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Simon Peter Hughes

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32,946 Edits since joining this wiki
December 22, 2009
  • I live in Taiwan
  • I was born on August 29
  • My occupation is English teacher
  • I am male

Shalom Simon,

Yes I am aware of it. Actually the basic POV of this wiki is the Multiple Point of View. I have lived in Israel for some times and have learned a lot about the different religions and sadly also noticed the hatred between eachother. Religion is not that wants to predict hate but ment as a community where we can learn from eachother. About wikiislam you are right. You are free with addapting articles that are predicting hate against islam.

oh and by the way thank you for correcting the english in this wiki. I am not a native english editor and and the other native english moderators/administratora are sadly not active anymore.

Concerning religion wiki. Apart I am adding my own articles. I like to gather as much as possible information about different kind of religions. Most wiki's are licensed under GFDL or CC-BY-SA and there are even more resources available.

I think it is really important to understand eachothers religion. for example during my time in Israel I have noticed that there was a lot of misunderstanding between the Islamic and Jewish Israelians.

I will also take a look at that muslimwiki.com and might take as well some articles from it.

If you need help with something concerning the wiki just ask.

Regards --Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 12:40, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

Concerning that article you commented I am totally agree with you. I have removed it. Sadly the last 2 months I had to remove a lot of simular articles. --Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 09:22, January 5, 2010 (UTC)


response

Folllowing the recent change to the look of this site, the text on my Userpage has become invisible. One more thing, I'd like to add user boxes for theo ther languages I know. French-4, Spanish-4, Esperanto-3 and Catalan-3. I tried to do it but I kept getting it wrong.Simon Peter Hughes 14:47, January 6, 2010 (UTC)

I have no problems with reading your userpage. Everything is clear to me. Perhaps the wikia stuff is busy with mantainance. If it still happens contact User:Angela she is taken part of the wikia staff and also keeping an eye on our wiki. Concerning the Userboxes. I haven't important everything yet from wikipedia. It is a lot I have only installed the English, Dutch, Arab and Hebrew but I will work on it asap. --Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 18:08, January 6, 2010 (UTC)

question

I noticed that you are giving some good feedback and suggestions. I am also happy with your skills as English teacher. I am going this year back to Israel and I might no be always able to guard the wiki because I am planning volunteering in the Palestinian areas as a correspondent for a Dutch organisation. The internet connection in the Westbank is not always stable. I was thinking about to give someone the same admin permissions as me. Besides me there are 3 other people with admin rights but they are all 3 inactive. I have contacted the wikia staff about it for demoting them. As an admin you are able to block vandals like IP and user bans, reverting pages and altering the MediaWiki and special pages. I wonder if you are interested. For example you are also able for renaming an article. Like the last suggestion you made to me you can do it yourself with admin rights.

regards Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 11:08, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

admin rights

Ok I have demoted 2 inactive admins and granted you full admin rights --Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 23:23, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

Constructed religion topic

This topic is created by the founder (inactive and has left the wiki) from the English wiki. However I noticed that a lot of anonymous users are taking advantage of this option by creating 'hate and fun religions' There are only a few contributors who made some really good articles which i would rather like to classified under a personal point of view or philosophy from personal perspective. I wander what do you think what we should do with this topic. last year i had to delete a lot of "constructed" religions.--Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 23:23, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

I have the same thoughts about it. We are getting often anonymous edits with the most silly things which i can not taken seriously. I am also aware we have registered users who made some really good articles from there own 'philosophy' point of view. a good example is Mirianism created by User:Ano-User These kind of articles should stay in the religionwiki but maybe we should rename this catagory. Besides me there is another admin left User:Rev Bem . I will ask him to respond on this topic too. I made this discussion with him before but lately he isn't really active concerning contribution of articles.

A couple of months ago I had the following discussion with him:


What is the purpose ofthis topic. It has no use. I can understand that we don't want to look like a copy from the official wikipedia but this topic doesn't make sense. Friso Yoyon SchaapReligstaff (talk) 13:13, November 12, 2009 (UTC) Just check the list and read it. I cant take most of the articles serious. Most of the writers are "one article posters" and some of them are really disturbing or even insulting. Friso Yoyon SchaapReligstaff (talk) 13:19, November 12, 2009 (UTC)

?? This page is the soul of this wiki. 90% of this wiki's edits stem from this concept, this wiki allows anyone to create their own religion and share it with the world.
If you don't get this page, then perhaps this wiki is not for you.
Rev Bem 03:30, November 13, 2009 (UTC)
disturbing articles about porn actors and masturbating I think that is actually not even allowed conforming the Wikia use of terms. I will add too all these constructed religions the constructed religion templated we used before. By the way 90 percent of this wiki edits are made with this concept? I don't think so. I ve just checked the total edits to this wikif it seems I have the most edits in this wiki which are more then 50 percent on this wiki -- Friso Yoyon SchaapReligstaff (talk) 21:13, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

Personally I dont think he will like it if you we are gonna delete it but lets see how he will respond now you are involved in this debate too

--Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 10:50, January 19, 2010 (UTC)


Ok i might have a solution for those constructed religions. To compromize the creators we can transfer all those articles to another wiki. http://createyourreligion.wikia.com --Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 11:39, January 21, 2010 (UTC)

constructed religion discussion

Do you have time for posting a response on the Constructed Religions Discussions page. User. Rev.Bem one of the inactive admins has finally responded.--Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 10:46, January 28, 2010 (UTC)


Bot account

I am setting up a Bot Account. I am doing a lot of work on my account what has nothing to do with the articles. For example I am working a lot in the CSS Stylesheets and Templates. These edits are spamming the article history on the frontpage and the sidemenu. I would like asking Wikia for a bot flag. With a bot flag these edits are not visible. Before asking wikia I thought i would discuss it first with you.

Regards--Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 17:03, February 3, 2010 (UTC)


RE:

I didn't noticed that the wikia staff removed your admin rights. But Ive just checked the logs and they have fixed it.--Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 11:08, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

deleting constructed religions

All the constructed religions are moved to the new wiki. I was only able to move the constructed religions wich were caterogized in the proper section. There are still uncatorigized articles in our database. Sadly these are hard to find. Like a needle in a haystack.

I have started with deleting articles in our wiki. You are free with helping deleting these articles too.

regards----Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 11:21, February 5, 2010 (UTC)

Personal philosophies

I think we need to say, "You are welcome to create articles in which you express your own personal beliefs and religious philosophies, however we ask that these articles be serious and honest. Do not create such pages merely in order to cause offense to followers of other religions. Do not make false claims about your philosophy, do not claim that it has hundreds or thousands of years of tradition or millions of followers around the world if you can not verify those claims." When people make those claims, what they have written crosses the line from being a personal philosophy to being a mock religion.--Simon Peter Hughes 09:45, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

RE:Personal philosophies

I couldn't find the rights words with explaining point of views on 'Personal philophies. You have choosen wise words. I think we should make a clear statement in our policy. Do you have tim for creating a section about this subject in our policy? I also think that the example templates I made need to be corrected.

templates:

template:opinion


Concerning the article from User:Parodist I ve putted that template temporary. I was waiting for his response.----Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 11:35, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

error in layout css

It seems there is an error in the software concerning the monaco.css


The whole time the website is showing an css template I made a half year ago. This is not the right one. The current monaco.css file is still showing the right css thats the weirdest thing. I have refreshed my browser and emptied my cache but I still see the old layout. I have contacted wikia about this issue.--Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 21:00, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

Mod privileges given to Granpa

Shalom Simon,

I have given Moderator Privileges to User:Granpa. He has done a lot of edit the last month. He is also a large contributor concerning religion in Wikipedia. He has proposed to import his wikipedia articles in this Wiki.

importing articles is a lot of work because I have to add the wikipedia template manually to every single article. I have given granpa mod permission so he can import the articles himself. I will work the nextfew weeks on the wikipedia content with removing red lines, broken links and adding templates and images.

I will trust granpa with the privileges he got from me. As administrator we are still able to demote if neccessary. But I hope for the best. Regards ----Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 20:08, February 18, 2010 (UTC)

Noah article

Restored

Peter I noticed you restored the picture. But I looked deeper it the article history. It seems User:Granpa has imported a lot of wikipedia articles recently and by accident he has overwritten this article with an wikipedia article.

I have corrected this again. It is possible that this is also do----Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 12:00, February 24, 2010 (UTC)ne with other articles. If you have found an article Just look in the history and search for the old article and revert it back.----Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 16:13, February 23, 2010 (UTC)


deletion log

I noticed you have deleted the post from user:bhweaver about his church article. Probably you have deleted because the article appears like an advertisement action. I think this is a tricky subject and we should setup some guidelines about this. Like people are allowed for starting articles about there congregation but they should provide us with some more explaining material such like images and content and not just a website link. In wikipedia is that allowed for example. What is your opinion about this? ----Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 12:00, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

RE:

That article seems to be written as an advertising purpose. You are right about deleting this article. Although the writers are welcome with rewriting it in a more neutral point of view.


Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 12:34, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

I have tried to change the article in a neutral way and I have contacted the writer through his talkpage and his youtube account. Let me know if you agree with this.Centerpoint Church Woodbridge Virginia----Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 18:57, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

response on my talkpage

Hello Simon,

The exilarch member has left a response on my talkpage. I think you have deleted his article last week. I haven't read his article and don't know why you have deleted it. Maybe you could answer him on my talkpage. Regards ----Friso Yoyon Schaap(Talk) • (Religion Wiki Administrator) 09:29, March 4, 2010 (UTC)

new american bodhisattva

has been changed to the western bodhisattva so if you like delete it I read & understand what you said & will remove link at once


so for the miss understanding

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Impersonation and Copyright Issues

Simon,

My name is Geoffrey Plourde. I am a senior administrator with Conservapedia.com. I'm writing today on the behalf of both myself and multiple other administrators who have been impersonated by someone or some people who have created accounts on Religion wiki in our conservapedia usernames. Ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem, but the individuals took it a step further and used the accounts to upload some of our Conservapedia contributions to Religion wiki.

We do not use CC BY SA or GFDL, which means that a license exception template needs to be put on all copied pages. Our copyright policy is located at http://conservapedia.com/Conservapedia:Copyright



Some of the accounts in question can be found at:

Thank you for your time and I can be reached by email at geo.plrd at yahoo.com.


God bless,

Geoffrey Plourde





Re:Articles on War

I want the page removed because there is also a page with the correct title - Articles of War.--Kathleen.wright5 04:43, July 4, 2010 (UTC)

importing articles with full history

I'm having trouble importing articles with full history. It said the file was bigger than the max allowed (It was 20 MB). As a result I am having to import articles one at a time which is a pain. And even then it sometimes fails. Is there a way around this? Am I not supposed to import full history? Granpa 13:03, August 23, 2010 (UTC)

User:Rktect

You should probably keep an eye on User:Rktect (69.39.110.136). I imported his articles (starting with Stations of the Exodus) from wikipedia and invited him to work on them. His ideas are original research and definitely fringe but still interesting enough that they are worth having as long as he keeps his ideas to his own articles with Template:opinion on them. I even consolidated all his articles into Stations list for him so this would be easier. The trouble is that he states (in our email correspondence) that he isnt satisfied with doing that. He wants to rewrite all our articles about the exodus stations (like Etham, Pi-hahiroth, & Marah (Bible) which certainly dont have Template:opinion on them). I have already reverted an edit to Kibroth Hattaavah. I fear that he might make trouble. (he was banned from wikipedia for similar behavior). I blame myself. I should probably have known better. Granpa 11:03, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

I explained to him that if his edits are accepted at wikipedia then they will be accepted here too. Otherwise he will have to keep his ideas in his own article (with template:opinion) But he will not compromise. He is being very unreasonable. Granpa 16:13, August 26, 2010 (UTC)


I would like what I contribute to be logically consistant and not tagged fringe without first looking at the fact that no
other theory of the Exodus has survived its peer review. I don't think that is unreasonable, and I'm trying to
communicate with grandpa and let him put the material in, only noting that it should be consistant.
One station Tara was linked to an article on Terah, Abrahams father and talked about placing a station at Harran
Another on a site at Horab went off on a speculation about a non existant station Taberah and in the
same paragraph pointed out that this speculation relied heavily on the traditional location of Mount Sinai and that
the traditional location of Mt Sinai has been rejected by the majority of traditional scholars and theologians
That is not a logically consistant statement
Up until the recent archaeology exposing the Red Sea trade of Thebes Red Sea port Elim with Elat which is
located at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba, people had looked for an Exodus from the delta. Gradually that has
been changing. There is no evidence of such an Exodus. People have accepted the fact that Egypt garrisoned
its borders and waterholes and that no large body of people including women and children could cross the Sinai
making 21 miles a day without food and water to reach Elat from the delta. They have accepted the fact that
Thebes was the capital of Egypt in the 18th dynasty when the Exodus dates itself.
The main drawback of no evidence of an Exodus has since the 1980's been answered by archaeological digs
on both sideds of the Red Sea at Quasir and at Timnah showing such evidence for the first dozen stations
of the Exodus.
The idea of a list of stations of the Exodus is essentially to pin down a route for the remaining stations by
adjacency, much as a surveyor would lay out the metes and bounds of a property. Many have been known
for at least a century and have found their way into Bible commentaries the BAR and other such established reviews.
Since it wouldn't make much sense for a surveyor to start at a point of beginning, lay out a distance and
course from corner to corner and then suddenly jump to a point on the opposite side of the property, it makes
sense to point out there are stations which are in Egypt and stations which are not. Of the stations which are
not in Egypt all of them are in Edom, mostly following its metes and bounds along its borders with the
exception of one station which is in Sinai where it abuts the Gulf of Aqaba near Elat.
In order to get from Egypt to Edom a crossing of the Red Sea is involved from Elim to Elat.
A cluster of stations is at Mount Horab at Elat.
Leaving Elat the stations of the Exodus follow the Metes and bounds of Edom Northwest through Kadesh Barnea
to the brook of Egypt at Gaza, thence eastward back to Dibon in Moab and south through Petra and Mount Hor
to close back on Elat. I provided a map to show this. Since there is a days march between stations and the rate
of march is limited, the hypothesis is certainly testable.
Rktect 17:33, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

THX

Anw=yways, what is it with the conservapedia articles here on the first place?

{{SUBST:Mecsig}} 17:44, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

red links redirecting to wikipedia

I asked at wikia community forum whether it would be possible to make red links automatically redirect to wikipedia. here is the link. They didnt seem to think that it would ever be possible to do that. Still it might be done even now through javascript. Then it wouldnt be necessary to go through and remove them one by one. Any link to an article that religion-wiki doesnt have would simply go automatically to wikipedia. Ideally we would put something on the page itself telling the computer which wiki it was imported from and red links would automatically redirect to that wiki. But that may just be a pipe dream. Granpa 14:38, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

It's a nice idea, espeecially since I realise now that I'm never going to have time to remove all the red links. I'd really like to see blue links going to articles on this site and another colour going to Wikipedia. In the mean time, I'll just keep trying to improve the look of this site one article at a time and I won't hold my breath!Simon Peter Hughes 05:19, September 5, 2010 (UTC)
http://userscripts.org/topics/60318?page=1 Granpa 01:07, September 18, 2010 (UTC)
It works. (Thanks to Devnull69)
Just add the following to your personal javascript page (or better still to the sitewide javascript page)
var theBrokenLinks = document.evaluate('//a[contains(@title,"(page does not exist)")]',document.body,null,6,null);
for (i=0;i<theBrokenLinks.snapshotLength;i++){
  var theMatch = theBrokenLinks.snapshotItem(i).href.match(/\?title=(.*)&action/)[1];
  theBrokenLinks.snapshotItem(i).href = 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/'+theMatch;}
Granpa 18:12, September 19, 2010 (UTC)
Since redlinks will no longer go to the create new article page you will have to use the 'Create a new page' link in the lefthand sidepanel. Granpa 04:01, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

About using different languages

Hi Simon,

I apologize that I didn't realize that I have to use only English in the Religion wiki, as I do see other languages in Catagories (prefixed with a language tag) and also in the Portal page (Additional Languages). I'm a little confused whether this is an all-English wiki or whether it supports multiple language versions? Are there instructions or policies regarding the use of languages? I apologize as I'm new to the wiki.

Best regards,

Joncheng Kuo


Translations of the Qur'an

Hi Simon,

I've seen you edited this page just after me. There are two extra blank lines before and after #34 in the English section and I'm not able to remove them. Can you do this? Thanks in advance

ClubFavolosa 05:58, September 16, 2010 (UTC)

Interwiki link to creation wiki

http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:How_do_I_link_to_Creation_wiki_from_another_wiki Granpa 03:42, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

http://religion.wikia.com/wiki/Individual_Freedom

Can you explain to me why you deleted http://religion.wikia.com/wiki/Individual_Freedom ?


Roger Johansson (the creator of that page)


Quote: The proper place for your article is at [http;//opensourcingreligion.wikia.com Open Sourcing Religion Wiki]. Do not restore it on here.Simon Peter Hughes 09:56, October 9, 2010 (UTC)


The web address you refer me to is faulty, please give me the real address. Roger491127


I found it myself, here http://opensourcingreligion.wikia.com/wiki/Individual_Freedom

and the only problem I have now is that the content list doesn't work as it should. Roger491127 10:52, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

The content list works fine now, so I have no problem at my new location.

But I got an email message about the old location which I see you have a problem with, the discussion below about it not looking right. Why don't you just delete the page at my previous location, and why do I get messages about my old location? My religion has been moved to a new location and it works fine there, so I cannot understand why I get messages about the old location. And I wonder why there is a page there at all, The most natural solution is to simply delete that page. Roger491127 14:13, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

this wiki doesnt display correctly with wikias new look.

this wiki doesnt display correctly with wikias new look.
Right now I have set my preferences to use the old look.
The plan as I understand it is to eventually remove that option so
that everyone has no choice but to use the new look.
please fix the layout.
the right and left sidebars are empty and there is no bottom scrollbar even when it is needed.
http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia%E2%80%99s_new_look_-_FAQ
Granpa 06:24, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

I learned to read in books, so I want all pages in internet to have a warm very light gray background and use Times New Roman text size 14, so it looks like in a paper book. Fortunately my browser has a user mode in which I use that setting. If a page looks bad in that setting I can click a button and see what the web designer thinks the page should look like. If it still looks strange I use two buttons in my Opera which shows the page in Internet Explorer or Firefox. I see in Internet Explorer that my religion at my new location has a very light gray background, which is okay. Roger491127 14:50, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

I have tried the new look now, it makes a mess out of my site, with a lot of things along the left side of the page and a big white space to the right of it. It is the content which should be in a separate column to the left of the actual site content which is placed above the site content instead of in a separate column. People have to scroll down a whole page to get to the real content, so I have changed back to one of the older layouts. The Monobook look best because then there are tabs at the top, Article, Discussion, etc.. like in wikipedia. That makes it easy for people to click on the Discussion tab to write comments or questions there instead of changing the content of the article. I have done the testing in Internet Explorer. Roger491127 16:11, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Church of Reality

Hi Simon,


I am an English language teacher like yourself, and have travelled the world with this profession before settling down as a translator (working with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) in sunny Spain.

I try to be a realist in my daily life and I define myself as a Realist by religious conviction. I thought it such a shame when I saw that my religion was devalued when the Wikipedia term that had been religion for around five years was suddenly "demoted" to just "website".

It's okay, I'm used to being laughed at because of my religious convictions, it's just that I would like other people to feel free to express their religious views without someone overriding them and saying "your religion is nothing more than a..." whatever.

Trusting that you will continue to work to the benefit of this incredible source of information,

62.43.212.83 15:32, October 29, 2010 (UTC)Rikki Jaffar Prince

css to fix new look

I dont like the way the new look wastes space
so I have changed my css page to make the content fill my display and to use small font.
It is against wikia rules to do this sitewide but there is no rule that forbids individuals from doing it.
If you are interested then you can look at my css page here:
User:Granpa/wikia.css
Its set to my display size of 1366 pixels.
You would have to change a couple of things to fit your own display size.
These are clearly marked in the comments
If you have any questions I will be glad to help you with it.
Granpa 04:31, November 2, 2010 (UTC)

I also highly recommend firefox extensions 'hide caption titlebar plus' and 'personal menu'.
they free up even more space by eliminating the caption bar and the menu bar.
I've had them installed for weeks and I havent seen any drawbacks yet.
Granpa 16:29, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

I invited Lysimachus

I invited Lysimachus from christian forums to write some articles about the Historicist point of view.

http://www.christianforums.com/t7387064/#post56415012

Granpa 21:05, December 26, 2010 (UTC)

image copyright

I would like to include an image like one of the following

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=625&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=Young+Woman+or+Old+Lady+illusion&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

but I cant find any at wikimedia commons.

I know nothing about image copyrights.

Do you see any offhand that I could upload?

Granpa 10:56, January 6, 2011 (UTC)

totally screwed up

for the last 12 hours or so every page i visited as totally screwed up in a big way.
Was this just me or was it messed up for you too?
Granpa 02:01, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

I may have messed up.

I found a very useful category Category:Lists_of_deities and it only had 3 articles so I imported the rest from wikipedia.

After importing it gave the message "All revisions were previously imported" next to every single article.

But when I checked the histories of the articles most had no history at all except that import.

I found one article that did have a history and I reverted it to your last edit.

I dont know whats going on.

Please check that category page and tell me how much damage I have done. Granpa 02:50, May 15, 2011 (UTC)

navigation popups and broken links

I went ahead and added navigation popups to the sitewide js page.

Granpa 03:56, May 15, 2011 (UTC)

I turned off the new editor

I turned off the new editor. See this discussion for an explanation. Granpa 17:17, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

OK, the issue got fixed so feel free to turn the new editor back on.
Personally I am not a big fan of it but I dont really care.
Granpa 14:31, July 2, 2011 (UTC)
Had to turn it off again momentarily.
http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Fontcolor_flaky
Granpa 21:42, August 15, 2011 (UTC)

Plato's Critias

I copied Plato's Critias from Project Gutenberg EBook to a user page here.

I am 99.9% sure that its public domain.

I will copy it to article space with or without highlighting if you think I should.

Granpa 22:58, August 1, 2011 (UTC)

eliminate left margin

I found a neat little trick to use screen space more efficiently. if you add

.WikiaHeader, .WikiaPage { margin-left: 0; }

to your personal css page then it eliminates the left margin.

It doesnt eliminate the right margin but that space isnt totally wasted since large tables can expand into that space.

no word yet on whether this can be added to site wide css.

Granpa 05:53, August 5, 2011 (UTC)

redirected broken links

I have redirected broken links to wikipedia and turned the links blue.
If you want them to be red then add

a.new {
   color:            #FF0000 !important;
}

to your personal css page.
Or you can change your preferences so that a red question mark is put after the link.
Its under preferences > appearance > Format broken links like this (alternative: like this?).
Strangely though you have to uncheck it to get the red question mark.
Granpa 09:33, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

Wait, what color do you want the redirecting links to be for regular nonlogged in users?
Granpa 09:38, August 12, 2011 (UTC)
Could just make them black and maybe underline them.
Granpa 19:47, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

database dump

I downloaded a database dump on 8-13-11 to my computer and then uploaded it to mediafire.
Folder:

http://www.mediafire.com/?1nif9xsjqsvpz

file:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/g63jkco4ria4cpp/pages_current.xml.gz

Of course, wikia has its own backups but my fear isnt so much
that wikia's computer might crash but that this wiki might get taken over and vandalized.
I wanted to have a copy just in case
Granpa 19:08, August 15, 2011 (UTC)

Btw, it was 96 Mb.
Granpa 20:40, August 17, 2011 (UTC)

tile tabs

Heres a nice little addon you might find useful

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tile-tabs/

Granpa 13:42, August 27, 2011 (UTC)

Videos

I just found out about embedding videos. here is a link to the discussion at wikia. This seems like a really useful tool yet very few pages use them. Granpa 19:13, September 24, 2011 (UTC)

Dictionary with bible words for spell check

I love firefox dictionary but it doesnt have bible words.

Someone showed my how to add them though.

http://www.christianforums.com/t7596406/

Granpa 00:50, September 30, 2011 (UTC)

Im scared of the rapture! Fusionwilliam

Well I'm not. I'm not a Christian and I don't belive in it. Simon Peter Hughes 03:15, October 17, 2011 (UTC)

Sitcomlover

I blocked sitcomlover because his name appeared in the history of about 10 of the nonsense pages that I deleted yesterday. You can no longer see this history because I deleted them. I still have no idea why he editted them. He should have deleted the pages or at least blanked them. But you are right, his other edits appear to be acceptable. Not sure whats going on. Granpa 14:40, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

I could have used this yesterday:
http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Is_there_a_way_to_delete_all_pages_created_by_a_user_or_ip_address
Granpa 01:30, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

Navigation popups

Navigation popups are finally working again. I contacted staff and they told me to import an older version of the popup. The one they use on help.wikia. Once I got the css for it it started working fine. Granpa 03:15, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

quantcast

http://www.quantcast.com/religion.wikia.com

Granpa 05:19, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

image licence

when I publish an image that I made myself what license am I supposed to say its released under?

http://religion.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Self/doc

Granpa 18:50, February 28, 2012 (UTC)

navigation popups again

I have no idea why navigation popups stopped working but I went back and followed the instructions I was originally given and now its working.

to enable navigation popups just add

importScriptURI( 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Lupin/popups.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript' );

to your Special:MyPage/wikia.js

I would add it to the sitewide javascript page but frankly I'm afraid to touch anything.

Granpa (talk) 22:15, July 27, 2012 (UTC)

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