Talk:2616: Deep End

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Help me with this please? SqueakSquawk4 (talk) 00:19, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

I'll get round to it. Though I suspect others are already well on their way to explain exactly the same obvious things as I'd explain, but better and with nuances I haven't considered yet. I think the usual (recent replacement) Bot might have been hit by the anti-vandal measures, so we'll have to do as we did between the prior one and this one's deployment.
First things first, though, I think you/whoever uploaded the _large-sized image. Arguments about it aside (basically, it's too big for screens such as mine - whether you consider that just my problem or not), the practice is to upload the non-2x version. Can I encourage you/someone to do that and adjust accordingly? 23:18, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Firstly, That was me. I uploaded that. I don't know how to get one that isn't 2x. (Edit: Found it!) Sorry. Secondly, I mostly meant help with the it-not-appearing-on-the-next/previous-bar. Thank you though. SqueakSquawk4 (talk) 00:17, 7 May 2022 (UTC)
(Yeah, on checking, the proper image to take is 555x321 while this one is (natively) 1110x642.) 23:22, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
I've downloaded the correct size image from and uploaded it in place of the 2x version. If you don't see it immediately, it might be cached on an intermediate server, so give it some time. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 00:30, 7 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for doing that! ε> I didn't even know there were 2x and normal versions until today! -- SqueakSquawk4 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
It's largely invisible to the end user, viewing source xkcd site it is good at giving you what fits. But I don't think there's an easy way to make explainXKCD do the same, so generally it's better to go with the 'normal' (or smaller) one, even if the larger (or best resolution) one works for you. There are exceptions, and Randall has made design choices or errors that mixed this up somewhat, at times.
On the whole, I think you did quite well to initiate this new comic, in the absence of an automatic upload. Obvious errors were obvious, and correctable. ;) Do always remember to sign with ~~~~, here in the Talk pages, though! :-P. 08:11, 7 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for explaining. As I said above, I didn't even know there were different versions until this. I'll remeber to to the non-2x one in the future, if I ever do this again.
Also, you said that the errors I made were correctable. The biggest problem I saw was the bar at the top (The previous/next one) ignoring this page. May I ask how that was corrected? Thanks! SqueakSquawk4 (talk) 12:58, 7 May 2022 (UTC)
It's one of the other steps in the list given in User:DgbrtBOT... Don't hold me to it, but the LATESTCOMIC info might do it. If it doesn't, it's surely useful to do for some other reason, though, and one of the other steps does it instead. ;)
(I haven't bothered to analyse any of the interdependent wikicode/templates, but I presume it's a finely developed process, with or without Bot-populating.) 13:58, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

At the time of this comment, the Explanation info-box was missing the usual "Created by …" comment. These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 07:07, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

I don't know who needs to hear this but when writing a transcript do not: Explain the image/refer to things with interpretations/comment on the image/intersperse the text of the comic in the description. Just a note for next time!Mushrooms (talk) 15:57, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

To be clear, I was aware that this was not the standard transcript format—I moved some descriptive analysis into the transcript section largely to have a basis for the content. I'm fairly new here and have never actually modified the transcript, so I figured I'd better let someone who did know how to do it properly finalize it rather than try for myself to produce anything other than a rough, obviously incomplete draft. Ncpenguin 18:35, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

Kind of surprised there's no mention of oceanic trenches, which are typically created this way and are the ultimate deep end. 21:14, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

What does "VOS COMO" mean? 05:36, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

You would slow,y drift to the deep end if you stood in the shallow end long enough Reerolmses (talk) 01:05, 10 May 2022 (UTC)
(This comment moved here from being originally put in the main article, obviously not intended to be a 'serious' explanatory comment. Also, it's [actual citation needed], using {{Actual citation needed}}, but I don't think that applied well enough anyway.) 01:45, 10 May 2022 (UTC) Wouldn't the splash zone's water com out in wave (pun intended) Reerolmses (talk) 01:29, 14 May 2022 (UTC) when even the muppets were on []