I uploaded a new background for the POI template. I grabbed it from “Wingman” and painted out Harold. It might not be perfect, but it should do for a while. Of course, the current one should still remain for the first three seasons. What do you (and anyone else who is reading this) think?
To make this happen I'm planning to add a new parameter (say "bg") to Template:Person that specifies the image to be used. E.g. "subway" would set it to the new one, but it would remain the same if it's not set.
The site CSS should also be updated because it would actually affect the class of the div. Could you help me with this?
That is brilliant, I love the idea! I agree with it, of course, such details make the site better. And I also agree with keeping the previous uses of Template:Person with the library background and using the subway from now on.
I just added the class .sboard that includes the subway background (as opposed to .fboard which is the library one - called Finch's board at first).
Feel free to edit it and test the new parameter, that way we can take a closer look at the finished idea.
Hello, thank you very much for your comment! Having your effort thoroughly appreciated is always satisfiyng.
As for your question, I'm not sure if I understand it - do you mean adding content to the article Samaritan? We are in the process of editing that one with the latest information, and you can edit it too if you want!
Note: the Person_of_Interest_Wiki is for keeping the tagline from appearing in the main page, in order to keep it aesthetically good looking. You have to change it and put the name of the main page of your wiki, in the same way.
Play, I just moved Episode 317 to Entanglement, which was tweeted earlier today, but I can't seem to edit any of the associated template pages. It's like I've been locked out of them: I click EDIT and nothing happens. Anyway, I thought I'd better give you a heads up so you know why the change is half done.
There's an associated issue I just noticed. The template for the red-and-white box is labeled perp, which is easy to use but doesn't accurately describe the use of the box. The Machine displays it to categorize individuals who are immintent threats in the moment; it doesn't use it to classify people in the same way as it does a red, yellow or white box. I've just removed the box from Megan Tilman, which never had one in the episode (I don't believe it was introduced until around 110), and changed her back to her white box. I noticed the same was done with one or two others. If you're making changes, we might want to consider a more accurate label for the red-and-white box.
The template for the red-and-white box is labeled perp, which is easy to use but doesn't accurately describe the use of the box.
Yes, I changed that too (here are some tests I forgot to include in the original post), but did you check my copy of the template? Because the Template:Person is protected. I couldn't edit that, which is why I had to create the copy.
I've just removed the box from Megan Tilman, which never had one in the episode (I don't believe it was introduced until around 110), and changed her back to her white box.
Well, those were Red boxes before my edits, so changing to WhiteRed didn't make them less accurate.
By looking at the usage, I figured the squares in these templates are to show whether the PoI of the episode is a victim or a perpetrator.
I might have been wrong about this, sorry.
I noticed as I checked a number of others that they were red, too. I wondered what was us up with that. I'm reviewing episodes now, and will check them all to be sure they're accurate -- red is worse, to be sure, so your change was a reasonable one given that. I think there is some confusion about what the boxes do, which that perp label adds to. I appreciate your drawing the situation to our attention.
Let me look at your tests again (I did earlier, but fairly cursorily) and unlock the template for you so you can make your fixes, unless Play gets there first.
The template is unlocked, feel free to do any necessary changes to fix it, this is the best part a wiki. You seem to know your way around it. I'll see if I have more time later to take a look into the issue more carefully.
I realize that you are the busiest young man on the Iberian pennisula, but I wanted to run an idea past you regarding the POI templates.
As I've been going thru the various episode pages, I've noticed that the coding of the POI template pages varies somewhat, most likely due to the original template which was later revised. It is my strong belief that these tabs should be consistent across the board.
I wanted to share with you two (2) suggestions that I thought of for your consideration.
1. That we paste the correct coding into the POI pages for the remaining POI pages of season 3, thus avoiding any future troubles. We could of course lock them up again until the ep airs.
2. That we make a plan to visually inspect each of the prior POI tabs to ensure that they all conform to the correct format as well as possess a "cleaner" dossier in a consice manner that offers a "tease" for the reader to want to learn more.
Of course, I would be happy to help you with this project in any way possible. For example, you could unlock each remaining season 3 POI tab and I could paste the correct coding and you could turn around and lock them up again until they actually air.
These are just suggestions based on observations and I don't want for you to feel obligated with everything else that you have going on.
So many of the existing dossier sections of the POI pages seem to contain a full bio of the person complete with references and links. The links make it hard to follow and I would like to suggest we do away with them except for certain exceptions. To my mind, the dossier should be more of a short "teaser" to entice the viewer to learn more and should for the most part be no more than three (3) lines long. The POI tab for the next ep is indeed unlocked, but what I would really like to do, in concert wtih you, is add the correct POI coding to every remaining season 3 POI page and then lock them up once we have everything in order. I am confiident HC would be in favour and I have been looking for LG in order to run the idea past her, but our paths have not recently crossed.
At some later date, we can revisit the POI pages for the first 11 eps of S3 and then take a look at S1 and S2 to make sure they are all consistent. Too many are inconsistent and I'm afraid if we didn't go thru them systematically, we are sure to miss one or two requiring correction.
I prefer the dossiers to be a short summary of key information about the character, not a teaser, such as was just done with the pilot. That may involve more than three lines, but three to four lines is probably a pretty good guideline. To be honest, I was planning to remove the changed dossier on the pilot POI because it doesn't tell the reader anything. I prefer simple, straightforward description.
On the other hand, I agree that a few key links are preferrable.
I think in this case less is more, we still have the articles of the POI characters, we should have more information only on those minor POIs. I vote for simple as well, otherwise we could just link the articles.
I am glad that we have reached a basic consensus on the preferred format of the Dossier section of the POI page. I believe that we can take all the time we need to create just the right dossier for each POI. I recommended a 3 line format simply as that was the level of content to which a slider bar would not be required.
I just wanted to take a second to reiterate my original concern regarding the POI template and the need for consistency. At some earlier time, there was a preliminary POI template that differs from the final version in several key aspects. What I would like to do, and what PS2 has agreed to partner with me to accomplish, is to first open up the remaining eps for S3 and insert the correct coding for each POI before locking the page again prior to broadcast. Secondly, at some later date, we can peruse the existing POI tabs to make sure that the POI coding is in the correct format and not the older version no longer being used. In this manner, at the completion of the project, the coding for each POI tab will be consistent and we will not have to worry about someone copying and pasting the older version of the code into a newly aired episode, thereby perpetuating the current problem.