User talk:Johan G

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Newsletter drafts

Hi Johan. Would it be possible for you to create the "draft" newsletters up to December? Not sure of the exact format, don't want to mess things up ;) Legoboyvdlp (talk) 08:22, 25 October 2017 (EDT)

With a bit of luck I could give it a try tomorrow.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 12:36, 28 October 2017 (EDT)
Sorry for my delays. At some point (probably some weekend) I aim to implement what have been discussed at the Village Pump recently regarding using preloaded pages. In essence making a single click link to create a draft of the next newsletter. (Unless someone is quicker on that than me...)
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 16:40, 5 November 2017 (EST)
An early newsletter template draft is now available in my sandbox.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 07:08, 11 November 2017 (EST)

Progress bar and icons

Hi Johan. I was wondering if you could upload a new set of progress bar icons? Half of the current set have been lost from the wiki backend, so scaled icons are broken. See {{progressbar}} where a number of these graphics are shown as the text: Error creating thumbnail: File missing. For two of these, I have manually recreated bitmap versions. Maybe it would be good to upload the SVG originals? I have been using scaled versions of these via the {{progressbar}} template for the current version of the translation requests page. For better table packing, I am wondering if we should introduce a vertical parameter for this template and have a full set of vertical icons, as a copy of your progress icons rotated 90 degrees.

Bugman (talk) 12:02, 29 December 2017 (EST)

I feel I need to apologize for not doing this literally years ago. I have finally gotten around to reupload these particular missing files. It seems likely that they have been missing ever since the wiki crashed when the ISP migrated the wiki's virtual server to new hardware back in late January 2015 (see the forum topic scheduled downtime for the details.)
As for vertical ones, I am not there yet, but I think just turning them vertical would make them nearly unreadable. I have some ideas, but is as often slow to implement them.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 09:27, 19 May 2018 (EDT)

Have done a test with vertical ones. Even reading out 20% steps is hard in normal running text. 1/3rds maybe are possible. Could probably be better to have a compact 20%-step version of the horizontal one instead.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 11:24, 19 May 2018 (EDT)


Hello. Who is in charge around here? --Axlerate (talk) 10:23, 6 September 2019 (EDT)

Well, the wiki is maintained/run by Hellosimon and there are some users with more rights than others, but like many other things in FlightGear there is not really anyone "in charge" (several times some of us has described us as "a heard of cats").
Is there anything, in particular, you would like help with?
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 13:11, 6 September 2019 (EDT)
I took the liberty to add the {{welcome to the wiki}} template with some tips and hints to your discussion page. I hope you do not mind.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 13:17, 6 September 2019 (EDT)
Is it okay for me to have admin privileges to improve protected pages? Plus, I have not spaced any more headers from the text. I have also reverted them back. --Axlerate (talk) 05:22, 7 September 2019 (EDT)
Sorry for a really late reply. I am a bit hesitant as you are really new here, but do not let that stop you otherwise.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 14:22, 30 September 2019 (EDT)

Internal links with query parameters

Hi Johan,

Just a heads up that you could use the fullurl, for internal links requiring query parameters as follows:

<span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:Special:AllPages|namespace=10}} Special:AllPages]</span>

That makes sure that we don't need to edit the link whenever we change the wiki domain (or like now, when we add https). And the span (optionally) removes the external link symbol.

Gijs (talk) 15:24, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank you! I will fix that right away. :-D
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 15:26, 7 February 2021 (UTC)