User talk:Xoid/arc/2007/January

Xoid-ified templates[edit]

Hey, if I try and create a Xoid-ified template based on the documentation you provided, do I need to go back and do anything to the articles created with the previous version of the template? I'm thinking of building some book article stubs, but want to be sure to treat the previous articles kindly. Thanks. --Revanche (admin) 10:36, 14 January 2007 (CST)

They should be fine. --Xoid 00:58, 24 January 2007 (CST)
I've been making my bones on Wikipedia a lot recently (joined the CVU) and am getting much more comfortable with transclusion. I may be coming back here in force soon, with this confidence. — The preceding unsigned comment was provided by Revanche (talkcontribs) .
Still need to work on signing properly 'eh? :P (Consequently, I have no idea what the CVU is.) --Xoid 14:15, 27 January 2007 (CST)
Somewhat. Overzealous in my attempts to get things 'done' before heading off to bed. CVU: Counter-Vandalism Unit. I figured work there would show me all the creative ways things have to be repaired.--Revanche (admin) 09:12, 28 January 2007 (CST)

Template:Cite[edit]

Xoid, ma-man: can you help me understand why this isn't working? Is it that ref code you've asked Nic for? --Revanche (admin) 00:25, 28 January 2007 (CST)

What seems to be the problem? It looks okay, but without seeing where it's not working… --Xoid 01:49, 28 January 2007 (CST)
Federated Suns. Page-find 'Amanda.' Background is I had her name confirmed by Roosterboy (at CBT) and wanted to cite the reference. I brought this template over from wikipedia & modified it for 'our' books. But its either not working because of my mod or because it doesn't have the support loaded here. I didn't make the change last night because it didn't work, but I am adding it in now for your review. --Revanche (admin) 09:04, 28 January 2007 (CST)
Second review makes me think I'm just not sure how to properly employ it. It 'fails' the same where here as at Wikipedia. Any guidance would be appreciated. --Revanche (admin) 09:11, 28 January 2007 (CST)
Ah. The problem is that you don't have all the variables filled. Empty parameters show up as {{{par name}}}. If you want to fix that, ensure that parameters are in the form of {{{var name|default}}}; where default is what will show up if you don't assign anything to it.
Please note that without the actual cite extension, that the text will show up wherever you call the template, and that the tags <ref>, </ref> and </references> are useless until then. --Xoid 00:24, 29 January 2007 (CST)
Okay, I'm unclear as to how I missed this entry when I reviewed Recent Changes, but I see it now. It definitely would have been helpful in my attempts to use Template:Cite. One good thing, though, in my trials with Cite is that it has proven to be more work than it needs to be. As you'll see on my talk page, I suggest using the ref codes. I assume your comments about it (ref code) being useless above is 'old news.' --Revanche (admin) 00:51, 30 January 2007 (CST)
Yup. Definitely old news. Nic works fast. :-) --Xoid 18:10, 3 February 2007 (CST)