User talk:Echan

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I looked over the script again and found that I had made a very stupid mistake which was causing the entire thing not to work. I have it up and running again. Check the site.--SomeStranger (Talk | Contribs) 11:04, 27 May 2006 (CDT)

  • Ok, I finished the final version of it. It now checks for expiry times, has a decent looking GUI, and updates automatically when I place new versions online. Enjoy =)--SomeStranger (Talk | Contribs) 09:32, 28 May 2006 (CDT)

Broken Redirects

Why do all the capitalization redirects you're creating contain the text "{{Redirect from other capitalisation}}"? This makes them all show up on the BrokenRedirects page because the double braces indicate a template, and there is no template called "Redirect from other capitalisation". If that was intended as a comment, it didn't work too well... -- Old Ned 04:35, 8 June 2006 (CDT)

  • I was following the syntax of Wikipedia:Redirect, but I misread it. They categorize redirects based on the reason, and this is done through templates. I missed the template part of that in my reading, which made me completely misinterprete the actual effect of the syntax. I thought I was adding a comment of sorts, but apparently it's only a comment insomuch as it's a template. I'm very sorry about this, and I will personally be going back and fixing them all. --echan (U|T|C) 14:57, 8 June 2006 (CDT)
    • Okay, cool. I thought it was probably something like that, just wanted to bring it to your attention. Thanks for taking care of it! -- Old Ned 15:42, 8 June 2006 (CDT)
      • Fixed them all. My wikicodefoo is still lacking; gotta learn about templates now. Thanks for letting me know about this, or I doubt I would have noticed. --echan (U|T|C) 16:00, 8 June 2006 (CDT)
  • It looks like they did it like this: There's a set of templates that solely exist to give reasons to redirects, such as other capitalization or subterm. These templates don't do the normal template thing of adding text to a page, all they do is add those redirects to categories automatically (that is, redirects that use template A are autocategorized to category A). Which seems a backward method of autocategorizing things; a hack by putting a template as an intermediary. Is there no way to autocategorize pages? (That question could just show off my spotty understanding of templates and categories.) Furthermore, here at KoLWiki, do we care? I think it's definately worth doing; comments and justifications are always good style, and documentation of any form is a Good Thing; but are we, here, so much more relaxed, style-wise, that we don't care? --echan (U|T|C) 06:12, 9 June 2006 (CDT)