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Multiple Upload Feature

{{archive |result= Use Special:Contact for Technical Issues |discussion= I wonder if the new UCP MultipleUpload function can be modified to get the description option for the wiki. Transparent AOU Logo.png Valyrian Wildfire   There are no strings on me. 22:09, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

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Textless Posters Legitimacy

What would count for the legitimacy of Textless variants of posters if they are fan edited or not and if they were not edited by fans how can one tell the difference? Transparent AOU Logo.png Valyrian Wildfire   There are no strings on me. 02:07, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Well, that's a pretty broad topic. Generally, you should not upload fan-edited textless posters if you know for a fact they are edited. If you're unsure, you should ask whoever uploaded to the source site before uploading them here, as currently there is no exception for them in the image policy in regards to fan edits. It's as simple as zooming in and looking for artifacts around the area where the logo would be. If you don't find anything out of the ordinary, you're probably looking at a legit textless poster. You suggested before that you wanted the image policy to be changed to allow fan-edited, so I think you should have just been more upfront about that here.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 04:09, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I was feeling a bit nervous about it. Transparent AOU Logo.png Valyrian Wildfire   There are no strings on me. 04:38, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Fixing References and Gallery Links

So this has been a lingering issue on the Wiki for a while now. Prior to UCP's implementation, </references> had an automatic width that adapted to room it was given by other objects. After UCP, the references bar now will always be 100% and will force itself down if there isn't enough clearance for its width, which has been problematic, as our gallery and quote list templates used this space previously, and looked off. On another Wiki that I had repurposed the MCU Wiki's column templates for, however, I discovered that they are capable of limiting the width of </references>, something I could for whatever reason not get to work with a simple div. With columns, the references are given exactly half of the width, and the gallery and quote templates are given the other half.

See this revision of the Mandarin page for a demonstration: https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Mandarin?oldid=1322052#References

The new syntax would be: {{Reflist|1|1|Mandarin}}

Source template: User:Rman41/Sandbox/Template_Container_1

My main thinking in this is that we never use the column features in the current Reflist template anyway, so for us, it's no different than using </references>. This not only solves the issue of UCP's references bar, but also gives Reflist an actual purpose. I do want to look into adjusting the percentage widths that each column gets though, because ideally I would want the references themselves to have more.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 07:19, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Just learned that Phil Coulson actually does use column references, and I presume that is the same for other AoS cast members. I'm gonna have to figure out another way to format this template to allow for both columns when needed. I may end up just finding a new way to limit the width of the surrounding div entirely and make sure that the references box itself follows that.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 15:35, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I have entirely resolved the issue. Pages with column links will still function as they previously did, and the old References functionality has been restored. Now, however, Gallery and WikiQuote have to be placed *after* Reflist, not before. It is a function of divs that can unfortunately not be alleviated further without CSS, so we will just have to work to change that formatting in the source.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 13:17, 19 May 2021 (UTC)
I don't think so. The Reflist was pushed to the bottom of the article, so it left the References heading section empty, followed by the External Links, and then the references themselves. I reverted the changes on the reflist template because it "solved an issue" by creating a worse one.-Shabook (talk) 13:46, 19 May 2021 (UTC)
That's my bad. The reason I did not notice was due to me editing only the Iron Man and Phil Coulson pages, one of which contained this issue in the scroll box with no indication and the other which had a div with clear:both; beneath it without me realizing that that was the only thing preventing float:left; on the new Reflist template. Thus, on pages without divs blocking them at the bottom, the rest of the content would fill the empty space (as all normal content in HTML is by default clear:none;) and thus would appear between references and the gallery and wikiquote templates. I think I can resolve it with overflow:hidden;.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 13:52, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Templates

Hi! Have you ever thought of using templates to refer to the works in the MCU? For example using {{WV}} to generate "WandaVision", and {{WV|1|9}} to generate "WandaVision: 1.09: The Series Finale". or better, "WandaVision: 1.09: The Series Finale", so that there will be links for both the show name and the episode name. I think using templates will help avoid typos or formatting inconsistencies when writing these names, and will also save quite some work (for example, you don't have to remember the name of every episode, as long as you know the number, to generate the correct result). MalchonC (talk) 14:40, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

This would essentially require reformatting the Wiki in every area where a reference exists, which would take forever. Not to mention the fact that most of the time we just copy and paste the text now so it's hardly an inconvenience, and it would increase loading times for pages marginally. If we had started off in a perfect world where we could plan to do that ahead of time, then yeah I might actually agree with this, but we did not and so it's just not viable. This template also appears to be very heavy on switch statements, which would again would probably increase load times.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 22:31, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
On Harry Potter Wiki we use this kind of templates heavily and I have to say I cannot notice the time difference of loading pages between this site and that one at all. And couldn't there be some kind of bot to automate it if it's indeed a good change? MalchonC (talk) 05:00, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
That's a big if honestly. Loading time differences are minimal, but they're there. The problem with the idea of this being a "good change" is that it needlessly complicates something with an established and perfectly convenient format that can easily be copy-pasted around the site as needed, while requiring mass edits for all older pages. It would also be confusing to both new and old editors who are either familiar with the old system or not knowledgeable of template formatting.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 03:35, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Well, just an advice. If you think the works are too much, then fine :) MalchonC (talk) 09:05, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Bit late of a response but I'm willing to put in the effort to create a template for Loki, maybe at Template:LokiTV, and mass edit all the pages. Matachak (talk) 19:27, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
That would be needed for each and every MCU film, episode, comic, novel, artbook, guidebook and media. Not just the latest 6 episode series. Too much effort, too little reward.--Shabook (talk) 18:22, 5 July 2021 (UTC)