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Heliosanctus

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  • I live in a world of my own css creation.
  • I was born on April 24

This is Heliosanctus's Message Wall. Shoot me a message if I can help you with anything C:

"Helio can be a princess if he wants to be one" ~Luster the rainwing
"Oh my god, she looks MUCH better than ketchup." ~Wisps and Spirals

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  • So, that css code page.. 

    Do you know whose codes they are? I used one of them in a page on WoF Fanon wiki, but IDK if I'm supposed to ask permission of the original coder or not.

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  • And since you made your own wiki, that won’t be a problem.

    I started an Underappreciated Pokémon wiki, and I have a couple question

    - how do you make badges?

    - what are the best pages to start making?

    - any advice I should know?

    Please get back to me as soon as possible

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    • Sorry for just now seeing this. When you're building a wiki, a lot of your administrative tools will be on pages prefixed with Special: or MediaWiki:

      Special:AdminDashboard gives you links to some of these, but not all of them. The easiest way to get to the admin dashboard is to click on the "Admin" link in the sticky footer. Badges can be customized in Special:AchievementsCustomize, but the easiest way to get to it is to go to your profile, under "More Badges You Can Earn" on the sidebar, there's a "Customize Badges" link.

      When you add a new design for a badge, it will automatically add a frame to it, but if you want to make sure your design will fit the frame well, I have some badge frames.

      Other neat helper pages include:

      • Chat Emoticons: MediaWiki:Emoticons
      • ​​​​​​Automated Greeting: MediaWiki:Welcome-message-wall-user (fun bit of info, most text on the wiki can be changed if you find the proper MediaWiki page.)
      • Wiki Features: Special:WikiFeatures
      • Wiki CSS: MediaWiki:Wikia.css (you use theme designer for your base site styles. You can add custom styles to your CSS. you can change just about anything on your wiki with these)
      • Wiki JS: MediaWiki:Wikia.js (It's a pain to edit JavaScript on Wikia, but you can go to dev wiki to find plugins and code that other people have put together.


      Some additional advice.

      Special:Log and Special:AllPages are underrated tools. Special:Log shows you detailed information about what happens on your wiki. You can use this to see an overview of your blocked users and chat bans, and the assorted other use case. Special:AllPages lets you find some of your MediaWiki Pages, Template Pages, and more

      If you aren't sure how to do something, most things can be found with a quick Google search. Wikia has a huge community.

      Best pages to start making really depends on your wiki. You always want to make sure your homepage looks nice. It could help to really ask yourself questions about what you want your wiki to look like in the future, and how you want to categorize articles on your wiki. Once you have a plan, the home page and the navigation become a little easier.

      It's also okay to gradually start making your content as you start off, and then put some structure in place once you've played around a little bit. I would say if you're making an underrated Pokemon wiki, find one of the strongest cases you can make for an underrated pokemon, and start with that. See where things go naturally from there.

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    • Thank you, but it would’ve helped a lot more when I was just starting out. Some of this stuff will help, but for the most part I discovered on my own. I also hope you’ll check up on it every once in a while, because from your pfp, I can guess your a Pokémon fan.

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    • so I'm looking at some of your pages, I would really like to see some description or argument as to why the pokemon is unappreciated.

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    • Well, a Pokémon is unappreciated when it is either a.) not talked about a whole lot, or b.) is known to be strong with good stats, but nobody really uses them. Take Mamoswine for example, he’s got good stats. But nobody uses him. I’m thinking about changing the name so that people can also make fanmade Pokémon.

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  • I was wondering if by any chance I could receive admin or mod powers? It'll be easier for me to organize/delete my old or unneeded pages here ^^ Hope I'm not asking for too much!

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  • tis i with a question of some sort- im trying to work on a thing, like a remade version of a server on Discord in a way, and i wanted to use a sort of vertical tabber - then i realized: we dont have those on this wiki or the fanon, oof-

    i dont know how to implement a vertical tabber into a wiki, but i wanted to know if you knew? or if you could? itd be really beneficial with future projects, if im to be honest here

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    • Not Helio, but here are my thoughts on this and how I'd approach the problem, maybe they can be of some use. I'm assuming this is the page.

      First off, very, very cool idea! I love it!

      I'd use CSS Grid for the basic structure, as apposed to floats and margins. Another option is using a table layout, but that seems much less suited to this and far more problematic, since that leads to a much more simple design than you want.

      The top bar with battery and wifi and stuff I would do with flex. The maximum width you want to work with is 700px, since FANDOM's scaling is based on browser size. The smallest it goes down to is 700px before it goes to the mobile display (tho I have seen weird edge cases were it looks like it goes smaller than 700px), and the maximum width is 800px.

      Without going to deep, I think everything you want to do can be done with flex and grid, but I'd love to hear what Helio thinks and what you have planned.

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    • thanks forge! i appreciate this a lot, ill look into both of those :3

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  • So, I saw the free patterns page and decided to use one of the patterns. I plopped it on my profile page , and it actually looks great. I was wondering how I could make the patterns smaller...can you help?

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    • Make the numbers in “background-size: #” smaller. For example, if they were “background-size: 50 50”, you can change the 50 to, say, 30

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    • ForestFire's answer is usually right.

      Some patterns will only need to change the background-size and the pattern will scale. Patterns that use a background position and a background size will sometimes need both the position and size modified

      In Cloud's case, there is no background size, so we can try to add one. A background size of:

      background-size: 300px 170px;

      would result in a couple smaller clouds

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    • ah okay i didn't look at her code closely enough! 

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    ETC.

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  • I hope it helps.

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    • It does! So the idea with trying to make personalized message wall greetings is that the message walls can be customized with variables that print out. I changed the variable so that the greeting printed out with the user's message wall Message Wall:Forge the Hybrid.

      I don't know if it will work yet, but if I can use logical functions with those variables, we can make a custom greeting for each admin.

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    • That sounds like an awesome idea. Good luck!

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    • Yeah, I knew the $2 variable stored information about the admin's message wall, but I didn't know the exact format - if it linked automatically, if it included underscores.. those kinds of things that can make comparisons hard, so I needed to send a greeting so we can check.

      Now I have some code that gives a nickname for each admin. If my code works, the next greeting that sends out should have a nickname attached to it. We have that code here: MediaWiki:Welcome-message-wall-user

      So now I just need to find another helper.

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  • For the sandwing scales pattern how would you put circles on it without breaking it 

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    • like what you did

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    • Alright.

      Here's the code then!

      <div style="background: radial-gradient(circle at 90% 33%, #AA6 7px, transparent 0px), radial-gradient(circle at 40% 70%, #AA6 7px, transparent 0px), linear-gradient(225deg, transparent 10px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) 10px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) 12px, transparent 12px, transparent 33px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) 33px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) 35px, transparent 35px), linear-gradient(135deg, transparent 10px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) 10px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) 12px, transparent 12px, transparent 33px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) 33px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) 35px, transparent 35px), #AA5; background-size: 62px 33px; height: 150px; width: 150px; border: 1px solid #000000;"></div>
      

      (for future reference, Helio is great at coding, but kind of inactive at times.)

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  • Hello, Helio! I'd like to request Adminship here so I can place all my chatskins on this wiki instead of fanon, which will stop me from getting unnecessary edits from working on them.

    and maybe update the standard wiki infobox so it looks more like fanon's

    and of course I won't hold anything against you if you say no

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    • Go ahead and have them enable Discussions. It can only be a good thing for us to be able to figure it out before we're stuck using it.

      I think that was a good call on the free formats page. We've talked about doing that since 2016, so I appreciate the help ^.^'

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    • Alright! I'll do that soon.

      I've been thinking about how messed up its been for awhile, but I came across the old forum post and saw you talking about it, and figured I might as well do it.

      I cleaned up old pages that had broken redirects, but I didn't want to do delete anything more without knowing your current stance on it. I was thinking maybe all the pages under 200 bytes could be deleted, following Fanon's plan.

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