User talk:ButteBag

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Hello, ButteBag! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

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Cool to see you've already found the Graffiti wall! ;) ϒpsilon (talk) 18:11, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for all of your efforts at cleaning up the Boston articles! I suspect it's frustrating that others aren't getting very involved, but the Wikivoyage community is still small enough that it can be a challenge to find people knowledgeable enough about an area to collaborate. In any case, your enthusiasm and efforts are appreciated. Ryan • (talk) • 17:33, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you Ryan! I'm hoping that by trying to define the dang neighborhood boundaries, it will reduce confusion about "what goes where". Maybe it will inspire more people to contribute. Thanks again! --ButteBag (talk) 20:35, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

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An award for you![edit]

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Your work on Boston and its district articles continues to be topnotch - dare I say it, even inspirational. If we had a Rookie of the Year award here, you'd be a shoo-in for it. I really hope you stick around even after your work on Boston is done, because Wikivoyage needs more contributors like you. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 03:15, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you AndreCarrotflower! I was really blown away by the poor quality of the Boston article. I think it's one of the top 10 visited places in the USA? It's a fun project to chip away at during the dark winter hours. Thanks again! --ButteBag (talk) 14:55, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Might I draw your attention...[edit]

here? I think the question recently arose whether Boston Logan Airport should be given its own airport article, and while it does not show up on the lists I compiled, I figured you might wish to want to weigh in, especially as it concerns the US airports on the list. Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:06, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Tour listings[edit]

I was just looking at this edit. Please do not copy-paste language from company websites and never use first-person language. I'm sure if you read the "content" before you posted something like this, you'd realize it violates the prohibition on touting:

"Ride with us and see Boston the way it was meant to be seen - on two wheels!"

Hell yeah! Nope.

Thanks.

Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:36, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Wow, you have amazing eagle eyes! I checked and it looks like I must have copied that from a different page without reading the content. Check this edit. I usually do a first pass on the listings without lat/long to see if the basic info is right. Then I check the copy before clicking the 'last updated MM YYYY' checkbox. I must have been rushing, sorry! These pages were in very poor shape, it feels like almost every listing was closed, missing, or touting. Again, wow, you are amazing! --ButteBag (talk) 14:40, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
It comes from years of recent edit patrolling. Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:02, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Well, thanks again and kudos to you! Also, anecdotal, but it looks like the offending content was on the site for about 8 years. --ButteBag (talk) 15:30, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
That's slightly depressing but not shocking. A lot of stuff somehow hides in plain sight for years on end on this site. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:44, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
I always found it a weird phenomenon that some weird wordings and the likes stay unchanged for years on wikis but get detected due to an unrelated edit. But I guess there is no real way around this issue. Hobbitschuster (talk) 00:35, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Temporary permissions bump?[edit]

Swept in from the pub

Hello!

I was hoping to implement a few updates to the pagebanner template. Looks like the css files are (smartly) locked from editing. I was hoping to be granted access to (I think it's common.css and mobile.css?) for a week or so to: push the table of contents off the banner image, line up the text a little better, and swap the transparent square behind the page title for a drop shadow. I brought this idea up here awhile ago and it seemed to get a positive response. I'd commit the changes in 2-3 separate edits so they may be rolled back more easily. I'll comment again when I'm done and someone can bump my account back down. I also get it that this is a very important template, so if this request is a whole thing, no big deal. Thanks!

--ButteBag (talk) 22:31, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Apologies if the above question was gauche! Let's try it another way. If anyone has access to edit whichever css files affect the page banner, here are the updates to the code I'd like to make. Maybe you could make them instead? Thanks! --ButteBag (talk) 19:32, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

#1: Move TOC off pagebanner image

   @media screen and (min-width: 768px)
   .wpb-topbanner-toc {
       /* remove these two styles */
       /* position: absolute; */
       /* background: rgba(0,0,0,0.5) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; */
       /* add this one style */
       background-color: #171717;
   }

#2: Replace transparent box behind TOC title text with a dropshadow

   .ext-wpb-pagebanner .wpb-topbanner .wpb-name {
       /* background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgba(0,0,0,0.3); */
       text-shadow: 0 0 15px black;
   }

#3: text in TOC should align with text in disambig=yes in pagebanner template, printDistricts template (, and maybe others ?)

   @media screen and (min-width: 768px)
   .wpb-banner-toc {
       /* padding: 0.2em 2em; */
       padding: 0.2em 1.25em;
   }

#4: Dots in TOC shouldn't highlight onhover:

   /* remove this entire style
   .ext-wpb-pagebanner li.toclevel-1 > a:after {
       content: " ·";
       font-weight: bold;
       padding: 0 0 0 0.1em;
   }
   */
   /* add these two new stlyes */
   .wpb-banner-toc li.toclevel-1:after {
       content: " ·";
       font-weight: bold;
       padding: 0 0 0 0.1em;
   }
   .wpb-banner-toc li.toclevel-1:last-child:after {
       content: none;
   }
   /* finally, edit this one style */
   @media screen and (min-width: 768px)
   .wpb-banner-toc a, .wpb-banner-toc a:visited, .wpb-banner-toc a:active {
       /* display: block; */
   }

OK, I've got it sorted on my end. Did you know you can edit your own personal style settings? If someone is an admin and wants to update MediaWiki:Common.css, you can use the styles here: User:ButteBag/common.css. I clicked around to a bunch of different pages and it's looking like a nice improvement to my eyes. Very 70's Vignelli chic! Styles copied below if you want to try them out in your own personal style file. Thanks for looking! --ButteBag (talk) 01:53, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

 /* Move TOC off pagebanner image */
 @media screen and (min-width: 768px) {
   .wpb-topbanner-toc {
     position: relative;
     background: #171717;
   }
 }
 /* Replace transparent box behind TOC title text with a dropshadow */
 .ext-wpb-pagebanner .wpb-topbanner .wpb-name {
   background: none;
   text-shadow: 0 0 15px black;
 }
 /* Text in TOC should align with other template text */
 @media screen and (min-width: 768px) {
   .wpb-banner-toc {
     padding: 0.2em 1.25em;
   }
 }
 /* Dots in TOC shouldn't highlight onhover */
 .ext-wpb-pagebanner li.toclevel-1 > a:after {
   content: none;
 }
 .wpb-banner-toc li.toclevel-1:after {
   content: " ·";
   font-weight: bold;
   padding: 0 0 0 0.1em;
 }
 .wpb-banner-toc li.toclevel-1:last-child:after {
   content: none;
 }
 @media screen and (min-width: 768px) {
   .wpb-banner-toc a, .wpb-banner-toc a:visited, .wpb-banner-toc a:active {
     display: inline;
   }
 }