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Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Hey. Check my comments on {{incomplete}}. That should explain it. TheHYPO (talk) 14:49, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit: That should be {{Incomplete}}. I'm not really a fan of this new case-sensitivity. TheHYPO (talk) 14:49, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
PS: I think we have to proceed on the assumption that the scaling issue will be fixed at some point, or there won't be a very functional wiki to work with here. I'm proceeding on that basis, and still scaling comic images if I need to. I assume (at least I hope) someone in admin is trying to figure out the scaling issue and it will ultimately be resolved. TheHYPO (talk) 14:52, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect Caps[edit]

Sorry about that. I probably should have checked. I must have been tired when I wrote that. lcarsos (talk) 01:39, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

  • My first thought was "What are you talking about", then after digging through Recent Changes (and marking some spam along the way), I found the edit to your page. Don't worry about it. If I cared enough about the spelling, I'd go to the effort to change my username to "Blaise Pascal". I don't know why I picked the variant I did; probably a temporary technical limitation. Blaisepascal (talk) 02:01, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Could you lowercase comic discussion in newcomictemplate?[edit]

Comic discussion is merely a redirect to comic discussion. It's a small change, but if the wiki software doesn't have to chase down one fewer redirect as it builds each page then the whole site will run a little bit faster (I'm sure you've noticed that it's been a little slow lately). Thanks. lcarsos (talk) 15:45, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Done. Are you referencing my template in your Ruby script? If so, perhaps the template should be moved to a more central location.
I'm not, but the template is much easier for people to use (as evidenced by the number of people using your template vs. my script). I was doing a bit of bad extrapolating to make a point, that you're work is exponentially more valuable than mine because of its ease of use. :P lcarsos (talk) 19:34, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
Which is funny, since I'm planning on using your script when I'm working at home. Using my template, I have a tab open to the "List all comics" page, a tab open to my template in edit mode, a tab open to the xkcd comic itself, and finally a tab open to the new page to edit, and I need to use Firebug (or functional equivalent) to get the transcript off the xkcd page. With your script, I just need a tab open to xkcd, a terminal window, and an emacs open, and I can edit a bunch for mass uploading. I did have to upgrade to Ruby1.9 though. Blaisepascal (talk) 19:40, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Moved Ruby Importer question[edit]

Hi, just letting you know I moved your question to User Talk:Lcarsos#Multi-file Generation?. And I've added an almost explanation. I'm not entirely sure, I'll try it when I get to a computer that has Ruby installed on it. lcarsos (talk) 16:20, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

New comics[edit]

Hey - I saw your response to a comment earlier. someone created {{create}} as a template so that on List of all comics - where there was a redlink, "create" could be clicked, and it would pre-load the create template for the user. Unfortunately, the preloading isn't working (more tech bugs I'm afraid). To that end, I added a 'pre' version of the contents of the template to the page as documentation so people can copy and paste the actual text manually. It's pretty much the same as your template, but it doesn't have the incomplete template just because hopefully someone creating a page will create the explanation themselves and not need that template, and it doesn't have the trivia section because we might not want to encourage users to include the trivia header and leave the section blank if there is no trivia. The create template also has some html-comment "documentation" on what to do.

I think it's better to use that template just so that a) if preloading ever starts working, that's the goto template, and b) it's just an easier link to remember if you have to direct someone to it. TheHYPO (talk) 20:32, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

What do you mean 859 compliance[edit]

Ok, I've given up. I know what I mean by 859 compliance. I mean that if anyone tries to get comic 859 using my script, that it absolutely should not crash. But, what do you mean by 859 compliance in your comment on your change to 670: Spinal Tap Amps??? I can't believe that in my edit Explanation got changed to Description, but it managed to. Sorry about that. lcarsos (talk) 22:33, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

I mean I closed a dangling parenthesis. Blaisepascal (talk) 00:41, 28 August 2012 (UTC)