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SirHandelFalcon

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  • Hiya! I'm having a blast working here, clocking up work like nothing! You're the creator and head chef I suppose. Just wanted to introduce myself. I thought it'll be inportant. Thanks and bye bye!

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  • Hello! Can  be an admin? I am an admin at the Apple Wiki, have more than 500 edits on the Hot Wheels Wiki and am ranked #6 on the Google Wiki. Please? ℸℎℯℎℴℸωℎℯℯℓşℊμϒ99 (ℸαℓķ!) 13:01, September 10, 2015 (UTC)

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  • Can I be an admin on this wiki? Also, I would like to invite you to the Hornby Thomas wiki. Would you like to be an admin there? The wiki was created by Trustthomas5. I'm already an admin on The Hornby Thomas wiki. I too as well as Hornby, have knowledge on the ERTL models.

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  • Can I be an administrator? I know lots about the TTTE ertl range. I can keep false info out and and photos to the pages (do you mind photos of used items? Also, how do you make a new category? I'm interested in making one for the metal\painted face items.

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    • Hello! Sorry for the late response, you seem to contribute well to the Wiki. Just try to edit a bit more, and I will give you a Rollback status (basically a step down from admin). I would prefer that images of used items are not uploaded, unless there aren't any other images of the item (like a special edition model). To create a new category, simply go down to the categories, and add one! ;) Hope all goes well~

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  • May I be an Admin? I'm fairly active, And Can clean Up spam and such.

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    • Hello! Sorry for the late response.. For adminship, you need to be more active and have a few more edits. Other than that, if you can contribute to the Wiki consistantly, then I'd love to have some help! ;)

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  • Hey man, sorry for not being on here but i have been busy as all gets out.

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  • Don't know if you are online anymore, but I would like to help fix this wikia. :) 

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  • Hello, i'm back. Sorry i have not been on here for a while, i have been at work for most of my days now.

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  • Drawing this out, since it's a slightly separate issue to the hSL itself...

    There are, it turns out, two ways of using templates on Wikia. One is the one we all know: a bit of code that hangs around on the page, with a list of variables. That's perfect for infoboxes, which I know you're working on.

    The other is to use 'subst:ThatTemplate'. Rather than leaving it as code, it takes the entire content of the template and pastes it into the article as soon as you hit save. Another Wiki I know uses this technique to insert a standard layout for a new page... which sounds like exactly what we need.

    So: I suggest that the headers and table layout - along with a placeholder bullet point where needed - of the hSL be created as a template with the intent of using it as a subst. This would involve pulling up the page, placing the subst:template between the infobox and the galleries, and saving, to produce a blank main section all ready to be filled. One could then edit it as normal.

    I'm perfectly willing to put it together and test it, but only if the 'double saving' thing doesn't bother you too much. I've known a few people it would...

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    • Sorry I haven't responded in a while, the holidays & school is decreasing my computer time, and about the double save thing, do you mean a user would have to save his/her edit 2 times in order for it to show up? :?

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    • No problem! I know all about lack of computer time...

      The way it works is that you enter a very short template, such as:

      {{subst:Engine}}

      And hit save (or publish, or whatever it is). This would fill the page out with a bunch of blank headers, and you would then hit Edit a second time, in order to fill in the blanks.

      It's a very neat way to get a standard format without having an unwieldy template of doom, but the downside is that extra save and edit in the middle. It can be quite annoying, both to do, and on active wikis, to see on the edit history.

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    • I like that idea! :) Even if it takes 3 edits, it'll be worth it! And thanks again for helping the somewhat used to be dead Wiki! :) I really appreciate the effort you putting into the template! :)

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  • Hi! I only recently found this wiki, and you seem to be in charge, so I figure you're the one to go to.

    I've conjured up what I'm calling 'the Huinesoron Layout' (or hSL for short) as a new standard for pages on this wiki; it's an attempt to define what information we want to display about the Ertl models in the form of a pseudo-template. I have the full layout listed on my user page, and have just spent quite a while updating Rheneas to this new layout.

    I'd be really grateful if you could come over and offer any advice, criticism, or even outright refusal to accept the suggestion; I'd love to improve the hSL and make a difference (at least until I run out of models I actually own!). While that's going on, I'm going to try and work through the Skarloey Railway engines, because they - and even more so their cousins on the Talyllyn - are pretty much my favourite engines ever.

    Oh, did I say 'they' - I mean of course you, Sir Handel. Didn't I meet you this summer while you were helping out at the Talyllyn...? ;)

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    • Okay. Table added (not yet a template; not sure if it needs to be). Colour is integrated into other 'Differences' sections. 'Differences between versions' is a bit pointless for Rheneas, but for others (eg Thomas) it can be very useful. I don't know if faces are actually reused; I sort of assume they are.

      And, I have a query: is the 'Historical Note' on Rheneas' page (under Owen Bell Artwork Card) taken from the card, or is it an addition by you? I don't have any examples of the packaging to check... if it's the latter, I'd like to move it so's it doesn't look like it's from the packaging.

      And thank you for letting me help out!

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    • Exactly! :) The table looks great, template-wise it will be hard, but I think it's possible! ;) Differences between versions (at least I think) should be a standard for each page. Some of the faces are reused, yes (or at least I think). The Historical Note is from the Owen Bell artwork box, yes. ;)

      No problem, I should also thank you for helping out the Wikia that has been dead for a while! :D

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