Bio I've been gaming since playing Crash Bandicoot: Warped at 6 years old, and my favorite game of all time is now Metal Gear Solid 3, while my favorite series is Final Fantasy. I've also been wiki-ing since a long time, so you'll find me writing and coding throughout the site.
Hey, Vanguard rights don't really give me the ability to deal with this directly unfortunately. However, I can take it up with other people and come back to you with recommendations. Can you describe your problem? What is the bureaucrat doing?
Ah, okay, I've just reviewed that talk page. Technically speaking, he's not broken any rules or misused his power. If there's no stated procedure on that wiki for how a bcrat or an admin is promoted, then he's pretty much allowed to use his powers however he wants.
That said, one could argue that Dragon Ball Wiki is large enough that there probably should be a procedure in place, as it is strange that he not only picked two administrators but a bureaucrat without really putting it down to community discussion. Normally, wikis would have a forum or project page for community members to voice concerns and/or lend support to a candidate for a position before it gets approved. This isn't always the case, and it tends to be wikis with single bcrats where that doesn't happen. It would be ideal for this to happen in the case of Dragon Ball Wiki for all candidates for any future position. It is curious that he used the "community consensus" line of attack on why not to have a second bcrat (though he's not technically wrong that wikis are run by consensus rather than pure voting) then didn't follow it for his choices of promotion. So a case could be made for introducing formal procedure for that site so that all candidates are vetted by community consensus. Perhaps a forum could be opened for this.
Also, he realized his mistake at the end, but having a single bcrat is extremely inefficient. Especially if that one bcrat becomes too distant from the community or otherwise uninvolved, and would need a second input.
Why would it have been lifted? You have received a total of 20 blocks spread across multiple accounts, several of which were intended to be permanent. Can you demonstrate consensus to have your block lifted?
Hello there, you seem like a smart guy, so... I would like to ask for "directions".
I have been a part of this platform for about a year now, so I know how most stuff works (I think). But I never really figured out anything about CSS. Well, I'm not asking you to be my teacher, ain't nobody got time for that.
But maybe you know where I could start from? There are a lot of countless tutorials out there, but I need to start from the basics.
Hey! I'd be happy to help with that. Back in the day, I was a total CSS newbie too.
As far as places to start learning the basics for CSS, http://www.w3schools.com/ is fairly great. It can give you most of the entry level info that you need, and from there you should be able to get used to it enough that you can learn on your own. It's good because the tutorials are simple yet informative, and it lets you go into a previewer to check your code so you know what you're doing. I would however go through its HTML tutorials first. While you will know a lot of HTML through wikitext already (much of it is just simplified HTML), it will help your understanding of CSS a lot.
Aside from that, I'd start getting used to Chrome's developer tools, or an even easier tool is w:c:dev:PortableCSSPad, which allows you to play around with CSS on a wiki page and see what it does in real time. Hopefully, you should be able to learn with these things in mind. Best of luck!
No probs. Okay, so basically when you use Special:ParserSpeed on any wiki, it'll show you a list of pages based on how long they load in seconds (their "parsing time"). You ideally want the average parsing speed of all mainspace pages to be 5 seconds max, preferably below. Reducing the loading times to this can either be using fewer templates, converting complex parser functions into Lua, etc. Hope this helps!
Makes sense, I was trying to do something clever so that I could get the Vanguard logo to appear on other wikis, but it doesn't work anyway. Can you delete the user subpages I made, since I don't need them anymore? Thanks!
You could do something like this.
You can adjust it anyway, for example, change the buttonlabel to "Add Topic", or like width (it is in percentage). And most importantly, change pagename to the page's name you want to add to, namespace must be included if it is not main. Here's the following code: