User talk:Waldir

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Please watch Explain XKCD:Community portal/Administrators' noticeboard[edit]

I'd like to ask that the admins consider adding Explain XKCD:Community portal/Administrators' noticeboard to their watchlists. On a similar note, I've just started a discussion there about spammers. -Philosopher Let us reason together. 02:02, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

Comic Template[edit]


Just in reference to your todo list, {{comic}} is quite human unreadable, I agree. Part of the problem is that if you add line breaks and spacing to templates with layout and if statements it can quickly break the code. I'll try to clean it up a bit though. TheHYPO (talk) 15:59, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

No problem; I've done the best I can do. I used some noinclude to allow for some whitespace which I think helps, but the tradeoff is I includeonly-ed the whole template, and then just put a sample to show what it looks like. without images and things, the default on the page didn't show much anyway.
I was having a similar discussion with User:SlashMe about the comic/comicheader templates. He suggestd the comic template be compartmentalized to include other subtemplates so pieces can be used where the whole is not needed (this navbar could be such a piece). I just wasn't sure when pieces (or which pieces) would ever be useful alone. I figure we could create a text field (like 'text1') where the image field is just to be used as backup for weird days without requiring the user to create their own box and piece together the subtemplates. I'm open to discussion, but nobody has suggested to me which pieces they'd like to compartmentalize and what a possible use would be. I included the comicheader template as it was when I built the comic template, but I also added improvements. For example, the prev box used to show on all comics other than comic 1. I changed it to also check if the previous comic has an article. I think that's the best way to do it until all the article have comics. Also, I added some spacing so where there is no next or prev, the comic#/date box is more or less centred still. I think it would make more sense to do any improvements or edits to the {{comic}} template and if its agreed to subdivide it, the up to date navbar from that can be pulled out to replace the old comicheader template. TheHYPO (talk) 16:22, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

RE: Welcome[edit]

Thanks. By missing extensions, I was just jokingly referencing how a key number of extensions were, at least at first, missing, such as the references and ability to upload multiple files (Extension:MultiUpload). Is the signature really a problem, though? I just imported the same signature that I used on the RuneScape wiki (7K edits like a baws). In the page source, it's actually far more streamlined than most peoples' signatures, as it is templated (and not substituted). I could change it if absolutely necessary, although I am slightly attached to it, and do have to point out we don't actually have a signature policy (perhaps we should have one, though, particularly before someone starts creating five line sigs). Omega TalkContribs 21:08, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Heh, sorry, rather used to the somewhat laxer signature policy on the RuneScape wiki (some of my past sigs). I changed it to a slightly simpler signature, just two colours, and would say that's a bit less "flashy". Don't really know how much more I can scale down before it'd just be a plain link. I like being creative. Omega TalkContribs 22:28, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Broken templates[edit]

Could you take a look at admin requests and Jeff's talk? The change you requested to $wgCapitalLinks seems to have broken our templates and possibly Special:RecentChanges. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 04:45, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I tried to fix the problems with capitalization, and replied on that thread. --Waldir (talk) 09:01, 12 August 2012 (UTC)


This thread has been moved to explain xkcd:Community portal/Technical#We need more maintainers

Would you weigh in on which userbox?[edit]

Would you mind being the tie-breaker for Davidy and me? It's the conversation that has evolved out of User talk:Davidy22#autoblocking suspicious users whether we should use IronyChef's {{UserBox}}, or the {{Userbox}} templates that I imported from wikipedia. lcarsos_a (talk) 16:05, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Re:Semi-protection for new users[edit]

Aha, thanks for the info! Nice to hear that the system works everything out automatically :) - jerodast (talk) 20:07, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


Is it possible to view LocalSettings.php? If so, where would I find it? – Philosopher Let us reason together. 23:51, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Technically, it should be located at, but I believe by default MediaWiki sets up access rules that make it inaccessible to the public (or maybe it's the server software itself that doesn't allow raw php files to be sent to the browser, without the preprocessing). In either case, only those who have access to the server (ftp, ssh, web control panel, etc.) will be able to see and edit it. Why do you ask? --Waldir (talk) 15:26, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
Trying to figure out what's set in the LocalSettings.php on Ballotpedia - you were the first person I could think of who might know how to view it. Too bad it's hidden. Thanks, though. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 03:29, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

xkcd link icons[edit]

They're popping up in the headers of explanation pages, next to the dates. It r bad. fixplx. Davidy²²[talk] 07:20, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Oh, and the xkcd links on the all comics page also have the icon now. So that can do with some fixing too. Davidy²²[talk] 08:31, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up. I recently edited MediaWiki:Common.css to replace the custom class "no-xkcd-favicon" with the more common "plainlinks" already included in MediaWiki. Mediawiki search, however, sucks at finding such instances of code, so I missed those two usages of the "no-xkcd-favicon" class. I've fixed them now. Cheers, Waldir (talk) 12:19, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Incomplete pages[edit]

We should mention also the list of incomplete comics at the main page. This page is becoming more important than the missing ones.--Dgbrt (talk) 15:04, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for taking a long time to reply. I see someone already took care of it :) --Waldir (talk) 21:17, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Picture uploads[edit]

Is anyone able to fix the missing thumbnail feature? I am responsible for many different web sites, maybe I can help.--Dgbrt (talk) 15:04, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

As someone already mentioned in the community portal, you need to contact Jeff. He is the only one with server access. Have you managed mediawiki sites before? I think the thumbnail issue is not uncommon in mediawiki, and this page may shed some light into the issue. --Waldir (talk) 21:23, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
I did post also a message at Jeff's discussion page. No answer so far. I am relatively new to mediawiki but I did install and configure one at my company and I am also responsible fore many more PHP based Web sites. So I am sure there is a wrong path to the image tools at the "LocalSettings.php" config file.--Dgbrt (talk) 09:33, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for not replying earlier. I think to get faster responses from Jeff you should probably email him instead of leaving a message in his talk page. He also seems to be quite active on twitter. Hope this helps! --Waldir (talk) 16:14, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Block request[edit]

As you seem to be the most recently active admin: The two users and 🎄 have been vandalising the latest comic heavily.

While False (talk) 22:31, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

Apologies for the late response. I took a look at the latest contributions of both and 🎄, and neither seems to be active anymore, so hopefully a block isn't needed anymore. Cheers, and thanks for contributing to the wiki! --Waldir (talk) 14:29, 14 November 2022 (UTC)
Swift enough for me. Cheers! —While False (museum | talk | contributions | logs | rights | printable version | page information | what links there | related changes | Google search | current time: 18:43) 15:55, 14 November 2022 (UTC)