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Hey, Loleil! I really need to talk with you about some stuff. Can you either reply here or shoot me an email? Thanks. --{{User:Kelcat/Sig}} 23:06, December 13, 2017 (UTC)

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Need Help With a Project

Hi! HD3 referred me to you. So I'm looking for Tierrie because I need his help with a project that my wiki is working on. Do you happen to know any way I could get in contact him? Since this could involve personal info we could discuss it on chat or on my test wiki Roranoa Drake II (talk) 12:05, July 6, 2016 (UTC)

Hi there! I've let Tierrie know about your request and he will be looking for a message from you on his talk page. Smiley. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 00:05, July 7, 2016 (UTC)

Alright! Thanks so much for your help! :D Roranoa Drake II (talk) 12:42, July 7, 2016 (UTC)

Good luck! Friendship smallLoleil Talk 22:02, July 7, 2016 (UTC)

Update

Hi Loleil, sorry to bother you again. It's been almost a week and still no word from Tierrie. Did he tell you a specific time frame as to when he will be back to check messages? ^___^" Roranoa Drake II (talk) 20:45, July 13, 2016 (UTC)

Apologies for the late reply, I was travelling and didn't have reliable internet access. I will send Tierrie a reminder. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 22:09, July 19, 2016 (UTC)
Oh that's alright. I was traveling as well for the past week and had no internet. I appreciate you for sending him a reminder. It has been more than 2 months since I first messaged him, so I hope he replies soon. Would you by any chance be proficient in coding yourself? :D {{SUBST:User:Roranoa_Drake_II/sig2}} 21:29, July 23, 2016 (UTC)
I know a little coding, but sadly not so much as Tierrie Icon wink. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 00:18, July 24, 2016 (UTC)
Aha that's fine. He will turn up one of these days I hope XD How come he has been so inactive lately? {{SUBST:User:Roranoa_Drake_II/sig2}} 17:20, July 24, 2016 (UTC)
Sadly I think it's just a matter of not having enough free time. Poor Tierrie Icon wink Friendship smallLoleil Talk 22:17, July 24, 2016 (UTC)

Untitled

Greetings! So I recently made it to the end of the Champions of Just quest in Dragom Age: Inquisition, but somehow my companions have disappeared. Any ideas on how to get them back?

BlueMoon865 (talk) 08:05, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Hi! Unfortunately I'm not familiar with this issue, but I would always start with a reload. Good luck! Friendship smallLoleil Talk 17:36, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

Social network templates

Hey, Loleil! What do you think about making templates for twitter and tumblr, similar to the BWF template? Most of the dev answers we've been getting over the last several months have been from twitter so I was thinking it might be handy to have templates since they're starting to be used fairly often as references. I can make the templates. --Kelcat Talk 07:23, September 13, 2016 (UTC)

I think that's a great idea! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help Smiley. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 18:32, September 13, 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I made a template for twitter and I've got a couple questions. I added it to Alistair (ref. 9) and to the left of the link is an open bracket. Can you look at the template and see if I missed or added something? (too many brackets to keep track of lol). Also, when I added the template the little birdie image showed up in the recent activity under that change I made. Pretty sure there's a way to fix that so the icon doesn't show up in the activity every time it's added, or is that usual? Thanks! --Kelcat Talk 09:26, September 14, 2016 (UTC)
Looking great, there was indeed just a stray bracket in there. For the picture, I can't recall any way not to get the pictures to appear, but I will let you know if I can think of a solution. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 17:07, September 14, 2016 (UTC)
Thank you much! --Kelcat Talk 21:01, September 15, 2016 (UTC)

Untitled

Hi Loleil,

I hope I am doing this right. I wanted to ask you if I can use your pictures that are related to the Knight Enchanters class to post for my weareknight-enchanter blog. You will be credited of course. Please reply whenever you can and sorry for bothering you.

--TheMagitekWarrior (talk) 01:48, September 22, 2016 (UTC)

Hi! All our images fall under fair use, so please feel free to use them. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 16:22, September 24, 2016 (UTC)

Edit difs showing up weird

Hey, Loleil! Any idea why the edit difs are showing up now as black text on a black background? It started a week or two ago, and as near as I can tell, no pages have been edited that might have changed it (like the CSS page). --Kelcat Talk 21:22, December 6, 2016 (UTC)

Infobox images

Hey, loleil! Any idea why the infobox images are suddenly showing up weird? Soother's Sapphire looked fine when I created it last night, but now the image is cut off. Forge Master's Hammer is another example--if you click on the image itself you can see how it should look. I can't see any edits on the wiki that might have changed it. --Kelcat Talk 23:47, January 17, 2017 (UTC)

Infobox images were affected by a bug. It's been fixed, but due to cache things aren't showing up correctly right away. If you add ?action=purge at the end of any url, that clears the issue. Raylan13@fandom (talk) 16:17, January 18, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the info Raylan. Glad to hear that everything will be back to normal soon. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 18:58, January 18, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Raylan, I appreciate the heads up! --Kelcat Talk 03:32, January 19, 2017 (UTC)
No problem - glad I had something to pass along :) Raylan13@fandom (talk) 16:12, January 19, 2017 (UTC)

Bot Request

Hey Loleil! How you doing? I was wondering if we could use your bot for a cleanup mission, essentialy all links here need to redirected to Approval (Origins) since the main page has been converted into a disambig. Cheers! Viktoria Landers 15:38, June 12, 2017 (UTC)

Hi Viktoria, it's good to hear from you! I'm doing well and I hope you are too. I'll get lol-bot on that right now. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 15:50, June 14, 2017 (UTC)

Since you did such a great job last time, I got more work for your bot if you don't mind! A page was renamed and hundreds of links have turned into redirects. Can you take care of it? Thanks! Viktoria Landers 20:32, September 16, 2017 (UTC)

Done. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 17:53, September 19, 2017 (UTC)

Discussion board

So this is a thing that exists now that wikia never officially announced to us, which is par for the course with wikia. I'm assuming it's our responsibility to maintain civility and stuff on it, too since it's part of the wiki. Thankfully there's a "report" function for users to report spam and wank so I'll check in on that every once in awhile. I went ahead and introduced us since it doesn't look like the people chatting there contribute to the main wiki so they probably don't know who we are. Cheers! --Kelcat Talk 23:08, June 17, 2017 (UTC)

Huh, well I'm glad you found it Kelcat! I will try to keep an eye on it too. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 17:15, June 27, 2017 (UTC)

Template: Disambig

Hi! Is the positioning of the {{Disambig}} template part of some guideline or simply personal taste? (If the latter, I personally prefer it on top of the page, rather than its bottom, but I'd bow to your experience and position here. Icon wink ) -- UserCCCSig -- You talkin' to me? -- cCContributions -- 11:36, September 3, 2017 (UTC)

Hi, the positioning is based off the site style. All of the pages in Category:Disambiguations have the template placed at the bottom. I'll add a note to the Manual of Style to clarify this. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 19:45, September 4, 2017 (UTC)

DAO Ultimate Fixpack

Hey Loleil, I hope you're doing great! There is this great mod created by Qwinn, a long-time Dragon Age modder and wiki member. I helped him a bit with proofreading during the alpha stage and now that the final version is out I threw the idea of making the mod visible to more users by posting it on the wiki. I mean, which PC user wouldn't want to install a mod which literally restores dozens of conversations, correct epilogue flags and hundreds of other stuff.

Linking bugs with mods which provide the respective fixes has happened frequently in the past however this time it is going to be in a very large scale. For that purpose I am going to write a very easy template so that it can be copied & pasted more easily on the relevant pages.

So to summarize, before we go on with the idea I want to hear your thoughts first. Many thanks! Viktoria Landers 20:15, September 4, 2017 (UTC)

Hi! I am doing pretty great and I hope you are too. Since this looks like a pretty well established mod with a good amount of reviews, I have no problems adding links to it. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 17:54, September 5, 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks! I've created the small template, Qwinn will make the additions on the articles. You should check it out too by the way Icon wink Viktoria Landers 09:20, September 6, 2017 (UTC)
Hehe, I must be about due for a replay. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 20:14, September 7, 2017 (UTC)
Hi Loleil! Qwinn here. First, thanks so much for allowing me to clean up the Bugs listings on various pages and link to my Fixpack that can take care of them. It's really appreciated. Let me know if I can talk about this "partnership" publicly, btw, and if so I can add links to the wiki on my own site, and thus increase traffic in both directions.
Okay, Viktoria asked me to explain to you what I consider a "Restoration" versus a bug fix. I've written a wall of text explaining that in hopes of alleviating any concerns you might have, but I suspect you'd rather I not overwhelm your talk page with it. If you don't mind walls of text, just say so here and I'll post it, but if you do, just shoot me an email at qwinnmods@gmail.com and I'll reply there. Hope to hear from you soon! Qwinn (talk) 22:34, September 8, 2017 (UTC)
Hello again. I've been made aware that these discussions should be kept out in the open, so never mind the email thing. Ok, so, I talked some more with Viktoria and now realize that apparently referencing "cut content" is in violation of some wiki rule I was unaware of. I actually don't think anything I restore qualifies as "cut content", if there's any evidence that something was cut deliberately I don't restore it at all, and if you would like an explanation for what my criteria for that is, just ask and I'll post it here, though be warned the answer is REALLY long. However, if it will save heartache, I don't mind omitting references to such content, as it's a tiny fraction of the overall mod. I'd *like* to put them in as I think after 7 years most people only want to play if they can see something new (especially when it's *all* content by Bioware, my creative input is strictly limited to whatever is absolutely required to get their inaccessible content to actually work), but if it's a dealbreaker, I'll just leave those out.
One thing I do still think merits more attention though. I did note that the templates were changed sometime today from "installing Qwinn's Fixpack mod" to "installing this mod". Hey, from my personal desire to have more page views, I certainly don't *want* to object to that, people will have to click "this mod" every time to figure out if it's a reference to my mod! But, my personal interest aside, it seems more user friendly to actually identify my mod in the template so people who have already installed my fixpack don't have to keep clicking on the "this mod" link on page after page just to confirm that it isn't some *other* mod being discussed. Just my 2 cents. Qwinn (talk) 09:22, September 9, 2017 (UTC)

Hi Qwinn, firstly, thanks for taking what must have been a lot of time to make the bug fix mod. With regards to the line between cut content vs. restoration, you're right that it is a little hazy. This is why we prefer to err on the side of caution and not include them at this time.

As far as changing the wording, we don't ever want to serve as an advertising service, so we try to keep links to outside sources as neutral as possible and users can always hover over the link to see where they're going. Smiley

You are certainly welcome to talk about the wiki on your webpage, but are under no obligations to do. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 20:53, September 10, 2017 (UTC)

Regarding your first paragraph, there is content that it is not available to players simply because of a wrongly placed flag preventing it from happening. This is the definition of a bug, we are not talking about ambiguous stuff which can be interpreted both ways and we want to "err on the side of caution".
As for the "advertising" thing, I have a small idea which can satisfy both sides. What if the wording of those templates is a bit more special/unique (it is totally generic now) thus giving the reader the idea that it refers to the same mod he has already visited, downloaded and installed? We are talking about hundreds of wiki pages which currently describe bugs that this fixpack is solving. Cheers! Viktoria Landers 22:19, September 10, 2017 (UTC)
I hadn't realised that the project would involve adding links to hundreds of pages. Since this is going to be such a large project, I think it's appropriate to open up the discussion to a broader audience in the forums. Smiley Friendship smallLoleil Talk 21:22, September 12, 2017 (UTC)
Here's the link. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 21:34, September 12, 2017 (UTC)

Discussions activity feed

Hey, Loleil! In keeping with a lot of other wikis I've seen and used, I figured it'd be good to add a Discussions activity feed to the main page, as outlined here. I've played around with it some, but am not sure of the results. Our current layout on the main page has a whole lot of blank space to the right of the newsfeed and forum columns, so I added the feed to the right of it, single column, 3 most recent posts.

Can you a) give me your opinion on its location, including the number of posts showing? I tried adding it to the bottom but it just looked way oversized to me, and b) make sure I put the code in the correct location, and that it's not breaking anything. The code I added is <discussions columns="1" size="3" />, just below the existing line <mainpage-endcolumn /> Thanks! --Kelcat Talk 05:55, September 9, 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Kelcat! I will see if I can set it up as a portal so it matches with the other components of the front page. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 20:53, September 10, 2017 (UTC)

Taking down Wikia's Fan Feed

Hey Loleil! You're not very active on skype, are you? Anyway I wanted to talk to you about wikia's fan feed. Those ugly block of images appearing below every wiki page?

Well, if you remember not too long ago instead of that "fan feed" the wikia used to show up related pages with the one you were reading, matched through categories. I think that was very important feature and it garnered many many extra page views, views which under different circumstances we wouldn't get. Instead we now have this fan feed which except it is horrid visually and unattractive, it links to some random blogs of ambiguous value in different fandoms. Personally I don't think most visitors of the Dragon Age wikia would be looking to read about Fantastic Four and not about Dragon Age.

I also know that most wikia features are optional and we have a certain amount of control on what we want to implement and what not. If this feature is optional don't you think it's in the wiki's best interests to take it down? Viktoria Landers 11:02, October 14, 2017 (UTC)

And a bot request!

This one Viktoria Landers 12:05, October 14, 2017 (UTC)
This one wasn't my doing, blame Kelcat for that one Viktoria Landers 09:17, October 15, 2017 (UTC)

Help!

Hey, Loleil! I really need to talk with you about some stuff. Can you either reply here or shoot me an email? Thanks. --Kelcat Talk 23:06, December 13, 2017 (UTC)

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