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Crew Members

Ahoy! Why couldn't I keep the crew members on the flag page, it made it look like there was more content since we don't have anymore to put on there at the moment - Crashdoom 20:28, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

It's not really necessary to list it on the article because the flag infopage is linked to by the flag infobox. If it's just filler/placeholder content, then what is the point of including it in the article?
There was consensus that plain lists of royalty and other flag members should not appear in articles. I pointed out that many flags also listed positions and even descriptions of what various royalty do, so a complete ban of any member listing wasn't warranted. -- Faulkston 02:37, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Ship icons

Hey Faulkston :D why don't u allow me to put the ship icons on yppedia.puzzlplepirates/Gas ?:( It's much nicer than showing amount of ships in words :| -- Jonjonspirit 17:27, 30 April 2009 (PDT)

A list of ship icons takes up far more space than using a compact sentence. It is also skirting close to the rule against listing standard named ships on pirate pages. Leaving out the names of the standard-named ships doesn't comply with that rule either. -- Faulkston 02:12, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
But I didn't even list standard named ships...Other pages who have them u don't even notice >.> -- Jonjonspirit 21:19, 1 May 2009 (PDT)
If they're a list of icons for standard names ships, then that doesn't comply with the rule.
Please indicate these other pirate articles which have lists of standard named ships, or lists of icons without ship names. -- Faulkston 05:26, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Have such articles now been edited accordingly? -- Faulkston 05:04, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: Adrielle

Hi hi! Is my user page ok? I did it in pinks and purples... lol =D Adrielle =) 09:57, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, your user page does not contain content which breaks the Terms of Service. By this measure it is OK. As for aesthetics, it is your user page and as such does not have to conform to any standard layout. -- Faulkston 01:33, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
You could say it's pretty... :P lol Adrielle =) 11:07, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Roomate - > Roommate

Is it worth re-uploading these image files with the correct spelling? I figured you're the most recently active admin so I'd pose the question to you, though feel free to perhaps pawn the job (if it needs doing) to Lcawte as they were his uploads. - fyre talk 22:13, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

It would be fine to just mark them with {{misnamed image}} (Usage) and they will get fixed down the road. -- Cedarwings (talk) 22:32, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Ha, a tag for everything! Thanks both. - fyre talk 23:06, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Ops, Sorry, I'll go do them at some point soon, unless someone wants to do it. Edit: Unless we leave it until the dev's upload the newest MediaWiki version with Image renaming/moving technology :) --Lcawte 17:59, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Image Help

can you make the image on this page smaller please? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Luckydod (talkcontribs)

Done that for you mate :) Also fixed the issue with the Zombie hand. --Lcawte 17:58, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Puzzle prefereces chart

Do we have something like a puzzle preferences chart on the YYPedia? You know where users add their prefered puzzles and a chart sums it all up. OOO had questions on puzzle preferences in at least one of their surveys iirc. I thought, if someone knows, then you. --Kamuflaro 00:43, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, no such chart exists. -- Faulkston 02:59, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Too bad thanks anyways, was just thinking something like that might exist, when I was removing the preference order users intentionally posted on the flotilla hunter pages. I will see if I can figure out a way to make such a chart on this wiki system, once I'm done transforming the last dub ocean flotilla hunter pages. --Kamuflaro 18:18, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

About the DEFAULTSORT:Black Hole (Viridian) tag

What is it for if you dont mind me asking o_o? --randompanzy 04:47, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

I don't mind you asking. It's a Wikimedia magic word. For every category that particular article appears in, it will be found under 'B' rather than 'T' ('Black' rather than 'The'). -- Faulkston 06:04, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks ^^ --randompanzy 03:17, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Is this sufficient?

Hey :). I've just "finalized" the 2010 Olympic Games events page and I was wondering if I missed anything or should include more. Could you please look it over? Thanks! --Addihockey (talkcontribs) 05:56, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

I want to delete my page

Hello, can you please tell me why you put the content back on my page (Antonella)? I want to delete it. Thanks -- Jessy71 10:49, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

This is your user page which does belong to you. Antonella is an article about a pirate and as such doesn't belong to any particular YPPedia editor. Even if the pirate is deleted, that fact should be indicated in the relevant article rather than blanking that article. -- Faulkston 19:41, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Viridian Blockades

Hoy, I think the Viridian Blockade history is out of date. Is there a way to find any blockades that happened before March 13? --V1nc3 05:36, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

I am unsure if there's any way other than to ask various Viridianites if they have kept a record. You could however try petitioning to see if there's a longer record kept by the game than what's displayed on the noticeboard. -- Faulkston 02:17, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

The Ocean Masters have no such records, I have posted a forum under Viridian Parley asking for a record of Blockades from March 1st to March 13th. Thanks for your help Faulkston. --V1nc3 03:58, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Pretty sure the OMs do have records. Or maybe that's just if the island changes hands... --Belthazar451 04:12, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

I figured it out. The weekend of March 5-6 had no blockades on Viridian. Therefore it is partially up to date. I am trying to see what flag has done the most blockades in the history of Ypp. So far its a tie between Vanguard and Good Grief. I will update it and see who has the most and ask if its enough to make them have a record. Using the tool burninator created, Vanguard wins with 79 total blockades to date compared to Good Griefs 75. --V1nc3 04:20, 17 March 2010 (UTC)


I've been strongly thinking for a while that some pages should be exempt from the whole overlinking thing. Long pages, especially those which have discinctly separated sections which a reader would only read one of at a time (like Trophy), and long lists which are usually navigated to using specific anchor links (like the blockade history pages). To give an example, suppose I wanted to look at the bilging experience trophies - I'd do a page text search for "Broad Bilger" or whatever. But now if I want to get to the bilging article, I need to scroll all the way back to the top of the page. It's the same for the blockade history pages, only very much more so, because the link of interest could be literally anywhere on the page. Sure, it makes changing links trickier - but the pages linked from Trophy are all main-type pages which will never be moved, and for the blockade histories, flags changing names aren't particularly common. --Belthazar451 21:39, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Alfwyn reduced some repeated links in the Hunter blockade history article today; prior to him doing that, I was inclined to leave the blockade history articles as they were. After having Firefox 3.6.3 running on Windows Vista with 3GB RAM repeatedly hang when I attempted to select all 200KB+ (is Sage really that keen on blockades???) worth of text on the edit page, I'm even more inclined to not edit the blockade history articles again. I eventually worked out that I had to click edit, view the page's source and select text from the source (why that doesn't hang the browser I really can't say). I ran my repeat links reducing script (like I was going to do this task manually!) on that text and edited an older version of the article (to avoid hanging the browser because I would need to select and replace all the existing text). No thanks, not doing that again! :-) The length of the blockade history articles is a separate issue, perhaps they should get a similar treatment to the release notes pages?
About the trophy article and navigation within, one link per section should be sufficient. -- Faulkston 22:13, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
I've always done section edits in the blockade histories, as there's next to no reason to open the entire page up for editing. Repeat link reduction has the issue that it will be excessively difficult to tell if a new link is needed or not if someone doesn't open the entire page. And the blockade histories will only continue to grow, so the problem of length will reappear soon enough. --Thunderbird 23:42, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
One link per section for the blockade history articles should work also. -- Faulkston 00:34, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Hm, I just removed links in the note section that would have needed disambiguation and appeared to the left anyway. Personally I'm happy with having all occurences of flags linked in the template portion. As for breaking it into smaller pieces, having a subarticle per year and include them all in one page should work nicely indeed. In the past I always thought that a stumbling block would be to make {{blockade}} (Usage) work with breaking the history down into parts. --Alfwyn 10:03, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
The other case I thought over was for tables with sortable rows - each row would be eligible for links to appear, since row order isn't fixed. Not really that many such tables anyway in the YPPedia? -- Faulkston 02:51, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
I have a huge problem with the edits to the links on the Blockade history pages. Why are we even bothering to link to the flags if you have to search up and down the page, scrolling around to find a link that's clickable? We might as well just make them ALL plaintext at this point. It also has really uglified the pages, and I think it's a really poorly thought out idea. I'd really like to see it reverted. ----Burni (talk) 07:24, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
As a consequence the island links would have to be removed from the templates also. --Kamuflaro 13:10, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Links in templates are automatically inserted/generated; they're not so automatically removed. The sections aren't that long that the page really requires scrolling up and down that much. Wikipedia editing suggests being bold but sometimes experimental changes in layout don't work. This would be one of those times. Go ahead and revert the changes if I don't get around to doing so. I thought quite a while before making the changes, as the length of the articles made for some logistical difficulties in editing; the results didn't turn out as well as they might have. -- Faulkston 01:58, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
All leading whitespaces got lost in the process: Viridian blockade history‎; 18:46 . . (-1,655), I think that's good. --Kamuflaro 17:53, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Having thought a bit more about this, I would like to change the blockade pages to the old style too (linking all occurences of flags in the left part). In my opinion the minor gain of not linking them (less work when a link needs change) is not worth making it harder to find a clickable link in tabulated situations that are usually not read from beginning to end. Adding entries in the old style is simpler too, one doesn't have to check all the earlier entries if a link already exists. I think overlinking is a problem only in larger sections of text, where too many links tend to confuse more than help. --Alfwyn 13:49, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
And now we're basically reiterating the points I started with. =P --Belthazar451 14:13, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Deleting files

Careful there, Faulkston - you almost pre-empted me. I was working on that. =Þ --Belthazar451 03:44, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Speculative execution may improve throughput. :-D -- Faulkston 03:48, 21 April 2010 (UTC)