Template talk:Mouse

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Template design

Just a note that I am absolutely NOT committed to the current color scheme and was simply going for something different than already exists in other infoboxes and other templates. If you change the colors, please avoid any shades of red and orange as it is preferred to save those for warning or other notice boxes. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 20:11, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Mouse Description

Thinking of moving the description off the template and back onto the main mouse page because: 1) Looks pretty cramped squeezing all that text into the small box, when 2) The rest of the page looks empty Comments? -- Grexx 16:07, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

  • I'm strongly against it. It was put there to parallel the other infobox templates (e.g. Weapon and Base). Instead of moving it out, why not consider trying to flesh out the mouse pages instead with actual information? They are bare, but that doesn't necessitate mucking up the template to make up for a lack of info. New sections such as "Hunting tips" and "Best place to find this mouse" would be great additions and wouldn't be change for the sake of change. IIRC, Peter888 has some templates for such pages that he's playing with in his sandbox. Might check with him to see what he's up to. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 16:13, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
    • Ah I didn't connect the standardization in the templates together. Ok then lets see what we can do to make the pages more lively then. -- Grexx 16:33, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

URL vs. ID

Instead of using the URI each time, why don't we just specify an ID parameter and have the URI link automatic? That would make it easier if MouseHunt suddenly changes how the Mouse Profile page works (instead of having to change every Mouse page.) --Navarr 00:07, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

  • In Addition to this, I've created a script that could very easily grab the Mouse images from my server in a standardized way using the id field if it is added; if this system wishes to be used. I try to maintain all high-res graphics of the mice on my site. --Navarr 00:25, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
    • Both look like solutions in need of a problem, IMHO. I'm not expecting any sudden changes from MH anytime soon. And along those lines, I think the chances of them changing the numeric ID to something else are the same as the chances of them making drastic changes that break all the image links. And perhaps most importantly, if anything DOES change in a uniform manner, I can have every mouse page updated in under a minute using the wiki editing software in my arsenal. Having said that, if you want to change it go ahead. As for the links to images on your server, it's nothing personal when I say I don't think that's a good idea. To be honest, the chances of YOU changing something are probably greater than HitGrab doing it. It's good to know the images are there, and you can even link them with the full URL, but doctoring the template such that it's dependent on a private individual's site is A Bad Idea™. Nothing wrong with using the full URL for both the info pages and the images, IMHO. They're already there -- it would be more work to change things than to leave it alone. If it breaks, then worry about. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 03:24, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
      • In addition, in the event that you don't have a particular mouse image on your server, that leaves no recourse within the template for adding an alternate link. Or in the event that something happens to you, to your server, etc. I just think that unless and until the devs decide to allow uploads to the wiki, the best idea is linking to well-established image hosting sites (e.g. Photobucket) as is currently the case. Again, it's nothing personal at all. Just speaking from hard personal experience. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 03:41, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
        • That makes perfect sense, I just find the different image sites and different qualities of high-res pictures (JPGs used to be linked, not sure anymore) to be.. hmm, not sure what the word is. Maybe I'm just a little OCD about URIs, lol. --Navarr 18:07, 29 December 2008 (UTC)