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  • Heyo, so I just discovered today exactly what the defaultsort template does (Sidenote: im dumb lmao) and I realized since we have so many episodes/articles beginning with "the", they often get sorted under "T". Do you think maybe it would be easier to sort the murdoch episodes beginning with "the" with the defaultsort listing?

    An example would be, say, "The Glass Ceiling" gets sorted under "G" instead of T".

    We use it over on the Brooklyn 99 wiki and I know every wiki is different but I dunno, just something I discovered today and thought "hey, maybe we can use that."

    Of course I dont know what goes on behind the scenes with all the coding and stuff, maybe we're unable to use the template, what do I know xD, but just thought I'd ask ^^

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    • Good question. For me, it is about how best to serve those who visit this wiki to verify an answer or create a trivia question like “How many MM episodes start with ‘The’ in the title?” The way the titles are currently listed in the episode category makes answering that easy. The final decision is Admin’s call, who will check this entry by next week, I’m sure^^

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  • Hi! So I notice that after I edit a page you'll often "clean up" (I guess) the format, such as infoboxes. I don't want to be annoying ad have to rely on you to do that every time, so I was just wondering, if there was a way I could do all that myself? It's a source editing feature, right? Is there any way you could explain that to me?

    I'm sorry if this is incoherant I really have no idea how to put this xD

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    • Yes, when I am alerted about a new edit I proofread in Source (or Classic mode) where I can see the markup language. The best way to see the difference is in Wiki Activity: click on the small document icon for the page and it will show the previous (markup) on the left and the corrected one on the right. Thanks for asking :)

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    • Thank you for not taking it personal too!! As the Content Moderator, I get alerts with every new edit so I check 'under-the-hood' where I can see the markup language, most of the time the "cleanup" has nothing to do with your contribution, rather than that I often find stuff that has gone unchecked or was there prior to my taking on being a CM xD

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    • Ah, so its a Moderator thing? And yeah I didn't think it was a personal "hey ur doing a bad job at editing ima fix up your mistakes". I was just wondering. Thanks for the explaination ^^

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  • Hello,

    I have been re-watching all  MM episodes (Seasons 1 to 11) on DVD, and I found  an interesting  fact about young William Murdoch which is not currently listed on the William Murdoch Character page on this site..  I wonder if you  can add it in?

    In Season 1 Episode 12   The Prince and the Rebel

    The bartender Eddie was Murdoch's boyhood classmate  (from Jesuit  school) ....They chatted, and Eddie asked Will, "You still doing a bit of boxing?"   To which Murchoch replied, "No.  I see enough of that in the streets."   Eddie laughed, " Either that, or Father O'Brien beat it out of you."

    To me, this was really interesting because it showed that young William was not just an avid reader and daydreamer (Season 8 Ep 15 ), but he also took up the tough sport of boxing, and got into  frequent trouble in school.   Will asked Eddie, "Did a week ever go by that we didn't see the inside of his office?"

    Re-watching this old episode gave me fresh insight into Murdoch's character.   I hope this interesting fact will be added to the Character page and shared with other fans.

    Thank you!

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    • Thank you.   Sorry about that.  A novice mistake.  In the future, I will  follow your guidelines carefully.

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    • We've all been there - a learning curve for all of us. 

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  • So what's syntax shorthand? I noticed you said it needed to stop being used on Margaret's page but i can't say I know what it means. I just want to make sure I'm editing accurately.

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    • Using episode number inside brackets ie { }, please see Margaret source page. Reason: on mobile devices they show up as markup text without hyperlinks - looks really bad ;(  Thanks for clarifying question.

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    • Indeed! Lots more to correct, so helps not to use them. Thanks!

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  • Hiyo! I was just wondering if you could assist me with the infobox formatting on James Kirkham's page. I've never actually created a page before and I couldn't figure out how to create an infobox, so I left it blank ehehe ^^'. Really appreciated if you can! 

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    • Do you have an image for James Kirkham's infobox?

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    • I do indeed! Thanks for all your help ^^

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  • Thanks for the text and question. When I get a chance I will review the related pages in Wiki Activity. In general, I do agree that Historical References should be a brief listings, especially if they are linked to off-site pages like wikipedia. In the past, we have created new pages for recurring and/or historical events that have significance to a storyline or main character rather than explaining it under this section on an episode page.

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    • Appreciate it. While I understand that history buffs like to flesh out the details and share them, the Episode page reads a bit 'lopsided' when a two sentence dialogue exchange (reference) becomes two paragraphs with links to other sites without a return hyperlink; A new historical page on this site may be the better option.

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  • Wondering if Admin should close Comments and revert to Talk again, since most of the comments are not about contributing to the Wiki, asking questions about the section information, nor making constructive suggestions. Comments are beginning to be more about expressing personal opinions that would  be "shot down" by loyal and steadfast fans of the series and the characters at other venues (Murdcoh facebook and twiiter pages, etc). What say you?

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    • Ah yes, I have noticed this too. Let us wait and see how this develops; If they devolve into warring opinions and/or takes away from the site being an information archive for MM fans, we will return to Talk and close the Comment option. Agree?

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    • It's a plan. Will keep our eyes on it. Thanks.

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  • I have read the guidelines, and I'm sorry I did no, was just trying to add more photos to the wikis paige. I'm sorry. :[

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  • You may already know this:

    "Compositors―people who layout printed material with type―made the original rule that placed periods and commas inside quotation marks to protect the small metal pieces of type from breaking off the end of the sentence. The quotation marks protected the commas and periods. In the early 1900s, it appears that the Fowler brothers (who wrote a famous British style guide called The King’s English) began lobbying to make the rules more about logic and less about the mechanics of typesetting. They won the British battle, but Americans didn’t adopt the change. That’s why we have different styles." – from Grammar Girl,Quick and Dirty Tips.

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    • Indeed, like the 'Quick and Dirty' podcast, too! 

      Also, CBC uses the period after Mr and Dr (AP style) – so you are right to suggest we continue both styles here.

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  • Thank you for creating the historical pages for Season 11. Great job!

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