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I think I might be starting to like this. But it makes for extra work whenever anybody wants to add a game, because now they need to edit two other pages to link properly to the new game, in addition to adding the new game to the list of games. On the other hand, it makes it easier to verify that the list of games is complete, because we can use this template's What Links Here to get a list for comparison, and any game page missing this box reminds the reader who notices that to add it. It's formatted here (as I write this at 22:18, 3 Jun 2005 (GMT)) to fit at the bottom of a page. If it's incorporated into an Infobox, so much the better, but it should probably be reformatted to fit.

For the game at the start or end of the list, I'll probably link to the end or the start, respectively. But it might be better to skip the template and put the wikicode directly on those pages, customizing it at the same time.

On the balance, since I don't see a pressing need for this sort of navigational aid, I'm keeping it here for now.

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I think I might be starting to hate this. Besides being too big, too ugly, and probably useless, what else is wrong with this? If it were smaller and prettier, is there a way it could become useful?

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None of these works for everybody.

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more: http://www-atm.physics.ox.ac.uk/user/iwi/charmap.html

Images to be found elsewhere

Here's a better workaround. These are different from the {{sbz}} templates because the template name contains an x, the image location is now eXternal, and you have to include a thumbnail URL. (That's because we cannot scale images not hosted on the wiki.) I'm doing this via free service imageshack.ws, but you may have your own site. With imageshack, they give you a mess of HTML that looks like this:

 <a href="http://img260.echo.cx/my.php?image=zendogame8jr.jpg"
 target="_blank"><img src="http://img260.echo.cx/img260/5769/zendogame8jr.th.jpg"
 border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a>

Out of that, you can see two URLs, one for the thumbnail and one for the full-sized image. We can't use HTML on the wiki, of course, so you put the two URLs into the template, thumbnail first. (The thumbnail is the one in the <img> tag.)

http://img260.echo.cx/img260/5769/zendogame8jr.th.jpg
http://img260.echo.cx/my.php?image=zendogame8jr.jpg

There's one more step. The URL for the full-sized image has an image extension, .jpg, which will turn it into an <IMG>, instead of being a clickable link. Worse, it has a question mark, which seems to confuse the templates. So we need to hide that URL from the wiki server, which I chose to do by using the free service tinyurl.com. Here's the results:


http://img260.echo.cx/img260/5769/zendogame8jr.th.jpg
# http://tinyurl.com/9txx2

#
http://img234.echo.cx/img234/5505/blackstone2ht.jpg

http://img260.echo.cx/img260/5769/zendogame8jr.th.jpg
# http://tinyurl.com/9txx2

http://img260.echo.cx/img260/5769/zendogame8jr.th.jpg
# http://tinyurl.com/9txx2

#
http://img197.echo.cx/img197/4504/whitestone3fm.jpg

This is just a workaround to let us keep playing Zendo-Tao while uploading is broken, of course. If anybody is reading this long after 21:06, 12 May 2005 (GMT), please use the normal template techniques whenever possible. It's almost always better to have the images on the wiki.


Some or all of the discussion and comments below may predate the latest changes reflected above.

Of course, you need to have the images hosted somewhere that this sort of thing is possible. Though I haven't done it here, I could, since I have my own webserver and can just upload the thumbnail and the full-size image in a way that URLs like this would work. Except for the .veil thing the templates are adding. If we got rid of that, would this work in my case?
-- Jeremiah 15:05, 12 May 2005 (GMT)
I fixed it up now, I think. I was using the .veil because a bare URL that ends with an image extension is replaced by the image, and the full-size URL from imageshack qualifies (so, it showed up as a broken image). Using a tinyurl to hide the extension is better than the veil could have been, since it's clickable. And it solves the forbidden-character issue, hooray! What do you think? -- Rootbeer 17:14, 12 May 2005 (GMT)
I think it works well. As I mentioned elsewhere, I realized that I can't take a turn at Zendo-Tao just yet, since the rule I was planning on disproving, well, doesn't actually work. So if I figure out a rule I can disprove without losing all my other rules, I'll take a turn. -- Jeremiah 19:30, 12 May 2005 (GMT)


Sandbox club

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Building URLs

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Feeling blue

I 'm feeling somewhat blue today. And you're looking kind of pale, I think. I don't know what this is really good for.

Making something out of it

These use my template, User:Rootbeer/scale.

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Not quite finished, I think.

Help!Table!

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signatures

This is derived from what a user on Wikipedia uses: — Rootbeer (Tom) (U | T | C) @ ~~~

Spoilers

Sometimes, it would be nice to have a way to include spoiler text in a wiki page. The user would see a marker that indicates that there is a spoiler, and how to read it, but the user shouldn't see the spoiler text by accident, ideally. http://img208.echo.cx/img208/9100/spoiler0zo.pngThe five boxing wizards jump quickly.

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