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Alison
post Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:10am
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QUOTE(Obesity @ Fri 22nd May 2009, 10:54pm) *

He doesn't say anything about marshmallows, but I feel empowered to extrapolate.

laugh.gif Awesome!
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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:19am
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QUOTE(Somey @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 1:46am) *

This particular case is probably just burnout. I'm sure he's a nice guy, if you meet him in person...

Yeah, everyone's a "nice guy"--especially if blissfully ignorant neighbors are to be believed--cannibals, rapists and craigslist killers, not that this fellow is one or more of any those things.

SlimVirgin used to like to make the point that if you took 2 Wikipedians who despised one another online and teleported them to some pub, they would get along splendidly over a pint of suds. Yeah, well anyone can get along with a stranger for an hour or two; big fucking deal!!!

It's only when you become a repeat or steady customer (marriage/roommate/cellmate) and that persons starts to get comfortable that you truly start to perceive the stench of another human being.

And people on Wikipedia get real comfortable, real fast. And those that have been in WP for years are like inbred, unwashed mutants, with an odor so putrid that it fascinates. They make themselves at home, as it were.

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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:33am
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QUOTE(Alison @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:15am) *


(Bring marshmallows! wink.gif )


The Fat Man gets all the chicks, damn his devilish insouciance. Not to mention all the marshmellows.
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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:52am
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Funny - I glazed over all the lifestyle stuff and noted the link to Black Kite's page:

there

thing is, WP is a big place, and it is very easy to go somewhere else to edit for a while. The trenches can get pretty draining
Cas

PS: Hmm, Fatman, your computer has odorama? (like in Polyester...) Cool...I will make sure I eat less baked beans, egg and/or garlic, or other sulphur containing compounds....



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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 7:04am
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QUOTE(zvook @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 3:33am) *
The Fat Man gets all the chicks, damn his devilish insouciance.
The Fat Man's the kind of guy who, when your girlfriend leaves you for him, makes you feel deep down that she sort of had a point.
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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 11:55am
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QUOTE(Obesity @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:19am) *

And people on Wikipedia get real comfortable, real fast. And those that have been in WP for years are like inbred, unwashed mutants, with an odor so putrid that it fascinates. They make themselves at home, as it were.

Hey can you give barnstars here? This sure as heck deserves one. biggrin.gif
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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 2:12pm
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QUOTE(sbrown @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 7:55am) *

QUOTE(Obesity @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:19am) *

And people on Wikipedia get real comfortable, real fast. And those that have been in WP for years are like inbred, unwashed mutants, with an odor so putrid that it fascinates. They make themselves at home, as it were.

Hey can you give barnstars here? This sure as heck deserves one. biggrin.gif


Like this I think

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Image blah blah blah
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But don't start that here please.


By the way, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Original_Barnstar.png didn't work. maybe it should.

edit: neither did the wp link. can some mod fix it? thx
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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 4:01pm
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QUOTE(Lar @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 9:12am) *
By the way, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Original_Barnstar.png didn't work. maybe it should.

Sorry - you have to link to the actual file, not the file's wiki-page (i.e., click on the image itself and then copy that URL instead)... There's no high-compatibility way to get the image's "raw" URL from the wiki-page without having the server download and pre-parse the HTML - I don't believe you could do it in JavaScript only (though I could be wrong about that). If you knew ActiveX was available, you could do it easily enough with the MSHTML/MSXML API's, but of course you can't always know that.
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QUOTE(sbrown @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 5:55am) *

QUOTE(Obesity @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:19am) *

And people on Wikipedia get real comfortable, real fast. And those that have been in WP for years are like inbred, unwashed mutants, with an odor so putrid that it fascinates. They make themselves at home, as it were.

Hey can you give barnstars here? This sure as heck deserves one. biggrin.gif


Oh, shit.
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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 4:17pm
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QUOTE(sbrown @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 12:55pm) *

QUOTE(Obesity @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 6:19am) *

And people on Wikipedia get real comfortable, real fast. And those that have been in WP for years are like inbred, unwashed mutants, with an odor so putrid that it fascinates. They make themselves at home, as it were.

Hey can you give barnstars here? This sure as heck deserves one. biggrin.gif

Please God no
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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 4:28pm
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QUOTE(Somey @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 4:01pm) *

QUOTE(Lar @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 9:12am) *
By the way, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Original_Barnstar.png didn't work. maybe it should.

Sorry - you have to link to the actual file, not the file's wiki-page (i.e., click on the image itself and then copy that URL instead)... There's no high-compatibility way to get the image's "raw" URL from the wiki-page without having the server download and pre-parse the HTML - I don't believe you could do it in JavaScript only (though I could be wrong about that). If you knew ActiveX was available, you could do it easily enough with the MSHTML/MSXML API's, but of course you can't always know that.


Actually I have already explained how to do this using a new tag like "[wpimage]". Let me find the thread...

QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Fri 20th March 2009, 5:54am) *

if you wanted to make a [wpimage] tag, a break-down of the url is something like this:

server + "/" + project + "/" + language + "/thumb/" + md5(filename)[0] + "/" + md5(filename)[0, 1] + "/" + filename + "/" + width + "px-" + filename

(SVGs change format so ".png" is added e.g. "/8/85/Smiley.svg/100px-Smiley.svg.png")

Obviously the filename would have to be normalized (strip extra spaces, change to underscores, capitalize first letter) before doing the md5 or it may fail.

The trick would be to guess which images are "local" on enwiki and which ones are on commons. these would use different directories as both could potentially exist with the same title. Maybe best to just use two different tags "wpimage" and "commonsimage"...



QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Sat 21st March 2009, 10:15am) *

Oh I'm just saying if you wanted to add a new tag that works like this:

[wpimage name="Foobar.jpg" size="240"]

and chooses the correct thumbnail image from the wp server, instead hunting it down manually like this:

[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3a/Foobar.jpg/240px-Foobar.jpg[/img]

it would actually be fairly easy to do. The only potentially confusing part is figuring out how to correctly guess the hash digits before the filename in the url in order to correctly link to the actual image file.

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post Sat 23rd May 2009, 7:57pm
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QUOTE(everyking @ Fri 22nd May 2009, 3:50pm) *

You don't have to read the information if you don't want, and you don't have to spend the money if you don't want, but surely it's nice to have it there anyway?

Signal-to-noise ratio: an alien concept to wikipedia…
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