User talk:Charles Whipplebotum

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Thanks for stopping by! :) I'm very excited about my page! I'm trying to make it a bit more exciting, like yours and johnny's! :) -TombTrash 05:27, 6 September 2012 (BST)


My name is also charlie. But that's not why I'm here. I'm here to say those new danger report systems you've made are exquisite, absolutely fantastic job to you and johnny. A ZOMBIE ANT 03:21, 10 September 2012 (BST)

Are you planning on somehow using all of them in one big map? A ZOMBIE ANT 03:23, 10 September 2012 (BST)
Thanks Charlie! Unfortunately the Wiki has Template Reference Limitations so at most we can fit 83 suburbs (~800 template references) on one page before the template limit is reached which is why we had to break it up into quadrants. Here's the incomplete city-wide map. -Charles Whipplebotum 04:17, 10 September 2012 (BST)
why not leave out the burbs that no one gives a shit about?--User:Sexualharrison06:52, 10 September 2012
We're considering several options at the moment, and Charles has started on the most viable one: dividing the giant map into quadrants. Other options include making status maps for several building types or specific areas on request for groups. We're also working on an adjustment to the standard suburb template, which you can find on the right on each suburb page. Thanks for all the support guys! -- Johnny Twotoes
so what 25 burbs per quadrant? won't that still break it? i really know nothing about this but I really want you guys to succeed. we need this. --User:Sexualharrison13:53, 11 September 2012
SUCCESS! And as an added bonus Quadrant Map with building name on hover. -Charles Whipplebotum 16:32, 11 September 2012 (BST)
excellent! I noticed the hover-over suburbs too on the large one... I was going to suggest that a few days ago, but you are all too fast for me! Have you thought of making it so when you click on a suburb it goes to the suburb page? That would be mighty neat?? A ZOMBIE ANT 15:32, 12 September 2012 (BST)
Already looking into it, but we're being a bit careful with the size of it all (the complete map takes between 15 seconds and 1.15 minutes to load for me, depending on machine and connection) ;) Also: I'm working on incorporating one per suburb in the standard suburb template already, so not sure if it would be necessary. PB&J 15:39, 12 September 2012 (BST)
Holy SHIT 15 seconds to a minute!? even when I refresh cached files to be sure it still is almost instantaneous for me... maybe I'm just lucky. A ZOMBIE ANT 15:45, 12 September 2012 (BST)
Also: I honestly think that if this is distributed prpoerly throughout the wiki (which it sounds like you're planning on doing), it could breath life back into danger reporting. Just such a good idea, so well executed A ZOMBIE ANT 15:46, 12 September 2012 (BST)
And it all started with that magical sentence: "I'm bored, let's see if Charles is up for something really big and time consuming" :P PB&J 15:56, 12 September 2012 (BST)

The Charles is Awesome part

Cookie.jpg Cookie Time
Johnny Twotoes has given Charles Whipplebotum a cookie for his tireless efforts on the Map!

'Nuff said, you need a place for people to yell how awesome you are :D

  • PB&J 17:08, 11 September 2012 (BST)
Knish.png A FREE KNISH
sexualharrison has given Chucky a Knish for this awesome danger map thing

--User:Sexualharrison19:27, 11 September 2012

ooh tasty. om nom nom. -Charles Whipplebotum 03:22, 12 September 2012 (BST)
You already got my cookie in the thread above, careful you don't get sick! PB&J 14:45, 12 September 2012 (BST)
Donut.jpg Hey, Friend!
TombTrash found a bakery and is sharing the loot! <3
I'd also like to offer edible goodness! (lol, I just edited this template and I was all excited to share it with fellow DEMmies. :3 TombTrash 10:42, 14 September 2012 (BST)

Hey DangerCenter suggestions

Hey buddy, as you can probably tell I allowed myself the chance to put my grubby hands on the Dangercenter template. As you can see it didn't turn out great. I anticipated the page would be useable as a template on other pages in future, like the well-used Suburb, which I genuinely think DangerCenter could be put on to replace (or more realistically coincide with) the current danger map. I didn't realise it has a code calling on the subpages of whatever page it's on (I guess?) so it can't be done yet.

No big issue, but hey, I think this is a great map and I think if pushed properly it could go far in the long term. Putting it on a high-use page or doing other things to give it exposure could just bring it into the necessary light for people to start maintaining blocks regularly to help upkeep the quality of the map. It's also more interesting and could potentially be more accurate than Danger Map.

I don't mean to nag but I think this is a great map, and has great potential, and I'd be willing to help give suggestions or do necessary prodding on the wiki to give this map greater exposure. I've always had an interest in visual interpretations of the population in malton, I made a few videos about it in the years of yonder [1].

Also, I still think clickable links to the suburbs (accompanying the already-made hover-over indicators) would increase the use by a huge amount!

Just some suggestions from a humble admirer. X

A ZOMBIE ANT 10:48, 2 October 2012 (BST)

Hey sorry for getting back to you so late, busy month. I appreciate the suggestions, its good to know people are using the map. The problem with these maps are that they are subject to the page limitations for the wiki. Which is why it had to be broken up into quadrants. Making individual suburb maps might be doable in template form, the big maps work best as a link for now. Once Johnny and I are satisfied with the map we'll see about getting it featured on the home page or something.
I tried the suburb link idea but it causes the map to crash on Chrome (it worked for me on Firefox). For some reason making entire tables clickable is not a common thing in HTML. Everywhere I've looked (granted I didn't really look too hard) indicates I need to use CSS to utilize that feature for all browsers. Now that I have some time to play again I can see about finding a proper fix.
Charles Whipplebotum 19:28, 23 October 2012 (BST)

Poor Stub


Are you there?

Hey there Charles, it seems you haven't been active here for a while, but I still hope to get a response :) Let me know if you're still around, my friend.

As always, sincerely yours,

PB&J 20:07, 22 May 2013 (BST)

Hey buddy. I've been away for a while but am now trying things from the Dead side. It's amazing how fast XP builds up on this side. Hope you're still around.

Charles Whipplebotum 03:47, 1 August 2013 (BST)

I'm still kind of sort of a little bit here, not extremely active but I'll probably rejoin the bash soon ;) PB&J 07:33, 10 August 2013 (BST)
Same here, just spending my AP and that's about it. Charles Whipplebotum 00:33, 15 August 2013 (BST)
3 Years later... I rejoined the DEM and am working on the wiki fairly actively again. Hope to see you soon my friend... PB&J 10:08, 18 May 2016 (UTC)