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Wiki / Theming: Multiple (values) per (field)
« on: 31 March, 2010, 06:16:16 pm »
I've been working on the Prog and Megazine templates to get rid of a bunch of extra whitespace that was making the page look a bit 'tarded. That's been done, so now I'm working on other small improvements. The one I'm currently addressing is simply: the display of multiple values (say, Characters) for a particular field (say, Cover Characters).

It appears most of the CSS for the site was put in the custom theme, and I don't have access to modify MediaWiki:Common.css. Because the infoboxes are floated divs, when there are multiple values for one entry, they munge up and look a bit silly. For example, see:

  http://wiki.2000adonline.com/index.php/Judge_Whitey

As an example of what I'm seeing as the solution, take a look at:

  http://wiki.2000adonline.com/index.php/Prog_1

Note that each of the Cover Characters are on the first line. To rig this up, I've a) manually spit the first character, if it exists (_1), and b) started the loop at 2, adding a break before each entry:

  http://wiki.2000adonline.com/index.php?title=Template%3AProg&diff=10521&oldid=10520

This particular change would effect every loop in our major templates, so I wanted to confirm with anyone onlooking if they had any alternate suggestions. I've attempted to do the same thing with commas (and it didn't come out well). The downsides to this particular approach are a) this should probably be done with a clear:left in the CSS, not a break, and b) if a particular story has tons of characters or other elements, it could make the infobox pretty long.

Thoughts?

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Wiki / Copyright of text: CC, GDL, None?
« on: 28 March, 2010, 09:37:29 pm »
G'day. Long ago, I received ownership of 2000ad.wikia.com, originally renamed from judgedredd.wikia.com (which has since been recreated and reabandoned, it appears). Since that time, I had set up a draft wiki on a localhost to test out my own non-Wikia approach to the topic (since, I figured, if I were going to spend all that time on it, I'd want to earn money from my own ads, and not Wikia's). Generally, I'm not that fond of many of Wikia's approaches either (mass changed that often screw up wikis, etc., etc.). I set up a bunch of templates for it (similar to yours), and began adding obsessive amounts of detail. This info was never published online: I just hadn't gotten around to it.

After doing a random search today on a 2000 AD topic, I noticed that an official wiki has been setup. What I haven't been able to find, however, is copyright policy: most wikis nowadays are GDL or Creative Commons - i.e., the text is "freely" available, with infectious restrictions. I see no such indication on the official wiki, however. What license, if any, are contributions to the wiki published under? If it's not a GDL or CC license, I'm afraid that'll silence me harshly.

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