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Due to (somewhat) recent changes to the source code and text parser, the hottip no longer works as it used to. Specifically, the text parser does not distinguish between the end of a pothole and the end of a hottip.

Therefore, I am creating this thread to clean up hottip markup in the wiki, and do one of the following:

  1. Remove the hottip and weave the explanation into the description.
  2. Replace the hottip with either the note or labelnote markup, as appropriate.

Syntax for a note markup is (for those who are unaware):

[[note]]-text to be revealed-[[/note]], which yields: note 

Syntax for a labelnote is: [[labelnote:-text to be displayed-]]-text to be revealed-[[/labelnote]], which yields:

-text to be displayed- 

edited 26th Oct '13 9:36:35 AM by Willbyr

MikuruFan from Away
Oct 24th 2013 at 5:15:04 PM

So, why are the hottips left on the Administrivia pages?

SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Oct 24th 2013 at 10:32:16 PM

They are not hottips, just "hottip" text strings.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
MikuruFan from Away
Oct 24th 2013 at 10:34:08 PM

Ah.

So, are we done?

Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Oct 25th 2013 at 3:53:08 AM

[up] We're not done until Eddie disables hottips entirely, and I don't know when that's going to happen. I'll ask for a new check in the meantime.

Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Oct 25th 2013 at 3:42:02 PM

I just talked with Eddie and he said he'd disable the code later tonight and do one more search.

Oct 25th 2013 at 5:37:54 PM

Okay, the hottip markup now does nothing, meaning that no hottip will be generated. The marked-up text will just not appear in the finished page.

Here is one last run of the text search: last run

edited 25th Oct '13 5:39:45 PM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Oct 25th 2013 at 6:23:18 PM

If the stuff that was in hottips simply won't show, then all archived pages need to be cleaned as well, even though we don't usually change archives.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Rotpar Always 3:00am in the Filth from California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Always 3:00am in the Filth
Oct 25th 2013 at 7:39:24 PM

I hit everything from the top down to Sixth Hokage's work. All that's left should be references in Administrivia and Lost and Found, and the archived pages. There is one troper page and, of all things, the Self Demonstrating BRAIN BLESSED!! page is locked and still a ptitle.

edited 25th Oct '13 7:40:58 PM by Rotpar

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Oct 25th 2013 at 8:23:02 PM

And BRIAN BLESSED needs to stay locked and unrepaired of all those things, because opening it to edit it at all, in any way will completely break a number of mark-ups that it uses that are no longer supported, most importantly, the size inflation that the whole "self-demonstrating" bit relies on.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Rotpar Always 3:00am in the Filth from California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Always 3:00am in the Filth
Oct 25th 2013 at 8:38:17 PM

Ok then.

...so is the page a nifty time capsule of weird old markup or is it secretly Sealed Evil in a Can?

edited 25th Oct '13 8:39:15 PM by Rotpar

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Oct 25th 2013 at 8:41:46 PM

Yes.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Oct 25th 2013 at 9:04:19 PM

tongue

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Oct 26th 2013 at 1:52:09 AM

Popping in to confirm that a) all hottips on non-archive pages are done except for Century and b) the archives still containing them are displaying them properly.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Oct 26th 2013 at 9:23:49 AM

[up]WAHOO! That troper page is taken care of.

Thanks a bunch, Eddie, and huge, huge thanks to to everyone that helped out with this project. [awesome][awesome][awesome]

edited 26th Oct '13 9:39:14 AM by Willbyr

Ghost101 Ghost101 from United States
Ghost101
Oct 26th 2013 at 8:51:31 PM

Sigh. Sure am gonna miss this markup . . .

Rotpar Always 3:00am in the Filth from California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Always 3:00am in the Filth
Oct 26th 2013 at 10:20:51 PM

Not sure I really see why. I miss having the color markup on the main wiki because it was fun and useful. We lost that because people abused it. It's gone, you can't change text colors on the wiki anymore.

The hottip functionality has been replaced by notes and labelnotes. You need to make a note that can be hidden and expanded, you can still do that note . The function still exists but the specific code that makes it happen was changed.

edited 26th Oct '13 10:25:28 PM by Rotpar

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Oct 28th 2013 at 1:07:16 AM

Hmm ... there isn't anything else to do here, except maybe awarding the tropers who participated in this cleanup.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Oct 29th 2013 at 6:41:04 AM

[up] Indeed. If you participated in the cleanup, post here or PM me so I can get an accurate tally.

SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Oct 29th 2013 at 1:08:17 PM

For what it's worth, the main participants I encountered on the wiki were Drifting Skies, Korodzik, Macron Notes, m8e, Rotpar, Septimus Heap, shadowblack, Specialist 290, Viira and Willbyr. I might be missing some.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
Doryna Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Oct 29th 2013 at 2:24:22 PM

I did some here and there, but I've already got a clean-up badge.

Oct 30th 2013 at 6:54:46 AM

I did a very small bit of it

Rotpar Always 3:00am in the Filth from California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Always 3:00am in the Filth
Oct 31st 2013 at 9:33:50 AM

Septimus, you met yourself during the clean up? Was it one of those "meet Buddha, kill Buddha" moments?

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Nov 1st 2013 at 8:28:46 AM

I removed hottips from most of the WMG, quotes and funny pages, and cleaned up a lot of pages in other categories.


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