Hecko X 00:05, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Redirects[edit source]

What's the deal with all the redirects? --Auron Kaizer 20:27, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

I thought redirects were made for search terms that can be used interchangeably searching for a particular article (e.g.: searching "ffvii" when searching for the article "Final Fantasy VII"). Or am I wrong? --Nahald 20:46, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
In a sense, you're right, but it's like you've taken some additional unnecessary steps. Redirecting e.g. "FFVI" to "Final Fantasy VI", no problem, should have been done sooner, but redirectiong "Final fantasy vi" to "Final Fantasy VI" is not needed, as lower- and uppercase letters aren't distinguished by the search engine, so they would yield the same result. --Hecko X 21:18, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh okay, I see. But still, the search engine does seem to be case sensitive, it won't pull up some of the pages unless I type all the letters. For example, the only articles main series FF games that will come up when I type all letters in lower case are "final fantasy i" and "final fantasy x". I really don't think it's supposed to be this way, considering that I can go to Wikipedia and type in "final fantasy vii" and automatically be redirected to the game's main article. --Nahald 21:38, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Come now...who is that lazy, that they won't even hold down shift for a few milliseconds while typing (i.e) Final Fantasy VII? --Auron Kaizer 21:44, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
You would be suprised... But I can't explain it, other than it being some sort of coding issue. --Hecko X 21:47, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Don't matter for me...but I dunno why, but it distresses me to see redirects like Ffvii and stuff. How about some CAPITAL punishment eh? =P --Auron Kaizer 21:50, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Actually, Hecko, he's right. With the exception of the first letter, article names ARE case sensitive. And the search engine feature sucks because it doesn't do exact phrases. Crazyswordsman 22:00, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh, well I guess that would explain why it works with Wikipedia, considering that the people running that site probably understand the software better than anyone else. <_< --Nahald 21:58, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
A search for "ziDAnE triBAl", still gets the "Zidane Tribal" article. Same with a lot of other things. So again, I think it's a coding issue, rather than an actual case of sensetivity (okay, so I made a bad pun..., but I still think it's coding). Besides, even the pros at meta.wiki screw up occasionally (and even though I've notified them, they haven't fixed anything). --Hecko X 22:09, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
And a search for "Zinedine Zidane" will bring up the article on the HadesGigas (see special attack).^^ --Nahald 22:16, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, what..? --Hecko X 22:25, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Zinedine Zidane, he's a French soccer player who headbutted Italian player Marco Materazzi in the chest during the 2006 World Cup final against Italy. It was all over the news for about a week, even though the news networks that reported on it hardly ever cover anything about the World Cup, and it became somewhat of an internet meme. You can see a video of it here. --Nahald 22:50, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
I know about it, the broken link just kind of ruined the joke at first :P --Hecko X 22:58, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Yeah I noticed it while I was posting my last comment, sorry. XD --Nahald 23:02, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
I don't think that the issue is so much lazyness as much as it is that some people don't expect a search feature to be case sensitive, so they don't bother using caps. I never use caps when searching something in Google, nor do I when I search for something in Wikipedia, and I always get results. So why should it be any different here? --Nahald 21:57, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Relax, I agree with you. Crazyswordsman 22:00, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
No I'm not upset with you or anything, I just made that post as you posted your earlier comment, which caused an edit conflict, so I had to repost it. --Nahald 22:03, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Then we shall do it for the lazy and unexpecting people. Yo-ho-ho, post-haste and all that. --Auron Kaizer 22:07, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Show Preview[edit source]

It's a function that could save you a lot of minor edits, and save the "Recent changes" page of becoming flooded. I mean, sure, minor errors can be missed when saving, but not that often. --Hecko X 01:20, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

I usually do, but often I'll notice something that I overlooked and have to edit it again. Sorry, I'll try to be more careful. --Nahald 01:26, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

FFTA Articles[edit source]

Hi, yeah, welcome and all-a-dat. Listen, the FFTA articles are usually maintained by me and while any contributions are generally welcome, I don't like it when some of my work has been reverted without good reason. Keep this in mind when working on FFTA Articles. Don't think of me as a bully, just think of me as someone who watches over the FFTA articles, and well, all articles at that. --Frusion1021 20:55, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

  • How pretentious can you get? =P --Auron Kaizer 22:26, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Aeris/Aerith[edit source]

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Stop it, please.

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"Dissidia"[edit source]

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(Edit Conflict) While we like the opinion of the people: It was a decision to make the Dissidia pages subpages: as they were just extensions to the original pages that we decided to move.  I Lion Heart I 23:03, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

I now am kindly asking you to stop. Pretty please? --BlueHighwind 23:06, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Defaultsort?[edit source]

Can you please tell me what this is and where I can view its effects? 8bit 21:16, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

It's a means of telling the Wiki how to sort something in things like categories. You see when an article is placed in a category, it just automatically sorts it based on the first letter of the title. However, by using DEFAULTSORT, you can put in arrange it so that it is arranged in a more desireable manner. For example, let's say there's an article called "The Guy," and it's put into a particular category. You most likely won't want it to be sorted under the word "The," as "the" is usually omitted when organizing things alphabetically. So to fix this, you just go to the article, edit it, and type in , and it will be sorted under the G's in whatever category list that it appears in. Now in this particular case, I'm using the DEFAULTSORT feature to sort character's in categories that they are listed in by their last names, which, is how names are sorted by when being listed alphabetically. Most other Wikis that I've been to do this as well. Oh, and I'm also doing DEFAULTSORTs for articles that start with words like "King," "President," or "Dr." so that they can sort them by the person name and not by their title. –Nahald 21:27, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Thanks. 8bit 21:34, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Is this three or four?[edit source]

Since I don't know or have the will to look it up, consider this the warning: Don't remove character tables from thier pages.--Muchomas35 23:19, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

I wasn't, I was just trying to do something and it didnt' turn out like I'd hoped. Sorry.
As long as malicious intent wasn't involved its okay.:)--Muchomas35 23:25, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Categories[edit source]

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