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On the Jack (Great Khans) and Diane page the song reference keeps getting removed but it seems to be present here: Fallout: New Vegas cultural references#John Mellencamp. Remove it? Great Mara 04:30, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
I dont know how to make my own thing so ill do it here. Why cant we post what weapons in game are similar to weapons in real life? whats the point? I think its interesting to learn that that gun actually exists, obviously most do. Service Rifle is just like the AR-15, .45 submachine gun is a thompson, also looks like a ppsh-41 with the expanded drums mod,and This Machine is an M1 Garand. The 12.7 mm submachine gun looks sorta like a P90 and in Fallout 3, the chinese assault rifle is an AK with a different stock. Hows that? -Pacman2789
Why'd you revert my edit? It's true and interesting to note. Trolly Polly Olly 00:30, June 8, 2011 (UTC)
I created the following Forum:Discussion - Admin responsibility definition in response to the calls in Tag reconfirmation. I would greatly appreciate your opinion. Thanks.--Kingclyde 22:35, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
I think I may have found a website that would allow us figure out what's pure speculation and what isn't. J.E. Sawyer has an account on Formspring (here) and answers questions of all natures but particularly ones RPG related. Could you take a look at it and see it's a legitimate source so we can finally get some "Behind the scenes" confirmation on things like This Machine = M1 Garand, .45 Auto submachine gun = Thompson, cazadors = Tarantula hawk, etc.? Kastera (talk) 02:23, June 11, 2011 (UTC)
You have a point but Mantes is acceptable because Mantis is greek and the plural has an -es ending. kevobk 01:15, June 13, 2011 (UTC)
Mantises, Mantes, and Mantids
Are actually three accepted forms for a plural of Mantis. However, I looked after Kvobk made that edit and was unable to determine whether or not one words was more predominant in certain regions of the world or not. Hence why I left it as it was.
Aside from that, I have a question. The Archive option isn't appearing in the drop-down section when I try to get to it on my talk page. Great Mara 01:16, June 13, 2011 (UTC)
Granted it may be more common but this doesn't always mean right, more than anything I just wanted to prove that they could both be used correctly (and I have). The preference is more my own belief as the word is taken directly from Greek, mantis meaning prophet, with the Greek plural as mantes or μαντες. -- 01:31, June 13, 2011 (UTC)
Not exactly fully related, but I'm a guy. >_>; Great Mara 02:45, June 13, 2011 (UTC)
No offense taken
I know there's generally some deabte of Mara's gender in the Buddhist myth, but I mostly take my name from the running gag in the Shin Megami Tensei series. Mara is usually depicted as a giant penis riding in a chariot. A play on words since Mara in Japanese is slang for a guys anatomy. Great Mara 02:50, June 13, 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about that. i reviewed the community guidelines and ill keep that in mind --DJ.Special.Edward 03:18, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
Point taken, he's not the Pink Panther. --Kris 03:36, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
New add-on location in Callville Bay note deleted.
There is an anonymous user whose saying that Callville Bay may be a location for a future add-on, I deleted it and he reverted it back. Probably he is confused and not inserting false info. Greets, --M72 Gauzz 16:10, June 17, 2011 (UTC)
I saw GP472 making fun of the Old World Blues page. On the overview section, here's what he wrote: _____________ He reverted it back 2 minutes later after his vandal work. --M72 Gauzz 16:25, June 17, 2011 (UTC)
Inserting nonsense and gibberish into pages
He is caught creating the page Newbie looking for various costumes. Probably spamming, block him. --M72 Gauzz 04:30, June 18, 2011 (UTC)
Inserting nonsense/gibberish into pages
Finally! I hated how he kept messing up the War pages. Good work! Trolly Polly Olly 21:52, June 18, 2011 (UTC)
I am sorry of quoting vandal works. I promise not to do it again and please, do not be rude "too much" on me. --M72 Gauzz 23:49, June 18, 2011 (UTC)
Does this apply to all signage? I am thinking about things like the signs in the Vault etc. But I guess with this move, Goodsprings general store needs to be capped as well. 01:36, June 19, 2011 (UTC)
Inserting nonsense and gibberish into pages
-- Why did you remove the strategy what'd be easiest way to complete the observer part of Wasteland Survival Guide ? Sounds like abuse to me. --Rautamiekka 19:32, June 19, 2011 (UTC)
I wasn't trying to be an admin. I was just removing material obviously insulting other editors. Trolly Polly Olly 21:10, June 19, 2011 (UTC)
Re: Been a While!
Yeah, but I'm not going to return to active contributing. The whole reason I left in the first place was that I was getting sick of the flame wars, and the situation only seems to have gotten worse since I left. Hal10k (Leonard Bernstein!) 04:00, June 20, 2011 (UTC)
I think the KJV is more fitting since the other verse is in KJV. But I just locked it to stop the edit war, and declined to contribute to it myself; and that was the last edit before the lockdown. --Kris 00:33, June 21, 2011 (UTC)
Re: Picture of House
I always thought it was as he owned RobCo and that was the company that built Liberty Prime. I believe you were wrong to delete my edit of Liberty Prime for the following reasons: 1 - Robert House founded RoCo Industries. 2 - On the RobCo Industries wiki page it clearly lists Liberty Prime as one of its creations. 3- If RobCo built Liberty Prime then the Picture of House standing in front of the Robot legs is surely Liberty Prime and not some other giant robot. I only followed the evidence as laid out in game and here on the wiki. Canon confirmation would be required by the developers.
Captain Taipan 05:10, June 21, 2011 (UTC)
I am really really sorry but i think that while adding an exploit to the loot section of the FNV exploits page i may have deleted something - I am really really sorry!!!!!!!
Sorry I messed it up
That was my bad, I didn't mean to put sister.
Chat room trouble
Hello. I'm not sure if you're on at the moment, but I was wondering if you could step into the chat for a sec. A user, DR.EdwardRichtofen43, is causing trouble. Besides spouting off a bunch of homophobic statements, he is insulting other users and obviously trolling. BILLYOCEAN 06:10, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
Ban DrRichtofen. He ranted homophobic insults and insulting other users while the mods where gone, claiming it was OK because we were talking about food and that he is drunk. Trolly Polly Olly 06:35, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
Tranquility Lane in color
I have restored the colorized Tranquility Lane image, I like it and think it's a nice addition. If you want to remove it again, I'll understand because of the mod-policy. Jspoel 11:30, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
Hello my friend ;)
I don't agree and please discuss before make decisions alone on something who was already chosen by The Vault several years ago.
"Pure" and "Non-pure" human definition are part of the background of Fallout since Fallout 2 and should be respected like any other part of the Fallout universe. All this was chosen long ago in early age of The Vault, and also allow an understanding of why and how the objective of the Enclave. If something must be change, it's not for us to decide on this one but Ausir.
In fact, only you have act pragmatically, I only follow the policy established in The Vault with "pure" and "non-pure" already used in The Vault. If you wanted to act properly, you first start to come talk to me and then we will have a proper discussion.
Also, it's not only the opinion of a few NPCs, it's a fact show in Fallout 3 when the modified FEV of President Eden are put into the Project Purity. Also Eden is an artificial intelligence, not a human, its opinion is much more neutral than Richardson. What do you want for other evidence? A detailed map of the DNA change?
Anyway, it is not for you to decide for the infobox, it will be the community decision. So why the cyborg designation is put in the infobox, since it's not a option of choice? The infobox is a part of background and gameplay information, not only gameplay information, like I already say to you, gameplay and background have the same importance. Waiting for the discussion, nice evening and see soon. Itachou [~talk~] 17:31, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
Toshiro Kago page
Also, please don't remove background information about character. The Vault is not a wiki only on gameplay but also on background, allowing it to grow and become as important as it is now. Background have the same importance of gameplay here.
The samurai background is for give depth and understanding of Toshiro, embellishing correctly the background section and since he is the last samurai in the Fallout universe, it's therefore specific to himself (like Paulson for cowboy). Two other admins, Kris and Ghost have seen the page and found nothing to complain. Itachou [~talk~] 12:53, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
I can do it if you want ;). I'm not the kind of person who will wait you have to turn back for put what I want on The Vault. I prefer to show things and see what happens and what can be done for the good of The Vault. If you don't mind I do the re-write in 30 minutes for Paulson, it's like you want, if it's ok, please take a look later to see if it suits you =). Itachou [~talk~] 18:20, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
I re-write and add the explication for the wood sorel mon on his okegawa dô, since he used a mon was not used during this period by any clan, will be confusing some people I think of why he have it since the samurai class was allowed to used mon. Also, it's a proof that he was abducted during the Tokugawa shogunate and not before ;). Itachou [~talk~] 21:54, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
Video usage policy
Posted to my talk page on March the 9th, i never seem to check my talk page however :( "Please see our video policy. The video you have added several times to the ranch page does not fit our standards of use.--Gothemasticator 16:03, March 9, 2011 (UTC)" Hardly "several times". I added the video to the page once, and then a user removed it without reason, to which i responded by replacing the video on the page and leaving a reason as to why i felt it was necessary. "Embedded videos may only be used in articles if they illustrate issues which cannot be expressed by written text at all or only with difficulty. Examples for acceptable videos are game trailers or a video illustrating how to find an item which is in a hard-to-find location." The video was of the "wind brahmin" encounter at Brook's Tumbleweed Ranch. I felt the video was worth having on the page since it was a special encounter which is rather hard to not only describe exactly how it triggers, but also to describe exactly what happens. -EllEzDee 22:41, July 11, 2011 (UTC)
This is Gauzz Rifle, using I.P. Why did you block me when I posted a joke? I forgot to put the joke statement on the user's talk page. By the way, I have to finish my block time and after my block time, please explain why "angry people" affect such gaming? --126.96.36.199 00:59, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
A user keeps reverting my note change even though in the talk page discussion I started explaining the change, I give the exact line spoken by Caesar. He clearly says he is pleased by the players actions, though he isn't happy with Silus for surrendering and will have him punished for it. The conversation to me implies that no harm was done and Caesar is happy to be able to punish Silus without simply having him killed. Mictlantecuhtli 04:32, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
After having a look at the recent changes, I noticed an anon wrote "F**ck You" on the Karma page. Mind you, it was 20 minutes ago that he made the edit, but I still felt that I should report it.
This was taken from your profile and the question is this...what is techno-literate niche? --gauzzrifle 04:42, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
I just have a feeling that this account is flowers, I don't know if you want to check it out User:Strong_Suit. 03:51, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
mistake in New Vegas weapons page
the trail carabine value is 3900 not "3600" as yourself indicate in the trail carabine page hope I've been helpful!
Bot - Capitalizing
Hey Goth, haven't seen you in a while. Busy with other things, right? Nice to see your name rolling by to the right of my screen. Now you're online, I'd appreciate your opinion on this forum thread. Jspoel 18:25, August 12, 2011 (UTC)
I have made my decision of being a rollback. I usually remove vandalism, and some cases, I place useful information on pages. I pondered this decision for a long time and I promise that I will use the rights of a rollback for the good, and for the better the future will bring. --gauzzrifle 04:21, August 13, 2011 (UTC)
F.Y.I. Just because Christmas is known of outside of Christianity doesn't take away the fact that a reference to Christmas is a reference to Christianity. The Stealth suit could have mentioned looking like the Vegas Strip, for instance, instead. We, (obviously), feel that our note should be restored. Thank youDarthOrc 02:23, August 15, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc
Symbols of Christianity
We see you have taken it upon yourself to delete our note about Christmas, as well as our and another person's posts about crosses in graveyards. Please give us the evidence you have to base your reason for these deletions. (You didn't grant us the courtesy of a reply to our last message). Thank youDarthOrc 07:14, August 17, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc
Thank you for your response. It did not include any hard facts, however, just your opinion, (and we all know what opinions are like...we all have one). We asked for documentation to back up your assertions, you gave us none, quite a disappointment. Wearing a cross as jewelry is quite different from having one as a grave marker, not something many non-Christians do. After further analysis, we did decide the note about the Stealth suit MK II was, in fact not correct. Not because of your opinion, but because the Stealth suit MK II, like the Yangtze memorial, was made before the bombs dropped. We are still awaiting your hard evidence...DarthOrc 04:06, August 18, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc
Well I find it most relevant to the discussion at hand. I think you should consider what I said, as it is quite a controversial subject I think we should handle. Hugs Scar: "Say 'ello to my little friend!" 16:19, August 18, 2011 (UTC)
Do I really have to give you a detailed rundown of atrocities commited by the Soviet regime, dwarfing those commited by the Third Reich by several magnitudes? How about the Ukrainian famine? The Katyń mass executions? The Great Purge? By forbidding Nazi symbols, but allowing Soviet ones, we create double standards. Worse, we end a message that killing more people than the Nazis ever did is ok for the Vault, as long as you have a better PR department. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 22:04, August 22, 2011 (UTC)
Tagaziel vs. Luckmann
So, if Luckmann can be banned for having a single "offensive" word on his profile that only three people claim to be disruptive, why is Tagaziel still allowed to, well, edit anything? 188.8.131.52 20:52, August 24, 2011 (UTC)
Since the Wanamingo mine is almost completley isolated from Redding can we really consider it a part of the town? I mean i think that it should be kept as it's own separate location page. ---bleep196- 06:40, August 31, 2011 (UTC)
The Lone Wanderer edit
I saw your edit. It wasn't vandalism. There was another note that was offensive. Either way, the vandalism was not my priority (or goal). MysteryStranger 13:36, September 1, 2011 (UTC)
What do you think of Tezza Coil?. Could be Tezzla Cannon/Trolly Polly. Block him as a precaution? He spammed the Answers wiki with a few thousand pages in a matter of minutes, don't want that here. Jspoel 00:00, September 2, 2011 (UTC)
hey what can i do about random non admin deleting a contribution to a page cheers
Erm... sorry for my meaningless edits. Is my surviving Taiwan page up to your standards of quality? And my addition (Big MT) to the Pre-War companies page? If so, shall I add Norinco to the pre-war companies page too? --Solar Storm 15:08, September 3, 2011 (UTC)
Re: Cultural refs
Mayor Cobb: I honestly think that's not a reference, too vague.
Brain's Best Friend: That one could go either way, I have no clue if it's a coincidence or not. I haven't seen the movie, so I wouldn't know.
Manhunt 2: The only difference between Leo Kasper and Leo from Lily is that the latter doesn't physically take over Lily's body. In the game, Daniel Lamb (Manhunt 2's Lily, essentially) has to fight for control, as Lily has to take Medicine.
Titan A.E.: It's almost word for word what they said in the movie, adjusted for the game.
Xbox Achievements: The specific culture it's referring to is gamer culture, which achievements are gained for watching the credits and usually unlocking a new cutscene.
Dude, with all due respect, you need to keep a more open mind. Jackass2009 19:19, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
Why not? I mean, the endings have a special article. There is no point in duplicating, especially since we don't know the canonical end. --Maiar 15:09, September 8, 2011 (UTC)
yeah, I have seen the edit and talk page. I am going to let it rattle around in my grey matter a little bit. As for Flowers, it was just a nagging feeling to begin with and others also commented on it as well. That was until those topics where posted. This is because I have had this discussion about real world vs Fallout world and what should and shouldn't be included in a page, many times other than those posted. The thing that strikes me is the fact that those discussions that Flowers was not aware of, where not posted. But all the discussions with Flowers, under both account names, for the same type of discussion, where posted. Which leads me to only two conclusions, it is either Flowers or someone who is a avid follower of them and knows there alt accounts as well. But like you, I have not found any other real evidence. 15:20, September 8, 2011 (UTC)
I have corrected it, you actually need to put section tags in the page you are transcluding from. Unfortunately it doesn't transclude from the section title. It only transclude the infomartion contained between the <section begin="name you want to call the section" /> and <section end="name you want to call the section" /> tags. 15:31, September 8, 2011 (UTC)
Hey Goth. Recently I've been re-categorizing some of the Fallout: New Vegas locations. In each location category I have been making subcategories such as 'Location characters' or 'Location Buildings', and putting whatever fits into each category. However, I have found a few locations where this format doesn't work (Notably Camp Guardian), because they don't have buildings, they have caves and other areas, etc. Should I just classify them as 'Camp Guardian Locations' or as 'Camp Guardian Buildings' just to be consistent with format? AFollower 03:02, September 9, 2011 (UTC)
Do you mind
Excuse me in the future could you give me a reason for removing my edits I can't improve if I don't know what I did wrong.--oops sorry didn't mean to blow your face off, Candc4 15:36, September 9, 2011 (UTC)
Just a quick question... One of the edits that has been bothering me: "Festus is latin for 'festive, joyful, or merry', an apt description of Festus himself." I've noticed quite a few edits like this and in an arguement with AFollower, he mentioned that this has already been approved. He didn't mention who approved, so I wasn't sure who to ask. Skål! 15:47, September 9, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your swift response and action. I had noticed a few more edits like that, so I'll see if I can track them down again and remove the Latin meaning. Skål! 16:02, September 9, 2011 (UTC)
Could I add this
Video:Black Mountain Radio|thumb|300px|right into the page for black mountain radio I truly believe the page could benefit from this video
I figured I should ask an Admin before trying to remove this again. * "In the start of a battle Butch may shout "Sit on it!" and due to his relative look to "The Fonz" from the show "Happy Days" it can be considered a reference." Seems a little too speculative in my opinion. Skål! 10:28, September 11, 2011 (UTC)
These are just guidelines for usual cases. Blocks and their duration are generally up to the discretion of The Vault's administrators.
If it helps it has only been a couple of the last few, and these were only when I deemed it appropriate. I was also following a similar practice I had seen used by someone else. -- 00:31, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
I don't aim to make a big deal out of this, but I am curious/confused. Why did you revert my edits made to Ronald Laren (diff) and The Kneecapper (diff)? — Psycho Robot (talk) 06:01, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
Insults in chat and some other stuff
I have the names of users who trolled at me yesterday in chat, saying that I am a terrible writer, and an admin will block me for being like Tezzla Cannon and removing my adminship on another wiki.
I was there at the time. EB also took part too I think. They were slandering Gauzz and Cartman!, an administrator, even called him a cunt. If you can get a chat log of yesterday afternoon and evening, you will see the incident and insults said. RehabReject 10:59, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
I see User:RehabReject is really the troll. he's been starting things, this time, administrator slandering a user. No such blaming to the list of users taken as a offense. --Gauzz Rifle ( talk · contribs) 13:00, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
This is the beginning of the story. I have asked Rehab why Nemesis removed my adminship on his wiki. Rehab said he wants to annoy me. Then, the story of the trolling has begun. Chat conspiracy, admin rants, all of those begun. He used Cartman, and Cartman was clearly logged in and inactive in chat. I have made my mistake. Nemesis removed my adminship on his wiki for a reason. Give me a block for blaming other users. --Gauzz Rifle ( talk · contribs) 13:22, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
No Gauzz, they actually were. Just look at yesterday's chat log if you don't believe me. RehabReject 14:18, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
Do explain what justified a 1-week ban. 184.108.40.206 21:07, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
As for Gauss, yeah that was another big mess to clear. Seems I was baptism by fire, lolz. Just one last thing, do you think you will be around to make the verdict on the Mod votes. It doesn't feel right to me to make that verdict (even obvious one), when I also voted on them. 20:48, September 13, 2011 (UTC)
Regarding Luck's block
If this is over the 'Purebred' and 'master race' comments I'd like to point out 2 things. Firstly the Purebred statement refered to horses themselves, secondly the PC Master race thing was a joke refering to how PCs are better than consoles due to their upgradability, neither of these was targeted as a racist comment, and many other users did not see these as racist either and I feel this makes the block unfair as no warning was issued over the comments which were controversial at best. - Crazy Sam10 Talk User blog:Crazy sam10|Poll 15:41, September 14, 2011 (UTC)
Luckmann didn't mean anything remotely racist, and assuming that he did is a poor display of administrative behaviour. It is imperative you remove the indefinite ban on him. What technicality will you catch him on next? That his Rarity avatar has a hat which remotely resembles a Nazi officer cap? Time to get real, as Sam said above you looked far too deeply into what he said, however whether you did this as an attempt to find something to ban him on, or just a misjudgment is yet to be revealed. I'm going to expect that you've just misjudged the situation, in which case you should issue an unban and apologise to Luckmann. --Callofduty4 17:12, September 14, 2011 (UTC)
I have to support this ban. His beliefs are shown clear throughout his speeches and videos and he challenges authority to point out these beliefs while leaving subtle meanings where he thinks he can avoid retribution. It seems to me that he likes to push buttons to see what sort of reactions he can stir up. Skål! 17:21, September 14, 2011 (UTC)
Why is Luckmann being banned anyway? Unless a wide array of people complain and he doesn't show his views everywhere in a bad manner, he's fine. The British Empire have done two millennia of raping lands, torturing innocents, slave trade triangle, and imperial conquests. Does that mean we should ban all British flags? And arguably the US have done crimes against the Middle East, Vietnam, etc. Should we ban US flags too because of that?
I also noticed while I was an anon, you said that people can use Spetsnaz flags however, who have done things equally bad as Nazism. You can't just say one thing is okay and that everything else isn't. You can't just use one size fits all. Undead Hat 19:08, September 14, 2011 (UTC)
Firstly, there's nothing wrong with calling himself "aryan" it may be commanly used with racisum yes, but the word it's self is just a description also, 'pre breed' is also, strickly speaking not wrong either as both blonde hair and blue eyes are the weaker genes they're most likely (statistically) that someone with blue eyes had atleat one blue eyed parent, meaning there has been less of a gene mix with people with differnet colour eyes. Seeing as a pure bread is just the same race having been bread, there's nothing actually wrong with calling something "pure bread". If he was to say it made him better than people who were, for example, black then yes that is racist. But a description of what he is isnt racist. JaspertheViking :D? 19:06, September 14, 2011 (UTC)
I'm sure no one appreciates your ignorant banter. He has been given a lot more chances then most, and has been given a lot of wriggle room. You speak as if you know him personally and have witnessed every moment of trouble that he has given this site (Or the other way around). I'm not necessarily defending the point that he was being truly racist under this recent incident, but he hasn't given anyone the benefit of the doubt either. Skål! 20:55, September 14, 2011 (UTC)
I do not wish to insight any anger or anything here but I have to stick up for Luckmann. After speaking with numerous people it has become clear that nobody has been offended by him, rather we actually like him as a user. I do accept that he has been given warnings before but I disagree that you blame him for flouting his views around. Not once has Luckmann's political or any other views come across in a conversation, he is polite and always a pleasure to talk to. He will be sorely missed by many. Most people don't even care, he didn't bait people into political debate, he didn't force his views upon anyone etc. I agree with things that have been said that (again I understand that he has been given numerous warnings) it is unfair to target Luckmann when there are, I am sure, other users with questionable content upon their pages. And even if you did see what was written as racist, it was a joke. How many people can you find in this world that hasn't told an offesive joke? There will be few. If we set out to censor the whole world so that nobody was offended it would be a dull place indeed. We can't do it, there is no pleasing everyone so we just have to get on with it. There are stigmas and stereotypes attached to everything these days. Would you ban a user that was constantly telling women to "get back in the kitchen and make me a sammich"? Even if the female laughed it off and didn't care? If she replied in kind? If the society as a whole has no issue with it then why find issue? I have seen numerous times on this Wiki power being abused for the holders own gain, it seems as if because there was bad blood between yourselves and Luckmann you have had your vision clouded by a red mist. A year is a hell of a long time for a joke. Anyway, I have said my piece and I hope you respect what I have said. I can guarentee if you speak with other users they will back me up on the whole issue of Luckmann being a great guy and never forcing things down other users throats. Please keep this in mind, I miss him dearly Miss Nicolletalk 01:24, September 15, 2011 (UTC)
A sincere apology
I was banned yesterday for calling you "Gothicmasturbator" on chat. This was a complete and utter innocent mistake on my part and I accepted my ban as I can see why it would cause offence. I thought I would apologise to you for what was said, it was in no way intentional, I misread your name and honestly thought that is what it was. Again, you have my sincerest and deepest apologies. I hope I didn't cause too much offence with my mistake. Miss Nicolletalk 02:28, September 16, 2011 (UTC)
Ah right, I see :) Thank you for accepting my apology ^_^ It was an honest mistake, I would never do that on a purpose as there is no reason to. Some people thought it was due to being mad about Lucky but it wasn't, I was just silly and didn't read it right XD Ah well, now I know :) Miss Nicolletalk 03:02, September 16, 2011 (UTC)
You may wish to also include this.  10:01, September 16, 2011 (UTC)
Wasn't aware, done. "Say 'ello to my little friend!"
About the signature.
Whitely page deletion
Sorry, the info was on the talk page, and it has a merge tag (as well as a deletion tag). The Whitely page need to be deleted, as it has since been proven that Whitley is the character's name, and WhitELY was a typo. I moved all relevant information, but the rest is erroneous. Thus, the Whitely page should be deleted whenever someone gets a chance. Sorry about the confusion. The Milkman 02:23, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
Whitely page deletion
Sorry, the info was on the talk page, and it has a merge tag (as well as a deletion tag). The Whitely page need to be deleted, as it has since been proven that Whitley is the character's name, and WhitELY was a typo. I moved all relevant information, but the rest is erroneous. Thus, the Whitely page should be deleted whenever someone gets a chance. Sorry about the confusion. The Milkman 02:31, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
Edit: Never mind, it has since been moved, with a redirect left behind. The Milkman 02:31, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
Custom signature size.
Yeah, thanks man, I decided to just use my default signature, no need for anything flashy. Thanks for the heads up on the policy though, I appreciate it. --Felix Brehh 04:01, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
I have noticed the messages to others and after reviewing the policy, I to am in violation of the policy, in both width and quantity. As I view it, the policy purpose is there to prevent obtrusive sigs that also affect the text around it, so I can understand the high restraint, but I feel the other 2 are a bit to restrictive in this nature (especially when others can extend there sig width with ASCII art either side, without violating policy). Personally, I don't think that my sig violates the general principle of the policy, only the specific requirements later stated in the policy. This is why I am messaging you, as my view is somewhat biased on the subject since it also effects me directly. So I was wondering if there is a way to relax those specific requirements or up them, without the hassle of going through the process of forums, voting etc. But, if I need to set an example I will do. 18:28, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
Hello Gothemasticator ;)
All image of characters without their helmet, mask, hat etc. are always in the extra field of the infobox, like Lanius, Salt-Upon-Wounds or Ishmael Ashur. I will try to take a GECK render of his face without his mask, it's better for the infobox than an in-game image. Itachou [~talk~] 02:16, September 25, 2011 (UTC)
and its been done to death for a reason....because clearly many other people before me think it is one and you have nothing no reason and no fallout wiki precedence based on what i've seen of every single other article to back up how it isn't. Thus, the hidden editing instructions. not even attempting to state why it isn't beyond brute force is what gets you to this point. just as easily as leaving a note would have been explaining how you're right.Arbys
Sorry, i just added another batch before reading this, i'll stop now : embarrassed:
I added one link and one blog post. Is that cluttering the articles?
I asked to be included in the references, not to have the writing attributed to me. There is a difference. I've done a lot of work to collect these transcripts and would like to contribute to the Wiki, but I do want the credit for the time I've spent doing it.
I don't plan to personally add every transcript I've collected to the Wiki, but I wanted to offer them up so that anyone could post them. But if someone else is posting them, I don't think it's unreasonable to ask that a link to my site be included. AFAIK, there is no other source for Lonesome Road dialogue transcripts on line at this time, and I thought making them public here might be helpful.
I didn't mean to offend or overstep. I have been a long-time user of the Wiki (never created a user account 'til recently, but have been using it without registering for years) and wanted to give back. I am new to the editing side of things, maybe you can educate me on the proper way to contribute.
--Jayelle 15:03, September 25, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. To clarify, I have no problem with not linking to the site when I make an update. I posted my request with my blog post in order to avoid having people copy and paste transcripts from my blog and claim the credit for transcribing them. I haven't uploaded many of the transcripts because I have not been sure to what extent they are wanted or needed here, but thought it possible that someone else might find them and include them here without my knowledge. Certainly if someone else takes the time to re-transcribe the same dialogue, that person should claim credit for that work.
I don't claim authorship of the in-game content, and I state this clearly on every page of my blog. I only want to receive credit for taking the time to make them available to anyone who wishes to see them in an out-of-game format, just as anyone who posts gameplay or cutscene videos on YouTube would not want someone else to re-upload those same videos under a different username.
By way of explanation -- not excuse -- I come from an academic background, and when I was in graduate school, we were taught that if come across a quote from a primary source, you cite the secondary source where you found it, not the original source itself, unless you subsequently traveled to the location of that primary source and saw it with your own eyes. In other words, if I read a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to her husband that is reprinted in a Roosevelt biography, I have to cite the author of the biography, not the letter itself. This protects historians and writers who take the time to do original research and holds us to a higher standard of academic honesty.
My error was applying this standard of research citation to this Wiki, but I hope you understand where I'm coming from. In my field, attribution of secondary research is essential, hence my prejudice towards attempting to protect my research works. So, to ask directly -- how much of my transcription would be appropriate to include here in the Wiki, if any? And where should it be included -- on the page of the character who said it, or the character about whom it was written?
Thanks. --Jayelle 18:19, September 25, 2011 (UTC)
Hello Gothemasticator =)!
I agree for gameplay page to not add too much information out-game but actually wakizashi appears in the Fallout series and Katana page is a background page, so I think it's good to notify that for the reader, it's not because it's impossible to do in-game that doesn't exist, limitation of the game engine should not be taken into account for background information. Itachou [~talk~] 12:53, September 28, 2011 (UTC)
http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/220.127.116.11 Look at his edit on Hammer's page. I assume the appropriate action will be taken. Good day. Almighty Higgey
He or it
The other places on the page all referred to Mr Gutsy as it, and, unlike ships and planes, there is no tradition of assigning gender to robots, at least in English. So we changed it. No big deal, either way. As an aside, should it be Mr. Gutsys or Mr. Gutsies? (It seems to us it should be Mr. Gutsys.)DarthOrc 03:27, September 30, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc
Hi Goth. I was wondering if it would be wise to alter the policy (you not me) to remove the one image only part. Many of us have two images: one for the user page, one for talk. This includes notables such as Cartman!, GhostAvatar, myself (not that I consider myself notable) and various others. As no-one, not even you guys at the very top object, would it not be possible to remove that clause? I don't think there is much harm in having two images. Anyway, thanks for your time :).
Thanks for the heads up.
Thanks for that, I understand we shouldn't give people strategies, but maybe we can rephrase it into something less strategical like "Having Friend of the Night while using the red vision creates a bright monochrome effect." would that be acceptable? I'm not trying to tell people to do it, I just wanted people to know what happens and if they like it cool, if not, then now they know why it happens. --Felix Brehh 03:10, October 5, 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, brah. It was a pic of the person who posted it, I figured I'd comment on the individual herself. Didn't mean it to be taken in a 'wrong' way. Oh, also, I don't think you need to worry about the guy leaving that comment on my page. I'm not entirely convinced he's being serious. CreedOfHeresy 16:18, October 6, 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I'm just leaving you a message to why the "Strategy" Section I added to Caravan was removed. I believe this to be useful information that show people how to beat the mini-game. (It also shows failing in the mini-games design).
Awaiting your reply InfiniteParadox
Would you look at Calvert (Brain), please?
I believe I removed some "this is how I do it" strategy from Calvert (brain) (diff here: ). If you have a minute, would you take a quick look and either bless it or revert it? Please drop any replies here; I'll be watching the page for a while.
Against All Tyrants
So what's the point of having a page if there is no help anywhere on HOW to complete the challenge? Quests have the walkthroughs, but challenges don't? The editing policy doesn't talk about challenges, so I'm just extrapolating here. If the page is going to be a HELP, it should be more than just dry collection of facts.--Soma4themass 04:04, October 13, 2011 (UTC)
I'm new here, so I just wanted to clarify something. When you said there needs to be a visual reference rather than thematic, does that go for all articles or just cultural references pertinent to specific games? I really just added that reference because it was something I found interesting coincidentally rather than because it was pertinent to F3. Just wanted to check, I don't want to be adding superfluous material that people constantly have to clean up, I had a similar problem with streamlining on another page. Thanks!Heirofgonzo 17:32, October 14, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the compliment on my sig; I think I have finally gotten it down to size. Take care, FalloutGirl 10:29, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
Chat mod & rollback rights
Block me all u want
Just remember that, hacking you can be a pleasure, but I was helping you at the same time. It is a shame I have to do this, after all, you were the first wikia i found in Jan. Block me all you want cuz i got a proxy.
Major trolling starts after you block this IP. Don't block it, I won't bother you. Block it, See the end.
I have to admit I tend to be bias when it comes down to speculation/references. My OCD tends to act up when I see something that hasn't been confirmed and just seems like someone's over-active imagination going to work. (To my knowledge at least). I'll try and not to be so hasty in future contributions when dealing with such things. Skål! 02:42, October 24, 2011 (UTC)
Of course, I apologise. Just pointing out that this isn't the kind of Wiki where the admins are "worth" other users or considered to be ranking higher. I'll mind my manners :3 Hugs "Say 'ello to my little friend!"
I've deleted the comment because it was disrespectful bile directed against Tim Cain, with no prior research done. It fit the definition of trolling to the letter. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 17:45, October 27, 2011 (UTC)
Well, where do I begin?
I've been around for a few months now, and regulary noticed the deleting of some comments that seemed unjustified to me, and usually to some of the people involved in the "debate", mostly harsh arguments between people that liked and didn't like Fallout 3, or criticism toward the first games. While until this day I could only have doubts regarding the admin's identity, it seems now rather obvious that Tagaziel is heavily implied.
Here are the last of my comments that were deleted: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Special:DeletedContributions/Elakin
Now I know it's probably not the first time someone complains about such behavior, but it shouldn't happen. It is neither his role nor his right to delete something because he himself dislikes it.
Elakin 18:11, October 27, 2011 (UTC)
"Who cares, really? What did this guy do since FO1? Nothing but failures. 15 years of nothingness, and yet he's still praised by some as a "genius".”
" As for Fallout, he started making it in 1994, all by himself, writing the code all alone, until people like Leo, MCA and Taylor joined up to help him with this mastermind project of his. "
Yes, started. Until a hundred people arrived to do the job. As for the MMO, I didn't ay anything about it, since I'm commenting on the games that were released but you're free to say crap if you want. Also, I'm uneducated because I'm not a fanboy drooling all around the place when he hears the name of a guy who made some more or less "good" games? Thanks for the info. As for the players score, don't make me laugh. The opinion of a completely unprofessional, subjective fan is worthless, and that's what most people who played his games are.”
If you really checked the deletion log, you'd notice that I've deleted about... 14 comments in the past week, 2 per day. It's not my fault that the system is deleting child comments, instead of making the first reply a new parent comment. Your statement about me deleting comments too liberally is baseless. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 19:28, October 27, 2011 (UTC)
Why did you remove my edit on the Allistair Tenpenny page? I think it is worth noting that he is one of the most evil characters in Fallout 3. And at the very least, it should be worth noting that you get positive karma for killing him.
18.104.22.168 03:06, October 30, 2011 (UTC)Art of the kill
Sorry! I didn't realize I wasn't logged in when I posted that ^
Art of the kill 03:16, October 30, 2011 (UTC)
I just wanted to make sure you knew, I restored my file that showed up in the notes. The reason for this was that I took into account that Light touch adds a flat 5% to the weapons critical rate, meaning that a Minigun (Fallout: New Vegas) would get a flat 5% bonus per bullet. That is much highter than normal, and the Shoulder mounted machine gun normally doesn't get critical hits, but this pers ensures a 5% critical hit chance per bullet.
Bye Goth, I wish you luck in all your new ventures :). Come back to say hi when Fallout 4 comes out, okay? Who will look after your brother's awesome picture now?! See you Gothemasticator, and good luck.