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Please add a superficial distinguishing label to declared but unused filenames

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I am running WikiSpecies on Ubuntu Firefox 64-bit v. 98.0.2.

I used to be able to display a collection of unused files with the used ones but showing a red color indicating that the file was unused (because noone had entered anything other than the file name).

Now, however, ALL files in a directory (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Craspedophorus) are shown with the same color, whether they include additional implementation details or not.

Would it be possible for you to restore the "unused" color of empty files? It is bothersome for me to open EVERY file, empty or not, in a directory just to find that most or all of them never have been implemented. Adding a special color -- or other distinctive display -- to unimplemented files would save me a great deal of time.

I am attaching a picture of a typical unimplemented file.

I am running WikiSpecies on Ubuntu Firefox 64-bit v. 98.0.2. I used to be able to display a collection of unused files with the used ones but showing a red color indicating that the file was unused (because noone had entered anything other than the file name). Now, however, ALL files in a directory (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Craspedophorus) are shown with the same color, whether they include additional implementation details or not. Would it be possible for you to restore the "unused" color of empty files? It is bothersome for me to open EVERY file, empty or not, in a directory just to find that most or all of them never have been implemented. Adding a special color -- or other distinctive display -- to unimplemented files would save me a great deal of time. I am attaching a picture of a typical unimplemented file.
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Go to menu ≡ -> Settings -> General -> click the Colors... button -> set Override the colors specified by the page with your selections above to Never.

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From jwill1000000@gmail.com:

I should add that IF you simply mark all unimplemented files as implementer, this will cause confusion, should someone, in the future, implement (add content to) one or more of them.

I suggest that unimplemented files be identified as (a) unimplemented; and, (b) different from implemented files. So, currently unimplemented files should get a special UNUSED shape or color which is different from that of an implemented but as-yet unused (=unopened) file.

Unimplemented files then would be both unimplemented and never yet used.

If someone wants to open and examine contents of an unimplemented file, that file should take on the characteristics of an implemented and then opened file.

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Go to menu ≡ -> Settings -> General -> click the Colors... button -> set Override the colors specified by the page with your selections above to Never.

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Thanks for the idea, but it doesn't solve the problem: Unimplemented files still show up as the same as unused implemented ones.

An unused unimplemented file should be identifiable as different from unused implemented ones.

In the past, unused unimplemented files were a distinct color (red), but any UNIQUE identification would be OK.

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I should add that a used (clicked-on; opened) unimplemented file DOES show up with a distinct color; but, as I explained, I don't want to have to click on every file just to flag the unimplemented ones.

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I found an unimplemented file which takes on a reddish hue and which I THINK I have never opened. I am rechecking what I wrote above.

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OK: MY MISTAKE!

I was using ≡ -> Settings -> General -> Colors, and setting "Override the colors specified by the page with your selections above to Always" which disabled the reddish color given to unimplemented files.

Using the TyDraniu suggestion of NEVER fixed the problem. Thank you, TyDraniu!

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