Template talk:GregCitation

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Date standards

We should set a standard for abbreviating dates in this template. A lot of the world does it like this: dd-mm-yy. In the good old US of A it's done like this: mm-dd-yy. This can lead to confusion when talking about days like March 1: is it 1-3-17 or 3-1-17? I recommend this way: yyyy-mm-dd on xkcd's recommendation. :P What do you think? -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 00:34, 1 March 2017 (CET)

I used the dd-mm-yy by reflex. -- SurelNuva (Talk) 00:51, 1 March 2017 (CET)
I'd say we should use the one that's used in the transcripts, so you can copy&paste it into the searchbar and find the post immediatley. E.g Mar 11 2009, 07:37 PM. We should specify the time because rhere are at least seven different post for each day, so it does not cause confusion. ~OnionShark 07:11, 1 March 2017 (CET)

I should use the "nowiki" with the ":", because if I don't use them, the text would be altered in a strange way, exactly, the text after the ODG/OGQ/OGDi went down one row. -- SurelNuva (Talk)

Alright. I think that happened because a colon at the start of a line creates an indent even if the colon is wrapped in switch loops, if statements, etc. like in the template.
BTW OnionShark, good call on the date format. Let's use this format (Jan 01 2017) since it makes searching through the Greg text files easier. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 09:14, 4 March 2017 (CET)


Can Greg quotes from the TTV Ask Greg forum be used for this? Toa Nidhiki05 20:23, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

OGD Archive Updates

Hey guys,

I thought I'd let you know that I've added a copy of the Farshtey Feed to the OGD Archive website. The best part is that I've added a way to link to individual bullet points, which I imagine would be pretty useful for citations :) . Here's an example of what that looks like. Just click on the bullet point to get a permalink to it. I've also fixed up some markup errors and gotten rid of unnecessary spoiler tags (everything in spoiler tags used to be unreadable). Every post has a link to the original post on BZPower to boot.

Planetperson 08:48, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

That's great and will be very helpful! Thanks Planetperson! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 20:51, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

Got another update for ya! I added the ability to cite individual questions in the OGD. More precisely, you can link to individual lines or ranges of lines within a single post. This makes it much easier to locate questions within posts that have dozens of different questions. More info here.

Planetperson 16:34, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

Farshtey Feed broken

I recently made edits on the Toa Hagah page, and citing 2 different farshtey feeds on the same page seems to be broken. It says this (Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FF.{{{2}}}" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FF.{{{2}}}" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FF.{{{2}}}" defined multiple times with different content) for the other Farshtey Feed instead of showing the different link. — SurelNuva (Talk) 06:33, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. Thanks for letting me know! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 07:41, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Easier way of adding citations

Would you be willing to modify this template so that it's possible to just copy-paste a full URL from the OGD Archive as its only argument, and have the template automatically figure out which topic it belongs to and how to format the link? I was able to get this to work on the TGA wiki, and I find it's much more convenient. —Planetperson 06:06, 9 June 2021 (UTC)