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MediaWiki update 1.23.0

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  • All the headers in articles, on talk pages, on the sidebar, and on the RC are black. They should be white. :)
Embyr 75  --Talk-- 00:14, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I've made a change and cleared the server cache. Please try clearing your browser cache and see if it's better. -- Prod (talk) 05:10, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Looks great! Thanks a bunch! Embyr 75  --Talk-- 21:33, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Template cleanup

I was looking into fixing up the infobox css and noticed there's already a css class setup in MediaWiki:Common.css for the infobox. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it's used very much. I did a search and it seems like there are a lot of different infobox templates. Should they all look the same (300px width, identical colouring, borders), or do they have deeper complexities than that? Could we tackle them one by one, activate the common infobox stylings, and then clean it up and refine it till it looks good? Where should we start? -- Prod (talk) 05:00, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm not the master infobox maker here, but as far as I know the only things that change from infobox to infobox are the parameters (game, planet, vulnerabilities, family, voice actor, etc), with the exception of the infoboxes made specifically for each GAME (which have different background images). Other than that I'm pretty sure they all look and function the same way. (A few may also add categories. Not sure.)
So I'm all for creating a more uniform system. Whatever you guys decide is the best way to go about it, I'm willing to be a drone to help implement. Embyr 75  --Talk-- 17:09, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
I've got a bot that can take care of changes, and most of it should only be in the templates themselves, so that shouldn't be a problem. Which do you think is a good infobox to start with? Perhaps, something that is used in only a few locations. (I fixed the link above for the infobox category). -- Prod (talk) 18:00, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Template:Console-infobox and Template:Company-infobox are only used on three articles each. Those would probably work well. Embyr 75  --Talk-- 18:53, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, looking through the history, turns out infobox used to be the class to use, but then it was replaced by inline css... Looks like this will be much more complicated than I expected. I've started a WIP, we'll see if I can get it looking right. -- Prod (talk) 01:15, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Resizing GIF files

I'm not sure if this is a MediaWiki related issue, but I know something similar has come up in the past: When I tried to resize the gif file in the Draygon article infobox, the image wouldn't show up in the preview. The |thumb parameter worked, and it displayed fine without any resize parameters at all, but using |150px or the like generated blank images. Any idea what might be causing this? Embyr 75  --Talk-- 18:45, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Ugly Template

Can someone tack a whack at fixing the Trophy Template? The "NavHeader" needs to remain round and not be changed to roundt because when the "hide" function is toggled it looks ugly otherwise. But when it's set to round it doesn't fit inside the nav borders the same way the other cells do. Check out the talk page for all the gory details. Thanks! Embyr 75  --Talk-- 21:26, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Coverage of Smash Bros.

Ok, here's something that I think needs to come up again. Should we be covering all the Super Smash Bros. games? I don't think it's relevant to have long lists of characters that have nothing to do with the Metroidverse on badly written articles on a Metroid wiki. Check out this category for some of the pages in question. I say we kill them all, or merge most of them into brief synopses with links to the wikis that should be covering them (like SmashWiki and MarioWiki, for example). Thoughts? Embyr 75  --Talk-- 03:26, 14 September 2014 (UTC)