Template talk:Common armor art gallery

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Glacial Gauntlets[edit source]

moved from Wikia staff noticeboard

The main Female section header ("Female Glacial Gauntlets gallery") and 2 more lower level headers do not show up in the Contents, it goes from Acquisition straight to the third lower level header. The three missing headers are in the /Female page inclusion. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 17:20, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

That's not a bug, that's how I designed {{Common armor art gallery}} - those headers aren't true wiki headers, they're just formatted to look like them. I did this to prevent readers clicking the [edit] links on those headers and accidentally editing the template (which did happen to the Deldrimor gallery template). —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 18:17, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
If that is not desired, the headers have to move out of the template onto the page - and if this wiki's tradion for kludgy hacks is honored, the template gets a "noheader" parameter and doesn't display them when that is set. ;-) --◄mendel► 22:09, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
We can move the primary header out of the template, yes - the one that says "Female Glacial Gauntlets gallery" - but the subheaders can't be moved out without requiring that we also break the template into pieces.
For a long time, the main {{Armor art gallery}} template had __NOEDITSECTION__ in it for the same reason - users couldn't accidentally click [edit] on a section that was part of the template. The only drawback to this was that it removed edit links for all sections on any page that transcluded the template, which wasn't a huge problem (it lasted over a year like that). On June 24, however, our illustrious Beerocrat decided that it was "foolish to have it here", and in just over a month since then we have had two accidental edits to the template.
I'm in favor of putting __NOEDITSECTION__ back into all the armor gallery templates, as I see very little drawback to losing the other section edit links. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 23:04, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. I's not that hard to figure out how to edit the /Male or /Female section alone, or just edit the whole page for the other stuff. This is not a problem for those who edit armor pages regularly, and would be a deterrent to occasional vandals, too. This is better than having half-complete Contents... Besides, once the template is in place, why would the Male/Female pages need editing anyway? RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 05:10, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Someone bug me to read this tomorrow cause i just tried to read this now and I couldn't comprehend any of it.—JediRogue 05:54, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
I'll wait another day or so for JR or anyone else to comment on this, then I'll implement NOEDITSECTION in all the armor galleries. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 05:36, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Comprehension aid

  • The armor art gallery template creates section and subsection headers.
  • If these headers have "edit" links, clicking on them lets you edit the template.
  • We don't want people to edit the template.
    • It has happened.
    • It breaks things.
    • It is not what people want, but they don't know better.
  • So we have two options:
    1. using __NOEDITSECTIONLINKS__ to remove the "edit" links from every page that has this template on it
    2. using fake section headers in the armor gallery that don't create edit links, but don't show up in the table of contents either.
  • Currently we are using option 2, but Rose and Ishy want to switch back to option 1.

--◄mendel► 06:09, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

The reason I want to switch to option one is mostly because often there are other sections (dye bugs, common mesmer gloves, etc) besides the basic ones in the template, and they do show up, so it breaks the TOC to hell. Plus, like I said before, there is no reason to edit armor article sections once the templates are in place, it would be uneducated edits by new users at best, or vandalism. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 17:19, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Small clarification: we are using option 2 on Template:Deldrimor armor gallery and Template:Common armor art gallery, we are using option 3 (= true headers within template) on Template:Armor art gallery. Rehashing the drawbacks of the various options:
  1. __NOEDITSECTION__ removes the [edit] links from all headers in any article that includes a gallery.
  2. Fake headers break the TOC.
  3. True headers allow the possibility of accidental edits to the template.
And I just came up with a fourth option that would require a small addition to our site css. We can wrap everything in the template with <div class="hideeditsection">...</div>. Then we add this to common.css:
div.hideeditsection .editsection {
That will hide the [edit] links for all sections within the div. [edit] links remain for the rest of the page and the TOC is non-broken. Thoughts on this idea? —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 18:05, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
That is a good direction to be thinking in. I say let's keep all level 2 headers, moving those out of the templates if necessary, and hide all level 3 headers. That way, we're consistent. Or use level 4 headers inside the templates and hide those. So we wouldn't hide .editsection, we'd hide div.hideeditsection h3 span.editsection or some such. I'll add some headers willy-nilly here so we can test:

This is beyond my knowledge of wiki code... O_O One other thing that could be done is using true headers and adding an editor comment to the top of each section a-la <!-- DO NOT EDIT THE CODE IN THIS SECTION, EDIT THE MAIN ARTICLE INSTEAD -->. But from what I could comprehend from all the CSS stuff above, that sounds like a good option if you can make it work. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 17:35, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

level 1[edit source]

level 2[edit source]

level 3[edit source]

level 4[edit source]

some content

I'm going to post after I've tested. --◄mendel► 22:51, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

CSS to hide edit section links[edit source]

div.hideeditsection h3 span.editsection { display:none; }
div.hideeditsection h4 span.editsection { display:none; }

This reliably hides edit links on level 3 and 4 sections. To test this yourself, copy the two lines into your global.css on central wikia: w:Special:Mypage/global.css. --◄mendel► 23:25, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Ok, executive summary of the proposal:

  • You put <div class=hideeditsection> at the top of the armor gallery page (not the template).
  • You put </div> at the bottom of the page.
  • Now Level 1 and 2 headers (with =one= and ==two== ) still have edit links.
    • We do not use them in the gallery template
    • we can use them to structure the gallery page
  • Level ===3=== and ====4==== headers will not have edit links.
    • We can use them on the page and in the template.


  • No more edit links into a tenmplate
  • consistency: users can't edit these headings anywhere on the page

possible variations:

  • let ===level 3=== have edit links,and remove them from level 4 only
  • make two classes, hideeditsection3 and hideeditsection4
    • to activate both,<div class=hideeditsection3,hideeditsection4>

--◄mendel► 18:15, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

The L2 headers are generated by the template, and I think they should stay that way. Also, we only need to remove edit links from headers in the template, not from any other sections in the subgalleries outside the templates. What if we hid all edit links, include L2 - that would leave the TOC completely intact - but then wrote in an edit link on the L2 link that edits the subgallery? Like so:

(Putting in nowiki so it doesn't break this page...) <div class="hideeditsection"><div class="editsection" style="position:relative;top:10px;display:block" >[[{{fullurle:Paragon Norn armor/Female|action=edit}} edit Female Paragon Norn armor gallery]]</div> ==Female Paragon Norn armor gallery== [rest of template] </div>

Pros: 1) Preserves TOC; 2) Prevents accidental template editing; 3) Provides direct link to edit subgallery; 4) Allows subgallery L2 header to stay in template; 5) Allows subgallery sections outside the template to keep their edit links. I can't think of any cons. Size/positioning/text of the written-in edit link probably need to be tweaked. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 18:49, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, sure, as long as all the sections have some sort of edit header (and not just a select few), that sounds like an excellent idea! --◄mendel► 00:00, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
Could you clarify? I'm not sure I understand completely... —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 00:52, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry, what I mean is, don't leave any section headers without an edit link on the final page and I'll be satisfied. --◄mendel► 01:23, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
But the L3 headers generated by the template (Overview, Component view, Colorable areas) can't be edited on their own, so why would they need one? —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 01:31, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
I still don't see why ANY of the sections would need edit links. Once the template is on the page, that's the final version that it should be, there shouldn't be any more editing except to like change description or add bugs (main page edit), or add additional "screenshots of interest" to the male or female gallery, which is the /Male or /Female subpage edit. Use the template or don't, there's no inbetween. You cannot change the section and still keep it applicable to the template that it belongs to, all this would do is break the template usage on that page. No section on the page should be in need of editing once the template is in use. I say just remove all edit links and be done. And if anyone wants to edit the /Male or the /Female (to change dye color, add additional screenshots, or w/e), just click the link to that page (the header itself is the link to them) and edit that whole page. Tadaa! I think you're making this much more of a problem than it really is. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 03:26, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
Meh, Rose is probably right - we should just use NOEDITSECTION and stop worrying about it. Very few edits should need to be made to the armor articles in any case. With the templates, they're short enough that it's not a problem to edit the whole thing, if you need to. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 20:37, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Alright, I'm going to go with NOEDITSECTION in the templates. If there is a huge user outcry against it, which I think is highly unlikely, we can then figure out a less blunt approach. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 15:36, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable. --◄mendel► 15:41, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
I see that you removed the fake headers, but I don't see the NOEDITSECTION itself in the Common template, only in the Deldrimor. O_o I don't want to mess with it because I haven't dealt with this before, but the edit links are there in the common armor (Glacial Gauntlets), so I guess you were so busy removing the fake headers that you forgot to put that line in. Please, do. Thanks. :) RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 17:14, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
I thought I'd double-checked that, guess I still missed it. Fixed now. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 18:08, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Image size[edit source]

So, anyway, here's the deal. Leather Long Coat, for example, has full-height images that become really tiny if the height is set to x150px. On the other hand, Chaos Gloves images are in landscape format, and become huge if the height is set to x250px to accomodate the full-height galleries. I'm going to try inputting both size requirements and see if that works, I remember that being possible. If I restrict it as 150x250px, both portrait and landscape type images should be accomodated, except that landscape images will not be aligned by height if they differ in dimensions. I don't see any other way to do this, other than making separate templates for the two kinds. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 19:15, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, they're all 150x375px right now. I think this is the best compromise. The full-height images are matched to standard Armor art gallery template sizes, and the glove images aren't absolutely huge. They will just need to be uploaded with a standard aspect ratio. Otherwise, Dr will have to do some more fancy coding to make this pretty. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 19:32, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
So back to what I said above a year ago. ^^ The whole "They will just need to be uploaded with a standard aspect ratio." thing isn't working out too well for the common headgear/gloves and festival hats. I think we should split this into two templates or make a separate "full height" parameter for galleries with full height pics, or vice-versa, a "small" parameter for headgear and glove galleries. Right now the tall images look good, but all the headgear/gloves galleries need to be aligned properly by height so that they don't look like equalizer bars here and here or turn out teeny-tiny like this and most other glove galleries that are a bit on the wide side. What do you think is the best way to go about this? RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 20:12, March 16, 2010 (UTC)
Probably the "small" parameter would work best, I don't see a reason to split the template (yet). I'm thinking... implement it as "format = small"? I'll let you come up with the dimensions for it. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 21:52, March 16, 2010 (UTC)
format = small would be great. Let's start with 150px height and a 250px width to restrict the gloves, this can be tweaked if necessary, and I can do it later. I just need help with implementing the parameter, as I'm pretty newb with that stuff. Thanks. :) RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 22:45, March 16, 2010 (UTC)
Alright, "Format = small" is now available. Have fun. :) —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 22:58, March 16, 2010 (UTC)
Bah, I used the numbers in the order you gave them. I can't be expected to read the actual words you typed, now can I? :P —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 23:08, March 16, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! :D RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 23:10, March 16, 2010 (UTC)
Well, yay for epic RC spam. ^_^ That went really well, though. The only problems were with Chaos Gloves/Male, which are kind of all over the place and should probably be retaken, and two other male gloves that needed to be retaken anyway for other reasons. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 00:35, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

views = 4[edit source]

Need a 4th view for alt side, like in Dwayna's costume where both sides are very different. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 02:45, December 18, 2009 (UTC)

Actually, it already supports the "Alternateside = yes" parameter for a second profile image. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 04:00, December 18, 2009 (UTC)
Oh, hah, ok. ^_^ RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 04:17, December 18, 2009 (UTC)