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User talk:Morpheus

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User page

I would like access to edit my user page to remove the link to my Wikipedia user page.--The One, The Only... Chocolate Chip! (talk) 23:07, 16 December 2015 (EST)

Because of the calmed situation, all user pages' protection has been removed. However if something happens, the corresponding page will be protected again. Morpheus (talk) 23:25, 16 December 2015 (EST)
Something happened again. Some spammer created a spam page, and redirected my user page to it, and also spammed my talk page.--The One, The Only... Chocolate Chip! (talk) 19:42, 18 December 2015 (EST)
I am aware of the situation. My talk page, Build a PC, List of recommended GNU/Linux software and Programming languages were affected too. Most damages have been reverted, fortunately. —Morpheus (talk) 20:00, 18 December 2015 (EST)

Redirects

I think that when a new page is made, a redirect should automatically be made for common spellings, such as Script kiddie also redirecting to script kiddie and Script Kiddie, and possibly the plural Script kiddies and all its subforms. I believe Wikipedia does this as well. --The One, The Only... Chocolate Chip! (talk) 16:44, 7 January 2016 (EST)

I believe that Wikipedia have *tons of* bots that do the automation, or that Wikipedia uses a plug-in for that.  Morpheus talk 20:07, 7 January 2016 (EST)

Banned

Was autobanned yesterday for a day, for 'sharing an IP address' with a banned user called freiya something. Pretty odd.

— Galactus (talk) 05:41, 13 January 2016 (EST)

As far as I concerned, there's no block logs for User:Galactus, do you have any screenshots?  Morpheus talk 07:20, 13 January 2016 (EST)
Nope, check for Freiya something. It claimed I was autobanned for a day for sharing that person's IP. — Galactus (talk) 07:27, 13 January 2016 (EST)
I've double–checked the IP logs, and see that there are no IP similarities between you and anyone in blocklist.  Morpheus talk 08:53, 13 January 2016 (EST)

Collapsible blocks of text

Does this exist? Not too familiar with wikipedia's software and its myriad of modules so I figured I'd ask here since it would be nice to have and make for VASTLY tidier/neater articles, and it'd also lessen the amount of scrolling required.

Persistent up/down arrows would also be a nice addition, but that'd require more than just a wiki template.

— Galactus (talk) 07:39, 4 February 2016 (EST)

MediaWiki has mw:Extension:JSpoiler and mw:Extension:Spoilers. But, I highly doubt that this will make the article neater. I think the guides is enough, it referenced the ArchWiki for formatting so it can be readable (Well, Arch has one of the best docs, after all).
For your second addition, I think a regular browser's scrollbar would be enough.  Morpheus talk 12:33, 4 February 2016 (EST)
Just think it'd be neater to collapse the systemd patch (dnscrypt) and the platform dependent init scripts. Would make the article about half as long and OpenRC users wouldn't have to see a shitton of systemd crap and vice-versa. — Galactus (talk) 11:28, 5 February 2016 (EST)

Warning template

For some reason, a number of pages I added a warning template to have the template broken. I do not know why. I think the issue is that the template does not like to render external links.--Se7en (talk) 01:12, 21 February 2016 (EST)

It has been addressed in Help:Template#Escape template-breaking characters, and workarounds has been issued.  Morpheus talk 02:32, 21 February 2016 (EST)

Possible Licence Violations?

There are some pages which contain direct copy/pastes from other wikis which may be violations of those wiki's licences. I don't know much about licence compatibilities, but since IGW is public domain, I wonder if we're compatible with anything other that public domain?

I wonder if we could get away with just quoting the copypasted texts and attributing the source? Mrsnooze (talk) 02:49, 9 March 2016 (EST)

For the help pages, I already addressed it in Category:Help, because nearly all Help pages are derived from ArchWiki.
I'll address this later with user:bananafish to change the wiki's license to CC BY-SA or GFDL (or we can do dual licensing), Public Domain is a bit too.. free.
For now, just add a notice somewhere. But I'm pretty sure because of the wiki's nature, it falls under fair use policy.
CMIIW, as this legal bullshit is pretty confusing.
 Morpheus talk 04:07, 9 March 2016 (EST)
Confusing is right. Going from public domain to another licence may be quite tricky. MAME recently went from their own licence to a GPLv2 and it involved contacting all the contributors and asking for permission.
Doesn't if someone released their work under Public Domain, they effectively waive their own rights to hold the copyrights of (their portion of) the article? AFAIC, MAME is not a fair comparison because the contributors still hold their copyright to the code, while in Public Domain there's no such thing, as he/she waive the rights.
Public domain books like Tom Sawyer surely can't be converted to CC BY-SA of GFDL?
Rewriting copypasted articles into original works could still be the easiest solution. Mrsnooze (talk) 04:46, 9 March 2016 (EST)
Indeed.
 Morpheus talk 06:27, 9 March 2016 (EST)

TOC limit

Add it please.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:TOC_limit

Also, check out the W10 talk page.

— Galactus (talk) 11:25, 20 April 2016 (EDT)

I may have to ask bfish for that.  Morpheus talk 13:50, 20 April 2016 (EDT)
It would be nice if we had that for consistency whilst avoiding cluttering the table of contents.

— Galactus (talk) 04:17, 21 April 2016 (EDT)

Implemented. See Template:TOC limit  Morpheus talk 11:16, 26 April 2016 (EDT)
Thanks! Do you know of any way to get it to work with TOCright? — Galactus (talk) 05:57, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
I'll work on it.  Morpheus talk 06:28, 27 April 2016 (EDT)

Windows 7 talk article

It must have been lost in the mass banning and deletion of accounts last week, but I am awaiting an urgent reply on the Windows 7 Talk Page. Please, you or someone else of importance, respond.

--Se7en (talk) 04:56, 29 June 2016 (EDT)

Windows 10 vandalism

This shilling shitbag just vandalised the Windows_10 article, and removed all mentions of it possibly spying on you. — Galactus (talk) 05:15, 31 January 2017 (EST)

Can you do something about it? He's vandalising the wiki and even claiming I wrote those articles which he attempted to deface. — Galactus (talk) 08:41, 2 February 2017 (EST)

While we're at that, I think we need to improve some rules.. Especially regarding vandals..  Morpheus talk 13:44, 4 February 2017 (EST)