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Re:Upload form[edit source]

You can write your personal JS for Special:Upload in User:NovaHawk/common.js. You can check if the page you're accessing is Special:Upload by seeing if the value of wgPageName is equal to Special:Upload, like so:

if ( mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ) === 'Special:Upload' ) {
	// do some cool stuff

If you want to learn more about some of the configuration variables besides wgPageName, check out mw:Manual:Interface/JavaScript. Hope this helps! Also, somewhat relatedly, if you want a page for specifically customizing the file description on a page in the File namespace, you can use MediaWiki:Filepage.css. (There's no JS alternative specifically for file descriptions, meaning MediaWiki:Filepage.js won't work, unless if you decide to load it through ResourceLoader inside MediaWiki:Common.js or your own personal Common.js) SamanthaNguyen (talk) 13:56, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

No problem! Also I'm not sure if you noticed, but I accidentally wrote the above link as [[mw:Manual:Intefrface/JavaScript]], although it should link to mw:Manual:Interface/JavaScript instead. This is fixed now. :P SamanthaNguyen (talk) 04:54, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Socks[edit source]

I just noticed that the sock accounts [Reynoldsj8448‎; Reynoldsj7785‎ and Reynoldsj3599‎] were all just created. Just thought I should inform you of this.-Albus Potter (talk) 19:13, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

They were created, but did they do anything? Have we put something in place to stop them from editing? Berrybrick (talk) 20:25, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up, doesn't look like there's been any activity from any of these accounts so no real need to do anything at the moment as far as I can see NovaHawk 23:21, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Re: DeepSea[edit source]

That was the temporary CSS I slapped before I figured out. :P I accidentally added an extraneous space inside a selector, which changed div#content, to div #content (which, of course, have completely different meanings). That's why the content area is b0rked. Sorry! I submitted a patch and then we're going to git pull the changes very soon. SamanthaNguyen (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 01:53, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

All fixed! So sorry about that. SamanthaNguyen (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 02:15, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Re: Purge[edit source]

Hey again! The original purging functionality isn't specific to SW. It's a thing in MW 1.28, and there's a ticket for having it reverted back to how it was originally in phab:T143531 (this action actually has quite history, see phab:T136375, phab:T88044, phab:T135170, and phab:T56902 for example). Based on the conversations there, it probably won't be reverted, but you can add some personal JS written by Saftzie so you can skip the confirmation.

 * For action=purge to index.php
 *   change it to POST api.php
 *   then reload the page
 * Restores pre-1.28 behavior to MW 1.28+
 * Based on meta:User:Glaisher/autoPurge.js, 21 Aug 2016
if (( mw.config.get( 'wgAction' ) === 'purge' ) &&
	( $.inArray( 'user', mw.config.get( 'wgUserGroups' )) + 1 )) {
	$.post( mw.config.get( 'wgScriptPath' ) + '/api.php', {
		format: 'none',
		action: 'purge',
		titles: mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ).replace( /_/g, ' ' )
	}, function () {
		// remove action=purge, but keep the rest
			location.pathname +
				.replace( /(?:\?|&)action=purge$/i, '' )
				.replace( /(\?|&)action=purge&/i, '$1' ) +
	} );

SamanthaNguyen (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 03:56, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Images/licensing[edit source]

As you may have noticed I've been doing some work to clean up the images master cat, and generally just restoring categories that were deleted after images were moved out to meta.

I've run into a bunch of images that don't have licenses or any licensing templates. (Well, I know there are like thousands in a maintenance category...)

  1. Would it be safe to assume that all 4000 x 3000 transparent png's are Template:C-LEGO - from what I've seen, that's what the LEGO Group provides them as in their press releases and things.
  2. That Template:None selected and Template:No license are essentially the same template and should be merged to make life easier?

--Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 09:28, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Feel free to change those two templates about. I've not been touching them until I got a reply from you to make sure. I'm going to keep working on category stuff and I'll just template up the ones I find as I do it for now. I'll probably have a think about the best way to sort the rest after I'm done with this. --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 10:29, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Re:Vixen[edit source]

  • There are two precedents I can think of. The Black Canary/Sara Lance route where the different versions are kept completely separate (though there is no physical fig of Sara to cause issues and Sara was never technically Black Canary as I'm sure you'd point out), or the Firestorm route. Previously Firestorm was two pages, "Firestorm" for Ronnie Raymond and "Firestorm (Jackson Hyde)" for the minor version, but when the physical minifigure turned out to be Jackson I just went ahead and merged them. The article is short enough that it should be clear there are two versions of the character. I think that's what I'd prefer to do in the case, but I'd slash some of that background for the comic version of Vixen (something I can easily take care of myself) so it's not so dominant. If you'd rather they be separate, I think that's fine too. Berrybrick (talk) 11:41, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Yeah, I've sort of been thinking about that with Robin too. I'll probably go ahead and merge the Vixen articles, but probably not right away. Hopefully we'll find a solution with that forum Soup started; we were actually discussing putting all of the Robins together on one page. I'm replying there now. Berrybrick (talk) 14:16, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Part/new guide[edit source]

Is there a guide on how to use {{Part/new}}? Or more so, how to convert from {{Part}} to {{Part/new}}. I've been out of the loop for a while and I'm not sure what I'm looking at in terms of parameters for this. --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 07:55, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I think that answers the question. Oh, and what should part pages be named? I noticed lots of {{Partnames}} usages around and figured I'd sort those while trying to migrate the templates. --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 13:40, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
Not sure if you've seen my edits to the part pages after you gave me this info, but it might appear that I found a bug and/or used the template incorrectly. Particularly looking at the one I did yesterday... --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 13:01, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit source]

Greetings, civilian. It seems that I have abused my awesome admin-ly powers to undo your least revision of Brickipedia:Forum and there is nothing you can do to stop me if you don't want to be banned for life. Think again before you try to discuss things democratically. (I can't believe I forgot to check Reddit. Thanks.) Berrybrick (talk) 13:43, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Re: Block[edit source]

Just doing my job ;) (Uhh, the plan was to add a couple more content namespace edits to my account.) --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 07:55, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

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First Order Walker Driver[edit source]

I thought that maybe the guys at Wookieepedia would create a page in the near future, as there isn't one for that specific character, but maybe I am wrong. Vasko (talk) 06:15, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

I had the same thought about the naming, but yeah, you're right, I suppose I should've only added the link if there was a page for it, hopefully they make one in the near future. Vasko (talk) 07:48, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Minifigure Part articles[edit source]

Hi NovaHawk,

I was just looking at the MOS to remind myself the way we organise Minifigure parts on Bricki (primarily Torsos and Legs), and I couldn't find anything in the MOS, and my quick search was pulling up too much other stuff. Would it be worth expanding the MOS to specify what to do with those articles - I believe they are meant to be subpages of one or two articles about the Torso design ID? I also tried to cleanup the Category:Minifigure Parts category semi-recently by removing anything that was already in one of the torso/legs subcategories, and merging and renaming the duplicate subcategories from there.

-- Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 07:45, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

SW Classic trilogy freak[edit source]

Hi Novahawk,

>> your welcome message

I happen to be a longlasting wikipedia user, so I find it awesome to get back to Mediawiki syntax here. In between, I got out of the Dark Ages (if referred to AFOL vocabulary). So now following the new releases has become a hobby. Among the bunch of Lego SW collection, I try to make my way through Episode IV to VI sets. As a direct consequence, updating this site comes naturally for me.

Do you have a specific page explaining writing policies regarding Star Wars theme : standards, norms, what to refer to, and what concurrent sites are forbidden ? I mean, I shall, if need be, add references to sites such as BrickPirate, FTBT, Hothbricks (fr), reddit -- dedicated subreddit so if this is out of your ways, please update me.

I'm currently on a quest to get my copy of the now legendary 75192. Not that easy from my place...

yours sincerely,

Holycharly (talk) 22:04, 28 November 2017 (UTC) ==> Please follow up here

The Last Jedi[edit source]

No spoilers here - let me know what you think of TLJ when you finally see it. I've seen it twice now, and like others my opinion of it completely changed upon a second viewing. Initially, I was very split, loved some bits but hated the rest. Now, I think I kind of like it. That being said, I have a few issues with it (maybe I'm nitpicking, I don't know). From the start I thought it was a very VERY good science fiction film, very well made and IMO well written - I enjoyed most of it and really felt for the characters - but I thought it had no business being a Star Wars movie if that makes sense :P

Hurry up and see the movie, it's impossible to talk about properly without spoiling it :P BrikkyyTalk 14:24, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

That Must-see-twice movie unleashes an intricate Di$ney conspiracy xD[edit source]

Hi NovaHawk,

Happy to read the previous post on your talk page, two people shifting to the same mood after a second viewing, I guess that seals your fate : see it twice or Die Hard, NovaHawk ! Just wanted to point out that page (2015). Hitherto 2015, it was possible to get discount sales by becoming a member of Brickipedia community which User:ToaMeiko mentioned as a 'Recognized LUG'. How about nowadays ? Is it restricted stateside ? (I'm a EU-based contributor, as you may have guessed from my logon hours).

See you on our upcoming Must-see-twice movie megathread page on our forum to debrief that 'outer space (opera)' thing.

Holycharly (talk) 19:12, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi ; followed-up your last answer. Thanks for that and happy celebrations within the next 48 hours ! HolyC.

Just entered Top Fifty ![edit source]

I wish you a Happy Year Eighteen, NovaHawk ! As you may read from my profile page, I made my kind of AFOL black friday yesterday. Expect reviews to come up in our pages regarding the first wave in the next weeks, along my own builds. Never experienced such a geek craze as these 3 last years after I got out of Dark Ages. Toys sell as well as movies succeed the box office, each trend adding interest to the other. How well marketed, what do you think ? LOTRO and HOBBIT follow-ups by LEGO were just a start, next years we'll live the big thing (and their plans to empty our pockets). Personally feel much less interested with the second 'Solo' wave ; just find it rough, if not a pure carbon copy of what we already know. For the moment I shall restrict to the battle pack, and only a next sight on a minifigure shall change my mind.

Maybe I'll post a more elaborated outlook on the movie on Aliens in the Infield blog someday.


Holycharly (talk) 23:45, 5 January 2018 (UTC) Answer here please

Special:DoubleRedirects[edit source]

Hello NovaHawk,

I'm wondering why the page Special:DoubleRedirects gets no more updates (since 21:41, 28 August 2017).

Thanks, Fischkiste (talk) 22:46, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Exclusive Minifigures[edit source]

Hey, sorry I don't get around here often. You may have seen or heard that Kevin Hinkle is no longer with TLG, and as a result he's put a lot of items up for sale on eBay, some of which are exclusives or internal figures. Not sure if we have articles on all of them (and some may not be "official", such as the LEGO employee business card ones) but perhaps you can go through the eBay listings and see for yourself? And if there are ones that we have articles on, most of these eBay listing pictures are pretty good quality so we might be able to use them. Cheers! I'll try to check up here more often now. I've got a bit more free time than the past year so hopefully that's a good thing. :) Also I don't recall if I have your email on file? I know I have Berry's and I forward him most of the stuff I get from LEGO such as pre-release info and press releases before they're announced, but I want to be able to forward that to you as well. If you can email me your email address I'll make sure I have it stored. :) Also if you could please leave a message on my talk page after you email me, I'm not 100% sure if my emails from this site come through or if they're ending up in spam, since I don't seem to ever get notifications for anything. Thanks! --ToaMeiko (talk) 19:39, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Here is a link to sold listings too for the ones that won't show up in the first link since they're already sold. --ToaMeiko (talk) 23:40, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

2018 Harry Potter[edit source]

Hey, I used to be BrickheroSPACESHIP, but I made a new account. I was wondering hat we should call the 2018 kid version of the um They are clearly based on the first two movies. We can't just call it 2018 Hogwarts robes, because possible future wave might have the older characters, any ideas Brickhouse (talk) 18:05, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Re: A wild CJC appeared[edit source]

Hey Nova. I occasionally click here when I remember - after years of trying to wean myself away and failing, I ended up doing it without realising over the past year or so. How's things? As it has been pretty much for the past 10 years (it will have been 10 years since I joined in July :/), it seems you are the one keeping most things up to date and alive! CJC (talk) 22:49, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Template Changes[edit source]

Hey, I noticed you changed one of the big templates recently to fix a bug. Everything is fine (AFAIK), can you give me a poke when you do so - changes to big templates add between 2 - 4 jobs to the MediaWiki job queue for every transclusion. With the amount of traffic we take, we've slowly been trying to bring the number of jobs we run automatically back up - as they used to have big performance issues we had the amount turned down - but I tend to run the queues manually to try and clear them a bit quicker when I make changes otherwise you've got link refreshes that sit around in the queue for months while every other page view runs a job. You can either drop me a talk page message or drop a quick email to support@shoutwiki. Doesn't have to be every edit if you're doing lots of things, and I might take a few days to run them, but far better than the early days where I had queues of 500,000+ jobs to clear. Thanks! --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 13:52, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

The end[edit source]

I'm not sure if you will read this, but I have one last thing to say, and that is that this was really fun while it lasted. Thanks for letting me be part of it ever since I joined in April of 2012. Best of luck in all your future endeavours, Nova! Vasko (talk) 19:03, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi[edit source]

How's it going? I'm back: too late, perhaps, but maybe I'll see what I can do during the free moments that I have time.
BrickfilmNut (talk) 17:55, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

"I've just come back recently because I can't seem to keep track of LEGO info unless I'm actually making articles about the sets". I can really relate to that, lol. That actually goes for a bit of pop culture stuff in general. Hope to see you around too! I'd hoped to do some editing here over Winter Break, but things didn't really go as planned with that. Hopefully I don't have as bad a workload this semester and get some time to log in from time to time, though! BrickfilmNut (talk) 00:02, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Activity[edit source]

Hey! I noticed you're occasionally around doing little bits and pieces of spam cleanup and stuff. Any chance you're free to drop me an email to discuss a few Bricki things (my email is on my hub user page) - there are a few things I've been wanting to sort for a bit, that I believe you have the information for.

Just started creating some of the missing pages for this year's sets as well. I've written a nice little script to download/upload images from the LEGO site, first used on 71043 Hogwarts Castle, such a time saver. --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 19:40, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

No worries, hope you're feeling better. Wasn't too great last week and about to disappear again due to the last few coursework deadlines of the year. --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 23:36, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey[edit source]

I thought you'd left? :D CJC (talk) 21:47, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Re: Image bot[edit source]

Images are uploading as we speak, I've thrown a basic gallery into each of those pages (except the one that doesn't exist yet!) and they'll fill as the images are uploaded. I'll leave you to do all the fine tuning and things! --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 19:02, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Nav templates[edit source]

As the genius behind the fancy nav templates that don't require us to type out 200 set names like the old days, is there a way to get it to split say "regular" and duplo and juniors sets automatically. I don't really care if it doesn't, but it might make the Template:Cars sets a tad clearer. I assume since its being based off the Type field on the set template there isn't? CJC (talk) 22:23, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Theme Table[edit source]

Do we still use Template:ThemeTable - if so can you give me a quick reminder to how it works - I'm way too rusty on my wiki stuff to decipher things like {{#replace:{{#replace:{{#replace:{{#replace:{{#show:{{{1|}}} |?Minifigures}}|<br>|, }}|<br />|, }}|<br/>|, }}|" "|}}  at the moment. I was going to try and fix two bugs(?) I've got with it, namely a) If the page uses [[Fig A]] <br> [[Fig B]] instead of [[Fig A]]<br >[[Fig B]], it displays them as "Fig A , Fig B" instead of "Fig A, Fig B" b) If there is a <ref></ref> in the released field it doesn't come through - just displays blank.


CJC (talk) 17:08, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Marvel / Disney image[edit source]

I'd already uploaded the box art (and lots of images) of those Spider-Men since BFN asked nicely, although they never got used. I've also uploaded 17 images of that Steamboat Willie set, just in case you create that before anyone else does. CJC (talk) 21:04, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank *you*![edit source]

Looking at the list of recent changes, you've been creating a lot of new pages and uploading all the relevant promotional images for them, which is no easy task—but needless to say, very necessary and important in keeping Brickipedia a relevant, up-to-date resource. Thank you!

I've been working on a blog post about Scala, similar to my earlier Fabuland post (it's been close to three years since I posted that?! crazy!), and that's what inspired me to create Part:6925. Alas, the page is currently missing an image but I'll add that—or two, as I should have the said part in yellow as well as medium yellowish green—later on. (Somewhat relatedly, the naming of LEGO colors is pretty wild. Christoph Bartneck's blog post, which I found yesterday, was pretty insightful in this regard.)

This year I really should go through my to-do list, take some brand new photos and upload them to Brickipedia, for the quality of some images is just unacceptably low. While researching for my upcoming Scala blog post, I've tried to see if there are higher-resolution promotional images of Scala sets (such as File:3119-1.jpg) but it truly seems that 384 × 288 pixels is the highest available resolution for those images, or at least the highest one archived by the Internet Archive. Luckily promotional images are a bit bigger these days. :)

Please keep up the great work! --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 16:02, 21 June 2019 (UTC)