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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --Shiny Noctowl 23:15, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for that (long) welcome :D poke | talk 18:18, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Untitled comment

I need to be careful what I say about you, eh? I don't even know how you found that discussion on TTE's page so quickly... =P

Anyway, I'm not entirely sure what the editing permissions are for normal users in the MediaWiki: namespace, so if you can't edit, just make the .js on a different page and get me (or someone else) to move it, perhaps. That should have about the same result.
Currently, userspace editing is disabled (lots of userspace edits cause sever slowdown, and we haven't figured out a way to limit edits yet), so if you need to make the .js on a different page, it'll probably need to be in User Talk: instead. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 23:22, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm just good :P
Are there any plans to reactivate the userspace again? I want to set up my userpage :/ I'll prepare the script for you, so that you can move it later into the MediaWiki namespace, or into a .js-page of my userspace. poke | talk 18:17, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
The userspace won't be up and running for a little while yet, is my best guess... the servers still suffer from lag every so often, as we've just about topped out on activity here. There's a history of huge userspace projects, and that contributed a lot to sever lag, so until a fix is figured out for that, the userspace is disabled.
Just let me know when and where you get any scripts set up, so I can move them. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 22:58, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Collapsible tables

Completely forgot about that, but now here it is. To install and activate it on this wiki, add the following code on MediaWiki:Common.js:

if ( wgIsArticle || window.location.href.indexOf( 'action=submit' ) > -1 )
  var script  = document.createElement( 'script' );
  script.src  = '/w/index.php?title=User:Poke/CollapsibleTables.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript';
  script.type = 'text/javascript';
  document.getElementsByTagName( 'head' )[0].appendChild( script );
  hookEvent( 'load', function()
  { new CollapsibleTables(); } );

For the mini-manual, see User talk:Poke/CollapsibleTables.js, for some more examples look at this page on the official Guild Wars Wiki, or look at the multiple different things, the collabsible tables are used there. poke | talk 19:22, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Right on. I'll get this installed now, if nobody else beat me to it. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 06:52, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Oops, forgot two characters at the end, corrected the code above. poke | talk 13:37, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Updated the code. Did that fix it? -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 20:21, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
meh, bulbapedia uses a different file structure.. Last fix of the code above.. poke | talk 12:23, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


I'm told that you placed the clock in the area to the left of the username display area. I just wanted to say "nice job" for that, and ask when you did it. --Bulbapedian - Talk 03:16, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Also, can the same be done to Bulbanews and Bulbagarden Archives? --Bulbapedian - Talk 03:48, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Kogoro seems to have taken care of that one. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 05:04, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome :) I did this small script for the wiki I'm active on and Jioruji asked me to port it over, so here you are :) poke | talk 17:52, 31 December 2008 (UTC)


Would you be able to show me how to get a timer (via wiki coding) that counts down by second, minutes and hours? Please reply on my talk page, thanks.--MysteryHeff? TALK 11:32, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

It's not possible via wiki-code to get a live timer that counts down, similar to the UTC clock we have at the top now. MediaWiki doesn't support javascript commands in-line, so the only thing you can get via wiki-code is a static timer that updates when you reload the page. The easiest way to do that is using the #time parser function and some calculating. For example to get the seconds until next year (yay!), we do: {{ #expr: {{ #time: U | 01.01.2010 00:00 }} - {{ #time: U }} }} and get -338113339 seconds as a result.
Sadly the result that is given by that is cached, as every content on MediaWikis; that means that the time that is displayed there won't update whenever you visit the page but whenever the cache is renewed (one way to do that is purging the page, for example by clicking the UTC clock), and there is no way to prevent that. poke | talk 16:33, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Mind if I use a timer like that on my page? Only I'll be counting down till Groundhog Day... I think I know how to make it display the time until Groundhog Day as opposed to New Year's, but I'm just asking permission. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs)
You mean the wiki code? Sure, that's why I explained it; and how to change the target date should be obvious :) poke | talk 18:10, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
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