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Lamborghini_diablo

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Feedback wanted: Errata and Play As notifications
« on: August 22, 2014, 05:15:30 PM »
I have some ideas to make it extremely easy to tell when a card in the Wiki has a play as or an errata. The text formatting will not change, you will still see the original ability, followed by the full errata.

My first idea is to change the background color of the label box (Special Ability for example), but none of my attempts thus far have worked. I have asked about it on the Wikia community forums, so if I find an answer to that I will let you know.

My second thought was to change the color of the title area. If you open a page and see the usual blue headline box, the card has no changes. If the headline is say, green, the card has a play as. If the headline is red, then the card has an errata somewhere.

I know a fairly simple way to carry out the second idea, but I want feedback before I go through with it.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 05:20:53 PM by Lamborghini_diablo »

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Re: Feedback wanted: Errata and Play As notifications
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 05:40:04 PM »
I think a visual indication of an errata'd card would be a good way to alert people that one exists (and would make confirming if an errata exists much easier). I think I could go for either idea, whichever one is easier to implement.

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Re: Feedback wanted: Errata and Play As notifications
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 06:04:06 PM »
Color coding seems like it will work very effectively. Simple and easy idea- great job! I think I can say on behalf of everyone that we really appreciate all your fantastic work on the wiki, Lamborghini!! It's awesome!
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Re: Feedback wanted: Errata and Play As notifications
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 06:32:11 PM »
I had another idea that I like even better. Add a short little flag with a notification above the card name:



All I have to do is change the name of the infobox template I'm using, and it will gain that notification. I added a fourth one in case bans ever happen.

Thoughts?

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Re: Feedback wanted: Errata and Play As notifications
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 07:15:41 PM »
I don't like the red on Errata because when I see red in this setting I think it means something bad. Maybe change the Banned color to Red and the Errata color to Yellow, if that's possible? Yellow is like caution, which erratas definitely would fit under. Caution, this card plays differently than it might say!

:2cents:

I love the flag idea overall, and me being nitpicky over colors is just me being weird. :P
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 07:26:02 PM by browarod »

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Re: Feedback wanted: Errata and Play As notifications
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 07:26:31 PM »
That can be done:


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Re: Feedback wanted: Errata and Play As notifications
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 07:54:59 PM »
I like that much better personally, but you can go with whatever you like. I think the flag idea in general will be very nice. :D

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Re: Feedback wanted: Errata and Play As notifications
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 10:39:07 PM »
Feedback from the simple.mind
It looks like a stoplight.
Green go ahead!
Yellow Slow your roll before you play it
Red you can't!
Over all I'm happy.
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