We are still actively working on the spam issue.
- 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)
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. 20:07, 7 January 2016 (EST)
Was autobanned yesterday for a day, for 'sharing an IP address' with a banned user called freiya something. Pretty odd.
- As far as I concerned, there's no block logs for User:Galactus, do you have any screenshots? 07:20, 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.
- 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. 12:33, 4 February 2016 (EST)
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. 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?
- The Movies#Anime section has copypastes from wikipedia, which is CC BY-SA.
- Help:Article_naming is copypasted from the arch wiki, which is GNU FDL 1.3 (this page could probably use a s/ArchWiki/InstallGentooWiki/g, too).
- There could be more.
- 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.
- 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.
Add it please.
Also, check out the W10 talk page.
- It would be nice if we had that for consistency whilst avoiding cluttering the table of contents.
- Implemented. See Template:TOC limit 11:16, 26 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)