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This thread was archived on 24 June 2017 by IsobelJ.

The way we deal with animation overrides currently is not good enough; times have moved on since we could just lump a load of .gifs into Solomon's_General_Store/Animations. More animations are being added, and they are coming from more sources than just SGS. Currently information about animation overrides is found on these pages:

I believe that the best way to clean up the information about animation overrides would be to do something similar to how we reworked titles. Each animation override would have a dedicated page. A new infobox "Animation override" could be created for these pages, using many of the same fields as the current title infobox:

Parameter Usage Code Mandatory?
name The name of the animation as it appears in the Animations interface in-game.
|name = Contact Juggling Resting
anim A .gif file showing the animation
|anim = Contact Juggling Resting.gif 
animresize Custom width for .gif file
|animresize = 250 
category What section of the in-game Animations interface the animation is located in.
|category = Skill/Spell/Walk/PvP Victim Death/Rest
release Release date of the animation as when it became technically available.
|release = [[24 April]] [[2017]]
update Name of the update post associated with the animation's release.
|update = Spring Fayre
members Whether or not this animation is members only.
|members = Yes/No
source How the animation is unlocked.
|source = Solomon's General Store, Treasure Hunter/Promotion, Holiday/Seasonal 
hidden Not shown on in-game interface unless unlocked then "Yes"
|hidden = Yes
notes Additional notes, e.g. price of the animation from Solomon's General Store, name of unlock token
|notes = Some notes

As with the titles page, animations should become a generated list of the animations (rather than redirecting to SGS animations). It might be preferable for people using the page to have the animations in sections according to their type/category; assuming that this can be accomplished using the category field of the infobox. This would also make it possible to link to a section containing relevant animation overrides from pages like teleportation or rest. Solomon's_General_Store/Animations would stay as a list of animations available from SGS; perhaps this should be generated dynamically as well. Another thing to consider is navboxes: I do think that overrides are something that could be included in navboxes as there are fewer of them and they can be divided sensibly by their category.

I would appreciate any feedback on the technical side of implementing this, especially from people who know more about overrides than me. Magic logs detail.pngIsobelJTalk page 20:33, June 20, 2017 (UTC)


Support --Iiii I I I 20:52, June 20, 2017 (UTC)

Support When I was doing Item check for TGR, I noticed that most solomons stuff wasn't separated, so I do think (despite all the anim being called Anim in cache) that they should have separate articles . Also having many gifs in the same page make it slower wich could potentially decrease my edit/h rate and probably worse with casual viewer that don't have an acc to disable ads/adblock with the fuckton of ads threw by Wikia FANDOM. 1wDmkih.png  Manpaint of the RPU (t)(c) 20:55, June 20, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Yeah this shouldn't be an issue to do jayden 20:57, June 20, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Do it! Also regarding navboxes, just do the same like titles, for the SGS anims make a seperate nav, and the other anims can be added to their respective navboxes. Reworking the SGS navbox is on my to do list, so it's better to have a seperate SGS anim navbox like we have for the titles. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 07:21, June 21, 2017 (UTC)

So eventually {{Solomon's General Store}} will just be a shell linking to the main subpages of SGS: titles, anims, etc. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 12:47, June 21, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Have a biscuit. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 12:32, June 21, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Sounds good. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 16:22, June 21, 2017 (UTC)

Closed - there has been no opposition so I'm going to get on with implementing this in the way I suggested. Magic logs detail.pngIsobelJTalk page 14:35, June 24, 2017 (UTC)