User talk:Ran

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Search Suggest

Scafloc suggested that I contact you here. My question is why this wonderful wiki doesn't have Search Suggest. It's very handy, and even flatliner wikis like have it, at least a little. Thx. Have a good. Mike Fatidiot1234 05:23, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Hrm, good question. I will look into this. Have any pointers as to where one would find a Search Suggest plugin? Or does one need to upgrade Mediawiki? --Ran 08:21, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Ah, it's a skin issue. Will look into how to fix this. --Ran 11:09, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

New Main Page

In the banner I have added the category for the TV series.

I made another change: in the last version the width of the banner was set to an absolute value. I changed it to relative values. For the title and subtitle below it is 60% and for the two category columns 20% each. With a resolution of 1024 x 768 or more you don't have to scroll to the right AND the text "Welcome to A Wiki of Ice and Fire" stays on the same row. What do you think? Scafloc 13:46, 2 July 2011 (CDT)

Excellent! Especially moving to relative width, I noticed that the absolute width was the issue but wasn't sure how to go relative. I think that will work very well, especially on mobile devices. Ran 13:49, 2 July 2011 (CDT)

Pages for deletion

Hi Ran,
here's a category of pages that need deletion: Category:Pages for deletion. If you could clear it out from time to time … or, even better, turn some regulars into admins to take care of it. Linda said that "the admin account" can't be used due to the invision link, but I'm rather certain that there are still ways to turn the sysop flag on for some editors -- if need be by adding one entry to the database.
Anguy the Archer 08:39, 22 July 2011 (CDT)


Template talk:Targaryen tree.--Elevatar 03:58, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for noting this. Can you explain more directly what I should do to fix the problem? You mention something about row 99, but I'm not sure I see a problem with the Lannister tree any longer, at least. --Ran 10:31, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Unrelated to the problem at hand but the Template:Familytree category, should be changed from [[Category:Genealogy templates|{{PAGENAME}}]] to [[Category:Family trees| ]]

Hmm,it's so strange about Lannister tree with nothing problem,but I met the error just like Template:Targaryen tree three month ago ,in Chinese wiki page,someone tell me the error's point was row,and I changed the row form 200 to 190,it became right.Surely that is Template:Chart,but I think the error are same.--Elevatar 15:42, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
It still have the same error,Template:Targaryen tree.--Elevatar 02:23, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I haven't actually changed it as of yet, because I'm afraid I don't know what exactly I'm supposed to do. If you can view but not edit the template source, could you use to provide a correct copy of the template which I can cut-and-paste in? I'm not that technical, I'm afraid! --Ran 02:26, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
WOW,I'm also a technical noob,I can't ensure what I said is exact.Can you take a try with

"|key_99=""|tst_99_ab=undef|text_99={{{{{{99}}}}}}|boxstyle_99=" cutting to key_90? --Elevatar 02:43, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

No reply?——Elevatar 02:55, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Tried it, it did not correct any of the issues with the tree so far as I can see. --Ran 12:16, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
However, rolling back to ASHaber's last edits seems to fix it. I think that's pretty good. --Ran 12:19, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi Ran, I know that you are swamped, so I thought to post about the Cite problem I have encounter, so that i wont forget about it and the info wont get lost. To put it short it doesnt work, clicking on reference does nothing, instead of jumping to the reference list below like it should(and vice versa). IMO the reason for this is that underline in the Id tags illustration, thanks. --Mor 23:44, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Okay, looks like it's fixed after I updated to the latest Cite extension. --Ran 23:59, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
It is, further more the new version has a very nice preview feature, which should make everyone life easier, I love it! --Mor 01:26, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Anychance you can do the same with the EasyTimeline Extension? It hasnt been workign for sometime now, for example see the Template:Iron Throne, while it still show the image that was created last time, you cant make any changes to it or create anything new, while pasting the same code at wikipedia works perfectly. --Mor 10:55, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Updated the timeline extension, but it does not seem to have fixed it. I'll look into it further. --Ran 11:08, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I have a minor annoyance, the left side panel links to A_Wiki_of_Ice_and_Fire:Community_portal and not A_Wiki_of_Ice_and_Fire:Community_Portal, which cause an unnesary redirect. --Mor 11:54, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Nothing I can change, it's part of a series of PHP renders built into Mediawiki. Only thing I can think of is to rename the current Community_Portal to Communit_portal to match. --Ran 12:11, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
Great I see you fixed it, thanks. --Mor 13:51, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

I have recently started to notice an Error showing on user pages of few new users.

User account "Ser Aeron Connel" is not registered. Please check if you want to create/edit this page.

For example User:Ser Aeron Connel. Any thoughts as to what causing it and/or how to fix it, thanks ? --Mor 18:20, 5 April 2012 (UTC)


Hi, can you please add this css code to avoid unnecessary spam created by the citation. --Mor 20:59, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for Fixing it, those reference sections are now readable. --Mor 23:10, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Another CSS change that would make the pages look cleaner is to add: "sup { line-height:1em; }". This will normalize the line-height for the superscript citation numbers, making the paragraphs look more even. --Visual77 15:56, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Uploading new images

I just tried to upload a new image and received an error:

Could not rename file "/tmp/phpeTHCe7" to "public/d/dc/Drogon_breathes_fire.jpg".

Any chance the problem related to the recent issues we had with the server, as I dont see any recent image uploads in the log, or is it just a coincident and something with wrong on my side. --Mor 23:09, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Words of House Connington

Hi Ran,
User:Ermines and Sable found out that in the German edition of A Dance of Dragon the words of House Connington were mentioned: "Ein grimmiger Feind, ein treuer Freund".

I could not find anything in the English version and a Google search only came up with a Westeros forum discussion about a number of house words. In that discussion there were two suggestions for the words of House Connington: "A Faithful Friend Or A Fierce Foe" (this seems to match the German version) and "We are the Storm"

The 2nd suggestion also mentions you as a reference for the words of House Bolton so I though you might be able to clear this up as well.

Cheers,Scafloc 13:59, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

I have no knowledge of the source of the alleged Connington words. They didn't come through me, anyways. But "Our Blades Are Sharp" are the words GRRM gave me last year. Haven't yet updated the Boltona arms at to reflect that. --Ran 10:19, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Daenerys picture

Ran, I noticed you removed the picture of Daenerys Targaryen from the Daenerys article. In the edit history you referenced to the comunity policy. But I cannot find anything about this policy. Nor did you put an argument on the talk page not a discussion on the forum.
I believe the policy regarding images was that they should fit the description. I think this particular image does fit the description very well. And that is not because one breast is visible but because the eyes, hair and general quality of the image. I think "nudity" is not a good description of this picture (one breast visible) not is the picture intended to arouse. So what are the arguments for the removal? Scafloc 09:50, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Horizontal lists in CSS

Hi Ran. Could you add the Horizontal list class to the CSS? This would be very useful for navigational templates. Abjiklam (talk) 22:01, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Have done so! Hope it works. --Ran (talk) 08:48, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
It works perfectly :) Abjiklam (talk) 10:29, 7 July 2016 (UTC)


Hi! I have another request. I've added new vector graphics images for some sigils. They are in the .svg format, which is the preferred format for use on Wikipedia. On top of being typically smaller than .png, they also keep the same quality no matter the size of the image. Unfortunately, on this site, it seems like the svg renderer doesn't accept transparent background (see this svg vs this png for example).

So, I looked on the MediaWiki page about Images, and it looks like Wikipedia and other projects use librsvg to render .svg's. Could you check if that's what is used on this wiki?

librsvg should be installed and I have set $wgSVGConverter to rsvg which I _think_ is what I'm supposed to do. Please test and let me know if it now manages.

Thanks, Abjiklam (talk) 16:08, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Interwiki links

Hello. It seems that the interwiki links for the Polish and Portuguese wikis need to be updated, since the current ones no longer function:

Also, it would be great if additional interwiki links could be added, such as these, which are already present in some of the sister wikis:

- Lord Evermore (talk) 12:50, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Small tweak to CSS

Hi Ran, could you add the following to the CSS:

.mw-body-content sub,
.mw-body-content sup,
span.reference {
	font-size: 80%;

This was lifted directly from wikipedia:MediaWiki:Commons.css and will make the sup, sub and ref tags look more proportional to the text. It will also allow me to remove the ugly hacks on featured articles, quotes and did you know, which currently encase the refs inside both a sup and and a sub. Thanks. Abjiklam (talk) 19:21, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Done. Let me know if that works as expected!
--Ran (talk) 13:59, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Main Page

Hi Ran. I've made a responsive Main Page that you can find on Main Page/sandbox. You'll need the styling on User:Abjiklam/welcome.css. Feel free to use it if it's adequate. The image in the featured article is not yet responsive but that can be done. Abjiklam (talk) 18:11, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Account creation

Ran, thanks for creating my account!--MainlyTwelve (talk) 22:38, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Request to update Tweeki skin

Hi, just wondering if you'd be willing to update the Tweeki skin to the latest version (1.0.5 from 1.0.4 at present)?

The current version removes formatting, like italics, etc. from section headings. This means some articles like Ko are displayed a bit incorrectly ("Known kos" should display as "Known kos").

Thanks! --Xeno of Carcosa (talk) 14:11, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Are you sure this corrects that issue? --Ran (talk) 14:28, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply! I've checked it on a wiki running a later version of Tweeki and it's working. I think it was fixed along with this bug. --Xeno of CarcosaT 15:45, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
So I tried just the update related to that bug, and that doesn't seem to be it. What I do see is that it's briefly italicized as the page loads, but then it's replaced by something. This may be something happening in javascript, but I'm not sure what. I'll try a full and proper upgrade to see if it fixes it, but if not it's probably something on our end doing this. What that could be, I do not know. --Ran (talk) 17:58, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for looking into it. --Xeno of CarcosaT 21:23, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Disruptive editor

Hi Ran. The user Westeroslorenerd has been making disruptive edits for a month now, and is continuing to do so despite multiple warnings from Thomaerys Velaryon and me. Most of the user's edits are directly copied and pasted from the Game of Thrones Wiki at Fandom (he is also present there as "Primecomicsmaster", where he has done the same thing: copying and pasting text from this wiki.) As such I request that either a block is applied or the user's account is disabled. Thanks --Potsk (talk) 20:00, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for the report. We have blocked the user given that efforts to reason with them appear to have failed. Ran (talk) 21:23, 28 June 2022 (UTC)