User talk:SgtLion

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Night Mode[edit]

Did the new media wiki update allow some feature to turn the page into a dark mode or something where the screen isn't so bright at night time with all its brightness?
and for anyone wanting to comment turn the brightness down, it doesn't achieve the desired outcome. BigShotFancyMan (talk) 23:46, 13 October 2018 (MDT)

Are you saying something already changed, or are you asking for a 'Night Mode'? I can look into it, but I'm not sure it's an easy addition. I personally have good experience with f.lux. --SgtLion (talk) 03:01, 14 October 2018 (MDT)

Invalid IRR Parameter[edit]

May I ask what is invalid about these[1][2] parameters? Ideally you should be bringing this up somewhere or provide further clarification in your summaries before using automation to blanket removing content like this? —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 11:33, 15 October 2018 (MDT)

I thought I'd confronted you about this issue in the past, and I apparently mistakenly thought the point was acceded. The use of American English is specifically not a requirement, just encouraged, and therefore not a valid IRR template. Same for references - encouraged, but a lack of them does not constitute to being 'not formatted correctly'. IRR templates are essentially for what is 'required', rather than what would be a minorly handy addition. This has always been the case, otherwise it'd be pandemonium and every article would be eligible for every IRR template ever.
I'm happy to discuss this politely like we are now, but if this is going to turn into another dandwiki soul-destroying argument, then let me know first so I can just concede the matter and go cry. And for what goodwill it's worth, I'm sincerely impressed by the effort in writing the article-specific stuff you oft put in IRR templates, nice job on those. --SgtLion (talk) 13:32, 15 October 2018 (MDT)
Interesting enough, I was just talking the GA about this. People need to know what to fix in these templates, and I caught myself putting that vague commentary of wording issues without examples and thought how do they know what to fix? Well, if I list the issues, why didn't I just FIX IT lol but then I circle around thinking of all the time that would be spent curating others' verbiage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. I find it such quite a mess :( BigShotFancyMan (talk) 13:40, 15 October 2018 (MDT)
<,< Are you ok?
The case is normally the opposite for me so thank you for the praise. Like most people, I'm trying to improve the overall quality of pages in any way I can. I've discovered that it's better to try educating users on "how we do things" rather than just one man going through every page on the wiki. While I despise am not a fan of using US English or writing Strength every time I want to say Strength I concede to those things. If these aren't valid IRR parameters how would I go about encouraging their use through a template to users who don't read the Help Portal?
I also remember others taking issue with the referencing one for it belonging in {{wikify}} rather then {{wording}}. Thoughts? —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 14:01, 15 October 2018 (MDT)
Nay, not really; But I honestly appreciate the constructive and friendly tone in the face of a jarring situation, so thank you. <3
In terms of language, the exact discussion that bred the help article's wording concluded only that you shouldn't revert efforts to change your content to US English, there isn't really a need to bother users into doing it. I do see your point when it comes to the references, though; I can understand wanting to promote good practice in non-Help-reading contributors, as references are handy. I don't feel an IRR is appropriate, but I'm not sure what would be a better tool would be to encourage it, hm. --SgtLion (talk) 14:15, 15 October 2018 (MDT)
np. I have two ideas atm: An exception to allow referencing in templates for the more static pages on the wiki such as locked paged, quality articles, and featured articles but not for like every other page OR just sticking the template on the talk page? Idk about the last one but the first one I think is alright. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 15:23, 15 October 2018 (MDT)
I'd like to point out that many wikis don't hyperlink every reference on a page. Look at Wikipedia articles, for instance, and you'll see the first reference of a page is hyperlinked but many of the ones below it are not. I'm not saying we can't do it all the way, but it's accepted practice to not do them all.--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 15:54, 15 October 2018 (MDT)
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