User talk:Indigo Blue

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Hi, a couple of pointers on wiki editing:

  • If you comment on a talk page remember to sign your comments with " ~~~~ ".
    • When replying to someone else, indent your reply [as much needed] to make it more clear with " : ".
  • The collapse template interferes with Ctrl+F. Avoid using it on dedicated pages. For example, collapse on nation page is fine, but on a dedicated page is not.
  • When doing a lot of small consecutive changes to a single page it is best to do them first on the user-page (or sandbox) and then deploy everything at once.
  • When editing a page a short description at the comment box before the save is usually enough. If a lot was changed or you're unsure of something leave a comment on the talk page.
  • When editing content it is best to use transclusion. This saves up work and time by confining the required future updates to be done at one place.
    • Be careful as a lot of the older pages use the old syntax of Template:Box wrapper which do not work with transclusion. Make sure to change the required section/page to use the alternative syntax instead.

And one last point: welcome to the wiki. ~ SolSys (talk) 10:36, 15 April 2016 (CEST)

Sure thing - i'll go back and address the collapse ones i'd changed.
As to the transclusion bit - i'm not sure how its done. I've seen it done with the form Great Britain decision but I've not been able to replicate it. Most of my programming for the wiki has been trial, error and copying trying to get the right view. ~ Indigo Blue (talk) 10:59, 15 April 2016 (CEST)
There can be 2 main reasons why it didn't work: either it used the old Box wrapper syntax or it lacked the section pointers.
  1. If you'll look at Spain you'll see "<section begin=SECTION_NAME />" and "<section end=SECTION_NAME />" attached to the transcluded area [BTW, the div-wrap text at the start is the box wrapper; use the alternative syntax instead].
  2. In the Castile page you'll transclude using the following command "{{#lst:Spain|SECTION_NAME}}". The 1st parameter is the page origin and the 2nd is the section name.
~ SolSys (talk) 11:48, 15 April 2016 (CEST)