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Wiki Cop party!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mcdh2Vf2XkTark lm(pt-br) 17:09, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

This has been dropped~ Thanks for the patience. — Wind 05:28, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
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Gratz! Fuffeh signature.png Fuffeh TalkContributions 11:39, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
Welcome to the union, comrade.
GrampaSwood (talk) 11:40, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
Here come dat boi, oh sh** waddup. User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 12:38, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
congratz! Mgpt!! 123rse (talk) 06:35, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Congratulations Mgpt! User Nikita2000 ChatAvatar Image.png Nikita2000 (talk) 01:01, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Just in Valve time. Congratulations! User Denied signature.jpg Denied (Talk) 05:40, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Steam account

Oh hi there. Can you add me on Steam? Link is on my user profile. — Wind 22:55, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Help with Translation

https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Attendant/pt There are a boat load of non-existent pages in pt. I don't know how to translate it so I was led here. Thank you ahead of time chief -Murph The preceding unsigned comment was added by Murph0981 (talk) • (contribs) 03:52, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Hey, I'm aware of it and I'll eventually update them :) Thanks! Mgpt (talk) 12:24, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Tournament Medal Dictionary Entries

Why did you get rid of a lot of dictionary entries for tournament medals? This breaks a multitude of things, such as my Self-Made item list rework. I see that a lot of entries got renamed, but some, such as the UGC Highlander Platinum 1st Place medal, are just completely gone. Please fix this. ~ Boba 20:28, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi, I fixed most of the tournament medal pages with red links after my edit. I checked now and probably there's a few more pages but it can be easily fixed with the updated name. I will add the missing names to the dictionary in order soon. Sorry :/ Mgpt (talk) 21:01, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
You're all good, I was just wondering why some of the tournament medal names were completely gone from the dictionary. Thanks. ~ Boba 21:03, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

A Wikiachievement for ya troubles

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It's the Little Things...
Provide a large amount of edits whose primary goals are to correct grammar, punctuation, etc.

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Ever since I joined this wiki (About 6 months ago), I alway saw you spamming the recent changes with a never ending stream of small corrections here and there. Wheter that be fixing random grammar mistakes, correcting information inside an item's infobox, moving a file to a proper page, adding missing categories and replacing wrong ones etc. Seems to me that you're the Wiki's "go to guy" for fixing mistakes noone notices. And because of that, you deserve this award chief.

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Thanks :D Mgpt (talk) 14:23, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Unused redirects

Hey, please stop marking redirects with no external links for deletion. They are not harming anything (as long as they don't redirect to a redlink) and removing them only takes more time from the moderators. Darkid « TalkContribs » 01:25, 19 December 2021 (UTC)

Adding new availability strings

Re: your ask on IRC:
It's a little hard to just add two-word avail strings, because the order of "Purchase" and "(expired)" may not be the same in all languages. The best solution is for you to create a dictionary entry for the availability (see, for example, craft-expired inside the availability names section.)
Then, once you feel confident in the dictionary entry wording, and the name of the template parameter, sandbox your changes:

  1. Copy the current contents of Module:Availability into Module:Availability/Sandbox
  2. Add your new string into the main 'switch statement' (called lookup) by copy/pasting the craft-expired row.
  3. Update the docs (Module:Availability/doc) to add your new availabilities
    1. On the docs page, add new table entries for your new string(s)
    2. On the docs page, replace #invoke:Availability with #invoke:Availability/Sandbox
    3. Use 'show preview' to verify that your changes look good
    4. Restore the calls to #invoke:Availability (including your new strings, which will be broken!)
    5. Save the docs page
  4. Reply here (I am now watching this page)
  5. I will copy your changes from the sandbox into the main module

Darkid « TalkContribs » 17:16, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

Hello, Tark helped me and created the strings (purchase-halloween-expired/hauntedgift), they're working now. Thanks :D Mgpt (talk) 23:20, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Template:Dictionary Style Southern

Saw your edit: "(→‎Cosmetic styles: This style is unique, while North Pole is used in 4 cosmetics)" ;; i find your argument good and bad. for the default language it works. but in my language southern is translated as classic since southern doesn't make sense in that context. but if there is ever anything related to Southern then it would have different translation possibilities. and that is why i added the specifics for this item => southern - train of thought ;; yours works fine but i just wanted it to be specified for the item so other items could have the same word but different translation in other languages. Magicalpony (talk) 13:24, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Hi, the "Southern" string is just for the Train Of Thought cosmetic, so you don't need to add the name of cosmetic to the string, it is in the "cosmetic styles" section for a reason. For example, if TF2 ever gets a cosmetic with the same style, then we have to create the "southern - train of thought" string in the "cosmetic styles - duplicate" section. At the moment it is just being used in the cosmetic page. You can also check the official translations in /tf/resource/tf_#.txt, or you can visit the Valve Crowdin website. Mgpt (talk) 19:07, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

regarding item name styles template

Hello Mgpt,

I am the main editor of the most pages you edited item name styles template.

The reason item name styles template are being used is just simply to display the "styles" in Chinese and add a link. This is being used in lot of pages. In earlier days there is discussions about changing "styles" zh-hans translation both in game and in wiki, although this eventurally did not happen, but the usage of item name styles are still being used, just in case anytime in the future the translation for "styles" in zh-hans is changed.

If you would like to change this, you can change them to {{common strings|styles}} and similar thing for links. Please do not remove them as that breaks the sentence.

If you have further questions, reply here or leave me a message on my talk page.

Thanks, --AlexT 22:33, 9 October 2022 (UTC)

Hello, the best is to use {{common string|styles}} in the "Styles section" instead of {{item name}}. In the styles paragraph "This cosmetic item has x styles... etc, etc", you should use [[styles/zh-hans|name]] or [[styles/zh-hans|{{common string|styles}}]]. I will fix the pages that still have errors, thanks :D Mgpt (talk) 23:01, 10 October 2022 (UTC)
I noticed {{item name|sniper}}, {{item name|cosmetic items}} are also being used, should be {{class name|sniper}} for the name and [[Sniper/zh-hans|name]] for the link. {{item name|cosmetic items}} -> {{common string|cosmetic items}} This whole use of item name/common string, I don't think its necessary. The common strings should be mainly meant for the sections and not to be used with the text, that's what makes sense to me, the same thing applies to {{common string|cosmetic items}}/{{class name|sniper}}, which would be for templates. Mgpt (talk) 23:57, 10 October 2022 (UTC)
Today I just translated all new cosmetics in recent Scream Fortress update, I used {{common string|styles}} in all of them, and used {{cl|scout}} to avoid class link {{item link|scout}}, however unlucky I tried {{cn|scout}} for "class name" and found out there's no such thing, and I did not know there is {{class name|scout}}. I try to use templates to replace all special noun because:
  • There are unlimited ways to translate one thing in zh-hans, they are hard to remember and easy to confuse, it is time consuming to look them up every time, so I use templates to unify the word usages.
  • Typing in zh-hans is hard and easy to make errors for all these special noun, especially for wiki internal links, using keyboard shortcuts to quickly type a template that does the same thing is much better.
I use regex to match and substitute contents to reduce repetitive works in translation since like last 5 or 6 big updates? I would say there are over 100 pages using {{item name|styles}}, hope it is not too much work! In early days I just simply replace them to things like {{item name|styles}} and it works great till today, so I guess it is time to update my code. I will still use templates in main contents for the above reasons. but I will try to substitute {{item name}} and {{item link}} to other templates for unneeded things in the future, and for cosmetic names/links or styles names these are not being changed from using {{item name}} and {{item link}}, since there's no templates substitutions for them. Thanks.--AlexT 02:25, 11 October 2022 (UTC)

Template:Scream Fortress 2022 Unusual effects

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for your help fixing up the table on this page. Couldn't for the life of me figure out why the column spans weren't working properly (despite a WHILE messing around with the preview tool), so I appreciate your help. Hope you're doing well!

Epsilonal (talk) 01:05, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

No problem, thanks :D Mgpt (talk) 16:33, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

Fire Breather status

i have multiple fire breathers and can confirm it doesn't apply any equip region properly Firekip (talk) 22:01, 23 October 2022 (UTC)

Hello, you shouldn't remove the equip regions from the page, they can be seen in tf/scripts/items/items_game.txt. I think you could add that information to the page (Bugs section) if its only with the Fire Breather cosmetic, but I'm not sure, Sorry. Mgpt (talk) 01:16, 24 October 2022 (UTC)
The same happens with the Avian Amante, likely due to the same issue of incorrectly setting up multiple equip regions.
GrampaSwood (talk) 10:30, 24 October 2022 (UTC)

Limit error?

I don't understand the error you mentioned, when you reverted my promo nav template edit. It seemed to display perfectly fine to me; and the fact that Magic the Gathering had such a long name that it pushed all those other games forward was really quite annoying for me, so I'd like for there to at least be some way we can fix that, as well as whatever caused you to revert it. — User ThatHatGuy Signature Icon.png User ThatHatGuy Signature Talk.png User ThatHatGuy Signature Contribs.png 01:48, 18 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello, some pages had this error, that's why i reverted your edit. Mgpt (talk) 13:37, 18 February 2023 (UTC)
That's strange, I've never seen that happen before, and it didn't happen when I previewed my edit. Is there a way to preserve the fact that Magic the Gathering no longer pushed the other names in its section forward, that my edit fixed, and still not run into this error? — User ThatHatGuy Signature Icon.png User ThatHatGuy Signature Talk.png User ThatHatGuy Signature Contribs.png 15:07, 19 February 2023 (UTC)
I know very little how the template works (tried to do something on my sandbox but nothing), and since the template is already at 32/40 on expansion depth alone (Parser profiling data) I think there's not much that can be done. Revert my edit if you want Mgpt (talk) 22:23, 19 February 2023 (UTC)
You were correct that the nested subgroup calls in the template were beginning to be too much for our current version of MediaWiki to handle, and that we were beginning to brush up on the depth limit. To future proof this at some point, we'll need to upgrade to at least MediaWiki 1.38, (we are currently on 1.31.10,) and expand depth limits using $wgMaxPPExpandDepth.
In lieu of being able to create another subgroup simply for keeping Magic the Gathering separate, as Runner 2 had been, I think I've been able to find a compromise: I've solved the errors by getting rid of the subgroups with only one entry, and bringing everything else a tad bit forward, so that every category lines up, the way I'd originally wanted. It's not a perfect solution, but given our current technical limitations, it seems to be the best option -- and this way, it frees us up a subgroup to use, giving us 19 new promotional item sources; if indeed, they ever plan to accept more. — User ThatHatGuy Signature Icon.png User ThatHatGuy Signature Talk.png User ThatHatGuy Signature Contribs.png 06:37, 22 March 2023 (UTC)
I think it still happens, not that often, although it had a different and weird error with common strings if I remember correctly, upgrading mediawiki may be the only way to solve the problem as you said Mgpt (talk) 21:46, 31 March 2023 (UTC)

Those language changes are actually added

Under "Revision changes", click on Modified: tf/resource/tf_russian.txt and look at a green text Yaroslav (talk) 21:25, 31 March 2023 (UTC)

I meant on the patch notes Mgpt (talk) 21:30, 31 March 2023 (UTC)
Sorry for a minor inconvenience, I guess Yaroslav (talk) 21:37, 31 March 2023 (UTC)
No problem, the section containing those changes seems enough, you could open a discussion though if you think its worth. Mgpt (talk) 21:48, 31 March 2023 (UTC)

Spams links at Wrangler with Template:Allweapons Nav

latest edit Opv (talk) 22:32, 29 April 2023 (UTC)

latest edit
Continues spam
Opv (talk) 22:35, 29 April 2023 (UTC)

EdgeGamers UltiDuo Participant

Hi Mgpt! Why did you move Tournament Medal - EdgeGamers UltiDuo Participant? Articles for tournament medals are supposed to be prefixed with "Tournament Medal - ". — Tark 21:27, 7 May 2023 (UTC)

Último edit Tournament Medal - RGL.gg Pick/Ban Prolander Participant Mgpt (talk) 22:02, 7 May 2023 (UTC)
The prefix exists because they are tournament medals, not because the page lists multiple medals. Changing it now isn't worth the effort, but you can open a discussion if you'd like. — Tark 09:19, 8 May 2023 (UTC)
Vê a steam tark Mgpt (talk) 15:35, 8 May 2023 (UTC)

Fixed an Issue with the Wiki saying the Item is Craftable

oh uh crap I though it meant the item couldn't be made via crafting Brodym4ster (talk) 17:07, 24 June 2023 (UTC)

Broken templates

Hey Mgpt, I see that you made a cleanup to the dictionary but it looks like you also removed ye olde rustic color (leaving just ye olde rustic colour). This is OK, just please make sure that these strings aren't in use before you delete them -- in this case, the string is in use, and is causing a bug on the painted items list [1]

I'd recommend checking out the list of usages before removing a string: Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Dictionary/items/ye_olde_rustic_color

Darkid « TalkContribs » 03:53, 17 July 2023 (UTC)

Ditto with Visor Up and Visor Down -- it seems like you're aware of this now but I'd really encourage you to
1. Add the new name for the dictionary string
2. Move all of the existing usages to the new string
3. Delete the old string, leaving just the new string
4. Verify no redlinks.
Darkid « TalkContribs » 03:57, 17 July 2023 (UTC)
Hi, I already fixed it a while ago but the templates are very large so it might take a while to update. They're not being used anyways
I fixed the styles - the strings were updated (Line 87,070), just forgot to fix the pages :D
Oh well, now it should update, see: Template:Painted items/row history. Mgpt (talk) 04:17, 17 July 2023 (UTC)

Tournament medal images

Hellos.

I've noticed that you recently removed the "Tournament Medal - " prefix from several images (over 600 images, in fact). While I truly appreciate the effort, making mass changes like this is very disruptive and not the best way to handle such a huge project, especially since I had asked you not to do it before.

Please refrain from removing this prefix from pages in the future. If a template is not functioning properly because of this prefix, I would appreciate it if you could reach out to me or someone else to help fix the template instead.

Thank you for your understanding. — Tark 23:30, 1 August 2023 (UTC)