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Revision as of 23:26, February 28, 2013 by AccoladeA (Talk | contribs)

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Hi AccoladeA, welcome to the Vim Tips wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Folding page. It's always great to see new contributors. This is an automated message; somebody may drop a message for you here in the next day or two with any comments or suggestions, but until then keep up the good work, and don't be afraid to be bold!

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything. -- JohnBeckett (Talk) 22:08, November 19, 2011

Python autocompletion

What are your plans for Python autocompletion? We can't make a page just to link to other sites. Probably one of the Category:Python tips would or should have some info, and a useful link could be added under "see also". The title "Python autocompletion" is good, so perhaps that could be a redirect to a tip with at least some information on the topic. It would be much better to fix one of the existing tips than to create a new one.

Your message at User talk:Accolade will probably never be noticed because an account at Wikia applies to all * wikis. There is no global search for user contributions that would allow us to determine whether the user is contributing somewhere (there is such a tool, but due to its overhead it is only available to Wikia-appointed helpers). If wanted, you could contact Wikia and ask whether there is a procedure to take over an existing account. I don't think it's very likely because there are some tricky issues involved, but you could click "Special pages" in the left sidebar, then find "Contact Wikia". JohnBeckett (talk) 00:52, February 28, 2013 (UTC)

Hi John, thank you for your helpful message! And also more generally for your commitment to this wiki and the community! :)
The story behind Python autocompletion: Sometimes I do support chat in #vim on freenode. Yesterday a user asked about Python autocompletion and found the linked plugin, which seemed the best solution. In the last weeks I had gotten the impression that Python autocompletion is a FAQ so I thought that this finding should be recorded. We have a bot there that can remember definitions, but then you still have to remember the keyword yourself. So next thing that came to mind was that a Wiki would be an appropriate place to store knowledge like that one. (Notably, it is searchable.)
I didn't want to spend a lot of time on this (and I didn't have anything more to say about the topic anyway - I mainly use IDEs for coding) so I created this not-even-stub and proposed to the user to fill it out a bit more. He said he planned to, but evidently he didn't get around to it. (Possibly he will?)
As long as the information remains well searchable, I don't mind it being moved etc.. Still, I'm curious: What's wrong with a very small page? (Not a rhetorical question.)
To be honest, when I just want to add a piece of information real quick, I don't want to spend a lot of time looking for the best place, e.g. scanning Category:Python. You are very welcome to do so, though - be bold! ;) (I would even respect your authority on this, in case you preferred to just delete it.)
ETA: (I did search the wiki for «Python [auto]completion» beforehand, though.)
How should I go about something like this in the future? If I am required to be too clean about it, that may very well discourage me from entering new info in the first place. Here are some ideas I have, maybe you have a better one:
  • Create a stub and leave it to the community (e.g. you) to better arrange/integrate it with the wiki structure
  • Have a page to collect knowledge tidbits, e.g. To Be Sorted
  • Similarly: IRC FAQ or just FAQ (I guess the same questions may pop up on the mailing list or other vim support places)
  • (But this would still necessitate a secondary solution for 'InFrequently Asked Questions'.)
Again, thanks for the advice on my request for User:Accolade's handle! (I guess I'll leave the Wikia staff in peace for now, not least as chances are that User:Accolade has indeed done some work on another Wikia site.)
All the best, AccoladeA (talk) 08:15, February 28, 2013 (UTC)
John, you wrote: "There is no global search for user contributions […]"
(As you can see below, I wouldn't need that anymore, so this is just out of academic curiosity:)
Can't one just go to the user's page and see if there are entries in their "FAVORITE WIKIS"? (Then on their user page on each wiki, their respective edits can be viewed.) AccoladeA (talk) 23:26, February 28, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah I haven't used this account in a long time. Just let me know what email to switch it to and I'll make a generic password or something for you.

Awesome, thank you!!! Here you go: wikianicktransfer.1ui ĄŢ --AccoladeA (talk) 17:47, February 28, 2013 (UTC)

Just to confirm (because the text looks funky on my screen) you want me to use this email address?

Affirmative! (Sorry for the confusion. I used a 'unicode-ified' version of "AT" to throw off spambots that might roam this page some day (but it's not important - I could disable the address then.))

done. NewPassword (use the capital letters)

Got it! Thank you so much again, dear Artist formerly known as Accolade!! ;) In case you are still following this: I wrote to Wikia staff, asking about renaming "Accolade" to "Accolade1", then "AccoladeA" to "Accolade". In case that works out, you could then, just in case, take control again over your account under the new name "Accolade1", with your old edits associated with it. If you're interested, send me a mail so I can keep you up to date. AccoladeA (talk) 23:13, February 28, 2013 (UTC)

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