User talk:Tocky

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Hey, you might want to properly close the sgtable-tags in your generators. Syntax is </sgtable> (note the symbol "/"). This way categories written after the table display properly. Also, spaces at the beginning of lines cause the formatting box, so you might want to avoid those. Keep up the good work. ToB (talk) 11:42, 22 May 2014 (PDT)

Hey ToB- i'll keep the </sgtable> thing in mind. I keep going back and forth on whether i prefer the formatting boxes or not, but sometimes i like the monospace output. Tocky (talk)
Okay, I'll not remove it from your generators, then. Sorry if I have done so in the past, as I probably have. ToB (talk) 23:50, 22 May 2014 (PDT)
its cool, no worries. Tocky (talk)

categories

( i'll keep this here so i can reflect on it but pleace go to Help_talk:Categorisation to continue this line of discussion. )

Hi, I understand that I have categorised pages in a way you feel is passive-aggressive. I apologise for it; it was not intentional. I try to categorise things according to the guidelines over here: Help:Categorisation, with variable success rate. In particular, when I see a new generator with no categories, I try to assign it at least one. If the generator is hard for me to understand, then I will use a higher-level category rather than making a mistake with too specific and unsuitable one. Please do use more accurate categories when you see an opportunity to do so!

If you would like me to act in a different way, then please let me know what precisely do you feel is passive-aggressive in my behaviour, or suggest another method of categorisation. I would like to know which part of my behaviour seems hostile so that I can change it. ToB (talk) 06:25, 18 February 2015 (PST) -- if you dont understand a generator do not be the guy to put it in a category. putting it in a top level generic category is a good way to assure nobody ever finds it. actually read the generator you're categorising. put things in lots of categories not just one. Tocky (talk)

Also: At this point, I would like to categorise the category Category:DOG WIZARDS, but I am hesitant to do so. Is it specific to a setting, rules system, or is it only for your own use? Do the generators in the category belong to some genre or several? ToB (talk) 06:25, 18 February 2015 (PST) -- you can treat DOG WIZARDS as an author and a as publisher, DOG WIZARDS is both of those.

Also: Would Category:Mission Generator be suitable for DOG WIZARDS ADVENTURE? Maybe fantasy or gonzo or something else as a genre category, unless the Category:DOG WIZARDS already covers that? ToB (talk) 06:25, 18 February 2015 (PST) -- yeah, good pick. sorry ToB, i don't mean to be hurtful. just you gotta do the job. be the categories guy, make the articles easy to find. Tocky (talk) 21:18, 27 February 2015 (PST)

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Since you seem interested and active, why don't you be the categories guy? I disagree with some of the choice you have made, but I don't have the time or the energy to argue about them right now. I might start messing up your categories and talking about it at a later point, once I can commit more to it.

One request, though; please don't categorise categories with Category:Portal, which has previously been used for user-curated portal pages (see the pages in the category for examples). The reason is that otherwise one would have to place the portal category on almost every category, which defeats its purpose. Let portal pages and categories remain parallel systems, developed by whoever is interested in either. ToB (talk) 05:51, 1 March 2015 (PST)

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i am the one true categories guy, been doing it long time. but it takes a long time, you can't just do it the quickest way. ty to give a shit. i'll categorise my own generators at least. but i'll do it while i have the time and not while im still writing the page. okay, i'll stay away from portals (though they are useful to us.) consider forms, forms are impotant. [quick] and [weird] and [confusing] are forms, they are not-exactly-settings and not-exactly-genres. we dont eally need all this meta stuff thugh, we already have categories. categories are just tags under another name. they work for any kind. they work for any form. if oyur categories dont associate similar geneators with one another. they are not categories. nowaddays i cna at least find scrap princess' generators because they are [gonzo]. this is better than before, where i had to creep on peoles userpages and contributions pages, which means i have to remember everyones username. Tocky (talk) 11:18, 1 March 2015 (PST)

( i'll keep this here so i can reflect on it but pleace go to Help_talk:Categorisation to continue this line of discussion. )

indy problem

<sgtable>
indy

1,[Indiana Jones Titles.subtitle] </sgtable>

indy

<sgdisplay iterations="12">([indy])</sgdisplay> im having this trouble where when im pulling data from an outside table it sometimes generates correctly and sometimes generates nothing.

i had a similar problem with Ostler where i was doing this

<sgtable>
intro

1,

</sgtable>
intro 
<sgdisplay iterations="6">(a [Quick Zone Populations.prequirk][Quick Zone Populations.race] [Quick Zone Populations.class][Quick Zone Populations.maybename] sells horses)</sgdisplay>

which i solved (i think) by switching to

<sgtable>
intro2

1,a [guy] sells horses

guy

1,[Quick Zone Populations.prequirk][Quick Zone Populations.race] [Quick Zone Populations.class][Quick Zone Populations.maybename]

</sgtable>
intro2
<sgdisplay iterations="6">([intro2])</sgdisplay>

but it was a long time ago and im not sure, anyway it looks like both of those work now. im not sure what to do in the other case, with indy. i think theres a good chance its just a typo or something but i thought id ask Tocky (talk) 07:27, 29 May 2014 (PDT)

I can't see any immediate reason. I asked User:Dave Younce; he's the sysop. Maybe he can help. ToB (talk) 06:29, 18 February 2015 (PST)

IM GONNA FUCK UP TEH DEPENDENCIES ON ANY PAGE IM MOVING TO DOG WIZARDS. sorry about this. i'll fix any page you tell me abouT.Tocky (talk) 18:17, 17 February 2015 (PST)

Problem appears to have been a leading space before the semicolon on the line with ;indy - because of that, the parser wasn't noticing it and didn't think there was any such table to call. Hope that helps. Dave Younce (talk) 12:13, 18 February 2015 (PST)

thanks dave. these things always turn out to be typos on my end. this is a language that doesnt accept a character out of place. Tocky (talk) 03:24, 19 February 2015 (PST)