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Hey, thanks for coming over and helping, in any case! -- Mr. Flay 08:00, 18 August 2007 (MDT)

ok moved your message over to the {{Player}} talk page... also, you know about {{tl}} template, right?... says you from having to type all those wiki tags...
-- LyingBrian 17:56, 18 August 2007 (MDT)


ok, i'm trying to create a template for the vote counts we use on the Game pages... i was wondering if there's a ParserFunction to help w/ this... for example, let's say in the vote count you have 3 people that were voted, then the template would include a variable that equals 3, and the template would create 3 lines... maybe something like a table function?..


if you think there's something like that that would work, just point me in the right direction, and i'll try to figure it out on my own... thanks for all your help!
-- LyingBrian 17:24, 19 August 2007 (MDT)


voting is basically simple majority [<# of players>/2 +1 (rounded down)] (example: 7 players - 4 votes to lynch, 6 players - 4 votes to lynch, etc.)... as far as function of voting, you would have to understand how Mafia works... (suggested reading: Main Page#About Mafia, Lynch) hope that helps, lol...

concerning the template, the types of input i'm thinking about would be <# of votees>, then for each votee, you would have <# of votes>, <player name>, <voters>... i think that's about it, i'm just looking to simplify it into 1 template instead of having to create a line for each votee (example: Mini 280#Day 1)

i understand you're probably busy, and i don't expect a fast or easy answer, thanks
-- LyingBrian 18:08, 19 August 2007 (MDT)


can you do templates inside of templates?.. i think i know how i could get to work if you can...
-- LyingBrian 18:11, 19 August 2007 (MDT)


is there any way to set up the template so that you can use or NOT use the variables?.. Template talk:nchoice
-- LyingBrian 01:02, 20 August 2007 (MDT)

external editor

*copied from Mr. Flay's talk page

while i was working on the gamebox template, i ran into the 'Grey Screen of Death'... i know i can check the box in Preferences:Editing to "Use external editor by default" & "Use external diff by default"... i was just wondering if you knew of any good freeware or shareware (read i'm really cheap) programs that i could use... right now i'm starting to use Notepad, but i'd like to use a program that has a preview function in it until i can paste it into the wiki...-- LyingBrian 01:22, 21 August 2007 (MDT)


yes, i am aware i have 'my watchlist', but i like mine organized by subject, forum, etc., not whichever ones been updated most recently... if i'm looking for a page that hasn't been updated in awhile, it can be hard to find there... i'm using my sub-pages as sort of an internal 'bookmarks' list, but thanks for the tip nonetheless...-- LyingBrian 01:26, 21 August 2007 (MDT)

vote count template

see my thoughts on the table @ Talk:Game Template#Vote Counts... basically i'm looking for a template that automatically applies the same formatting whenever it sees a new line... i'm picturing the syntax to look something like the following:

|# a|Target a|Votees a
|# b|Target b|Votees b
|# c|Target c|Votees c

you could then create a new line for each new target... my thinking is this would simplify it a bit, so you could use the above "template" instead of the current template 3x...

{{votes|# a|Target a|Votees a}}
{{votes|# b|Target b|Votees b}}
{{votes|# c|Target c|Votees c}}

hopefully that clarifies what i'm looking for a bit... i don't think a template that counts the voter/votee pairs is what i'm looking for as that sounds like more typing (b/c you have to type the votees name each time), and i'm looking for less typing...-- LyingBrian 01:46, 21 August 2007 (MDT)

21:15, 21 August 2007 (MDT)
is it possible to use templates in tables to automatically fill in cells... for example using the {{nchoice}}template to fill in a table... if it's too much trouble i wouldn't worry about it until we decide if we want tables or not, but it was just an idea i had...
-- LyingBrian

forum/wiki login

Just as a head's up, jeep is planning on unifying the user database for the wiki with the much larger one from the forum in the near future, so if you find yourself unable to login anymore, you may wish to go there and duplicate your name, even if you aren't going to play any games. :) -- Mr. Flay 11:09, 21 August 2007 (MDT)


4 questions...

  1. &nbsp and &#124, what are these types of codes called? HTML?
  2. do you know off the top of your head where i can get a list of them?
  3. is there a similar code for the 'Return' key? basically i'm looking for something will do the same thing as <br/> w/o having to use <br/>...
  4. is there a tag that displays everything exactly like you type it including 'special characters' like &nbsp?..
    -- LyingBrian 21:26, 21 August 2007 (MDT)

tables & templates

17:45, 22 August 2007 (MDT)

the example you gave puts the results of the template in one cell... i was looking for something that puts the first variable of the template in the first cell, second variable in the second cell, etc... also, i was wondering what you knew/found out about my 1st question under vote count template with the same formatting to new lines, etc.
-- LyingBrian

18:05, 22 August 2007 (MDT)
don't worry about it, it's something that definitely is on the back burner... i was thinking we would only need it if we decided to go w/ tables, and already had a bunch of information on the game pages using the templates... right now we don't have that many games using the templates, so if we decide to go w/ tables, it will probably be easier to reinput the information into the tables, than for you to come up w/ some way to 'parse' the templates... right now i'm probably more interested in the template applying the same formatting to multiple lines...
-- LyingBrian


do you have IM?.. if so, with whom?.. i think we could collaborate better if we were IMing...
-- LyingBrian 17:01, 23 August 2007 (MDT)

ok, i have to go to work now, but i'll download it tomorrow...
-- LyingBrian 17:15, 23 August 2007 (MDT)

ok, saw you making updates on the wiki, and that reminded me to download Trillian... i'm briant4tunes on Yahoo! & AIM...
-- LyingBrian 00:26, 25 August 2007 (MDT)

Connect to and join #mafiawiki... i'll probably bring this chat room up each day whenever i wake up, so if we need to chat about something we can...
-- LyingBrian 13:38, 25 August 2007 (MDT)

yeah, i understand... i'm thinking of getting a second job myself just to make some extra money... maybe in a year or so, this wiki will be more collaborative, but right now it's just kinda stagnating... good luck w/ your new job, and i'll see around whenever...
-- LyingBrian 00:31, 28 August 2007 (MDT)