RE: MilestoneEdit

Congrats on the 10,000 page views! Keep up the good work, and Happy New Year! JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 17:26, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

I think all our had work is paying off. Not only in the nuber of views but you can also see it in the nuber of folks making significant contributions to editing the pages.

Mhommer (talk) 17:58, January 3, 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome. I just did what I could when I had some extra time for this wiki. Repeatyang (talk) 13:38, January 16, 2013 (UTC)

Contractor TemplateEdit

Something is askew on the contractor template within the info boxes. Looks like an extra column got inserted which is shifting everything a bit.

Mhommer (talk) 19:22, January 16, 2013 (UTC)

Dang you work fast! Mhommer (talk) 20:56, January 16, 2013 (UTC)

Help?? Edit

Hey Doc.
Could you when you got the time, please take a look at the Nippon Buildings page.
I changed the lay-out for the dubble cost buildings but there is a seperator line that i cant get rid of.
The Terminal
If you check the souce code its completely identical as all the others that i've done but this one buggs.
In source its all normal and fine, but going to visual of preview shows the bugg.

If you found the bug, can you please let me know what is was?
Thanks in advance Drazoria (talk) 19:32, January 18, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick responce..
The problem is actualy on the Nippon Buildings page itself.
On there i changed the lay-out.
Underneath you can find the source code:

| colspan="1" rowspan="2"|Terminal
| style="text-align: center;"|61
| rowspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|1
| style="text-align: center;"|210 Gems
| rowspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|21,500
| rowspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|
| rowspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|21
| rowspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|
| rowspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|NoteSpecial
| style="text-align: center;"|67
| style="text-align: center;"|550,000 Gold
135,000 Glass
100,000 U-235

When you look it up on the Nippon Buildings page you'll see that there is a sepperator between the 2 rows, From Lvl. up to XP. Even where there isn't one possible thru the code.
Or am i wrong??

Thanks in advance Drazoria (talk) 21:39, January 18, 2013 (UTC)


here when you look up the Terminal it's the same thing as on the Nippon page

Drazoria (talk) 19:47, January 19, 2013 (UTC)

template issue Edit

Hey Doc, Juppie wh posted his probelem with buildings not editable in visual mode. I found out that its the |cost Free part in the template that results in this probelm. I made Container Storage back to the old style with 'res' and 'amt' and this fixed the problem. Hopefully you guys can sort it out knowing this issue.

grtz Drazoria (talk) 22:43, January 20, 2013 (UTC)

Deleting PagesEdit

Hi Doc,

Maybe im daft, but how do I delete pages?

This page needs to be deleted:

And this page needs to be renamed to Metropolis F40PHM-2:

Also, please delete my latest image.

I added the last achievement, locomotive was red, hence i created a new page and image. Seems they just renamed the locomotive -.-

Sorry :(

Grhym (talk) 15:31, January 21, 2013 (UTC)

template issues and other nonsense Edit

Yo DocTrain, I was looking at the intersport hall you just editted but found out that the resource payments aren't showing up on the page (although they seem to be listed correctly). Something glitchy or just a template error?

Second thing: as I saw on 'oldshoptemp' page there are many pages to be changed to a new template, however when I simply change the template I have to refill all info (the boxes are empty again). Seems not to be very smart of wikia itself, but that doesn't matter directly. What matters is that, well isn't there a way to get old template changed automatically?

I know there are a few bots around which can do a couple of tasks like that but I am not sure if there are easier methods around, like changing the old template with the new temp where it corrects itself? (I'm sorry if I said something impossible :D ) but was just a suggestion since there are so many on old template.

Last thing I wanted to annoy you with is the fact that the new shop template is still not completely accurate yet, as far as I checked yesterday. Maybe we could think the best template like idea out, and form "the perfect" template in which we use buildings (and if possible decorations) at ease?

If any of the above nonsense was unclear just ask for explanation, my english isn't that good still :P

(edit: I ask you for this as I don't want to edit any template until I get "permision" from you or other admin alike as it could confuse or miscommunicate the process of filling the wikia)

(edit2: nevermind the part about the template was not "perfect" saw that you changed it already on inter sport hall, so thanks for that :) )

Sincerely, Eagle signimage do-not-changeJuppie WHEagle signimage do-not-change 17:52, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

haha, don't worry to much about listening to others for templates as you are doing great, trust me :D

The newest as far as I have seen in inter sport hall seems to be very usefull as it uses not too much lines and is quite readable. As for the bot part, I could create at least one for the old shop template ones but I tell you before handed that it will only do one type of job (as I am not a coding hero :P and when it is doing its job I will watching it closely as it still does the job faster than humans could do but if any flaws appear I can correct it directly too) since I wont be able to make one of those superbots as big wikia's use nowadays.

But only with permission to create and use one of course. This mostly since I don't like doing things against the "unspoken laws" of the creators and supervisors of this wikia. Just some part of responsibilty on my side I guess :P

Eagle signimage do-not-changeJuppie WHEagle signimage do-not-change 18:12, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

Something for now: Can you use this one as the template look like example?

So that everytime you update the shop template you first edit that one into the correct one. It is a nice one I guess since it has both payments. Or we need a new one as an example, which contains everything... :P

I hope I do the adjustments right at the moment as I only found that the 'amt' and 'res' need to be changed into "amt = /{/{ resource_type /| amount_of /}/}" (without the /'s). Or is there more to change which I forgot?

Eagle signimage do-not-changeJuppie WHEagle signimage do-not-change 15:35, January 23, 2013 (UTC)

(edit: I checked the forum and left a message there)  Strange thing I found when editting the oldtemplate pages, where is the Contract part  in the shop template? It has disappeared completely at template code :S

Most pages that are under B and C on the oldshoptemplate category are still there because of the contractor (at least I guess).


CN tower code here provided shows that the contractor also has the old style in it, with cost= etc, but the resources seem to be listed like the new one...???

I'm getting confused more and more every minute. please help me out by telling me the correct template to look at and work to, hehe :P

Eagle signimage do-not-changeJuppie WHEagle signimage do-not-change 18:05, January 23, 2013 (UTC)

Shop Tables Edit

I do have a small pointer on the image part. I noticed when i uploaded/updated the transparent shop pictures that the base format = 200x300PX. For some images this is to large or they are to low quality to be enlarged that much. Is there a way to edit the base format to a smaller one with a bit of extra code?

Drazoria (talk) 22:09, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

Check out the forums for some good information. I personally like the layout of Inter_Sport_Hall. There have been far too many changes made to the original template though for it to work well.

Sorry to bother you so much these last few days but as I have some extra spare time at the moment I want to keep busy.

I ask and almost beg you to put up a correct example for which all shoplike templates (buildings and decorations) have to look like at this moment. It is understandable that in the future the template can change again and to handle them quickly that time (wikibot or my own automation script) I would like to have a common template to work from as this saves many and many exceptions to build in. If we get one correct template now, I will try to convert as many pages as possible into that correct template (including the contractor items as they don't seem to function atm) and I can also start adding missing decorations with the correct template usage :)

I hope you understand the urge and need for this and why I do not make the decision myself. I only need an example as I do not want to force you into reworking the template directly. Therefore do not see this as lots of work onto fixing the template into all our wishes but more something as having a !currently! correct example which all shoptemplate using pages should look like (respectively ofcourse) (see this:  where I created a duplicate of which I hope is using the correct template at the moment. Only thing to add would be a random contractor with random resources, btw use that as leading example for us all, that saves time in the future :D  )

(ps: I changed your text on forum slightly to have some itsy bitsy more selfrespect (other people are also able to read it ya'know))

Sincerely and again sorry for bothering you so much, Eagle signimage do-not-changeJuppie WHEagle signimage do-not-change 19:07, January 24, 2013 (UTC)

Chat BotEdit

I was thinking of creating a chat bot that only monitors chat logs. If this is ok with you, please let me know and I'll create it. WBJB (talk) 20:51, February 3, 2013 (UTC)


Hey Doc. I am pretty new to doing the pictures. But I am learning fast. I am really into the detail. I just realized everyone else's pictures are in a smaller area. So this means I have to crop them I guess. I will start doing that now. I learned how to use the photoshop 3 days ago so it is a learning curve. But each time I learn something new. I hope you are satisfied with my effort. King Tyrant 22:15, February 27, 2013 (UTC)

This Wolfgang guy is killing me. He needs to stop having contracts that take all day!!!!

King Tyrant 03:22, March 1, 2013 (UTC)

Been busting my but to keep up with the Wolfgang contracts. I just made a bonehead mistake and mixed a wrong car in for the 23rd contract. I will have Contract 24 up at 12 am eastern -5 utc. King Tyrant 03:50, March 1, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Doc. I am going through the sets and putting in the type of cars they are. says they are all passenger cars but I am going on a limb that it is a mail car because it is a post train. Tell me what you think. Thanks King Tyrant 18:24, March 1, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Doc. I added a few videos for animated stuff. I did 4 so far. But I wanted to make sure if it was okay before I proceeded anymore. I did The Tube, Waterpump, Park Copter and Transport Timetable. Please get back to me. Thanks. Also can you read my blog about a facebook group for the people on here that edit and stuff so we can communicate in an open forum. Thanks a lot. King Tyrant 21:29, March 3, 2013 (UTC)

Hey agian Doc. Some tool is chaning things on the wiki to random craziness. Like billions of exp and other stuff. Here is a print screen of there IP. They need to be blocked before they do some real damage. I am undoing what he did now. King Tyrant 03:05, March 5, 2013 (UTC)


If you make a new page, does the page get anyway one category?? So if you make a page for a new train, the page get the category locomotives or not??

Can you combine these pages with each other??




Maybe you need to change the menu at the top of the wikia (tab menu trains,locomotives)

Bartsmid (talk) 20:43, March 10, 2013 (UTC)

Maybe it is good we keep the category pages, but that we combine them with the normal pages, because in the normal pages with tables in those tables are not all of the trains and if we give all the trains, that are categorized in the category locomotives, the right category, so steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, electric locomotives or maglev locomotives, than we get all the trains at the right page and than we can maybe put them also in the tables. I'm going to try something, I hope it works, but if it does not work I changed it back.

I can't do it what I want to do. Is was trying to change the normal page of the diesel locomotives into a category page, but I am not allow to do that.

Bartsmid (talk) 18:16, March 11, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Doc. What am I missing? I see you have edited quite a few things I recently added. King Tyrant

It depends on who this is. DocTrain (talk) 15:19, March 11, 2013 (UTC)

Message on WBJB's talk pageEdit

Hello, DocTrain. You have new messages at WBJB's talk page.

WBJB (talk) 16:59, March 11, 2013 (UTC)


Okay I was just making sure. What is the template name? Also are you going to make a maglev template? Last thing why don't you join Facebook group I made for us. This way we have a more free way of communicating as a group. MHommer /  Michael has joined.

King Tyrant 22:21, March 11, 2013 (UTC)

Re: QuestionEdit

Maybe it is good we keep the category pages, but that we combine them with the normal pages, because in the normal pages with tables in those tables are not all of the trains and if we give all the trains, that are categorized in the category locomotives, the right category, so steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, electric locomotives or maglev locomotives, than we get all the trains at the right page and than we can maybe put them also in the tables. I'm going to try something, I hope it works, but if it does not work I changed it back.

I can't do it what I want to do. Is was trying to change the normal page of the diesel locomotives into a category page, but I am not allow to do that.

Bartsmid (talk) 19:28, March 12, 2013 (UTC)


How do you make templates or is that not possible for us, only for you and Mhommer?? because there is a template for steam Icon Shop Loco, diesel Icon Shop Diesel and electric Icon Shop Electric, but not for the maglev. I tthought lets try make a template, but I couldn't find anything to do that. Here is a picture to make a template of. 

To make a template off

Bartsmid (talk) 19:28, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Doc. I just wanted to let you know that the International Slot section is really far off. Nothing is even close. They had to of changed the information. I don't know how you would like to go around fixing this. If you have any ideas I am glad to hear them. King Tyrant 05:31, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Disregard the last comment. I was able to fix them with some information from friends. Have a nice day Doc. King Tyrant 06:35, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

No problem. That is what I am here for. The lower level ones are the ones I am having a hard time finding the correct info on. So I left some blank. King Tyrant 14:18, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect InfoEdit

It has been brought to my attention that there are some pages that contain incorrect info. I have a list located here. I will update it when I find more. I hope you can help me because I'm not having any luck finding a way to remove it. WBJB (talk) 17:03, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Stock EchangeEdit

Hey again Doc. I have decided to add columns for the stock exchange prices in the extensions section because of people putting the wrong info in and I think it will help a lot more people as well. I am also wanting to do a Sam Cost for buildings. Let me know if you do not like the ideas and I will get rid of the columns. Thanks and have a good day. King Tyrant 08:45, March 15, 2013 (UTC)

Template HelpEdit

I need help on another wiki. Can you make an infobox template that works similiar to the ones found here? (Click here for wiki link.) I would really like your help. WBJB (talk) 22:53, March 15, 2013 (UTC)

Unusual FindingEdit

Hey as usual it is me again. I did a lot of fixing in the achievement areas. I noticed in the wiki activity it is saying that I put special offer in. Which I haven't and it doesn't show in the edit are either. Can you tell me what is up with that? Thanks. King Tyrant 06:50, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

Hey again, I added info for all the extensions with the reduced cost. I started to do the buildings with the reduced cost but this section is a bit of a problem. I think some of them are the reduced costs already and I can't tell. Let me know. I am going to move on too a different section for now.

Remove some picturesEdit

Hey DocTrain,

Are you still active at the Wikia?? Can you remove some pictures. I put them in the Candidates for deletion list, because some one ask me to remove the pictures from the wikia. (See comments of Wolfgang). And can you explain some people about the copyrights who also commented at the Wolfgang page. Thanks. Don't delete them yet, because maybe we can hold those pictures on the wiki. If they need to be removed from the wiki than they need to be removed as soon as possible. I get answer tomorrow. Can you remove all the things in Candidates for deletion list??

Bartsmid (talk) 17:46, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

Hello, Category:OldShopTemplate is almost cleared. --Repeatyang (talk) 14:36, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

Template Edit

There's a glitch with spacing on the Cost template, and I'm not sure why. The first entry seems to be shifted to the right, and all other entries seem to be justified to the left.

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