Talk:BSicon/Archive 2

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Question about an icon

Diagram 1
Diagram 2
Diagram 2a
Diagram 2b

I don't know what this is called, but I want to find the icon representing a curve from/to a parallel-width horizontal line (similar to   (uSTR2+r-), but not an "uw" icon) which connects with the middle of a half-width "uw" icon (such as   (udSTR2+m)).

Recently I have been using "SHI2"-prefixed icons, e.g.   (udSHI2g+r) to connect to 45-degree diagonals, e.g.   (udSTRm+4), so it would look like what's shown in Diagram 1.

More recently, I have been using two tracks. So now I have something like what's shown in Diagram 2. I want to create two tracks, but I don't know what the icon is called that is overlaid over   (u-STR2+r) in Diagram 2. Does it even exist, and if so, where can I find it? epicgenius (talk) 00:49, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

@Epicgenius: It should be called u-STR2+r~G (like   (uSTR2+r~G)), and I am coincidentally about to upload it as part of a group of a few hundred icons (which nobody had asked me to make). You can also use d!~…\d!~… to overlay the second icon over the "gridlines". However, in this diagram it would probably be better to use the kvSTR icons (diagram 2a) or the usual vSTR icons (diagram 2b), because the distance between the diagonal tracks should be wider. Jc86035 (talk) 03:47, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Another new page

@Useddenim, Tuvalkin, Epicgenius: I've written BSicon/Guide (for anyone who might want to try mass uploads). Does it seem useful? Jc86035 (talk) 22:21, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it's very helpful. I was wondering how to make mass uploads for a long time, and I was actually going to ask that question soon. epicgenius (talk) 22:50, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
I think you may need to add some more instructions for non-technical users though. I'm having a hard time understanding exactly what I should do. epicgenius (talk) 22:53, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: Thanks. Which parts in particular should I improve? (I would hope others would make use of it – slowly figuring out how to mass upload was a horrible and very time-consuming experience and I would not wish it on anyone.) Jc86035 (talk) 22:59, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
@Jc86035: A step-by-step walkthrough of what you currently use for the mass-upload process would be very helpful. For instance, the guide currently only tells the reader to "use Pywikibot" but doesn't point to any exact page, or even an instruction page. Also, the "Sample bash script" is confusing since it doesn't tutor the uninformed reader about what the separate steps of the script do. epicgenius (talk) 23:03, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: Some of the stuff I do is not necessarily good advice; for example, I work out of my Downloads folder just because it's convenient.
Basically, if you install pywikibot in a folder called "core" in your user directory (i.e. /Users/epicgenius/core), the script will work if you have SVG files in the locations listed. There needs to be links on the guide page somewhere to the Pywikibot installation instructions and similar. Jc86035 (talk) 23:11, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks. epicgenius (talk) 23:22, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

@Epicgenius: Is there anything in the page that's not comprehensible right now? (I'm going to be mostly inactive for an extended period, so I'd hope that it would be of use to someone else.) Jc86035 (talk) 14:35, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

@Jc86035: Well, it seems to make a lot more sense. Thanks for that. However, I haven't had the time to actually test this out because I've been busy over the past few weeks. I'll try a few uploads this weekend. epicgenius (talk) 00:18, 20 July 2018 (UTC)