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I have exams coming up, and after holding out for a long time I have finally discovered the world of Minecraft, so I'm not as active as I once was here. Hopefully if I'm not editing, I'll be revising or doing something exciting with my life and not just playing Minecraft.

Please leave a message below - I will reply as soon as possible on this page, Thanks! Face smile.png

Hiya![edit]

Hey Lachlan, I just came here to talk to you.

I set up a new bot at the Coasterpedia wikia site to replace LoopingStar.

Things have been going smoothly, and also, I found a new interest. -Alex 16:24, October 12, 2013

Hello, glad to finally talk to you (It's been a while), I don't know if this will surprise you or not, but I still check the roller coaster 'wikia' everyday, mainly hoping that Wikia screw up, so you guys can join me here. I've seen the activity drop quite a bit recently, as Mont is busy with work and college (I talk to him over Facebook).
I assume your using AutoWikiBrowser to power the bot (I use it too). Can I give a little advice: you've added a template called "Template:Dead end", but you haven't created it yet - You'll want to add some text to Template:Dead_end about dead-ends. Also, I saw you removed some redlinks on a couple of pages - Redlinks encourage new pages to be created - I assume you realized this since you only removed them from two pages.
About your interest, South Park is popular in the UK too - I know many people who watch it (along with Family Guy). I don't watch it (I hardly ever watch TV), so I can't really comment - sorry about that. Since your into wiki-ing though, do you edit the South Park Archives?
Anyway, sorry for my long reply, I tend to talk lots to people when I haven't for a while. Just to say, if you ever feel like I did about Wikia, you're more than welcome to join me here. And an important note: Try not to mess up with the bot, and (more importantly), always check it worked correctly, and fix it if it doesn't. In the past, I've made 100s of bot edits with typos, and 100s more trying to remedy them.
Thanks for contacting me, Lachlan5963 (talk) 17:24, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
EDIT: A couple questions for you. Firstly, where does the name "Juggernog96000" come from? Is it an American thing? Also, (and I've been wondering this ever since I joined a year and a half ago), you have two names on your profile - Alex-Sixand or Alex Surge - which one is your real name, and what does the other one mean? Thanks Face tounge.png Lachlan5963 (talk) 17:32, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I DO edit the South Park Archives :) Now about your questions:
1. Juggernog is a perk from Call of Duty's zombies mode.
2. Alex Surge is my real name.
-Alex (19:16, October 12, 2013)
Thanks - That puts my mind at rest lol. Lachlan5963 (talk) 19:21, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
Do you want a bot for this wiki? Btw, if Mont sees this, just tell him I mostly go here to keep in touch with you.
-Alex
I still use User:LoopingStar here, so I don't need another bot. To be honest, I think Mont really doesn't mind whether you edit here or not, but I'll tell him that, if there ever is an issue. Lachlan5963 (talk) 19:41, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Getting Ready to Roll![edit]

Hey, Lachlan! I'm just about ready to start editing here (again?)! Is there any project in particular you'd like me to start on, or should I just start adding some articles?

I'm planning to edit at least for a few minutes each day, depending on how much work needs to be done.

MontagnaMagica (talk) 18:57, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Two things ongoing at the moment are:
Apart from that, not many specific tasks. Of course, you can just hit random page a few times until you find something that needs updating. Thanks :) Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 19:07, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Record Holder Templates[edit]

What am I supposed to put in for obscure records like "First Roller Coaster with 8 Inversions"? MontagnaMagica (talk) 06:54, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

At the moment, just use inversions. I haven't added support for numbers of inversions yet but I'll hopefully get roun to it in the future.Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 07:22, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Coaster Wiki?[edit]

Had you noticed this wiki before? http://coaster.wikia.com/wiki/Coaster_Wiki MontagnaMagica (talk) 21:08, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I think I have - I was sure that our wiki started out as "Coaster Wiki" though. And Beemerboyz803 used to edit this wiki! It's certainly interesting. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 21:15, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Also, it hasn't all been lifted straight from Wikipedia. Looks like the user put quite a bit of effort into it, before abandoning it like most Wikia wikis. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 21:18, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Projects?[edit]

Hey, hey, hey, Lachlan! I'm looking for things to do here. Do you have any specific projects worth working on, or shall I just start adding some missing parks? I have today and tomorrow off from work. However, I'll be going on a vacation next week. MontagnaMagica (talk) 22:36, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mont, I don't think there's anything ongoing so if there's anything missing you want to add that's great - I've found that new pages, particularly about new or less popular things bring in alot of visitors. Also, I've done the record holders boxes for inversions but I think some pages are still missing them so if you come across one it would be handy if you could update it.
We should talk on Facebook soon - I feel like its been ages! It's a shame you're away next week as I'm away too - nobody will be able to check on the wiki!
Also, there's a couple of new "social" extensions that I've been looking at which make up a comments system, user avatars, a profile to fill out (like on Wikia) and a blogging tool. If you're active today then you could maybe give me some feedback.
Thank you! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 09:28, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I spent a little time updating the article about Mini-Comet at Hersheypark. It is now up-to-date with correct opening and closing years (open: 1974, close: 1978) and manufacturer (B. A. Schiff & Associates, not Miler Manufacturing), maximum height and drop, and that it also surprisingly has 0 inversions.

Have a great day! Best wishes,
--Hmich176 (talk) 18:03, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for your edits to the Hersheypark and Mini-Comet pages - they are much appreciated! I'm rather surprised how out of date the information on that article was - RCDB must have updated its information since it was written.
Welcome to Coasterpedia, I hope you enjoy the wiki. Kind regards, Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 19:56, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the welcome! The reason why the information on the page was outdated was due to lack of information prior to recent weeks. I have been doing extensive research on the history of Hersheypark and it's rides (for all that we know thanks to already published efforts, you'd be amazed how much there was - and still is - to discover!). I was able to find sources indicating the years the ride was in the park, and I was able to conclude who manufactured the ride. I then forwarded the information to RCDB, which allowed them to update their page. I happened to come across this Wiki yesterday, so I decided to join and help update the pages!
Best wishes,
--Hmich176 (talk) 15:00, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Toboggan @ Hersheypark1.jpg
I've been looking at your work over on Wikipedia; that's some good research. Did you take those photographs of the Mini-Comet? Do you mind if I upload them to Coasterpedia, as you licensed them under a Creative Commons license? You may upload them yourself if you wish and use the template {{cc-by-sa}}. Another one of the old Hersehypark photos was uploaded here a while ago, I've embedded it here. Once again, thank you! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 16:15, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello from Brickimedia[edit]

Name says it all :) I might edit a bit about Cedar Point (the only amusement park I have ever visited :P) --LK901 (talk) 20:28, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello, welcome to the wiki - you should find the skin familiar :) Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:42, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Refreshed 3.*[edit]

Just wanted to let you know there's Refreshed 3.* (actually quite a while but I forgot to say tbh heh) in case you're interested of updating the version for the default mediawiki skin in the backend. :) You can read more about it at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Skin:Refreshed. If you need help just ask me, and if I can't give any assistance you can also ask Adam or George :D

Hope you like it, if you want to view examples you can check out the gallery on that page or again, some of the wikis on the Brickimedia network.

Codyn329 (talk) 15:51, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I've been following the development for a while and it looks great- I am just too lazy to update the software and skin LOL. 3.x does look good, although I'll have to get used to using one sidebar again after having two sidebars for over a year. Since I'm free all next week, I might finally update to 1.24 and that'll be a good opportunity to upgrade the skin, so thank you for the reminder :)
Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:49, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hey Lachlan, it is me Firestar25, I've come here to say hello to you, I found out that you got blocked by wikia and that you edit here now, so yeah if you wanna catch up, just send me a message. Firestar25 (talk) 02:13, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

What is your name on Facebook? Firestar25 (talk) 01:12, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

The Return[edit]

Hey. So this is a certain Alex after an I don't even know how long anymore hiatus and i'd honestly like to say i'm back, although I do admit to spouting lies about a few things (coaster/theme park count). I was young and stupid (13 years old actually) and I sincerely regret that and want to go back and slap my former self in the face for being so stupid.

But yeah, I've been getting way more into roller coasters again recently. I am about to head over to Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Great Adventure for the first time, and I also recently went to Six Flags New England for the first time and Wicked Cyclone is now my new favorite roller coaster (not even Superman is as good as the thing in my opinion!). I also got to visit the two Jolly Rogers again and actually ride everything there (except Sea Serpent) and I think the Looping Star is better than any Pinfari ever. I didn't find it to be rough or anything, but that's probably just me. So basically, I will have visited nine, maybe ten or even eleven amusement parks in one year (I have season passes to Kings Dominion and will be going to Six Flags America, Luna Park and Great Escape are also being considered).

So yeah, apologies for being a lying 13 year old (i'm different now; I had some sense knocked into me, promise!) and its great to be back.

Oh, and the new "Ashley" name...loooong story.

-Ashley (talk) 11:19, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Re: Re: The Return[edit]

Admin rights would be OK by me. And on the topic of Pinfari's, Jolly Roger's Looping Star is amazingly smooth when you take into account that its a Pinfari. I also recently went to Six Flags Over Georgia and am preparing to go to Six Flags Great Adventure; Dare Devil Dive is amazing. I can't WAIT for El Toro and especially Kingda Ka.

And its a shame Kata isn't around anymore and Montagna is rarely around anymore.

-Ashley (talk) 19:01, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Bugs, Issue Trackers/Github[edit]

Have you considered creating a project on Github for bug tracking? This would help in the future as instead of having all bugs listed on your talk page, you have an organized CMS (Content Management System) actually meant for issue tracking for site-specific issues. :) If you'd like, I can help you go through the Github project creation process, although it's relatively simple ;)

  1. Go to https://github.com/organizations/new
  2. Fill in the following fields (the email is whatever email you have that you want to put in, no one will be able to see it)
  3. If you don't want any private repos, just keep the default option :)

Since I'm pretty sure you already know how to create a repo, you could possibly name the issue tracking repo at Coasterpedia/issues or Coasterpedia/Coasterpedia (similar to Brickimedia's old repo, which was located at Brickimedia/brickimedia).

I have some issues that I'd like to report to you for now (but I'll move them over there if you decide to create one!) Since I deal with code and MediaWiki (and as you know I'm the system administrator at Brickimedia) I can help you figure out the source of the bugs and try to fix 'em :) You already know Jack Phoenix is really smart too (she's basically a code wizard xD) so you can always ask her too haha :P

  1. Sign up bug (Special:Userlogin?type=signup) - The Create account title is incorrectly positioned on latest Chrome version (chrome v52) on Windows 10. https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/4723983/17677999/ef9ab87c-62fa-11e6-9324-df55c62eb619.png Perhaps this is custom Refreshed CSS onwiki at MediaWiki:Refreshed.css or MediaWiki:Refreshed.js?
  1. WikiFont avatar misalignment when signed in and out: I believe this issue might be site-specific since I recall you having a customized version of Refreshed?
  1. iOS issue: I remember you reporting this on Jack's page, and we've worked in together and also tested the same thing with on a site at social-tools.wmflabs.org (site for MediaWiki testing) and we've concluded thaat this is site-specific. Have you considered making a backup and then replacing it with the latest version of Refreshed?

Sorry this is so long haha, again I am more than happy to help fix these problems (the reasons I reported it to you is because again I think these are site-specific and customization, but if we conclude it's not I'm more than happy to move them upstream on Phabricator!)

Hope you're having a nice day :) SamanthaNguyen (talk) 20:47, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Hey![edit]

I created a skin called Material a while ago, and since I know you love Google's Material Design visual language (heheh :P), I thought I should tell you about it! It's not actually "stable" yet, it's still in the beta stage but I'm working on getting it stable. If you want, you can test it out at: http://social-tools.wmflabs.org/wiki/Main_Page?useskin=material

There's still some bugs, but later this week when I get some time I plan on fixing them. But feel free to test it out if you'd like and let me know what you think of it when you have time :-) Thanks!

SamanthaNguyen (talk) 22:21, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks very much for the suggestions! I'll try to get those implemented :-) The idea I had for the title was that it would be in the content card header section, but /then/ on scroll it moves into the global site header area (this is the part that you suggested). What do you think? Also slightly unrelated/related: I'm willing to help work on this wiki and make templates more material-like, e.g this is something I created a while ago at http://codepen.io/SamanthaNguyen/full/dXRkKy/ , where you can see the code in http://codepen.io/SamanthaNguyen/pen/dXRkKy . There's some elements that aren't supported by MediaWiki, but I could easily slightly rewrite it and port it over to a MediaWiki template - personally I think it could work for an infobox. Thoughts? :D

SamanthaNguyen (talk) 04:40, 7 February 2017 (UTC)