User talk:Knotrice

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Tour dates succession box

How would you go about doing this? I'm willing to help, if you need? Knotrice 04:54, 1 June 2010 (PDT)

The coding itself is fairly easy, the issue would be designing it (it can't be bulky, but has to give enough detail - I was thinking previous date, next date, link to tour page and link to previous and next tour dates if possible), putting it into EVERY tour page (there are a lot) and sorting through the fact we're missing many of the early shows. If you're any good with coding, try and design one (use your user page for now so it doesn't get in the way), or I'll stop being lazy and do a draft one sheepdean Try to speak as clearly as you can 05:02, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
I've got this so far. How would I go about completing it? (This would be for the first show of the Self-Destruct tour, I think? Correct anything)
{{
| date = 1994/3/14
| title = Self-Destruct
| previous = N/A: first show
| following = 1994/03/15 Las Vegas, NV
}}

Knotrice 05:07, 1 June 2010 (PDT)

Well, the code would look a bit more complicated - this is just me reusing my song succession box, but it's the same concept
Previous show - "{{{previous}}}" {{{date}}}, {{{title}}} Next show - "{{{following}}}"
So your one would look like this
Previous show - "N/A first show" 1994/3/14, Self Destruct Tour Next show - "1994/03/15 Las Vegas, NV"
The raw code is horrible to look at though, hit edit to see what I had to write to make that sheepdean Try to speak as clearly as you can 05:19, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
Sweet Jesus.
What are we going to do instead? Knotrice 05:25, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
Additionally, why does it need to be so complex? Knotrice 05:26, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
Well, those little template things you fill in are what we do on each individual page, That just gives you an idea of what we have to work with before we're settled that it looks good. The reason the raw code looks so complex is that all code looks like that - websites are handbuilt normally, and that means some poor soul has to type a lot of those. As it is, I don't quite like that box - personally I think it might be better at the top, or as a coloured sidebar - there's things to toy with, but if you're willing to start pasting them in, I can create the template and you can just pump in data sheepdean Try to speak as clearly as you can 05:31, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
Sounds like a plan. Whip up any that you like and I'll fill in all the tours over the next week or two. Knotrice 05:40, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
Template:Tour have a go with that - I might change the coding of the box at points, but that won't affect what you do sheepdean Try to speak as clearly as you can 05:57, 1 June 2010 (PDT)

Tour template

Storing it here on my talk page because my internet filter is blocking it. Knotrice 06:05, 1 June 2010 (PDT)

Tour Dates
Previous show - "'" , ''''' Following show - "'"

Bot

How difficult would it be to get a bot to place the tour dates in? I'm fine with doing them myself, but the internet filter keeps coming into place because of the title of the tour I am editing (I won't say the name, because then I won't be able to see this page), and I'm worried I might slip up. EDIT: It might just be better if someone goes through and makes sure I haven't stuffed up somewhere. Knotrice 06:27, 1 June 2010 (PDT)

Bots aren't really my territory, never coded one for a wiki before. I will have time next week to do these, been fairly busy irl of late, so leave it for now and I can finish up if you need - and I am keeping an eye on all edits, don't worry sheepdean Try to speak as clearly as you can 06:38, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
Cool, thank you. I should able to get at least the American leg of the current tour done tonight. EDIT: North America part one complete. Would you like me to do Europe now, or later? Knotrice 06:40, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
If you're having hassles with doing it, leave it - I can pick up where it left off, I can see where the template needs to be put in etc. sheepdean Try to speak as clearly as you can 06:53, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
I'll do Europe now; get it out of the way. Knotrice 06:55, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
The Self-Destruct tour has had everything applied. I will do the Australian and Warm-Up tours tomorrow. Knotrice 07:15, 1 June 2010 (PDT)
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