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  • Hey,
    I'm writing this as a continuation of this thread. Apparently, it looks like the infoboxes aren't portable anymore, old drafts were either approved and then reverted by Mai (for reasons I couldn't find in edit summaries or walls of either of you) or deleted by you after some time, also for unknown reasons. Related CSS was removed as well. I managed to make portable drafts again and here's a side-by-side comparison of them (to spare you having to import my common.css and then view my sandbox afterwards). What was the reason for reverting them last time and do you think they could be applied again?

    And no, I'm not a Vanguard member nor I'm representing them.

    Cheers!

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    • Currently on vacation, but saw your message and thought I'd respond. I think we've just used some older boxes/coding and didn't really get around to updating. As for why reverting was done, I'm not too sure. Generally speaking, I only mess around with infoboxes if I want wording changed, a row added, or if I notice vandalism. Mai owns her own wikia and knows a lot more about coding the infoboxes than I do, so she would have done a lot more work on them than I have. Admittedly, instead of a sandbox, I might make a minor change and then revert it right away if I've noticed something doesn't work/a mistake has been made. This might be the reason for the reverts. 

      I recently made some changes to infoboxes on another wikia by editing our .css over there. I'm sure changes could be applied to make the infoboxes portable if you let me know what changes need to be made in the common .css . 

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    • Ah, I see. Should I contact Mai in future if the changes get reverted again? She seemed inactive and the previous thread was on your wall so I decided to contact you instead.

      The changes that need to be made to MediaWiki:Wikia.css is inserting the CSS from my common.css to the bottom of it. After you apply it I can go through the drafts I made (this, this, this, this, this and this) and approve them one by one so you'll be able to see portable infoboxes in effect on articles. Of course, you can also apply the sitewide CSS and check my sandbox/play around with the drafts to see if they fit your needs before they go live on articles. If you don't see the effects of the CSS immediately after inserting it, try clearing your cache and if that doesn't work either you can view my sandbox in debug mode that should be ignoring cache.

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    • Approving your drafts are easy enough. When you say insert your CSS, do you mean insert ALL of it BELOW ours without making any changes to our current Media.css?

      Mai is somewhat active, she just manages her own wikia and is an admin on a few others as well. I am definitely the more active of the two of us though, yes. I'm much better about information gathering and actually contributing to articles than I am coding and what not though. I've left a message on her wall linking to this thread. But nothing will really change once the changes are applied, so I don't think it makes much of a difference. I just get a little confused as to which code I should be manipulating on the .css, but I know about approving the changes and what not to get the changes live and running. 

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    • Yeah, I meant insert all of the CSS from my common.css below the current site CSS on MediaWiki:Wikia.css without any changes to other CSS. If you want to make sure you copied the CSS correctly, open it raw, click CTRL+A to select it all and CTRL+C to copy it.

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    • From what I can see, it's all fixed now. I just have to approve your drafts. Thanks for the assist!

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    • No problem :)
      Please do tell me if you encounter issues with the portable infoboxes so I can fix them instead of somebody reverting them :P

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    • So far, I can't see any issues. I've visted a page containing each of the infoboxes, and they all seemed to have been reverted over smoothly with no issues! 

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    • Sounds good to me :)

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