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Posted by 452 on 2014-07-16 18:11:37

There is now a Random quote template, which is currently being used to display a random quote on the main page. I've also recently added large quotation marks around quote templates.

Random Dialogue
Judge Melmack: "Mr. Gat, you've been convicted of over three hundred murders, do you really expect this appeal to work?"
Johnny Gat: "I figure with the statute of limitations it really should be closer to two fifty."
Judge Melmack: "There's no statute of limitations for murder!"
Johnny Gat: "Why the fuck not?"
Judge Melmack: "Watch yourself Mr. Gat."
Johnny Gat: "Or what, you'll hold me in contempt of court? You're already planning on giving me the chair, you think I give a shit about you not liking me? Fuck off..."
Judge Melmack: "I'm curious if you can keep your cavalier attitude when 2000 volts are running through your body."
Johnny Gat: "Oh yeah? And I'm curious if you can keep acting like a douche bag when I shove that gavel up your ass."
Legal Lee: "My client would like that stricken from the record..."
Gunshots are heard outside the courtroom.
Judge Melmack: "What's that?"
One of the guards draws a VICE 9 and moves to check out the disturbance, only to be knocked over by The Protagonist kicking the door down on top of him. The other guard moves to check on him, but is held up by The Protagonist.
The Protagonist: "Drop it."
He does so. His gun goes off upon hitting the ground, making everyone except Gat panic and hide. Legal Lee then pokes his head back out for a moment:
Gat: "Jesus!"
Legal Lee: "Anyone hit and need a lawyer?"
The Protagonist grabs the keys to Gat's handcuffs off the first guard's belt and tosses them to Gat.
Johnny Gat: "Shit, 'bout time your burnt ass woke up..."
The Protagonist: "You ok Johnny?"
Johnny Gat: "Yeah, aside from almost getting sent to the chair I'm fuckin' great...hey you look different, you do somethin' with your hair?"
The Protagonist: "You ready to get outta here?"
— "Courtroom Drama" cutscene (from Appointed Defender)
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It uses {{quote}} and {{dialogue}}, so is yet another reason for all quotes to use the quote template, and a good reason to clean up existing quotes.

  • Some quotes in articles still use manually added bold and italics to simulate quotes.
  • There are still many articles with quotes in the trivia sections.
  • Before the {{Dialogue}} template was created, the quote template was being used for multiple lines of dialogue, the quote template is for single quotes only, multiple lines from different people should use {{Dialogue}}.
  • Many quotes do not contain sufficient information about the source of the quote, which is fine when it's used in content in an article, but when it is randomly selected, the context is removed, and the attribution line becomes important.
    • To work around this, I've added "from [article]" below each quote in the template.

Creating this template also uncovered several problems which were not apparent until now

  • Quotes which contain references should contain full references, not named references.
    • The name should still be used in the reference, but should also contain the full reference.
  • Quotes containing any other template, including {{ref}}, should contain a space between each set of closing braces.
    • }}}} should be replaced with }} }}
    • This is also a problem with all templates which include other templates as parameters, so this should be done for all templates, but is currently most obvious with quotes.
  • Quotes containing image references should embed the image, not a link to the image.
    • These was already being slowly replaced, but this is another reason for this.

-452 2014-07-16 18:11:37

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