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[16:24:30] <Marzo> Hi
[16:24:37] <wizardrydragon> Hello
[16:25:08] <Marzo> Out of curiosity (and a degree of laziness): can php files receive parameters?
[16:25:15] <wizardrydragon> yes
[16:25:34] <Marzo> How they are used? Are they translated into variables?
[16:25:48] <wizardrydragon> test.php?a=x&b=y
[16:25:48] <wizardrydragon> {
[16:25:48] <wizardrydragon> print($a);
[16:25:49] <wizardrydragon> print($b);
[16:25:51] <wizardrydragon> }
[16:26:05] <Marzo> k; thanks
[16:26:28] * Marzo is looking into a syntax highlighter in php for the usecode section
[16:26:35] <wizardrydragon> :D
[16:26:40] <Marzo> (of the website, that is)
[16:26:58] <wizardrydragon> You just have a thing for sytaxs highlighters, don't you?
[16:27:05] <Marzo> Also, I was thinking of maybe combining the keyring and sifixes pages into one
[16:27:08] <Marzo> :-)
[16:27:20] <Marzo> I think it will make the docs easier to read
[16:27:36] <Marzo> (the Usecode portions, st least)
[16:27:49] <wizardrydragon> I've been editing wikipedia for *checks* 27 minutes now and I've already reverted 88 acts of vandalism.
[16:27:56] <Marzo> Wow
[16:28:11] <Marzo> All different users or the same idiot?
[16:28:19] <wizardrydragon> All different
[16:28:28] <wizardrydragon> 89
[16:28:32] <Marzo> My condolences
[16:28:46] <wizardrydragon> 90
[16:29:22] <wizardrydragon> 91
[16:29:41] <Marzo> Seems today is 'Deface Wikipedia' day :-)
[16:29:48] <wizardrydragon> Naa.
[16:29:57] <wizardrydragon> Today's quiet, hyou dont want to see bad days.
[16:30:09] <Marzo> O>O
[16:30:29] <Marzo> Quite??
[16:30:35] <Marzo> *Quiet???
[16:30:39] <wizardrydragon> Indeed.
[16:30:55] <Marzo> Which class of articles are being defaced?
[16:30:57] <wizardrydragon> Today I can singlehandedly handle most bad edits. on a bad day I wouldn't have a snowflake's chance in hell.
[16:31:04] <Marzo> (or is there no pattern to it)
[16:31:48] <wizardrydragon> Not much, the only pattern is that most are by anonymous editors
[16:33:36] <Marzo> It is just another skirmish in the eternal war against idiocy then :-)
[16:33:45] <wizardrydragon> :)
[16:34:21] <wizardrydragon> At least AntiVandalBot is alive again
[16:34:50] <Marzo> I suppose this is a piece of software that makes it easier to revert vandalism
[16:35:26] <wizardrydragon> AntiVandalBot is a IRC bot that reverts obvious vandalism in Wikipedia, among other things.
[16:35:44] <wizardrydragon> He/She/It got a little overloaded the other day and died.
[16:35:50] <Marzo> Wow
[16:36:23] <wizardrydragon> The program I myself am using is called VandalProof.
[16:36:42] * Marzo thinks that such idiocy should result in permanent loss of internet rights on the part of the vandal
[16:37:10] <wizardrydragon> Either that or poor AntiVandalBot just got so much vandalsim to revert that it ended it's misery :)
[16:37:44] <Marzo> :-)
[16:38:25] <wizardrydragon> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:VPRF if you have the curiosity thing going.
[16:38:49] * Marzo is always curious about new things
[16:39:19] <wizardrydragon> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AntiVandalBot Is antivandalbot's WP page
[16:39:49] <Marzo> 'Emergency bot shutoff button'?
[16:40:00] <wizardrydragon> :)
[16:40:14] <wizardrydragon> Not the picture a little further down, and it's caption :)
[16:40:27] <Marzo> I did :-)
[16:41:03] <wizardrydragon> I like the last bit of "What AntiVandalBot is not"
[16:41:17] <Marzo> 'Given to AntiVandalBot, for tireless, immediate and perfectly done reverting.'
[16:41:21] <Marzo> Well, duh :-)
[16:41:23] <wizardrydragon> :)
[16:42:51] <Marzo> Hm
[16:43:03] <Marzo> The page doesn't display correctly in Firefox 2.0
[16:43:24] <wizardrydragon> AntiVandalBots?
[16:43:27] <Marzo> (The AntiVandalBot page, right under the image you mentioned)
[16:43:28] <Marzo> Yes
[16:43:33] <wizardrydragon> It does for me.
[16:44:18] <Marzo> For me, the 'Cyde Weys Munitions Inc', and the line below it, both overlap the 'Userboxes' box
[16:44:29] <wizardrydragon> That's ... odd.
[16:44:59] <Marzo> I am using 1024x768 resolution, BTW
[16:45:23] <Marzo> Reducing the font size eventually makes it disappear, but increasing font size makes the problem worse
[16:45:56] <wizardrydragon> Maybe that it's meant for a different resolution
[16:46:03] <wizardrydragon> It works fine at 1280 for me
[16:46:25] <Marzo> It should be resolution-independent IMO
[16:46:42] <Marzo> And it does not overlap in IE
[16:47:15] <Marzo> (although the 'Userboxes' box appears before the other box in IE)]
[16:47:24] <wizardrydragon> Odd.
[16:47:31] <wizardrydragon> It is valid HTML. I ust checked.
[16:47:31] <Marzo> Indeed
[16:47:35] <wizardrydragon> *just
[16:49:35] <Marzo> Maybe the table sizes are off/meant for 1280 res
[16:49:49] <wizardrydragon> That was what I was initially suggesting.
[16:50:34] <wizardrydragon> Up to 143 reversions.
[16:50:43] <Marzo> O>O
[16:51:21] <wizardrydragon> Lol
[16:52:55] <wizardrydragon> What is you account on WP?
[16:53:08] <Marzo> 'marzojr' IIRC
[16:53:46] <wizardrydragon> Hmm, either thats not it or you didn't make a userpage :)
[16:53:50] <Marzo> *checks* Yes, it is
[16:53:57] <wizardrydragon> The latter, then.
[16:54:06] <Marzo> The second option is the correct one :-)
[16:54:53] <wizardrydragon> Well if you ever do want to edit Wikipedia, a user page is a good place to start, as so long as you don't put anything offensive in it, you can really do with it as you wish.
[16:55:24] <Marzo> I already edited something in Wikipedia once in the past
[16:55:34] <Marzo> It was before I joined Wikipedia, though
[16:58:10] <wizardrydragon> :)
[17:00:39] <wizardrydragon> 194 reverts.
[17:04:44] <Marzo> Here, found it; those are all the edits I did in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&target=
[17:05:12] <wizardrydragon> How''d I guess the subject matter?
[17:05:25] <Marzo> :-)
[17:06:18] <wizardrydragon> I'm still getting my head around the UDIC being named "non-notable"
[17:06:29] <Marzo> lol
[17:07:30] <Marzo> Those edits were motivated by a link in Dino's Ultima page to that very page, BTW
[17:07:44] <Marzo> (The 'Virtues of Ultima' page)
[17:08:04] <wizardrydragon> :)
[17:08:08] <Marzo> I had found the SI part to be severely lacking compared to the others :-)
[17:11:11] <wizardrydragon> Heh.
[17:11:26] <Marzo> How high is the count now? :-)
[17:16:25] <Marzo> bbl
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[18:02:45] <Marzo> Back
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[23:27:27] <Marzo> Hi
[23:27:57] <Kirben> Hi
[23:28:30] <Marzo> wizardrydragon: It is now evident that auto-voicing is not working at all :-)