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Gameids Template

Hi Gerard, just pointing out that your recent edits to Template:Gameids (which you actually moved to Template:id), have actually broken a number of templates. The purpose of that template used to be to convert the Game ID (such as IV) to the full game name with a link (such as Grand Theft Auto IV). After the recent edits, the functionality has now been reversed to convert any input to the game ID, and a lot of templates, such as infoboxes, relied on the old functionality. For example, see the Yakuza article - {{infobox gang}} used to convert game IDs to game names, but now it's the actual IDs that are listed on the page. Seeing as the template being utilised by these infoboxes is actually now just a redirect to the new template, should we simply recreate the old template at the old title? Or is the plan to update all of the infoboxes to stop using it and use something else instead (such as {{long}}, and the infobox itself would have to produce the link)? JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 04:30, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Yep, that's all clear - The semantic stuff is really starting to shape together! I'll start to help out with updating all of the pages in the near future. JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 11:30, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Common typo

Hey Gboyers, I've seen many errors in the use of the word "it's".

This site shows the way it should be used:

It's is a contraction for it is or it has.

Its is a possessive pronoun meaning, more or less, of it or belonging to it.

I've been correcting pages, but it's very common. Users that may not know the use of it may think I'm vandalising the wiki.

The mistake is so common; do you think it's best to just leave them, or correct it? I don't want to start any trouble, or have others reverting my edits.

Please tell me what you think is best.

Thanks, --Original Light (talk) 18:00, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for clearing that up. Time to go searching! --Original Light (talk) 23:12, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

{{gameselect}} in {{Infobox vehicle}}

I just want to mention that not every article uses specific perimeters required for {{gameselect}} in {{Infobox vehicle}}. As a result an unknown number of articles will have the "Appearance(s)" field blanked if exact strings of text are not entered. Could the #ifexist syntax be reinstated or a notification on articles with this error be included? I'm not sure if I can work out the code at this time. - ZS (talk|edits) 19:37, 6 August 2012 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for checking up on me. Yeah, I've been kinda busy lately what with my preparations for university and the fact that I'm currently on vacation out of the country. Since I devote a lot of my free time to my social life, writing, music, and a few other stuff, I guess I haven't been particularly active. Also the fact that I'm an administrator on a fanon wiki means I have to divide my online time well, and it happens that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot I can find to contribute here, whereas I always have something new to write there. Of course, if I'm needed for administrative reasons here at any time, I always check in provided I receive an email notification. Still, I think this wiki has enough admins to deal with any issues that may come up, and even then, the community here is in a lot better condition than the other one I'm administrating (non-canon respecting fanfiction writers with the spelling ability of first graders, ugh), so if you think I'm not needed, you can remove me from the administrators group. I just come over here occasionally when I think of something to add to an article, and that's not very frequent anymore as I don't really play GTA now, and most of my association with it now is ideas for future GTA stories. Anyway, thanks again for checking in and let me know what your decision is. Silver Infernus talk 05:00, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Re: Mandatory image use for {{Infobox vehicle}}

I'm not particularly fond of having this infobox require an image link, as there are special cases where a vehicle article encompass vastly different iterations of vehicles that use the same name; the original infobox code was tailored to make available the option of not having a lead image, leaving galleries and thumbnails outside the infobox to provide illustrations instead.

By making images mandatory in the infobox, people are being forced to choose only one rendition; but it's come to the point when a recurring vehicle may have a relatively rich history in the series that it's not satisfactory enough to sum up its existence in just one image. I'm sure you're heard me mentioned about this before, but bias favoring specific games or generations isn't acceptable. - ZS (talk|edits) 12:43, 22 August 2012 (UTC)