User talk:Gregory

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Am I doing okay? -- Gregory 23:58, 6 October 2012 (CEST)[edit]

As I've been on this wiki just a few days, I've been attempting to make a number of minor and not-so-minor edits to pages, such as moving some pages to the intended namespace (it seems all thos FAQ pages really were meant to be within the Help namespace). Now, until I clean up some more pages, and stand back for a better look, I don't know for certain if all this editing is "worth it". Not trying to solicit praise, I'd just like to get some feedback, if anyone has noticed some of the edifulledts I've been making. It's hard to believe that, this time last year, I was just beginning to make wiki edits for the first time … addicting, isn't it?

You're doing great, man! Keep up the good work! SoNick 20:41, 8 October 2012 (CEST)
Thanks, I will try. [[User:Gregory|Gregory
Your doing a brilliant job most of your edits have not been useless (moving the stub box from the bottom to the top kinda is) and it really helps people. Ill fix up a few of the things that didn't work and i'll spread things out a little better, otherwise damn good job. Lemonater47 12:53, 9 October 2012 (CEST)
Thanks, I'll keep at it. Off the top of my head, I don't quite know what this "stub box" thing is; but if something needs to be done in keeping with this wiki's "style", it is okay with me. Gregory 18:46, 9 October 2012 (CEST)
Looking through your contributions your trying to be a bit to organized or just getting carried away. We don't need the catagory "items/uncraftable as all the items are uncraftable. also moving the mod compatibility page to Help:compatibility may confuse some people as half the people who play are damn 10 year olds or aren't too smart so the forums crammed get with silly questions, maybe Help:mod compatibility would have been better. Also keep working on the notify template, the colour is a little intense. I would try giving it less opacity to make it stand out less and not Rule the entire page with bright orange. Keep up the good work Lemonater47 13:17, 9 October 2012 (CEST)
Um, "confuse" some people, how? To get to the page? To know what namespace it's in? That, I can sort of understand; but if that's the only real issue with moved pages in general, you know that you can edit the MediaWiki:Sidebar page to include Help:Compatibilityas a link, with "Mod Compatibility" as the given text. And some of the redirects can be cleaned up, especially those from the aforementioned Sidebar to redirected pages. I don't have the user-rights to edit protected pages, or I would fix them myself. Regarding the color on the Notify template, it's all still a work-in-progress, but I believe it's taking it's default coloring from the
<div class="infobox">
line in the template. I don't know where to find a listing of other "classes" that this parameter could be. Gregory 18:46, 9 October 2012 (CEST)

Links to external sites is a ban-able offense -- Lemonater47 12:44, 9 October 2012 (CEST)[edit]

Just as the title says you can get banned and I was close to doing so. However It seems that your are legit and not trying to to spam and advertise items on the wiki. Instead of having all of the ways to contact you on your page which is a major offense just use the email address you tied to your millenaire account. I would like to see those gone within the week though you may keep your sourceforge link as that is actually relevant. Email Kinniken about your milleniare content editor program as he is the developer of millenaire and is open to help and suggestions. To do so, go on his page and in the left tool bar you should see "email this user" click on it and write your email to him there.
We do have a program called Cadastre that can create new millenaire buildings from scratch creating the PNG and txt files and can be incorporated into any village, lone building or even a new culture from scratch. It uses the blocklist.txt file. It isn't java but you may get a few ideas from it. We haven't heard from the cadastre developer for almost a year now so it hasn't been updated, we also haven't tried contacting him either so I would try if I were you, copyright laws and all that. To run it properly you will need to move the blocklist.txt folder to where it tells you to put it. A java application will be good as it will work on mac too as thats what Kinniken and myself use.
In short email Kinniken about your little project and remove those links to your irrelevant contact sites. Reply here so I know you have read this.
Lemonater47 12:44, 9 October 2012 (CEST)

Of course I'm legit! I'm the only "me" I know! (lol) … Okay, maybe not so funny. Oh, well. But yeah, I won't do any spamming of any kind; I hate seeing it, myself, because recently my own wiki elsewhere was barraged by it, and knocked offline. I know what it's like, and I wouldn't do that to anyone else's site.
Regarding my app, I've only just begun with reading the "blocklist.txt", but already it feels light-years more advanced than Cadastre, no insult intended to prospective participants. I am not designing it so that the user must manually copy files, but in a preferences panel the path to the Millenaire data can be set (so that it can handle the user having separate "instances" of Minecraft, as in using MultiMC, et al). In addition, I will have a second directory that my program may use as a "working directory" so that valid installs of Minecraft and Millenaire will not choke over "work in progress" files. I hope this would be helpful information. Gregory 21:23, 9 October 2012 (CEST)
Sorry about sounding a little strict but rules are rules.
You should really contact Kinniken about your program If it feels "light-years" more advanced than cadastre, even if it isn't finished. Having it availible to download for the public will also be good so we can find any bugs or give suggestions for improvements. If you contact Kinniken he will give you a page on the wiki just for your program, Whatever it may be called (give it a name). No one will steal your program as everyone understands the copyright laws. I for one would really like to see it. Lemonater47 01:13, 10 October 2012 (CEST)
Your tone was not a problem, and as soon as I read your top-level post I realized what had happened. Really, I just added the contact info without really thinking that through so well. Easily corrected.
I already have sent Kinniken a message, as per your suggestion above. As of this minute, I have yet to hear back from him. As I mentioned to him, I've already been developing the project under a "working title", and it's still a bit too early that I don't know if it's worthwhile to begin a wiki page for it here, yet. I suppose it needs my due diligence in seeing if any name-collisions with other established properties exist before going forward. And then, the issue of whether to go by the longer descriptive name, or the simplified abbreviation, as a wiki page title&helllip;
It also bears mentioning that I may wait a bit to see what's going on in the area of the Cadastre program. I have not tried that app, so I cannot speak to what users' experience is with that. But I would like some input, either in general or specific, into the thought-process and techniques that content-creators have utilized when designing content for Millenaire. That might be best for giving me a goal to aim for. Gregory 05:07, 10 October 2012 (CEST)
Cadastre is a very useful program for creating only buildings you can assign villagers to them and assign them to a village or lone building. It lets you construct floors and upgrades for a building. You can edit a set of variables that will be saved to a txt file. on the cadastre page is an image of the interface and you can change the view to the sides of your creation. its a simple select a block and click to place left click and right click can hold a block type each. All you need to do to implement that building into a village is to drag the png and txt files into the village you want and the villagers will build it. It's out of date and it hasn't been updated in a year but it does work with the newer blocklist.txt files. That is the basics of cadastre, there are probably more advanced users than me though and it only works on windows as its made with NET.
Kinniken sometimes goes on business trips as he actually has a real life. Most people think he doesn't and expects him to be active at all times to answer there questions or to update the game. As such you may not here from him instantlyLemonater47 12:27, 10 October 2012 (CEST)
Life? ... You mean, that thing that happens when you log out of Minecraft? :-) He-he. It's okay; I didn't expect an immediate response, as I have no way of discerning if he receives any email from the wiki at all.
Anyhooo~ I'm a bit perplexed at myself. It seems, in the top Google results, that the desired acronym I would have liked to choose for my editor application is already used by a number of business and non-business entities — one of which I see is also another Minecraft mod*hellip;. Hmm, have to re-think a bit. Any typical acronym derived from combinations of the words Minecraft, Millenaire, and Editor are fraught with complication. :-( Gregory 14:46, 11 October 2012 (CEST)