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"Seasonal images"? Are we having a movement to mass-encourage people to upload new sig-images for various special events? Just wondering. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 02:37, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Pan, the way this works is that some admin changes the .css, and all participating users display the same image. In the case of this demo, the small buffalo would come up all over the wiki in different users' signatures (but only those that changed it in their preferences to participate, it is strictly "opt-in"), and they wouldn't have to a thing, no uploads or anything. --◄mendel► 03:00, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
I think this has a potential of creating even more mess with users who don't know what they're doing, but want one cus "it's cool." People seem to steal mainspace Icons all the time as it is, and request help with sigs, and then we have to tell them how to get a custom sig and to upload their own image. Just imagine what this could do. Why not just change your real sig for the season, and then change it back? Nothing fancy here. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 02:43, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
The advantage is, you change your sig once, and you'll always automatically get a seasonal image, no mess, no anything. The way it works is that you change your sig to <span class="sigpic">[[User:yourname|yourname]]</span> ~~~~~ and check the "raw" checkbox in your preferences, and that's it! You can have a more complicated signature, of course, but that would be entirely optional. --◄mendel► 03:00, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

To clarify: the image goes away when the season is over, and is replaced by another image when a new season begins (this happens automatically when a GuildWiki sysop makes the central change). That means you can change your signature now, and when dragon festival starts, all of the posts you signed after the change get the buffalo. There'll be a GuildWiki page to show off the images and decide on new ones together. --◄mendel► 03:07, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't see the point of this, other than possibly reducing redundant image uploads, or being used to differentiate certain users from others ("Look at me, I'm participating in the wintersday raffle/Dragon Festival party/aware of breast cancer!"), but whatever. It's exactly the same thing you did for the holiday "iceboxes"; well, the concept is the same... "I don't want to see them" is irrelevant because it is opt-in, and you cannot force another user to change their sig just because you don't want to see it, either. (Well, with this, I could disable them from showing up via .css, but that is another matter) Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 03:15, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
The point is that I grabbed the festival mascot off guildwiki.de and while I would have used it as my personal signature image it seemed fair to allow anybody to use it; and usually that would've meant that everybody who wanted would have had to upload their own copy plus all the yada yada that Rose mentioned. This way, the mascot can be shared, image redirects are not needed, and it can become a community thing. --◄mendel► 03:48, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
I think it is cute...but that is just me.--Wiccan3 01:53, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Licensing Issues[edit source]

Assuming it's done with padding + background image trick, I'd be a little uneasy unless the license of the image used is easily findable by other visitors/users. "Easily" is of course subjective, but let's say at least without using firebug or viewing the CSS code, and without going through recently uploaded files one by one. Can it be pulled off without complicating the syntax? (By saying "I'd be a little unease" instead of outright demanding certain conditions, I try to dodge a particular double-standards question...) -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 05:24, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Well that is simple to address. Simply have the image redirect to the page where images are decided upon, and make sure to copy the copyright info to that page (which would be on the image's page anyway). Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 06:19, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
The double standard issue is that the license of our user sigs can only be seen by backtracking the redirect and then viewing the page source (I wondered why guildwiki.de doesn't redirect its signatures and thought that might've been a reason). We have no licensing link to the GuildWiki logo and no info on the page it redirects to; I have no idea how the monobook book background is licensed because it's not even in Image: namespace.
Concerning the ox, the issue is moot because it's in the public domain. Concerning the Creative Commons licenses, section 4d of this states at a minimum such credit will appear where any other comparable authorship credit appears, and that means the credit on the Image: page suffices, a direct link is not required. GFDL probably works in similar ways.
Entropy, your fix wouldn't be simple because it would completely change the concept: signature images that don't link to the user's page would certainly be a contentious issue.
See GuildWiki:Sigpic. --◄mendel► 11:59, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
I beg to differ.
In any case, I don't see what the problem would be. If you already have a sig image, that redirects to your userspace, so it is fine. Yes, it would mean slight changes to GW:SIGN, but I think it would be acceptable.
The main problem arises for users who do not have images in their signatures. Thus the problem becomes - how to make it completely obvious that it is not a normal sig image? One thought is to put that extra 50px width to use and add some text like "DF '09". Another is to make a very small link which is also added using the sigpic class, which links to here. Finally, it could be put onto the sitenotice for the duration of the "season" so that people can identify what it is. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 12:56, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Entropy, the point is, the license for the logo is just as easy to find (or not) as the sigpic license is. I do not see any difference between the two in that respect, and given the licensing terms, there is no need to get fancy.
Why do we need to make it obvious it is not a normal sig image? Ok, we've got space in the "What's new" box on the mainpage we're not using, and we can put a pointer to here on GuildWiki:CSS classes and into the site css itself, so there are ways for inquiring minds to find out. --◄mendel► 15:15, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Well if someone clicks on the sigpic and thinks it is a sig image, then ofc they will get confused, so that's bad. Or if they learn to identify people by signatures, that will confuse them. I agree that if this is going to go live it ought to be publically announced in such a way. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 17:06, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
The logo is something people can just type "logo" into the search box and can figure out the license with sufficient ease. For the festive icons, I think for ease of license discovery it needs to go into the sitenotice with an id increment. BTW the festive icons won't be clickable correct? Not sure if that has good or bad implications. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 18:17, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
They are clickable, and they link to the link they're associated with (and they can only be associated with links). So if you click on it, you can just ask the user who has it on where he got it. --◄mendel► 20:17, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Ah thanks. I mistakenly thought you were going to be using the padding + background-image CSS trick. Is it going to be JS-generated instead? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:39, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
By "clickable" I intended to mean links to its Image: page, but I didn't word it clearly. I'd still advocate having the info in sitenotice with id increment. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:47, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Who do you think needs it? --◄mendel► 20:50, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Other people visiting our wiki and wish to use that icon for their own purposes need it. Our spirit and the spirit of our licenses need it. We should make a good-faithed effort to make the information on the license of the images we use easily discoverable. The GuildWiki logo info can be easily found by searching for "logo" on the wiki (and linked from GuildWiki:About. Default MW/Wikia interface images are part of the software skin and the license for those isn't within our responsibility (covered by the software's copyright/license sections whereever they are). But if the license info of the seasonal icons is so obscure it requires asking selective other users in order to locate it, we might as well not tag any images with licenses and just say "For license info on this image, ask on the uploader's talk page". -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 21:01, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, GW:IMAGE and such would also apply to these sigpics, and so they would need to have license info on the image itself; and it has to be readily available (unless I am forgetting the policy). So in that vein I think PanSola makes sense. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 23:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
The image is properly tagged, and always has been. I see nothing in GW:IMAGE that conflicts with sigpic. --◄mendel► 00:15, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Entropy, GW:IMAGE says nothing about "readily available", and thus I am arguing for something currently not codified. Mendel, IMHO properly tagging is useless if you can't easily find a link to the image info page containing the license tag when you see the image. That is my concern and why I advocate a sitenotice with incremented ID to address the concern. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 02:22, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
You already explained that. I think that we have several avenues to publicise self-linked versions of the current sigpic signature image that we can explore, and that there's no need to decide on any one of those (or limit ourselves to just some) now. --◄mendel► 02:35, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't mind exploring the various avenues, though we should get it settled before the first application of it. Should we particularly table the discussion (avenues to make license info easily locatable) for anything? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 03:16, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
BTW, the double standard issue is that back when I proposed having favicons for external links, it was done with the padding + background-image CSS trick, and thus it's not easy to find the license info of those images used. Regular images in signatures is easy to find license, and is not at all part of my originally mentioned double standard issue. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:42, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Changing pics[edit source]

So let's say I activate this and I have a mini ox following my sigs on all the talk pages I post. When we get to Wintersday, won't all of the oxes change into snowflakes or whatever the next picture might be? Silver Sunlight SSunlight.jpg (T/C) 12:39, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Basically, yes. Except as I envision it now, there'll be periods with no picture, but of course that's not been decided yet. --◄mendel► 12:47, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, there is a holiday for every day of the year, but I do not think we are that zealous. ;) Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 12:56, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
It all depends on what images get proposed and accepted, so get busy! ;-) --◄mendel► 14:52, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
It would annoy me to see my posts in July have a Christmas decoration when I go back to them in December :P Silver Sunlight SSunlight.jpg (T/C) 15:04, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Ahh, I see what you are getting at now. Hmm. I know that this can already be a problem for some people who upload seasonal sigs by uploading a new version of their current sig. The solution is to instead upload separate images and then go change one's raw signature for the season. But, this would be infeasible for class-based changes because it would make Wikia recode it each time. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 15:19, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Yip, this would be the main reason for me not using the template in my signature. Silver Sunlight SSunlight.jpg (T/C) 15:33, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, if that annoys you, this feature is not for you. This feature is for people who are annoyed with seeing wintersday sigs show up in July just because the comments were posted in winter (well, unless it's Wintersday in July week).
However, you can still use the ox, but you have to reupload it and use it in place of your existing sig image, or use a graphics editor to merge the two into one. --◄mendel► 15:35, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Your signature will behave like tree through the seasons: a tree buds in spring, has green leaves in summer, brown leaves in autumn and bare twigs in winter; and the same transformation will be visible on a talk page with signatures of participating editors: the changes in our signatures will subtly change the appearance of the whole page as the seasons change. --◄mendel► 23:01, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Permanent images?[edit source]

I was wondering if it would be possible to make the images permanent, so they would appear for that signature forever, like if I sign something now with the ox, and come back and look at that signature during the dragon festival. the ox would still be there, and not be replaced by a .. dragon? As it is now I don't particularly like the idea, cause it would look odd with a snowflake next to a sig that says May, but if what I said above is possible I would Probably use it. Viruzzz 03:18, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah it's mentioned a few sections up. From my limited understanding of css I think it is impossible to do without rewriting the code each time, which conflicts with the automated ideal anyway. I share the same misgivings. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 03:21, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
If you really love the image and want it to be permanent, you'd have to manually code your sig to contain that image during the time period you want it to show. An alternative is to add the date-information to the class field, something like class="sigpic-{{CURRENTYEAR}}-{{CURRENTMONTH}}-{{CURRENTDAY}}" (the variables would get subst-ed when you actually sign) for the ppl who want it to be permanent, but that'd require the CSS to have a lot more additional rules to accommodate each day. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 16:39, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

GW:SING[edit source]

So basically, this is an exception to the one-image / 50px wide max rule, or must your sig still follow those rules? --- Ohaider! -- (contribs) (talk) 13:58, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

This would be a completely separate image which would necessitate changing some parts of GW:SIGN, such as the part about having 2 images. I think that ideally the "sigpic" should be small enough that if it is added to a user who already has a 50px sig, it isn't excessively more disruptive. (If the limit applied cumilatively, that would be a problem for anyone who has a 50px image, so that part needs rewording too...) Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 14:01, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, technically you don't have two images on your signature, although it looks as if you do. :-P But of course we could decide that people who use sig images can't use sigpic. I'm going to add a demo pic to the page using Felix, if nobody else volunteers. --◄mendel► 14:46, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Userbox[edit source]

Wikicode Display
{{user sigpic}}
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This user uses a seasonal sig pic to make their signature prettier.

Enjoy! --◄mendel► 21:41, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

I had thought about making a userbox as the means to identify users who participate in the program, and perhaps that would suffice if the sig images linked back to the userpage. But, not everyone likes or wants userboxes, and making it mandatory would kinda suck. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 23:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Trouble[edit source]

Ya, im having trouble once again. i cannot seem to get the sig pics to work at all and ive given up and decided to ask for help. all i wanna do is have the "year of the ox" ox as my perma sig, but nothing is cooperating for me. id really appriciate it if anyone could even just gimme the code too. :p thanks again. now for my sigpic-less sig --Pendulous Assassin 21:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC) 21:00, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Call up your user preferences.
  • In the Custom signature box, write <span class="sigpic">[[User:Pendulous Assassin|Pendulous Assassin]]</span> ~~~~~
  • Check the Raw signature checkbox right below that.
  • Save.
I assume you have the Raw signature checkbox notchecked; if you have, uncheck, save, check again, save. Let me know if it helps. --◄mendel► 22:04, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Woot! Thank you so much. ^^ just one more thing, this wont change with the seasons correct? :p here comes the sig!! ^^ --Pendulous Assassin 21:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
I'm not quite certain whether I understood you correctly.
  • The image (currently the small ox) will change automatically, with the seasons.
  • You don't have to edit your preferences again for that to happen.
If you want to have the "year of the ox" permanently in your signature, there are two options:
  • If you want it in your signature such that everybody else always sees it with the ox, you need to save the image, upload it as Pendulous-ox.png, redirect the page to your userpage, and put [[User:Pendulous Assassin|Pendulous Assassin]][[Image:Pendulous-ox.png]] ~~~~ as your signature. (This can then be combined with the "current" sigpic.)
  • If you like to see the ox in your signature (and mine) all year, but don't care that everybody else sees seasonal pictures, do what Keep the Season alive tells you. (If you do decide to change that later, all the oxen will go away.)
--◄mendel► 00:26, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

more sigpics for spring[edit source]

We missed Valentine's <3, but we're in time for Easter, St Patrick's Day, and maybe mother's day. I looked around but haven't so far found anything compelling; I'm thinking "easter egg" and "four-leaf clover", but I'm open for other ideas. Please help? --◄mendel► 02:42, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

clover[edit source]

For the upcoming weekend, I'd love to have a clover sigpic. If someone can find me a pretty 19px clover icon before I have time to search for one, that would be great! --◄mendel► 08:44, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Proposed Sigpics[edit source]

Friday 13th: Cat.gif Already on wiki :P -- F4Sig.jpg † F1© Talk 18:29, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Lol, nice.--TalkpageEl_Nazgir 18:32, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
Sigpic Spring: Sigpic Spring.jpg :P -- F4Sig.jpg † F1© Talk 18:53, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
I changed the sizes to what I hope are fairly even multiples of the original sizes. The cat is nice (but a day late :-P ), but the sheep doesn't do it for me (and needs a proper copyright license anyway). --◄mendel► 19:49, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
Didn't know that that sort of Images were a copyright thing to. Fixed it now I hope. And there will be a new Fryday the 13th in November :P -- F4Sig.jpg † F1© Talk 21:57, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

cursorpic?[edit source]

body { cursor: <span class = "sigpic">, help; }

Would something like this be possible? Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 09:51, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

No, because you can't put HTML in CSS. Yes, because I had a private event cursor for Canthan New Year, see the very top of this revision (and ofc it is better to actually upload the picture to this wiki if you expect more than one person to use it). --◄mendel► 10:09, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I ♥ WoW[edit source]

Omg painfull. But freaking funny. Nice one xD -- F4Sig.jpg † F1© Talk 11:24, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Easter[edit source]

No easter sigpic? A egg, Bunny or chick? -- F4Sig.jpg † F1© Talk 19:33, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Like this Easter Egg.jpg or

20090208102329%21F1_Stuff.jpg

Easter Egg.jpg -- F4Sig.jpg † F1© Talk 19:42, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

I used the egg, though the automatic resize isn't really working too well for it. PLease remember that anyone can suggest sigpics for any occasion. --◄mendel► 20:21, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
The chocolate bunny would be so much better. :P RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 00:45, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Hmm. ◄mendel► Chocolate Bunny.png 00:51, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Just took the first ting I found so :P -- F4Sig.jpg † F1© Talk 10:46, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Eh, not that bunny, this bunny: Sugar Jolt (Chocolate Bunny).jpg RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 23:11, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Time to remove? RandomTime 13:21, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
That's what I was thinking... I was wondering if my Ctrl+F5 was broken. O_o RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 18:56, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

TEH EGGZ R STILL HAUNTING MEH! RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 22:10, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

It's off. RT, next time, look at MediaWiki:common.css and revert appropriately. --◄mendel► 22:44, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Cinco de Mayo?[edit source]

A little sombrero would be cute. Just wondering if that's something we'll observe here or not. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 23:16, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Bureaucrats and sysops may be powerful, but we don't get to decide what holidays the community wishes to observe... :) Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 00:36, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Sombrero it is! RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 03:11, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
A skull would be more appropriate. Felix Omni Signature.png 03:17, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Ok, a wittle skull with a flower or something. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 03:53, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Though... wait... Cinco de Mayo... Nothing about skulls there. You must be thinking of Day of the Dead... Modern Cinco de Mayo is seen (especially in the USA) as a celebration of Mexico and Mexican ancestry, so a sombrero or a chili pepper would be more appropriate. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 04:07, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Ehh, shows how much I know about Hispanic culture. Felix Omni Signature.png 04:13, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
You confused me for long enough. ^_^ And this is not universally Hispanic, mostly just Mexican and USA. On that note, I think I like the idea of a cute red pepper. There's a close one that can be used straight off of wikipedia (right?): 5/5 Scoville rating. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 05:01, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Yep, anyone can use public domain images any way they like. Felix Omni Signature.png 05:06, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Are you sure Chili's won't sue? Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 07:29, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
I'm sure they will if you use their chili. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 18:55, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, edit the chili down to sigpic size, put it on "proposed images" asap (and if anyone finds another image they would rather use, put that there as well), and if nobody complains in the time until then, we're good to go. It's only for a single day, so I'd say "be bold" and do it. --◄mendel► 22:47, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Viva la fiesta!! Chili sigpic.png Felix should like this one. :) RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 01:04, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Halloween pic[edit source]

Halloween Sigpic.png is a cool image and all, but it looks horrible at such a small size... Oh, and it's a bit too creepy when zoomed in for what's intended, just maybe... I think a plain carved pumpkin would work much better at 19 px. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 17:52, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

What did you say about my Signature! :P Do need to edit it a bit. There's a lot of white around it but don't know if it helps much -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 18:00, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
You heard me. :P It looks like a blurry red blob with black spots on it. Also, look at the other sig pics and tell me why we should go with a Photoshopped X-ray of a toothless meth addict? And a sigpic image itself should be 19x19, it shouldn't need to be resized, so we're back to a blurry blob. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 18:11, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
The resizing can be done then, and your monitor isn't the best when it comes to colors. The simplest solution is to suggest a better icon, though. --◄mendel► 19:23, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
I have a new monitor now, and this has nothing to do with colors anyway, green/pink/lavender would have been the same. O_o I'm just saying that the resolution of this image suffers when it is downsized like that, and makes it difficult to tell what it's even supposed to be, since it will need to be resized permanently for the final sig pic. I don't have to have a solution to the US economy's problem to say that it's currently broken. I'll find one later, though. And I just realized that my reply came out a little dry, I didn't mean to. Was just commenting on the image itself, while mendel seems to like to comment on my comments. :P It's perfectly fine as a personal sig, and I like how it's done when you zoom in on it and see the full image, but it's just unfit for a wiki-wide sigpic, imo. But I guess forget I said anything. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 20:02, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
I accept that you don't like the way it looks; to me, it looks like an evil red thing with a face, and I fnd that just fine for Halloween. You raised a valid concern about the image resizing, which I addressed, and I was mistaken about the source of teh disagreement (I apologize for that). And my solution suggestion still stands - it's going to be lot easier than fixing the economy. :) --◄mendel► 20:25, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Summer[edit source]

Dam summer it's way to hot. But nice Pic Mendel :P -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 10:14, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

That's why the invented Spray mists.--Łô√ë Roar.îğá†ħŕášħ 10:25, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
SUMMER TIME!!!! -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 17:14, 6 July 2009 (UTC)


Wintersday in July[edit source]

Do we need a Sigpic for winters day in june? Like: Wintergreen Candy Cane.png Rainbow Candy Cane.png Peppermint Candy Cane.png But they probletly need to be .png with no background. -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 21:18, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

How about this: Crossed Candy Canes.png? I made it with transparent background. I used the screenshot license, can't think of anything better. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 22:16, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
That's turned on now. --◄mendel► 09:33, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
The top of it is getting cut off for some reason... RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 10:25, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Is it turned on? Because I still see the Sun -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 10:37, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Ctrl+F5? RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 19:57, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
I fixed the top, but now the bottom is cut off (which is less noticable). It seems that I can only accomodate 16 pixels height. --◄mendel► 18:21, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Understood. Looks better now, though. Thanks. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 18:38, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Change back to summer? RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 05:09, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for the heads up, I've been busy. --◄mendel► 09:00, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Suns[edit source]

Souldnt the suns be off by now? There nice and all but Sigpics shouldn't be on fore more than a few days. and Btw some suns are cut off -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 16:59, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

School is still out. ;) But yeah, this would be best for like the first week of summer or something. :P As mendel pointed out above, images more than 16px in height can get cut off, so it needs to uploaded with the smaller size. Doesn't get cut off for me though, only the candy canes did. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 19:00, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Ok, never mind, the bottom petal gets clipped. We could also have a generic sigpic for each of the 4 seasons, so that there's always one active. :D The sun, a yellow leaf, a snowflake, and a daisy or something. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 19:02, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
I object. Seeing a billion suns for a week, okay. 3 months is a little too much. --- Ohaider! -- (contribs) (talk) 20:18, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Was just kidding anyway, but have you looked up at a night sky lately? :P RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 20:20, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
15 stars and a lot of (seemingly) pitch black nothingness. Industrial cities are great for stargazing, lol. --- Ohaider! -- (contribs) (talk) 20:30, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Meteor Shower.jpg - the epic new summer sigpic? RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 21:51, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Halloween[edit source]

Halloween is October 31st. When should we turn the sigpic on? I like the pumpkin on the right. --◄mendel► 11:24, October 10, 2009 (UTC)

I think it's pumpkin time, the town decorations are already up. :) RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 19:46, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Done, thanks for the reminder. --◄mendel► 21:15, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

Friday 13th[edit source]

Remember to do Ctrl-Shift-R ! --◄mendel► 18:31, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

Xmas pls?[edit source]

So I heard it's snowing outside. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 00:01, December 24, 2009 (UTC)

Mendel seems to be MIA, but it looks like I did it right. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 00:09, December 24, 2009 (UTC)
Cool, ty. :D RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 03:10, December 24, 2009 (UTC)
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!!!!!! Nice Sigpic -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 10:51, December 25, 2009 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit source]

So I think this needs a little cleanup. :] I suggest the following:

  1. Remove the poll. I don't see why we still need it smack in the middle of the project page. I didn't want to do it right away, as I don't think it can be reverted with the results intact (is that right?), so decided to ask first.
  2. Remove "Summer" "Cinco de Mayo" and "Friday 13th" because they are not "recognized" in GW.
  3. Stick to in-game images for sigpics where possible, or at least something close to it, helps with immersion and all. For example, why not use the in-game Easter egg instead of some unlicensed egg of unknown origin? Or the chocolate bunny effect icon, like I already suggested.
  4. Simplify the "Keep the season alive" section (even though, personally, I'd just remove it entirely). Just have a short note with one example on how to do it for one image — I expect people to be able to figure out how to plug in a different image name, including one of their own choosing that wasn't a sigpic to begin with.

Discuss? RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 11:29, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

I won't utter my opinion on your proposals, as I've brought about the things you want to remove or change it's obvious anyway.
The "keep the season alive" section has more to it than meets the eye, because different icons need different pixel values to look good; it also aids the admin who turns it on, because for sigpics that have already run in the past, the code can be simply copied and pasted from that section to the common.css; otherwise, it would be necessary to go through the history of the page or to build the code anew. The section is at the bottom of the page precisely because I anticipated it could get long, and it wouldn't obscure other content there. --◄mendel► 12:34, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't think I understand the first sentence.
As for the second part, I don't know how "turning on" the sigpic works, so I can't fully see the relation of the section to that task, but I'll take your word for it. This is why I asked to discuss here. Still, wouldn't it make sense to re-upload the images with a standardized sigpic size that doesn't need any resizing, to make it easier for everyone, and so that they don't get cut off like they have previously? Or like, instead of width, specify a height |x16px parameter? RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 22:40, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
The first sentence means that I made the things you want changed; if I thought they needed changing I'd have changed them myself; but if I'm the only one defending them, I'm in the wrong, so I won't.
To the second part, it doesn't work the way you want it to. --◄mendel► 00:49, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
So far it's just the two of us talking, and you haven't "defended" them, you just refused to comment, implying that you see no issue at all, but leaving me to guess and wonder what I'm missing and why you're dismissing my suggestions. And I made Cinco de Mayo, while I didn't check who did any of the other things, I just looked at the page and commented on what I saw, asking for further discussion. What does it matter who did what?
You presented a reason to keep the 4th item as it is, and that's fine, I said that I'll take your word for it because I don't know anything about how turning it on/off works, so what's with the "it doesn't work the way you want it to?" RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 12:11, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure what you're arguing here, but I'll put some words in. Firstly, re-uploading with a different width looks like it's a scaling issue, if you change the width (and thus scale the height), the image (which is tiny, only a few pixals) will need to lose some pixels, and get distorted (that's what I see, anyway - correct me if you're wrong). The code for turning on a sigpic is only in the CSS when the code is on, and is removed when it's off, so there's no issue of bloat from too many sigpics, if that's what you were suggesting. I may well be wrong on both these points, in which case I'm sorry. RandomTime 07:33, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
There is an odd scaling issue with sigpics when they were getting cut off at the top or bottom, and this can be probably avoided when the image is uploaded with a 16px height to begin with, so that it doesn't need any scaling and guessing what width gets the correct height. The 4th point was about bloat on this page, not in the site's CSS file, but it's not a big deal because like mendel said, it's at the bottom and it's useful for copy-pasting to turn on recurring sigpics, I'm more interested in the first 3 items. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 13:47, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
I'll leave the scaling issue out, as I don't know about that. As for your points, 1 is valid, and I really see no reason for a poll to be up there. I disagree with 2, I'm not sure why a holiday needs to be officially recognised by GW to be acceptable on the wiki as a sigpic - we can celebrate other events. For 3, I'd say that in-game sigpics would be better than out-of-game when they are of good quality, and relivence, but out-of-game ones are also fine, do we need to have immersion? 22:02, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
  1. Ok, I'll go ahead and remove the poll in a day or two, if nobody objects.
  2. So then do we have any kind of voting or guidelines or something to decide what gets recognized and what doesn't? Like, what if someone suggests some kind of religious holiday? GW stays mostly neutral by not calling holidays by their real life names and sticking to the purely commercial aspects of the said holidays, rather than any religious back-story. I just don't want anyone to feel offended or singled out if they get turned down, or other people being weirded out by seeing a sigpic that is "too religious" or <insert other possibly controversial topic here>, that kind of thing. But then again, they could just deal with it when/if it happens and go from there.
  3. As far as GW images, that would be just a suggestion, not a mandate. As I pointed out, "where possible." I was thinking along the lines of a note somewhere in the article, like "try to stay in the spirit of Guild Wars and choose in-game images where possible" or something along those lines. Of course, it's not like we have to, but I just think it's more awesome that way, and there's room to get creative with the thousands of GW objects to choose from. For example, photoshopping out the witch from the inventory image of Witch's Brew for the next Halloween. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 12:57, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

Poll is gone. It also seems safe and happy in the page history, dunno why I thought the results might get destroyed. <_< RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 11:09, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho?[edit source]

Well that was an easy copy-paste for the main page. :P Shall we match that, mateys? Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Grog.jpg RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.png 11:01, April 1, 2010 (UTC)