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Wiki Discussion / Re: Videos on the Wiki
« on: September 24, 2011, 11:17:41 am »
On Bulbapedia, there were technical issues with videos on pages. At one point, the Thunderbolt page wouldn't load, and this is believed to be due to both having a video and having a lot of templates due to the large number of Pokémon that learn it. There is an unwritten restriction that videos only go on glitch pages on Bulbapedia. However, despite this, I have never had trouble loading any glitch pages with videos, even back on list of minor glitches, which was huge and had lots of videos. So I don't really know how much of a problem videos could be, but this is what I have been told.
Well if embedded videos are not hard to implement we should give them a try. If they begin to cause problems then they can be removed. Still worth trying. 
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Wiki Discussion / Videos on the Wiki
« on: September 23, 2011, 04:51:28 pm »
I propose that we imbed videos into the wiki. I don't think that having a url linking to Youtube at the bottom of the page is as effective or as visually pleasing. It also takes people off of the site which is not normally a plus.
Now I am ignorant to the technical challenges this may or may not present. Linking to a Youtube page does work and if serious time and effort is required to make embedded video become a reality then screw it, there are more important projects. But if it does not take much effort, I would highly recommend making videos embedded into the wiki. I wouldn't expect it to be too difficult but, again, what do I know?
Thoughts?
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Wiki Discussion / Re: Location of article navboxes
« on: September 21, 2011, 12:14:34 pm »
Personally I think there less distracting at the bottom of the page. I can read the article first and then see all the related articles. I think its more fluid that way.
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Wiki Discussion / Re: Do we need a Stub tag?
« on: September 21, 2011, 12:11:22 pm »
Yes, I think we should have a stub tag. But as Tsukuu pointed out, some glitches will always have small pages because they are minor. So the stub tag should only be used on pages that are genuinely lacking information. Just because a page is short doesn't mean its lacking information on the subject. It could mean be there is inherently very little information on that subject. Therefor we should have a stub tag, but only use it on pages that have a small amount of the possible information on it.
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Wiki Discussion / Re: Wiki Bug List and Reports
« on: September 21, 2011, 11:57:18 am »
Although the default theme for the forum was changed to GCL 3.0 for all members, this was not done for the wiki accounts. Not a bug per say but worth pointing out if people start wondering why the wiki changes when they log in.


EDIT:
Secondly, clicking on a link does not open a new window/tab but simply takes the user away from the page they were on and to the page the link directs them to. Now this makes sense for all internal links but not so much when linking to an external site, as we want to keep people on Glitch City Labs.
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The Dumpster Out Back / Re: Forum Bug List and Reports
« on: September 21, 2011, 11:55:37 am »
Although the default theme for the forum was changed to GCL 3.0 for all members, this was not done for the wiki accounts. Not a bug per say but worth pointing out if people start wondering why the wiki changes when they log in.
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Computers and Technology Discussion / Re: Good laptop for under $400?
« on: August 14, 2010, 08:04:32 am »
After looking at the system requirements for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 the computer Adrian recommended should run RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 without any real problems. The computer, although a netbook, surpasses the system requirements. Also, although that computer does not come with Windows 7 installed, you could just install it separately. From what I recall the Windows 7 OS minimum requirements aren't huge so if you obtained a copy of Windows 7 you should be able to install it onto that computer.
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Wiki Discussion / Re: Okay everyone
« on: July 25, 2010, 02:25:31 pm »
Or we could collaborate with Bulbapedia. Become affiliated with each other. Use Bulbapedia to bring in more members here. Because if there are glitches on Bulbapedia that we don't have here then there is a glitch community on Bulbapedia therefor we could attract people.
See them not as a enemy but as an ally. 
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Project "Phoenix" / Re: memory limits and whatnot
« on: June 30, 2010, 01:50:43 pm »
Wait a minute. The glitchdex on the old site is still up and running. Would it be possible to link everyone from the wiki to the glitchdex on the old site? Because if all of the glitchdex pages on the wiki still worked, then you could just link the glitchdex on the old site to the wiki pages on the individual glitches. Also, to prevent people from going through the old site, the sidebars and header could be removed.

Its a bit of a pain but it would restore the glitchdex and I'd say it be worth it after all the hard work that was put into the glitchdex.
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Project "Phoenix" / Re: memory limits and whatnot
« on: June 26, 2010, 05:52:24 pm »
Well, if you've set PHP's memory limit to 32 MB and the glitch dex is crashing, but 100 MB is excessive and bad for the server, would something like 45 MB be a way to fix both problems? (The answer is most likely no because I'm guessing that 32 MB wasn't a randomly picked number)
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Debate Wars / Re: I say we sack them all
« on: June 16, 2010, 03:26:10 pm »
OK...I'll tell you.

1. He said he was going to lower taxes and take troops home. THEN he sends them in and royally jacks up our taxes!

2. HE. IS. F*CKING. UP. HEALTHCARE.

3. He's completely oblivious to the bribes major companies pay Congressmen (and women) to pass laws to benefit the countries, but damage us!

And 4. He is just plunging our country into more chaos than it was with the former President Bush.


First off, supporting your statements with some fact could help your argument.

1) First, he actually did cut taxes. 1. Second, Obama is bring troops home. He's pulling out all combat troops. The expectation is that all U.S. combat troops will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011. 2. Now granted, he did put more troops into Afghanistan. It was a troop surge. The strategy was successful in Iraq and the President wants to 'win' the war, not just bail out and leave everything an absolute disaster. (A solid definition of what wining is may not be established but it would involve Afghanistan being somewhat stable and able of fend off terrorist aggressors.)

2) Please, some examples on how he's fucking up healthcare. Because the system as it is now it very fucked up and I would love to know what you think he's doing to make it worse. Health Care reform was already passed and although I don't love the bill, I do support it. Some of the reasons that I support it is because it, within a year, does these things:
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    Insurance companies barred from dropping people from coverage when they get sick, ending the practice of rescission. Lifetime coverage limits eliminated and annual limits restricted.

     Young adults able to stay on their parents' health plans until age 26. Many health plans currently drop dependents from coverage when they turn 19 or finish college.
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3) There not bribes. Our congressmen are not bribed. Bribes are illegal. We have a system in congress that gives lobbyists too much power, I'll say that much. Also, its not like Obama put this system in place. Overpowered lobbyists have existed for years. (Ok, I'm not naive, I know that some congressmen somewhere are getting bribes under the table. But those people who actually take bribes are discovered and then punished to the full extent of the law. Blagojevich anyone?)

4) Vague, nonfactual, and charged by rhetoric. Unless you try to give some facts which support your accusation then I refuse to even consider your statement as valid.
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Site Announcements / Re: The WIKI is now public
« on: April 26, 2010, 08:09:54 pm »
Hits are great because it means people are reading and acquiring information. And, because its a wiki, the next cycle is that people contribute information to the wiki. The more people who know about and read the wiki, the more people who contribute. That gets us more information and that means the wiki is a success. 
High fives all around.
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Debate Wars / Re: I say we sack them all
« on: March 30, 2010, 08:30:57 pm »
I think we are in need of more than two parties. It's rather undemocratic if a party is able to nominate anyone it wishes and they have a 50% chance of winning.

Besides, things are always so poor when they have little to no competition.

Yes, I know there ARE more than two parties. But these other parties are so insignificant they can be written off as nonexistent.
The reason that third parties are insignificant is because they are unpopular. The reason for this is that the third parties in America do not line up with many Americans view points. The reason the Republican and Democrats became our two major political parties was because they represent, in theory at least, Liberals and Conservatives. These are two ways of thinking that are always around. Third parties are more specific in their beliefs and so they attract less people.


Also the reason that there is seemingly no competition in politics is not because of a two party system having a strangle hold over the government, its because of a lack of interest on the part of the American public. No one wants to run for an elected office and no one cares enough to really study who their electing into office. Its a popularity contest and it always has been but the issue is this:

Instead of being a popularity contest where popularity is based on how well the government is running, its a beauty contest. Less people care, or even know, about the real issues and look at irrelevant facts to make a decision. Hell, many Americans don't even vote. Why? Because they don't care.
To quote someone who was quoted in MW2: "Americans will cross an ocean to fight a war, but wont cross a street to vote" (Its a paraphrase, whatever, point still stands).
People should really take Zappa's advice.
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Site Announcements / Re: The WIKI is now public
« on: March 28, 2010, 12:26:41 pm »
Sweet, this is awesome. Thanks.
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Wiki Discussion / Re: Senate Bill 2010
« on: March 27, 2010, 12:27:48 am »
Why fix what ain't broken? The system we have in place now is liked by most everyone. The peoples voices are being heard and the people represented because the people are still here. If enough people hate the government at hand, they revolt. In the realm of physicality, a person who is revolting most likely has no other way of notably expressing disapproval of the government other then revolution. But here in cyberspace, people have a second option, they can leave. That is where the people have their say. If they are unhappy with the rules, they leave. If the rules suck, everyone leaves and the forum dies. If the rules are good, people stay and flourish. My observations show that people stay here and so my conclusion would be that the rules work just fine. So again, why fix what ain't broke?
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