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Welcome to the talk page of a devout follower of Lyssa!

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This user is an Admin[edit source]

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Sortable QR[edit source]

that is by far the coolest thing i have seen all week. --Honorable Sarah Honorable Icon.gif 00:54, 12 April 2007 (CDT)

And I'm surprised nobody has done it on GuildWiki yet, considering we got the Javascript to do it ages ago (before I came back). There's a minor issue with the current version of the script though, making the spacing around the sort button ugly )-: -PanSola 00:56, 12 April 2007 (CDT)
The whole thing also looks better in Chinese, because characters naturally go in the vertical direction. MesmerSkillDescriptionChart Sadly, most of the data is out of date there, as I don't have the energy to keep it updated. -PanSola 00:58, 12 April 2007 (CDT)

Is there anyway we could get a stable sorting algorithm? With such an algo, it would be possible to do multiple level sorts by just doing them one after the other (for example: sorting by attribute and name -> sort by name, then attribute). From the tests I did, this seems to not work right now, which would mean that it is using an unstable sorting algorithm. I couldn't find the piece of javascript implementation we use, but if you can point me to it, I could modify it into a stable sort. --Theeth Assassin (talk) 12:55, 14 April 2007 (CDT)

Yes it's possible, it's on my to-do list, but it's much slower so I'm thinking of making it an "advanced" option that is not enabled by default. The javascript I am using right now (which isn't the one you guys see) is User:PanSola/sortable_mod.js. -PanSola 16:06, 14 April 2007 (CDT)

Try this instead of shaker sort. It's a swapless stable quicksort with non-random pivot. That should fix the speed issue of the sorting. (no guaranty on the errorlessness of the code, it's adapted from some C code I have lying around, my JS skills might be a bit rusty). --Theeth Assassin (talk) 16:43, 14 April 2007 (CDT)

static void qsort_data(list, comp_func, head, tail) {
	pivot = list[head];
	ihead = head;
	itail = tail;

	while (head < tail)
		while (comp_func(list[tail], pivot) >= 0 && head < tail)

		if (head != tail)
			list[head] = list[tail]

		while (comp_func(list[head], pivot) <= 0 && head < tail)

		if (head != tail)
			list[tail] = list[head]

	list[head] = pivot;
	if (ihead < head) {
		qsort_data(t, ihead, head-1);
	if (itail > head) {
		qsort_data(t, head+1, itail);

function qsort(list, comp_func) {
    qsort_data(list, comp_func, 0, list.length - 1);
I thought quicksort with non-random pivot, by definition, has terrible worse-case performances. O(n^2). -PanSola 17:48, 14 April 2007 (CDT)
With presorted list, yes, it's O(n^2) operations and O(n) storage (recursion) whereas shaker sort's worst case is O(n^2) operations and O(1) storage, but average cases are much better with quicksort than shaker. Moreover, the non-random pivot is rather easy to fix, I just didn't want to hunt around for JS randomize functions. --Theeth Assassin (talk) 18:33, 14 April 2007 (CDT)

I've been working with some sortable tables in my User space when I came across the work you've been doing. One thing I have been trying unsuccessfully to implement is marking specific columns as non-sortable. I saw that you have a template/function call {{weapon qr top}} that implements this but I can not for the life of me find the article to look at the implementation. All attempts to find weapon qr top return no results. Where can I find this article? I also read in one of the posts that you have a work-around for the current javascript stripping out template/function calls from header rows (my second problem). Would you also let me know where to find information on that fix as well? Thanks! -- Glamtre Axe-icon-right.png (Talk) 13:55, 16 April 2007 (CDT)

Template:weapon qr top sets certain header cells to be class="unsortable", which then gets processed by the javascript MediaWiki:sortable_mod.js. It's not exactly documented, but hopefully the code isn't too hard to understand. Let me know if you have specific questions. As for the tag-stripping, it's a very tiny modification used in sortable_mod.js also. The original behavior is in [1], but my sortable_mod.js completely overrides it. -PanSola 02:07, 17 April 2007 (CDT)
Thanks for the info. I totally forgot about the Template namespace and I REALLY hate wiki search! Are there any plans for your updated code to replace the installed class="sortable" code? I am happy to implement your code in my namespace for testing, but if it works one way for me and other for someone else I consider that a bad situation. -- Glamtre Axe-icon-right.png (Talk) 12:41, 20 April 2007 (CDT)
I've been working on it. But IE compatibility seems to be a very weird issue. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 18:45, 20 April 2007 (CDT)

Forgive my ignorance[edit source]

but what's up with the /Characters/Characters thingie? -->Suicidal Tendencie Suicidal Tendencie Sig.jpg 23:18, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't quite remember myself. Something that has to do with template naming/calling probably. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 23:44, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

User Lyssa[edit source]

→ Moved to Template talk:User Lyssa

SMW[edit source]

Please mark any forms etc. that are not fully tested as "experimental", and putting a big red "DO NOT SAVE" on them would be a good idea as well. See here . Also, the fact box at the bottom did appear briefly for some and caused confusion. --◄mendel► 10:57, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Um, the warning already went up before you posted that note... ~_~? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 18:17, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
I even removed the entire Save button... -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 18:18, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

#ImageUploadBody[edit source]

Could you kindly talk changes that create 30k jobs over with somebody else first, please? The issue you mean to fix still persists: if I choose a license now, the "insert file" button is no longer visible, on FF3. --◄mendel► 06:27, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Two minor quibbles with your statement:
  • If an issue "still persist", then it's incorrect to use "no longer" to describe the issue.
  • The "insert file" button issue is not related to the action that created 30k jobs.
-User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 06:35, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, you've not explained what it is related to (or I haven't found it yet); I just assumed that twiddling with the dimensions of the table as displayed was all related to the same issue. "No longer" refers to "it is visible until I select a license" and then I have to realize that "hide license text" will bring it back. <insert wikia usability bashing here> --◄mendel► 06:56, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Ah ok. Yes, the "if I coose a license now, the "insert file" button is no longer visible" has been a bug. My edits to Common.css was meant to fix it, but I overlooked the fact that the WMU css gets loaded after our CSS, so my original changes failed to take precedence and didn't actually fix the issue (I just used firebug to figure out what rules were needed, without immediately going back to check the CSS changes behaved as expected since I don't want to get frustrated by waiting for server-side CSS cache to updatee). The edits to the license table was not related to the "insert file" button issue, though my decision to make the edit was related -- while debugging the scrolling stuff around ImageUploadBody, I noticed the table is constricted to 800px, which I felt was unnecessary and forces horizontal scrolling in the uploader UI. I found no real good reason to keep it at least 800px wide (or at most 800px wide), thus I edited that out. But the width of that table doesn't affect the "insert file" button issue in any realistically meaningful way. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 07:03, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
So what we want is for the pop-up window to either get bigger, or have scroll bars? Or set a max vertical size for the license display and have that get scrollbars? --◄mendel► 07:15, 11 February 2009 (UTC) & 07:16, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Giving it scrollbars when necessary is what my edits to Common.css was meant to do. And after you pointed out that the issue persisted, I figured out what's wrong so by now if you refresh your local CSS you will get the scrollbars, when it's needed. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 07:23, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, I get the scrollbars all teh time because there seems to be some whitespace at the bottom of that window. :-P --◄mendel► 07:56, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Originally there shouldn't be scrollbars even if there's a mountain at the bottom, due to "Overflow:hidden" in the original CSS rule... o_O" and my first edit didn't work preciously because I failed to take precedence over the WMU.css. The only thing I changed in the second edit was to make the selector more specific to make its rules actually kick in TO generate the scrollbar By "all the time" you mean since my fix right? I misunderstood that for the first 60 seconds of replying to you... -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 07:59, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, "all the time" as opposed to "only when the license text is displayed". --◄mendel► 08:09, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

screen[edit source]

Image:Monaco sidebar.jpg. --Shadowcrest 02:52, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Oops, ok, the blue *is* something I did. As for the toolbox, what version of IE are you using? I'll try a few hacks to see if I can get that to behave... -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 03:48, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Alignment *should* be fixed. Is the blue really annoying or is something adjustable? I really would like to see the search box getting a highlight, despite its high positioning. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 07:47, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
So now you sacrificed the two-column format for the toolbox? Where is the toolbox config page for user page toolboxes? --◄mendel► 09:45, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Nope, the number of columns remained unchanged. You can customize your toolbox at Special:Mypage/monaco-toolbox. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 13:21, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok, the deal is this: IE7 shows two columns, firefox shows one. It's been that way in December, as screenshots show, but I swear yesterday I had two columns showing in Firefox as well. What gives? --◄mendel► 15:30, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
If I can adjust the blue bar to not show, then that's fine.
I use IE7. The alignment is indeed fixed, thanks. I still see one column in firefox. --Shadowcrest 19:49, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
To have the blue bar not show, do
#search_box {
  background: none;
-User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:10, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Mendel, that was probably an intermittent glitch. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:10, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
I like to think of there just being one column as a persistent glitch. --◄mendel► 00:02, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Uh, there being just one column was a legacy feature, from the days when we were narrowing the column down to 160px like Monobook (having two columns at 160px is a little too crowded, besides, the Monobook toolbox is also single-columned). IE having two columns is the bug due to IE's different CSS support. No one ever brought up the subject that since we are sticking with 200px columns, whether it still makes sense to go single column just to emulate the Monobook look. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 00:11, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

You heathen[edit source]

(diff) (hist) . . MediaWiki:Monaco-common.css/Narrow-sidebar‎; 22:39 . . (-12) . . PanSola (Talk | contribs | block) (→Size tweaking: sacrificing Opera or Safari for IE) 

How could you be so cruel :\ Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 07:14, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Cuz I have a fulltime job so I'm used to sacrificing the minorities for the majority. Besides, by "sacrifice" it really means which ever one got sacked gets the same inferior experience as IE (instead of the original superior experience of FF). This is to ensure IE users don't get a broken experience. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 07:46, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

RCC[edit source]

Hi PanSola,

Wondering - are you looking for a lift to RCC, or offering one, at ?

I'm helping look for a lift for my colleague from Arcata, Humboldt. (I can't make it unfortunately.

Thanks --Chriswaterguy 08:01, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Sorry to get your hopes up, but it turns out I will not be attending the RCC this year after all either. )-: -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 08:11, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

The Mirror of Lyss[edit source]

I dont understand what exactly you were doing with the new location box or whatever, but it made the box at the top really wide because of the long list of neighbors and adding breaks doesnt seem to help (in preview at least). I thought it would be best to let you know here, hopefully there's an easy fix. Thanks, N Segick 20:51, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Gotta love IE7. --◄mendel► 20:55, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
I put the old boxes back up on Mirror of Lyss and The Kodash Bazaar, with the new box in display:none, to make them display properly to IE7 users. --◄mendel► 22:58, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
(*looking at the emergency fix*) Does IE not support max-width? arg. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 01:11, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Hey with the emergency CSS fix, I'm gonna swap the boxes' display around to continue pilot testing on those pages. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 01:30, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Can you kind non-emergency fix the things? I think it is not wikia that cause stuff to break (I reviewed the actual wikia code base changes for the last few days), and you did the .css changes here. --◄mendel► 03:12, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Me no understand. Are you saying there are still stuff broken right now to be fixed? I already checked stuff using IE7 so now I'd need to know more details on what pages are still broken and how. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 03:15, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
I don't understand why stuff broke so I'm not entirely certain we fixed it, and how to prevent it reoccurring. --◄mendel► 03:20, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
The reason stuff broke was because IE6/7 do not support max-width in tables (though it works in divs). Your emergency fix of using width fixed it, with the downside that any infobox that doesn't need to be that wide will still be that wide, so I trimmed it down to a smaller width. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png)
So how the width set before you added the max-width? --◄mendel► 03:32, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
auto? which is why ppl had to type in the BRs to avoid stretching the width. -03:34, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

The infobox width needs to be back to auto, because it breaks other stuff as well. I just now found that Template:Shortcut also uses the infobox class, and it is really too wide now. Can't you modify the new location infobox to insert <br /> or <wbr> tags (dunno if the latter work, but might be worth a try)? --◄mendel► 05:06, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

DOH[edit source]

^^ With love : --Alcedo talk-cont 10:18, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

You know Dwayna is actually Lyssa's sockpuppet right? There were numerous hints given in Nightfall d-: -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 10:21, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
I'd love to be your sockpuppet, ma'am.--Alcedo talk-cont 10:24, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

What goes where[edit source]

I can't believe you did that. --◄mendel► 15:17, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

They really should be on PvX tbh. --Shadowcrest 19:56, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
TBH, half the edits made on that page (not talking about the talkpage) looks to me like troll bait, from GuildWiki context. While you are free to try various methods to incite responses from other people about what is going on at PvX, most of that stuff are no more relevant than say a debate on whether the United States should nuke the ass out of both Palestine and Israel just to be done with them. Feel free to care, but the scope of the issue has long moved out of what is relevant for the GuildWiki namespace, and over half the posts incited by the "Welcome PvXwiki" page are pretty much just people flaming one way or the other. Several of your own edits came out sounding way more aggressive than gcardinal's, including some before you even accused gcardinal of being patronizing, regardless of what your intention was. Let's keep the welcome poll, and move on. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:35, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
That's not my point. My point is that you must've known I'd object, and you chose to take the issue up by doing the revert without talking to me. That is what surprised me.
I can't see the "several" aggressive edits of mine, if you could link them I'd be much obliged. --◄mendel► 04:24, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I've taken the move tag off. It seems that nobody but you and I is involved in this dispute, so may I ask you to keep it to your or my user talk page? --◄mendel► 12:21, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Spirit Stuff[edit source]

You prolly abandoned it a long time ago, but just FYI, I posted a strategy for the v0.04 Spirit Challenge. Once question though, do the spirits count as summoned creatures? I suppose not, but clarification would be helpfull (Consume Soul would be much more effective than gaze of fury)--TalkpageEl_Nazgir 19:37, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

It'll work on spirits 2~12, but will not work on spirit 1. Hmm, somehow I left out how spirit 1 would respawn itself...-User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 07:24, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

infobox[edit source]

Could you revert the infobox .css to what it was (with width:auto, or rather, undefined? what was it?) and set the width on your location box2 directly? In the same vein, adding a css class just to clear:right seems overkill, especially as it's only going to be used on a handful of templates (or is it?). --◄mendel► 02:44, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

My imperfection recollection of events suggested that the width thing was done in response to some IE7 or 6 issue with infobox being too wide. Do you happen to recall the details? The css is *meant* to be applied to existing infoboxes too, and the fixed with can still be stretched wider by the image used in the infobox. What is the problem that cropped up that makes it desirable to not be applied to all infoboxes?
As for adding a css class, I *don't* how how many templates are going to be using it, and even if it is only a handful of templates, it still would affect a (subjectively) large number articles that I would not consider it overkill, and would prefer not to put the style in-line inside the template. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 20:48, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Your new infobox doesn't provide the br tags that used to be in the old-style input to make the text wrap. Looking over common.css, you've needed to set some other wikia .css classes to auto, and the shortcut has also been affected - I don't know what else; modifying such an unbiquitious class in a drastic way is just risky, which is why I termed my fix "temporary".
I don't see how the number of articles affected matters in any way. Using class="infoboxextended" where you could be using style="clear:right;" does not only obfuscate matters, it is also longer. Your argument boils down to "I prefer it that way", unless I'm mistaken? Or maybe I am missing the idea what it is to be used for. --◄mendel► 21:55, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
If there ever comes to situation where the extended portion of the infobox is to have other stylistic changes, we can modify it from common.css instead of hitting a wildly-used template. Sorry that point was not clear. It also makes things slightly easier for individual users to customize the style of the extended infobox (if there are people who do NOT like things splitting, it would be easier for them to override the rule for .infoboxextended instead of something specified inline. The logic applies to widely used templates in general - try to put the styling in the CSS, instead of inlining it. How many templates a CSS rule affects is much less important than how many pages using the template is affected. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 22:00, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

User name change[edit source]

Who do i have to contact if i want to remove the GW- prefix in front of my username? 21:19, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

I think the rename offer has been withdrawn this far after the wikia launch, but you can try Contacting wikia staff directly RandomTime 21:30, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit source]

... for this, I didn't know you cared! ;-) --◄mendel► 06:52, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

HappyWikiBirthday[edit source]

And many happyWikReturns RandomTime 18:02, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Heh thanks. It was pretty coincidental that I edited yesterday o_O" -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 05:07, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

Wintersday[edit source]

Have a happy and a merry!   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:08, December 25, 2009 (UTC)

This user is an admin[edit source]

.. or so it says at the top of the page; you're also still a bureaucrat, and considering who else came out of the woodwork to sign this letter (which is awesome), you should definitely move your signature up into the "admin" section so that Wikia staff have an easier time figuring out whom to demote after the move/fork. (Since you did sign at all, it would be proper for you to sign there, even though making two sections is a blatant violation of GW:YAV.) --◄mendel► 22:37, November 3, 2010 (UTC)

Good point. I have resigned. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 00:01, November 4, 2010 (UTC)
what I get it, carry on Felix Omni Signature.png 00:03, November 4, 2010 (UTC)

Feedback[edit source]

Hello! I want to thank you for everything you have done for the Guild Wiki. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Tesla, a wiki manager for Curse. The reason I am posting on your talk page is for some feedback. I was hoping you could tell me if there was something you would like to see on the wiki or if you think there is something we could do to help improve the quality of our service to the community. If you have any ideas at all, please feel free to stop by on my talk page and leave me your thoughts. Thank you! Tesla 03:21, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Can you send me an email? I have a few inquiries that I'd rather not be known on a wiki and I want to know your thoughts. I'd really appreciate this very much. Just don't understand some things and I want to know your thoughts, since they still have you as a b-crat on wikia. ~ Aludeni (talk) 17:29, 7 June 2016 (UTC)