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Jack Phoenix

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Social Extensions Edit

Hi there Jack, I have a question regarding the Social Extensions, could I possibly e-mail you over this? {{SUBST:User:SSJ4 Lewich/sig2}} 12:09, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

Sure, with the following caveats:
  1. If it's about the social tools currently enabled in here, there's absolutely nothing I can do. Halopedia's social tools contain bugs, and Wikia isn't too interested in fixing them because they have "discontinued armchairgm code support". Many of these bugs have been fixed in the upstream version of SocialProfile extension that I maintain.
  2. You may want to ask your question on mw:Extension talk:SocialProfile instead (or check the talk page archives), because that way your question will receive a wider audience and it just might help someone else, too. :-)
That being said, feel free to e-mail me at jack[ at ]countervandalism[ dot ]net. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 12:19, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
I guess there is no point, why did they discontinue it? It's so much better in my opinion. I take it, that it won't be going up again any time soon? {{SUBST:User:SSJ4 Lewich/sig2}} 12:22, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
The people who originally wrote the code for all social tools, the ArmchairGM developers, left Wikia for one reason or another and thus there's no-one around who understands the social code. In February 2008, Wikia released the SocialProfile MediaWiki extension to the general public and ever since I've been maintaining it.
But to answer your question, why did they discontinue it?, all I can say is: I really have no idea. You would have to ask Wikia's higher-ups about that. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 12:31, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

If you understand it, why aren't you allowed to maintain it on wikia? {{SUBST:User:SSJ4 Lewich/sig2}} 12:37, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

You'd have to ask Wikia's higher-ups about that, too. Personally I think that it'd be really nice if Wikia was using SocialProfile, as it contains many bugfixes, improvements and new translations compared to the code which is currently running on Halopedia. I guess that Wikia wants to forget all about social tools or something. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 12:40, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

I agree, Social Profile is a really nice addition to Wikia, it makes it look so much better. Hopefully we can get Social Profile back! {{SUBST:User:SSJ4 Lewich/sig2}} 12:45, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

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