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  • I don't know if you noticed that is filling up. Do you plan to empty it sometimes?

    If you prefer, I can take care of it, but I'll require content moderator or admin tools for that.

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    • yes i am aware. I should empty it more often but i prefer to leave a period of discussion given that the wiki is not that active.

      Thank you for your offer but do you have experience as a "staff member" of another wiki?

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    • Yep, am admining on w:c:twilightsaga and w:c:dresdenfiles.

      However, I wound up in a bit of a disagreement with other members of this wiki, so it's probably best to let you deal with it.

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  • Sorry for bothering you about this again, but last time we spoke about it you said that this tag was decommissioned, and all articles were by default assumed to be in-Mythos. Since then, I’ve been removing the tag from articles on an almost-daily basis, but now that you’ve added it to a page, I’m worried that you meant that only the banner should be removed. Let me know, and if I’ve goofed I’ll go back and re-add without the banner,

    Fil

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    • Well, I meant the header.

      But I would indeed also remove the "in-mythos" category if it's redundant (eg "Characters" is a sub of "in-mythos" and thus pages who have the "Characters" category do not need the in-mythos one).

      Every page should still get at least one category and not become an orphan one. And every category should be somewhere under one of the main ones seen here: Category:Browse

      So yeah, in some cases a page can get the "in-mythos" category but that's quite uncommon

      Do tell me if i am not clear in my explanation.

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    • Great, thanks!

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  • Hi again! A quick update on Featured videos - at the end of this December, available featured videos will be receiving some trial run experiments. This is being done to improve video quality since they tend to be outdated or unnecessary, therefore the main goal will be to figure out how to complement its content. Because of that, you might receive a video called "The Loop" play for anonymous users. It won't affect all users, so you might not notice. But if you want to learn more, you can go to the blog post. Let me know if you have any questions!

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    @fandom 23:30, December 16, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Hi, sorry to bother you again. I’ve been adding pages about fictional characters to this category, but I’ve just noticed that it has the Realworld template attached. Asenath Waite was already there.

    I’m just wondering if this is intentional, and if so, is it worth adding a category to cover fictional deceased characters? I’m not bothered either way, but I don’t want to compound my mistake if I’ve made one.

    Fil

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    • Nothing to be sorry about.

      I guess we should have two different categories for real person from characters. The current category seems to be 50/50 at the moment. I leave to you to decide if you want it to be real life person or character.

      (of course, the real person who got incorporated into the Mythos narrative can be in both categories.)

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    • If you mean the folks from The Battle That Ended the Century, sure. Otherwise I don’t know who that is.

      I think I’ll delete the original tag and just create Deceased (Realworld) and Deceased (In Mythos).

      Thanks for the speedy response,

      Fil

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    • I was more along the ines of, for instance Lovecraft himself who was a character in Robert Bloch's stories, or in the Swamp thing comics. Many Necronomicon books also give him a fictionnal biography.

      Alan Moore's Providence comics intentionnally blurred the lines between reallity and fiction and many of his character exist in the real world. (lovecraft's family, bloch, ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, Robert Howard, among others)

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    • Fair enough. I think that someone with greater knowledge on this (such as yourself) might be better placed to add the tags that I’ve missed at some point. However, I’d argue that blurring the lines between real-life individuals and story characters would mean that they need to have at least a paragraph or two explaining their fictional representation in the Mythos.

      Fil

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  • Can I ask why this doesn’t need the Inmythos tag? My understanding of this tag was that it was to differentiate people/entities/places/things from the Realworld tag.

    Fil

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    • I changed the Manual of Style some weeks ago to decomission it so I delete it when I see it. I sent a notification to this wiki userbase about the update this was a part of.

      Now, all articles are be considered in universe by default unless they have the realworld tag. Most wikis i went through operate as such and i did not see much of a reason to continue using that practice of the previous admin team.

      I'm always up for debate but I really don't see much advantage about using it to be honest with you, especially considereing we put a mythos era tag already.

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  • Hi again! I'm writing to let you know there's a new Global Taxonomy feature out. It compiles all the places a user visits, figures out if there's a trend among them, and then makes a list of recommended wikis tailored to them. In this context, it'll attract fans and newcomers to the wiki! You can read more about it on the blog, plus if you're interested in template use, you can check out this link, too. Hope you find them helpful!

    The Silver wings of Night (talk)
    @fandom 22:07, December 1, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Hi RingoRoadagain.

    I'll be wrapping up the comics section pretty soon, at least my contribution. Will start working on movies and episodes that have the Mythos. Couldn't find a template to use. Is there one and I missed it?

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  • Hi there Ringo, how goes?

    I know that you’ve had a request for something similar recently, but I’d like you to consider promoting me to Moderator status. Whilst I’ve had negative interactions with other users here in the past, I have made an effort to stop this behaviour. I’d also like you to take into account my Lovecraft Wiki-wide editing (my attempts at improving old articles) and my ongoing additions of pages directly linked to the Mythos.

    If you grant me these rights, I would primarily use them to rename the files which I have already uploaded in a style (of my own, I admit) which I dislike.

    Regardless of your answer, I’d like you to know that I will continue contributing, at no greater or lesser frequency.

    Fil

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    • Hi, I'll think about and come back with an answer next week-end.

      I am hesistant only because I would not want an army of wannabe moderators asking me after that.

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    • To be perfectly honest, I would only really need the rights for a few days, just long enough to rename the files I mentioned previously. I’d be happy to have them revoked as soon as that little project is complete, if that makes any difference.

      Fil

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    • If it's jsut that you can just give me a list with the old and new names and I would do it no problem.

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    • Sure, I can’t really think of any other reason I might need them. I’ll put together a list and pass it on in the next couple of days.

      Fil

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  • Hi, I realise that I've been gone for ages but I was wondering if there was any sort of application process for becoming an admin? This is mostly just to clear out the Candidates for Deletion section but more generally to help out around the site.

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    • To be fair I'd never heard of a content moderator before but it seems to be exacty what I was looking for. It's perfectly reasonable to want leave a gap while I get my bearings back and I look forward to working with you again. 

      Ps: I've been talking to someone on another about marking pages for deletion. I've always left my explanation in the edit notes but would you prefer that it goes on the actual page?

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    • I updated the "delete" template. You should be able to give a reason when adding it to a page.

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  • Please delete this page, as it was an attempt to create a sandbox which I messed up, and I’d rather not have it floating around as a reminder of my incompetence!

    https://lovecraft.fandom.com/wiki/TheSmoog78%27s_Sandbox

    Thanks,

    Fil

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