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I must say, as substantially as I enjyoed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a whileIts as if you had a wonderful grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readersPerhaps you should think about this from additional than one angleOr maybe you shouldnt generalise so a lotIts better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just heading for a gut reaction to the subjectThink about adjusting your own believed process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.
 
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== Comic Predictor ==
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The {{tl|LATESTCOMIC}} template is known to be very expensive, causing the wiki to have to do a lot of work on every page it occurs (which, if reports are true, really ''is'' every page.)
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Since xkcd is released at regular intervals (for the time being) it should be possible to do some simple date math to predict what the next comic's number will be, and when it will be released.
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Using {{tl|LatestComicOnDate}} to predict the latest comic on a given date...
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{{{!}}
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{{!}}Today
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|}} }}
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{{!}}-
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{{!}}Tomorrow
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|+1day}} }}
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{{!}}-
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{{!}}{{#time:l|+2day}}
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|+2day}} }}
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{{!}}-
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{{!}}{{#time:l|+3day}}
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|+3day}} }}
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{{!}}{{#time:l|+4day}}
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|+4day}} }}
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{{!}}{{#time:l|+5day}}
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|+5day}} }}
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{{!}}-
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{{!}}{{#time:l|+6day}}
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|+6day}} }}
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{{!}}Next {{#time:l|+7day}}
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|+7day}} }}
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{{!}}}
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The goal here is to have {{tl|LATESTCOMIC}} be simplified by using said date math, and thus tax the wiki less.
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Testing rollover behavior (here, December 2013)...
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{{{!}}
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{{!}}Dec 27
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|2013-12-27}} }}
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{{!}}{{#time:l|2013-12-27+1day}}
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|2013-12-27+1day}} }}
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{{!}}{{#time:l|2013-12-27+2day}}
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{{!}}{{#time:l|2013-12-27+3day}}
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{{!}}{{#time:l|2013-12-27+4day}}
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{{!}}{{explain|{{LatestComicOnDate|2013-12-27+4day}} }}
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{{!}}{{#time:l|2013-12-27+5day}}
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{{!}}{{#time:l|2013-12-27+6day}}
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== Bylines ==
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Well, non-wikipedians may not know that every page is editable, and many are left with the impression that explanations are written by some mysterious other.  Well, why not let bylines, a la a newspaper or other journalistic enterprise, dispel both illusions.
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{{tl|byline}} can be used to give attribution to explanationsWhoever creates the page simply inserts the <nowiki>{{byline|TheirUsername}}</nowiki> in the explanation, so they can rightfully be acknowledged for their effort:
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:{{byline|TheirUsername}}
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Later, if somebody else tweaks the explanation, they can (if they want) add their username to the byline, as in <nowiki>{{byline|TheirUsername|FixerUpper}}</nowiki>, so they too can be recognized:
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:{{byline|TheirUsername|FixerUpper}}
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This can go on for a bit, if necessary, with more people, when they make a change, electing to put their name on the byline: <nowiki>{{byline|TheirUsername|FixerUpper|CosmeticCorrector}}</nowiki> which looks like this:
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:{{byline|TheirUsername|FixerUpper|CosmeticCorrector}}
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... and so on.
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What?  ''Not the wiki way'', I hear you say?  ''Au contraire, mon frère''The wiki is in fact ''very'' diligent about keeping track of every single contributors's work; no change is truly anonymous (even if some changes are attributed to an IP address.) There's nothing conceptually different between this history and a byline, except the latter is manual, elective, and on the honor system(And for those of you who would "trust, but verify", the history remains that verification to resolve any conflict that may arise... but I think we're all grown-ups here.)  All the byline does is elevate attribution to the main page, as many other literary works doNowhere in the wiki code of conduct does it say your contributions must remain unattributed, part of a ''vox populi pâté'', it only says that they may be edited, altered, etc. by other contributors.  And, oh, by the way: they have attribution rights, too.
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Revision as of 00:24, 21 September 2012

I must say, as substantially as I enjyoed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a wonderful grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from additional than one angle. Or maybe you shouldnt generalise so a lot. Its better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just heading for a gut reaction to the subject. Think about adjusting your own believed process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.

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