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Colossal Cave Adventure

#cablegate links[edit]

From sundry places,....

Assange legal pursuit[edit]

Next WL target?[edit]

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PCS Presser[edit]



Très amusé. Hope your legalese is up to the task, although of course if you have the opportunity to consult with a translator that would be the best choice of action. - Amgine | t 15:07, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Sadly, no legal aid available for defamation. Though I'm sure the amusement value will encourage BRS to take a look. Found other stuff needing processed through Farcebook's IP infringement procedures. Quel Horreur! Methinks the defamation may end up compounded before the defendant is served. I'm sure a Friday evening in the pub will impair his, clearly, already pisspoor-enough judgement to have a good 'ole rant.
What was it you said about journalists being "professionally evil"? 3:) --Brian McNeil / talk 17:08, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Sly question[edit]

See here What is the "other place"? OpenGlobe is defunct as far as I'm aware... —Justin (koavf)TCM 14:21, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Nothing whatsoever to do with OG. However, The Other Place has an article on the term. ;) --Brian McNeil / talk 06:15, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks This other place looks kind of interesting. I'll have to check it out sometime. —Justin (koavf)TCM 06:19, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
The origins of the use of the term here are remarkably similar to those attributed to the two Houses in the Palace of Westminster. :D --Brian McNeil / talk 17:08, 23 January 2016 (UTC)


Currently, four articles needs review. Can you look for these two

Because you reviewed the other semifinal, this one would be easy, and quick to do.
AGastya (talk) 07:40, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

  • The only thing that's ever "quick to review" are photoessays. Check the edit history on the prior tennis one to see that.
I'll try and get to it, since I disqualified myself on the other with substantial edits to the article, but am in the middle of dealing with some legal stuff. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:19, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I notice there's still a formatting issue with that scorecard template. It will be dependent on size of display, but I see the last row shifted left as it's completely clear of the caption below the photo. Is there any way to properly centre the entire template, not just each row. My CSS isn't particularly good, and for the last I simply had to throw in a clear — which pushed it right below the bottom of the infobox as well. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:24, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
I will come to it after this article. Currently, there is so much to write. But after January, my college resumes and I won't have time.
AGastya (talk) 11:40, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
By the way, can you help me with #if parameters needed if the match completes before 5 sets?
AGastya (talk) 12:00, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I was trying to sort that alternate account template yesterday, and haven't touched the more esoteric parts of wikicode in ages. I gave up. I know offhand that the source template has conditionals for author (no attempt to display if not present), and there are some other templates out there which do far more-sophisticated stuff with conditionals. When, quite some time ago now, I've worked on more-complex templates I usually copy them into a text editor. Once there, I chuck in line breaks and indenting so they look more like a programming language. Knowing where 'statements' finish makes debugging much easier; although, have to take out all the indents and line breaks when saving a copy to test. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:58, 30 January 2016 (UTC)