User talk:Dacromir

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Hi there, as far as I know, user images should have the prefix "User", e.g. File:User Dacromir emblem.jpg - I've moved your image accordingly :) If you have any further questions, I'd recommend asking someone who has been here longer than two days... (i.e. not me.) Chieftain Alex 13:45, 26 October 2012 (PDT)

Oh, I didn't know that. I tried "User:Dacromir/File:Emblem" and "File:User:Dacromir/Emblem" and a few other things like that, but it didn't work. Then I did some research on MediaWiki, learned what a namespace was, and facepalmed. I never found anything suggesting how to deal with user files (in terms of naming) so I just did what seemed best. However, now that I've done some searching for "User " in multimedia, I can see that's what the consensus seems to be.
Thank you very much! Really appreciate it :D Dacromir 13:50, 26 October 2012 (PDT)
You're welcome. ^^ Although I have trouble finding such pages on this site, GW2W:Practises and processes has most of the elemental stuff linked from there, and I should say that I'm going to edit the page of the emblem image, and add the text "{{Screenshot}} & {{User image|Dacromir}}" which will mark the image as taken in game/property of arenanet + that it has been uploaded for your usage. (this can also be done in the initial submission summary or selected when uploading.) Also sorry for edit conflicting you :D Chieftain Alex 14:11, 26 October 2012 (PDT)
Okay, so it's technically not a screenshot. I actually got it from this emblem creator. It's still an Arena Net image, but is {{Screenshot}} the best way to mark it or would {{ArenaNet image}} be better? I don't think it matters much either way (copyright is the same), but I like to do things right.   -Dacromir 14:20, 26 October 2012 (PDT)

name parameter[edit]

Instead of populating the blank name = parameter in infoboxes, you can just remove it. Our infoboxes use the page name as the default, and we only provide name as a necessity for when the page name has a disambiguation suffix (like Impale (warrior sword skill)) that we don't want displayed in the infobox. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 16:15, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Oh, thanks, I didn't realize that. You guys changed the {{item icon}} template to use Property:Has game icon. That caused a bunch of my images to stop displaying in tables. I poked around, and realized that all of the ones having image issues had name= in their infobox, and that the icon wasn't showing for the infobox either. I checked several pages that were working, and all of them had the name= parameter filled in. I figured that was what needed to be done.
Should I go back and delete the parameter, or is it okay as-is? Also, can you link me somewhere I can read about properties (like Has game icon)? I don't really understand how they work. Reading the wikipedia Template Help Page really helped me understand how templates worked, and I had hoped there would be a similar file on properties but I can't find it. I'd love to learn more about how wikis work.   -Dacromir 16:32, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Ah, yes, we also use the name parameter in determining the filename for the icon, if the icon parameter is not present or is present but blank. The problem you're seeing is due to icon = being present, but not having a value. Leaving blank parameters is really bad practice in any case, and unfortunately our boilerplate pages on the formatting guides encourage this practice. I'll see if I can do a bot run to clean up blank parameters quickly - and in the future, the stricter infobox code should make it obvious that leaving blank parameters is bad. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 17:29, 6 November 2012 (UTC)