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Hatebunny

aka Rab Townsend

Bureaucrat Admin
  • I live in Toronto, Canada
  • I was born on August 17
  • My occupation is Media Intelligence Analyst
  • I am Male
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  • Unless I'm misreading Help:Our Templates, all articles are to have templates. What are the exceptions to this?

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    • If I'm being honest, I'd say the exception is that an admin created it, using formatting that mirrors the page templates we use. Warnings against creating untemplated pages are really meant for people who might try to create a character page without using the appropriate page template. When there is no appropriate page template (yet), the rule is a bit more flexible.

      We have a few pages that are to some degree more informational than encyclopedic, and those are typically created by admins, because they serve a purpose for readers. For example, anyone who might have heard about the Primal Age thing, could google it thinking "I wonder if I can find out a bit more on that," and then there would be our page on it.

      I opened a discussion on the talk page for that article about what we might do with it, but I see the situation more as a "repair, not remove" situation.

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    • incidentally, if you were referring to this phrase: "However, all users must interact with the templates on an indirect level to edit properly on the wiki."

      The "must" there is a matter of fact, not an imperative. You can't properly edit on this wiki without interacting with templates - especially page templates.

      Maybe I'm not reading my own words thoroughly, but I don't see anything else in there that suggests that failing to use a page template should result in deletion.

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    • Thanks for starting conversation elsewhere--probably best to keep it centralized. But I've definitely seen other admins just delete pages because they were not templated or unsourced. I don't see why this should be any different. I've posted to the talk page so maybe that's the best forum for discussion. Thanks again.

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  • Will you please either remove this functionality from {{A}} or edit the documentation to require brackets? (Better yet, have a bot that just adds them but that's higher overhead.)

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  • do you like dc rebirth if you do can you make a page for all the characters in them

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  • Just to let you know, I've found a way to knock some of them out. It's really blunt force, so it requires some prep work. Some will be easier than others - if the title is unique, like "Infinite Crisis: The Fight for the Multiverse" or "Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane", it's fairly easy, but "The" moves require a lot of contingencies. I've used Arak: Son of Thunder Vol 1 as a trial run and it works.

    Should you want to try it yourself:

    1. Because it's simply impossible/impractically possible to create a list in AWB based on tons of WhatLinksHeres, I'll just use AWB's Database Scanner to search for all pages with a certain phrase. "Arak", for example. That's the blunt force part. But it's easier to list all pages with "Flash" than go through two hundred something WhatLinksHeres for Flash Vol 2.
    2. I then use Find and Replace on common links - {{c}}, {{v}}, plain link, | First, | Issue =, | Title = etc. This is where the easy ones are easier - no chance of accidentally changing an image link or character name.
    3. I run the bot semiautomatically, skipping if there's no change but independently verifying before an edit is made to prevent false positives or borked links.
    4. I use CategoryRenameAuto-update on the relevant categories. It doesn't actually autoupdate for us, but makes sure the category is made.
    5. I prep a list for MassRename. May seem like a lot of work, but with a couple of Replaces in Excel and a text file, that list is easily made.
    6. After the bot is done, I check this ridiculous thing that actually works for stragglers and adjust the FaR options or update them manually.
    7. I test run MassRename with one or two, then do the entire thing.

    And that's some work, but it gets the job done. Arak took me a little over an hour. It's just reliant on the Database Dump, which is available once a week. Moving multiple volumes of the same type, like the Blue Beetles, has to be done weeks apart.

    I'll focus on the easier ones just to see if I can get more handy with this.

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  • Hello sir, I didn't know your associate Tupka217 was a fellow DC wiki administrator. So he blocked me from another account when I was making to many edits to Wally West's abilities section. I thought he was an annoying commenter, due to him near constantly replying to me, so I ignored him, until he blocked. Can you help me sort this out and that I'm sorry. Also yes, Wally did beat Mongul before.

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    • Just to butt in, because I'm like that:

      1. Creating an account to evade a ban is not allowed. The old account is blocked from everything but your own message wall.
      2. If you burn your ass, you must sit on the blisters.
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    • I apologized to you already and I'm new here. Why can't you cut me some slack and I'll stop with the other accounts?

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    • Ban evasion is a violation of the Terms of Use. Use your original account on your message wall, or contact me or Hatebunny on our walls on Community Central.

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  • Since the universe is moved from "Injustice: The Regime" to simply "Injustice", should all character, etc. pages also be moved?

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  • Another question, why is Constantine classed as separate from the arrowverse continuity?

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  • Just wondering, shouldn't all the characters in the DCUAOM be classified as from that universe rather than from there separate movies?

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  • A quick follow-up question for ya! We'd like to promote the DC Universe "Instant Expert" page on the wiki pages that are specific to that service. I'd run it past Jamie previously, and he said I should share with you also.

    Specifically, we're talking about a narrow banner ad which would run on pages related primarily to DC Universe and DC Universe original series like Titans or Young Justice: Outsiders. Would this be a problem? Thanks!

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    • Is that something we'd have to add, or something you could automate based on a category or something?

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    • We'd do it ourselves (manually) and then remove at the end of the DC Universe campaign (TBD date).

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  • Hi! Would you mind if we posted the new DC Universe "Instant Expert" page -- the one was spoke about via Facebook -- in the home page slider? Thanks!

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