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Jspoelstra

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247,775 Edits since joining this wiki
November 4, 2010
  • I live in The Netherlands
  • My occupation is Administration
  • I am Male
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VANDALISMEdit

Somebody added pornographic images to the home page! Remove them immediately! Chris6d (talk) 17:36, January 22, 2016 (UTC)

Archives Edit

Template:Archives, 38 and 39 look fine to me. My guess would be that this page is too expensive. Mazn (talk) 19:21, January 18, 2016 (UTC)

If my guess is true the only solution is to rewrite Template:Archives to be "cheaper". I can do that if you unprotect it. Mazn (talk) 19:31, January 18, 2016 (UTC)
It works now. I had to cheat a little though. My script only checks whether Archive_10, Archive_20, Archive_30, etc. exist and simply assumes the ones in between exist as well. It's a simplification, but hopefully no one will ever notice. What's noticeable though is the increased speed of this page.
Also: The new Template:Archives should work until Archive_100
You can protect Template:Archives again. You should also protect the new Module:Archives while you're at it. Mazn (talk) 03:46, January 19, 2016 (UTC)

Checkuser Edit

Hey Js, could you check and see if you can match this user: Thetuxx to someone similar. Ta~ --吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 04:12, January 19, 2016 (UTC)

Infobox images Edit

Hm. Looks like Wikia purposefully disabled the image size parameter. Maybe they were just lazy. I need to come up with a fix that can be copypasted into all infobox templates, right? Let's see... Can you unprotect Template:Infobox weapon, please? Mazn (talk) 23:59, January 19, 2016 (UTC)

It should work now. You can protect Template:Infobox weapon again. And I've added another Module:Image|Lua module. You might want to protect that as well. Mazn (talk) 14:37, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
Correction: I couldn't figure out how to do it with Lua. Lua - or at least the version Wikia uses - doesn't have a way to determine an image file's size. I used traditional parser functions now. It's ugly, but it does seem to work. Delete Module:Image|Lua module, please. Mazn (talk) 15:40, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
Alfwyn's solution - simply adding a "frameless" attribute - to the link has two downsides:
  • It relies on the image having the appropriate size. If the image is too small it will be scaled up. And:
  • It ignores the image size parameter. If a user specifies that parameter it is silently dropped.
If neither of these points is a problem, then Alfwyn's solution is better than mine. Mazn (talk) 16:03, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
As far as I can see it sets a maximum size, but leaves smaller images alone (see Anna's gold locket). It does ignore the image size paramater though. It along with others got dropped by the conversion (the portabe infobox image tag supports neither, what I use to limit the image and add an icon is a hack). We haven't used the image size parameter on too many pages. It is probably a bit a style question wether we want to simplify stuff a bit on the way or be strictly backward compatible, so not sure. --Alfwyn (talk) 16:20, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
Wait! So "frameless" prevents the image from being scaled up? If that's the case, I'd suggest we do drop the image size parameter entirely and use your solution. Mazn (talk) 16:28, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
Yup. It clearly says so here: "showing an enlargement of the stored image is not possible." In that case Alfwyn's solution is clearly superior to mine. Yes, my solution allows for use of the image size but it does so by using #imgw which is an expensive parser function. Avoiding expensive functions is a good practice. It puts less strain on Wikia's servers and thus speeds up page rendering.
Shall I edit Template:Infobox weapon one last time and replace my solution with frameless? Mazn (talk) 16:47, January 20, 2016 (UTC)

Looks like {{{image size|frameless{{!}}242x300px}}} can combine the frameless approach with the image size parameter. Going through possibilities, one of the major problems here for me is figuring out exactly what the conversion changed and what the actual usage on the pages is. --Alfwyn (talk) 16:57, January 20, 2016 (UTC)

Nice. That doesn't scale down image size if it's too large though. How about:
{{#if: {{{image size|}}}
| {{#ifexpr: {{{image size}}} > 242
  | frameless{{!}}242x300px
  | {{{image size}}}
  }}
| frameless{{!}}242x300px
}}
Mazn (talk) 17:08, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
I propose you guys work out a solution together, I'll be away for the next 6 hours. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 17:13, January 20, 2016 (UTC)

Common.js Edit

There is currently a } missing at Common.js. Paladin117 fixed it on the way, but I think he didn't submit the change. --Alfwyn (talk) 12:33, January 20, 2016 (UTC)

Troublesome anonEdit

No admin is available on the chat. Could you ban Special:Contributions/192.119.219.146? He repeatedly deleted walls of content on the Assaultron page. Changes have been reverted to normal. --YoDsanklai (talk, blogs) 16:27, January 20, 2016 (UTC)

Image categoriesEdit

Wouldn't it be easier to get a bot add the copyright mention on every single image that belongs in one of the subcategories of Category:Fallout 4 images? I guess all those images are concerned. Else I'll just go back over my last edits. --YoDsanklai (talk, blogs) 12:39, January 22, 2016 (UTC)

I was never hereEdit

Mr. Editing god... I just wanted to let you know that there's a weird (something?) going on with the in-line quotes for some of the Fallout 4 Companions. For example, Cait. Anyways ... just wanted to let you know. Ill go off back to my less-fun universe now ;) TimeoinSay G'DayView my work 12:49, January 22, 2016 (UTC)

Chkuser Edit

Hey J, hows things?

Can I bother you for a checkuser on user:Donut22 and user:SwissCheese1. I know those two are the same, but I suspect a third. Thanks. Agent c (talk) 20:49, January 22, 2016 (UTC)

SuggestionEdit

Although I may have just not noticed it if something like this exists, I feel there should be a key (even just a sentence) on the Fallout 4 quests page describing what the asterisks and slashes mean. While people will likely be able to assume they're for rewards dictated by speech checks, having something that actually says this may be a good idea.

New teal rounded vase Edit

New teal vase is missing the rounded image. I guess you already have it lying around somewhere, so I don't want to stick a image needed onto it. --Alfwyn (talk) 18:06, January 24, 2016 (UTC)

HeyEdit

Hi Jspoelstra, can you please consult T234LovelyCassie? Shes banned me from chat for no reason and has hatched a conspiracy that I added "inappropiate spam" I never did such a thing. If this power abuse continues, I'll get the whole Fallout Wiki Admin staff demoted by the Wikia team. Cheers, CGT dick (talk) 10:42, January 25, 2016 (UTC)

Change to Dangerous Minds infobox Edit

Regarding this change, there was a fairly long discussion about the merge, during which Alfwyn discovered the pip-boy icon for the "Shattered" quest was actually just a different frame in the animation from the one for the "Dangerous Minds" quest.

As far as we could tell, the "Shattered" quest could never appear in the quest log, since it had no log entries in the quest data.

I was wondering if it would make more sense to use a screenshot from the quest in the footer image. I'm sure I've seen this done elsewhere, but can't seem to find any examples at the moment.

Aya42 (talk) 18:26, January 25, 2016 (UTC)

If you have a good ingame image, go ahead and place it in the footer. Icon can go to the gallery then. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 18:46, January 25, 2016 (UTC)
I've reused one of the existing gallery images. I'm in the process of updating all the quest infoboxes, so I can do the same for the other quests which have existing screenshots. Aya42 (talk) 19:11, January 25, 2016 (UTC)

Peepers.png Edit

File:Peepers.png was only unused because of vandalism at Peepers. Restore, rename or both? --Alfwyn (talk) 20:07, January 25, 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Edit

Hello. I was told to come here and say "Hi". So, Hi.

- Jake (SSJ3 Rusticus)

Check userEdit

Hey, would it be possible to run a check user on: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Nuclear_Program http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Nationalized http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Redboyruler and http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/User_talk:NashLikesMash ? Thanks in advance. - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 22:19, January 25, 2016 (UTC)

Alright, thanks. Right now, the in-chat ban feature isn't working and we had quite a few trolls over with the exact same spam methods, so I wanted to make sure it wasn't the same one each time. Another matter I just discovered is that the "discussion moderators" Wikia has been appointing have powers on this website as well (unlike what they said on the forum). They have chat mod powers and they can remove blog comments apparently. ( http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:ListGroupRights ).- Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 22:47, January 25, 2016 (UTC)

Need a second opinion Edit

Sorry to disturb, but could you take a quick look at the last few edits on this page?

I thought Paladin117's reverting of RShepard227's changes was a tad harsh, given that some of it (e.g. the part about Curie being able to contract the disease for the player) seemed okay to me. The strategy parts (mostly just about which weapons to use) seemed inappropriate, but the parts about when the mole rats attack seemed sufficiently objective to be moved into the "Detailed Walkthrough" section.

I don't want to get involved in an edit war, so perhaps you could offer your opinion as to which of the last few edits were appropriate. Aya42 (talk) 18:12, January 26, 2016 (UTC)

UntitledEdit

Thank you for taking what I had made. I was behaving jerking, and not obeying the rules of conduct. I should not be taking my frustrations out on others. --Lozkaz (talk) 19:38, January 26, 2016 (UTC)

Checkuser Edit

Hey Js, could you check this user? I suspect its abusing multiple accounts due to same speech patterns/similar username of past socks. Ta~ --吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 03:54, January 29, 2016 (UTC)

"Notable Content" template suggestion Edit

Hi! Just a suggestion from a local noob: I was wondering how hard it would be to make the "More..." link on the notable content template more visible and in a more prominent/logical place? I often fail to notice that there's "more" and don't even realize it until I hit edit and then the Bug / Note / etc that I was going to place is actually already there and just wasn't appearing on the page. I think if the [More...] link appeared at the *bottom* of the list (where the next entry would have been if it wasn't hidden) then it would be easier to find at the time the user is most likely to be looking for it? Or at least if it was somehow more prominent -- as it is it looks like part of the first entry. Cattlesquat (talk) 14:31, January 29, 2016 (UTC)

File:Fo4 PaintingPortraits08 d.jpg Edit

Can you restore File:Fo4 PaintingPortraits08 d.jpg again? I linked it on a talkpage. Sneaky, I know - do you have a template here to make it appear used? Well, I can always include it on some user subpage otherwise. --Alfwyn (talk) 22:48, January 29, 2016 (UTC)

Checkuser Edit

Hey Js, see if you can run a checkuser and check- User:TinyCastleGuy, User:Anonymoustyd, User:Plasmaster, and User:The Mysteryous user. Thanks. --吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 09:08, January 30, 2016 (UTC)

Sole Survivor gender and sex issue Edit

Excuse me,

I'd like to request that my original edit of the Sole Survivor page be restored. Looking at the dictionary definitions of the terms "gender" and "sex" (as generously provided by Google), a clear difference is made in that gender refers to societal and personality aspects of a person, whereas sex refers to the physical state of a person's reproductive organs.
I acknowledge that these aspects are tied together in Fallout 4, in that you can't change one without changing the other, but that is only due to the fact that cisgender male and female characters are the only options provided to the player. Regardless of this, characters whose gender and sex traditionally do not match are still included in the game.
One such character is KL-E-0, who previously described herself (to my knowldege, the line has been removed due to controversy over all responses insinuating intolerance, which caused controversy) as "designated Assaultron at creation" but after achieving sentience refers to herself as a woman. I believe the existence of non-binary individuals in the game constitutes the acknowledgement of gender and sex as separate aspects of a person.
Additionally, in the character creator, if the player edits their spouse's appearance in any way and then does not choose to play as them, their spouse will retain those changes, and indeed the changes will be applied to Shaun.
Therefore, I believe that my edit to the Sole Survivor page is accurate and valid in its entirety, and request that it be restored.

Thank you,
DominateEye (talk) 23:53, January 30, 2016 (UTC)

I've been waiting for a response on this for a few days now. Whenever you have the time, could you please get back to me on this? Thanks in advance.
DominateEye (talk) 23:44, February 2, 2016 (UTC)

Ah, right, I missed that change somehow, must have been semi-spacing out again. Yeah, I think that works as a middle ground. Since there's no explicit gender selection option, we really have no idea what gender the SS identifies as, regardless of the pronoun use in-game as there's always the possibility that people are unintentionally misgendering them. We definitely do have control over their sex, though, so that works for me. Cheers!
DominateEye (talk) 00:00, February 3, 2016 (UTC)

CheckuserEdit

Hey J. How's things, excited for Xcom2?

I was wondering if you can do a checkuser on User:Johnson16 I've started policing the app discussion boards and I suspect a sockpuppet. Let me know if there's any hits? Ta. Agent c (talk) 03:00, January 31, 2016 (UTC)

Damn. Was hoping that just being active there would do it as it seemeds to work like chat for showing having an account. Thanks anyway Agent c (talk) 03:18, January 31, 2016 (UTC)

Vandalism Edit

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/68.7.195.234
http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/115.70.242.209

--吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 15:38, January 31, 2016 (UTC)

Holotape imageEdit

Thanks for fixing the image insert for my edit of the holotape page! I was trying in vain to better align it. Shaikujin

More vandalism Edit

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/75.173.35.45 - Aya42 (talk) 00:52, February 1, 2016 (UTC)

Terminal entriesEdit

Hi Jspoelstra, a quick question. I just created Old State House terminal entries since it was linked at the Old State House building only to find out that Goodneighbor terminal entries exists. Do we want this per town or per sublocation? If the first, then my article needs deleting. Otherwise the second needs splitting. Kennyannydenny (talk) 16:02, February 2, 2016 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for the answer! Kennyannydenny (talk) 19:00, February 2, 2016 (UTC)

Checkuser Edit

Hey Js, could you check both of this user: Alice In Disneyland Syndrome and SooSinator. One of them is a sock behind the account I mentioned above, ta~ --吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 10:00, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

Could you also run a check and see if you can also do an IP range block on this user: RuvryCasurrTranny34 --吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 10:11, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

Anyways Js, I noticed you're hanging around recent changes, have you check the users above this post? RuvryCasurr is starfire. --吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 16:34, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

I saw you did an IP block ranges, just want to know if its them. --吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 01:23, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

The two hit the chat at the same time. So I suspect one of the two is a sock behind, coincidentally, ruvrycassur hits up chat, not related with them. But its a troll. I suspect its starfire after the incident of ruvrycassur posting badly photoshop porn with my and chad's face on it. Just check RuvryCasurr, and if the match is starfire. just apply a range block on them --吉野Cassie Talk to me! ✿ 01:34, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

Huge range blocks Edit

Just noticed you blocked 178.162.0.0/16 which seems somewhat extreme. You are aware that's over 64,000 IP addresses spanning several different ISPs in at least two different countries? Aya42 (talk) 17:26, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

That many? I followed a previous example block from a Wikia staff member. Let me take up with him then. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 17:29, February 5, 2016 (UTC)
Well, it's up to 65,536, but due to the technicalities of CIDR, not all will be valid IP addresses. There's a useful table on that WP page which explains the notation, but if, for example, all the addresses were of the form 178.162.1.x, then blocking 178.162.1.0/24 would be sufficient.
You can get a better idea by searching RIPE, so if one of the addresses was 178.162.1.1, a search tells you that all addresses from 178.162.0.0 to 178.162.7.255 are allocated to an ISP in Russia called Credolink, so you could block all of those with 178.162.0.0/21, but that's still likely to block many legitimate users.
Due to the shortage of IP4 addresses, it's increasingly uncommon for people to have static IP addresses, which makes IP-based blocking increasingly worthless. When the addresses are recycled, you're effectively blocking people you didn't intend to. Probably not a big deal if the block only lasts a few days, but probably inappropriate for infinite duration. Aya42 (talk) 15:45, February 6, 2016 (UTC)
I see you changed the duration to a month, which seems reasonable, although you might want to revisit some of the existing infinite range blocks as well. Aya42 (talk) 19:21, February 6, 2016 (UTC)
I'll do that. How did I do on the change (IP change) of that most recent range block? Jspoel Speech Jspoel 19:24, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

( Without knowing which IP address(es) this particular user was using, it's tough to tell. I'll assume it was more than one address of the form 178.162.216.x, in which case 178.162.216.0/24 is probably best for now, since you're only blocking 256 addresses, although, if that is the case, you also ought to remove the block on 178.162.0.0/16.

I was reading through what Callofduty4 said, and I'm not sure what Wikia's policies are on IP blocking, but looking at Wikipedia's guidelines, even a three month block on an a.b.0.0/16 range seems a little extreme for a first offense. If, as he said, "Just make sure no legitimate users are on the range", you're never gonna know what new legitimate users might use that range in the future.

Ultimately, the point of IP-based blocking is to make it just long enough for the user to give up and move on somewhere else, while not being too long to prevent legitimate users from creating accounts, and sometimes 24 hours may be enough.

Obviously, the part which states...

...the block should be extended (with the 'anon-only' option selected) as long as is necessary to prevent further disruption.

...isn't gonna help where malicious users are creating new accounts from those ranges, but it may be enough to deter users who are making edits anonymously.

Having said all that, I just noticed that Wikipedia's block list has all of 178.162.128.0 thru 178.162.255.255 as being blocked until 2019 for...

Colocators containing Zenmate and being abused

...so you may have issues with other addresses in that range in the future. Aya42 (talk) 21:15, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

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