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  • Hello! Please, fix please there Drake-Class Carrier ru link to "Корабль-носитель класса «Drake»" - now page is closed for edit.

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  • Hi Clockpuncher, should we remove the images of the FC support vessels ? Because they're not in-game so it has no significance except for a paragraph about development.

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  • Hi Clockpuncher, I tested image quality and found that uploaded JPG look a bit better than PNG for high contrast images. Such as images with a sky that changes from dark to light blue. The Fandom wiki compresses images so the contrast gets worse than the original. Uploaded PNG images have more noticable lines. So maybe we should use JPG instead of PNG. PNG retains quality when resized (less artifacts) compared to JPG though.

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    • I don't think it's a major issue. Fandom doesn't have a preference between the two. Almost all of our images are resized in articles anyway, and it only takes two clicks to see the image in its full resolution if one desires to see it. While quality images are important to accurately represent the game, I don't see any significant benefit to going out of our way to make the images look art gallery-worthy as long as their content is easy to distinguish. If you feel JPG is the way to go moving forward, you are free to use it, but I'm going to continue using PNG because of the resizing advantage, and because it's more convenient for me to keep using it.

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    • Okay, I noticed if you save a PNG file with RGB 16 bits it'll have better contrast vs 8 bits. It does increase the file size. 

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    • That should be fine, as long an image doesn't exceed Fandom's 10 MB file size cap.

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  • Hi Clockpuncher, I receive a daily email from Fandom about "Today's views on Elite Dangerous Wiki". I don't see an option in Preferences to change it. Do you know how to disable these emails?

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    • You should have a section titled "Elite Dangerous Wiki options. Send me an email when..." at the very bottom of the Email tab in Preferences. That section has a list of four options, one of which is "...a daily summary of total views is ready", which should be what you're looking for.

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  • Hello Clockpuncher!

    I'm Yada from Vanguard. A few months ago, a Wiki Manager was discussing with you about Portable Infoboxes on this wiki, but there was an issue with the MaterialInfobox.

    We'd still like to convert these infoboxes into portable ones. If required, I can provide a bot to replace the commas (;) by a more regular <br> in all pages of the MaterialInfobox.

    It seems to be the only task, although I can also slightly improve the CSS to make it look closer to the current non-portable infobox. Would you approve the usage of a bot like this one to perform this?

    Please let me know if there is anything else you'd like to know about Portable Infoboxes! Yada Emoticon_Picsou.gif Vanguard.png @fandom 19:42, May 7, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Hello!

      Among many projects, it's been very busy for me as an Helper these last two months - but Vanguard still considers to migrate Elite Dangerous Wiki's infoboxes.

      After our research, there is no real way we could use to alphabetize automatically all the lists in the MaterialInfobox - even by using a bot - but a semi-automatic option is possible, if we use sites like the one I linked above. We'd have to copy/paste all the lists that are within the |knownuses= variable in the MaterialInfobox to make sure this is alphabetized in some sort of a correct way. All the bot could do then is to replace the ; by a standard <br>.

      It'd be pretty time-consuming for me to do that alone. Is that something you'd be interested to do too? At least if we could share the task, the 140 pages using the MaterialInfobox could be done faster. If you also think it's too time-consuming, we'll understand. Let me know what you think of it!

      Yada Emoticon_Picsou.gif Vanguard.png @fandom 11:35, July 2, 2020 (UTC)

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    • If migrating our infoboxes is mandatory, then I suppose that's an acceptable compromise for MaterialInfobox. I could probably knock out the alphabetization in a day or two if the only manual work involved is copy/pasting. Just let me know when you need me to start.

      That still leaves the issues with the remaining three non-portable infoboxes, ShipInfobox, StationInfobox, and SRVInfobox. Will you be attempting to migrate all four infoboxes at once, or only MaterialInfobox for now? If you plan to do all four, then we still need to find solutions to prevent ShipI, StationI, and SRVI from breaking.

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  • Hi,

    sorry to bother you this way, but I couldn't find another way to contact an amministrator directly.

    Following this discussion on reddit some users would find useful to have a section that shows the weapon convergence (along with color-coded information of the hardpoints size) for each ship on this wiki.

    I (and other users) can do the legwork, but I'd like to have greenlight from a moderator about adding the relative subsection (I think it would be a subsection of Outfitting) for each ship page before proceeding.

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    • Sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately my job reduced my free time and Death Stranding monopolised what's left.

      I'm slowly (but steadly) replacing all the images as you suggested. This has proven to save a bit of time on my side as well, so thanks for that.

      Please let me know if there's anything else that need to be changed in your opinion, otherwise I'll just update the images with the new ones.

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    • Don't worry, you can take your time with it. And I don't see any problems with the images so far, so just keep doing what you're doing.

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  • Added a comment with a purchase location for someone to edit onto the page. Only later did I realize that Taipan can be bought pretty much anywhere it seems. Would you be willing to delete the comment (and this message) so they don't clutter the site? Would do it myself but don't have permission yet.

    Edit: Just noticed Ymdred16 comment down the page so worse case I might be able to handle it in a few days.

    Sorry for the trouble. Keep up the amazing work!

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  • Hi, I like most of the changes on the frontpage. Can you re-add the Twitter feed list? Because it shows important Twitter updates by Frontier. The Activity list is useful for a quick overview of the latest wiki activities. Featured video is useful to highlight important videos for visitors. 

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    • Thanks! It was something I started working on last year and forgot about for a few months. I think it turned out well.

      According to Fandom staff, those other features are apparently clutter. Fandom's stats on traffic flow and eye tracking indicate that in general, a majority of traffic on a wiki's main page only goes to the top navbar links (which already has a direct link to Wiki Activity at the top of the Explore tab), the search bar, and buttons accompanied by images that link to important pages. Slideshows, videos, polls, blogs, "featured" content, and Facebook/Twitter feeds each have extremely low engagement (plus the Twitter feed here never worked for me on Firefox or Chrome even without an adblocker, it left a big empty space). Most people ignore elements of the main page that don't take them deeper into the wiki itself, and Fandom recommends making the main page less "busy" to focus traffic.

      But I took your suggestions into consideration and made some additions that I feel strike a good balance. I added direct links to the official game and developer Twitter accounts to the MainPageED section (we didn't have a link to the dev account before), and created the MainPageVideos section to showcase the game trailer and a featured video, in this case the Fleet Carriers reveal that was previously featured.

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    • Alright, it looks good. Thanks for improving the frontpage.

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  • Hello. Will the protection of Anaconda page be removed in the near future? Wanted to add a couple of purchase locations.

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    • No, it's a high traffic page and a popular target for vandals. However, your account (which I assume is new) should be auto-confirmed in two or three days, which means you'll automatically gain permission to edit most protected pages.

      If you don't want to wait, you can tell me the purchase locations and I'll be happy to add them for you.

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    • Okay, got it. Thank you for your quick reply. First time on fandom wiki :) You can add Franklin Ring (100% sure, been there last week) if you want. Can't remember the second one for now.

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    • Got it.

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  • Hey man, 

    Passing on a message from Exigeous; he'd (and we'd all actually) wouldn't mind meeting and talking with you. Feel free to hop into either Discord and drop us a line. I know Ex was looking to work with you about his own site. 

    Pilot's Federation Discord: https://discord.gg/HXkJV5K

    Level 11 (Exigeous' Discord): https://discord.gg/ScxyTS8

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