User talk:SignpostMarv Martin/Archive 1

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I dig your ideas about the wiimote!

This might help out a lot -- and it should work with more than just the wiimote!

GlovePIE Input Emulator The previous unsigned comment was made by Kamilion Schnook

Thanks :-) Another notable reference for the Wiimote itself is Wii Brew
SignpostMarv Martin 07:22, 9 January 2007 (PST)

Thanks!/re: redirects

Hi! First let me say "thanks!" for the great work you're doing so far. Re: redirects/deletion policy (on User Talk:Rob Linden), I'm going to have to give a short answer for now. Using redirects is the right way to "delete" an article. I don't have time to get into detailed answers on this right now, but check out the many debates that have happened on Wikipedia on this same subject. I think I can re-engage in this conversation in a couple of weeks if you need further clarification. Thanks, Rob Linden 10:56, 11 January 2007 (PST)

Thankie, and you're welcome ^_^
I look forward to discussing it with you :-)
SignpostMarv Martin 11:18, 11 January 2007 (PST)

New home page deployed

I've deployed your suggested homepage. I'm also going to leave the template blocks unprotected for now, and unprotect the home page..let's see how that works. Please watch these like a hawk, they're some of the biggest vandalism targets. Thanks -- Rob Linden 14:05, 11 January 2007 (PST)


I've created a template at template:simpleslurl. Wondering if we should use it for the basic slurl and move your complete slurl template to Template:fullslurl or something similar? I'm happy with leaving things how they are now as well. -- Baba Yamamoto 18:10, 12 January 2007 (PST)

I've almost finished fixing Template:SLurl so it'll be an all-purpose template with full support for the options.
SignpostMarv Martin 18:14, 12 January 2007 (PST)
Yeah i've seen it :) It's pretty nice. I was trying to avoid having to name variables with mine though. I think you could do it both ways, so that might be the better course. without named variables your template could handle {{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}} etc..
--Baba Yamamoto 18:17, 12 January 2007 (PST)
The problem with not using named variables is that you have to keep to a strict order for variable placement, which is why I made the template use named variables.
SignpostMarv Martin 18:20, 12 January 2007 (PST)
Could use both ;).. I leave it up to you. I'm happy with my simpleslurl for quick links.
--Baba Yamamoto 18:23, 12 January 2007 (PST)
I'm about to take a lazy option, hope you don't mind :-D
SignpostMarv Martin 18:36, 12 January 2007 (PST)

You're welcome

Glad to see someone noticed my small contribution. I did seem to make a mistake somewhere though, Linden QA employees is somehow filed under Q. I should have made it titled QA Lindens. MichaelFrancis Linden

I would suggest changing the sort order to [[Category:Linden QA Team|QA Team, Linden Lab]]
Also, consider using the new monolithic Linden Lab Employee template, llEmployee.
SignpostMarv Martin 11:35, 15 January 2007 (PST)

MichaelFrancis Linden


I'll stick it here rather than a talkpage on the subpage as the latter will probably move at some point! Basically, you're heading into a minefield (I know - I entered it myself some years ago for an another organisation!) and not only in placing the country of Ireland as part of the United Kingdom (a big kettle of fish if ever there was) but also with some of the others too. Languages may be commonly used in a country but at the same time be officially banned which can mean that stating they exist can cause problems. I'd also noticed that for the countries you'd used anglicised versions for all but Mexico, which seems unfair on the rest (though I accept that accents and diacritical marks might become an issue) but that most of the languages had been titled in that language even if the link had still been anglicised. In the interests of the global aspirations of LL/SL I'd suggest that a ful localisation is carried out on all the names (and some countries, eg Norway, have two "Nowegian" languages, so something else to be aware of.) --Alison Wheels 04:24, 17 January 2007 (PST)

  1. Don't worry about doing it on the sub-page, if it relates directly to the draft, please do it there :-)
  2. I only did the non-Anglicised version for Mexico because I happened to be looking at the wiki page for Mexico at the time. The idea would be to have the native, non-romanized spelling wherever possible.
    • Redirect pages will be setup from the Anglicised spellings to the native spellings for ease of use
  3. full localisation is the idea, yes :-)
SignpostMarv Martin 06:23, 17 January 2007 (PST)
P.S. It's not spelled with a z because as far as I am aware, it's only spelt with a z in en-US, and I'm en-GB.

LL:Second Life Terms of Service

Hi...I didn't realize you were going to post LL:Second Life Terms of Service on the wiki. Having two copies of our legal agreements posted on * websites creates a huge problem for us. If we forget to update the wiki version, someone could claim that they thought these were the official terms. I can ask our legal department, but I'm 99.99% certain he's going to ask me to delete it. Sorry for not paying closer attention to what you were planning. -- Rob Linden 22:44, 17 January 2007 (PST)

Ah, no prob- didn't think of that :-D
Same goes for the Community Standards right ?
Sorry for running with it without checking in first- there is the distinct advantage of being able to track changes in the TOS with the wiki though.
SignpostMarv Martin 06:20, 18 January 2007 (PST)
No worries. I understand the desire to track diffs. I don't want to bother Ginsu with it right now, because he's swamped, but after we find an hire a new general counsel, we can revisit. -- Rob Linden 13:55, 18 January 2007 (PST)
I've added a notice to the top of the LL:Second Life Community Standards article, could you sysop that and add the following to the TOS? :
:''<span style="color:red">This is a duplicate of the Terms of Service held on the main website and as such, it might not hold the same information as the original. Please refer to if you need to refer to the Terms of Service document for anything important.''
<hr style="background:transparent;border-bottom:1px dashed red;height:1px" />
I would imagine the shiny red letters at the top of the page would be a suitable method for keeping the document on the wiki right ?
SignpostMarv Martin 14:39, 18 January 2007 (PST)
P.S.: using the wikified version of the TOS, external sites can link directly to a specific section so peeps don't have to go search through small print.
I'm interested in understanding how to sync and/or link this better too — I ran into a similar problem when including some policy documents in the Knowledge Base, because linking to them doesn't provide all the keywords in the body text which people end up searching for. And yet, the website-wide search is inadequate for such purposes.
--Torley Linden 14:30, 30 January 2007 (PST)