User talk:Jedaz

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  1. Archive 1 - 03:44, 9 June 2006 (BST)
  2. Archive 2 - 13:36, 25 August 2006 (BST)
  3. Archive 3 - 03:03, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
  4. Archive 4 - 10:43, 10 July 2007 (BST)

The Arbitration

It's not that he wants the user to stop, he wants the user banned. For him it's more important that Sgt.Raiden be suffer his vengeful and righteous wrath. Resolving it was never what he wanted. --Karekmaps?! 01:11, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

I realize that. This edit made it all too clear. - Jedaz - 01:17/20/01/2009

Welcome back

Always nice to have a voice of reason back on the wiki. =p -- Cheese 01:13, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I think you're cool too! --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 01:14, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Heh, thanks. I see a few things have changed since last time, and quite a few things haven't (same ol drama =P). - Jedaz - 01:16/16/01/2009


Is this yours? If so, it has stopped working and I need to block things... again. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 02:39, 9 June 2008 (BST)

Yes, it is mine, but it used Maxes map database as a backend. Since the database is down the tool isn't working, and there isn't any easy way to get the information needed to get it running again. - Jedaz - 00:13/12/06/2008

Plotting Tool

I was wondering if you could make a tool like the one from before, the Locations Blocker thing, that output wiki code based on a map point. One that could work with this type code, all it needs to output is variables, 1 for building name, 1 for building type for each building over a predesignated area(like the Max Map used to do). The rest can be done with a generic template and any future map template(that means all the building type needs to be is 1 word for each building type like cemetery or factory, not actual code).--Karekmaps?! 03:17, 6 April 2008 (BST)

Hmm... I could if I had the information to work with. Max's map is down due to DB issues, unfortunatly that means that I don't have access the information to make the tool. So I need to get the information somehow. However what you are describing is fesable. I might get organised later and generate some regular expressions to extract the information needed from the pages on the wiki. I'll keep you posted. - Jedaz - 05:57/8/04/2008
Would this help? It seems to function much like Max's map did.--Karekmaps?! 10:21, 8 April 2008 (BST)
Hmm... probably not, not unless the owner is willing to export a copy of the database for us. Sorry I'm taking so long to respond, as you can probably tell I'm not too active these days =P - Jedaz - 01:22/16/04/2008
Tis ok, I wasn't actually expecting you to respond at all for said reason.--Karekmaps?! 13:20, 16 April 2008 (BST)
Hmm... I think I've made some headway with this project. I've been able to convert the templates into a useable format. I'll just have to transfer this information into a database and then we'll see what we can do about getting what you want (maybe I can get Max maps working again while I'm at it, lol). - Jedaz - 14:32/16/04/2008
Looks like it probably won't happen. The database access restrictions on won't allow me to create a table to put the map information into it. I don't have anywhere else that I can put it either. Sorry I couldn't be any more help. - Jedaz - 10:31/1/05/2008

Why Drop

The awesome sig you had? Wanna go streamlined, do you? --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 07:33, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

I was over it. I no longer found it interesting, so I let it go. The one I've got at the moment will probably change as soon as I think of a new one, but for now it'll do. - Jedaz [07:56, 13 January 2008 (BST)]

A fresh Zomburger for you!

Jedaz, I see you have arbitrated on the McZeds deal. I am currently respecting Amazing's deal with Zod for ownership but I am interested in there being only one McZeds. None of this player-confusing "New" mess. It only dilutes the humor of the whole concept. I have contacted New McZeds in the hope of reaching an agreement. If not, would I have a strong case against them using my images and menu and such? This is assuming Zod transfers ownership back to me, of course. Thanks for the ear! VIVA LOS ZOMBURGERS! --Atari Techno 01:25, 18 September 2007 (BST)

If you can make an agreement then thats fine. As long as you both reach an agreement about it then the arbitration ruling can be ignored. I only did it in the intrests of preserving the page in it's original format. As for the case, well I doubt you have a leg to stand on as anyone can use the images and content on this wiki. You could however bring it to arbitration and argue that Stuartbman is trying to dilute your group or something. Anyway it would be very difficult to argue and would cause alot of drama. Just make sure you contact him first though (to show that you at least tried sorting this out), some arbitrators wouldn't look too kindly on not doing that. Worst comes to worst you could always remove the link to "new McZeds" from the McZeds page (which would probably lead to an edit war). At the very least that would keep everyone focused on the old McZeds. But as I said, talk to him first and try sorting it out before doing anything else. - If Jedaz = 01:53, 18 September 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1


Couldn't have timed that vote better if I tried! >:( The preceding signed comment was added by boxy (talkcontribs) at 11:55 2 September 2007 (BST)

Heh, better luck next time. Congragulations on winning though. - If Jedaz = 11:58, 2 September 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1

Every visit a pleasure!

Spoony! Once again your wit inspires me to better things. Cripes! Yikes! Yippee! - MiniGemmel

Thanks for dropping by!

Was lovely to meet young Spoonerism in Malton the other day, and my the gentleman (right honorable) was chatty! Simply can't wait to meet again =) - MiniGemmel

Thanks Mate!

Thanks for sticking up for me with the latest humorous suggestion drama. I don't like being called a bigot much. Mind you, Naikill is entitled to his point of veiw I guess. Nice if he let everone else have that right, huh?--Seventythree 18:32, 28 August 2007 (BST)

Thats alright. I know how it feels myself to be a target of drama, so it's the least I could do. - If Jedaz = 01:38, 29 August 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1

Location Block Tool

Teh Tool

Is there any way to get it to recognise necrotech buildings, Jedaz? -- boxy T Nuts block it! DA 11:16, 19 July 2007 (BST)
Should be, I'll just see if Max has included it onto his maps database, otherwise I'll have to grab the data from elsewhere. I'll let you know. - If Jedaz = 11:21, 19 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Alright, it's good now. - If Jedaz = 11:30, 19 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Excellent. The category for them is Necrotech Buildings though :) -- boxy T Nuts block it! DA 11:39, 19 July 2007 (BST)
Heh, whoops, I must have missed that. It's fixed now. - If Jedaz = 11:54, 19 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Couple more little things. Category:Churchs => Category:Churches, and could you take out the square brackets around the actual location itself in the locationblock (it's just that it makes a link to the disambig page when the pagename isn't the same as the location name) -- boxy T Nuts block it! DA 07:53, 20 July 2007 (BST)
Oh, yeah I'll get onto that. By the way you may want to find out why Factory 66,58 was blanked, I saw it just recently in the recent changes. - If Jedaz = 07:57, 20 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Someone thinking that location pages are their own personal space again I expect. Thanks -- boxy T Nuts block it! DA 08:03, 20 July 2007 (BST)
Yeah, I thought so. Anyway the tool is updated. - If Jedaz = 08:32, 20 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Another one for ya, Category:Auto Repairs => Category:Auto Repair Shops. Just did pretty much all of Tapton in 40 minutes... it would have taken me that long to do the buildings the old way :) -- boxy T Nuts block it! DA 09:40, 20 July 2007 (BST)
Alrighty, fixed. Thats good to hear that they can be done with so much more ease now =) - If Jedaz = 13:14, 20 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Hey Jedaz, how much trouble would it be to get it to detect the edges of suburbs, and put in a <br /><small>([[Mudkipsville]])</small> for blocks that are over the border in a different suburb to the actual page location? (Example) -- boxy T Nuts block it! DA 03:39, 23 July 2007 (BST)
It's fairly easy, I just fixed it up. So it should work like that now. - If Jedaz = 07:27, 23 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
I love this tool... =) brilliant idea. with a petit mistake =P. try 89,52. funny. -- goebi oo ooooooo 17:52, 24 July 2007 (BST)
love the tool too, but found a minor bug. Tool thought that Mallack Museum is a Mall =)
Also, could you make so that categories for buildings with "The", for example "The Champneys Building" would appear not like [[Category:Buildings]], but [[Category:Buildings|Champneys Building, the]] ?
and another things that need to be fixed manually is when location wiki links are actually leading to disamb' pages - they need to be replaced with de-disamb'ed links. But i guess this is quite hard to implement --Duke GarlandTLCD SSZ 11:40, 28 July 2007 (BST)
I've fixed those two bugs (sorry for taking so long) and added the category thing. As for the disambig links, I'll see what I can do. It should be a fairly simple sql query to find out if there are duplicates, and then link to the right page if there are. - If Jedaz = 08:53, 29 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
I had a look at checking for duplicate names, but it looks like it would take a long time doing that. Just checking out Max's map (which use the same database) it looks like it takes just under 16 seconds to get the entire map. So since the 9 locations would have to be checked against the 10,000 locations, it would take at least 9 times longer then it took the map to load them up. So it isn't fesable to have that function unfortunately. Once every location is blocked we'll check out the disambig pages and adjust the links to them accordingly. - If Jedaz = 11:09, 29 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3

I updated with a link to this useful tool. All your location are block to us! . . . swiers BigEYEwitnessLOGO.png 16:43, 28 July 2007 (BST)

Nice. - If Jedaz = 08:53, 29 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
All your location are block to us! :) The Location Nuts may have a new motto! The preceding signed comment was added by boxy (talkcontribs) at 11:26 Sunday July 2007 (BST)

Another little bug. The Zoo Buildings (aquarium, elephant house, etc) color should be "Zoo", and the empty zoo blocks "Zoo Empty" The preceding signed comment was added by boxy (talkcontribs) at 12:47 Monday July 2007 (BST)

Alright, it should work now. I'll probably need to make a fix for the forts now that I think about it. I'll get around to that when time comes. - If Jedaz = 13:06, 30 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Cheers. I think I went around one of the forts a while ago... so you may want to check them (it might be too late to worry) The preceding signed comment was added by boxy (talkcontribs) at 13:19 Monday July 2007 (BST)
I think I may leave the forts to be done by hand, they seem to have a special format which I don't want to think about coding at the moment. Anyway the forts seem fine by the looks of things. BTW, nice sig =P - If Jedaz = 13:25, 30 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Probably shoulda done the zoo by hand too... you've made me too lazy, Jedaz ;) The preceding signed comment was added by boxy (talkcontribs) at 13:36 Monday July 2007 (BST)
Sloth! Sloth i say!!! p.s. i already did "south" surroundings of Creedy by hands. --Duke GarlandTLCD SSZ 13:44, 30 July 2007 (BST)

Hey Jed, would you mind updating your location maker so that it's category tags for pages starting with "the" is [[Category:Buildings|Passive Building, the]] The preceding signed comment was added by boxy (talkcontribs) at 12:04 27 August 2007 (BST)

It would be needed for buildings, necrotechs, museums and hotel/motels (I think that's the lot) The preceding signed comment was added by boxy (talkcontribs) at 12:06 27 August 2007 (BST)
Alright, updated. I think I got that right, let me know if anything shows up funny. - If Jedaz = 12:33, 27 August 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1
Thanks, looks to work fine :) The preceding signed comment was added by boxy (talkcontribs) at 13:05 27 August 2007 (BST)

Someone screwing around with User:DangerReports got me thinking about how it could be used and then I remembered this. For buildings, think you can add {{User:DangerReport/{{PAGENAME}}}}, saves me time. After all, what use is the tool if it doesn't help me?--Karekmaps?! 07:16, 8 October 2007 (BST)

Danger reports for *every* location won't be useful. If you can specify the particular buildings as to where it would be needed, then I might consider adding it. But it is my understanding that the danger reports are only as useful as long as they get updated. So if a building doesn't have one already I doubt that the danger report would be very helpful. By the way, have you tried to block by hand? I don't think you would be saying that the tool doesn't help you if you have ;) - If Jedaz = 07:30, 8 October 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1
I have, didn't dislike it. I prefer doing my coding myself, less errors and makes me harder, faster, better, stronger. --Karekmaps?! 09:47, 8 October 2007 (BST)
Less errors? If the auto-blocker makes something which breaks the location style guide then please let me know so I can fix it up (the exception is linking to buildings with names that are duplicated, an issue which can not be feasibly dealt with server side). That mantra that you have is akin to "Work harder, not smarter". But hey, if you want to do the coding yourself then thats fine, no one is twisting your arm to use the blocking tool. - If Jedaz = 10:44, 8 October 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1
Motto? Was lyrics from a Daft Punk song, thought it would fit in a discussion about technology.--Karekmaps?! 11:22, 8 October 2007 (BST)
Ah, sorry, my mistake. I don't listen to Daft Punk, or much music at all these days. A large majority of the newer stuff is crap. I liked it when music was actually good (before early 2000's). Too many people are in it for the money and not for the sake of music now-a-days - If Jedaz = 11:30, 8 October 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1

RE: For those who've done real work on the suggestions system


Is this for help with the system or with suggestions? 'arm. 22:12, 9 July 2007 (BST)

Heh, it was designed for people who moved suggestions from the main page to the previous days pages, or placed the suggestions into peer reviewed, rejected and undecided. Of course thats not saying that helping people develop suggestions isn't real work, it's just not as monotonous as cycling. However voting on a suggestion doesn't count as work =P - If Jedaz = 03:52, 10 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Well, I've moved probably two dozen suggestions to rejected/reviewed/spam/dupe, and I'm trying to take care of the Talk:Suggestions page. So I'm going to take a copy for my userpage. 'arm. 03:15, 15 July 2007 (BST)
Thats cool. I think you've earned it if you've done that much, so go ahead. - If Jedaz = 09:32, 15 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Hey Jed, can you see why that suggestion page shows up as including this template on the whatlinkshere page? Was looking at it earlier and couldn't work it out -- boxy T Nuts2U DA 09:48, 15 July 2007 (BST)
That is confusing. I'll see what I can do.... - If Jedaz = 10:01, 15 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Heh, solved, the inclusion of the suggestions talk page gave it away XD - If Jedaz = 10:19, 15 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Weird! But nice find -- boxy T Nuts2U DA 09:32, 16 July 2007 (BST)
Thanks, but surprisingly it wasn't so weird, it was a newbies mistake when he was trying to link to the suggestions talk page. He used {{Talk:Suggestions}} rather then linking it properly. I let him know what to do in the future. By the way, congragulations on being reinstated as Bureaucrat, keep up the good work. - If Jedaz = 10:27, 16 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
Oh yeah, the newbie error isn't that weird... it's just the fact that the talk page wasn't actually included in the suggestion page (we'd notice that I think, that page is a monster), but a template on the talk page was still shown as being included on the suggestion page anyway. The ways of the wiki are truly mysterious  ;) -- boxy T Nuts2U DA 11:21, 16 July 2007 (BST)


The new sig! --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 13:10, 14 July 2007 (BST)

Heh, thanks. It's much better then it was IMO. - If Jedaz = 09:32, 15 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
I must join to Dux... :) And if you don't mind I steal bit from it (timing)... but I'm in Central Europe, so can I somehow do a sig with (CEST) timing? -- goebi oo oooo   12:29, 17 July 2007 (BST)
Like this: goebi oo oooo 20:56, 24 May 2024 (BST) o style up!
Heh, thanks. I don't really mind you stealing the timing. As for having Central Europe timing, I don't know if it's posible. It may work if you change the time offset in your prefrences so that it is CEST, you'll have to use {{LOCALTIME}} rather then {{CURRENTTIME}} However, a quick experiment I did just then, I don't know if it'll work but it's worth checking out. Also you will need to subst in your signature if you are going to format the time, otherwise it will change each time the page is viewed. So in your prefrences under nickname it should look like {{subst:User:Goebi/sig4|subst=subst:}} The code for the signature is otherwise set up right by the looks of things. - If Jedaz = 15:20, 17 July 2007 (BST) then pi = 3
I paste that stuff at my preferences, but I think it's still overwrite my later edits... And thanks for the help :) I'm not really a code developer... =P. -- goebi oo oooo 19:01, 17 July 2007 (BST) o style up!

Stll here

Are you still here, or are you in a wiki-coma just like Vista? --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 04:04, 25 August 2007 (BST)

I'm still around. I'm not very active though obviously. - If Jedaz = 04:06, 25 August 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1
Ah I see. Hey, could you give me your raw sig code on my talk page? Thanks. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 04:22, 25 August 2007 (BST)

The snipes

Stop them. --Cyberbob DORIS CGR U! 12:25, 30 August 2007 (BST)

Civility policy

I dunno how aware you are of these discussions, but Kevan proposed that a civility policy could be enacted and I'm writing one. Your input would be great =): User:Matthewfarenheit/Sandbox/Civility. Use the page's talk page for discussion. --Matthew Fahrenheit YRCT+1 08:01, 3 September 2007 (BST)

I've been keeping an eye on the conversation. I'll read it, but I'll be honest with you. I doubt that it will even pass no matter what form it takes. The culture of saying what you want how you want is deeply entrenched within the communities attitude and many people will be resistant to the change. - If Jedaz = 08:05, 3 September 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1

This is going to sound crazy...

In a rather bazaar twist of fate an albeit rather small portion of the evidence I will be presenting in the arbitration case vs. Akule turns out to be based on your wiki contribs. I hope that it would not jeopardized your impartiality should you be chosen as arbiter. In any event thank you for tidying up the arbiter selection ballot. --Max Grivas JG / M.F.T. 06:05, 14 September 2007 (BST)

No worries about that, if no one did anything to clear it up then it'ld be a horrible mess and it'ld go nowhere. Anyway I don't belive it should jeopardize my impartiality. The only significant interaction that I've had with Akule is a heated discussion which he had a valid point in (and which I recognised, but I belive my point is also valid). I'm not going to hold it against him that he has different opinions and interpretations then me. I'ld actually be shocked if people didn't have different opinions. - If Jedaz = 06:38, 14 September 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1

re:McZeds Talk

Quick trigger there ;^) --Karlsbad 06:51, 14 September 2007 (BST)

It's probably one of my quickest posts to date =P - If Jedaz = 06:53, 14 September 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1

Grammatical fix

No problem, man. I stalk the recent changes page. :P --Haliman - Talk 03:47, 16 January 2009 (UTC)