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Introductions to General Policies[edit]

This page is the meeting ground for Herocopia.com topics that are more global in scope. A place to ask generic questions, raise concerns, discuss design and content issues.

A couple of slight difference for the veteran contributors to be aware of please.

  1. Don't delete a policy item (like this one) when it has aged or answers have been provided. Instead, we will be archiving them to the bottom of this page.
  2. Take advantage and use the "special page: Recent changes" to see where people are commenting on specific characters, topics or whatever. Don't promote a local issue to this Help Talk Page unless you feel strongly that it is global in scope. Even then, think twice about just how strongly you feel about that global nature of your topic.

--Infobroker (talk) 18:08, 8 July 2013 (PDT)


I have been trying to get 'bots working for some time. It has been an on again, off again project that I do as I have time. For whatever reason, it is just not taking for this web site provider that Fenyx4 and I have set up. Still working on it. It will be handy for things like sort-order for all the "The" entries. But for now don't hold your breath waiting for it. It is proving very stubborn and the standard how-to guides aren't working. I am thinking it might be a permissions problem, but I can't figure out where or why. Still working on this. --Infobroker (talk) 10:58, 23 February 2014 (PST)

Mister Smartie (tip)[edit]

Just so everyone understands, those EditMark boxes with Mr. Smartie in them are not permanent. They are bookmarks for commentary and keeping track of places that need work. In most cases, anyone is welcome to use them. I don't recommend wasting your time putting link markers inside them. Eventually the boxes will be edited away.

- jb the ib -

The Mister Smartie template will be the tool of preference for keeping track of "to do" items. They will be especially effective for requesting help from system admins.

[edit] section[edit]

We have changed things so that the '[edit]' section no longer displays by default. It was visually annoying. This is now the default setting. You can still edit, just not by sections. If you want to see the section "edit" link, you can change it in your 'Preferences' section. (Upper right area on this very page). --Infobroker (talk) 16:13, 2 October 2013 (PDT)

Suppressing Table Of Contents - now default[edit]

Title says it all. Another visual distraction of mediaWiki. If you want to see the Table Of Contents, you can override it in your Preferences. We are also looking into finding a way to embed it in the info-boxes --Infobroker (talk) 07:38, 27 August 2014 (PDT)

Fenyx4 has also figured out how to get the Table of Contents embeded in the info-boxes. It looks much better there. It still defaults to NOT being shown. If you want it, your personal Preference tab should be clicked. --Infobroker (talk) 23:09, 30 November 2015 (PST)

(update) Well, establishing TOC settings are not as easy as it use to be. They have removed the options for showing/suppressing the TOC in the Preference Tab. You control overriding the site's default by establishing your own user cascading style sheet. Do the following.

  1. "Create a <skin>.css file. <skin> equals whatever skin type you are running. Site default is vector.
  2. In the <skin>.css file add the following: "''.toc, #toc { display: block; }''"
  3. Save the file. You may have to clear your browser cache to see your changes.

If you have further questions, do a Google search on "mediawiki TOC" and also check out the tutorials for CSS layouts.

--Infobroker (talk) 22:15, 1 December 2015 (PST)

Anonymous Edits[edit]

Fenyx4 finished the software upgrades. One plus to this action, anonymous edits are back. Different method for getting in. Deceptively simple safeguard, yet uniquely effective. We'll see how it goes. --Infobroker --Infobroker (talk) 23:09, 30 November 2015 (PST)