Firstly, I have finished updating the code for Template:Franchise Overview so that the syntax is simpler to read and easier to update. But I'll be around so unless I'm strangely late by a day, I'll continue with the updating of this template.
Secondly, Square-Enix and Dengeki Bunko have recently given their websites a complete overhaul. However, this invalidates all of the previous references we had to the site. Fixing them is now on the agenda and this is right up my alley.
For Dengeki Bunko in particular because of the change they made to their site, we now won't get any teaser summary, isbn or exact release date for the novel 2 months in advance (at least not from the site). There's only a list. One month before the novel's release date,we'll get everything.
The site also seems to have removed all mention of the associated manga releases. Which makes tracking them just that little bit harder.
The series pages (portal) have been given a small facelift; small but fancy.
EDIT: Good news; links to the Dengeki Bunko novels are not invalid; the link automatically redirects to the new page. But from here on out, we shall use the new url format.
But before we go crazy with this tool, I have to caution that the output is very similar to what a bot would do. I think I need to double check with Herald if he needs to put us in a special registered bot group among the users.
Yeah I saw that. Though I was under the impression you were going to ask for both of us but you just ended up nominating me. Perhaps we should both have a higher level of rights? Maybe not even admin level but a mod level.
I'll say it again, I like the balance. It doesn't sit right with me that the user that does most of the work will have less user privileges than me.
I can't recall my exact thought process at the time, but I had some lingering doubts when I asked Herald (I think I might have also been wondering if asking for myself might have been pushing my luck), so I think I probably decided to be careful and prioritized your benefit.
The main purpose was to provide you with additional access, tools and other capabilities to further aid you in the crucial period leading up to Index III. In addition to increasing your individual capability, it will also increase the overall capacity, capability and flexibility of the group as a whole and allow us to cover more ground in the short time we have left. It also means you can directly edit stuff like the News section, meaning you won't have the delays and occasional misunderstandings or 'brainfarts' on the other end that are experienced through the current indirect method.
Yeah: Mass Editing. I was testing it out to see how it works and what it's limitations are.
I tested it on two tasks:
Swapping Template:PORT Character Infobox to Template:Character Infobox.
Updating the references for the Monthly Shonen Gangan Mangas (Index, Movie, Crossover).
For the first task, it worked perfectly. I made hundreds of edits with my bot account in a matter of minutes using the find and replace option
The second task had some parts which worked well but ultimately required some manual input as the references could only partially be updated on mass. I used my own account for this one as I didn't expect to make too many edits. Still ended up making about 100 due to running the script a few times.
Either way, at the end of the day, all Index Manga, Movie Manga and Crossover Manga references have been updated.
Yes, that does look problematic. The ]]'' probably wouldn't be any good, as there are others which share it. Oh well, if we cannot find a way to get around it, we can use the first part to identify them and deal with the remainder manually.
By the way, there is one PORT Character Infobox left on your sandbox.
Thanks OH&S. I'm resuming work on the tasklist and I've reached the Locations section on the primary list on my way up. Providing it won't cause a headache, at some point could you have a quick look at the sections below it?
Indeed. Eight days left, there is masses of work to be carried out and more stuff on the way (both internal and external). There has been no contact from any of the others and subsequently a fair bit of the initial work will likely have to be carried out unplanned. What's more, I've been experiencing a hot, stabbing pain in the back of my left shoulder which is probably connected to my computer activities and will probably necessitate a reduction in such activity. As such, coupled with existing influx concerns, I'm even more worried than I usually am.
So-so. I've been feeling pretty drained this week. But I've got an extra long weekend so I should be able to recharge. I need to organize what I want to accomplish before Index III begins. Less than a week now!
Understood, OH&S. While you recharge, I'm going to do some of the Part 1 primary material work unplanned while also devising a few plans for the rest of the work to come. When you have recovered, I'll post them in the Pre-Index III tasks thread so we can compare and coordinate. In the meantime, are there any areas in particular which you would like me to leave alone for the time being?
P.S. While I remember, there are a few non-urgent tasks on the general tasklist which will need a little admin assistance at some point; renaming images with non-subject-related names, renewing the Did You Know? selection and updating the archives when the new poll and Featured Articles are put in place, however these aren't as important as the other tasks and can wait a little longer.
Righto. I know you'll be careful with the last one.
I'll start off with restructuring some of the LN chapters which are not in the current format and correcting a few link mistakes, as well as verifying the chapters for the manga chapters' Adaptation sections. Then I'll make a start on the subjects covered in Volume 14. I'll also think of some new items to put in the Did you know? box.
One other thing, OH&S. Do you want me to try to make a smaller version of the tasklist which is a bit less likely to cause a headache?
Righto. I got a little bit sidetracked earlier reading about the tower ravens (on that note, would I be correct in assuming that it was one of them which Othinus rode and Touma mistook for a hawk, rather than one from outside?).
Yeah, cleaning up the DRAGON Arc + World War III Arcs and all of its associated articles and all the character Chronologies and profiles that comes with it. Good luck.
That's probably already listed on Inept's tasklist; its a fairly exhaustive piece of work. That said, its not something I can do; long write ups aren't my thing as is evident in the kinds of edits I do.
And cleaning up after a certain someone as well...
The shoulder pain and headaches are persisting, but I'm going to continue on regardless.
No! Do the opposite and rest!
Also, "All other" changed to "Other" as per suggestion.
Understood, OH&S. I'll rest for a bit, though I can't afford to rest too long. I'm minimizing computer activity at the moment and making use of printouts and scrap paper (of which I probably won't be running out of any time soon). Aside from exercises and posture, I've also been looking into the possibility of other temporary alternatives to lessen the load, including dictation (though the microphone doesn't seem to be working).
If you don't mind me asking, have you seen a doctor about this? I'm not sure if you're in the States and don't have access to cheap and affordable healthcare but where I live, you can go to a doctor for a free checkup.
Not yet, but I'm planning to go tomorrow during the drop-in times at the local surgery.
Edit (02/10/2018): There are few items which have been marked for deletion and a few duplicate images for the HsB (the images posted on the article beforehand are also not particularly well named). If it is OK, could you handle them, OH&S?
As Episode 1 airs in approximately 24 hours, I am notifying everyone that I will be creating a new discussion thread tomorrow with the currently airing anime being the main context. I will remind everyone of some ground rules ahead of time which I think everyone implicitly knows but will good to put them out there. More on that tomorrow.
Understood, OH&S. It won't be possible to carry out the full tasks, but I'm going to carry out preliminary revision for the articles connected to V14 in the time we have left. I'm also going to write an initial Uploading Guide (a red-link which someone added a video into earlier and which I had temporarily redirected). If I have an opportunity, I'll also carry out a few tidying sweeps as well.
I'm fairly sure don't need to say this, but please remain vigilant.
P.S. Just remembered this; could you update the Community Messages with the usual pre-volume warning and a little note about the ongoing overhaul and new anime conduct?