there is not a reference for the CSS side of things. I was thinking about putting an issue in the CP about adding a reference to the help pages, but I haven't yet. As for the HTML, there's a small reference here: HTML
And although this is off-topic, Scimonster, what's the difference between <div> and <span>?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:37, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
I have the exact same question: What's the difference?
Thanks Ernie. :D
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 22:40, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. ;)
And Scimonster, I'd like to extend my question a bit: What's the difference between <div>, <span>, <ul> and <il>? Are there others?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:45, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Same here.
Same questions as Ernie, except i believe that <il> is italicizing and <ul> is underlining.
Also, i notice that the header of this page and a ton of stuff is all in one line of code...?
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 22:49, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
<il> and <ul> are actually used for code. It's actually how I was able to set a background image for my userpage, the only way you can do that (without putting text onto your image). I also believe <il> is a sub-something to <ul> Meaning, you use <il> inside of <ul>. For example:
<ul style=something>
<il style=something>
</il>
<ul>
Again this is guess work, which is why I'm asking Scimoster.
As for having a "ton of stuff is all in one line of code...", that is a template. All the code is on another page, but it can be used wherever you want. I also used templates in my user talk page, if you'd like a second example to look at.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:26, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh yeah, i believe you're right, i think they are ways to edit things individually.
And, could you comment the link to such templates?
I am working on my page now.
I also found an awesome library for CSS, if you're interested...
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 23:37, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I am interested. That is a nice find that you got. Could I maybe take a look?
Also, templates are actually pages that you create, so I can't really link to them or else this page would be full of them. Still, here are many of them: Templates
As for the one on my talk page, that one is here: Template
The one Scimonster uses, I'm not sure where it is. :/
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:45, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, and this is the link to a nice CSS library i found.
I am working on my page, but i need to know if i can add a picture as a BG to a div.
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 00:00, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Not with div, though you can do that with ul. This is rarely used though, I've only seen it used three times so far. One on a user's page (where I learned how to do this), one on my own user page, and one on my sandbox. As for that CSS library, I've been using that same website for my CSS. Still, the library should be useful considering I didn't even know about it. Thanks!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:07, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

No problem.
Also, what is rarely used?
Images in the background of an ul?
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 01:00, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, you're guess is correct. As I said, I've only seen it used 3 times before, two of which are from my own pages. As for il, I've only seen that used once in my entire wiki experience, though I could maybe use it and make that count twice.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:21, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Neat.
Well, I've got to call it quits now for the most part, but i will see about getting an image up there to make it look much more professional.
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 02:23, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I just noticed I've made a mistake throughout our conversation. It's <li> not <il> At least I found it now.
Anyway, I also have to call it quits; I've stayed up longer then I should've. So, good night and good luck with your userpage!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 03:27, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
NO DON'T USE W3SCHOOLS!!!! See http://www.w3fools.com/. Use the MDN!
And to explain a bit about the differences between HTML elements, <div> is a block element, which means it goes on its own line, and <span> is an inline element. <ul> creates an unordered list (bullets), <ol> makes an ordered list (numbers), and <li> (not <il>) makes a list item. Does that help at all? You can look up other references on MDN. Remember, NO W3SCHOOLS!
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 20:08, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Umm... it makes some sense, but I'm not a CSS developer. And when you said ul makes an unordered list, I'm confused by that when I look at some examples. I tried using ol in my userpage instead of the current ul, and all it did was shift my background image to the right. :/
Oh, and one last developer question. I was waving my mouse around, and some text appeared next to it saying something like "Tell me whatever you want to. Including about vandalism." How did you do that?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:17, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
That has too much styling to be noticeable. Look: ul:
  • this
  • is
  • an
  • unordered
  • list

ol:

  1. this
  2. is
  3. an
  4. unordered
  5. list
That's called a tooltip, made by the HTML element attribute title.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 20:27, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I think that I see now. The Table of Contents/Front Page article has helped me figure out the difference because I had to test a few out to see which one worked best. Phew! That article took a long while to write up and code. I think that I might be in the same ordeal if I pick up the forums. Anyway, thank you for being so helpful!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:12, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank scimonster.
I am on my way to re-learn this stuff. :D
And now that you said that, the lesson about lists come rushing back. Thanks again.
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 02:52, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome, ErnieParke and CAA14!
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 06:47, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Why Are We Talking About HTML? This Is A WIKI, Not Our Own Website!
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 13:43, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
They asked me a question. That's allowed. Even if it is slightly offtopic.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:57, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Extra Image

I was working on the Table of Contents/Front Page article, and I noticed that I uploaded an extra image. Could you delete it? It's here: File:Mailbox_nav_tab.png
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 17:17, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

File deletion is still broken, AFAIK.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 20:02, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh... I was going to bring up a few other images that needed to be deleted, but it looks like that won't be happening.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:09, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Question

Hi, it's me again(i know, i know, it'll all be over soon ;)). I have two questions:

  • How do you make a link of text constrain to one line? If you take a look at the header of my page, you'll see why i need to know.
  • Where are all the made templates for this Wiki? All i could find was how to make them. :/

Basically, i would like to know how you did the tabs at the top of this page, as the are obviously not normal links.
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 17:17, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

You can copy my code from User:Scimonster/Header. As for your page, i don't see anything wrong. On the contrary; it looks great! Templates are listed here.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 17:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, and, i just figured it out, or, found the web page that told me how to do it. :P
And, thanks. I am trying to stay true to the "CAA14" style, which is metalic(See my intro).
תודה רבה!
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 18:50, 29 July 2013 (UTC)


Help with User Page

Hi, it's Rose08. Could you please help make my user page better? Thanks!
Rose08 (talk | contribs) 22:44, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Sci's Impersonator: Usually users set up their user pages as they wish and if they need help they ask and receive. How about you specify what you want and maybe i (Sci) can help you with it? If you would like a nice header like mine (Sci), you can see it here.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 00:23, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

If you look at my user page, which is right here, you'll see that there are red words. Those red words are the thing that I need help with. I need help with my status on my user page too.
Rose08 (talk | contribs) 12:44, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

The red words are links to pages that don't exist. I suggest you either remove the links, or create the pages. What do you need with the status?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:31, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
See Help:Links for more about links.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 16:34, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

I Want To Ask You A Question, And I Don't Like The Organization System

It Feels Like, There's, Nothing To Add. Do You Feel Like This, Too?
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 04:15, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Sometimes. Right now though, there is still plenty of stuff to update to 2.0, but i'm very busy, so i'm leaving most of it for younger wikians. PS: New topics go at the bottom of the page.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 04:17, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Ned help deciding course of action regarding "Turn based RPGs" article

I have posted an explanation here. I would like to get your opinion, just commenting to ensure you will notice.
Wes64 (talk | contribs) 21:07, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Malicious file?

File:ScratchGSguide_v2.0_word.zip appears on my computer with the message "This file type may contain malicious code. By executing it, your system may be compromised." Is this a warning for all files or is it only ones the system detects as dangerous? This file seems to (if the name is correct) be something about translating Scratch. I think it may come from Scratch and be downloadable there. Still, do you think it is dangerous and should it be deleted?
EH7meow (talk | contribs) 16:22, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

It comes up for all ZIPs. It's fine.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:34, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Plus we can't delete files anyway.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 16:26, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I downloaded the file, and all it contains is a word doc and some font info.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 12:40, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
The word document looks corrupted on my CPU.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 13:54, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Citation help

Say I create a reference and it is labelled [2]. Is there a way to put more [2] references in other parts of the article? Sometimes the same source is used to cite two things in different locations, and I don't like to have duplicates listed in <references/>. Thanks.
Wes64 (talk | contribs) 18:03, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

You do it like this: First, you decide upon a relevant name to identify the reference by. Let's call this name "x". On the first spot the reference shows up, put <ref name="x">THE LINK</ref>, and then anywhere else, you pull it up with just <ref name="x"/>.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 18:07, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Huzzah, thank you very much!
Wes64 (talk | contribs) 18:28, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Deleting Two Pages

The voting has finished in the CP and the List of Project Series is to be deleted, the List of Operating Systems is to be merged, the List of Collaborations is to be kept, and the RPG's are at a tie. Because of that, there are two articles that need to be deleted. The List of Project Series and List of Operating Systems are the ones. Could you do that? Thanks if you do!
By the way, I have a quick question. Sometimes, when I'm looking at recent edits or my contribs, I see (top) to the right of an edit. What does that mean?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:39, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

I think it comes up with (top) if something is the latest edit to that page.
EH7meow (talk | contribs) 21:02, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
List of Operating Systems isn't being deleted. It's becoming a redirect.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 21:37, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Problem

We're having issues with a user here. It's Mrsrec, and he's just being stubborn and rude to Mathfreak and I. He's telling us to call him "best Scracher ever" whenever we reply to him and stuff, so you should probably check it out. Since your an admin I am posting this here to notify you, and you're more active than Scmb1, so...
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 02:39, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Done.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:34, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Although I'm late since I'm inattentive...

Why're you using Chrome? :O
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 17:11, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm preparing to switch to Chrome OS. I happen to think that a browser OS is the future for the layman, so i want to try it out.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 18:34, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Oh, cool! Let me know how it goes. I've been thinking about something like that as well, except I need to use Audacity.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 23:51, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Ever seen UJAM? It's all online, and available as a Chrome app. I doubt it's quite as powerful as Audacity though.
In any case, i'm only planning to switch mainly, not fully. I'm still keeping my other 3 OSes (Win7, factory install; Lubuntu 12.04, through WUBI; Fedora 18, full install) on the machine.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:04, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

User Page?

Woah.....What Happened To Your User Page?
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 15:41, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

I killed it because most of it was outdated, and i didn't really like it anymore.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 15:57, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

So curious

A while ago, you posted this:

Wow, how'd i miss this discussion? Actually, i have a rather good idea, and it starts with "vac" and ends with "tion". ;) I'll give my input on it even though it's a little late.

– Scimonster

What does vaction mean? Vacation? Vacuum? :P

Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 06:05, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

"vac"+a+"tion"
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:36, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
ohh!!! Thanks!
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 15:01, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Delete ninja'd

Title. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 16:42, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Can't beat a senior admin i guess. :P
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 16:48, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

How Much JavaScript Experience are You Guys Looking for HTML5

JavaScript is my best language, and I would like to really help with the HTML5 player in any such way, but how much JavaScript experience are you looking for? I haven't used JavaScript really for game development, but I am very knowledgable of the syntax, could I help in some way with the HTML5 player?
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 15:32, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Check out the repo, pick an open issue, and start hacking on it :)
blob8108 (talk | contribs) 23:23, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

"Licks the grey star button"

XD XD XD XD
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 17:05, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Can you check this over?

Can you check this over and see if it will work properly as yours did and see if it is all proper code. I know Krisma looked at it, but another can never hurt. Thanks!
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 23:46, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

I fixed it up a bit. You know you can use internal wikilinks to link to templates, right? ;)
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 08:05, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, but that would have just been a pain for me to type :P
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 23:50, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Lazy. :P
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 05:26, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Protect the April Fools Pages

Can you protect the finished April Fools pages? It will be best for them to be secure while they're up and so no more vandalism occurs.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 00:30, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

But that also means that people can't improve them. :/
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 04:56, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Do they need improvement, really? I think at least protect the main pages like the home page.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 13:40, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

It appears that on revision 86285 of the page User talk:KrIsMa, you did not sign your post. Please fix this and remember to sign your posts in the future. Thanks!
Please note that this message was sent by a bot. Please do not remove it or reply to it. If this message was sent incorrectly, please notify my owner, jvvg on his talk page.
WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 05:56, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Test worked :)

The test category you made worked! Please notify me if there are any other problems in WM.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:47, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

So why didn't i receive a notification?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 18:00, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
The fact that you didn't get a notification signalled that it worked. You were testing that it excludes categories from the no category notification, right?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
No... i was hoping it would just fix the link. [[:Category:Scratch Wiki]] as opposed to [[Category:Scratch Wiki]].
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 05:24, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Oh. I thought you didn't want it to notify people about categories at all, because there are cases where it's acceptable not to put a category on a category.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:57, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
What would those cases be? The only one was Category:Scratch Wiki, and that was eventually recursively categorized.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:03, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
We don't have any root categories? That changes things. I'll go about changing that in WM, then.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:08, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes Done (See this example)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:12, 13 April 2014 (UTC)


The Information for Scratchers/New Scratchers

I apologize if it seems that this article seemed like it was a duplicate, I got the information from my brain. I will do now is add on to that article.
Stealeman (talk | contribs) 15:57, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Never mind, it got deleted.
Stealeman (talk | contribs) 01:55, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

FAQ

You rock. Have a trophy.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 14:43, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I pick the one on the left. :P
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:45, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Notice the URL has cheat in it...
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 22:30, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
It's because those trophies were drawn and animated by the fictional character The Cheat in Homestar Runner. ;)
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 00:33, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

moved files

Special:Log/move/12 I noticed above the first file you moved you didn't leave a redirect behind, but for the rest of the moved files you did. Was this on purpose? Or is there now a missing redirect page located at File:File Blocks.gif?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 22:29, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Oops, that was an accident. I'll go delete the other redirects.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 03:27, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

status

Mshnikhns maple often happily! Did I get it?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 22:07, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Nope. "When Adar arrives, we increase our joy." Because Purim is in the Hebrew month of Adar. Purim is actually this Saturday night-Sunday evening.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 03:32, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
(this is why Google Translate is often a bad idea)
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 04:16, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Template:Danger External programs

Edited the Template,Did what you wanted-What's a period?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 18:10, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Looks better now. :) A period is the American name for a full-stop. You know, the punctuation at the end of this sentence.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:18, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Done the period
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 17:46, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Finished,Can It be a template?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 16:16, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Looks good! I'll give you the honor of moving it to Template:External Programs. :)
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:22, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Will It be used now?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 19:55, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Sure. You can add it to pages if you want.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:57, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
But what's is the code I mean like,Template:Templatenamehere?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 20:26, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
It has a capital P.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 20:27, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Looks like you figured it out. {{External Programs}}
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:35, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Should I do it on Scratch Modification Pages?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 16:10, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Hmm. This would probably be a better question for the template's talk page, so other users will know to chime in.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 16:27, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Ah, yes, probably. It makes sense to put the template on those pages since younger users may click the link and try to download a version of something made for Mac when they have a Windows computer.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 14:55, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Set X to () (block): Why your wording?

Your wording: "The block changes the selected sprite's X position by the specified amount. This block, combined with the Set Y to () block, have the same effect as the Go to X: () Y: () block." My wording: "The block changes the selected sprite's X position to the specified amount. This block, combined with the Set Y to () block, have an effect similar to the Go to X: () Y: () block." Why "by"? And if you say "the same effect", it contradicts what is said on the Go to X: () Y: () (block) page about the workaround a "common mistake by new scratchers" and "not being an accurate workaround". I can understand the piping links in see also (I think), though.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 15:21, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, that was an accident. I'm using the grouped recent changes, so it grouped all the edits, and i didn't realize that (undo) would undo all, not just the last edit.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 15:31, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Kthxbai
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 22:57, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

MediaWiki Question

How do I strip leading whitespace? I want to strip a leading newline character from the response of a special page so that I can do arithmetic on it with #expr.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 07:43, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, don't know how. I tried a few things. BTW, it seems like there's a DELETE character at the beginning of the output of EditCount.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:23, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
DELETE's a character? That's just crazy. Tell me if you figure it out.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 13:57, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
You didn't know that? It's even in ASCII! :P
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 14:03, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Can you do something for me?

Can you please run the following JS snippet on your console on your Linux? If it doesn't tell you you're on Linux, scream at me.

var OS=function(){var e=["Win","MacIntel","Linux"];var t=window.navigator.platform;var n=function(e){return e==t.slice(0,e.length)};if(n("Win"))return"Windows";if(n("MacIntel"))return"Mac";if(n("Linux"))return"Linux"}();prompt("Your OS is:",OS);

Also, can you tell me how tough it is to install Scratch (1.4) on Linux and Windows? I need to get Scratch running on around 5 different laptops relatively fast for some people, and I'm anxious about installation issues.

Thanks.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 05:23, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

It tells me Linux.
Scratch is easy to install on Windows. On Ubuntu Linux, there's a working DEB (which only sometimes fails). For Fedora, there's a user-made RPM, but it doesn't always open. I just got an error opening it.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:06, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, sci. Let's pray nobody will be cool enough to have Linux.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 13:23, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
That code is causing the page to glitch. You should probably put it somewhere else or remove it if you know what it was before and don't really need it anymore
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 14:57, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Fixed, sorry about that. :)
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 15:40, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

page updating

Your userpage has links to nonexistent external links and has some way outdated info.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 18:59, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

I know it's outdated. What broken external links?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:29, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
The vote for Sci campaign link, this one.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 21:33, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Oh, that. If i can find the files i'll put it back up.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 07:15, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

New avatar?

I'm so used to the red "scimonster" avatar, that the new star of David had me confused for a second! ;) Is it just for today?
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 11:07, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

It's for Holocaust Memorial Day. Israel commemorated it on the 8th this year, and on the 11th is the official international date, so i'm leaving it up until then. During the war, Jews 14 and older had to wear a yellow star of David with the word Jude (Jew in German), so that's what i did for these few days.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 11:24, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Who made them wear the hats? Did they choose too or was it the you know who's who forced them to?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 21:17, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
That sentence took me a couple of minutes to parse lexically… it doesn't help that the whole thing's a mild rhyming tongue twister with weird grammar. :P
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 10:01, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
They weren't hats, they were bands of some sort, or pins. I'm not sure exactly what. And it was a Nazi decree.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 11:24, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Necklaces? That's what I read in Counting the Stars by Lois Lowry.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 20:08, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
No, the necklace there was just a piece of jewelry.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:23, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Deleting a protecting pages

I was wondering how all this "deleting a protecting pages" stuff works. For the current MediaWiki-made Scratch Wiki, is it in that drop-down menu on pages like Watch and Move. Then what are the things you have to fill out for deleting and protecting pages? Those are my wonders. I also thought you could put some mockups on your userpage. That's an idea. I hope I can get some answers!
Legobob23o (talk | contribs) 14:01, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Right now it's in that dropdown, but when we had the Scratch theme, it was in that bar.
For deleting, there's a dropdown with these options, and also an insert field where you can type in something else.
For protecting, there are 2 levels: edit, and move. Usually, move is automatically kept in sync with edit levels. You can choose whether all users can edit, only "autoconfirmed" users (i think that's everyone though), or only admins. You also choose the time, with "infinite" the default. You can choose a predefined offset (i.e 1 hour, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year) or a custom time. Also choose cascading protecting (default no), which means protect pages transcluded in this page. Then choose one of these options, or type in your own.
Does that help?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:17, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Curator/List of Curators

I removed the link the Curator because there was already a link to the article right on the top-left of the page indicating that "List of Curators" was a subpage. I just wanted to let you know. :D
Legobob23o (talk | contribs) 15:44, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

just so you know, meta things like that don't really count just because they're so out of the way, not part of the article's body, and could easily be missed by someone not familiar with the more advanced aspects of wikis (and we're catering to a young audience here)
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 19:19, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Question about 2.0

I figured you were the best to ask: how will the old forums be archived? At the same URL (/forums) or somewhere else? You would have to do some serious overhauling of links if the URLs changed…
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 05:36, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

I heard that it might be on an Amazon S3 server or something. Links to the old forums will redirect to the archived copy. That's gonna be a tricky regex, because they have to send people either to the old forums or the new ones, depending on the format (.php or not, basically).
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:47, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
It's not too tricky! "http:\/\/scratch\.mit\.edu\/forums\/viewtopic\.php\?.*", right?
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 11:07, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
But you also have search, index, misc, profile, and all the admin stuff.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:59, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, I guess that's secondary. Most of the links on the Wiki point to posts.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 13:00, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Block-based CSS

Check out http://cssdesk.com — what do you think? Also, take a look at http://raphaeljs.com (especially the demos). It might be nice to work with Raphael to make something cool; you program the UI while I can handle the algorithms under the hood (and the complaining about lack of UI features ;) ). Finally, look at LESS CSS—I think we should definitely add some of those features (global constants, for one, are really important to me to the point where I have an implementation to replace @bgcol with the background color! :D).

Or we could use Morphic, though you mentioned you wanted to use DOM, which is fine with me.

(Can you please make an AT thread for this? I don't like discussing on the Wiki, it's not as nice as the forums. No offense, but it's a Wiki. :P) 16:40, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
LESS was pretty essential for scratchblocks2. Interrupting rudely (you totally need a forum thread) — how are those angled booleans going? :D
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 18:59, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
CSSdesk was interesting... RaphaelJS looks pretty cool, and i would consider using it for some things. Having some LESS features seems pretty good.
I would make an AT thread now, except it's too late for me, and i actually check the forums less often than the wiki... But (echoing Jens) couldn't we discuss over email?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:48, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Too late as in late at night, right? :P
Anyway, chances are we'll end up working separately on different modules and bringing it together in the end—which is a perfectly fine and productive way to go. So I still vote for AT thread.
Did we decide what we're making yet, BTW? :P 08:31, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, late at night. Well, what do you think about my suggestion? An HTML/CSS live developer, which makes it much easier to create a good looking page. Basically, you drag out HTML elements to the page, where it gets added to the DOM over there. Then, you can edit the content and add styling. Styling includes simple text styling (color, font-*, text-*) using an editor similar to that found in many rich text editors, and box model styling, where you can move it around with margins, padding, and position:relative, along with adjusting the size with the mouse (like, cursor:resize-n). An alternate view would let you view the DOM in blocks, and third lets you view the CSS (LESS style, which gets automatically compiled when you save). Of course, if we're already doing blocks, we don't need to do @var syntax - it can just be a variable block.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:28, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Coders' Shed

(No, I'm not planning on joining—I have enough to compulsively refresh already… :P).

I noticed your Coders' Shed CSS is, well, to put it lightly, rather bleak (especially the main page). Can I offer to spruce it up a bit? It seems like almost a deterrent since it feels so old.

Thanks! :) 10:18, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

P.S. You have 2 links to the forums… :P

You should work a bit on the 'learn to code' section because it's not too informative. You should give a lot more examples of everything to readers, because that's the best way to learn. You could also make a table of 10 common programming languages and their pros & cons or something—think about the "alternatives to scratch" Wiki article.

But other than that, it's actually a great website—nice job putting it together. 10:23, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
:( You don't have to compulsively refresh. Checking in once a day is more than enough. :P
Even with the gradients? You can send me something if you want.
I know there are two links.
The site is totally not done. This is more of a prototype for the hoped-for Coders' Shed 1.0, which has forums and project sharing.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:20, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I'll see if I can hack something neater together. I'm not a fan of serif fonts, because thin sans-serifs look beautiful. And the light blue gradient, albeit really cool looking, doesn't really fit with the general scheme of things. :) 14:02, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Is there, like, a limit on the number of pages an admin can delete per day?

Is it, like, 16?
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 11:46, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

And about the "Fail disambig" thing that I wrote, sometimes my fingers need to type different stuff. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 12:17, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
No limit that i know of. I simply saw 16 disambigs tagged for deletion.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 18:13, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Well you didn't even delete my sig page, and that was actually an "author" request in my userspace. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 18:57, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Didn't notice it. Done now.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:43, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Look what I found

[3] so glad you've changed
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 16:38, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Lol.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 17:21, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Help Box

Is there supposed to be discussions on /Help box?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 18:02, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes. People also aren't expected to visit it.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:28, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

boop boop

badoop boop bloop
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 19:18, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Did I do this for a reason, or what??????
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 06:46, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
Yeah. I asked you to leave a message for me so i could see the 2.0 skin's messaging.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:37, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
I was almost going to reply. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 23:30, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Access Keys

I remember in the community portal, that you mentioned access keys here on the wiki. I've never heard or seen them on the wiki till now, and I'm thinking about learning a few to make editing easier. Could you maybe help out a bit?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs)

Accesskeys are keyboard shortcuts that let you press alt+shift+[some key] to click a link, or visit an text input form, or check a box. So, Recent Changes is R; edit is E; minor edit is I; the edit box is ,; and so on.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:23, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Phooey... The alt button on my laptop is also shared with the option button, so when I press alt+shift+I, it thinks I'm typing. :/ Still, thank you for telling me a few of those shortcuts!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:32, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps you can look up the proper way to use accesskeys for your system and browser. A few more: random page is X, save page is S, preview is P, watch is W, what links here is J, special pages is Q, upload file is U, history is H, talk is T, content page is C, main page is Z.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:42, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Yay! I found out how to do this finally; apparently I have to type control+alt+[key]. Well this should be helpful in the future. Thank you for telling me about this. By the way, is there a page on access keys in the wiki?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:06, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
No, but you can look at all of the titles starting with "accesskey" at Special:AllMessages.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 19:58, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
That's interesting... I'm wondering, is it possible for these access keys to be used in code? I'm wondering, is it possible for these access keys to be used in code? For example, I could maybe make a button that'd allow you to add a new section in my talk, if I ever wanted that.
Oh, and along with that, I found an image that isn't being used any more, and I highly doubt it ever will. Here it is: File:Set Decimal places
It used to be used in the Join()() (block) article, if you were wondering. Anyway, should it be deleted from the wiki?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:27, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Well, there's some bug with the directory that doesn't let us delete files.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 01:20, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

+ is the accesskey for adding a section. It can't be used in code because you can't customize link HTML.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 08:10, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

I need some tips or a reference or something...

Hey there! I noticed the table of contents and other things, such as tabs, heading images, and other things on you page. I was wondering, is there a reference for doing such things? I don't intend to have that much of a fancy page, but it would be nice to know how to do that here on the wiki. Now that i looked at your code, i am seeing HTML and CSS(which i am familer with), but only once line... ?
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 21:30, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

No, sadly there is not a reference for the CSS side of things. I was thinking about putting an issue in the CP about adding a reference to the help pages, but I haven't yet. As for the HTML, there's a small reference here: HTML
And although this is off-topic, Scimonster, what's the difference between <div> and <span>?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:37, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
I have the exact same question: What's the difference?
Thanks Ernie. :D
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 22:40, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. ;)
And Scimonster, I'd like to extend my question a bit: What's the difference between <div>, <span>, <ul> and <il>? Are there others?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:45, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Same here.
Same questions as Ernie, except i believe that <il> is italicizing and <ul> is underlining.
Also, i notice that the header of this page and a ton of stuff is all in one line of code...?
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 22:49, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
<il> and <ul> are actually used for code. It's actually how I was able to set a background image for my userpage, the only way you can do that (without putting text onto your image). I also believe <il> is a sub-something to <ul> Meaning, you use <il> inside of <ul>. For example:
<ul style=something>
<il style=something>
</il>
<ul>
Again this is guess work, which is why I'm asking Scimoster.
As for having a "ton of stuff is all in one line of code...", that is a template. All the code is on another page, but it can be used wherever you want. I also used templates in my user talk page, if you'd like a second example to look at.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:26, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh yeah, i believe you're right, i think they are ways to edit things individually.
And, could you comment the link to such templates?
I am working on my page now.
I also found an awesome library for CSS, if you're interested...
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 23:37, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I am interested. That is a nice find that you got. Could I maybe take a look?
Also, templates are actually pages that you create, so I can't really link to them or else this page would be full of them. Still, here are many of them: Templates
As for the one on my talk page, that one is here: Template
The one Scimonster uses, I'm not sure where it is. :/
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:45, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, and this is the link to a nice CSS library i found.
I am working on my page, but i need to know if i can add a picture as a BG to a div.
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 00:00, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Not with div, though you can do that with ul. This is rarely used though, I've only seen it used three times so far. One on a user's page (where I learned how to do this), one on my own user page, and one on my sandbox. As for that CSS library, I've been using that same website for my CSS. Still, the library should be useful considering I didn't even know about it. Thanks!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:07, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

No problem.
Also, what is rarely used?
Images in the background of an ul?
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 01:00, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, you're guess is correct. As I said, I've only seen it used 3 times before, two of which are from my own pages. As for il, I've only seen that used once in my entire wiki experience, though I could maybe use it and make that count twice.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:21, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Neat.
Well, I've got to call it quits now for the most part, but i will see about getting an image up there to make it look much more professional.
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 02:23, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I just noticed I've made a mistake throughout our conversation. It's <li> not <il> At least I found it now.
Anyway, I also have to call it quits; I've stayed up longer then I should've. So, good night and good luck with your userpage!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 03:27, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
NO DON'T USE W3SCHOOLS!!!! See http://www.w3fools.com/. Use the MDN!
And to explain a bit about the differences between HTML elements, <div> is a block element, which means it goes on its own line, and <span> is an inline element. <ul> creates an unordered list (bullets), <ol> makes an ordered list (numbers), and <li> (not <il>) makes a list item. Does that help at all? You can look up other references on MDN. Remember, NO W3SCHOOLS!
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 20:08, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Umm... it makes some sense, but I'm not a CSS developer. And when you said ul makes an unordered list, I'm confused by that when I look at some examples. I tried using ol in my userpage instead of the current ul, and all it did was shift my background image to the right. :/
Oh, and one last developer question. I was waving my mouse around, and some text appeared next to it saying something like "Tell me whatever you want to. Including about vandalism." How did you do that?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:17, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
That has too much styling to be noticeable. Look: ul:
  • this
  • is
  • an
  • unordered
  • list

ol:

  1. this
  2. is
  3. an
  4. unordered
  5. list
That's called a tooltip, made by the HTML element attribute title.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 20:27, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I think that I see now. The Table of Contents/Front Page article has helped me figure out the difference because I had to test a few out to see which one worked best. Phew! That article took a long while to write up and code. I think that I might be in the same ordeal if I pick up the forums. Anyway, thank you for being so helpful!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:12, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank scimonster.
I am on my way to re-learn this stuff. :D
And now that you said that, the lesson about lists come rushing back. Thanks again.
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 02:52, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome, ErnieParke and CAA14!
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 06:47, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Why Are We Talking About HTML? This Is A WIKI, Not Our Own Website!
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 13:43, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
They asked me a question. That's allowed. Even if it is slightly offtopic.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:57, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Extra Image

I was working on the Table of Contents/Front Page article, and I noticed that I uploaded an extra image. Could you delete it? It's here: File:Mailbox_nav_tab.png
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 17:17, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

File deletion is still broken, AFAIK.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 20:02, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh... I was going to bring up a few other images that needed to be deleted, but it looks like that won't be happening.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:09, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Question

Hi, it's me again(i know, i know, it'll all be over soon ;)). I have two questions:

  • How do you make a link of text constrain to one line? If you take a look at the header of my page, you'll see why i need to know.
  • Where are all the made templates for this Wiki? All i could find was how to make them. :/

Basically, i would like to know how you did the tabs at the top of this page, as the are obviously not normal links.
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 17:17, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

You can copy my code from User:Scimonster/Header. As for your page, i don't see anything wrong. On the contrary; it looks great! Templates are listed here.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 17:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, and, i just figured it out, or, found the web page that told me how to do it. :P
And, thanks. I am trying to stay true to the "CAA14" style, which is metalic(See my intro).
תודה רבה!
CAA14 (talk | contribs) 18:50, 29 July 2013 (UTC)


Help with User Page

Hi, it's Rose08. Could you please help make my user page better? Thanks!
Rose08 (talk | contribs) 22:44, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Sci's Impersonator: Usually users set up their user pages as they wish and if they need help they ask and receive. How about you specify what you want and maybe i (Sci) can help you with it? If you would like a nice header like mine (Sci), you can see it here.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 00:23, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

If you look at my user page, which is right here, you'll see that there are red words. Those red words are the thing that I need help with. I need help with my status on my user page too.
Rose08 (talk | contribs) 12:44, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

The red words are links to pages that don't exist. I suggest you either remove the links, or create the pages. What do you need with the status?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:31, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
See Help:Links for more about links.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 16:34, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

I Want To Ask You A Question, And I Don't Like The Organization System

It Feels Like, There's, Nothing To Add. Do You Feel Like This, Too?
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 04:15, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Sometimes. Right now though, there is still plenty of stuff to update to 2.0, but i'm very busy, so i'm leaving most of it for younger wikians. PS: New topics go at the bottom of the page.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 04:17, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Ned help deciding course of action regarding "Turn based RPGs" article

I have posted an explanation here. I would like to get your opinion, just commenting to ensure you will notice.
Wes64 (talk | contribs) 21:07, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Malicious file?

File:ScratchGSguide_v2.0_word.zip appears on my computer with the message "This file type may contain malicious code. By executing it, your system may be compromised." Is this a warning for all files or is it only ones the system detects as dangerous? This file seems to (if the name is correct) be something about translating Scratch. I think it may come from Scratch and be downloadable there. Still, do you think it is dangerous and should it be deleted?
EH7meow (talk | contribs) 16:22, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

It comes up for all ZIPs. It's fine.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:34, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Plus we can't delete files anyway.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 16:26, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I downloaded the file, and all it contains is a word doc and some font info.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 12:40, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
The word document looks corrupted on my CPU.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 13:54, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Citation help

Say I create a reference and it is labelled [2]. Is there a way to put more [2] references in other parts of the article? Sometimes the same source is used to cite two things in different locations, and I don't like to have duplicates listed in <references/>. Thanks.
Wes64 (talk | contribs) 18:03, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

You do it like this: First, you decide upon a relevant name to identify the reference by. Let's call this name "x". On the first spot the reference shows up, put <ref name="x">THE LINK</ref>, and then anywhere else, you pull it up with just <ref name="x"/>.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 18:07, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Huzzah, thank you very much!
Wes64 (talk | contribs) 18:28, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Deleting Two Pages

The voting has finished in the CP and the List of Project Series is to be deleted, the List of Operating Systems is to be merged, the List of Collaborations is to be kept, and the RPG's are at a tie. Because of that, there are two articles that need to be deleted. The List of Project Series and List of Operating Systems are the ones. Could you do that? Thanks if you do!
By the way, I have a quick question. Sometimes, when I'm looking at recent edits or my contribs, I see (top) to the right of an edit. What does that mean?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:39, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

I think it comes up with (top) if something is the latest edit to that page.
EH7meow (talk | contribs) 21:02, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
List of Operating Systems isn't being deleted. It's becoming a redirect.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 21:37, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Problem

We're having issues with a user here. It's Mrsrec, and he's just being stubborn and rude to Mathfreak and I. He's telling us to call him "best Scracher ever" whenever we reply to him and stuff, so you should probably check it out. Since your an admin I am posting this here to notify you, and you're more active than Scmb1, so...
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 02:39, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Done.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:34, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Although I'm late since I'm inattentive...

Why're you using Chrome? :O
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 17:11, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm preparing to switch to Chrome OS. I happen to think that a browser OS is the future for the layman, so i want to try it out.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 18:34, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Oh, cool! Let me know how it goes. I've been thinking about something like that as well, except I need to use Audacity.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 23:51, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Ever seen UJAM? It's all online, and available as a Chrome app. I doubt it's quite as powerful as Audacity though.
In any case, i'm only planning to switch mainly, not fully. I'm still keeping my other 3 OSes (Win7, factory install; Lubuntu 12.04, through WUBI; Fedora 18, full install) on the machine.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:04, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

User Page?

Woah.....What Happened To Your User Page?
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 15:41, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

I killed it because most of it was outdated, and i didn't really like it anymore.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 15:57, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

So curious

A while ago, you posted this:

Wow, how'd i miss this discussion? Actually, i have a rather good idea, and it starts with "vac" and ends with "tion". ;) I'll give my input on it even though it's a little late.

– Scimonster

What does vaction mean? Vacation? Vacuum? :P

Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 06:05, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

"vac"+a+"tion"
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:36, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
ohh!!! Thanks!
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 15:01, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Delete ninja'd

Title. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 16:42, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Can't beat a senior admin i guess. :P
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 16:48, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

How Much JavaScript Experience are You Guys Looking for HTML5

JavaScript is my best language, and I would like to really help with the HTML5 player in any such way, but how much JavaScript experience are you looking for? I haven't used JavaScript really for game development, but I am very knowledgable of the syntax, could I help in some way with the HTML5 player?
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 15:32, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Check out the repo, pick an open issue, and start hacking on it :)
blob8108 (talk | contribs) 23:23, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

"Licks the grey star button"

XD XD XD XD
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 17:05, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Can you check this over?

Can you check this over and see if it will work properly as yours did and see if it is all proper code. I know Krisma looked at it, but another can never hurt. Thanks!
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 23:46, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

I fixed it up a bit. You know you can use internal wikilinks to link to templates, right? ;)
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 08:05, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, but that would have just been a pain for me to type :P
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 23:50, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Lazy. :P
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 05:26, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Protect the April Fools Pages

Can you protect the finished April Fools pages? It will be best for them to be secure while they're up and so no more vandalism occurs.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 00:30, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

But that also means that people can't improve them. :/
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 04:56, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Do they need improvement, really? I think at least protect the main pages like the home page.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 13:40, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

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WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 05:56, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Test worked :)

The test category you made worked! Please notify me if there are any other problems in WM.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:47, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

So why didn't i receive a notification?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 18:00, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
The fact that you didn't get a notification signalled that it worked. You were testing that it excludes categories from the no category notification, right?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
No... i was hoping it would just fix the link. [[:Category:Scratch Wiki]] as opposed to [[Category:Scratch Wiki]].
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 05:24, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Oh. I thought you didn't want it to notify people about categories at all, because there are cases where it's acceptable not to put a category on a category.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:57, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
What would those cases be? The only one was Category:Scratch Wiki, and that was eventually recursively categorized.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:03, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
We don't have any root categories? That changes things. I'll go about changing that in WM, then.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:08, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes Done (See this example)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:12, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
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