User talk:Dauth

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Yellow Template request

Could we get a Template:Yellow like we have for Template:Green and Template:Red for use on the Factions page? Thanks!

Working on it. Hopefully by the end of the day. Dauth (talk) 11:04, 8 April 2017 (CEST)
Up and running now. Let me know if you need any more help. Dauth (talk) 11:25, 8 April 2017 (CEST)
Thanks again! --WealthyAardvark (talk) 05:10, 10 April 2017 (CEST)

German translation

hey Dauth, its me again, G-man from ST: New Horizons. we have now a few no teammates, which are bring ther focus to our wikipage. but here is a general question, our community its strongly based in english and german countrys. so we would like to add a translated wiki /german for each of our page. what is the best approach for it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grinsel (talk) 14:34, 10 September 2017‎ (CEST)

Hi Grinsel, If you want to put up translations of the English content then using subpages would probably be the best approach. The typical approach would be to append the English page with /de to indicate that it is in German. For example ST_NewHorizons/de . Dauth (talk) 22:47, 10 September 2017 (CEST)

How do I add building icons correctly?

Ever since I updated the buildings page I was hoping someone would add the missing icons but as nobody did I tried to do it myself and ran into a problem. I tried to add the Sacred Nexus icon from the game files but the image is smaller and half of it is just empty space. Take a look at the temples section on the buildings page. What did I do wrong? Did Meneth and SolSys edit theirs before uploading them? Or did I get the wrong file? I searched the game folder by file name and I could only find building images in gfx\interface\icons\buildings. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kami-sama (talk) 20:37, 16 March 2015 (CET)

If you look at the other temples buildings you can see that they're at a lower resolution so they have been cut down. You can trim the file. I'll also alert Meneth and SolSys to this comment and see if they have any more information. When you use a talk page please remember to sign your edit with ~~~~. Thanks, Dauth (talk) 20:59, 29 November 2017 (CET)
They are edited versions of the game files. ~ SolSys (talk) 21:18, 29 November 2017 (CET)

Icon Linking

I noticed a bunch of icons, for example the Alien Zoo icon under "Animal Evaluation Laboratory" on the Buildings page, lead to the wrong places or even completely empty pages. Is there a way I can fix this? ShiroSWR (talk) 17:26, 15 January 2018 (CET)

Yes you can, you can edit the {{Icon}} subtemplates here. The icon template is big and is broken down by letter to make it manageable. The images are listed next to the link that they use. If you do add any new links to the template you will also need to update the documentation Template:Icon/doc. If you make changes to it then you will probably need to give the template up to 24 hours to propagate through the wiki before seeing results so don't worry if you've fixed something and it takes a while to work. I hope this makes sense. Dauth (talk) 19:07, 15 January 2018 (CET)
I think I can figure the rest out, thank you. ShiroSWR (talk) 21:07, 15 January 2018 (CET)


I think SolSys undid a couple changes I made regarding icon size (turning things to the default of 24px) by accident without checking what they were about. Or maybe I just stumbled upon an unspoken rule that keeps icons on wildly different sizes :P Either way, please tell me what to do now because I think having everything on 24px default looks more tidy and consistent. ShiroSWR (talk) 17:56, 16 January 2018 (CET)

The default size for icons is 24px (buildings etc are 52) so there's no need to force it. With the buildings we use 21px as they don't have the curved faded edges of the round icons, the curved icons make the icon look smaller to the reader so a curved 24 is close to a straight edged 21. If this isn't clear you'll probably get more detail from SolSys directly. Dauth (talk) 18:04, 16 January 2018 (CET)

Permission to delete pages

Can I get the permission to delete pages? I would like to delete the following ones:

  • File:Hive Asteroid.png - I uploaded it but I wouldn't have bothered if I knew they would add event images for it.
  • orbital bombardment - I integrated an updated version of it in the Land Warfare page since the 2.0 update turned bombardment into a mostly anti-army mechanic.
  • spaceport - but only after SolSys is done with the Starbase and images in case he could use something from it.

Kami-sama (talk) 22:40, 23 February 2018 (CET)

Deletion of pages comes with a number of other rights. We'd have to promote you to half op. For the moment it would be better to mark them with the delete template and then one of the existing hops/moderators can do the deletion. For the orbital bombardment page and spaceport pages I'd rather replace them with redirects so that people who search for older page names instead are redirected to the current names. Dauth (talk) 23:48, 23 February 2018 (CET)
I deleted a page months ago, some image from an outdated version, so I thought allowing that would be easy. It even handled the redirect thing. Anyway I didn't try to use the delete tag because I remembered it not working long ago but it seems that's fixed. I'll do that now, thanks for the help ^_^ Kami-sama (talk) 00:00, 24 February 2018 (CET)
Hmm, there's nothing in your deletion log here. The deletion tag just puts pages in a category and then one of the moderators/hops will eventually look through them and make a decision. Dauth (talk) 01:17, 24 February 2018 (CET)
I guess I moved something back then and thought I deleted it. Anyway thanks for the help. Kami-sama (talk) 01:58, 24 February 2018 (CET)

Minor request - blue color

Do you mind adding a blue color template like Meneth did with the red and green ones? I just want to make the first "Shield" word in Space warfare#Damage blue like I colored the first "Hull Points" and "Armor" words. I though to have them match the color of the game health bars. Kami-sama (talk) 12:20, 4 March 2018 (CET)

Only Meneth can do the css edits required to make this work. I'll have a word and let you know. My only request is keep the use of colour to a minimum, otherwise it becomes unreadable. Cheers, Dauth (talk) 12:41, 4 March 2018 (CET)
Done. Might take a bit for it to work everywhere. ~ Meneth (talk) 12:43, 4 March 2018 (CET)

Modding Navigation Pane

Hey, Dauth. I frequently access the main modding page, and whenever I want to navigate to a subpage, I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to click a link. I had moved the modding link navigator to the top of the modding page, and I see you reverted that. I believe that frequent accessors to the pages can navigate the site more quickly if the various nav panes are at the top, and not at the bottom, hidden below a lot of scrolling. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Courageous (talk) 13:38, 21 July 2018‎ (CET)

Hi Courageous. You make a good point but the edit itself broke a number of conventions of the wikis. The version category and the table of contents take priority above the content with a small summary of text allowed above the TOC. Secondly all modding pages have a copy of the navbox at the bottom of the page. This is a consistent feature that we intent to maintain. A better solution would be to copy the navbox and place it below the table of contents in the manner I have done now. We also like to keep talk pages chronological and your comment has been moved to the bottom and therefore most recent point on my page. It is also helpful to sign you edits on talk pages using ~~~~. I hope this explains the decision, Dauth (talk) 12:33, 22 July 2018 (CEST)
Hi, Dauth. I'm tracking what you are saying. I let the matter rest, and considered it for a week. Here's the thing. That navbox really is a TOC for all of modding. So if you are to be consistent with wanting a TOC at the top, it really would be better for it to be at the very top. Viewers would learn to quickly look past it, and consider what is below it to be part of the page. I think that would be less jarring than having a pseudo-TOC inserted at somewhat variable locations within each page. That variability would look weird, whereas with a consistent top position, everyone would get used to it. An alternate option would be to adopt a sidebar for the navbox for each modding page, somewhat similar to the main (non-modding) paradox game pages. I'm 50/50 on that. <nowiki>Courageous (talk) 14:26, 29 July 2018 (CEST)</nowiki