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I wanted to create a short and quick blog post showcasing a couple of changes to Acepedia that have been taking place, before Infinity launches and everyone starts playing it.

Reference Popups

This is something I'd been looking to implement for a while, and I finally found it courtesy of Lunarity at the Developers Wiki! Thanks to his ReferencePopups code, a tooltip will now appear whenever you hover over the reference number in the article! Similar to Wikipedia, this system will ensure that you won't have to click the reference, go all the way to the bottom of the article, check out the reference, then have to go all the way back up. Test it out by hovering over this reference:[1]

You'll notice a gear icon to the top-right of the tooltip. Click this to modify your settings for the code! You can change a lot of stuff, and even disable the code entirely. These settings are stored as cookies in your browser; they do not apply to your account, nor do they effect other users, so you can mess with them as you please. :)

References

  1. This is a test reference

Photo Cleanup

I also wanted to point out that I've deleted dozens of photos, near 100 or even more, over the past couple of days. Many of these were fan artwork, or weren't even related to Acepedia or Ace Combat at all! There's still quite a lot more to go through, and there's definitely lots of duplicates. So there's still a lot of work to be done.

After all of the deletions and duplicate handlings, the next thing that will have to be done with the photos is properly adding in the Fileinfo template to each and every photo, as well as categories. It's a daunting task, but I've got all summer. :P

Afterword

I do want to point out that I don't want anyone to feel discouraged from editing! While I am doing a lot, a couple of other users have been making many corrections and minor fixes here and there throughout the wiki. The point of a wiki is for everyone to work together on editing the articles! I also have two highlighted discussions - Userboxes and Naming Wars - that I would highly appreciate others' input on! We need to work together on making this the best encyclopedia of Ace Combat on the internet! Now that Infinity will be releasing, all hands should be on deck to put up as much information as possible! Thanks to all of the contributors that have been editing so far, and welcome to all of the new ones. Let's make this wiki awesome. :D

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