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DC Subway

Hi, I just found out that you love subway systems! We went to DC in October, and I never wanted to get off of the subway! Cool fact we have in common!
Jandrewg (talk | contribs) 14:01, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, the Washington Metro is probably my favorite. It's definitely the cleanest and nicest-looking. It's actually the first subway I ever rode, since I have family in DC.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:46, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

College?

Did you end up getting into MIT, or is it a different college?
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 11:56, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

I got in somewhere else (Case Western Reserve University), but it's still a good college.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:39, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Whoa, glitch?

Hiya jvvg, I think there's a glitch going on here: http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/File:2.0_Statistics.png I uploaded the new image, and it said that I uploaded the same old image. So I re-uploaded it, and it worked, but the image that it was using was the old one. So I reverted the image to the correct one, but it only made a duplicate image and stayed on the wrong outdated one. I tried again with the same result. Did I do something wrong? St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 

After you upload an image, you have to refresh the page manually to clear your cache so that it shows the new image.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:26, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Oh, that makes sense. Thank you so much :) I'm really sorry for making duplicates.
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
It's not a problem. It happens to all of us.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:16, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Moving the Scratch Spanish Wiki Talk Here

The problem with that is I left Scratch and all I do now is edit the Wiki. It requires me to register and put the code on a Scratch Project, but I am no longer on Scratch. Is there any other way we can do this? I've been on the Scratch Wiki for a while now...Would it be possible if you could just make me an account called AghaCool? My email is [removed] if you want to discuss this through emails.
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 30 December 2015 (UTC)

hey, sorry to barge in but refrain from giving out personal information (even emails) through the wiki. thanks!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 02:24, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Not having an account on Scratch makes this a lot more difficult, as part of the point of having a Wiki account is that it has an associated Scratch account. I'm not exactly sure how to proceed, as this is a fairly unique case.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:37, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Oh...what are we supposed to do?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 31 December 2015 (UTC)
You could either request with a different account or request that your original Scratch account be undeleted.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:05, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I tried requesting with a different account, but it said I didn't type the verification code, although I did and the Scratch Team says it's not possible to get a deleted Scratch account back. Is there any other way?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 31 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I will create an account for you.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:06, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks! When/how will I know the username and password?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 31 December 2015 (UTC)
You should get it in an email.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:13, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
How do I start the Spanish Wiki? I'm logged on to the Test-Scratch Wiki!I think I got it so I created a page called Es:ScratchEquipo for Scratch Team by searching it on the address bar...is that how it works?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:40, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, you create pages like that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:46, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
But, it took me to the main Wiki, should I create pages on the Test Wiki? How do I create a page on the test wiki?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:51, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I think I figured it out. Here is a link, can you look at it? http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Es:ScratchEquipo

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 17:11, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I have some questions:
1. If the Spanish Scratch Wiki gets approved and launches will I get to be an admin?
2. How many contributers do I have to have along with me? I'm not sure how many I can get because I don't know many Scratchers that can help with the Spanish Wiki. I can do the Scratch Spanish Wiki by myself if nobody else can help, it's not a big deal!
3. How many articles do I have to have before the Spanish Scratch Wiki can officially launch?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 19:10, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

It looks like you did it right, though there are some issues with the language that I'll fix when I get the chance. In response to your questions, 1. Maybe. Let's cross that bridge when we get to it. 2. Just to have it on the test Wiki, none, but to get its own Wiki, a fair amount. 3. Once again, a fair amount.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:11, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Awesome thanks! And yeah, with the language I'm not exactly the best at it because I'm only in middle school.
Also, here is a link to the home page of the Scratch Spanish Wiki :::http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Es:Scratch_Wiki_Espa%C3%B1ol Do you :::like it so far?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 19:19, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I think es:Pagina Principal (add the accent, on the first A in "pagina", as I can't figure out accents in firefox and will have to edit in Word) would be a better title.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:13, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
Here is a link on a page on how to request a Spanish Wiki Account: http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Es:C%C3%B3mo_contribuir
Is it OK?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:28, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
We should still use the built-in account request system, so I'm updating the article to reflect that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:06, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Your Bot

Hi, your bot told me to add a category to categories. I think it is a bug.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 22:18, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

No, it's not a bug. You still have to add categories to categories so that we can have a hierarchy.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:54, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. What does your bot do?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 03:23, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
See User:WikiMonitor for details, but it tells users if they don't sign their posts, make too many edits in a short amount of time, and don't categorize new pages/files.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:04, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

The Category

I was just wondering what was unuseful about my category.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 03:41, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

The "Categories" category duplicates the various other meta-categories we have (our root category is Category:Scratch Wiki, and we have other meta-categories inside that all other categories should go under). The other ones looked like they would fit better under other categories. In general, we try to avoid making too many categories (I'm not saying we should never make them, but we should be absolutely sure that no other category fits), so I was moving the stuff you made to pre-existing categories in order to maintain the structure.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:04, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Please Look at the Test Scratch Wiki Community Portal

^^--
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:05, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

BOT:

Hey there! Look at the bottom post on my user talk.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 19:41, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I see it. However, even userpage edits to clog up the recent changes, so I'm not disabling WM for those (userpage edits are what trigger it the most frequently, actually). Also, it won't send you another notification unless you continue your bulk editing, and we don't actually punish users at all for WM messages, so you don't need to worry about it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:52, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Phew! xD I was trying to do some edits on my page. How do you talk through people's mouse pointers?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 19:56, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Just a little bit of magic. :)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:07, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOk.


Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 08:22, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Suggestions for better connection of Scratch-Wiki and -Website

see: Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Connect Wiki and Website. Is that OK for you? Could you add your suggestion? Your idea, you suggested yesterday in the de:SC, of having "article of the week" as a regulary item in the scratch-news is brilliant, hope we'll convince the ST. After accepting or changing the format of that article please post it in the S:PORTAL so the community can take part.
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 23:08, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

MartinWollenweber, normally we don't create subpages for new discussions - please just add it to the CP and refrain from making separate subpages. Thanks!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 01:09, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
I know, but in this case it's a special thing because the scratch team asked to make suggestions what will lead to a permanent process that we should'nt mix up with all the fast changing matters if the community portal: If we want to activate the Scratch team about that wiki-webpage connection matter permanently, we should have an own page for that and I thougt a sub-page of the cp is a good place for that. I also made some additions to my post to jvvg above, please have a look. Perhaps it's a good idea to do the brainstorming in the cp and have only the result article with the ordered suggestions separated, perhaps at an other place? What do you think?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 06:52, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
@jvvg: I saw that you add your suggestion. Thanks! I also improved the title and text a bit, now it's Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Connect Wiki and Website (with shortcut S:CWW. Do you want to post the opportunity to make that suggestions to the Scratch Team at S:CP or do you want me to post it? Perhaps we should ask Linda because she is member of the Scratch Team now and hopefully will get bureaucrat and editlockedpages rights soon?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 18:01, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Maybe moving it to the CP but not archiving it and putting it first would be better?
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 18:09, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
I'll post it. Give me a minute...
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:20, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Private

Hiya jvvg! :D I had a question regarding the EW election, but I don't feel comfortable posting it in public? What would be the best way to contact you within the Scratch Guidelines? :D Thanks!
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I suppose one of my old projects would be the best way.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:22, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Done :) Feel free to delete this section.
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
Instead of creating a new topic, I'll just comment here. The user http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/User:Candydog1777 has been spamming about his/her ban on Scratch. I'm not sure if there's a report user on the wiki that I haven't seen, so I'm telling you here. Thanks :)
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
Yeah, I left a message on his/her talk page. Hopefully they understand.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 05:13, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Hey jvvg!

Hello, jvvg! I see you're waiting on a lot of colleges, but are there any colleges that have replied to you yet? Also, I hope you get into MIT so you could possibly become a Scratch Team Member. Good luck!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 18:03, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

I have heard back from three colleges so far. I was deferred from MIT (we'll see in March whether or not I got in) and got in to Case Western Reserve University (which is also a very good engineering school).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:27, 18 January 2016 (UTC)
Awesome! So I was trying to edit the Operating Systems Wiki Page, but I accidentally messed up a photo and now it's not working. It won't let me undo it, so could you possibly do it.
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 18:32, 18 January 2016 (UTC)
I just reverted all of your recent edits. I hope that helps.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:37, 18 January 2016 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks jvvg!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:04, 19 January 2016 (UTC)


Scratchpaper Interview

About what percentage of the requests do you think get accepted?
-unsigned comment by Mitopolis (talk | contribs)

A fairly low percentage. Probably 20-40%.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:14, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Do you think the Wiki needs more editors?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 19:11, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
I think that the quality is more important than quantity, and I prefer the situation we have rather than having more editors that aren't as familiar with Wiki standards and aren't as willing to work with others. The short answer to that is no, I don't think we need more editors. We do accept enough requests to maintain a steady volume of editors.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:15, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. What do you think more Experienced Wikians will do?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 23:04, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
We are electing more EWs so that we can have more people around to resolve issues, since our current EW/admin staff sometimes can be out for several days, so having more people would fill in the gaps.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Do very many Scratchers send requests?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 03:36, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yeah, we get 2-3 requests a day usually.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:03, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

OK. How do you think the suggestions at S:CWW will help the site?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 20:28, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
I think they will make more people aware that the Wiki exists and is a valuable source for information about Scratch.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:42, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Do you think vandalism is a big problem right now?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 01:39, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
We occasionally have incidents, but overall it isn't a big problem. Since we have a closed account system and users have to meet fairly high standards to join, intentional vandalism is fairly rare (though it does happen occasionally).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:05, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
That's good that vandalism isn't a big issue. What do you think is the biggest issue right now?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 02:28, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure. Everything seems to be working more or less fine right now, and most of the issues that pop up are fairly minor. It's basically just persistent stuff, like working through account requests. Also, we have an election for a new EW coming up starting next week, and that may cause some drama, though hopefully it will go smoothly.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:33, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Good. The BeetleBlocks article has caused some discussion recently. What do you think about that article?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 02:36, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

I definitely think we should keep it, since it's a program fairly closely based on the Scratch structure, and it's sort of a version of 3D scratch, which is a common topic of discussion.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:37, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I think we've all agreed about that. Have you tried the program? Also,I use it in Firefox and it works fine.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 02:41, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
I've played around with it a bit (also in Firefox), and it seems pretty cool.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:38, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I've noticed that lots of articles about OS-dependent stuff don't seem to cover Windows 10. For example, Hard Refresh doesn't cover Edge, the new Windows default browser. Do you think that matters?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 16:01, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
I honestly have no idea whether stuff is different between IE and Edge, since I use Firefox on Linux. However, most stuff that worked in Windows 8 also works on Windows 10, so I don't think the compatibility issues are huge.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:47, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Actually, compatibility is a very big issue, I think. I had 8.1 on a laptop and upgraded it. (I am actually using Windows 10 to do this interview, but I am using Firefox.)
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 17:05, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── No, I mean I don't think that too much has changed in terms of compatibility between Windows 8 and 10, not that we need to make sure it works.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:55, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Ok. When was the last time a user intentionally caused vandalism? (I don't want the username)
Mitopolis (talk | contribs)
There was a case in the last week, but before that, I can't remember when it was.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:17, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
How bad was that vandalism, and was it more than just 1 user?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 18:20, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Please stop asking questions about this. I don't want to draw attention to vandalism.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:06, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I won't even include that last question it the project. Anyway, what do you think is the most helpful article?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 20:39, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
User:Jvvg, definitely. Seriously, though, we have a lot of helpful articles. I really can't just point to one.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:51, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────OK, do you think there are any articles that need to be made?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 03:06, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Not off the top of my head, but if I do think of one, I will create it or ask on the CP for someone knowledgeable in that topic to create it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:39, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. The BeetleBlocks article will stay, but what do you think of the TurtleStitch article?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 16:07, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I don't know enough about that topic to provide an informed opinion.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:40, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Do you think we have any unhelpful articles? We probably do, considering we have 1,334 of them.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 16:43, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm sure we do (see Category:Pages in Question of Usefulness), but we're working to improve or remove them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:45, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Do you think S:CPND will be very helpful?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 17:06, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yeah, I think it helps by keeping the ongoing/persistent threads from getting archived.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:17, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Ok. Why do we clear the sandbox? Sand makes it better, and WikiMonitor removes it. :)
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 19:57, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

sorry

I was meaning to put a . But I pressed delete acsidently sorry
-unsigned comment by Cwkace2507 (talk | contribs)

It's fine, but please don't edit others' userpages without permission in the future, as it violates Wiki guidelines.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:27, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

International Scratch Club

Hi! At last Scratch Club we decided to split it into a German Scratch Club starting at 20:00 CET and an international Scratch Club starting at 21:00 CET. You are especially invited to join and/or contribute topics, see [1].
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 20:33, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! Are they still on Mondays? I won't be able to join most weeks, but whenever I don't have track practice on Monday, I'll try to be on.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:58, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

delete

please delete my account
-unsigned comment by Cwkace2507 (talk | contribs)

We can't delete accounts, unfortunately.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:02, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Uhh, whats happening?

I tried that nomination page. I can't seem to work it! Says protected page! Help!
-unsigned comment by Bbciplayer (talk | contribs)

Nominations don't open until February 1.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:03, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Then how did you put yours in?
Bbciplayer (talk | contribs) 13:42, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Mine was just a sample to show what it should look like. Since I'm already an admin, I'm not actually running in the election, and once nominations open, I will remove that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:02, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiMonitor

I think WikiMonitor is off. The User:WikiMonitor/Disable page is true, so I think there is a bug.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 20:01, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes, WikiMonitor is definitely off. (Do you like my new sig?)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Scratch account) 21:19, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
If you read the page the first two sentences say this: "This page can be used to disable WikiMonitor, a bot used to check recent changes. To do so, please change the text below to "false"." That means that setting the page to false, turns the bot off, and it's on true at the moment.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 22:01, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
It appears to have crashed upon trying to parse some XML. I restarted it, hopefully this won't happen again. Also, the fact that the disable page isn't set to false doesn't mean that it has to be running (though hopefully it is). If it is disabled, I actually have to restart it manually, and if I ever restart my test server (where I host WM), I also have to run it manually.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:42, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Hope I didn't cause any of that, I edited it only to revert the change to 'false' due to the fact that there was no reason to shut down the bot. :)
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
No, you didn't cause that. It was most likely a network issue that caused WM to receive an incomplete page. When it is disabled, it exits gracefully (it says something like "This bot was disabled by jvvg"), but in this case it threw an XML parsing error.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:46, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Ohhh sorry, I misread the OP. I thought they were saying that WM was off because the page was set to true.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 02:32, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Also, I might set up an intranet on our network and run a wiki (or wikis) on it. If I do that, would WikiMonitor work and would you care if I used it?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Scratch account) 03:13, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, you're welcome to use it. I can't guarantee it will work properly, but you're welcome to try.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:02, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I made a virtual computer in HTML called the VCD (Virtual Computing Device). I was thinking about making a wiki for it on our LAN. (It has a checkbox-calculator; to add 3+2, you choose 3 checkboxes and then 2 and count them and get 5. :)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Scratch account) 16:38, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Its off again. I tested it by posting 7 times on a subpage of my talk without signing.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Scratch account) 16:55, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
It appears to be working fine... A talk page edit has to be big enough and be editing a specific section in order to trigger the notification so that it avoids edits of previous messages and other false positives.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:04, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. Does WikiMonitor just run on your computer?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 18:22, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
It runs on my test server.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:36, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────OK. Do you happen to know how to set up a Linux intranet? (Also, what distribution do you use, and do you know shell programming?)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:56, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

I don't even know what intranet means, but I use Ubuntu 64-bit and am familiar with shell programming.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:07, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
An intranet is basically a personal internet. And with shell programming, do you ever distribute your scripts? Also, do you know how to license scripts under the GPL?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:17, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok, cool. I don't usually distribute my shell scripts (they're pretty basic). To license a script under the GPL, all you need to do is explain that you license it under the GPL. There's no more to it that I know of.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:52, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. Do I just say "Public Domain" for the copyright notice? Also, I have a not-standard GZip Tar system called MMMPM. All you need to do is tar your program with any documentation and a build script to set it up (If you make an executable, add the source and a gcc in that script) and change the name to (name)_(version).mp and use the GUI (note that sudo and su won't work; you'll need use gksudo and gksu) to install it.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:58, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
No, public domain means people can distribute it however they want. For the copyright notice, say it's distributed under the GNU GPL. The reason that I don't distribute my shell scripts isn't about packaging them - it's just that they usually aren't useful to anybody besides me.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:38, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. So I don't need a copyright notice at all? (unless I'm copyrighting it, when I probably wouldn't license it under the GPL)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:37, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── No, you just need to say it's distributed under the GNU GPL.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:58, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

OK. Do you know how to make APT repositories?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 23:47, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
I have no idea, unfortunately. I'm already having enough trouble just configuring Eclipse to work with the GTK system.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:55, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. Do you know if I could upload my package to the official repositories?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:40, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Once again, I don't know, sorry.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:25, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. I guess I'll just need to make a "repository" as a subpage of my userpage.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:28, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
I made one here. I made all of the scripts.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:26, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

PowerBrowse IV

I know it isn't wiki related, but PowerBrowse IV crashes as soon as I start it.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 20:17, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Also, the wiki looks very bad in II.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 20:24, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, we don't maintain PowerBrowse anymore, since making a suitable alternative to any commercial web browsers would be extremely difficult and require a lot more resources than I have.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:34, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Oh.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:54, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
PowerBrowse is a suitable alternative. If you ever make a new version, try adding:

Commenting on rejects' profile pages?

Do you still comment on rejected users' profile pages to tell them that their account request has been rejected? I looked through a few of the most recent bad ones you rejected, and I can't find your comment on their profiles. Or did they just delete the comments?
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 14:22, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I still send a comment. They probably just deleted it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:39, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Questions About EW Election

Hey jvvg! How long will nominations be open? and When will we be notified if we make it or not? Thanks!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 00:17, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Nominations will be open for several days (basically we'll close them when we think everybody has had the chance to nominate themselves who wants to, but at least until Friday). While nominations are open and for a little while after they close, we will be discussing who we think should run, and we'll try to get that out as quickly as possible (probably within 3 days of nominations closing, but I can't make any guarantees).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:25, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Alright, thank you! Also, how many days will we have to write speeches?
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 00:29, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Probably 2-3 days after being notified.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:29, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 00:33, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Protect

Can you please protect User talk:Mitopolis/Archive 1?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 23:21, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:51, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks!
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 00:39, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

AF

On April Fools Day, do you get lots of WikiMonitor messages because of the uncategorized pages?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:54, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

No, since it actually just transcludes the page, and WM only looks at pages when they are originally created to check for categories.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:27, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

OK.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:30, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Can voting open?

All the speeches are in, so I'm pretty sure the voting can open. (Unless there is a time requirement of course)
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 16:17, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

I'll copy the speeches over to the page, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow to open voting.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:18, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Why can't I vote?

My account is old enough. FutureSight says it isn't.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:57, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Voting isn't actually supposed to be open yet (I just had it open to test it). I'll look into the issue, though.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:46, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
I found the problem. I set it to January 1, 2016 (that's how old you need to be to nominate yourself) by accident. When voting opens, you should be good.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:47, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
OK.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 20:38, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

It appears that on revision 140527 of the page Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal, you did not sign your post. Please fix this by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your post to insert your signature and remember to sign your posts in the future. Thanks!
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WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 18:54, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
You got notified by your own bot! Meow.png
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:10, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
I can't say I never suffer from the problems WM is designed to fix.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:07, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
:) I have a suggestion: Make it sign for other users!
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 00:00, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I actually thought about that when coding it, but it turns out it's hard just to make it detect whether there's a signature at all, but then figuring out where to add one would be very difficult.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:48, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Oh, OK. Speaking (indirectly) of PHP, how do I install MediaWiki where only I can access it?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:17, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I think there is a "private wiki" option when you set it up, you can use that. Alternatively, you could set up a server only accessible on your local network and use that or try setting up HTTP authentication.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:57, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── How do I get to the setup? (Sorry, I want to debug the skin but have absolutely no experience setting up stuff like this.)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:36, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

You need to download the code from MediaWiki, set up a database, and configure it following their instructions. You also need a PHP server set up, and if you are on Windows, the easiest setup is XAMPP, while on Mac OS, it's MAMP.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:42, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
How do I do that?
EDIT: I use Linux Mint 32-bit based on Ubuntu and use APT or Synaptic to install software.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:47, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
In that case, you want the LAMP stack. If you just google around a bit, you can probably find it. That's actually what I use on my test server (which runs Raspbian).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:05, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
OK, will sudo apt-get install lamp work?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:07, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Voting errors

I was trying to vote on your site, and thought I had to click on the 'vote' button to start selecting the options. Could you erase my vote please? Thanks! (Also, maybe say that the button is to submit your votes not to start voting? And maybe have it reject the vote if all choices are blank?)
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 02:27, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Oops, my mistake. I'll erase it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:37, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
So how do I select my choices? I've tried double clicking, pressing numbers, and right clicking without any success. Thanks again!
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 02:50, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Single-click.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:52, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I've tried that too. hmm...
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 02:56, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
On the circles in the little grid.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:59, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Uh... I don't see any circles. Screenshot
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 03:16, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Try the Acid3 Test.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:22, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

@The_Grits, the same thing is happening on my computer. The bubbles show up on a mobile browser but for some reason, it's not letting me submit my votes...
Fmtfmtfmt2 (talk | contribs) 03:33, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
@Mitopolis 100/100, but the animation is not smooth. Chrome 48
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 03:39, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Fail. Try IE or whatever came installed.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:46, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
This is happening to me in Chrome too. In IE however, I can see the circles and move them around, but it's not letting me submit the votes. It says "you must rank each candidate" even though I have.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 05:32, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
This also happens to me on Mac's safari. However, the mobile version works just fine. Except, after I click 'Vote!', or gives an error.
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
I will look into this and extend the deadline if necessary. Sorry about the issues.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:38, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── This should be resolved. Thank you for your patience.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:36, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Still not working on Chrome.
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 15:58, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Too bad there isn't a "vote-bot" to vote for us. :(
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:00, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I tried it in Chrome, and indeed the circles don't show up. I'll look into this.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:19, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I found the problem and have a patch ready, but FTP isn't working properly at the moment. I'll keep everyone posted and notify you once I can push the code.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:28, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
OK. Could we have the ST make a votebot? Get passwords and vote for them if they use Chrome?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:47, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Like I said, I have a fix ready-to-go, I just need to push it to the server once I can get FTP working.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:13, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I have successfully pushed the code. Please try again. You should see radio buttons (circles) for each row in the table.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:19, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

I see the radio buttons!
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 20:31, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
It wouldn't accept my vote since I didn't select myself, so I just put myself as #5.
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 20:39, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Script

I made some code for WikiMonitor:


#!/bin/sh
until [ $? = 0 ]; do
php wikimonitor
done

Would that work?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 00:33, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

I just run it manually whenever the server turns on. I eventually plan to make it a cron job, but I just haven't gotten around to it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:34, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
OK. I made a config script:


#!/bin/sh
echo '#!/bin/sh' > ~/.wmd
echo '#WikiMonitor Start Daemon' >> ~/.wmd
echo 'until [ $? = 0 ]; do' >> ~/.wmd
echo 'php wikimonitor' >> ~/.wmd
echo 'done' >> ~/.wmd
echo 'bash ~/.wmd &' >> ~/.bashrc
echo Installed WikiMonitor Start Daemon. Log out and log back in to start it.

This will install a little daemon. It will need you to have bash running the whole time you want to run WM. (You won't need superuser privileges.)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:29, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Replies

When someone replies to your comment/reply, why don't you get a message? I also forget to sign my posts. Luckily I did.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 20:09, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

???
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:34, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
What?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 20:11, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, we don't have any way set for you to get notifications on replies, since they aren't editing your talk page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:03, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Can you add that feature, or can't you?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 17:31, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

I personally can't, but we are discussing adding a bot that would notify you.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:52, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
Or a very bad extension.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 20:49, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
I think I am getting way too much hate for suggesting the extension. I was trying to find the one Wikipedia uses to allow people to "ping" each other, and that looked like what I needed.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:53, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't see what people have against the extension. It looks good to me. I don't see the point in having a bot when we can use an extension to do the exact same thing.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 06:40, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
Echo-All private; you can say "I get 50 messages every day!" when you rarely get 1 and no one can see that you don't get 50, or
Bot-All public; you can say the same thing and everyone will know it isn't true because it is on your (public) talk page
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:43, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
How about this: Try Echo for a week. If we like it, keep it. If we don't, remove it and let @St19_Galla make Notifier.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:47, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Please keep this discussion on the original thread.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:36, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Account Requests

Hi jvvg! I just saw that st19_galla and I got promoted. I noticed that there are some account requests open on the page. Do you remind if I try to review some? I read the admin guide to reviewing requests, and I think I understand what to do. Or is there something I need to know before trying to review them?
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 00:09, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, we can talk to you guys about how to do this through Skype maybe?
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:15, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Sure! User:Hamish752/Skype

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 00:22, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Yep! Where would you like me to give you my Skype? :)
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
You can just create a page with it, then delete the page. Only admins can see the deleted content ;). Oh yeah, and the delete button is one of the options on the dropdown menu when you click the pencil icon.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 00:25, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
User:St19 galla/Skype Thanks! ;)
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 

Please don't make several edits in a short amount of time

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Custom Sig

Hey Jvvg,
I was trying to create my custom sig, but I don't know how to fill out the contributions part. Do you know what the proper formatting is? Right now, it just looks like:" _Tigerjack_(Talk | contribs ) 02:09, 22 February 2016 (UTC)"
I know that that is because I got the link wrong - but I don't know where to find the right one! If you don't mind, can you respond on my talk page?
Thanks!
PS: How did you make the 'Hey, it's jvvg talking through your mouse" thing? It's really cool.
_Tigerjack_(Talk | contribs ) 02:09, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

You go to Special:Contributions/-Tigerjack- to link to your contribs, and you use magic to talk through the mouse.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:20, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! I figured out how to do it using this!
_Tigerjack_(talk | contribs) 23:05, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

HelpBot

Hey jvvg, I saw yer message in the Bot Requests about the HelpBot and finally I understand why you don't think it'd be a good idea. I have a couple comments and questions. 1. I will start working on a new welcome message. 2. Would it be fine (and not considered spam) if every month or so I leave a comment on people's talk pages telling them how the Wiki has changed, if anything has been added, and what's trending on the Wiki. Would I be allowed to do that and would you be fine with it? Thank you!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 14:58, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

1. Sure. If you have any suggestions for how to improve the welcome message, please tell us. 2. I think commenting that on everybody's talk page would be excessive. It would be a better idea to use the CP or something.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:37, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
Great, thank you! 2. Yes, the Community Portal Idea would be better.:)
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 18:54, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

WM

Is it admin? It patrols its own edits.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:39, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Bots also patrol their own edits ;)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:31, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

AF

Hi! I'm "desonicing" the AF Wiki, but I need some help. Would you mind helping? I have a goal to remove every mention of Sonic by April Fool's Day.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:23, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

There is no reason to do this. I already made a decision that Sonic is allowed provided it is not used excessively.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:29, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
OK. But, I'll still remove some, because there was too much.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:52, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Hiya!


Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 17:08, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:05, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
How are you?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 17:41, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
also, I think this article should instead go on Wikipedia. It's not really relevant to scratch apart from using one to use scratch, but you could use a tablet. You could use the puffin browser. That supports flash.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:38, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome to flag it as not useful for the community to discuss it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:11, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
How do I flag something?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 09:17, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Add {{NotUseful}} at the top of it and start a discussion on the talk page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:07, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Ah. Thanks. Out of interest, what's your favourite colour?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 20:38, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
Blue.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:20, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Cool! Mine's red.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:28, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Just cleaned this up. Also, when there's a new curator, I think it's better to change his/her to their and him/her to them.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:30, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

WM

I'm working on wmd; see what I did in my fork of your repo. I'll work on it more.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:09, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Weird... It thinks I'm a bot... And hid me.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:27, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
They unhid me. Now, you can see my repo. (I'm mitopolis there, to. It is here.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:13, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Spanish Scratch Wiki

Hello jvvg, This may seem like an odd request, but could you create four user accounts on the test wiki? Some of my friends plan to possibly edit a little and help the Spanish Wiki. Then could you possibly email the names and passwords of those accounts to me? I understand if this is not possible. The usernames can be anything. Thank you!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 19:59, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

They can request an account through the account request system. Just instruct them to go to Special:ConfirmAccounts on the Test Wiki.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:08, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

PHP

Can I have some help with PHP?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 23:30, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

What do you need?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:25, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Well, I'd kind of like to re-implement some shell scripts. #!/bin/sh

trap 1 2 3 18 20

  1. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
  2. under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
  3. either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
  4. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
  5. without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  6. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
  7. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
  8. License along with this program; if not,
  9. write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
  10. Lockterm TTY Locker 1.0
  11. Locks the user's TTY to prevent unauthorized access
  12. Prompt for password

dialog --backtitle "Lockterm Screen Locker" --inputbox "Password:" 5 100 2> pwtest password=$(cat pwtest) shred pwtest rm pwtest

  1. Confirm

dialog --backtitle "Lockterm Screen Locker" --inputbox "Confirm Password:" 5 100 2> pwtest passwordt=$(cat pwtest) shred pwtest rm pwtest if [ $passwordt = $password ]; then #Lock until [ "$password" = "$passwordu" ]; do dialog --backtitle "Lockterm Screen Locker" --inputbox "Password:" 5 100 2> pwtest passwordu=$(cat pwtest) shred pwtest rm pwtest done else dialog --backtitle "Lockterm Screen Locker" --infobox "Error: Passwords do not match" 3 50 fi
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:18, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

There isn't really a good way to implement this in PHP. It is possible to request passwords, but it's a big pain, and you should probably stick with a shell script.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:06, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
OK. Can you make CGI scripts with it?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 15:09, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
CGI is just a way to run PHP (or another server-side language) and then send the results to the user. For what you're trying to do, CGI scripts aren't what you want.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:13, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
I would like to process HTML forms with it. (I tried a shell script, but it displays the script rather than running it.)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 15:16, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
You can't run shell scripts through a webserver. If you want to lock your screen, you shouldn't be using webpages at all.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:19, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm not talking about that script. Can I write CGI scripts to process forms in PHP?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:03, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well, you can pass form data to a shell script using the "system()" command.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:16, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

I still can't figure out how to make a CGI script.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:40, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
You really shouldn't be trying to run shell scripts from a web browser because it doesn't just let you have shell access to the computer. The only way to have shell access on another computer is with SSH (or with some other pretty janky stuff).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:54, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm not talking about shells anymore. I'm talking about "script.php" in <form method="post" action="script.php><input type="text"></form>.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:25, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
So in this case are you just trying to process a form with PHP?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:47, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
Yes. Like making a save-load system for a text editor.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:16, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
In that case, you just need to make the script receiving the form data to place it in the appropriate file, and then populate the textbox with the desired file when loading the page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:28, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
How do I do that?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 23:18, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well, in your form, you do this: <form action="page.php">...</form>

In page.php (or whatever processes the script, you do something like this: <?php file_put_contents('file.php', $_POST['field']); ?>

Replace 'field' with whatever you use for the name attribute on the textarea. Also note that this is not exactly the best script and is definitely not secure, but is a good basic start.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:01, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

My HTML is: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>KittenEdit</title> </head> <body bgcolor="#AFFFFA"> <center><h1>KittenEdit</h1><form method="post" action="edit.php"> <input type="radio" name="saveload" value="load">Load<input type="radio" name="saveload" value="save">Save<br>Location: <input type="text" name="floc" size="100"><br><textarea name="filecontents" rows="100" cols="100"></textarea><br><input type="submit" value="Done"><input type="reset" value="Clear"></form></center></body></html> (Put that in a file to see the UI I built for it.)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:04, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
The UI code looks fine, though you may want to auto-populate the input fields using PHP. However, the issue is more likely with the PHP script that processes the form.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:24, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
There isn't a problem, I just don't know PHP.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:33, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Using the Wiki to teach you PHP would be an extremely painful and slow process, so I would advise you use some tutorials. Try the W3 Schools tutorial to get a start in PHP.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:51, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Page

Can you please hide all past revisions on User:Mitopolis/Pac-Trivia?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:07, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Why...?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:29, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi there

I can't sign into ModShare and when I click on forgot password, when I comment the verification code, it says I didn't. :(
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 17:35, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Also, can I make a test page that's under my userpage?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 18:37, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
1. This is a result of the fact that the forgot password takes advantage of an old page layout. I will fix this, but this may not be until next week when we push a bunch of server improvements. 2. Sure, go ahead.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:18, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Speaking of servers, do you have a spare server OS?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:34, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
What do you mean by "spare server OS?" Mod Share is run on Ubuntu.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 10:40, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
I meant a product key, but since you run ubuntu, nvm.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:17, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Also, on wikipedia, if there's a bot and you go to its talk page, it redirects to the owner's talk page. Why don't you add that?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 19:36, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Rules on Wikipedia don't necessarily apply here. In this case, it's just because there are some existing messages there, and I want to make it clear that WM is not me, even though it is controlled by me.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:24, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Yeah. xD I once sent WM a message. http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/User_talk:WikiMonitor#Please_remember_to_sign_your_posts
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 09:07, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Why did I get a message from WikiMonitor?

I got a message saying I didn't categorize What is advertising? when creating it. I'm not sure why, though, because I had only edited it (twice) and didn't create it. :P
Pianogirl84 (talk | contribs) 22:28, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

The reason you got that message is because you accidentally created the page, when you only meant to edit it. I'm guessing what happened was you clicked the edit button and started making changes to the page. However, while you were editing the page PrincessPandaLover moved What is Advertising? to What is advertising? without leaving a redirect. So this deleted the page What is Advertising? while you were still editing it. When you clicked the "save" button, instead of editing the page, it created it, because the page no longer existed. And since there weren't any categories at the time, you got the message.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 22:55, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Oooooh, that's why. Thanks.
Pianogirl84 (talk | contribs) 23:05, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Hey there!

Hi, jvvg. :) First of sorry you didn't get into MIT. I really wish you did. Secondly, it seems like nobody is on the Spanish scratch wiki. Well, it seems like nobody is even on the test wiki! What should I do? We will never launch the Spanish wiki like this!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 15:46, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Well, if nobody contributes, do we really want to launch the Wiki? The key is to find more contributors and make sure they really do want to contribute.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:44, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Hm...well we need more people to know about it, but I have no idea how...
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:33, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

The Wiki Times!

Do you want to be a manager for the Wiki Times? We need another manager! Whether the answer is a yes or no or if you have any questions about it, please leave a message here so I get it faster and so it is easier to look at. Thank you!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:34, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

I replied.
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 23:26, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Hiya!

17:08, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
Hello. What's new?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:33, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Whoops. Didn't see that reply. xD next one down. :P

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | == DC Subway ==

Hi, I just found out that you love subway systems! We went to DC in October, and I never wanted to get off of the subway! Cool fact we have in common!
Jandrewg (talk | contribs) 14:01, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, the Washington Metro is probably my favorite. It's definitely the cleanest and nicest-looking. It's actually the first subway I ever rode, since I have family in DC.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:46, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

College?

Did you end up getting into MIT, or is it a different college?
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 11:56, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

I got in somewhere else (Case Western Reserve University), but it's still a good college.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:39, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Whoa, glitch?

Hiya jvvg, I think there's a glitch going on here: http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/File:2.0_Statistics.png I uploaded the new image, and it said that I uploaded the same old image. So I re-uploaded it, and it worked, but the image that it was using was the old one. So I reverted the image to the correct one, but it only made a duplicate image and stayed on the wrong outdated one. I tried again with the same result. Did I do something wrong? St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 

After you upload an image, you have to refresh the page manually to clear your cache so that it shows the new image.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:26, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Oh, that makes sense. Thank you so much :) I'm really sorry for making duplicates.
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
It's not a problem. It happens to all of us.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:16, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Moving the Scratch Spanish Wiki Talk Here

The problem with that is I left Scratch and all I do now is edit the Wiki. It requires me to register and put the code on a Scratch Project, but I am no longer on Scratch. Is there any other way we can do this? I've been on the Scratch Wiki for a while now...Would it be possible if you could just make me an account called AghaCool? My email is [removed] if you want to discuss this through emails.
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 30 December 2015 (UTC)

hey, sorry to barge in but refrain from giving out personal information (even emails) through the wiki. thanks!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 02:24, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Not having an account on Scratch makes this a lot more difficult, as part of the point of having a Wiki account is that it has an associated Scratch account. I'm not exactly sure how to proceed, as this is a fairly unique case.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:37, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Oh...what are we supposed to do?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 31 December 2015 (UTC)
You could either request with a different account or request that your original Scratch account be undeleted.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:05, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I tried requesting with a different account, but it said I didn't type the verification code, although I did and the Scratch Team says it's not possible to get a deleted Scratch account back. Is there any other way?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 31 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I will create an account for you.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:06, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks! When/how will I know the username and password?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 31 December 2015 (UTC)
You should get it in an email.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:13, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
How do I start the Spanish Wiki? I'm logged on to the Test-Scratch Wiki!I think I got it so I created a page called Es:ScratchEquipo for Scratch Team by searching it on the address bar...is that how it works?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:40, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, you create pages like that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:46, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
But, it took me to the main Wiki, should I create pages on the Test Wiki? How do I create a page on the test wiki?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:51, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I think I figured it out. Here is a link, can you look at it? http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Es:ScratchEquipo

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 17:11, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I have some questions:
1. If the Spanish Scratch Wiki gets approved and launches will I get to be an admin?
2. How many contributers do I have to have along with me? I'm not sure how many I can get because I don't know many Scratchers that can help with the Spanish Wiki. I can do the Scratch Spanish Wiki by myself if nobody else can help, it's not a big deal!
3. How many articles do I have to have before the Spanish Scratch Wiki can officially launch?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 19:10, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

It looks like you did it right, though there are some issues with the language that I'll fix when I get the chance. In response to your questions, 1. Maybe. Let's cross that bridge when we get to it. 2. Just to have it on the test Wiki, none, but to get its own Wiki, a fair amount. 3. Once again, a fair amount.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:11, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Awesome thanks! And yeah, with the language I'm not exactly the best at it because I'm only in middle school.
Also, here is a link to the home page of the Scratch Spanish Wiki :::http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Es:Scratch_Wiki_Espa%C3%B1ol Do you :::like it so far?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 19:19, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I think es:Pagina Principal (add the accent, on the first A in "pagina", as I can't figure out accents in firefox and will have to edit in Word) would be a better title.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:13, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
Here is a link on a page on how to request a Spanish Wiki Account: http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Es:C%C3%B3mo_contribuir
Is it OK?

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:28, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
We should still use the built-in account request system, so I'm updating the article to reflect that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:06, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Your Bot

Hi, your bot told me to add a category to categories. I think it is a bug.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 22:18, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

No, it's not a bug. You still have to add categories to categories so that we can have a hierarchy.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:54, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. What does your bot do?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 03:23, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
See User:WikiMonitor for details, but it tells users if they don't sign their posts, make too many edits in a short amount of time, and don't categorize new pages/files.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:04, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

The Category

I was just wondering what was unuseful about my category.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 03:41, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

The "Categories" category duplicates the various other meta-categories we have (our root category is Category:Scratch Wiki, and we have other meta-categories inside that all other categories should go under). The other ones looked like they would fit better under other categories. In general, we try to avoid making too many categories (I'm not saying we should never make them, but we should be absolutely sure that no other category fits), so I was moving the stuff you made to pre-existing categories in order to maintain the structure.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:04, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Please Look at the Test Scratch Wiki Community Portal

^^--
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:05, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

BOT:

Hey there! Look at the bottom post on my user talk.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 19:41, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I see it. However, even userpage edits to clog up the recent changes, so I'm not disabling WM for those (userpage edits are what trigger it the most frequently, actually). Also, it won't send you another notification unless you continue your bulk editing, and we don't actually punish users at all for WM messages, so you don't need to worry about it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:52, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Phew! xD I was trying to do some edits on my page. How do you talk through people's mouse pointers?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 19:56, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Just a little bit of magic. :)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:07, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOk.


Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 08:22, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Suggestions for better connection of Scratch-Wiki and -Website

see: Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Connect Wiki and Website. Is that OK for you? Could you add your suggestion? Your idea, you suggested yesterday in the de:SC, of having "article of the week" as a regulary item in the scratch-news is brilliant, hope we'll convince the ST. After accepting or changing the format of that article please post it in the S:PORTAL so the community can take part.
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 23:08, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

MartinWollenweber, normally we don't create subpages for new discussions - please just add it to the CP and refrain from making separate subpages. Thanks!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 01:09, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
I know, but in this case it's a special thing because the scratch team asked to make suggestions what will lead to a permanent process that we should'nt mix up with all the fast changing matters if the community portal: If we want to activate the Scratch team about that wiki-webpage connection matter permanently, we should have an own page for that and I thougt a sub-page of the cp is a good place for that. I also made some additions to my post to jvvg above, please have a look. Perhaps it's a good idea to do the brainstorming in the cp and have only the result article with the ordered suggestions separated, perhaps at an other place? What do you think?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 06:52, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
@jvvg: I saw that you add your suggestion. Thanks! I also improved the title and text a bit, now it's Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Connect Wiki and Website (with shortcut S:CWW. Do you want to post the opportunity to make that suggestions to the Scratch Team at S:CP or do you want me to post it? Perhaps we should ask Linda because she is member of the Scratch Team now and hopefully will get bureaucrat and editlockedpages rights soon?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 18:01, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Maybe moving it to the CP but not archiving it and putting it first would be better?
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 18:09, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
I'll post it. Give me a minute...
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:20, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Private

Hiya jvvg! :D I had a question regarding the EW election, but I don't feel comfortable posting it in public? What would be the best way to contact you within the Scratch Guidelines? :D Thanks!
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 

I suppose one of my old projects would be the best way.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:22, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Done :) Feel free to delete this section.
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
Instead of creating a new topic, I'll just comment here. The user http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/User:Candydog1777 has been spamming about his/her ban on Scratch. I'm not sure if there's a report user on the wiki that I haven't seen, so I'm telling you here. Thanks :)
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
Yeah, I left a message on his/her talk page. Hopefully they understand.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 05:13, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Hey jvvg!

Hello, jvvg! I see you're waiting on a lot of colleges, but are there any colleges that have replied to you yet? Also, I hope you get into MIT so you could possibly become a Scratch Team Member. Good luck!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 18:03, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

I have heard back from three colleges so far. I was deferred from MIT (we'll see in March whether or not I got in) and got in to Case Western Reserve University (which is also a very good engineering school).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:27, 18 January 2016 (UTC)
Awesome! So I was trying to edit the Operating Systems Wiki Page, but I accidentally messed up a photo and now it's not working. It won't let me undo it, so could you possibly do it.
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 18:32, 18 January 2016 (UTC)
I just reverted all of your recent edits. I hope that helps.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:37, 18 January 2016 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks jvvg!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:04, 19 January 2016 (UTC)


Scratchpaper Interview

About what percentage of the requests do you think get accepted?
-unsigned comment by Mitopolis (talk | contribs)

A fairly low percentage. Probably 20-40%.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:14, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Do you think the Wiki needs more editors?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 19:11, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
I think that the quality is more important than quantity, and I prefer the situation we have rather than having more editors that aren't as familiar with Wiki standards and aren't as willing to work with others. The short answer to that is no, I don't think we need more editors. We do accept enough requests to maintain a steady volume of editors.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:15, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. What do you think more Experienced Wikians will do?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 23:04, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
We are electing more EWs so that we can have more people around to resolve issues, since our current EW/admin staff sometimes can be out for several days, so having more people would fill in the gaps.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Do very many Scratchers send requests?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 03:36, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yeah, we get 2-3 requests a day usually.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:03, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

OK. How do you think the suggestions at S:CWW will help the site?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 20:28, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
I think they will make more people aware that the Wiki exists and is a valuable source for information about Scratch.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:42, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Do you think vandalism is a big problem right now?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 01:39, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
We occasionally have incidents, but overall it isn't a big problem. Since we have a closed account system and users have to meet fairly high standards to join, intentional vandalism is fairly rare (though it does happen occasionally).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:05, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
That's good that vandalism isn't a big issue. What do you think is the biggest issue right now?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 02:28, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure. Everything seems to be working more or less fine right now, and most of the issues that pop up are fairly minor. It's basically just persistent stuff, like working through account requests. Also, we have an election for a new EW coming up starting next week, and that may cause some drama, though hopefully it will go smoothly.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:33, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Good. The BeetleBlocks article has caused some discussion recently. What do you think about that article?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 02:36, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

I definitely think we should keep it, since it's a program fairly closely based on the Scratch structure, and it's sort of a version of 3D scratch, which is a common topic of discussion.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:37, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I think we've all agreed about that. Have you tried the program? Also,I use it in Firefox and it works fine.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 02:41, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
I've played around with it a bit (also in Firefox), and it seems pretty cool.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:38, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I've noticed that lots of articles about OS-dependent stuff don't seem to cover Windows 10. For example, Hard Refresh doesn't cover Edge, the new Windows default browser. Do you think that matters?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 16:01, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
I honestly have no idea whether stuff is different between IE and Edge, since I use Firefox on Linux. However, most stuff that worked in Windows 8 also works on Windows 10, so I don't think the compatibility issues are huge.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:47, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Actually, compatibility is a very big issue, I think. I had 8.1 on a laptop and upgraded it. (I am actually using Windows 10 to do this interview, but I am using Firefox.)
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 17:05, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── No, I mean I don't think that too much has changed in terms of compatibility between Windows 8 and 10, not that we need to make sure it works.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:55, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Ok. When was the last time a user intentionally caused vandalism? (I don't want the username)
Mitopolis (talk | contribs)
There was a case in the last week, but before that, I can't remember when it was.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:17, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
How bad was that vandalism, and was it more than just 1 user?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 18:20, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Please stop asking questions about this. I don't want to draw attention to vandalism.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:06, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I won't even include that last question it the project. Anyway, what do you think is the most helpful article?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 20:39, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
User:Jvvg, definitely. Seriously, though, we have a lot of helpful articles. I really can't just point to one.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:51, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────OK, do you think there are any articles that need to be made?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 03:06, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Not off the top of my head, but if I do think of one, I will create it or ask on the CP for someone knowledgeable in that topic to create it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:39, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. The BeetleBlocks article will stay, but what do you think of the TurtleStitch article?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 16:07, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I don't know enough about that topic to provide an informed opinion.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:40, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Do you think we have any unhelpful articles? We probably do, considering we have 1,334 of them.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 16:43, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm sure we do (see Category:Pages in Question of Usefulness), but we're working to improve or remove them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:45, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Do you think S:CPND will be very helpful?
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 17:06, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yeah, I think it helps by keeping the ongoing/persistent threads from getting archived.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:17, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Ok. Why do we clear the sandbox? Sand makes it better, and WikiMonitor removes it. :)
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 19:57, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

sorry

I was meaning to put a . But I pressed delete acsidently sorry
-unsigned comment by Cwkace2507 (talk | contribs)

It's fine, but please don't edit others' userpages without permission in the future, as it violates Wiki guidelines.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:27, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

International Scratch Club

Hi! At last Scratch Club we decided to split it into a German Scratch Club starting at 20:00 CET and an international Scratch Club starting at 21:00 CET. You are especially invited to join and/or contribute topics, see [2].
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 20:33, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! Are they still on Mondays? I won't be able to join most weeks, but whenever I don't have track practice on Monday, I'll try to be on.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:58, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

delete

please delete my account
-unsigned comment by Cwkace2507 (talk | contribs)

We can't delete accounts, unfortunately.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:02, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Uhh, whats happening?

I tried that nomination page. I can't seem to work it! Says protected page! Help!
-unsigned comment by Bbciplayer (talk | contribs)

Nominations don't open until February 1.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:03, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Then how did you put yours in?
Bbciplayer (talk | contribs) 13:42, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Mine was just a sample to show what it should look like. Since I'm already an admin, I'm not actually running in the election, and once nominations open, I will remove that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:02, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiMonitor

I think WikiMonitor is off. The User:WikiMonitor/Disable page is true, so I think there is a bug.
Mitopolis (talk | contribs) 20:01, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes, WikiMonitor is definitely off. (Do you like my new sig?)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Scratch account) 21:19, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
If you read the page the first two sentences say this: "This page can be used to disable WikiMonitor, a bot used to check recent changes. To do so, please change the text below to "false"." That means that setting the page to false, turns the bot off, and it's on true at the moment.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 22:01, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
It appears to have crashed upon trying to parse some XML. I restarted it, hopefully this won't happen again. Also, the fact that the disable page isn't set to false doesn't mean that it has to be running (though hopefully it is). If it is disabled, I actually have to restart it manually, and if I ever restart my test server (where I host WM), I also have to run it manually.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:42, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Hope I didn't cause any of that, I edited it only to revert the change to 'false' due to the fact that there was no reason to shut down the bot. :)
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
No, you didn't cause that. It was most likely a network issue that caused WM to receive an incomplete page. When it is disabled, it exits gracefully (it says something like "This bot was disabled by jvvg"), but in this case it threw an XML parsing error.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:46, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Ohhh sorry, I misread the OP. I thought they were saying that WM was off because the page was set to true.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 02:32, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Also, I might set up an intranet on our network and run a wiki (or wikis) on it. If I do that, would WikiMonitor work and would you care if I used it?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Scratch account) 03:13, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, you're welcome to use it. I can't guarantee it will work properly, but you're welcome to try.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:02, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I made a virtual computer in HTML called the VCD (Virtual Computing Device). I was thinking about making a wiki for it on our LAN. (It has a checkbox-calculator; to add 3+2, you choose 3 checkboxes and then 2 and count them and get 5. :)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Scratch account) 16:38, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Its off again. I tested it by posting 7 times on a subpage of my talk without signing.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Scratch account) 16:55, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
It appears to be working fine... A talk page edit has to be big enough and be editing a specific section in order to trigger the notification so that it avoids edits of previous messages and other false positives.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:04, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. Does WikiMonitor just run on your computer?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 18:22, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
It runs on my test server.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:36, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────OK. Do you happen to know how to set up a Linux intranet? (Also, what distribution do you use, and do you know shell programming?)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:56, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

I don't even know what intranet means, but I use Ubuntu 64-bit and am familiar with shell programming.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:07, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
An intranet is basically a personal internet. And with shell programming, do you ever distribute your scripts? Also, do you know how to license scripts under the GPL?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:17, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok, cool. I don't usually distribute my shell scripts (they're pretty basic). To license a script under the GPL, all you need to do is explain that you license it under the GPL. There's no more to it that I know of.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:52, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. Do I just say "Public Domain" for the copyright notice? Also, I have a not-standard GZip Tar system called MMMPM. All you need to do is tar your program with any documentation and a build script to set it up (If you make an executable, add the source and a gcc in that script) and change the name to (name)_(version).mp and use the GUI (note that sudo and su won't work; you'll need use gksudo and gksu) to install it.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:58, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
No, public domain means people can distribute it however they want. For the copyright notice, say it's distributed under the GNU GPL. The reason that I don't distribute my shell scripts isn't about packaging them - it's just that they usually aren't useful to anybody besides me.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:38, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok. So I don't need a copyright notice at all? (unless I'm copyrighting it, when I probably wouldn't license it under the GPL)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:37, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── No, you just need to say it's distributed under the GNU GPL.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:58, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

OK. Do you know how to make APT repositories?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 23:47, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
I have no idea, unfortunately. I'm already having enough trouble just configuring Eclipse to work with the GTK system.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:55, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. Do you know if I could upload my package to the official repositories?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:40, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Once again, I don't know, sorry.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:25, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
OK. I guess I'll just need to make a "repository" as a subpage of my userpage.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:28, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
I made one here. I made all of the scripts.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:26, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

PowerBrowse IV

I know it isn't wiki related, but PowerBrowse IV crashes as soon as I start it.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 20:17, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Also, the wiki looks very bad in II.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 20:24, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, we don't maintain PowerBrowse anymore, since making a suitable alternative to any commercial web browsers would be extremely difficult and require a lot more resources than I have.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:34, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Oh.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:54, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
PowerBrowse is a suitable alternative. If you ever make a new version, try adding:

Commenting on rejects' profile pages?

Do you still comment on rejected users' profile pages to tell them that their account request has been rejected? I looked through a few of the most recent bad ones you rejected, and I can't find your comment on their profiles. Or did they just delete the comments?
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 14:22, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I still send a comment. They probably just deleted it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:39, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Questions About EW Election

Hey jvvg! How long will nominations be open? and When will we be notified if we make it or not? Thanks!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 00:17, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Nominations will be open for several days (basically we'll close them when we think everybody has had the chance to nominate themselves who wants to, but at least until Friday). While nominations are open and for a little while after they close, we will be discussing who we think should run, and we'll try to get that out as quickly as possible (probably within 3 days of nominations closing, but I can't make any guarantees).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:25, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Alright, thank you! Also, how many days will we have to write speeches?
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 00:29, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Probably 2-3 days after being notified.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:29, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 00:33, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Protect

Can you please protect User talk:Mitopolis/Archive 1?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 23:21, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:51, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks!
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 00:39, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

AF

On April Fools Day, do you get lots of WikiMonitor messages because of the uncategorized pages?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:54, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

No, since it actually just transcludes the page, and WM only looks at pages when they are originally created to check for categories.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:27, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

OK.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:30, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Can voting open?

All the speeches are in, so I'm pretty sure the voting can open. (Unless there is a time requirement of course)
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 16:17, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

I'll copy the speeches over to the page, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow to open voting.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:18, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Why can't I vote?

My account is old enough. FutureSight says it isn't.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:57, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Voting isn't actually supposed to be open yet (I just had it open to test it). I'll look into the issue, though.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:46, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
I found the problem. I set it to January 1, 2016 (that's how old you need to be to nominate yourself) by accident. When voting opens, you should be good.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:47, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
OK.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 20:38, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

It appears that on revision 140527 of the page Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal, you did not sign your post. Please fix this by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your post to insert your signature and remember to sign your posts in the future. Thanks!
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WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 18:54, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
You got notified by your own bot! Meow.png
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:10, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
I can't say I never suffer from the problems WM is designed to fix.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:07, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
:) I have a suggestion: Make it sign for other users!
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 00:00, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I actually thought about that when coding it, but it turns out it's hard just to make it detect whether there's a signature at all, but then figuring out where to add one would be very difficult.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:48, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Oh, OK. Speaking (indirectly) of PHP, how do I install MediaWiki where only I can access it?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:17, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I think there is a "private wiki" option when you set it up, you can use that. Alternatively, you could set up a server only accessible on your local network and use that or try setting up HTTP authentication.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:57, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── How do I get to the setup? (Sorry, I want to debug the skin but have absolutely no experience setting up stuff like this.)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:36, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

You need to download the code from MediaWiki, set up a database, and configure it following their instructions. You also need a PHP server set up, and if you are on Windows, the easiest setup is XAMPP, while on Mac OS, it's MAMP.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:42, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
How do I do that?
EDIT: I use Linux Mint 32-bit based on Ubuntu and use APT or Synaptic to install software.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:47, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
In that case, you want the LAMP stack. If you just google around a bit, you can probably find it. That's actually what I use on my test server (which runs Raspbian).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:05, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
OK, will sudo apt-get install lamp work?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:07, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Voting errors

I was trying to vote on your site, and thought I had to click on the 'vote' button to start selecting the options. Could you erase my vote please? Thanks! (Also, maybe say that the button is to submit your votes not to start voting? And maybe have it reject the vote if all choices are blank?)
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 02:27, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Oops, my mistake. I'll erase it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:37, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
So how do I select my choices? I've tried double clicking, pressing numbers, and right clicking without any success. Thanks again!
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 02:50, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Single-click.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:52, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I've tried that too. hmm...
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 02:56, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
On the circles in the little grid.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:59, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Uh... I don't see any circles. Screenshot
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 03:16, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Try the Acid3 Test.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:22, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

@The_Grits, the same thing is happening on my computer. The bubbles show up on a mobile browser but for some reason, it's not letting me submit my votes...
Fmtfmtfmt2 (talk | contribs) 03:33, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
@Mitopolis 100/100, but the animation is not smooth. Chrome 48
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 03:39, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Fail. Try IE or whatever came installed.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:46, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
This is happening to me in Chrome too. In IE however, I can see the circles and move them around, but it's not letting me submit the votes. It says "you must rank each candidate" even though I have.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 05:32, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
This also happens to me on Mac's safari. However, the mobile version works just fine. Except, after I click 'Vote!', or gives an error.
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
I will look into this and extend the deadline if necessary. Sorry about the issues.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:38, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── This should be resolved. Thank you for your patience.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:36, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Still not working on Chrome.
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 15:58, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Too bad there isn't a "vote-bot" to vote for us. :(
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:00, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I tried it in Chrome, and indeed the circles don't show up. I'll look into this.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:19, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
I found the problem and have a patch ready, but FTP isn't working properly at the moment. I'll keep everyone posted and notify you once I can push the code.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:28, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
OK. Could we have the ST make a votebot? Get passwords and vote for them if they use Chrome?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:47, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Like I said, I have a fix ready-to-go, I just need to push it to the server once I can get FTP working.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:13, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I have successfully pushed the code. Please try again. You should see radio buttons (circles) for each row in the table.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:19, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

I see the radio buttons!
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 20:31, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
It wouldn't accept my vote since I didn't select myself, so I just put myself as #5.
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 20:39, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Script

I made some code for WikiMonitor:


#!/bin/sh
until [ $? = 0 ]; do
php wikimonitor
done

Would that work?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 00:33, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

I just run it manually whenever the server turns on. I eventually plan to make it a cron job, but I just haven't gotten around to it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:34, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
OK. I made a config script:


#!/bin/sh
echo '#!/bin/sh' > ~/.wmd
echo '#WikiMonitor Start Daemon' >> ~/.wmd
echo 'until [ $? = 0 ]; do' >> ~/.wmd
echo 'php wikimonitor' >> ~/.wmd
echo 'done' >> ~/.wmd
echo 'bash ~/.wmd &' >> ~/.bashrc
echo Installed WikiMonitor Start Daemon. Log out and log back in to start it.

This will install a little daemon. It will need you to have bash running the whole time you want to run WM. (You won't need superuser privileges.)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:29, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Replies

When someone replies to your comment/reply, why don't you get a message? I also forget to sign my posts. Luckily I did.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 20:09, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

???
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:34, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
What?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 20:11, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, we don't have any way set for you to get notifications on replies, since they aren't editing your talk page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:03, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Can you add that feature, or can't you?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 17:31, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

I personally can't, but we are discussing adding a bot that would notify you.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:52, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
Or a very bad extension.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 20:49, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
I think I am getting way too much hate for suggesting the extension. I was trying to find the one Wikipedia uses to allow people to "ping" each other, and that looked like what I needed.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:53, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't see what people have against the extension. It looks good to me. I don't see the point in having a bot when we can use an extension to do the exact same thing.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 06:40, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
Echo-All private; you can say "I get 50 messages every day!" when you rarely get 1 and no one can see that you don't get 50, or
Bot-All public; you can say the same thing and everyone will know it isn't true because it is on your (public) talk page
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:43, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
How about this: Try Echo for a week. If we like it, keep it. If we don't, remove it and let @St19_Galla make Notifier.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:47, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Please keep this discussion on the original thread.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:36, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Account Requests

Hi jvvg! I just saw that st19_galla and I got promoted. I noticed that there are some account requests open on the page. Do you remind if I try to review some? I read the admin guide to reviewing requests, and I think I understand what to do. Or is there something I need to know before trying to review them?
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 00:09, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, we can talk to you guys about how to do this through Skype maybe?
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:15, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Sure! User:Hamish752/Skype

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 00:22, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Yep! Where would you like me to give you my Skype? :)
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 
You can just create a page with it, then delete the page. Only admins can see the deleted content ;). Oh yeah, and the delete button is one of the options on the dropdown menu when you click the pencil icon.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 00:25, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
User:St19 galla/Skype Thanks! ;)
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs 

Please don't make several edits in a short amount of time

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Custom Sig

Hey Jvvg,
I was trying to create my custom sig, but I don't know how to fill out the contributions part. Do you know what the proper formatting is? Right now, it just looks like:" _Tigerjack_(Talk | contribs ) 02:09, 22 February 2016 (UTC)"
I know that that is because I got the link wrong - but I don't know where to find the right one! If you don't mind, can you respond on my talk page?
Thanks!
PS: How did you make the 'Hey, it's jvvg talking through your mouse" thing? It's really cool.
_Tigerjack_(Talk | contribs ) 02:09, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

You go to Special:Contributions/-Tigerjack- to link to your contribs, and you use magic to talk through the mouse.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:20, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! I figured out how to do it using this!
_Tigerjack_(talk | contribs) 23:05, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

HelpBot

Hey jvvg, I saw yer message in the Bot Requests about the HelpBot and finally I understand why you don't think it'd be a good idea. I have a couple comments and questions. 1. I will start working on a new welcome message. 2. Would it be fine (and not considered spam) if every month or so I leave a comment on people's talk pages telling them how the Wiki has changed, if anything has been added, and what's trending on the Wiki. Would I be allowed to do that and would you be fine with it? Thank you!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 14:58, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

1. Sure. If you have any suggestions for how to improve the welcome message, please tell us. 2. I think commenting that on everybody's talk page would be excessive. It would be a better idea to use the CP or something.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:37, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
Great, thank you! 2. Yes, the Community Portal Idea would be better.:)
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 18:54, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

WM

Is it admin? It patrols its own edits.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:39, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Bots also patrol their own edits ;)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:31, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

AF

Hi! I'm "desonicing" the AF Wiki, but I need some help. Would you mind helping? I have a goal to remove every mention of Sonic by April Fool's Day.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:23, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

There is no reason to do this. I already made a decision that Sonic is allowed provided it is not used excessively.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:29, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
OK. But, I'll still remove some, because there was too much.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:52, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Hiya!


Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 17:08, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:05, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
How are you?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 17:41, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
also, I think this article should instead go on Wikipedia. It's not really relevant to scratch apart from using one to use scratch, but you could use a tablet. You could use the puffin browser. That supports flash.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:38, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome to flag it as not useful for the community to discuss it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:11, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
How do I flag something?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 09:17, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Add {{NotUseful}} at the top of it and start a discussion on the talk page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:07, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Ah. Thanks. Out of interest, what's your favourite colour?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 20:38, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
Blue.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:20, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Cool! Mine's red.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:28, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Just cleaned this up. Also, when there's a new curator, I think it's better to change his/her to their and him/her to them.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:30, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

WM

I'm working on wmd; see what I did in my fork of your repo. I'll work on it more.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:09, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Weird... It thinks I'm a bot... And hid me.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:27, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
They unhid me. Now, you can see my repo. (I'm mitopolis there, to. It is here.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 02:13, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Spanish Scratch Wiki

Hello jvvg, This may seem like an odd request, but could you create four user accounts on the test wiki? Some of my friends plan to possibly edit a little and help the Spanish Wiki. Then could you possibly email the names and passwords of those accounts to me? I understand if this is not possible. The usernames can be anything. Thank you!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 19:59, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

They can request an account through the account request system. Just instruct them to go to Special:ConfirmAccounts on the Test Wiki.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:08, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

PHP

Can I have some help with PHP?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 23:30, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

What do you need?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:25, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Well, I'd kind of like to re-implement some shell scripts. #!/bin/sh

trap 1 2 3 18 20

  1. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
  2. under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
  3. either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
  4. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
  5. without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  6. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
  7. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
  8. License along with this program; if not,
  9. write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
  10. Lockterm TTY Locker 1.0
  11. Locks the user's TTY to prevent unauthorized access
  12. Prompt for password

dialog --backtitle "Lockterm Screen Locker" --inputbox "Password:" 5 100 2> pwtest password=$(cat pwtest) shred pwtest rm pwtest

  1. Confirm

dialog --backtitle "Lockterm Screen Locker" --inputbox "Confirm Password:" 5 100 2> pwtest passwordt=$(cat pwtest) shred pwtest rm pwtest if [ $passwordt = $password ]; then #Lock until [ "$password" = "$passwordu" ]; do dialog --backtitle "Lockterm Screen Locker" --inputbox "Password:" 5 100 2> pwtest passwordu=$(cat pwtest) shred pwtest rm pwtest done else dialog --backtitle "Lockterm Screen Locker" --infobox "Error: Passwords do not match" 3 50 fi
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 03:18, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

There isn't really a good way to implement this in PHP. It is possible to request passwords, but it's a big pain, and you should probably stick with a shell script.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:06, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
OK. Can you make CGI scripts with it?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 15:09, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
CGI is just a way to run PHP (or another server-side language) and then send the results to the user. For what you're trying to do, CGI scripts aren't what you want.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:13, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
I would like to process HTML forms with it. (I tried a shell script, but it displays the script rather than running it.)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 15:16, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
You can't run shell scripts through a webserver. If you want to lock your screen, you shouldn't be using webpages at all.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:19, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm not talking about that script. Can I write CGI scripts to process forms in PHP?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:03, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well, you can pass form data to a shell script using the "system()" command.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:16, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

I still can't figure out how to make a CGI script.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:40, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
You really shouldn't be trying to run shell scripts from a web browser because it doesn't just let you have shell access to the computer. The only way to have shell access on another computer is with SSH (or with some other pretty janky stuff).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:54, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm not talking about shells anymore. I'm talking about "script.php" in <form method="post" action="script.php><input type="text"></form>.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:25, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
So in this case are you just trying to process a form with PHP?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:47, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
Yes. Like making a save-load system for a text editor.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:16, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
In that case, you just need to make the script receiving the form data to place it in the appropriate file, and then populate the textbox with the desired file when loading the page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:28, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
How do I do that?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 23:18, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well, in your form, you do this: <form action="page.php">...</form>

In page.php (or whatever processes the script, you do something like this: <?php file_put_contents('file.php', $_POST['field']); ?>

Replace 'field' with whatever you use for the name attribute on the textarea. Also note that this is not exactly the best script and is definitely not secure, but is a good basic start.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:01, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

My HTML is: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>KittenEdit</title> </head> <body bgcolor="#AFFFFA"> <center><h1>KittenEdit</h1><form method="post" action="edit.php"> <input type="radio" name="saveload" value="load">Load<input type="radio" name="saveload" value="save">Save<br>Location: <input type="text" name="floc" size="100"><br><textarea name="filecontents" rows="100" cols="100"></textarea><br><input type="submit" value="Done"><input type="reset" value="Clear"></form></center></body></html> (Put that in a file to see the UI I built for it.)
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:04, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
The UI code looks fine, though you may want to auto-populate the input fields using PHP. However, the issue is more likely with the PHP script that processes the form.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:24, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
There isn't a problem, I just don't know PHP.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:33, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Using the Wiki to teach you PHP would be an extremely painful and slow process, so I would advise you use some tutorials. Try the W3 Schools tutorial to get a start in PHP.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:51, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Page

Can you please hide all past revisions on User:Mitopolis/Pac-Trivia?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:07, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Why...?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:29, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi there

I can't sign into ModShare and when I click on forgot password, when I comment the verification code, it says I didn't. :(
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 17:35, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Also, can I make a test page that's under my userpage?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 18:37, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
1. This is a result of the fact that the forgot password takes advantage of an old page layout. I will fix this, but this may not be until next week when we push a bunch of server improvements. 2. Sure, go ahead.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:18, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Speaking of servers, do you have a spare server OS?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:34, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
What do you mean by "spare server OS?" Mod Share is run on Ubuntu.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 10:40, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
I meant a product key, but since you run ubuntu, nvm.
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 16:17, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Also, on wikipedia, if there's a bot and you go to its talk page, it redirects to the owner's talk page. Why don't you add that?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 19:36, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Rules on Wikipedia don't necessarily apply here. In this case, it's just because there are some existing messages there, and I want to make it clear that WM is not me, even though it is controlled by me.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:24, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Yeah. xD I once sent WM a message. http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/User_talk:WikiMonitor#Please_remember_to_sign_your_posts
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 09:07, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Why did I get a message from WikiMonitor?

I got a message saying I didn't categorize What is advertising? when creating it. I'm not sure why, though, because I had only edited it (twice) and didn't create it. :P
Pianogirl84 (talk | contribs) 22:28, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

The reason you got that message is because you accidentally created the page, when you only meant to edit it. I'm guessing what happened was you clicked the edit button and started making changes to the page. However, while you were editing the page PrincessPandaLover moved What is Advertising? to What is advertising? without leaving a redirect. So this deleted the page What is Advertising? while you were still editing it. When you clicked the "save" button, instead of editing the page, it created it, because the page no longer existed. And since there weren't any categories at the time, you got the message.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 22:55, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Oooooh, that's why. Thanks.
Pianogirl84 (talk | contribs) 23:05, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Hey there!

Hi, jvvg. :) First of sorry you didn't get into MIT. I really wish you did. Secondly, it seems like nobody is on the Spanish scratch wiki. Well, it seems like nobody is even on the test wiki! What should I do? We will never launch the Spanish wiki like this!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 15:46, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Well, if nobody contributes, do we really want to launch the Wiki? The key is to find more contributors and make sure they really do want to contribute.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:44, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Hm...well we need more people to know about it, but I have no idea how...
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:33, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

The Wiki Times!

Do you want to be a manager for the Wiki Times? We need another manager! Whether the answer is a yes or no or if you have any questions about it, please leave a message here so I get it faster and so it is easier to look at. Thank you!
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 16:34, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

I replied.
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 23:26, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Hiya!

17:08, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
Hello. What's new?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:33, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Whoops. Didn't see that reply. xD next one down. :P

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | My scratch profile | github) 20:48, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Got a new keyboard and mouse and a new siggy.

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | My scratch profile | github) 20:48, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Could you project this page please? :)

http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/User_talk:Banana439monkey/Archive_1 20:44, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Sure.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:58, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Too soon. :P I regret doing that too early. Can you also add {{archive header}} at the top
-unsigned comment by banana439monkey (talk | contribs)
Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:04, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Contributions | My scratch profile | github) 20:48, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Got a new keyboard and mouse and a new siggy.

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | My scratch profile | github) 20:48, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Could you project this page please? :)

http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/User_talk:Banana439monkey/Archive_1 20:44, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Sure.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:58, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Too soon. :P I regret doing that too early. Can you also add {{archive header}} at the top
-unsigned comment by banana439monkey (talk | contribs)
Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:04, 26 March 2016 (UTC)