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  • Mainframe98

    You may have seen my bot MainframeBot editing several file pages in quick succession. I'm using AutoWikiBrowser to achieve this. It makes replacing categories, adding templates etc much easier. It does flood Special:Recentchanges and Special:WikiActivity however. By getting a bot flag, edits by an account flagged as a bot are hidden from the aforementioned special pages. A bot flag has to be requested from staff and usually requires community consensus. The question thus is:
    Does the BioShock Wiki community agree with MainframeBot obtaining a bot flag?

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  • Mainframe98

    Removed content is always a fascinating part of every BioShock game. In this blog I will show you how you can access the transcripts of BioShock Infinite and it's DLC's. It's really easy. All you need is a computer with access to the game files of BioShock Infinite and a text editor. Notepad, which is available on any Windows computer, is sufficient, although many users prefer something like Notepad++. The computer DOESN'T have to be able to run the game, just be able to download the files.

    1. Navigate to the location of the game files. On default this is
      C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\BioShock Infinite for 32 bit and
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\BioShock Infinite for 64 bit. You can also find this in the setting menu of Steam…

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  • Mainframe98

    Wikia moves to new Infoboxes, called Portable Infoboxes. In short, these infoboxes use a much easier system with XML tags which can be customised by using css, and are fully compatible with mobile devices.

    I have been working on rewriting both the templates and CSS for the infoboxes to make sure we can make the change as quick and painless as possible. On my sandbox I have added a section where examples of these new infoboxes are visible. For reference they also have been included at the end of this blog.

    While the switch can be made without too much changes on the individual articles, there are a few things to keep in mind:

    • The align parameter has been deprecated.
    • The website parameter now requires complete input, something like

    A lot of docum…

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  • Mainframe98

    Several contributors have encountered pages whose content seems to be missing, displaying only an empty blue area where the content used to be and the bar with the categories. To fix this add ?action=purge to the end of the URL, like this: This will refresh the page by reloading it completely.

    There are tools available to make this easier. PurgeButton, for example adds a button to the edit menu, allowing to purge a page more easily. To add this tool, go to Special:Mypage/wikia.js and create a page with importScriptPage('PurgeButton/code.js', 'dev'); as content. If you want to use this tool on all the wikis on Wikia, go to w:special:Mypage/global.js.

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  • Mainframe98

    As you may have seen, I have created a template that allows the featured article to be replaced every week or month. Currently, all articles are placed at BioShock Wiki:Featured Articles. It is quite a tedious task to decide which articles are suitable, since there are 52 articles needed. Shacob made an excellent suggestion, and I hope that there are more contributors with good ideas. If you want to add an article, please keep the following things in mind:

    • Stubs, audio diaries, voxophones, map pages, plasmids/tonics, gear and articles with a lot of tables are not very suitable.
    • One image is enough, preferably a logo, audio diary or voxophone picture.
    • A good quote at the top is preferable, it does not need to be the one from the article. If yo…
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