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Be happy to help. I'm new to editing though, and my html is rusty. Jarogers2001 03:05, 1 January 2007 (PST)

My Trigonometry is non-existant at this point. I dont start college level trig until January 16th. Jarogers2001 21:31, 1 January 2007 (PST)

Charles mentioned a page structure with GFDL for wikipedia material? Is that for imported articles or all articles that site wikipedia in their content? Jarogers2001 19:45, 7 January 2007 (PST)

GFDL is the licence that Wikipedia uses, which is why I created the GFDL namespace after lunarpedia list voted in favor of it as one of three licences for Lunarpedia to use. GFDL is viral. Referencing it doesn't infect the source article, but using it for a base or including chunks beyond public-domainable quotations will turn non-GFDL content into GFDL content or cause a GFDL violation.
One ambiguity is if GFDL has the '150 contributor' problem where all 150 contributors to a given article must be credited if you're using it. My take on it is that it does (and I'm not the only one, although Wikimedia doesn't seem to be enforcing it that way and may occasionally be in violation of their own licence), thus the import tutorial (where theoretically at least all 150 contributors are listed in the article history and thus credited)... As a matter of fact, this IS one of the reasons I argued for public domain instead -- no copyright means no entanglements, although it seriously constrains our available selection of stock content to swipe and put into the main namespace. -- Strangelv 21:14, 7 January 2007 (PST)

would it be possible on the bottom of the elements template to put the above/below element symbols above and below the symbol for the current element? -- Jarogers2001 00:30, 21 January 2007 (PST)

Please feel free to make changes and especially additions you find appropriate. --Strangelv 00:33, 21 January 2007 (PST)

Periodic Table

I had the Lanth/Act conversation with my chemistry teacher. Since the lanthanide/actinide series fail to share the same properties of what the current arrangement would say their groups should be and no grouping convention has been agreed upon, we should probably leave them blank. The extended periodic table solves the grouping problem but is made up of mostly theoretical elements with only one element that is not on the standard table falling within the "island of stability". Best bet would be to plug a (none) possibly linked to IUPAC in that field. Jarogers2001 18:16, 26 January 2007 (PST)

If I leave some data fields blank, will it cause any conflict with the autostub program? Jarogers2001 05:15, 3 February 2007 (PST)
The only case where I've thought of a blank field as being a problem was the group column (where I improvised '19'), but in general, do what you need to with the dataset, make sure I correctly understand what the final result is, and I'll adapt the script accordingly. ...and feel free to leave unhandy information blank. -- Strangelv 09:28, 3 February 2007 (PST)
I've finished the spreadsheet. Will there be any information lost from the current articles when autostub populates the elements? If so, we need to move those articles so their information can be merged with the autostubs later. Jarogers2001 13:05, 6 February 2007 (PST)
We need to create a test. Your email to the list bounced because of the address you used to send it, but it also stripped out the attachments (attachments and html are automatically stripped out -- this sometimes results in emails showing up completely blank) Let me see if I can crank one out. Working on a new cleanup tag for Peter's article. -- Strangelv 13:10, 6 February 2007 (PST)
I shot one to dimensionality. did you get it?Jarogers2001 13:18, 6 February 2007 (PST)
I see the attachment. Standby. About to perform the test. -- Strangelv 13:28, 6 February 2007 (PST)
Not the expected result, but definitely not a destructive overwrite. -- Strangelv 13:33, 6 February 2007 (PST)
Forgot how to do the export. Jarogers2001 14:07, 6 February 2007 (PST) -- list the articles by name here, then save the XML file you get. Doublescheck its structure to see that it's a valid XML document and not hhmlish mangle. -- Strangelv 14:11, 6 February 2007 (PST)
...and don't forget to uncheck the 'current revision only' box! -- Strangelv 14:13, 6 February 2007 (PST)
Export completed. Jarogers2001 14:56, 6 February 2007 (PST)

Search Box

Doing tests. I'll check it this weekend. Jarogers2001 12:59, 1 February 2007 (PST)

Is there a way to put the search box above the maintenance section in the sidebar for ease of searching? Jarogers2001 13:24, 1 February 2007 (PST)
I don't know,unfortunately. This may require hacking monobook, which we need to do anyway. -- Strangelv 14:56, 1 February 2007 (PST)
You might ask the guys over at ReefPedia if they know.
Look again. The only stuff below their search box is the same stuff we have below on ours. We may be on our own for working out how to do that. Possibly stick the search box above the menubar altogether instead of trying to figure out how to insert it into it? -- Strangelv 09:16, 2 February 2007 (PST)
Hmmmm is it possible to edit the toolbox section and put the maintenance area in there? Putting it above the menu bar may very well be the best option. Jarogers2001 09:51, 2 February 2007 (PST)
I wonder if we can clone the menubar and have an upper and lower one. We need a place to discuss specifications for our modified monobook. -- Strangelv 10:35, 2 February 2007 (PST)
You know alot more about that than I do. My HTML is considered basic these days. Jarogers2001 10:49, 2 February 2007 (PST)
Mine is only slowly getting back into any semblance of speed. Until a year ago I was using classical markup exclusively -- no CSS at all. -- Strangelv 10:53, 2 February 2007 (PST)

I did all the changes in the test element template. If you would like me to go ahead and transfer them to the regular template, I can do so once I get home. -- Jarogers

Dunno if you noticed, but I did move the search box. It had to be moved in the /skins/Monobook.php or in our case /skins/Lunarpedia.php file. I'm not certain, but and/or perhaps might allow us more flexibility. But as you'll read further down the page, MSIE 5, 5.5 and 6 don't handle CSS very well. I'll try to experiment with them soon. -- Mdelaney 03:51, 10 April 2007 (UTC)


Found 2 errors. One here another here. My daughter has a derm appt at 2:30 and im trying to set up a second appt with the pediatrician. I may be in and out of lunarpedia. Might be easiest to use AIM Jarogers2001 09:01, 9 February 2007 (PST)

Unfortunately, is still down (it's what I use to connect to AIM). I didn't pull them from the database. Not knowing the reason you put them there I kept on using the code to calculate the linked elements on the fly. I may not be able to get any coding done today. Today is earmarked for activities that will likely leave me too drained to do anything else, although I might be able to do a little. Are there any other changes you want to see? Is everything ready for me to run it after I use your data columns (aside from the element infobox, which could be fixed later)? -- Strangelv 21:00, 9 February 2007 (PST) [thought I'd hit send about 9 or 10 hours ago... sorry.]
Everything is indeed ready to go. Jarogers2001 14:47, 11 February 2007 (PST)
Article content has been restored. Jarogers2001 14:01, 13 February 2007 (PST)

I forgot all about that one. Yes it is public domain. 11:31, 27 February 2007 (PST)

Stubs and whatnot

Do we have a tag template for something that is no longer a stub but is not yet a complete article, or could use expansion? Jarogers2001 05:20, 3 April 2007 (PDT)

We probably need an articles for expansion tag and category. -- Strangelv 06:25, 3 April 2007 (PDT) -- whose carpel tunnels still tingle and hurt from yesterday's stub sorting spree

names to try,,,, astrospace, cosmospace, futurespace, earthspace, outerspace Jarogers2001 06:28, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Dropdown Menus

I tried installing some CSS driven dropdown menus, they looked crappy, but I suppose we could have fixed that. But the main reason I removed them is that they only work properly with IE7, Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 and maybe Safari. They do not work properly with any version Opera that I tried, nor do they work properly with IE5, 5.5 or 6. So, handy as they would have been, I removed them. Reinstalling them would not be difficult. You can get an idea how they look at Extension:CSS Dropdowns
-- Mdelaney 03:33, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Help Breakdown

Quick Help

I think we should regard the ref tags help as quick help since anyone can use ref tags even when not logged in.

Not-So-Quick Help

This should be moved to a position below Specialized Help.

Specialized Help

The files in the specialized help section don't belong there, as most of their content is aimed at administrators.

Suitable candidates for Specialized Help would be "Using math functions" etc.

Beating your head off a wall Admin Help

That's the place for that nasty stuff with all the import help etc.

-- Mdelaney 16:16, 13 April 2007 (UTC)


James, I recommend we disable anonymous logins completely, can you do this? We are only getting spam now, and I cannot keep up with it. Charles F. Radley 13:21, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi James, I've returned to Marspedia after an extended absence (family, travel, sleeping...) to find you guys have had a bit of a battle on your hands with spambots - I will commence cleaning up the bits of damage I can find via the logs, but if you have anything specific you need me for, give me a shout. Headed back to the US this week, so I'll be more proactive trying to generate content and users all going well. All the best. Ioneill 01:21, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey James, thanks for the info on the botnet. I will do my best from this end to stem the flow of junk, but let me know if I can be of further assistance. Cheers :-) -- Ioneill 08:45, 12 October 2007 (UTC)