User talk:Madminecrafter12

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About editing templates[edit]

I've taken the liberty of creating a basic talk page for you so that we can dialog to answer your question on the Talk:Tutorials page. (Article talk pages should only be used to discuss the article itself.) Be sure to add this page to your watchlist by clicking on the star tab at the top of the page, so you'll get a notification whenever somebody updates it. User talk pages are the best place to have a dialog with another editor when the discussion wouldn't interest other editors. The convention is for the initiator to create a new topic on the other editor's talk page, and the entire dialog occurs there rather than splitting the messages between their two talk pages. I will have this page on my watchlist, so when you update it I'll be notified automatically and can reply here.

By the way, you got your signature set up correctly, but you're still signing with ~~~~ and then adding your username. You don't need to add that; it's part of the generated signature. Look back at the Talk:Tutorials page, at the end of your entry, and you'll see what I mean.

So here's the scoop: Like almost anything else on the wiki, you don't need special permissions to edit most templates. However, it's important to understand that because templates are invoked from many article pages, a mistake in a template can have a wide-ranging effect on the wiki, so it's wise to be extra cautious when editing them.

First, I suggest you be comfortable with the concept of wiki namespaces. Namespaces are a wiki mechanic, so the place to look for information about them is the MediaWiki help system. (MediaWiki is the software that runs wikis everywhere.) The help page for namespaces is here. After that, it would be good to look at the help page for templates too, but don't worry about understanding all of that one just now since you'll only be adding links to the Tutorials template, not changing how it works.

Once you have the background, you can go ahead and edit the Template:Tutorials page to add your links. You can just copy and paste an existing link before or after where you want it to appear, then change the page name. Important: There's a difference in how templates are presented when you're viewing and editing them. When you're viewing them (like you would an article), what you see should be documentation on how the template is used, but when you hit the Edit button you'll see the actual content of the template instead. The content is what gets included in the pages that call the template, using the {{Tutorials}} syntax, so that's all you're really interested in right now.

Don't worry too much about making a mistake in this template, because even if you really mess it up you'll only affect tutorials pages and you can quickly undo your changes. (I'm assuming you know how to use the History tab to do that.) But if you're uneasy about it, it's possible to test template changes in a sandbox under your user page, where nothing else will be affected. I wouldn't bother with that until you want to change the logic of a template, as opposed to merely the content it includes. (Most editors never get to the stage of changing template logic, in fact.)

If you have any questions, just ask here. Later, after we've concluded this dialog, you can ask me on my talk page instead. Good luck! – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 04:15, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice! I was able to add the new tutorial pages to the template with ease, and I can now keep the tutorial template up to date. (also, is my signature correct?)- Madminecrafter12 (talk) 14:46, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Glad I could help, and your signature is fine now. TTYL – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 02:23, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Deleting a talk post[edit]

TheRealBurningMoon, this is where we can talk about your problem about deleting a post on a talk page.--Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 16:50, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

As a reply to the comment on my profile page, you should be able to backspace the content even if you are a new user. What happens when you try to backspace the post? Also, is there a specific post you want to delete, cause if so, I could delete it myself.--Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 16:52, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Grid images[edit]

Please don't upload grid images as separat files. There is a module called InvSprite that is used for grid images. The individual files only work, because the old system is still in place, but it shouldn't be used anymore as the new module is by far easier to maintain. Also please upload potions without the enchantment glow. I have take care of this matter by now, but please remember this in the future. – Fuzs 17:28, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Fuzs, and thanks for letting me know. The reason for this was it seemed like all of these new features were being added as an inventory image, so I was just trying to help contribute to what the community was doing. However, I have looked all over the wiki but cannot find how to change the InvSprite image. That's good to know though - I'll stop uploading grid images.--Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 17:52, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Wanted pages[edit]

Hi! You seem to be the only one who's actively using the "wanted pages" section in the community portal lately. I just wanted to say, for any future requests, please check the German wiki first. All of your past requests were already completed there before you posted them, I just copied the images each time. But I don't think our readers should have to wait as long as for someone else to copy a file, you can easily do that by yourself and the missing images will be there instantly. – Fuzs 12:14, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Fuzs, wow, you're right! I never realized that the German wiki had so many more images. Thanks, that's great to know for the future.--Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 14:09, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, that's because I usually upload my work in my main wiki first. :D – Fuzs 14:14, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the help[edit]

I really appreciate your steer on page deletion, stub templates, etc. Super helpful of you. Spikezarkspike (talk) 19:48, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Glad I could help! If you need help with anything in the future, just let me know and I'll try to help in any way that I can. :) --Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 20:24, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
OK so taking you at your word... Mods. If I have a mod (a datapack actually) that relates to Desert Survival, can I post it on this forum somewhere (where?), and can I then link to it from the Desert Survival tutorial? Or is that not allowed? Thanks, Spikezarkspike (talk) 20:55, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
To be honest, I am not extremely familiar with this topic, but I can still help. I'm pretty sure each data pack available should not have its own page, because the many combinations available would just overload the wiki. However, I think it would be fine to mention about the data pack on the desert survival tutorial, as I've seen this on many other tutorials.--Orange Glazed Terracotta.png Madminecrafter12TC 21:02, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
OK thanks. So probably what I will do is put the datapack on github, and just link to it from a section at the end of the tutorial. And if there is a generic page for datapacks, I will also put the link there. Cheers! Spikezarkspike (talk) 21:17, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
I think what you did with the page in your last edit works fine. :) --Orange Glazed Terracotta.png Madminecrafter12TC 23:14, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Spikezarkspike (talk) 23:19, 5 March 2018 (UTC)