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Good to see you, leave me a message! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 07:15, 1 August 2012 (EDT)

Site notice[edit]


I don't know whether you have seen my idea for an automatic import, but as you're quite active here, I'd thank you if you could take a look. I don't want to start uploading lots of pages without wider consent. Maybe you could even include a link to that section in MediaWiki:Sitenotice? --SlashMe (talk) 10:11, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

Have you seen {{comicbox}}? I'm not sure, but I wonder if your page and that one are two different ideas of how to present the same information? (Once it's imported, anyway.) At any rate, if you give me the text you want put in the Sitenotice, I'll take a look at it. (May not get to it today; you can always ask a different admin if I don't.) --Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:06, 3 August 2012 (EDT)
Should I put something in the editnotice saying we need to agree on formats first? Or do you think it'd be better to upload them so we at least have something and then use a bot (I can task AWB to do that, once I figure out a few regular expressions) to convert your uploads to whatever format we end up deciding on? --Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:19, 3 August 2012 (EDT)
Hmm... I suppose I can pair the editnotice with a message at MediaWiki:Uploadtext. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:41, 3 August 2012 (EDT)
I think this is no longer necessary now that we have centralized talk pages at the community portal. And since I'm administrator by now, I could do it myself ;-) --SlashMe (talk) 03:35, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

community portal[edit]

Shouldn't the __NEWSECTIONLINK__ be included in {{Community portal}}? --Waldir (talk) 05:20, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

No, because we don't want it on Explain XKCD:Community portal or on Explain XKCD:Community portal/All. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 16:10, 4 August 2012 (EDT)
Hmm... Well, we could add {{#ifeq:{{PAGENAME}}|blah|yes|no}} checks (or a #switch if we'd rather make it opt-in rather than opt-out). I think it's generally better to keep all logic in the templates rather than splitting stuff across many pages. --Waldir (talk) 16:55, 4 August 2012 (EDT)
That sounds fine - if you could do it? That's one of the few things I don't think I've made a template do before. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 17:09, 4 August 2012 (EDT)
I did it with the switch. Seems to be working :) --Waldir (talk) 18:28, 4 August 2012 (EDT)
Cool.  :) --Philosopher Let us reason together. 18:44, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

Since we are on the topic of the community portal, I'd like you to take a look at my subdivision proposal at Explain XKCD:Community portal/Proposals#Separate discussion page(s). Cheers, Waldir (talk) 18:30, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

Replied there. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 18:44, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

RE: Talk page link[edit]

Oops! Thanks for catching that. The signature was one of the many I on a different wiki, but I missed one of the links. Should be fixed now. Omega TalkContribs 06:27, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Got it. Importing features across wikis always leaves a few things that are missed. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 01:34, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

General comic comments page.[edit]

Hi. I'm a former user of Jeff's explainxkcd site and I have no idea who to ask this of or even how to ask it. But since I seem to have stumbled in here I'll ask it of you. First off, I have no programming skills that post date the Commodore 64 so it took awhile to find this page. I have been searhing and clicking on everything I can find but I find no general purpose comments page for the current comic like there used to be on Jeff's site. Is there one? And if so how do I get to it? If there isn't will anybody consider creating one so we can share thoughts simply and directly with one another? My EMail address is [email protected]

Hi External Monolog - click on the "latest comic" link on the left sidebar. Then scroll down and select "Add a comment". And then you are off and running! --Jeff (talk) 20:42, 15 August 2012 (UTC)


Good to see you too! Isaiah 1:18? Me gusta! :) --St.nerol (talk) 23:16, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! And good work finding the source of my signature, though I suppose it's to be expected at an "explain" wiki. Face-smile.svg. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 21:02, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
Well, I like Isaiah a lot! I've read the book in Swedish and listened to it in English with the youversion-app. Though I don't think I'd have recognized it if I hadn't seen it quoted suitably in a textbook on logic once! --St.nerol (talk) 12:47, 8 December 2012 (UTC)