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  1. Gustav Banned Banned

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    good god
    the n00b admins rule!

    /awed and whatnot
     
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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    can someone start a page in the encyclopedia about acronyms
    like SHTF or TEOTWAWKI. I see some here that I don't have a clue about.
     
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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    How about if we call the article "Necronyms" (Net Acronyms)? Sure, it would be false advertising for those obsessed with the dead, but what is netspeak, anyway, aside from the language of zombies?
     
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  7. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    zomg wtf!?!11?!
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    what is zomg!!!???
     
  9. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Orleander...

    www.urbandictionary.net
     
  10. USS Athens Very Special Senior Member Valued Senior Member

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    Anyone interesting in making a template, I can help.

    My first template is a time chart. Type in {{Time nav|x|y}} into the bottem of any year article to produce a last year and next year table.

    For example, you do an article on the year 2000, and you want the Time navigation template. Put {{Time nav|1999|2001}} into the end of the article. Then when you read the article it will read...

    Last Year: 1999 Next Year: 2001
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2008
  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    template for what exactly? :bugeye:
     
  12. USS Athens Very Special Senior Member Valued Senior Member

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    making a year table
     
  13. USS Athens Very Special Senior Member Valued Senior Member

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    New picture frames!

    To use it, just use it like a template. For example, say you want a picture on the right, you first type in the template name (in this case 'img.r'), then put the URL of the image. Lastly, you can put a caption in the final slot (if not just put a space instead). It should look something like this...

    {{img.r|http://www.sciforums.com/avatars/avatar21822_88.gif|Draqon's avatar}}

    On the encyclopedia it will appear as...

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    NOTE: All of these picture frames act as tables, meaning they will interfere with text (though sometimes it can look good with the text and the image mingled together)

    Other codes...

    {{img.l|http://www.image.jpg|Caption}} Left image
    {{img|http://www.image.jpg|Caption}} Center image
    {{img.r|http://www.image.jpg|Caption}} Right image

    Non-Table Frames

    {{img.f|http://www.image.jpg|Caption}} Left-fixed frame that does not interfere with the text
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2008
  14. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Thank you for the effort USS Enterprise.
     
  15. QuarkHead Remedial Math Student Valued Senior Member

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    Dim as I am, I have only just discovered the encyclopedia. What is for? The content appears to be, well, non-content, really.

    Shouldn't an encyclopedia have informative content, articles, explanations etc., rather than just being an extension of the cesspool?

    I would be willing to help build it as a knowledge base, but only if it is intended as such. Someone please explain what's going on here!
     
  16. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Obviously you have not seen:
    Encyclopedia Dramatica
    uncyclopedia
    or all the other "wikis" on the internets

    By the way I want to thank draqon for starting my article.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2008
  17. USS Athens Very Special Senior Member Valued Senior Member

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    I'm now going to start converting images so that they have frames.
     
  18. USS Athens Very Special Senior Member Valued Senior Member

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    Aside from that junk problem Nick has caused us on the encyclopedia, and our restless reverting.

    Finally some good news:

    I've just created a quote template on the encyclopedia. To use it, just type in the information as follows.

    Code:
    {{Quote|Quoted Person|Text}}
    However, there may be limits just to how much text the 'text' module of the message can hold. I'm checking into that right now...

    Also, you cannot use "quotes inside of quotes" on the encyclopedia, the coding will not allow it.
     
  19. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    Why do you spend so much time on the Encyclopedia?
     
  20. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    He isn't spending it, he's investing it.
     
  21. BennyF Registered Senior Member

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    Call me dumb if you want, but I don't know how to start a new thread. I have a question I would like answered by the members, but I don't see any current topic that I could post it onto.

    Can anyone help?

    TIA

    Benny
     
  22. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    OK, yes, you are dumb for not being able to work out how to press the 'Start new thread' button in every sub forum.
     
  23. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Actually technically not stating he was having the problem was "Dumb", but since he's spoken up he can now work out how to do it, it also might be down to the button not showing on his particular browser or maybe even mobile phone. Which means it could have well been a technical issue.
     

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