User talk:TicTok

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wiki markup and HTML[edit]

Hi, thanks for your work on Sounds and Custom Sounds so far. Looks good, but there are some problems with the markup. A few pointers:

  • It's better not to use images for text information (like the tables of sound directory names), for several reasons: the text can't be copied and pasted out, the text can't be found in searches, the text can't be read by people with images off (e.g. those on mobile phones conserving downloads) etc etc. Generally not good practice on any web page.
  • Please don't use outdated HTML like <center>, which has been dropped from HTML standards for over 10 years now. To centre something, don't wrap it in a <center> tag - add this to the element: style="margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto" . So, for instance, instead of doing something like <center><table>...</table></center>, do it like this: <table style="margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto">...</table>.
  • In general it's probably good not to add much custom styling to tables, paragraphs, and so on - we'll be tweaking the style of those things across the whole site using stylesheets, and if style is set a different way on different pages, it's not as visually consistent. We're mainly looking for help in adding content / information, and trying to keep the visual look and feel consistent by centralising it in our stylesheets where possible.

I've just reorganised Sounds and Custom Sounds a bit, so the instructions are all in the top section - helps if people don't have to scroll to the bottom to see the example.

I've also added a table listing the sound filenames.

Thanks again for your efforts - just a few tips here for future work. Cheers, Wantok 22:41, 9 May 2008 (CDT)

Hi TicTok, yes, the help pages here are still being built and customised - if you can't find what you need here yet, try the original help pages at MediaWiki (the wiki software we use). Help:Editor is probably a good starting point.
Yes, the usual way wiki users communicate is by leaving messages on user talk pages... it gets a bit strange that way, as one half of the conversation is on one page and the other half on another. Alternatively you can just reply to a message on your own page, which keeps the conversation in one place. Another option is that each article has its own talk page (see the "discussion" tab) on which discussion about that particular page can happen. One tip for messages on talk pages - it's good to sign off each message by typing 4 tildes - like this: ~~~~ which is automatically converted into your username and time/date of the message. Cheers, Wantok 06:55, 10 May 2008 (CDT)
I am so glad I screwed up, it allowed me to find YOU. It is nice to have BIG BROTHER watching ;) Thanks again TicTok 07:29, 10 May 2008 (CDT)

Link relevance[edit]

Hi TicTok, thanks for your efforts on the wiki so far. I think the links in the "See also" section on Sounds and Custom Sounds don't belong there - none of them are directly relevant to the page topic. It's fine to link to squads and players on squad/user pages, but normally that wouldn't be done on articles about the game software itself. Cheers, Wantok 21:50, 11 May 2008 (CDT)

Reply Link relevance[edit]

Will take care of that right now Sir. Keep your eyes on me. ;)

THANKS, TicTok 07:51, 12 May 2008 (CDT)

  • Thanks for that. Re USS Tarawa - yes, as far as I can see those links aren't relevant there either. In general links should only be on pages where they are directly relevant to that page's topic. Cheers, Wantok 11:25, 12 May 2008 (CDT)