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Tabbers Template Replacement Project

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The purpose of this thread is to manage the creation of new templates that will be a replacement to the existing Tab2 template.

The list of pages currently using the Tab2 template can be found here. The only pages that should have the template replaced are actual articles and not sandboxes or blog posts.

The list of newly created templates can be found here. If you want to check if a character has already had a template created for them, you can check this list.

To create a new navigation template for the character, go to this URL:

https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Template:

Followed by the name of the character you are making the template for. For example:

https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Template:Monkey_D._Luffy

And then copy-paste the format for the template to that page.

The format of the new template will look like this:

{|class="about-article" style="{{#if: {{{minwidth|}}} | min-width: {{{minwidth}}}em; }}"
! Articles about<br>[[Template:Monkey D. Luffy]]
| [[Monkey D. Luffy (Pre-Timeskip)|Pre-Timeskip]] • [[Monkey D. Luffy (Post-Timeskip)|Post-Timeskip]]
|}{{-}}<noinclude>[[Category:Article List Templates]]</noinclude>

For the section on "Articles about", you will need to put the name of the template which will be the primary name of the character. In this case, for Template: Monkey D. Luffy, the name used is "Template:Monkey D. Luffy" as seen above.

After that, the next section is for the articles. The current display on the tabbers should be recreated here with a link to the page, and a name for the link. In the above example the link to "Monkey D. Luffy (Pre-TImeskip)" has a simple name of "Pre-Timeskip". The end result will be formatted like this: https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Template:Monkey_D._Luffy

When adding the template to the pages, replace the Tab2 template with the new template in this format at the top of the page:

{{Monkey D. Luffy}}

If any pages are locked and you cannot add the new template to them, post in this thread so that a member of staff can update the page.

For staff members creating these new templates, be sure to protect them so only registered users can edit them. For particularly important characters, such as Superman or Goku, locking the pages so only Admins can edit them may be necessary.

Assistance from both staff and experienced users will be necessary for this project as there are a large volume of pages to cover.
 
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Quick question.

Will there be any issues using parentheses or other special characters in the template name, and if so, are there any specific workarounds for them?
 

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Quick question.

Will there be any issues using parentheses or other special characters in the template name, and if so, are there any specific workarounds for them?
Some special characters might not be allowed but I can't think of any that will pose a problem at the moment. We'll have to deal with them as they come up but parentheses should be fine.
 

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Anyway, Godzilla is likely the biggest problem to create a template for, given that the current tabbers are not currently all listed in the pages for every incarnation of the character.

 

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@Antvasima; I may try to create a special template for Godzilla that can be divided up into sections since Godzilla has so many profiles.

I think we should concentrate on other profiles for now.
 

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Okay. I personally think that all of the Godzilla pages can probably be included in a single template, given that the links will not take a lot of space anymore, but alright then.
 

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Two questions:

I think that the yellow text looks rather out of place in the templates. Would it be possible to change it to white instead for all of them?

Also, should we add narrow blue borders between the page links instead of dots, to possibly make the templates look better? For example between "Comics" and "MCU" in the following page:

https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Ronan_the_Accuser_(Marvel_Cinematic_Universe)
 

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Yeah, the yellow text can be made white but it was originally there to highlight the name.

I'm not sure that blue borders can be added as easily as just using the dots. I can check though. The dots seem fine to me personally anyway.
 

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I can go through and make sure that all have been modified so that only users with an account can edit them, and also change some to only admins can access. Some characters I will be unsure about, but I assume that if that if one of their regular pages has been locked, that should always apply to the template as well?
 

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I can go through and make sure that all have been modified so that only users with an account can edit them, and also change some to only admins can access. Some characters I will be unsure about, but I assume that if that if one of their regular pages has been locked, that should always apply to the template as well?
I can make sure everything is set to Navbox also.
 

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I can go through and make sure that all have been modified so that only users with an account can edit them, and also change some to only admins can access. Some characters I will be unsure about, but I assume that if that if one of their regular pages has been locked, that should always apply to the template as well?
Thank you. That seems best, yes.
 

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Somebody else added it.

Anyway, speaking of the Kirby template, the "Articles about Kirby" text seems to link to the template itself, instead of the word "Kirby". Which version should we use as a praxis? Or is it better to remove the technically redundant links from the "Articles about..." texts in general?
 

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Somebody else added it.

Anyway, speaking of the Kirby template, the "Articles about Kirby" text seems to link to the template itself, instead of the word "Kirby". Which version should we use as a praxis? Or is it better to remove the technically redundant links from the "Articles about..." texts in general?
Originally I had the templates linking the main version of the character's article (or to disambiguation pages if applicable).

I think that somebody updated them so that they're now a shortcut to the Template page.

I don't mind either option since both have benefits, but whichever is most practical is what we should go with instead of no link.
 

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Okay. Well, linking to the templates is more convenient for future editing of them, rather than using an extra redundant link to a character page for each of them.
 

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So, I've gone through A-E and made sure that: The template type is a navbox, are at least protected so only autoconfirmed users can edit them, any templates have profiles that are admin locked are also admin locked.

Unfortunately there's no easy way to tell when a new template has been created, so I've created a list in a word doc and will have to check if there's been any new additions manually.
 

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Is anyone else willing to check over the tabbers as well? I can handle A-E, but I don't want to have to monitor everything from A-Z.
 

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I can give this some time, but I'd like someone to tell me which profiles I have to edit, I'm already busy with plenty of other things here on the wiki, between revisions, research and edits (like adding references to some of """my""" profiles).
 

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Okay. If you are already overworked, I suppose that there is no great hurry.
 

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We have already cleared almost 600 pages so far.

I estimate we have another 2400 to go.
 

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Yes. That is correct. See the link that I submitted above.
 
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done with updating yugioh profiles and i'm gonna check the other verses i care about
but there's still something
can someone change Ryou Bakura to Bakura Bakura ?
 

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Since you eventually decided to have the profile page remain named as it is, I will delete all of the derailing posts above.
 

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Also, big thanks to everybody who are helping out with this project, including the content moderators who have not commented here, but are helping out anyway.
 

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Now that it is the weekend at last, I'll be able to work on some of the remaining pages properly.
 

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Okay. That is good then.

Don't forget that we need to update the related instructions page afterwards.
 

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So just click this link, then click the create button at the top right and make a template for said character. Then add it to the said characters profile? Am I, understanding this correctly?
 

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No, I am afraid that is not the correct procedure, but Damage can explain it better.
 

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So just click this link, then click the create button at the top right and make a template for said character. Then add it to the said characters profile? Am I, understanding this correctly?
Once you've got that URL, add the name of the character after a colon.

For example:

:Monkey D. Luffy

Which will make the full URL to be:

https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Template:Monkey D. Luffy

Once you go that URL, you then click the "Create" button and add in the code for the template which you can make changes to in order to add the links.
 

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Once you've got that URL, add the name of the character after a colon.

For example:

:Monkey D. Luffy

Which will make the full URL to be:

https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Template:Monkey D. Luffy

Once you go that URL, you then click the "Create" button and add in the code for the template which you can make changes to in order to add the links.
Oh! My mistake, I understand how to do it now... and now I look like an idiot.
 

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Ok so I've done one for two characters who needed them. I don't know if I can help out a lot given my random work schedule and other stuff but if I see characters who need them, I'll make the template when I can.
 

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Gotta ask. A user came up to me with a more detailed format for a character with many multiple continuities. I tested it out and like what I'm seeing.

I'm wondering if its ok if it can stay.

Agreeing with this as I did ask if it would be a good idea earlier in this thread, and yes, I agree with Damage that it should be on the other side.
 

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I also think that the type labels should preferably be on the left.

Is somebody here able to readjust them, or do we need to ask Ursuul for help?
 
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I was the one to bring Elixer the idea actually. When I saw this issue I looked through the problem and believe I have Created a solution, for anyone that doesn’t know you can check the source code of a blog by putting ?action=raw after the URL
 

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I recommend that characters who have four or more tabbers be tackled first if you can; this will shrink the list considerably when the templates are applied and leave us with simpler templates to wrap this up with.
 

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The character pages at the top of the list seem to be the most popular/visited ones, and as such most likely to have several different versions as well, so focusing on them in order might work.
 

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I am constantly monitoring sections A-E making sure that templates are being applied correctly. Do I need to cover more sections?
 

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Is there some way to just see a list of all the created templates in the wiki, with the most recently created at the top? That would be much more practical for Krukov.

I will ask Ursuul about it.
 
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Okay. I was thinking of if there are some special commands that can be inserted into the recent changes page, so it it only displays templates, or somesuch.
 
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