User talk:TheHYPO

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Hi, I'm glad you'll have a look at it. Try using html comments. In some places whitespace won't cause problems, but it's sort of a trial and error process. better play it safe and use comments everywhere at first, then we can gradually try removing them. Also, take a look at the latest changes I made to {{ComicHeader}}. You could incorporate them in {{comic}} or simply transclude {{ComicHeader}} to reduce code clutter even further. Cheers, Waldir (talk) 16:14, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I've ran out of time for explainxkcd today (I was moving some pages around). I will latter take a look at the template and see if I can improve anything. Just a note: the example usage seems to be categorizing the template page into the categories. I'm not sure having an example there is worth the miscategorization issues... --Waldir (talk) 18:24, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
Didn't think of that - absolutely right on that point TheHYPO (talk) 18:50, 7 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi there. I was looking through our templates and found {{wat}}. I'm not sure exactly what's the use case for that. Could you give me an example? --Waldir (talk) 08:52, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Hey; I don't know if it will be useful here; I duped both {{wat}} and {{w}} from another wiki I created here because I wanted to create a quick and easy (and standardized) link to Wikipedia articles (side note: I wonder if wikipedia links should have a little "W" logo like XKCD links have a little XKCD favicon?).

{{w}} creates a quick link to wikipedia to the article in the argument - second argument is the display text, just like a regular wikilink except to wikipedia instead of to the native explainxkcd wiki. A side usage is just putting in {w} bare, creates a link to the same article title at wikipedia appended with the phrase " at Wikipedia" (with a link to wikipedia). On the other wiki, this was generally used for "See Also:" links to articles at wikipedia where I didn't intend to have an article on that wiki itself. I created {{wat}} for when I wanted the "at wikipedia" form, but I had to retitle the article (eg: the article was "Hello" but the article at wikipedia was "Hello (common greeting)" so a plain {w} wouldn't work. Also, if I wanted to also link to the wikipedia article on "greetings" at wikipedia in the see also section.

I don't know if this will be of any use on this wiki (and if it's very uncommon use, the same functionality could probably be achieved with another argument (eg: {w|Hello (common greeting)|Hello|at=yes}) - as I used a see also section on many pages, it became useful to me. If you want to delete it here (or include the functionality into {{w}} I'm cool with that.

That said, I think "see also" could come in handy here, although generally people are just wikilinking to most relevant topics in the Explanation itself. There could be other topics that don't fit neatly into explanations though. TheHYPO (talk) 13:53, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. It's been a long time (sorry about that), but this period was also useful to put that template to the test of actual use. It seems it hasn't found much use here, so I'll convert the only instance of its application (Category:Velociraptors) to the {{w}} template, and delete the (somewhat awkwardly named, I must say) wat template. If the "at Wikipedia" form becomes common, we can, as you suggest, augment {{w}} with extra parameters. Cheers, Waldir (talk) 14:46, 20 November 2012 (UTC)


I like the idea you are going for, but it currently suffers from the image scaling issue. Or are you seeing properly scaled images? Blaisepascal (talk) 14:48, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Moving pages

Creating explanations and moving the page twice creates a double redirect. The List of all comics has links to both the title and number pages for each comics. I open both up in two tabs, and just paste, submit, close tab, paste, submit, close tab, no moving pages, and the redirects work. Thanks for your time and attention. lcarsos (talk) 21:35, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Time continues

I undid your edit to 1190: Time because it hasn't finished. I have, however, recovered your Plot. Mark Hurd (talk) 16:01, 29 April 2013 (UTC)