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Nice work on the rounded box templates! --Briess 08:07, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I guess I had a little too much time on my hands. Does the formatting look ok? I think I screwed it up once or twice, but the main page looks all right now. --Lethosor (talk) 13:13, 11 February 2013 (UTC)


I like your solution to the creature variation problem. It's much simpler than what I had in mind, and, at least for the current batch of creatures, works quite well. Great job! --Loci 20:41, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Duplicated History[edit]

Yeah, I noted that as well and decided it wasn't actually a major enough issue worth redoing everything I was doing to the database (since it already took almost 7 hours of lock time :(. If there are other issues, I can revert back, but I'll want to do it before tonightish, so we don't loose a lot of data. --Briess (talk) 01:34, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

And then I changed my mind and reverted. Thanks for letting me know. --Briess (talk) 01:41, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
And now I just realized I should have just nuked the caches to fix the problem. Oh well. I'll re-try the upgrade later :) --Briess (talk) 01:44, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

I rolled back the database maintenance / upgrade because of the issue you pointed out. Thanks for alerting me :) -- Briess (talk) 01:37, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

As to what just happened: cache collision >.> - Should be fixed now, sorry . --Briess (talk) 01:49, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I thought I was commenting on the wrong page for a second there. Looks good now :) --Lethosor (talk) 01:53, 13 April 2013 (UTC)


Left a note at User_talk:Lethosor/rater.js for you :) --Briess (talk) 07:06, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Skill tree for DF masterwork[edit]

What do you think about adding a new skill tree for the new skills? Could be usefull... TheKevroar (talk) 21:37, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

You mean like

? --Lethosor (talk) 20:06, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I think it could be usefull. TheKevroar (talk) 11:28, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Flying Spawn Mechanics (RedReign)[edit]

Hi, Lethosor,

It appears you made a small modification to what I recently wrote on the DF2012:Flying page. You wrote that it only affects underground creatures, not surface fliers.

However, after doing some !science!, I have discovered that above-ground flying creatures DO, in fact, stop spawning if I wall off every edge tile at every possible z-level above ground.

Obviously there is a conflict with the information we have. I'd like to resolve this, since I spent a lot of time and effort recently working on a project similar to those at Oceanshoots on the forums. I mean this with utmost sincerity - if you are certain that you have only seen the walling-off method to affect underground fliers, perhaps we can find what was different between our experiences, and why we were getting different results. :)

Cheers! RedReign --RedReign (talk) (Signed; use ~~~~ to sign posts)

Ah, I didn't realize you meant using bridges instead of walls (walls can't be built within 5 tiles of the map edge above ground, but will work underground). You're correct, drawbridges will keep creatures from spawning above ground. Sorry about the confusion there. --Lethosor (talk) 13:47, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for help![edit]

Cool, Thanks for the tip on deleting pages! Smakemupagus (talk) 20:10, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Template use in german translated Wiki[edit]

Nice Template the {{av}} I would like to adope it for the german wiki but I am not sure if I have something to change, I hate to change existing Templates on my own. and a complete list of widly used templates that need copy for similar look of translated articles would be nice to. Thanks in advance.

Most templates on this wiki should work on other wikis. For {{av}} to work, you (or an admin) need to add namespaces to your wiki (DF2012, v0.31, 40d, and 23a are the names we use, but you can change those on your wiki). I can help out with some extra templates if you want, but I'd need an account. --Lethosor (talk) 19:12, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
I will redict your request (may be we sould make it more accessible for poeple will to help), a reqest for for adding the missing namespaces in youre wiki is done, but pending. i have manage to get some templates to work (I realy hate complex wiki templates, so much space for mistakes) but a whole bunch is missing atm. also I not sure If I could replace all masterwork - tattered wich their Meisterwerk - abgenutzt counterparts without breaking some/all template that rely on that. 08:22, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
You have an account now, nick is same, but i haven't to tell your temp passphrase yet. 08:54, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
I havn't find a way to give you your temp passphrase for german wiki, are you avaible via eMail or Teamspeak (can't use skype not safe any longer). 12:18, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
I guess you could send me a message on the forums, if you have an account there.
By the way, I'm not very good at German, but I can try helping out with the templates anyway :) --Lethosor (talk) 19:57, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

AV / Masterwork color scheme[edit]

Would you consider adding a unique color scheme to the ArticleVersion template for articles in the Masterwork namespace? Currently they share the same light green color scheme as articles the DF2012 namespace, but I think it would be beneficial to distinguish them visually with their own color scheme. --Loci (talk) 20:16, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

What color were you thinking of? I was thinking of purple (it's the only scheme I haven't used yet from Template:Quality), but I'm open to suggestions. --Lethosor (talk) 23:39, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
I was originally thinking light yellow, but a light purple should work fine. It probably shouldn't be quite as dark as the "Superior" background (the AV box is rather larger, and a dark color could prove overbearing), but bump it towards white a bit and it'd fit with the other colors. --Loci (talk) 18:26, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
This article is about a mod.
color: e4ccff

This article is about a mod.
color: f5e5ff

This article is about an older version of DF.
color: fff5ee

This article is about the current version of DF.
color: f5ffee
This should be implemented now. Feel free to tweak some of the colors if you want (the highlight color for the Masterwork link is a bit off). --Lethosor (talk) 20:16, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Looks good to me. Thanks! --Loci (talk) 19:39, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

I have no idea what I'm doing.[edit]

Thanks for the feedback! I have no idea what I'm doing. I've never gotten into editing wikis before and I don't even know if this will reach you correctly. --J. d'Orc (talk) 19:04, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Masterwork mod: minimize number of leather types. Maximize number of parrot types. XP --J. d'Orc (talk) 02:13, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
I saw your recent edits to the Masterwork creature pages to move {{av}} after the sidebar. I've incorporated the change into the chunk of text that I blindly copy and paste to make new creature pages. --J. d'Orc (talk) 19:28, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

New template for the Creature page tables[edit]

I've made a new template that pulls all the creature information from the raws for inclusion into those creature tables. Let me know what you think: Template:Creature_row --Cdombroski (talk) 18:42, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, because of the number of creatures in the game, dynamically compiling the creature tables will hammer the server with hundreds of requests to generate the page. I suspect this is something that is better precompiled by editors, even though it means slightly more maintenance. --Loci (talk) 19:08, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
Substituting the templates might be a workable alternative, although generating the wiki markup to do so would still take some work:
{{CreatureCurrent table head}}
{{subst:creature row|name=Dwarf|namespace=DF2012}}
Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
Dwarf No No 60000 Not tameable
  • None
(This would also require regenerating the creatures page manually whenever the template is updated.) --Lethosor (talk) 01:09, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
I hadn't thought to substitute it. I actually have the wikimarkup necessary ready on my hard drive - yes, I was crazy enough to try it, and it only too about twenty minutes too. Would have been ten if I had written a program to scrub the number values out, but I was lazy...gimmie a sec to upload it on my drive. Resident Mario (talk) 04:39, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Here you go. I might do this myself tomorrow, actually. When I tried to serve it directly onto the wiki the page was understandably non-responsive past about fifteen of these entries (I didn't except the server to break that easily...). Resident Mario (talk) 04:46, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
If we get the rest of this working it looks like HFS creatures should probably still be done by hand as they're not specific creatures but rather categories. --Cdombroski (talk) 12:59, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

With a few modifications...[edit]

...I'm so using this :) Resident Mario (talk) 04:36, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Wow, I completely forgot about that. :) I think I fixed the problem with the misaligned "D", so go ahead and use it if you want. --Lethosor (talk) 12:10, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Bot test[edit]

Hello! --LethosorBot (talk | Lethosor | talk) 19:32, 28 July 2013 (UTC) (minor edit) (bot edit)

Editing the Masterwork buildings dropdown menu[edit]

Hi there! I'm quite new to the wiki editing scene and I don't know how to modify the dropdown menu which is at the ending of every article in the buildings section for MDF.... I'd like to ad the category "Vanilla" to the dropdown menu... Maybe you can help me, Thanks in advance!!

--TheKevroar (talk) 23:04, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
That's a template — it's included in the article in the place of {{buildings}}, which makes it easier to add the box to an article without copying and pasting the entire thing. Normally the template you'd edit would be located at Template:Buildings, but this is a weird template that redirects to a different template based on the article's namespace. The actual template you'd need to edit is Template:Masterwork buildings — feel free to try adding links, and I'll help you fix them if it doesn't work. (Also, don't worry about creating a lot of new pages — I can get a bot to do that.) --Lethosor (talk) 00:03, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your quick answer. I will try to complete the buildings section for MDf in the next few weeks... This will help me a lot. TheKevroar (talk) 21:27, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Page requests[edit]

Regarding this edit comment, perhaps some clarification or an example request is in order.--Loci (talk) 19:38, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Darn. I know why that happened - I'd re-organized the pages to be displayed above the editing area (on a separate wiki), but only the templates imported correctly, and I forgot to re-import the other pages. -_- --Lethosor (talk) 19:49, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
This should be resolved now. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. --Lethosor (talk) 20:06, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

version switch[edit]

Your bot seems to have wiped out a number of page differences in applying this update. Examples include:

Buildings, where {{interwiki|{{FULLPAGENAME}}}}{{Category|Buildings}} was removed
Creatures, which had been updated to avoid template loops and pass in a categorization parameter
Vermin, which had been similarly updated

I suspect a number of the others also had "peculiarities" which were similarly discarded.--Loci (talk) 19:36, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for re-adding the category parameters — I only checked a couple of the templates, to make sure they were working, and I must have overlooked those. (I'll try to be more careful with my bot edits in the future.) I re-added {{Interwiki}} to {{Buildings}}, but I think {{Category|Buildings}} should ideally go on the version-specific building templates (which is what {{Masterwork buildings}} does), or possibly somewhere in {{version switch}} (e.g. {{Category|{{ucfirst:{{{1}}}}}}}, which would eliminate the need to insert {{Category}} into all of the navboxes).
By the way, what "template loops" are you referring to? I don't remember seeing any issues with vermin/creature pages (although they could have been cached when I checked). --Lethosor (talk) 21:36, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
When calling any of the templates from mainspace (e.g. Boar), {{namespace}} evaluates to nothing, so {{Creatures}} expands to {{ {{namespace}} Creatures}}, then evaluates to "{{ Creatures}}", repeating and causing a template loop.--Loci (talk) 18:10, 30 August 2013 (UTC)