aka Dave

Wiki Manager Councilor
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  • If I can do anything pls tell me and I'll try my best.

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    • I'm asking you because you are the manager of this wiki.

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    • Welcome!

      I manage a few dozen wikis, and I don't play this game, I'm mainly here for technical help and as a liaison to Fandom staff. User:BlockFigure and User:Bodhizen have been fairly active lately in adding content, so you might ask them if they have specific needs. You can also look at the Community page for some suggestions.

      Take a look around and see how the wiki is laid out, what style of writing is being used, and how the information is presented. If you notice some gaps, see if you can fill something in that other players would like to know. Start with small things and get the hang of it. Others may format, alter, or correct your work—that's the nature of a wiki—but you can look at the changes and learn from them. And you can always ask questions, and there is a Forum for discussing the game and the wiki.

      Have fun!

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    • ok thx

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  • Hi, another question I could not find an answer to. As an example I will use the champion page of Ant-Man. In the infobox you can see several tags for this champion displayed vertical. I have the idea to automatically create Categories for each tag inputted in the infobox, but how to accomplish that?

    - So the input now is: |tags = Avengers
    Civil War - Cpt. America
    Defensive: Tank
    Size: M

    - My idea is to use a comma separated string: |tags = Avengers,Civil War - Cpt. America,Defensive: Tank,Hero,Metal,Size: M

    - In the infobox there should be logic to split the string and create a category for each item. The string function #explode, comes close, but does not iterate each item. Each item should make a category: [[Category:{{{tag}}}]]

    - The infobox should still display each item as a list.

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    • It can be done, but the coding is tricky for an arbitrary list. I would like to see some of those tags become their own parameters in the infobox. Things like Hero/Villain, Size, and Offense/Defense/Control could each be separated out from the list and made a parameter. (You can still display them as a list, if you want, but inside the template they would be different fields.) Reducing the size of the list makes category generation much easier.

      The next step is deciding what you want to call the categories so they make sense but do not use any special characters if possible, like a colon. The category could be "Tank" and not "Defensive: Tank" for example. (The Offensive/Defensive part seems redundant and unnecessary, unless there are special cases I'm not aware of.)

      Having separate parameters also lets you easily generate more lists with DPL.

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    • ​​​​​After I've posted the question I saw that the categories already exist. The category "Defensive: Tank" is how it is displayed in the game, same as Size M, Size XL etc. I'm not an expert on tags, but it probably has meaning and I would like to keep the same style as the game, but perhaps thats not the best way to do this.

      If you look at the code of the page of Electro you can see that there used to be an idea to place each tag as:

      |tag1 = Offensive: Burst
      |tag2 = Villain
      |tag3 = Sinister Six
      |tag4 = Thunderbolts

      Using your suggestion a category can be made of each tag. But the problem here is that if new tags get added to Electro, there should also be a |tag5 (etc etc), and you again need to update the infobox template. I was trying to make this easier. Any thoughts?

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    • I see the Defensive: Tank category, but nothing for Size. Almost all the subcategories in Category:Champion Tags are empty and it's fairly easy to rename a category if necessary. I think the tags would be much more useful if they were broken down into individual parameters. Here's what I have so far for parameters and possible values from which we can generate categories:

      • Alignment: Hero, Villain, Mercenary
      • Offensive: Burst, Damage Over Time, Raw Damage
      • Defensive: Guard, Tank, Utility
      • Size: S, M, L, XL
      • Teams: A-Force, Avengers, etc (See List of Champions by Team)
      • Attributes: Metal, Robot, Sword-Wielder

      Of these, I think only Teams and Attributes need to be comma-separated lists, the rest have only one value per character. This would make generating categories much easier (teams would be the big one, we just need to plan for the maximum number of teams a character can be on) but it would require some work on the infobox template and then updating every page that uses it. Looks like this needs to be done anyway, given your Electro example, but once it is done, all those empty categories will be automatically populated.

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    • A FANDOM user
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  • So about renaming images:

    • Adaptiod (Super Adaptoid Hydra) portrait -> Adaptoid (Super Adaptoid Hydra) portrait
    • Captain Marvel portrait - > Captain Marvel (Classic) portrait
    • Captain Marvel featured- > Captain Marvel (Classic) featured
    • Captain Marvel (MCU 2019) portrait -> Captain Marvel portrait
    • Captain Marvel (MCU 2019) featured -> Captain Marvel featured
    • Havok features -> Havok featured
    • Punisher (2099) portrait -> Punisher 2099 portrait
    • Punisher (2099) featured -> Punisher 2099 featured
    • 72B5A3EE903A159C750D9ABB5D9293E5F61D82F1.png -> Thanos (Infinity Gauntlet) portrait
    • Old Human Torch portrait -> Human Torch (Old) portrait

    For the most part, changing these names will result in broken images on certain pages (not quite sure if renaming images will update the pages as well), but only for the Captain Marvel changes this will be an issue.

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    • The Abilities list depends on Category:Abilities, so if you make a new page for an ability, make sure it gets the category and then it will automatically show up in the list.

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    • Likewise, the Champion Abilities list requires that the champion infoboxes have abilities set to their list of abilities. So if the abilities column is empty for a particular champion, edit that champion's infobox. It should look something like this:

      |abilities = Shock<br />Stagger<br />Unblockable<br />Nullify

      in the infobox (abilities separated by <br /> tags).

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