Seeing their other wikis because i was curious. They seem to like trying to merge the bible mythos with the cthulhu ones. I don't expect them to try to put an actual religious spin on the wiki but I could be wrong.
Of course i don't want people to put their fanfiction so i'd have to be careful about it.
Btw, i'm not sure many authors actually tried to address it in a sensible way. From HPL himself, the closest we have is "Dreams in the Witch-house." I think he used Jewish occultism in a few stories but not YHWH himself. From the Bible, we know Satan, Lilith and Dagon exists in the Mythos but not much more
Yeah, I just looked at the other wikis. It does look like it's fanfiction. Is there a fanfiction section in this wiki? Do we even want fanfiction in this wiki? Not that I am against fanfiction, enjoy the fanfics for Naruto, Harry Potter, and Star Wars at www.fanfiction.net and there are even a few good Cthulhu Mythos fanfics there (not many). Personally I don't think this is the place for fanfiction or fan created Mythos entities.
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,
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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.
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.)
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)
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.
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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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?
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.
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.
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.
I'm currently an admin for the Gone with the Blastwave Wiki but given that it's just under 99% smaller than this one I don't know how much of a qualification that is. Thankfully we've got a pretty healthy community so I realise that there isn't too much blocking to do there but even so there's a lot of housekeeping for one person to do. As far as admin rights go it would be handy to be able too weed out stubs and duplicate pages without just dumping all of it onto you.
I also have to admit that I'd be proud simply to be labelled an admin on a wiki I'm so fond of but I'd try not to let it go to my head.
Ultimately it's your call but I thought it would be worth throwing my hat into the ring either way.
It seems that what you ask for is cloder to "CONTENT MODERATOR" rights.
I remember that you particpated much and gave interesting opinions before you went away for some time.
Therefore, as FANDOM prefers that long standing active memebers can get user rights, I would prefer that you remind me in about a month or so after your return to make you a Content Moderator. In the meantime, to help me better assess, you can already as a normal user point to me actions you believe are required related to:
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?