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(Hi Zai. Can you help me out?)
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I seem to have got it right this time. Can you fix it if I did it wrong? (I know you or Strife prolly would anyway but it's polite to ask) Thanx Zai -- '''[[User:EddyFragment Robonaught|Eddy]]'''  <sup><small>([[User talk:EddyFragment_Robonaught|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/EddyFragment_Robonaught|contribs]])</small></sup> 07:40, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
I seem to have got it right this time. Can you fix it if I did it wrong? (I know you or Strife prolly would anyway but it's polite to ask) Thanx Zai -- '''[[User:EddyFragment Robonaught|Eddy]]'''  <sup><small>([[User talk:EddyFragment_Robonaught|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/EddyFragment_Robonaught|contribs]])</small></sup> 07:40, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
:Ah yes, you fixed it :-) While this one is ok too, <nowiki>{{visl|LSL=*}}</nowiki> would have been enough code to add you. I'm just realizing that the LSL parameter isn't noted in the [[Template:Visl|documentation]], so I'm going to add it.
:--[[File:Zai_signature.png|45px|link=User:Zai Lynch]] <sup><small>([[User talk:Zai Lynch|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/Zai Lynch|contribs]])</small></sup> 10:33, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

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Do you still want Wiki Scribe added to bots usergroup?

I noticed you used Wiki Scribe to make some automated changes — how would adding Wiki Scribe to the bots usergroup additionally benefit what you want to do? - Torley-favicon.png Torley on 2009-07-15 @ 9:37 AM PST

Yes, I'd like to =). Having her added to the group would
  1. not throw the annoying warning message in my terminal all the time.
    ("WARNING: Your account on slwiki:en does not have a bot flag. Its edits will be visible in the recent changes and it may get blocked.")
  2. provide a higher API limit (it can do more checks and commits within a given timeframe, so I don't have to let it wait ~30 seconds between edits and checks for each page).
  3. hide edits in the Special:RecentChanges by default.
I can ignore 1, but specificly 2 and 3 are interesting for me. At the top of the recent changes page is this bar with
"Hide minor edits | Show bots | Hide anonymous users | Hide logged-in users | Hide patrolled edits | Hide my edits"
Using the bot will spam the recent changes, since I'll try to let it run with only one task at a time instead of multiple ones. That will lead to more edits on the downside but it will be easier for me to check that it's only doing what it's supposed to do (easier to filter false positives of the regular expressions). Users can then decide if they'd like to see the recent changes with or without my spam. Distinguish human edits from automatted edits.
--Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 17:56, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
It's done. - Torley-favicon.png Torley on 2009-07-16 @ 8:48 AM PST
I have to admit, I don't know much about wikibots. Can we also use this bot to perform certain repetitive tasks? Or perhaps get a copy of it? I'm thinking of things like multi-article search & replace, consolidating categories, and the like. Would it make sense for Zai to brief us on what Wiki Scribe can do and how we might be able to use it as well? --Rand Linden 17:07, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
There is a wiki for bots: Botwiki. I guess it allows you to have a glimpse of bot capabilities :) --Torben Trautman 18:49, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
Unfortunately we don´t have a barnstars template but if we did, I would award you with The da Vinci barnstar for enhancing the wiki through your technical work and impressing some Lindens :) --Torben Trautman 18:49, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Yay, thankies!!! :-) For bot account and barnstar and all =)
I got a nice task in mind for link fixes within the CT Projects, which I'll try to implement next week.
@Documentation: I already tried to provide one at User:Zai Lynch/Bot setup. There are lots of other bots available as well, though for now, I'll stick with the Python Wikipedia Bot. Configuration files are documented at my linked page and will expand when I got more custom fixes. And yes, this bot seems to be specifically useful for repetetive tasks as you mention them (search and replace with regular expressions). I'm really excited :-)
Greetz, Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 22:47, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Vimeo widget problems

Zai, Thanks for fixing the videos in the KB articles.

I just put a little navigation template in some of the articles, but it seems to break the vimeo widget and I can't imagine why. See Why do textures sometimes look messed up? - Video Tutorial for an example.

I'd like to create some more navigation boxes to group related articles and make navigation easier. But this is a real problem.

Any ideas?

--Rand Linden 19:28, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

It's not your template interferring but appearently a problem with the widgets extension. I faced the same problem with the Blip.tv one. Every time I make an edit to such a page, I need to perform a null edit after saving, in order to clear the cache. Otherwise, the widget isn't kicking in correctly...
You can make null edits by editing and saving without making a change, or adding ?action=purge at the end of the link.
It's a little annoying... So when you know the work around, it's not hurting to much.
Greetz :-)
--Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 19:32, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Great, thanks for the tip. Very strange, and a bit annoying, but at least there's a workaround. Thanks again!
--Rand Linden 22:37, 26 June 2009 (UTC)


Hi Zai, I have a question or two about "das Polygonnetz des Avatars".

  • I have no idea how but do you think it´s possible to simplify this even more? Even with it being inaccurate, maybe we could call it something like "Oberfläche" and if needed add "(ein Polygonnetz)" with the link to wikipedia?
  • Just for my understanding: Is it all baked into one texture (like skin and clothes)?

--Torben Trautman 21:18, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Hey Torben! :-)
@1: Yeah, "Polygonnetz" sounds a lil bumpy and maybe even frightening for non-techie's... I think we can go with the suggested "Oberfläche" in case we provide the right technical term together with the link.
@2: Yes, skin and all layers of clothing are baked into the same texture so that every avatar just got 3 of them (face, upper and lower body). (Well and the standart hair...) That is the reason why you're becoming all blurry although you just change one single piece of clothing. Cause it's a whole new texture. It's then distributed to other clients which is also the reason for some strange phenomena that occurs when a graphics card driver bitches and messes up the texture during the baking process. People often say "it can't be my driver, since my friend is seeing me too this way!". Though they got to, since they're receiving the distorted texture from them...
Greetz, Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 22:44, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Oh btw: Did you save the chatlog from Simone's OH? Could you publish it? I had a con lost, restarted and thought: d'oh!
Didn't have logging of open chat enabled either... --Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 22:53, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

I believe it doesn´t look too bad with "Oberfläche" :) I added the transcript, for some obscure reason I had it saved hehe

Great, thx!! :-) --Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 11:51, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Double checking on WEB-1194

Hi Zai - just wanted to check in with you on WEB-1194, as well as just want to use this as an excuse to edit a heavily edited page as a test of my own. -- Rob Linden 23:50, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Seems to be fixed, thx! :-) --Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 23:56, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh hi there

Zai officially rocks the wiki. That is all. --Soft Linden 00:25, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Awww, thankies! (^_^); --Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 00:28, 11 July 2009 (UTC)


Who do I have to talk to get the Release Notes unlocked? Sure it seems like a good idea "Lets lock the release notes so nobody can defile them" but it also means I can't turn bits of the text into links; making them actually useful instead of dead end dendrites yearning for axons. You're running a marathon, editing pages left and right and all of a sudden you trip over someones good intentions and you have to find some other page to edit. I wouldn't even mind if they were reviewable instead of locked. Sorry for venting on you. -- Strife (talk|contribs) 04:37, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Heyas Strife! :-)
Hm... I'm not sure if I understand. You poked Dante on it for Server 1.27 and he replied and unprotected the page some time ago. I had a look at Special:ProtectedPages and the only protected release notes I could find were Viewer (a test page) and RC 1.21. Is that the one you're concerned about? Then Ramzi might be the one to ask.
I'm not the one you need to convince about protection status, since I'm all on your side for that. I personally think that protection of pages is in very most cases causing more harm than good. I also might add that I'm quite unhappy with the lockdown of the adult content article. The reason why I didn't bitch about that yet is, that I'm not sure if I can find the right words to make it better instead of worse.
--Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 10:37, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah it was the RC page that I tripped over. I wonder what the change was I wanted to make to 1.27... I'll give Ramzi a poke.
I can't help you with better words, wish I could. There are a bunch of other articles that shouldn't have been locked imo but I've never commented. Reminds me of my comment on Talk:Open_Grid_Public_Beta/Open_Grid_Beta_Viewers.
-- Strife (talk|contribs) 01:09, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
I gave it a try, let's see what it brings.
Hehe, yeah I found that remark on the Gridnauts hilarious ^_^. I can remember that I considered to just add a "lol" when I read it, though I was afraid that people would think of me as an even bigger spammer than I already am ^_^
--Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 01:46, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi Zai. Can you help me out?

I tried to add myself to the lsl mentor list but I think I must have got it wrong. If it wasn't such a sensitive area to edit (being a template and having implications by result that could mean I end up calling myself a Linden by accident) I would give it another go, but I don't want to make a mess. Can you explain where I went wrong please? p.s. Hope your feeling better. -- Eddy (talk|contribs) 07:11, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

I seem to have got it right this time. Can you fix it if I did it wrong? (I know you or Strife prolly would anyway but it's polite to ask) Thanx Zai -- Eddy (talk|contribs) 07:40, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Ah yes, you fixed it :-) While this one is ok too, {{visl|LSL=*}} would have been enough code to add you. I'm just realizing that the LSL parameter isn't noted in the documentation, so I'm going to add it.
--Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 10:33, 10 August 2009 (UTC)