User talk:Remember the dot

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ICO (file format)[edit]

Your edit seemed to violate WP:NPOV to me. I have removed the MIME type altogether from the infobox and let the reader judge. � (talk) 08:58, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Featured article removal candidate for Opera (web browser)[edit]

I have nominated Opera (web browser) for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Huang (talk in public in private | contribs) 11:10, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Support for Firefox ESR versions?[edit]

You recently dropped support for Firefox other than the bleeding-edge latest. However some users (myself included) prefer stability, and don't necessarily want to run the latest version of the browser. Would you consider including support for the Extended Support Release version of Firefox, currently 24.5.0? Thanks, Mitch Ames (talk) 02:15, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm not going to penalize highlighting performance for everyone else in order to support old Firefox bugs. If you update your browser you'll see the performance improvement immediately, but if you don't want to update for another 3 months, you can turn off the gadget and import the old version into your personal common.js until then:
mw.loader.load('//www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Gadget-DotsSyntaxHighlighter.js&oldid=864431&action=raw&ctype=application/javascript&smaxage=21600&maxage=86400');
I know that sounds really harsh, but I honestly believe it's for the best. You can take comfort knowing that with the Firefox and Chrome bugs resolved (or so I hope), the syntax highlighter's development has finally reached a point of stability. And feel free to message me with any other concerns. —Remember the dot (talk) 04:01, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
I did update to Firefox 29, and the specific problem that I was having (with the syntax highlighter tool and the earlier Firefox) disappeared. However, Mozilla continues to add more bloat to their browser, so I'm looking at alternatives. Pale Moon looks to be a good replacement - but apparently has the same bug as earlier Firefox, because the syntax highlighter doesn't work reliably! I respect your right to not support earlier versions of Firefox or (the current version of) Pale Moon, but ask for your assistance so that I can report the problem accurately to Pale Moon developers, in the hope that they will fix the bug in their browser.
The specific problem, was that the syntax highlighting did not line up with the text in some cases. An example is shown at http://tinypic.com/r/2ag93ih/8 - the image on the left is Pale Moon 24.6.2 , the image on the right is Firefox 30. I've added the red rectangle to show one instance of the problem.
I presume from what you removed from the script (which caused the problem to appear in my earlier Firefox) that the bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157846 has not been fixed in the current Pale Moon. Is this likely to be the case? Thanks Mitch Ames (talk) 08:43, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, Pale Moon is based on Firefox 24. This means that it has almost all the same bugs that Firefox 24 had. When Pale Moon is updated to a base of Firefox 29 or newer, the current version of the syntax highlighter will work in it. —Remember the dot (talk) 17:24, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This award is given in appreciation for the Syntax Highlight gadget, which I have found quite useful both on WMF wikis and my own wikis. GethN7 (talk) 05:39, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
You're very welcome! Happy editing! —Remember the dot (talk) 05:58, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Taylorview Wolverines logo.png[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 17:49, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Syntax highlighter not working[edit]

Hello, Since about 0700 UTC today, I've had no colors on my editing screen in English Wikipedia. I've become quite dependent on this script and miss it greatly. Syntax highlighter is still selected on my preferences panel. I am using a PC with a cable modem and FireFox 31.0. It seems to work with Chrome 36.0.1985.143 m, but that's not my preferred browser. It doesn't work on Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17239 and that's no one's preferred browser. My User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 and I use the default Vector skin.

If this is helpful, it seems that the vertical spacing of lines is greater than usual. When I go to preferences for MediaWiki and enable Syntax highlighter, it works in MediaWiki, but still not in English Wikipedia. When I go to preferences for Wiktionary and enable Syntax highlighter, it does not work there. I had already posted this on MediaWiki before I saw that this is where you want to be informed. Thank you. SchreiberBike talk 19:33, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

TemplateScript[edit]

Hello Remember the dot. I updated your common.js page to the latest version of TemplateScript. This is just to enable automatic updates, so you shouldn't see much difference. If you notice any problems or have questions, let me know! :) —Pathoschild 02:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:HMS Tiger (C20).png[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 10:24, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Syntax highlighter[edit]

(Sorry for my bad english)

Hi !

I started some discussions on french wikipedia to opt-out the Syntax highlighter. People are enthusiastic but some points were raised :

  • Is it possible to make the list of tags recognized configurable ? Or at least add <poem>.
  • Is it possible to add a button somewhere to turn off highlighting ?
  • Is it possible to allow the ability to resize the editing area ?
  • Is it possible to have an automatic deactivation for mobile and unsupported browsers ?

Can you add the error message in french : "La coloration syntaxique a été désactivée sur cette page en raison d'un temps de chargement trop important ($2ms). Le temps maximum autorisé est $1ms."

For more you can read (in french) :

P.S.: I tried some browsers but with the lastest version of chrome (37) it seems not work well.

Best regards, --Mattho69 (talk) 20:02, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Your English is fine :-)
  • Anything that looks like a tag is highlighted as a tag, including <poem>.
  • The syntax highlighter can be disabled in your preferences. I don't really want to add another way to disable it.
  • Vertically resizing the edit box is now supported. For horizontal resizing, resize your browser window.
  • Internet Explorer is the only blacklisted browser. Firefox < 29, Opera < 15, and pre-2014 versions of Safari and Chrome (I'm not sure exactly which versions) also have a little trouble, but still mostly work, and hopefully few people use them any more.
  • The mobile edition of Wikipedia does not activate the syntax highlighter. However, if you switch back to the desktop edition, syntax highlighting works fine--even on a mobile device.
  • Please translate the error message fully--you're missing a couple of sentences. If you're going to make the syntax highlighter opt-out then it would also be a good idea to translate the user manual into French.
  • I have had no problems with Chromium 36. What trouble did you run into with Chrome 37?
Remember the dot (talk) 21:31, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
By the way, I noticed a complaint about the mishighlighting of L'''école''. You might consider turning off bold and italic highlighting by default on the French Wikipedia. —Remember the dot (talk) 23:43, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Tkanks for your answers.
  • For tags is it possible to remove one from the detection list, especially <br> ?
  • I have consider turning off bold and italic highlighting.
  • The translation of the error message is "La coloration syntaxique a été désactivée sur cette page en raison d'un temps de chargement trop important ($2ms). Le temps maximum autorisé est $1ms. Vous pouvez essayer de fermer certains onglets et programmes et cliquez sur Prévisualisation ou Voir mes modifications. Si cela ne fonctionne pas, essayez un autre navigateur web, et si cela ne fonctionne toujours pas, essayez un ordinateur plus rapide."
  • I have started to translate the the user manual into French.
For Chrome 37 there was a mismatch between the colors and text but it seems fixed now.
Regards, --Mattho69 (talk) 19:53, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • You can only enable or disable tag highlighting. You can't choose which tags are highlighted.
  • I've integrated your translation. Thanks for working on the manual too.
  • I'm glad that Chrome is working now. Let me know if you have any more trouble with it.
Remember the dot (talk) 07:08, 8 September 2014 (UTC)