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What's the intention of this? --SacValleyDweller (talk) 01:55, 2 January 2009 (EST)

  • To recreate Assignment Tracker files. (See here.) That way we can put all the information on the wiki, and we'll have it archived even if the ATs go offline. Some already are inaccessible, so it's best to get a jump on it now in case others disappear too. Plus, I'm sure there will be some users who will want to create fan AT pages for themselves with fake names, etc. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 02:31, 2 January 2009 (EST)
    • Nice. Just a question: is there any way to adjust the control index? It looks like it's stuck at 50%. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 10:21, 2 January 2009 (EST)
      • Yeah, I'm not done with it. I've got a couple other bells and whistles to add. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 11:19, 2 January 2009 (EST)
        • I just have to say- Pure brilliance. Psilaq Remake 12:54, 2 January 2009 (EST)
          • Wow, you guys have really taken to this! I've still got some stuff to add...links and such. I'll also fix the image link to you can add your own images. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:10, 2 January 2009 (EST)
            • I was already prepared for this day, with my Heroes Evolution section on my user page. The day has finally come. --DocM 17:20, 2 January 2009 (EST)


This is a fairly involved template, so it's hard for me to check every aspect of it on every computer. Is anybody having any issues with the way it looks or works? I've heard one person say that the control index bar looks "wonky"--does anybody see that? Are there any browser-specific issues with the template? Anything not behaving properly? (Any requests for other functions?) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:23, 3 January 2009 (EST)

  • Under the ability name, I tried listing two abilities to see what would happen. I wasn't quite sure what to do, so I put a line break between the two. While they both had the correct font and such, the blue in the back didn't expand, so it was how you say, wonky. Did I do something wrong or is it not set to expand?--Riddler 03:13, 4 January 2009 (EST)
    • It's not set to expand. The blue background is part of the form, which means it's part of the picture. I can't expand that, sorry. What are the powers you're trying to add? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 03:18, 4 January 2009 (EST)
      • I was testing one for my character Blank Berlin, just to see how the thing works, but I supposed it will be needed to archive Brendan Lewis, no? I was listing Omnilingualism and Illusion, but for Brendan Lewish we'd need Plant manipulation and Regeneration.--Riddler 03:20, 4 January 2009 (EST)
        • Oh, gosh, I didn't realize that Brendan's ability field actually takes up double space. That looks really bad on the real file, doesn't it! I just abbreviated the ability name so it fits on one line, rather than basically having to create an entirely new template just for one guy... My suggestion, Riddler, is either to abbreviate, or to put the links in the details field. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 03:46, 4 January 2009 (EST)

Similar person image link

I'm using template:imagelink to link the image of the person exhibiting similar abilities to their assignment tracker page, just like the real AT does. However, it's only linking to the picture, not to the page. I can't figure it out. If anybody has a clue as to what I'm overlooking, let me know, or feel free to fix it. Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 03:20, 4 January 2009 (EST)

  • I looked through it, and it should work (must be something with MediaWiki that I don't know about). How about having the AT image be a redirect to the AT tracker page? This should brute-force it. I did it with Meredith and Flint, and it works fine.--Bob (talk) 02:16, 10 January 2009 (EST)
    • That works, thanks. makes the main profile image on their files just become a self redirect. I wonder if I should just add another variable. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 02:24, 10 January 2009 (EST)
      • Hm, good point. That might work. Another thing that might work is have the link for the name link to the assignment tracker page if it exists, but it doesn't really solve the image situation. I'll remove the redirects.--Bob (talk) 02:27, 10 January 2009 (EST)
        • Man, I'm stuck on that one! It'll work for the main pic, but not for the little pic of the similar person. Weird. I even tried hard coding template:imagelink and using a linked div field over the pic, but nothing seems to work. Oh well... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 03:07, 10 January 2009 (EST)
          • Can you list an example where it's not working so others like myself can look at it?--MiamiVolts (talk) 03:18, 10 January 2009 (EST)
            • Nevermind. I found an example and I think it's fixed now. Let me know if that's not what you wanted. I had to remove a duplicate div tag. I think the trouble was you were placing the imagelink there and then later on covering it up with a duplicate image placed manually.--MiamiVolts (talk) 20:24, 10 January 2009 (EST)
            • PS: Shouldn't the name also link to the AT page?--MiamiVolts (talk) 20:29, 10 January 2009 (EST)
  • One thing I noticed is with the links to the AT page, the ifexist doesn't take into account that the person may exist, but they don't have a page, like Peter and Maury (see Sylar and Matt's AT pages). Any way to fix that? I was screwing around, but I couldn't figure it out.--Bob (talk) 20:45, 10 January 2009 (EST)
    • Check the ifexist against "Assignment Tracker 2.0/{{{similar person}}}" instead of just "{{{similar person}}}". That should do it. I'm not sure why, but the imagelink hovertext isn't showing correctly for me (it always shows the same as to where the link points to); not a big deal, though. I assume it's cause I'm using firefox.--MiamiVolts (talk) 20:49, 10 January 2009 (EST)
    • Actually, just checked IE and the hovertext isn't different in that browser either.--MiamiVolts (talk) 20:55, 10 January 2009 (EST)
      • Found the answer to my own question. The text= attributes for the imagelink template isn't for the hover box, but instead for what appears in text browsers (such as Lynx) that don't show the image.--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:20, 10 January 2009 (EST)
    • Ok, I fixed the ifexist so now the similar person info on Sylar's and Matt's AT pages are linking to the mainspace page instead of the AT subpage that doesn't exist.--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:08, 10 January 2009 (EST)
      • I added some ifexist logic because this template is used by fans so often. Otherwise, there would be red links every time a user created an AT page that had a "similar person" on it (like here). -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:52, 11 January 2009 (EST)

Control index issue

Dodgy AT.JPG

look at my picture Gabriel Bishop 16:54, 9 January 2009 (EST) Gabriel Bishop


Instead of getting the image I put in for my character (the AT diagram) I get someone for Etheric Projection. How do i change this? -Vampirate68 11:43, 28 July 2009 (EDT)

Talk 14:21, 28 July 2009 (EDT)


I added a navbar on the left. However, I can't figure out the divs very well. If I div the navbar, then it pushes the psych profile down below the navbar--not good. If I don't div the navbar, then the navbar extends way down below the category bar--not good. I can't find a happy medium. Anybody know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:28, 8 April 2010 (EDT)

  • Hmm, I think the navbar itself may just be way too long. Would it be conceivable to only display a smaller vertical navbar and then to use a collapsible table for the rest? Or perhaps we could add a horizontal navbar above the assignment tracker? The actual assignment tracker uses javascript to make it display correctly (not an option for us).--MiamiVolts (talk) 03:21, 9 April 2010 (EDT)
    • There's still a problem with the template, its causing an image of the cranial imaging header to be moved well over to the left. It could just be something I'm expeiencing (due to a crap computer) Anyone else got this problem? --Leckie -- Talk 17:40, 11 April 2010 (EDT)
      • I've not got that problem. But for Maury's AT (and I'll assume any that are too long) the personal history and psychological profiles are so long that they exceed the length of the page and pass the the categories bar. --mc_hammark 17:45, 11 April 2010 (EDT)
        • Same with me, I forgot to mention that :/ --Leckie -- Talk 17:47, 11 April 2010 (EDT)
  • I'll try adding a simple <br clear="all"/> when I get the chance. Ryan is trying something else atm.--MiamiVolts (talk) 17:50, 11 April 2010 (EDT)
    • I actually fixed the maury thing by adding in some more extra lines, as Ryan did, and that page seems fine now. --mc_hammark 17:51, 11 April 2010 (EDT)
      • A lot of these comments were made as I was doing testing, so I'm not sure what issues were resolved and which weren't. If there are any problems, please either repost them, or add them to the section below. Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:04, 11 April 2010 (EDT)

Extra Lines

  • Okay, I think I fixed the issue above. Basically, the issue was not with the div that controlled the entire template, but with the psych and history profiles, which were sort of off on their own. So when the first div would cover the bottom of the navbar, it would push the psych and history below. Ugh. I think I fixed everything now. The new issue that was created, though, was that the main div doesn't cover a really long psych or history. So I added "extra lines" as a new variable. Basically, count up the number of lines that extend below the navbar (and into the category bar) and add that number to the "extra lines" variable). I think that should work. If there are any lingering issues, please let me know. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:04, 11 April 2010 (EDT)