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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

Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Nov 1st 2013 at 9:56:42 AM

We're discussing options for the people who already have the cleaner badge; that's why this is going slow. If anyone has a suggestion, I'm all ears. If you participated and you don't have the cleaner badge, LMK and I'll hook you up.

edited 1st Nov '13 9:57:08 AM by Willbyr

Ghost101 Ghost101 from United States
Ghost101
Nov 1st 2013 at 4:23:32 PM

So is there gonna be a new markup? Now I think of it, I've done a page worth of removing hottip, though only for one page.

edited 1st Nov '13 4:24:49 PM by Ghost101

SeptimusHeap Christmas worms from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Nov 1st 2013 at 4:43:06 PM

Yes. Notes and Labelnotes is the page that describes it.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
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
Nov 2nd 2013 at 12:07:59 PM

Since the hottip has been killed during October, how about a headstone with the asterisk on it. RIP *

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Nov 3rd 2013 at 4:42:15 AM

[up] *snerk* Not a bad idea...I was thinking something involving the asterisk would be appropriate. I will hopefully have some free time to devote to this this week.

Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
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Nov 5th 2013 at 9:51:09 PM

Alright, I've sent several people the new hottip badge. I'll keep this open through the end of the week to make sure that everyone that participated gets a badge and that people actually receive them, and then I think we can finally put this to bed. smile

SeptimusHeap Christmas worms from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Nov 6th 2013 at 2:06:51 AM

I think you forgot to send one to yourself; also, whatever thing has been messing around with the avatar contest badges has been messing with this one, too.

"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
Nov 6th 2013 at 6:37:19 AM

[up] Crap...I'll let Eddie know, thanks.

Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Nov 9th 2013 at 7:18:30 AM

Is anyone still having the problem with the badges not showing up right?

SeptimusHeap Christmas worms from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Nov 9th 2013 at 7:25:47 AM

Yes, sadly.

Incidentally, it depends upon the URL - the URL with the "static.tvtropes.org" has the problem, the one with "tvtropes.org" only (without the static) displays correctly.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
Ghost101 Ghost101 from United States
Ghost101
Nov 9th 2013 at 5:04:21 PM

So how exactly do you know if someone actually did clean up the markup? Considering this is the internet, ANYBODY can say he or she did some cleanup despite not doing any . . .

Speaking of which, I said I thought I did do a page worth of hottip cleanup, I really can't remember . . . but than again, I did change a notification that used the hottip marking (NOTE

) to the correct note marking (note ) talking about "simonize"

edited 9th Nov '13 5:04:45 PM by Ghost101

Doryna Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Nov 10th 2013 at 12:49:58 PM

Mine didn't show up until I updated my cache...and now it's not showing up at all. Along with my steampunk pumpkin.

edited 10th Nov '13 12:50:43 PM by Doryna

Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
SeptimusHeap Christmas worms from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Nov 12th 2013 at 2:00:49 PM

Seems like they are working properly now.

"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
Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Nov 12th 2013 at 5:54:13 PM

Good! So, I haven't heard anyone say that they participated but didn't get a badge; if that doesn't change in the next day or so, then I'll close this up.

It's kinda like kicking a rock down the street, eventually it's going to go into the sewer drain.

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
Nov 12th 2013 at 6:58:21 PM

In the interest of wrapping things up. I have my badges and they work.

Now I know why evil generals wear sheets of the things.

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Ghost101 Ghost101 from United States
Ghost101
Nov 12th 2013 at 11:26:59 PM

Not even sure I know what or how you receive them but I think I have done a page of hottip removal, but as I mentioned above, I don't remember and not even sure if that's worth anything . . .

Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Nov 13th 2013 at 4:18:19 AM

[up] I sent you a badge already...you should've gotten a PM to that effect.

Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Hi
Nov 16th 2013 at 7:50:05 AM

Since this has been gathering dust for a few days, I think we can finally shut this down. Marvelous work, everyone. [awesome]

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